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EDITORIAL: Renewing an emphasis on safety, security

EDITORIAL: Renewing an emphasis on safety, security

Beyond expecting a quality education, students at Central Michigan University expect a certain degree of security, privacy and safety. However, some recent events have caused a disconnect between that expectation and reality. Last year, a student was robbed of his […]
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EDITORIAL: Trading tradition for Division I status

EDITORIAL: Trading tradition for Division I status

If Central Michigan University’s athletics department wants our football team to remain in Division I, then it needs to begin treating it like a Division I program. Although CMU reported a paid attendance average of 15,333 this football season – […]
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EDITORIAL: A vote for change

EDITORIAL: A vote for change

Central Michigan Life’s editorial board met with presidential candidate Chuck Mahone and his running mate Mariah Urueta last week to discuss their platform. We met with vice president candidate Maggie Blackmer on Sunday, although presidential candidate Marie Reimers was able […]
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Courtesy Photo | Kelly Bracha

EDITORIAL: Let love live

Some of Michigan’s government officials are placing themselves on the wrong side of history. Although a U.S. district judge ruled last week to invalidate a state constitutional amendment prohibiting same-sex marriage, the ruling has been effectively nullified with a stay, […]
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EDITORIAL: Benefiting the ballot

EDITORIAL: Benefiting the ballot

In a democracy, providing access to a place to practice your right to vote is paramount. Casting a ballot allows citizens to select a candidate who can best represent their views. Ultimately, it is the most fundamental way for American […]
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EDITORIAL: What have you done for us lately?

EDITORIAL: What have you done for us lately?

The loudest voice for social change on Central Michigan University’s campus is telling us that we’re all going to Hell. Soulwinners Ministries has repeatedly sent boisterous representatives to campus – using less-than-polite language – to spread its version of the […]
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EDITORIAL: Professors actions have tarnished our image. CMU deserves better.

A professor’s duty at Central Michigan University extends beyond instruction. While teaching classes is the primary role of the faculty, they are also expected to serve as mentors, counselors and guides for young, growing minds. We hold them to the […]
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EDITORIAL: Sacrificing human rights, democracy for ‘rape insurance’

Last week, Michigan enacted a law that was absurd in both what it said and how it was decided. The Abortion Insurance Opt-Out Act – or perhaps more accurately titled, “Rape Insurance” – became law Thursday. The new provision requires […]
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EDITORIAL: Our right to know

Fourth U.S. President and author of the first amendment James Madison said knowledge will forever govern ignorance. People who mean to be their own governors must continuously arm themselves with the power with which knowledge gives. Sunday was Madison’s birthday […]
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Plaintiffs to lift the ban on gay marriage, April DeBoer, background left, and her partner Jayne Rowse, stand outside Federal Court in Detroit, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014 on a lunch break during their trial. (Mandi Wright/Detroit Free Press/MCT)

EDITORIAL: Family and equality: An appeal against Michigan’s hateful same-sex marriage ban

Ten years ago, the state of Michigan voted to deny same-sex couples their fundamental right to marry. This week, Michigan has been forced to rethink its opinion in federal court – and it’s about time. Jayne Rowse and April DeBoer are […]
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University President George Ross looks at his watch while walking from Charles V. Park Library to Warriner Hall after a press conference, as hundreds of protestors follow behind chanting "negotiate now." (Jeff Smith/Staff Photographer)

EDITORIAL: A call for polite, productive negotiations

After rocky contract negotiations between the administration and Faculty Association in 2011, we hope to see improved relations – from both sides – this time around. Three years ago, the Faculty Association and the administration repeatedly failed to reach an agreement […]
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EDITORIAL: Inspiring hope from dreadful news

As journalists, we sometimes have to make uncomfortable decisions. It’s our job to tell all sides of a story. It’s our duty as a news source to provide detailed and accurate information to the community in a timely manner – […]


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