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COLUMN: Empty seats display lack of school pride

When you are accepted into a university and attend that school, as a student and future alum, you have something to hang onto.
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Reporters are not soulless leeches

“Reporters are seen as media first, people second.” After some of the more recent events in my life, this quote by one of my good friends and former co-worker makes complete sense to me.
Columns / Voices

Memories and experience of car crash linger

In the blur of a split-second, everything changed. Even months after my accident, I still think of how my girlfriend and I could have been a statistic that night.
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Don’t Ask Don’t Tell repeal should not be weighed down with other proposals

Since the Democrats have been in control of the Senate, one of the most frequent complaints I have heard is, “The Republicans were able to pass their agenda in the Senate, why are they blocking all of the Democrats’ bills?” […]
Columns / Voices

Time to take back tailgating in lot 63

Football fans and party seekers alike again face the year-old dilemma: Is it even worth it to tailgate in lot 63? After the month that has seemed like years since the last home football game, the Chippewas return to action […]
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Living the ramen noodle life

My friend posted on Facebook that he was eating ramen noodles, and the thought of ever eating pork, chicken or beef flavored ramen again made me nauseous.
Columns

Politicians need to stick to their original platforms

Walk like a leftist? Talk like a leftist? Vote like a leftist? Call yourself “moderate”? Have an R after your name? Well son, you just might have the backing of the GOP establishment
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COLUMN: Reaching President Ross a struggle rewarded with unfriendly words

It may be too accusative to say Central Michigan University President George Ross yelled in my face. However, on the afternoon of Thursday, Sept. 23, on the sidewalk outside The Brass Cafe, 128 S. Main St., Ross informed me that […]
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Dictionary should not go digital-only

Several weeks ago, my roommate and I were watching CNN when a report came on discussing the possibility of the third Oxford English Dictionary edition going online and not being printed because of its growing popularity among Internet users. We […]
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Both parties standing in way of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” repeal

What should have been a monumental and historic occasion was reduced to a political ploy for votes and ultimately failed, leaving a legal form of discrimination in place. On Monday, a provision that would have led to the repeal of […]
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Smokers must be responsible with their butts

Walking back to the Towers, I passed a trash receptacle and spotted an empty cigarette pack carelessly left on the ground. It was not an unusual sight to see, but what shocked me is that I picked up five more […]
Columns / Voices

GOP must not sabotage themselves this November

Nov. 2 will be a good day for Republicans — there is no doubt about that. But leave it to the GOP to take what should be a phenomenal year electorally and start ruining races one by one.


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