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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 […]
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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 […]
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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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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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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