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LET ME BE FRANK: Hug Somebody

LET ME BE FRANK: Hug Somebody

Franklin Norton, Managing Editor

October 16, 2018


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

At the end of every one of my child development classes, the professor says to us: "Everybody hug somebody." I've always liked that he said this, but I never really thought about the psychological implications this advice had. So I did some research, and all I have to say is, for the love of all things,...

EDITORIAL: America’s own Bully-in-Chief

October 16, 2018


Filed under OPINION

Ever since we were young children, we were told to stand up to bullies. We were also told that bullies never really win in the end. Well, the current occupant of the White House is proving those idealistic words wrong. Tuesday, the president reacted on Twitter to the dismissal of Stormy Daniels’...

LET ME BE FRANK: ON PUMPKIN SPICE LATTES

LET ME BE FRANK: ON PUMPKIN SPICE LATTES

Franklin Norton and Franklin Norton

October 9, 2018


Filed under OPINION

Pumpkin spice and possibility—the anthem of Fall. It was three years ago when I ordered my first Pumpkin Spice Latte. When the barista called out my name, “pumpkin spice latte for Franklin,” I crept up to the counter, feeling guilty. People make fun of these things on the internet. Somehow in th...

EDITORIAL: Fulfill the American right: go vote

October 9, 2018


Filed under OPINION

The past two years have left the American people wondering how we got in this situation. The simple truth: we didn’t show up to vote. According to statistics collected by the U.S. Elections Project, only 58 percent of eligible voters showed up to the polls for the 2016 general election. In that sa...

I believe Christine Blasey Ford–and you should, too

I believe Christine Blasey Ford–and you should, too

Hannah Graham, Reporter

October 2, 2018


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

Checking social media this week has been a struggle for me. It seems like everybody and their grandmother has an opinion on the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing regarding Judge Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford. Ford's sexual assault allegations toward Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh...

Smirl Meets World: Living with roommates

Rileigh Smirl, Columnist

October 2, 2018


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

While I was growing up, my older sisters had both moved out of the house by the time I was four years old, so I pretty much lived as an only child. I had my own room, I usually had my parents’ undivided attention and help, and I never really had to worry about sharing my space or belongings. I realize...

EDITORIAL: Manchin should vote NO on Kavanaugh

October 2, 2018


Filed under OPINION

The last several weeks in politics have been unprecedented, as President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, battles against accusations of sexual assault from Christine Blasey Ford, a psychology professor at Palo Alto University. Ford claims that Kavanaugh assaulted her at a party while...

Smirl Meets World: Navigating changing relationships

Rileigh Smirl, Columnist

September 25, 2018


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

I’ve never been a big fan of change. When I get to a point in life where I am comfortable and happy with everything, I don’t want anything to cause that to change. Yet, starting college meant I had to become a lot more comfortable with things being uncomfortable for a little bit. Not only did most...

Letter to the Editor: Legislators must make food insecurity a priority

Seth DiStefano

September 25, 2018


Filed under OPINION

As students at Marshall University, we’ve spent the past semester on a project to explore the ways hunger affects the greater Huntington area. Food insecurity is a major issue in Huntington, and the Food Research Action Center reports that West Virginia, as a state, has the third highest food hardship...

EDITORIAL: The United States has become a punchline

September 25, 2018


Filed under OPINION

“We need a President who isn’t a laughing stock to the entire World,” tweeted Donald Trump in 2014. “We need a truly great leader, a genius at strategy and winning. Respect!” Four years later, the world literally laughed at him, as he addressed world leaders at the 73rd session of the United...

Smirl Meets World Part IV

Rileigh Smirl, Columnist

September 19, 2018


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

So, last week I talked about how stressed out I was and what I did to alleviate some of that personal stress. You would think I would have cleared up some of that stress by now, but that seems to be the beauty of college: you’re never really done working on something at any point. Maybe over Winter...

EDITORIAL: The double standard of celebrity addiction

September 19, 2018


Filed under OPINION

The death of rap legend and Pittsburgh native Mac Miller on Sept. 7 brought grief-stricken listeners from all over the world onto social media almost immediately, mourning the loss of yet another life. Miller, found dead of an apparent overdose, is just one more celebrity gone too soon, taken by the...