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Column: Leave Twitter logic on Twitter

Kabrea James, Assignment Editor

February 27, 2017


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

We’ve all come across tweets that made us eye roll our way into a state of pure frustration. Too many people are basing their lives and the way they approach relationships off of memes and the need for social approval. It seems as though Twitter users will say just about anything for some sort of...

Column: Common Misconceptions

Takuya Endo, Japanese Marshall Student

February 27, 2017


Filed under COLUMN, Common Misconceptions, OPINION

In Osaka, which is the biggest city in Japan, my life began, and today, my life is in West Virginia. My major is sports management and my dream is to work in the sports industry in the United States. Since I came here, I have been asked about Japan by many people, and found out that many Americans sha...

Editorial Cartoon: The A-Team

Editorial Cartoon: The A-Team

Susie Washington, Editorial Cartoonist

February 23, 2017


Filed under Editorial Cartoons, OPINION

Editorial: Reminder — The media is still working for the American people

February 23, 2017


Filed under OPINION

While President Donald Trump apparently has no qualms with labeling the media “the enemy of the American people," it appears that the public aren’t entirely on board with the president’s sweeping epithet. A Quinnipiac University Poll found Americans believe the media is more trustworthy than ...

Column: Bible bill could alienate some W.Va. residents

Will Izzo, Life! Editor

February 23, 2017


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

Recently, a new bill was introduced in the West Virginia House that would officially make the Holy Bible the state book of West Virginia. The bill, “House Bill 2568,” was officially introduced Feb. 20 by multiple delegates, including ones from Kanawha, Logan and Boone counties, amongst a few others....

Column: Reflections and painful truths

Christopher Swindell, SOJMC Associate Professor

February 23, 2017


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

In the words of J.K. Rowling’s minister of magic, “these are dark times.” Institutions of public trust which form the basis of civil society are upended, maligned and starved of public financing. The social contract is collapsing. Fear, fantasy, fake news and fiction replace fact and forward t...

Column: XOXO, Michael Brown

Michael Brown, Online Editor

February 23, 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: Yiannopoulos is a lesson on the importance of media literacy

February 20, 2017


Filed under OPINION

Milo Yiannopoulos, senior editor for Breitbart News, has once again shown why facts and research are crucial tools for any journalist or public speaker to have. From a man who said in a March 2016 article that the alt-right has an addiction to provocation, Yiannopoulos has been no stranger to public ...

Column: Common Misconceptions

Ngo Vu Uyen Khue, Vietnamese Marshall Student

February 20, 2017


Filed under COLUMN, Common Misconceptions, OPINION

My home country is Vietnam, which is a Southeast Asian country. Our mother tongue is Vietnamese, but we have to study English when we are young so most Vietnamese can speak English. Vietnamese are very friendly and open-minded, which makes foreign tourists find it enjoyable to travel here. However, in c...

Column: ACA repeal could have negative societal, educational impacts

Bradley McCoy, Junior Marshall Student

February 20, 2017


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

As a psychology major at Marshall University in West Virginia, my career path will be directly affected by the repeal of the Affordable Care Act. There is a current mental health initiative focused on providing mental health services to rural communities. Fellow students from within the state tend to b...

Editorial: W.Va. should support transgender community

Editorial: W.Va. should support transgender community

February 16, 2017


Filed under OPINION

Recently, Marshall University’s Intercultural Office sponsored a Transgender Clothing Drive that started Feb. 6 and lasts until Feb. 24. The editorial staff of The Parthenon were entirely thrilled when we read a story our reporter wrote covering the drive. The editorial staff feels strongly abou...