Articles written by: Wyatt Bush

Student Groups / Student Life
Royal Oak sophomore Kai Niezgoda skypes his boyfriend, Jax Denton, who lives in Australia, Monday night in Larzelere Hall. (Samantha Madar | Photo Editor)

Global Love: Crowd-funding to reunite transgender couple

Long-distance relationships can be difficult. When the distance of the relationship spans the entire Pacific Ocean and more than 10,000 miles, it certainly does not make the situation any easier. For Royal Oak sophomore Kai Niezgoda, this and more than […]
Metro
ACLU files lawsuit against state of Michigan for same-sex marriage benefits

ACLU files lawsuit against state of Michigan for same-sex marriage benefits

A lawsuit was filed by The American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan against the state of Michigan on Monday to legally recognize the 300 same-sex marriages performed last month. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of eight of these couples. […]
Metro / Politics
House Bill 5184 intends to end energy monopoly in Michigan

House Bill 5184 intends to end energy monopoly in Michigan

Cheaper utility bills might be on the way for Michiganders as House Bill 5184 aims to end the duopoly of DTE Energy and Consumers Energy on the supply of energy in Michigan. The bill would effectively repeal a 2008 law, […]
Metro / Multimedia / Video
Benjamin Hunt a first grade home school student points out a feature on one of the many entries at the CDR Library's Lego building contest. (Kyle Wilson | Staff Photographer)

Brick by Brick: Local library hosts sixth annual LEGO building contest

Spaceships, scorpion-monsters and scenes from films like “Sherlock Holmes” and “Ghostbusters” were scattered throughout Veterans Memorial Library Thursday night in LEGO form. At the sixth annual Chippewa River District Library LEGO Contest, Mount Pleasant area preschoolers and retired operating engineers alike […]
Metro / Politics / U.S./World
General Jeffery Buchanan leaves Baghdad for Camp Adder, in Southern Iraq, one of the last bases in operation before the final departure of all American troops in mid-December. (Carolyn Cole | Los Angeles Times | MCT)

Americans believe U.S. should avoid foreign entanglements

Two years after the Iraq War’s end and more than 12 years since the beginning of the ongoing war in Afghanistan, Americans are becoming increasingly disapproving of foreign military interventions. “The American population is ready for a change in policy […]
Business/Nonprofits / Isabella County / Metro / Mount Pleasant

Churches partner to provide food, shelter to Mount Pleasant’s homeless

He never expected to be here. The thought of living in a homeless shelter was inconceivable. However, after a falling out with his ex-wife and father, here he is. For this 29-year-old Mount Pleasant man, who wishes to remain nameless, […]
Metro
Cars line the lot of Krapohl's Ford and Lincoln on Pickard Street on Friday afternoon. (Katy Kildee | Staff Photographer)

Rising student loan debt affecting car leasing industry

Increases in student debt has begun to put the brakes on students’ aspirations to buy a new set of wheels. Many are figuring out the growing difficulty of attempting to acquire a car lease. “It’s not uncommon for people to find […]
Metro
The Hunted: DNR declares first state wolf hunt successful, future of hunts remains unclear

The Hunted: DNR declares first state wolf hunt successful, future of hunts remains unclear

Michigan’s first state-sponsored wolf hunt in more than 50 years ended in victory for hunters, but not without controversy. Members of the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe protested the hunt in the months before it was set to begin. At a […]
Metro / Multimedia
Winning Wheels: Student overcomes disability en route to becoming a champion

Winning Wheels: Student overcomes disability en route to becoming a champion

The drive within a true athlete never ceases. For Grand Rapids senior Dan DeWitt, his competitive nature helped him overcome an obstacle most people dread even to consider. On Aug. 23, 2009, DeWitt compacted his T5 and T6 vertebrae after […]
Metro / Police/Courts

Accident on corner of Mission and Broomfield, one confirmed injury

One of the busiest intersections in Mount Pleasant was the scene of an accident Wednesday night, as cars were backed up for up to half an hour. At least one injury was suffered in the two-vehicle accident nearby the Burger […]
Metro / Politics / U.S./World

Supreme Court to make ruling on affirmative action

The Supreme Court is deliberating a ruling on the Michigan Civil Rights Initiative, which effectively bans affirmative action based on race, sex, color or religion in admissions for colleges and other publicly funded institutions. The court heard its first arguments […]
Columns

COLUMN: The case for voting third party

Aside from basic human rights, nobody is entitled to anything. One can debate what constitutes a basic human right, but for the most part, I do not believe anyone will find anything controversial with that statement. However, there is always […]


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