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Column: Common Misconceptions

Henry Wang, Chinese Marshall Student

March 13, 2017


Filed under COLUMN, Common Misconceptions, OPINION

In my personal opinion, I don’t think many Americans are interested in Chinese culture, except for those who study Chinese culture or are very interested in Chinese history. So, it’s not surprising that there are a lot of misconceptions about Chinese culture for them. I am going to talk about my...

Editorial: Students get in touch with roots through Appalachian studies, history

March 9, 2017


Filed under OPINION

Appalachia is a region in the United States that consists of 13 states, stretching from parts of northern Alabama and southern New York. In 2010, the Population Reference Bureau reported there were 25.2 million people living in the 420 counties within the area. West Virginia has a unique privilege when it ...

Column: XOXO, Michael Brown

Michael Brown, Online Editor

March 9, 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. ...

Column: Three practices that solidify the Christian faith

Nigel Wallace, Contributor

March 9, 2017


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

It’s a difficult journey being a Christian. It can be so up and down at times. Things have the potential to change every day, leaving us experiencing these undulating periods in life. Its almost like we ride these giant waves of happiness, then find ourselves lying face down in a field full of so...

Editorial: New travel ban still pointless attempt at fear mongering

March 6, 2017


Filed under OPINION

President Donald Trump signed into law Monday a revised travel ban without some of the provisions that made the administration’s first ban the target of legal questioning. This time instead of seven predominantly Muslim countries, the ban focuses on six, casting out Iraq which was apparently less ...

Column: Don’t drink the Trump Kool-Aid

Will Izzo, Life! Editor

March 6, 2017


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

Over the weekend, President Donald J. Trump accused former President Barrack Obama of wiretapping him during the previous national election without a single inkling of evidence, yet again spewing out the same ignorant rhetoric Trump has been spitting since long before he ran for office. Trump tweeted the fo...

Column: Common Misconceptions

Sharique Khalid, Pakistani Marshall Student

March 6, 2017


Filed under COLUMN, Common Misconceptions, OPINION

Pakistan was established Aug. 14, 1947 on the principles of unity, faith and discipline. There is a huge misconception about my country; Pakistan is not a terrorist nation. In fact, Pakistan is totally against terrorism and has been in a war against terrorism ever since it started, working in total comp...

Editorial: ‘My Brother, My Brother and Me’ brings positive exposure to Huntington

Editorial: ‘My Brother, My Brother and Me’ brings positive exposure to Huntington

March 2, 2017


Filed under OPINION

Lately, Facebook and Twitter have been buzzing about "My Brother, My Brother and Me," a comedy advice podcast turned original Seeso production. "MBMBaM," the abbreviated title, stars Huntington natives Justin McElroy, Travis McElroy and Griffin McElroy and premiered Feb. 23 on NBCUniversal's subscri...

Column: Sessions should face further questioning or resign

Jared Casto, Managing Editor

March 2, 2017


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

Only a day after President Donald Trump coherently read words written by someone else during his first congressional address and received vast praise for hurdling a bar that is currently at a record low, the goodwill he received vanished, along with any remaining accountability his administration may have had....

Column: XOXO, Michael Brown

Michael Brown, Online Editor

March 2, 2017


Filed under Michael Brown, OPINION

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: White House, U.S. must take stand against rising anti-semitism

February 27, 2017


Filed under OPINION

Is anti-Semitism rising in America? This is a question that is slowly becoming a real issue that many Americans continue to ponder. With the rise of the “Alt-Right” and the movement taking on the “White Nationalist” mentality, does that mean anti-Semitism is truly going to become an issue across...