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Editorial: Mountain State education left in dust by local, federal lawmakers

April 3, 2017


Filed under OPINION

After graduating high school, there are plenty of things young adults have to worry about. Picking a career path. Deciding if college is the right choice. Preparing to move to another city or state. One thing that should not have to weigh too heavily on their minds is the cost of education. It’s no mystery th...

Column: Common Misconceptions

Hadi AlSayed Suliman Atassi, Syrian Marshall Student

April 3, 2017


Filed under COLUMN, Common Misconceptions, OPINION

It hurts me when people have a bad idea about my country or think of it in a bad way. People now think if you are Syrian, they immediately take it to the point where you are a refugee and start building their own ideas in their brains. I am here at Marshall paying my own tuition fees, but even if I...

Editorial: Medical marijuana bill could help those in need

March 30, 2017


Filed under OPINION

The West Virginia Senate made the first steps to curbing addiction in the state by passing legislation Wednesday that would legalize medical marijuana. The bill, Senate Bill 386, or the Creating WV Medical Cannabis Act, was introduced by Sen. Richard Ojeda, a retired Army major who gave an impassio...

Column: Is the Trump White House in cover-up mode?

Jared Casto, Managing Editor

March 30, 2017


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

Press secretary Sean Spicer was over twenty minutes late for Thursday’s White House press briefing. This wasn’t exactly unusual; Spicer is known for being fifteen or so minutes late to his briefings, but Thursday was slightly different. Only minutes before Spicer was to take his usual place beh...

Column: XOXO, Michael Brown

Michael Brown, Online Editor

March 30, 2017


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION, XOXO Michael Brown

The readers submitted some questions about life, love and everything in between. I answered them as honest as I knew possible. I’m here to keep it real with you when no one else is and to answer with no judgment because I don’t know you! I’m just a college senior who enjoys giving his opinion. ...

Editorial: Healthcare bill’s failure a win for W.Va.

March 27, 2017


Filed under OPINION

Last week’s colossal failure by House Republicans to pass the American Health Care Act, a bill which aimed to repeal the Affordable Care Act (also known as “Obamacare”) and replace it with the GOP’s alternative, bodes well for the future of healthcare in the Mountain State. While the state vote...

Column: Common Misconceptions

Sohyun Park, South Korean Marshall Student

March 27, 2017


Filed under COLUMN, Common Misconceptions, OPINION

There are some cultural differences between South Korea and the U.S. Generally, in the U.S, when meeting someone formally for the first time, you shake hands or say “how do you do?” or “how are you doing?” which means “hello.” However, in South Korea we bow, which means respect for a forma...

Column: Aries season time to try something new

Kabrea James, Assignment Editor

March 27, 2017


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

It’s officially Aries season! This New Moon is all about awakening our purpose, so why not jump into something new with full force? Quiet your mind and ensure that you’re not acting out of impulse this week. If the answers seem to just come to you, it’s because the answers are literally just ...

Column: Why the people in your circle matter

Nigel Wallace, Contributor

March 27, 2017


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

Whether it be a colleague, associate or someone we come into contact with on a daily basis, we all have “friends” in some capacity. A friend is simply someone we share a bond with. Exclusivity plays a huge role here, because in building a bond with someone, you have to consciously make the decisio...

Editorial: State domestic abuse, sexual assault bill step in right direction

March 13, 2017


Filed under OPINION

The West Virginia legislature has introduced a much-needed bill regarding public school education about dating violence, domestic abuse and sexual violence prevention. House Bill 2974 is sponsored by a number of Cabell County delegates, such as Reps. Chad Lovejoy and Sean Hornbuckle. Marshall Univ...

Column: Enough with the wiretapping nonsense

Jared Casto, Managing Editor

March 13, 2017


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

Presidential counselor Kellyanne Conway appeared on the Monday morning show circuit to give Americans the healthy dose of misinformation they’ve come to expect from Trump administration officials over the past weeks. Conway was given the impossible task of defending President Donald Trump’s accu...

Column: XOXO, Michael Brown

Michael Brown, Online Editor

March 13, 2017


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION, XOXO Michael Brown

The readers submitted some questions about life, love and everything in between. I answered them as honest as I knew possible. I’m here to keep it real with you when no one else is and to answer with no judgment because I don’t know you! I’m just a college senior who enjoys giving his opinion. ...