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COLUMN: Residents want changes to fireworks law and I can’t blame them

COLUMN: Residents want changes to fireworks law and I can’t blame them

The awe and tribute of rockets glaring red in the skies over the Fourth of July holiday are a time-honored tradition and the foundation of the American mythos. Sparklers, flag-adorned bottle rockets and for-entertainment artillery shells make us guffaw in […]
Columns / Voices
Column: Hobby Lobby ruling out of order

Column: Hobby Lobby ruling out of order

On June 30, five men decided the fate of health care for millions of women around the country. The case decided that a company does not have to offer insurance that covers contraception, as mandated by the Health and Human […]
Editorial / Voices

Editorial: Ridley the best fit for city manager position despite criticism

Mount Pleasant’s City Commission spent six months paring down 50 candidates before choosing its city manager. In the end, they went with Nancy Ridley, the person who had been here serving as interim city manager. Some residents viewed the two […]
Columns / Metro / Mount Pleasant / Top Stories / Voices
Column: City manager search offered few avenues for public, local business input

Column: City manager search offered few avenues for public, local business input

As Mount Pleasant concludes its city manager search next week after three days of public meetings, interviews and a public meet and greet, the residents of the city will have almost no chance to get to know the candidates. Central […]
Editorial / Voices
Central Michigan University football tight end Zach Crouch gets a team of athletes pumped up after the opening ceremonies of the 2014 Special Olympics Michigan Summer Games.

 (Taryn Wattles | Staff Photographer)

EDITORIAL: Special Olympics Michigan exemplifies the power of being inspired

As a particular point of pride for Central Michigan University and Mount Pleasant for more than half a century, the impact of Special Olympics Michigan on our greater community is enormous. Calling CMU home since 1973, the organization and its […]
Editorial
CMU Trustee Brian Fannon looks to his fellow trustee Tricia Keith during the Board of Trustees meeting in the Bovee University Center on Thursday morning. (Morgan Taylor | Assistant Photo Editor)

EDITOR: Looted by Lansing

For decades Central Michigan University has been known as an affordable institution where students could receive a discounted education comparable to what is offered at bigger colleges. Yet crippling state funding cuts and tuition hikes for next school year are […]
Columns / Voices
COLUMN: Confidence can make all the difference

COLUMN: Confidence can make all the difference

It’s taken me a long time to formulate a true opinion on the matter of the gender wage gap on Central Michigan University’s campus. On one hand, it’s something women have dealt with for a long time. It’s ingrained in the […]
Columns / Voices
COLUMN: Some cents don’t make sense

COLUMN: Some cents don’t make sense

The only thing I hate more than people wasting my time and money is pennies and nickels. Then again, small change and wasting time go hand in hand. I’ve wasted many nights and weekends sifting through mounds of loose change, […]
Letters / Voices
Letter to the Editor: College Republicans respond to ‘elephant in the room’

Letter to the Editor: College Republicans respond to ‘elephant in the room’

Central Michigan Life, We would first like to thank you for your concern in regard to your willingness to become more non-partisan in your reporting. This is wonderful news! However, as the College Republicans, we feel the need to address […]
Letters / Voices

GUEST COLUMN: CMU Web policy standards will lock its site in a maroon and gold box

I’ve spent the better part of an academic year in an effort to improve my department’s “web presence.” In September, my colleagues and I thought we’d been given tentative permission from University Communications to experiment as a “test case” in […]
Columns / Voices
COLUMN: Be a professional procrastinator

COLUMN: Be a professional procrastinator

This time of year, students are forced to show their true college colors. Days before spring break, you were thinking about how much you would accomplish during a stress-free week of no school. Those projects assigned on the first day […]
Editorial / Voices
Congressman Dan Kildee speaks to the CMU College Democrats club about his experience as a congressman. (Arin Bisaro | Staff Photographer)

Editorial: Elephant in the room

College students are placed into several different stereotypes. Many are denounced for leaning too far left and fostering “radical” ideologies. Critics accuse students of being ill informed and woefully uninterested in politics. However, students play a bigger part in politics […]


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