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EDITORIAL: Remembering CMU’s ‘father of journalism’

Last Monday, the world lost one of Central Michigan University’s greatest advocates for journalism. Dr. Gilbert Maienknecht, a staple at the university since the ’40s, died on Feb. 3. Arriving as the director of publicity in 1948, Maienknecht was the foundation […]
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EDITORIAL: Standing together for quality journalism

As student journalists at Central Michigan University, one of our greatest assets is a strong relationship with students, administration, faculty and staff. Unfortunately, we cannot say the same for other colleges in Michigan. Last week, Albion College temporarily shut down […]
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An editorial cartoon by Kaela Torres.

EDITORIAL: An open letter to Gov. Rick Snyder

Gov. Snyder, State funding of higher education in 2001-02 was nearly $2 billion. Today, it’s $1.4 billion. Although your recent budget proposals suggest that you recognize there is a problem – it’s time to take larger steps toward repairing the […]
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EDITORIAL: Prohibiting concealed carry on campus keeps students safe from gun violence

After recent shootings near three of Michigan’s public universities, it’s important to take a stance on gun control and how legislation affects higher education within the state. Michigan law lists several “pistol-free” areas for those with concealed weapon permits. Included […]
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EDITORIAL: CMU master planning represents misguided priorities

In 2012, Central Michigan University recreated the campus master plan. Focusing on building and land use and condition assessments, the plan was the first to be implemented since 2001. In August, University President George Ross called investment in priorities through […]
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EDITORIAL: Keep the healthy smack-talk coming

Sportsmanship does not always have to be boring. One of the best aspects of college sports is the rivalry. It’s fueled by heated competition on the playing surface, and good nature trash-talk off of it. Rivalries are what keep sports […]
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EDITORIAL: S.O.S: Support our Senate

EDITORIAL: S.O.S: Support our Senate

The Student Government Association is one of the largest advocates for student interests on campus, but sometimes finding students to serve in the organization can be a challenge. According to its mission statement, SGA is dedicated to inspiring improvement throughout […]
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EDITORIAL: Unintended consequences: Obamacare hits home

EDITORIAL: Unintended consequences: Obamacare hits home

Key portions of the Affordable Care Act, including the employer mandate, went into effect at the beginning of the spring semester, and it’s lacking some important infrastructure for success – particularly for students. Under Obamacare, employers are now required to […]
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EDITORIAL: An appeal for participation

Opportunities for entertainment on campus are plentiful. As students, if we find ourselves without something to do, it’s entirely our own faults. The university allocates a significant amount of money toward events designed to provide students with an educational, but […]
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Editorial: Finding a balance

At a time when decreased enrollment plagues Central Michigan University, the administration’s emphasis on online education isn’t helping to alleviate the situation. Although on-campus undergraduate enrollment suffered from a 7.3 percent decrease in student credit hours over the past five […]
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EDITORIAL: Evaluting the big picture

EDITORIAL: Evaluting the big picture

The impact of decreased enrollment is beginning to make its mark on Central Michigan University. As the College of Communication and Fine Arts, and specifically the art department, struggles amid a shrinking revenue stream, the effect of fewer students on […]
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EDITORIAL: Booted: Delta Chi leaves a black eye on Greek community

After months of investigation and waiting on internal reports to become available, we finally have a more complete understanding of the suspension of Delta Chi – and what we learned was despicable. In August, the fraternity was charged with several […]


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