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Ryan's Rants: Central Michigan University


Get your party hats ready — this is the last time you’ll have to see this piece in the paper this semester. That being said, I’d just like to share with you a couple of my gripes from this semester at CMU.

First up on the list: the fact that a majority of my tuition does not go toward anything related to my education. Man, I’m so happy I helped fund a medical college and a brand new “Events Center” that replaced an arena similar in size. How about we re-allocate our tuition funds so we have some printing freedom?

Second: The first home game of the men’s basketball season, which is held in our brand new McGuirk Arena, is limited to only 1,500 students. Are you kidding me? Whether or not that many students actually attend is irrelevant. Without students, the funding for that building would not exist. Yet, instead of allowing us full access, our university is limiting how many of us can go.

I’m glad my time here is almost finished here at CMU. It’s disappointing that state universities are concerned more with making money than they are with educating their students.

But really, it’s not surprising. Money makes the world go ‘round.

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