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How are we supposed to live?

Editorial

September 8, 2015

The cycle of poverty is a college graduate problem. Cycle of poverty is a term thrown around a lot. It generally refers to the concept of not being able to get out of poverty due to a lack of resources and connections brought about by poverty itself and can often refer to multiple generations of a...

Face it, you’re trashy

Megan Osborne, Managing Editor

September 8, 2015

I would like to think I’m a generally environmentally friendly human. I recycle, I don’t produce a lot of garbage and I avoid driving whenever I can. However, while I was doing an extensive deep-clean of my room and getting rid of a good chunk of my stuff, I realized how much of it had to go into...

Bring back the “M” in MTV

Editorial

September 7, 2015

Let’s face it. Most of us don’t remember the glory days of MTV. The music videos were on a constant stream. 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, you could tune in and watch these (typically) great forms of media; videos set to the song of your favorite artists. Some following plots to the t and others...

A New View

Nancy Peyton, editorial

September 7, 2015

If you haven’t heard of Kim Davis, then you must not have any form of social media or access to a TV. Davis is the clerk in Kentucky who refuses to issue marriage licenses to LGBT couples. There are many people out there who disagree with her decision. She is citing her religious beliefs as her...

Kim Davis: an issue of church and state

Editorial

September 2, 2015

Kim Davis is a reminder that the legacy of George Wallace lives on, though this time we’re dealing with same-sex marriage rather racial integration, and rather than standing in front of a school door, Davis is gatekeeping through her job as county clerk. Davis started denying marriage licenses to...

Feminism is not a dirty word

Jocelyn Gibson

September 2, 2015

Feminism is a misunderstood term. So many people are against the movement, and only a minority of those against it knows what being a feminist means. Many more agree with the values of feminism, but believe sternly they are not one. This column aims to clear some of that ambiguity up. First, it is...

Parenting memes give frightening perspective on children and dating

Editorial

September 2, 2015

Tackling them one at a time, the “Rules for Dating My Daughter” list is slightly less upsetting. At the very least, some of the items on the list (the third and ninth) can be loosely translated to having respect for the daughter in question. However, the second item on the list, “Understand, I ...

A New View

Nancy Peyton, The Parthenon

September 2, 2015

A New Hampshire jury recently made a ruling in the trial of Owen Labrie, a 19-year-old St. Paul’s prep school graduate accused of raping a girl when she was 15. The fact that this case even made it to a trial shows the progress that this country has made toward battling rape and rape culture in our ...

Check yourself before you wreck yourself

Check yourself before you wreck yourself

Editorial

September 2, 2015

Twitter has been providing users with messages no more than 140 characters since March 2006. With roughly 316 million monthly active users and 500 million tweets sent per day, Twitter’s impact on both social media and everyday life does not seem to be heading downhill anytime soon. The injection of...

Fighting Clean Power Act does not help W.Va.

Editorial

August 5, 2015

The White House released its plan to curb carbon emissions and slow climate change. As expected, lawmakers in West Virginia took no time to dismiss the plan as “unreasonable, unrealistic and ultimately unattainable.” On the surface, those statements on the reality of cutting carbon emissions in ...

Feminism: A view from the opposite sex

Kyle Gibson, Guest Columnist

August 5, 2015

One afternoon in October of 2011, I was reading my cultural anthropology book for the introductory course here at Marshall. This was my second year of college, so I wasn’t yet aware that most students don’t even crack open the textbook. I would rather have been doing at least seven thousand oth...

Autism training center leaving an impact on MU students

Charles DeLeo, Guest Columnist

July 29, 2015

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 ...