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Autism training center leaving an impact on MU students

Charles DeLeo, Guest Columnist
July 29, 2015
Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

With the upcoming 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, many organizations are commemorating such a triumphant marker in the fight for civil rights of people with disabilities. Events in Washington, D.C. include celebrations on Capitol Hill and performances of soloists with disabilities ...

Soccer in U.S. offers more than just national teams

Kyle Gibson, Contributor
July 29, 2015
Filed under COLUMN, SPORTS

I don’t think I was the only person losing my mind while staring at my television last Saturday. In fact, most American soccer fans were likely collectively weeping over the listless performances of the United States Men’s National Team in the CONCACAF Gold Cup (North America’s regional international...

Brady’s Suspension Upheld

Malcolm Walton, Sports Editor
July 29, 2015
Filed under COLUMN, SPORTS

New England Patriots’ quarterback Tom Brady is still maintaining his innocence after the NFL decided to uphold his four-game suspension for his role in “Deflategate.” For those who have been living under a rock the past six and a half months, Brady and the Patriots were accused of using under-inflated...

My rollercoaster ride with religion

Shannon Stowers, Managing Editor
July 22, 2015
Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

To begin to understand my personal dilemma, you have to understand how I was raised. As a kid, I literally grew up in church. My family hardly missed a Sunday (morning or night) or Wednesday night at our tiny, rural Baptist church until football practices caused me to miss on Wednesdays. I never thou...

NFL profiting regardless of numerous abuse cases

Malcolm Walton, Sports Editor
July 22, 2015
Filed under COLUMN, SPORTS

Despite numerous cases of abuse involving some of its most well known players last season, the NFL is not really feeling any type of backlash. In fact, business and popularity has never been better. This may be shocking to some considering the plethora of utterly disturbing incidents the league faced...

Give Sanders a chance

Jocelyn Gibson, Executive Editor
July 8, 2015
Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

Let’s be honest, our democratic hearts were set on Hillary and our first female president. Clinton, a long-time role model for women when it comes to not being afraid to achieve, seemed like to obvious choice for democratic voters…then Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders joined the race and was too go...

Anthony Kennedy and the dissenters

Tommy D.G. Ferrell, Guest Columnist
July 2, 2015
Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

(This is the first of two parts analyzing the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, the same-sex marriage case.  This week’s piece focuses on the background of decision author Anthony Kennedy on this issue, and it briefly looks at the arguments posed by the four dissenting members of t...

A birthday tribute to W.Va.

A birthday tribute to W.Va.

Jocelyn Gibson, Executive Editor
June 24, 2015
Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

To say that I am a little state-centric would be an understatement. A lot of people around the country express plenty of pride in their home state, and home state can mean a lot of different things from where they were born to where they choose to spend their lives. To me, West Virginia is more than...

The case for the common Caitlyn

Alexander O'Donnell, College of Business SGA Senator
June 17, 2015
Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

Most mornings I wake up to a random barrage of notifications on my iPhone. Monday, June 1, was no different, except for this from my Twitter account: [email protected] and 15 other people you follow followed @Caitlyn_Jenner on Twitter.” As quickly as I could, I peered through the Twitter account. Paired with...

New year, same complaint

Malcolm Walton, Sports Editor
June 11, 2015
Filed under COLUMN, SPORTS

Throughout Marshall’s impressive 2014 season—which included the school’s first C-USA Championship, a No. 23 AP ranking at the season’s end and a win in the Boca Raton Bowl— one common complaint from critics across the nation drove Herd fans crazy. The complaint? Marshall’s strength of...

A revolution of my pits

Jocelyn Gibson, Managing Editor
April 23, 2015
Filed under COLUMN, FEMINIST THURSDAY, OPINION

Of all the things I have made a conscious effort to change in my life, the evolution (or more accurately revolution) of my armpits has been the most profound. When I first decided I needed to do something about my environmental impact and the application of chemicals to my body — conventional deo...

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Amanda Gibson, Columnist
April 23, 2015
Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

If you have been to the Starbucks in the Memorial Student Center lately, you may have seen the new and inexpensive, reusable cups for sale. Starbucks is one of the many companies that is dedicated to reducing their waste, and these companies are starting an important conversation. Think about it, ever...