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ASKING ALEX: ABOUT MEETING PEOPLE

ASKING  ALEX: ABOUT MEETING PEOPLE

Alex Runyon, Photo Editor

October 16, 2017


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

I keep trying to meet guys in class, at the bar, at Applebee’s, the mall, on Bumble, you name it. Yet everyone keeps telling me that I’m looking in the wrong places. Any advice on where to meet guys? I know this can be so frustrating. If you’re lonely and want a partner, you can feel so isolat...

Editorial: Weinstein should be a wake up call to our generation

October 16, 2017


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

In the wake of the Harvey Weinstein allegations, a question needs to be asked. What kind of culture has been set where these powerful men have been able to get away with taking advantage of women, and people are willing to just be innocent bystanders? What is now being realized is that Weinstein’s ...

LET ME BE FRANK: ON MIDTERMS

LET ME BE FRANK: ON MIDTERMS

Franklin Norton, Social Media Manager

October 12, 2017


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

It’s that time of the semester where life gets real and things get hard and we start to ask ourselves: is this all even worth it? There were several times this week that I spoke with friends who were feeling overwhelmed by the pressures of life, as the seasons change and our workloads get fuller. A...

Editorial: Playing games with Puerto Rico

October 12, 2017


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

In another morning burst of tweets with no clear purpose other than to fill Americans with palpable existential dread, President Donald Trump signaled Thursday he may just give up on this whole Puerto Rico thing. “Electric and infrastructure was disaster before hurricanes,” Trump said in his tweets, ...

ASKING ALEX: ABOUT DEALING WITH A TOUGH SITUATION

ASKING ALEX: ABOUT DEALING WITH A TOUGH SITUATION

Alex Runyon, Photo Editor

October 9, 2017


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

So, my boyfriend of 1.5 years is long distance, and it’s been like that for the majority of our relationship. We completely trust each other. I’m not worried about anything like that at all, but what I’m asking for advice is that each time we have to say goodbye for one of us to go home/back to ...

LET ME BE FRANK: ON SCARY MOVIES

LET ME BE FRANK: ON SCARY MOVIES

Franklin Norton

October 5, 2017


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

It was a couple of weeks ago, and a friend wanted to see the movie “It” for his birthday. Before this day, I vehemently opposed even the thought of going to see this film, but after peer pressure and a dash of FOMO, I reluctantly agreed to see the movie. A group of us met at the movie theater, and ...

ASKING ALEX ABOUT: PARENTAL ACCEPTANCE

Alex Runyon, Photo Editor

October 2, 2017


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

How do you navigate dealing with the rejection of one parent because of your sexuality, and wanting to spend more time with the other who is more accepting? Dealing with rejection from a parent, for any reason, is undoubtedly difficult. I’m sure it’s especially hard when the rejection is a reac...

Column: We do not need automatic weapons in this country

Tom Jenkins, Managing Editor

October 2, 2017


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

After the worst mass shooting in U.S. history, one question needs to be asked: When will it be time to actually create legislation towards stopping these mass shootings? The New York Times shared an article that lists all of the mass shootings in the U.S. since 2007, with 27 since Blacksburg, Virginia. Th...

ASKING ALEX

ASKING ALEX

September 25, 2017


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

Readers, please be aware that a portion of this column discusses sexual assault. I have been dealing with these two really good friends who are dating, and ever since they started dating, they have become really toxic to me? Like their presence is incredibly negative. They feed off of each other...

Column: ‘Open-air’ preachers may be allowed, but are not welcome

Column: ‘Open-air’ preachers may be allowed, but are not welcome

Jared Casto, Executive Editor

September 25, 2017


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION, Showcase

“You’re gonna die. You’re gonna die. You’re gonna die,” John McGlone, an open-air preacher who made his first appearance on Marshall’s campus Monday, shouted through a megaphone as a group of instrumentalists played jazz music over top him. “Here’s the fun part, boys and girls,” h...

This is getting old: Breaking down the new Republican healthcare bill

Jared Casto, Executive Editor

September 21, 2017


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

In an effort to fulfill an 8-year promise and erase the bad taste from the previous two failures to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, Senate Republicans have devised a bold new strategy for American healthcare: make it worse. A brave route for legislators whose health coverage will see no...

LET ME BE FRANK: ON COFFEE SHOPS

LET ME BE FRANK: ON COFFEE SHOPS

Franklin Norton, Social Media Manager

September 21, 2017


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

There is just something about a coffee shop. There is a solitude I find in them that is rare to find in many other places. There is a certain peace in being surrounded—surrounded by pleasant aroma and full conversations, surrounded by the guy reading his favorite book and the girl writing poems. Cof...