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Column: Sexual assault awareness can put an end to the “rape schedule”

Karima Neghmouche, Social Media Editor
April 13, 2017
Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

You don’t have someone to walk with you to your car after work, so you walk to your car at night alone, with your keys in hand, ready to press the alarm if you feel like there’s danger. You get close — jump in your car, automatically lock the doors and take a deep breath. Shew, walking alone at nigh...

Column: Full Moon emotions will wane, be replaced by clarity, understanding

Kabrea James, Assignment Editor
April 10, 2017
Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

It is certain this Full Moon has brought tough emotions to the forefront of our consciousnesses. Any issues we may have been able to tuck away throughout this month are unavoidable now. We’re feeling a strong urge to speak up about our grievances and those who have caused them. Should we compromise...

Column: Common Misconceptions

Xiang Peng, Chinese Marshall Student
April 10, 2017
Filed under COLUMN, Common Misconceptions, OPINION

Everyone knows Chinese food is famous around the world, but foreigners do not know how many different types of Chinese food we have. There are eight types of Chinese cuisines, but I will introduce three types of eight Chinese cuisines, which are Xiang cuisine, Chuan cuisine and Lu cuisine. First of all, Xiang ...

Column: XOXO, Michael Brown

Michael Brown, Online Editor
April 6, 2017
Filed under COLUMN, OPINION, XOXO Michael Brown

The readers submitted some questions about life, love and everything in between. I answered them as honest as I knew possible. I’m here to keep it real with you when no one else is and to answer with no judgment because I don’t know you! I’m just a college senior who enjoys giving his opinion....

Column: Common Misconceptions

Alymbek Damir Uulu, Student from Kyrgyzstan
April 6, 2017
Filed under COLUMN, Common Misconceptions, OPINION

Kyrgyzstan is a small country located in Central Asia. We share a border with other beautiful central Asian countries like China, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. Although, geographically located between its own mountains, Kyrgyzstan had an important role as a part of the great historical Silk...

Column: Common Misconceptions

Hadi AlSayed Suliman Atassi, Syrian Marshall Student
April 3, 2017
Filed under COLUMN, Common Misconceptions, OPINION

It hurts me when people have a bad idea about my country or think of it in a bad way. People now think if you are Syrian, they immediately take it to the point where you are a refugee and start building their own ideas in their brains. I am here at Marshall paying my own tuition fees, but even if I...

Column: Is the Trump White House in cover-up mode?

Jared Casto, Managing Editor
March 30, 2017
Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

Press secretary Sean Spicer was over twenty minutes late for Thursday’s White House press briefing. This wasn’t exactly unusual; Spicer is known for being fifteen or so minutes late to his briefings, but Thursday was slightly different. Only minutes before Spicer was to take his usual place beh...

Column: XOXO, Michael Brown

Michael Brown, Online Editor
March 30, 2017
Filed under COLUMN, OPINION, XOXO Michael Brown

The readers submitted some questions about life, love and everything in between. I answered them as honest as I knew possible. I’m here to keep it real with you when no one else is and to answer with no judgment because I don’t know you! I’m just a college senior who enjoys giving his opinion. ...

Column: Common Misconceptions

Sohyun Park, South Korean Marshall Student
March 27, 2017
Filed under COLUMN, Common Misconceptions, OPINION

There are some cultural differences between South Korea and the U.S. Generally, in the U.S, when meeting someone formally for the first time, you shake hands or say “how do you do?” or “how are you doing?” which means “hello.” However, in South Korea we bow, which means respect for a forma...

Column: Aries season time to try something new

Kabrea James, Assignment Editor
March 27, 2017
Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

It’s officially Aries season! This New Moon is all about awakening our purpose, so why not jump into something new with full force? Quiet your mind and ensure that you’re not acting out of impulse this week. If the answers seem to just come to you, it’s because the answers are literally just ...

Column: Why the people in your circle matter

Nigel Wallace, Contributor
March 27, 2017
Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

Whether it be a colleague, associate or someone we come into contact with on a daily basis, we all have “friends” in some capacity. A friend is simply someone we share a bond with. Exclusivity plays a huge role here, because in building a bond with someone, you have to consciously make the decisio...

Column: Enough with the wiretapping nonsense

Jared Casto, Managing Editor
March 13, 2017
Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

Presidential counselor Kellyanne Conway appeared on the Monday morning show circuit to give Americans the healthy dose of misinformation they’ve come to expect from Trump administration officials over the past weeks. Conway was given the impossible task of defending President Donald Trump’s accu...