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COLUMN: Mount not-so-Pleasant

In fall 2013, Central Michigan University’s on-campus undergraduate enrollment decreased from 18,686 students to 17,771. Many argue the university is to blame for the decrease in enrollment. I have to disagree. When I was contemplating which university I wanted to […]
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COLUMN: #CMUnique: A message of hope

COLUMN: #CMUnique: A message of hope

Our campus community is just another crowd. A crowd of students and teachers, men and women living their lives the best way they can. Despite the rural location of the crowd we all call home, Mount Pleasant and the student […]
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COLUMN: The mystique of voluntourism

COLUMN: The mystique of voluntourism

I’ve been able to save up some cash for travel after I graduate, and I couldn’t be more fortunate. When looking at opportunities abroad to do humanitarian work instead of having a “traditional vacation,” I was elated to find hundreds […]
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COLUMN: Our professors aren’t all bad

COLUMN: Our professors aren’t all bad

The first thing I thought of when I read of journalism professor Sean Baker’s drunken escapades was not the tarnishing of Central Michigan University’s public image, nor the blemish cast upon CMU’s journalism program, but of myself. I think I […]
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COLUMN: It’s Sunshine Week, demand transparency

I fear for the life of the journalist. Many of the good ones are persecuted for telling the truth, keeping controversial issues unexplored and corruption under wraps. People often criticize the media for poking their noses where they don’t belong […]
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COLUMN: Women are watching

In 2010, the Tea Party movement elected the most conservative, right-wing officials to date. Since 2011, there has been a sweeping implementation of 205 abortion restrictions – more than 2001 through 2010 combined. In 2011, the Michigan House passed a […]
Basketball / Columns / Sports

COLUMN: Broken without Bradford

I’m going to be frank about this. I understand if it might come off as narrow-sighted or unfair to the people and players I do not mention. But here is the truth: If a healthy Crystal Bradford plays last Friday […]
Basketball / Columns / Sports / Top Stories

COLUMN: Turndown for what

On what would have been a great day for the women’s basketball team, things turned bleak as Mid-American Conference Player of the Year Crystal Bradford took a fall earlier this week. During practice Tuesday, the junior guard injured her knee. […]
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COLUMN: It’s about time

I am baffled as to how the Republican party and other groups on the right will express their undying love and devotion to “God and Country,” and still not understand how civil liberties operate. Recently, a federal court began hearing […]
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COLUMN: Life as a 21st century journalist

COLUMN: Life as a 21st century journalist

As a journalist and student, the Internet is the most important tool I use in my everyday life. As a reporter for Central Michigan Life, I use it for a variety of different reasons. From looking up phone numbers and […]
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COLUMN: Our identity, our tradition

COLUMN: Our identity, our tradition

What is in a name? On paper, it consists of letters and syllables strung together to create a word. But over time, it becomes more than a word. We become familiar with a name, make associations with it, and eventually […]
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Katherine Ranzenberger

COLUMN: We don’t deserve to be called Chippewas

We used to be the Central Michigan Dragons. How cool is that? We used to be the Bearcats. That’s power. Now, we’re the Chippewas, and we stole the nickname from the tribe near town. It’s racially insensitive to keep our […]


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