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COLUMN: The Problem with Shrugging off Melania’s Plagiarism

COLUMN: The Problem with Shrugging off Melania’s Plagiarism

Lexi Browning, Executive Editor
July 22, 2016
Filed under COLUMN, Election 2016, OPINION, Showcase

In the midst of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio Monday, Melania Trump, potential future lady of The United States, delivered her first publicized speech about her husband’s candidacy on prime-time television. In a Los Angeles coffee shop across the states, recently laid off...

Column: Snaps for Sanders

Lukas Hagley, Reporter
April 27, 2016
Filed under COLUMN, Election 2016, OPINION

It’s rare that a reporter like me writes an opinion piece, let alone a political one. To be frank, the majority of the time there isn’t much that warrants my opinion that hasn’t already been tweeted about in a more clever manner. But I am here, on behalf of my unlucky fellow students with pri...

Blankenship honor is MU’s Paterno statue

Blankenship honor is MU’s Paterno statue

Heath Harrison, Contributor
April 20, 2016
Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

Last week, I made a return visit to the Marshall University for the first time in several years. Returning to campus brought many nostalgic feelings. However, those were quickly replaced with bewilderment after what I saw upon entering Corbly Hall. On a wall on the first floor is an exhibit honoring...

XOXO, Michael Brown

Michael Brown, Assignment Editor
March 9, 2016
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 know how. 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. He...

Album Review: Kanye’s “The Life of Pablo”

Nick Morton, Contributor
February 19, 2016
Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

I don’t miss the old Kanye. I am always up for whatever new aesthetic he has to bring to the table. Throughout the duration of recording “Yeezus,” Kanye was having a tough time. He started dipping his foot deeper into the fashion industry, as well as film and art. After countless expressions of ...

Pop Vulture: Don’t let the media determine your relationship status

Desmond Groves, Contributor
February 12, 2016
Filed under COLUMN, OPINION, POP VULTURE

In a world dominated by relationships and the pressure of companionship it can sometimes be hard to remember who you are and that it is okay to not be in a relationship. In the media, news outlets report about couples being together, getting divorced or who is hooking up with who. On social media, n...

Album Review: Head Full of Dreams

Ashwin Yellapantula, Contributor
February 2, 2016
Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

It’s been 17 years since the shy looking boy band from London, Coldplay, debuted with “Parachutes,” which featured one of its best songs of all time, “Yellow.” Ever since, the group has been one of the most celebrated bands to have ever played alternative rock. Late last year, Coldplay releas...

WV music to look forward to in 2016

WV music to look forward to in 2016

Nathan Thomas, Reporter
January 22, 2016
Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

2015 was a fantastic year for West Virginia music. Rozwell Kid crisscrossed the country for over 200 shows, Tyler Childers and the Foodstamps appeared on Mountain Stage and Ona received national attention for their debut album. With a slate of releases to get excited for, 2016 is bound to be just as...

A NEW VIEW: We may never have all the answers

A NEW VIEW:  We may never have all the answers

Nancy Peyton, contributor
November 18, 2015
Filed under COLUMN, OPINION, Showcase

  I always find topics for this column by finding something in the news from the past week that jumps out at me. Obviously, the attacks in Paris Friday were the most prominent thing in the news this weekend. When something like this happens, the first question we ask is why. Why would anyone...

Just because it’s pop doesn’t mean it’s about love.

Megan Osborne, Managing Editor
October 27, 2015
Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

  If you know anything about Grimes (Claire Boucher), you know she loves mainstream pop music, even though her own style is more alternative. Music media rejoiced Monday when her video “Flesh without Blood/Life in the Vivid Dream” debuted two tracks off her upcoming album that were true pop,...

A New View

Nancy Peyton, contributor
October 5, 2015
Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

The University of Louisville men’s basketball team is in the middle of a huge sex scandal. Allegations are being reported in a book written by 1 of the women allegedly hired to give sexual favors to young recruits to the basketball program. This brings into question the corruption involved in...

A New View

Nancy Peyton, reporter
September 28, 2015
Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

Over the weekend, I saw an article posted to The Washington Post about a book titled “Pedigree: How Elite Students Get Elite Jobs.” The book itself is not what really got my attention, but rather the title of the article: “Why are working class kids less likely to get elite jobs? They study...