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Kevin Andrews

COLUMN: Education by limitation

I am not a smoker. I think the idea of filling your lungs with hundreds of potentially dangerous chemicals and carcinogens, risking pulmonary complications and endangering both your health and those around you is disgusting. That being said, I vehemently […]
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Brynn McDonnell

COLUMN: Lost in the crowd

A spring 2013 American College Health Association study revealed that 30 percent of students responded as feeling “so depressed that it was difficult to function” at some point in the past 12 months. I wanted to explore the options students […]
Columns / Sports / Voices

COLUMN: A win isn’t always a win

A win is a win, right? In many single game cases, this is true. Great teams can have an off day on the court and still leave with the all-important “W.” After the game, they make adjustments to make sure […]
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Kelly Rocheleau

COLUMN: A psuedo-Catholic on Pope Francis

I haven’t been to a Catholic mass with any sort of enthusiasm (besides the potlucks afterward) in at least seven years. However, I believe Pope Francis is the best thing to happen to Catholicism, and religion as a whole, in […]
Columns / Letters / Voices
Tiffany Williams

GUEST COLUMN: Inspire the next generation, consider teaching

I knew I was exactly where I needed to be when Stephanie looked up at me after finishing her math exam and said, “I did it.” I had challenged my students to grow two grade levels in math in one […]
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Country music star Kenny Rogers performs a sold-out show at Soaring Eagle Resort and Casino, 6800 Soaring Eagle Blvd., on Saturday night. (Adam Niemi | Assistant Photo Editor)

Seeing Without Sight: Traveling back with ‘the gambler’

I can still vividly recall the first concert I attended back in the summer of 2008. It was the Styx, REO Speedwagon and Def Leppard, all performing in the same evening at Joe Louis Arena in downtown Detroit. I’ve had […]
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COLUMN: Will history repeat itself?

COLUMN: Will history repeat itself?

Berlin, 1936. The world watched as the top athletes competed for reigning championships. The Germans were waiting to show  spectators what real Aryan blood could do. During the time of the Nazi-Germany hosting of the Olympics, anti-Semitic signs were removed, […]
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EDITORIAL: Speaking from experience

Along with providing students with a positive experience at Central Michigan University, it’s equally important for the university to extend its hospitality to our most important product of all – our graduates. There is no greater measure of the educational […]
Columns / News / Voices
Megan Zaleski

COLUMN: ‘Slippery’ cancellation standards

As the winter drags on, students at Central Michigan University continually hope for school cancellations to save them from the bitter cold. When severe weather conditions are on the radar, students wait anxiously by their laptops for that one special email, […]
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Kurt Nagl

COLUMN: Buried by books

Three hundred dollars worth of textbooks each semester might seem like merely a drop in the bucket of college debt. However, it’s safe to say that paying nearly $400 per credit hour for the past four years has left my bucket […]
Basketball / Columns / Sports
Sharpshooting senior Niki DiGuilio broke the record for most 3-pointers made in program history earlier this year. (Katy Kildee | Staff Photographer)

CMU basketball: The good news and the bad news

This season, Central Michigan basketball is a tale of two genders. McGuirk Arena is home to two of CMU’s most esteemed and most embarrassing varsity sports teams this year. Midway through the Mid-American Conference schedule the men’s and women’s basketball […]
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Brynn McDonnell

COLUMN: The mediocrity of “hope and change”

The Obama campaign, particularly in 2008, has done an incredible job with developing the political strategy of the “story of self.” Since then, this process has been used in almost every progressive political training. Obama has mastered the art of […]


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