Articles written by: Editorial Board

The editorial board at Central Michigan Life consists of five members.

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EDITORIAL: Enrollment projections provide hope for CMU’s future

Although the fall semester began with concerns about enrollment and a budget shortfall, it appears that remedial efforts by Central Michigan University might be brought to fruition by next year. Last semester, 2,963 new freshmen enrolled at CMU – marking […]
Columns / Voices
Andraya Croft | Staff Photographer
Phi Kappa Tau's senior  Steven Steele dances in stilettos to Beyonce's Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It) during the Mock Rock on Saturday.

EDITORIAL: Greek Week exemplifies power of community

After last week, Central Michigan University has more than 30,000 new reasons to be proud of our Greek community. Each year, Greek Week offers most fraternities and sororities the opportunity to participate in some of the most meaningful fundraising efforts […]
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EDITORIAL: Barriers to free speech have a chilling effect on student advocacy

EDITORIAL: Barriers to free speech have a chilling effect on student advocacy

Advocacy relies on the freedom of speech. In the United States, under the First Amendment, we enjoy liberties when it comes to expressing our ideas. We can publish newspapers, hold demonstrations and protest our government. The Westboro Baptist Church has […]
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EDITORIAL: Dedicated to accuracy, transparency

As a media organization, the credibility of our content is weighted heavily on two key elements: Accuracy and reliability. Without both, readers cannot depend on Central Michigan Life for quality news reporting. On Friday, we published a story detailing our […]
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EDITORIAL: Renewing an emphasis on safety, security

EDITORIAL: Renewing an emphasis on safety, security

Beyond expecting a quality education, students at Central Michigan University expect a certain degree of security, privacy and safety. However, some recent events have caused a disconnect between that expectation and reality. Last year, a student was robbed of his […]
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EDITORIAL: Trading tradition for Division I status

EDITORIAL: Trading tradition for Division I status

If Central Michigan University’s athletics department wants our football team to remain in Division I, then it needs to begin treating it like a Division I program. Although CMU reported a paid attendance average of 15,333 this football season – […]
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EDITORIAL: A vote for change

EDITORIAL: A vote for change

Central Michigan Life’s editorial board met with presidential candidate Chuck Mahone and his running mate Mariah Urueta last week to discuss their platform. We met with vice president candidate Maggie Blackmer on Sunday, although presidential candidate Marie Reimers was able […]
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Courtesy Photo | Kelly Bracha

EDITORIAL: Let love live

Some of Michigan’s government officials are placing themselves on the wrong side of history. Although a U.S. district judge ruled last week to invalidate a state constitutional amendment prohibiting same-sex marriage, the ruling has been effectively nullified with a stay, […]
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EDITORIAL: Benefiting the ballot

EDITORIAL: Benefiting the ballot

In a democracy, providing access to a place to practice your right to vote is paramount. Casting a ballot allows citizens to select a candidate who can best represent their views. Ultimately, it is the most fundamental way for American […]
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EDITORIAL: What have you done for us lately?

EDITORIAL: What have you done for us lately?

The loudest voice for social change on Central Michigan University’s campus is telling us that we’re all going to Hell. Soulwinners Ministries has repeatedly sent boisterous representatives to campus – using less-than-polite language – to spread its version of the […]
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EDITORIAL: Professors actions have tarnished our image. CMU deserves better.

A professor’s duty at Central Michigan University extends beyond instruction. While teaching classes is the primary role of the faculty, they are also expected to serve as mentors, counselors and guides for young, growing minds. We hold them to the […]
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EDITORIAL: Sacrificing human rights, democracy for ‘rape insurance’

Last week, Michigan enacted a law that was absurd in both what it said and how it was decided. The Abortion Insurance Opt-Out Act – or perhaps more accurately titled, “Rape Insurance” – became law Thursday. The new provision requires […]


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