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Column: Art cuts paint dim picture for Trump presidency

William Izzo, Life! Editor, Reporter

January 19, 2017


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The Washington Post reported Thursday that Donald Trump and his administration plans on cutting national spending by at least $10.5 trillion dollars during his tenure as president. Presidents cutting spending isn’t a new thing, but the abhorrent truth of it is that Trump plans to achieve his spending ...

XOXO, Michael Brown

Michael Brown, Online Editor

January 19, 2017


Filed under COLUMN, 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 junior who enjoys giving his opinion....

Column: Finding euphoria through your zodiac sign

Kabrea James, Assignment Editor

January 19, 2017


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Euphoria is a state of intense happiness, self-confidence and well-being. Euphoria is real and euphoria is available to everyone. Anyone willing to fall in love with every aspect of themselves can live in a state of euphoria. But how do we find out what aspects there are to love? Study your zodiac...

Column: Turning anger into something productive

William Izzo, Life! Editor

January 18, 2017


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Anger isn’t really something I experienced so frequently until I got to college. I don’t know where or when it exactly started, but I find myself getting angry at least once a day — not necessarily foaming at the mouth, but stirred enough to really crease my forehead and look unapproachable...

Column: Learning from the past for the uncertain future

Karima Neghmouche, Social Media Manager

January 16, 2017


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This morning, like every morning, I woke up and sat down on my computer to check my e-mail before I started getting ready for the day. I opened my browser and saw Google’s home page displayed. For every holiday, Google has a “Doodle” that compliments that holiday. Today, as I hope most of you k...

Column: How to move to Canada: don’t

Madi Pulfer, Contributor

November 14, 2016


Filed under COLUMN, Election 2016

Just over a year ago, Canadians elected a young progressive man named Justin Trudeau as our Prime Minister. His message of hope, equality and acceptance resonated with Canadians, who rejected the Islamophobic rhetoric of his challenger. Yesterday, Donald Trump was elected President of the United States...

Column: Rerouting toward progress

Jared Casto, Online Editor

November 14, 2016


Filed under COLUMN, Election 2016

On election night, as results poured in indicating that Donald Trump would become the next president of the United States, I felt compelled to call my friend in D.C. This friend, a native Colombian who moved to America just over a year ago, said the city was in shock, as was the rest of the world. We...

Leave Your Mark: A column by Cara Bailey, former Parthenon executive editor and friend of Jeff Kovatch

Cara Bailey, Former Parthenon Executive Editor

November 14, 2016


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Our Marshall community recently lost a professor, researcher, adviser, mentor and cheerleader when Jeff Kovatch passed away Nov. 5. Personally, I lost a dear friend. Jeff, a biology professor, and his wife, psychology professor Paige Muellerleile, have lived in Huntington for just 10 years, yet their ro...

Column: Our system is “too strong” to be taken down

Tom Jenkins, Reporter

November 14, 2016


Filed under COLUMN, Election 2016

As Americans sat back and watched as Donald Trump shocked political analysts, Democrats, and virtually flipped the electoral map, there was a clear a sense of disbelief, due to the assumption that Hillary Clinton would win this campaign. As the night went on, it became more apparent that something wa...

Column: On the outside, looking in

Jacob Griffith, Reporter, Assistant Sports Editor

November 10, 2016


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Here we are again. Another year has passed, another year that sons and daughters of Marshall had to live without a mother or father, a brother or sister, a loved one. As a Marshall student, I am put in an interesting position heading into the 46th anniversary of the plane crash. I was not raised in West Virg...

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


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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 ...