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COLUMN: Political maneuvering affects real people

COLUMN: Political maneuvering affects real people

Both sides of the gay marriage issue can – and will – debate away until oxygen is a long-forgotten foreign concept for their lungs and their cheeks are overrun with a nice shade of sapphire. Let’s talk about a different […]
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COLUMN: Higher education isn’t only for 18 and older

COLUMN: Higher education isn’t only for 18 and older

Central Michigan University might appear more like a bar or night club for anyone under 18 if officials pass a proposed policy regarding minors on campus. The new policy, currently in its drafting stage, would restrict minors from being on […]
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GUEST COLUMN: Let’s talk about depression

GUEST COLUMN: Let’s talk about depression

When people meet me for the first time, I’m told it’s my love for life that draws them in. I’m always happy to meet new people, and if I can make a person laugh, that’s even better. If they only knew […]
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COLUMN: Motivate the vote

COLUMN: Motivate the vote

Mount Pleasant has a moral duty to ensure that every student has access to voting. As a member of SGA, a team of students and I decided to survey campus on how well students knew about the current polling locations […]
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COLUMN: A message to those struggling

COLUMN: A message to those struggling

This is a message to other students, like myself, to continue fighting every day. This is for that person who has an exam tomorrow, but cannot seem to garner the energy to study because their depression dulls their mind. This […]
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GUEST COLUMN: Seeking help is not a weakness

GUEST COLUMN: Seeking help is not a weakness

College is an exciting, challenging and often stressful time for students. It is common for some students to have difficulty adjusting to college and, at times, feel sad, anxious, stressed, or have relationship concerns. Many students experience career indecision or […]
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COLUMN: It’s not Roe that needs to go

COLUMN: It’s not Roe that needs to go

Nearly two years ago I stood with thousands of women against House Bill 5711. The atrocious bill would essentially wipe out every health center in Michigan that provides abortions. Chants like, “this is our house” filled the chamber. Although we […]
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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: Saying no scares me

COLUMN: Saying no scares me

It’s difficult to say no. We struggle to say no to our bosses because we want to please them so we can move up in the company. We can’t say no to our teachers because we want good grades so […]
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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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