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Column: XOXO, Michael Brown

Michael Brown, Online Editor

March 9, 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: Three practices that solidify the Christian faith

Nigel Wallace, Contributor

March 9, 2017


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

It’s a difficult journey being a Christian. It can be so up and down at times. Things have the potential to change every day, leaving us experiencing these undulating periods in life. Its almost like we ride these giant waves of happiness, then find ourselves lying face down in a field full of so...

Column: Don’t drink the Trump Kool-Aid

Will Izzo, Life! Editor

March 6, 2017


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

Over the weekend, President Donald J. Trump accused former President Barrack Obama of wiretapping him during the previous national election without a single inkling of evidence, yet again spewing out the same ignorant rhetoric Trump has been spitting since long before he ran for office. Trump tweeted the fo...

Column: Common Misconceptions

Sharique Khalid, Pakistani Marshall Student

March 6, 2017


Filed under COLUMN, Common Misconceptions, OPINION

Pakistan was established Aug. 14, 1947 on the principles of unity, faith and discipline. There is a huge misconception about my country; Pakistan is not a terrorist nation. In fact, Pakistan is totally against terrorism and has been in a war against terrorism ever since it started, working in total comp...

Column: Sessions should face further questioning or resign

Jared Casto, Managing Editor

March 2, 2017


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

Only a day after President Donald Trump coherently read words written by someone else during his first congressional address and received vast praise for hurdling a bar that is currently at a record low, the goodwill he received vanished, along with any remaining accountability his administration may have had....

Column: Leave Twitter logic on Twitter

Kabrea James, Assignment Editor

February 27, 2017


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

We’ve all come across tweets that made us eye roll our way into a state of pure frustration. Too many people are basing their lives and the way they approach relationships off of memes and the need for social approval. It seems as though Twitter users will say just about anything for some sort of...

Column: Common Misconceptions

Takuya Endo, Japanese Marshall Student

February 27, 2017


Filed under COLUMN, Common Misconceptions, OPINION

In Osaka, which is the biggest city in Japan, my life began, and today, my life is in West Virginia. My major is sports management and my dream is to work in the sports industry in the United States. Since I came here, I have been asked about Japan by many people, and found out that many Americans sha...

Column: Bible bill could alienate some W.Va. residents

Will Izzo, Life! Editor

February 23, 2017


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

Recently, a new bill was introduced in the West Virginia House that would officially make the Holy Bible the state book of West Virginia. The bill, “House Bill 2568,” was officially introduced Feb. 20 by multiple delegates, including ones from Kanawha, Logan and Boone counties, amongst a few others....

Column: Reflections and painful truths

Christopher Swindell, SOJMC Associate Professor

February 23, 2017


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

In the words of J.K. Rowling’s minister of magic, “these are dark times.” Institutions of public trust which form the basis of civil society are upended, maligned and starved of public financing. The social contract is collapsing. Fear, fantasy, fake news and fiction replace fact and forward t...

Column: XOXO, Michael Brown

Michael Brown, Online Editor

February 23, 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

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...