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Column: Common Misconceptions

Ngo Vu Uyen Khue, Vietnamese Marshall Student
February 20, 2017
Filed under COLUMN, Common Misconceptions, OPINION

My home country is Vietnam, which is a Southeast Asian country. Our mother tongue is Vietnamese, but we have to study English when we are young so most Vietnamese can speak English. Vietnamese are very friendly and open-minded, which makes foreign tourists find it enjoyable to travel here. However, in c...

Column: ACA repeal could have negative societal, educational impacts

Bradley McCoy, Junior Marshall Student
February 20, 2017
Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

As a psychology major at Marshall University in West Virginia, my career path will be directly affected by the repeal of the Affordable Care Act. There is a current mental health initiative focused on providing mental health services to rural communities. Fellow students from within the state tend to b...

Column: The president’s bad week

Jared Casto, Managing Editor
February 16, 2017
Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

If you haven’t heard, President Donald Trump has had a bad week. It began with a Washington Post story from last Thursday which said national security adviser Michael Flynn had discussed sanctions — imposed by the Obama administration in relation to Russia’s influencing of the 2016 election — with R...

XOXO, Michael Brown

Michael Brown, Online Editor
February 16, 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: Public broadcasting ‘bright lantern’ in ‘dark mine’ of W.Va.

Nathan Thomas, WMUL Music Director
February 13, 2017
Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

Spending my summer 2016 interning for West Virginia Public Broadcasting and its seminal live music program, Mountain Stage, with Larry Groce provided me with my most beneficial educational experience. It reaffirmed my love for the Mountain State, and it reaffirmed what I want to pursue for my profes...

Column: The value of undergraduate discovery

Jerome Gilbert, University President
February 13, 2017
Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

Last year as a first-year president at Marshall, I had the privilege of being at the state capital in Charleston to observe undergraduate research day. The level of research sophistication was quite impressive. This was displayed by Marshall students and other students as well. Following my trip to...

Column: Don’t succumb to political fatigue

Jared Casto, Managing Editor
February 9, 2017
Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

Only three weeks into the presidency of Donald Trump, the general public are feeling oversaturated with political news. As a result, Americans are experiencing a decline in productivity in the face of a seemingly endless cycle of executive orders, controversial tweets and political scandals that spell ou...

Column: DeVos confirmation concerning for public schools’ futures

Will Izzo, Life! Editor
February 7, 2017
Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

I wasn’t surprised when I saw Vice President Mike Pence cast a tiebreaking vote to officially secure Betsy DeVos’ position as Secretary of Education Tuesday. I was, however, concerned for future students across the United States. When I first heard DeVos telling the Senate she didn’t go to public...

Column: Now is the time to celebrate diversity

Column: Now is the time to celebrate diversity

Jerome Gilbert, Marshall University President
February 6, 2017
Filed under Black History Month, COLUMN, OPINION

The month of February is set aside each year as Black History Month. Many universities, including Marshall, use it as a time to celebrate diversity as well. A Huntington native, Dr. Carter G. Woodson, laid the groundwork for the celebration during his time in the early twentieth century by advocating...

Column: No, really, call your representatives

Jared Casto, Managing Editor
February 2, 2017
Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

A vast number of people are disappointed in our government lately, particularly at the federal level. While it’s easy to drown in the never-ending confusion that has been the American news cycle for the past weeks, there are still a few tried and true rules of democracy that should operate just as well ...

Column: This isn’t about politics

Karima Neghmouche, Social Media Manager
January 30, 2017
Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

I clicked on Huffington Post’s home page Monday morning. Instead of a gallery of popular news, there was one very large photo of our president, with the title “CHAOS REIGNS” above it. Below it, multiple hyperlinks were put together into this paragraph:  “AMERICA ON THE BRINK ... White House Defies Court Order ... Dete...

Column: America is not a Christian nation

Nancy Peyton, Executive Editor
January 30, 2017
Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

“When a foreigner resides among you in your land, do not mistreat them. The foreigner residing among you must be treated as your native-born. Love them as yourself, for you were foreigners in Egypt. I am the Lord your God,” Leviticus 19: 33-34 NIV. This is just one of many instances where fair ...