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EDITORIAL: Legalize pot, grow our economy

Laws that decriminalize medicinal and recreational marijuana use are gaining popularity nationwide. We support the legalization movement. Following the passing of Colorado’s 64th Amendment and Washington’s Initiative 502, a majority of Americans now poll in favor of marijuana reform. According to […]
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Editorial: Gender-based intramural rules are unfair, outdated

Several intramural sports on campus operate with rules that are designed to create gender equality among players by awarding advantages to females. This manifests in varying degrees, but ultimately makes their contributions either mandatory or of higher consequence than that […]
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EDITORIAL: Additional time, smarter decisions

Last semester, Central Michigan University students spent an estimated $2.65 million on classes without receiving credit. Withdrawing from courses and wasting your tuition dollars is both fiscally irresponsible and unnecessary. Students need to make better choices on course registration and […]
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EDITORIAL: Bridging the gap

Although Central Michigan University is slated to receive an additional $6 million in state appropriations for 2015, more needs to be done to ensure our university receives a fair amount of funding. Under the current budget, each CMU student is […]
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EDITORIAL: Keeping local business afloat

After local late-night favorite Lil’ Chef closed its doors Sunday, we’re reminded of the importance of fostering the growth of small business in Mount Pleasant and throughout the state. Earlier this month, Mount Pleasant was named one of the best […]
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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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