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Same-sex marriages in Michigan will not be recognized during stay, students voice frustrations

Same-sex marriages in Michigan will not be recognized during stay, students voice frustrations

No same-sex couples were married in Isabella County on Saturday, while more than 300 were wedded statewide during a brief period in which it was legal. A voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage was overturned March 21in U.S. district court, in […]
Metro / Politics / U.S./World

‘Rape insurance bill’ sparks controversy over insurance plans funding abortions

Michigan residents who buy health insurance will now have to purchase separate policies or “riders” to cover most abortions. The Abortion Insurance Opt-Out Act, labeled by Democrats and other opponents of the law as the “rape insurance bill,” bars health […]
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 […]
Metro / Politics / U.S./World
Gov. Rick Snyder opens his speech on the progress and transition on the state of Michigan’s economy Thursday night in Lansing, Mich.  (Katy Kildee | Staff Photographer)

State of Snyder: Governor confident at State of the State, opponents remain critical

LANSING, Mich.— Gov. Rick Snyder highlighted his administration’s successes and laid out his reasoning for Michigan being named a “comeback state” in his fourth State of the State address Thursday. Although education was high on his agenda for the speech, […]
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 […]
Politics / Top Stories / U.S./World

U.S. ambassador killed in Libya

The United States ambassador to Libya and three other Americans were killed in Benghazi, the center of the protests that overthrew former Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi, Tuesday night as armed protesters attacked the U.S. Consulate. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three […]
Featured / On Campus / Student Life / U.S./World
Asma Dammag, an immigrant from Yemen, speaks on Yemenese women's rights at the Dinner Dialogue of Women in Yemen Monday evening on Calkins Hall's terrace floor. (Zack Wittman/Staff Photographer)

Dinner Dialogue talks politics, stereotypes about women in Yemen, Middle East

Fulbright Scholar and Yemen native Asma Dammag talked politics, education, culture, religion and stereotypes at a dinner dialogue Monday night. Starting at 6 p.m., Calkins Residence Hall hosted the dinner that discussed Women in Yemen and the Middle East. The […]
Featured / Student Life / U.S./World
Sterling Heights senior Marcela Micheloni wears a scarf she  purchased at a street market near Jochiwon University, where she studied abroad in South Korea during the fall 2011 semester.  "Some friends mine and I were on our way to attend an all black and white themed party and as we were walking we passed this stand were I noticed this beautiful scarf," Micheloni said.  "I just fell in love with all the colors, I had to have it." (Victoria Zegler/Staff Photographer)

Economics student Marcela Micheloni first in Korea University exchange program

Marcela Micheloni spent more than 100 days without a cell phone, 6,000-plus miles away from home, living with strangers whose native tongue was not English. The Sterling Heights junior spent her fall 2011 semester attending Korea University in Jochiwon, South Korea. […]
U.S./World / VIBE

Social media impact politics from Arab Spring to President Obama

Facebook, Twitter and YouTube services have become indispensable tools in the worlds of politics and protest. During the past year, social media have taken on an important role for revolutionaries in the Middle East, protesters here at home and politicians […]
Student Life / U.S./World

Student brings Pura Vida Bracelets to campus, raises money for Costa Rica

Port Huron junior Emily Shinavier was surfing the Internet when she came across Pura Vida bracelets — now her job is to help them expand. “I always look for cool stuff online, like random stuff that no one has,” she […]
Business/Nonprofits / U.S./World

Local stores go against national trends in sales for September

In September, Mount Pleasant retailers followed the overall national trend in retail increases and surpassed it in particular markets. U.S. retail sales rose across the country in September, exceeding the expectations of economists. This rise was the largest seen in […]
Galleries / U.S./World
Northern Lights seen from Mount Pleasant

Northern Lights seen from Mount Pleasant

A rare display of the Northern Lights could be seen from the Mount Pleasant area Monday night and early Tuesday morning, painting the sky with auroras of green and red light. According to the Space Weather Prediction Center, increased solar […]


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