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EDITORIAL: Netflix’s ‘Heroin(e)’ should win an Oscar

EDITORIAL: Netflix’s ‘Heroin(e)’ should win an Oscar

February 26, 2018


Filed under OPINION

The 90th annual Oscars awards show is certainly a momentous occasion, but it specifically marks a meaningful moment for West Virginians, with the state being represented on the national stage by director and West Virginia native Elaine M. Sheldon, with her moving Netflix documentary short, “Heroin(e).”...

History and activism are marked by young voices speaking out

Tom Jenkins, Executive Editor

February 22, 2018


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

Wednesday the Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden came to discuss Black History month and Carter G. Woodson’s contributions to Black History. Part of that history since Woodson, has become the Civil Rights movement of the 1960’s and their efforts to help pass legislation toward equal rights of all...

EDITORIAL: Kids these days…

February 22, 2018


Filed under OPINION

It was a week ago when students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School were grieving the loss of their classmates and teachers after a gunman opened fire in the school building, killing 17 people. Survivors from the massacre have been vocal ever since, turning their grief into action and demanding...

Francis Scott Off-Key

Francis Scott Off-Key

February 19, 2018


Filed under Editorial Cartoons, OPINION

EDITORIAL: W.Va. Legislature is failing the people its supposed to be serving

February 19, 2018


Filed under OPINION

As West Virginians shout, state legislators cover their ears. As protestors march through the capital streets, our lawmakers turn a blind eye. West Virginans have elected politicians who do not listen  and that do not understand the issues they are voting on. Although university presidents say no...

LET ME BE FRANK: On Education

LET ME BE FRANK: On Education

Franklin Norton, Managing Editor

February 19, 2018


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

“It was the times when I was in class and the teacher taught me a lesson about life and my mind opened up, or the moments when I walked through the halls each day with people I cared about. These moments that were so ordinary and regular are the ones I will miss the most.” I spoke these words...

Embracing empathy to overcome growing national apathy

Embracing empathy to overcome growing national apathy

Lydia Waybright, Contributor

February 15, 2018


Filed under OPINION, Showcase

Headlines this week have been heavy. Actually, headlines this week, this year, this lifetime, have been heavy. Tragedy is nothing new. Sometimes the constant influx of information makes it tempting to detach and forget the realities behind every news story. While it’s easy to shut out the things tha...

CHAPTER 1: Strings

June Richardson

February 14, 2018


Filed under COLUMN

Blythe Anderson sat in the wooden chair, legs crossed, chin resting in hand. She gazed out the window of the small, stuffy coffee shop, watching the unending stream of cars making their ways along the paved road, the people hurriedly crossing the streets, entering and exiting shops and businesses. Her...

EDITORIAL: House self-defense bill opens up a whole slew of concerns for W.V. universities

February 14, 2018


Filed under OPINION

The West Virginia Legislature is currently circulating a bill that will force public universities in the state to allow concealed carry on campus with a permit. This would include allowing weapons in campus buildings and at sporting events. However, there are some exceptions where university’s are...

Political Evangelicalism v. Biblical Christianity: Remember the sojourner

Political Evangelicalism v. Biblical Christianity: Remember the sojourner

Lydia Waybright, Columnist

February 8, 2018


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

Wednesday’s publication of the Washington Post included a full-page ad from an organization called World Relief, which promotes the support of immigrants among church leaders. The ad was a letter to President Donald Trump and Congress, urging them to protect Dreamers, refugees, persecuted Christians...

EDITORIAL: W.Va. Legislature is failing state’s teachers

February 8, 2018


Filed under OPINION

State leaders have failed to implement an effective pay increase and to improve Public Employees Insurance Agency (PEIA) premiums for West Virginia state employees, including public school teachers, which has led to several strikes and protests across the state. The state Senate approved a 1 percent...

EDITORIAL: The Market is a symbol of Huntington progress

EDITORIAL: The Market is a symbol of Huntington progress

February 5, 2018


Filed under OPINION, Showcase

There is no doubt that Huntington has problems. Nobody disagrees with that fact. But what city doesn’t? There is an opioid epidemic crippling our city and exhausting our law enforcement. The Huntington area has struggled for years to keep and create business. But one thing is also for sure—downtown...