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Column: Trump does not represent my America

Moriah Harman, Contributor
November 7, 2016
Filed under COLUMN, Election 2016

Election Day is today, and while many people understandably feel “hopeless” this presidential election, I feel “hopeful.” I feel hopeful because we have the privilege to vote for the leader of our nation. I feel hopeful because I believe we have the capability to differentiate between right and wro...

Column: Don’t let semester stress win

Karima Neghmouche, Social Media Manager
November 3, 2016
Filed under COLUMN

How is this semester going for me so far? I’m taking 18 hours in 400 level courses. I work 30 hours this week at my part-time job. I slept three hours the past two nights; the only nutritious thing I’ve eaten in the past three days has been the chicken on my pizza I finally called-in for delivery ...

Column: Be what you want this Halloween, as long as it’s not racist

Karima Neghmouche, Social Media Manager
October 27, 2016
Filed under COLUMN

It’s almost Halloween — everyone is browsing Pinterest and stopping in every costume store for last-minute costume ideas. It’s the one day of the year it’s acceptable to dress up and take on the role of another person or thing. Halloween is by far one of my favorite holidays. It gives me a...

Column: Deferring not a bad plan for Marshall football

Jacob Griffith, Assistant Sports Editor, Reporter
October 27, 2016
Filed under COLUMN, Football, SPORTS

It’s a long way up from the bottom of the barrel, and that’s where the Marshall football team finds itself with a 2-5 record on the season. It has been years since the Herd have been Conference- USA bottom-feeders and in that time, Doc Holliday has largely stuck to his guns, not needing to change...

Column: You are worth more than your jean size

Lexi Browning, Executive Editor
October 20, 2016
Filed under COLUMN

If you would’ve asked me to define success four years ago, my answer would have been simple: I’d fit into my favorite size-zero skinny capris without visible side “pudge.” The jeans were skin-tight: comfortable after a day of wear, but tight enough to constantly remind me to watch everything I ...

Column: Save the women

Karima Neghmouche, Social Media Manager
October 13, 2016
Filed under COLUMN

I’m sure it comes as no surprise that it is now Breast Cancer Awareness month. We see cute slogans plastered all over tee-shirts and social media. “Save the ta-ta’s!” “Save second base.” “It’s all about the boobs.” “Big or small, save them all.” “Save man’s best friend.” “Save...

Column: Reasons voters need to watch the vice presidential debate

Column: Reasons voters need to watch the vice presidential debate

Jared Casto, Online Editor
October 3, 2016
Filed under COLUMN, Election 2016

  So, there’s a debate tonight. It’s OK if you’ve forgotten. Instead of a clash between the two most unpopular presidential candidates in history — Donald Trump, the physical embodiment of America’s shame, and Hillary Clinton, the longtime target of your uncle’s ill-informed Facebo...

Column: Let’s all agree to stop ‘stigmatizing’ mental health

Karima Neghmouche, Social Media Editor
September 29, 2016
Filed under COLUMN

With Suicide Awareness Month coming to an end, comments regarding mental health have been all over the media. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in the United States, the third leading cause of death for people aged 10-24 and the second...

Column: What do you stand for?

Column: What do you stand for?

William Izzo, Life! Editor
September 15, 2016
Filed under COLUMN

Let me preface this by saying that I have absolutely no connection to the world of sports. I played little league soccer, football and baseball, but really just warmed the bench for the majority of the time, with the exception of a homerun that resulted in a gnarly injury, but that’s a story for ...

COLUMN: 9/11 Ceremony Tainted By Criticism of Anti-War Protesters

Sophia Mills, Reporter
September 12, 2016
Filed under COLUMN

If there’s one word to describe Marshall, it would be “community.” Wherever you go in Huntington you can feel the love and connection between the town and our university. Our annual 9/11 ceremony was no exception. The stories of those touched by the tragedy faced that day were heart-breaking and...

Column: Football season is the best season

Savanah Matney, Contributor
September 8, 2016
Filed under COLUMN, Football

For many of us, our favorite time of year has arrived: football season. Most college programs kicked off their football season last week and there were many amazing highlights. Oklahoma with a surprising loss, USC with a huge upset and some plays that were uncalled for. College football is the best season. I...

Column: Power 5 not so powerful

Joseph Ashley, Reporter
September 8, 2016
Filed under COLUMN

This past weekend, we had a notable lack of kelly green and rolling thunder and we all learned a little from the competition. For the sake of not going too in-depth, we will stick to the power 5. We saw that, for the most part, the group of five upper echelon teams perform well when facing the power...