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DEANS’ WELCOME: Teresa Eagle of the College of Education and Professional Development

DEANS’ WELCOME: Teresa Eagle of the College of Education and Professional Development

Teresa Eagle, Contributer

June 13, 2018


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On behalf of all of us in the College of Education and Professional Development, it is a pleasure to welcome you to Marshall University. In making the choice to come to Marshall, you have made a decision that is setting you on the road to your future, a road that can take you wherever you want to go. I...

DEANS’ WELCOME: Michael Prewitt of the College of Health Professions

DEANS’ WELCOME: Michael Prewitt of the College of Health Professions

Michael Prewitt, Contributer

June 13, 2018


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Employment in healthcare careers is projected to grow 18 percent from 2016 to 2026, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.  And that’s why you’re here, exploring our programs within Marshall University’s College of Health Professions. You understand that by choosing to pursue a degree in...

Just do what you are supposed to do

Just do what you are supposed to do

Benjamin O'Dell, Contributor

April 23, 2018


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION, Uncategorized

One summer several years ago, my family and I were moving into a new house that had been neglected for years by its previous owners. There was trash everywhere, water damage and unfinished projects. Our plan was to clean up, fix the damage and remodel the place into the house we had always wanted. We...

EDITORIAL: Why are Americans so obsessed with British royalty?

April 23, 2018


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In 1776, the United States of America declared its independence from British rule, but hundreds of years later, Americans are enamored by Britain royalty, as news of weddings and births circulate throughout the world. In 2011, close to 23 million Americans tuned in early in the morning to watch the...

EDITORIAL: A year later, Rader reminds us of why Huntington is America’s Best Community

EDITORIAL: A year later, Rader reminds us of why Huntington is America’s Best Community

April 20, 2018


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A year ago on April 19, Huntington citizens waited with anticipation for the announcement of winning community in Frontier Communication’s nationwide “America’s Best Community” competition. Later that evening, Huntington was awarded the title, and with it, $3 million. “We were aggressive...

LET ME BE FRANK: On Weddings

LET ME BE FRANK: On Weddings

Franklin Norton, Managing Editor

April 16, 2018


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

Approaching this summer, I am hit with a startling reality: my weekends are booked up for the weddings of my friends. My refrigerator is covered in save-the-dates and invitations, and my bank account is being emptied into wedding registries. And it seems like every day I see another photo of another...

EDITORIAL: The Starbucks incident casts a bright light on white privilege

April 16, 2018


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When a video of police arresting two men in a Philadelphia Starbucks went viral, the internet got loud. The two men were sitting in the store, waiting for a business partner. The manager called the police to deal with the men for loitering, which then led to their arrest. For many people, sitting in...

Becoming a mentor changed my life

Becoming a mentor changed my life

Heather Barker, Copy Editor

April 12, 2018


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I grew up with people encouraging me every step of the way and always supporting me in everything I do. I had multiple mentors in my life that I could rely on to give me advice and show up in every stage of my life. It is this concept that made me want to do the same for someone in my life. I became...

EDITORIAL: Paul Ryan is going home, and history has its eyes on him

April 12, 2018


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With midterm elections quickly approaching, Democrats rush to fill the majority in Congress. According to Gallup Poll data, President Donald Trump’s approval rating was as low at 37 percent so far in 2018, proving that much of the country is unhappy with the current commander-in-chief, and subsequently,...

EDITORIAL: Facebook scandal reveals startling power of social media

April 9, 2018


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Russia has been in the news at a high frequency since the 2016 election, in which evidence reveals the foreign government used social media to influence American voters in an attempt to sway public opinion toward Donald Trump, the winning candidate. As Robert Mueller continues investigations into...

Should Roseanne’s past be overlooked?

Tom Jenkins, Executive Editor

April 9, 2018


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

After two weeks of watching the return of the ‘90s sitcom giant “Roseanne,” there are many thoughts on what this show means for Americans. Are the conservative-leaning views of “Roseanne” an important view that hasn’t been represented in television or film? Or is it just another way that...

EDITORIAL: Unpaid internships only help privileged students get farther ahead

EDITORIAL: Unpaid internships only help privileged students get farther ahead

April 5, 2018


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With summer quickly approaching, college students are scrambling to secure competitive internships in their fields, and also settling for internships that will at least give them some experience. Some college degrees require the completion of an internship in order to graduate from the program, but the...