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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 […]
Columns

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. […]
Columns / Voices

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 […]
Columns / Voices
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 […]
Columns / Voices
Ben Solis

COLUMN: For Harold Ramis, the high priest of counterculture comedy

My family speaks to each other in movie quotes. On any given day, my father and I would try to top one another, memorizing longer, funnier quotes more succinctly than the last batch. The more vulgar the better – that […]
Columns / Voices
BEER REVIEW: Hopslam Ale

BEER REVIEW: Hopslam Ale

Each year, through the folks at Bell’s Brewery, God himself blesses the nation with some of the best beer known to man: Hopslam Ale. While I don’t consider myself a religious person, I can only assume that some type of […]
Columns / Voices
Megan Zaleski

COLUMN: Creating a healthier campus

Central Michigan University will soon be joining nearly 800 schools nationwide to fight against the unhealthy effects of smoking by going tobacco-free on July 1, and it’s exactly the direction we need to be heading in. If students take the […]


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