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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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, […]
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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 […]
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COLUMN: CMU’s alert system is effective, despite concerns

COLUMN: CMU’s alert system is effective, despite concerns

Central Michigan Life‘s April 14 article that identified the Central Michigan University student arrested earlier that week for allegedly sexually assaulting a young woman on campus on three separate occasions caused some interesting reactions on social media. On CM Life‘s Facebook, […]
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COLUMN: Involvement and a job prospect with Best Buddies

COLUMN: Involvement and a job prospect with Best Buddies

Best Buddies, an organization on Central Michigan University’s campus, fosters friendships with individuals from the community of Mount Pleasant with intellectual disabilities – and it’s an amazing opportunity. As students, we work to enhance our resumes throughout our four or […]
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COLUMN: If you’re good at something, never do it for free

COLUMN: If you’re good at something, never do it for free

It’s a vicious cycle juniors and seniors have been dealing with for years. You need experience to get a job out of college. In order to get the experience, you need an internship. We are so desperate for this experience […]
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Guest Column: Do your part this Earth Week

This coming Earth Week is going to be the best one yet as it will be accompanied by a series of events such as a “trash art” competition, “eco-talks”, a garden party, documentary screenings, trivia night, and much more! From […]
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COLUMN: Answer the call Spartans, become the next leader of The State News

COLUMN: Answer the call Spartans, become the next leader of The State News

For any organization to thrive, it must have the right kind of leadership at the helm. Whether you’ve joined a registered student organization, Student Government Association or a sports team as a student-athlete, the success of your team hinges on […]
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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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