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COLUMN: Higher education isn’t only for 18 and older

COLUMN: Higher education isn’t only for 18 and older

Central Michigan University might appear more like a bar or night club for anyone under 18 if officials pass a proposed policy regarding minors on campus. The new policy, currently in its drafting stage, would restrict minors from being on […]
Columns / Voices
GUEST COLUMN: Let’s talk about depression

GUEST COLUMN: Let’s talk about depression

When people meet me for the first time, I’m told it’s my love for life that draws them in. I’m always happy to meet new people, and if I can make a person laugh, that’s even better. If they only knew […]
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COLUMN: Motivate the vote

COLUMN: Motivate the vote

Mount Pleasant has a moral duty to ensure that every student has access to voting. As a member of SGA, a team of students and I decided to survey campus on how well students knew about the current polling locations […]
Letters / Voices
LETTER: Low wages hurting AFSCME

LETTER: Low wages hurting AFSCME

To the CMU community: In July, the union contract that represents the Service Maintenance group of CMU will expire. In the interim, contract negotiations will begin between CMU and AFSCME, the union that represents the 187 workers made up of […]
Columns / Voices
COLUMN: A message to those struggling

COLUMN: A message to those struggling

This is a message to other students, like myself, to continue fighting every day. This is for that person who has an exam tomorrow, but cannot seem to garner the energy to study because their depression dulls their mind. This […]
Columns / Letters / Voices
GUEST COLUMN: Seeking help is not a weakness

GUEST COLUMN: Seeking help is not a weakness

College is an exciting, challenging and often stressful time for students. It is common for some students to have difficulty adjusting to college and, at times, feel sad, anxious, stressed, or have relationship concerns. Many students experience career indecision or […]
Editorial / Voices
EDITORIAL: Helping hands can save lives

EDITORIAL: Helping hands can save lives

College is a transitional experience for young minds. After high school, maintaining relationships becomes more strained, achieving higher grades becomes more challenging, and new responsibilities increase exponentially. For many, the four years leading up to graduation can represent a stressful […]
Letters / Voices

LETTER: Consider the effects of higher wages

To the editor: My name is Andrew Barrett and I am a fifth-year student on campus. I recently read an article from the April 4 issue of Central Michigan Life and was compelled to write my thoughts on the subject. The […]
Editorial / Voices

EDITORIAL: Dedicated to accuracy, transparency

As a media organization, the credibility of our content is weighted heavily on two key elements: Accuracy and reliability. Without both, readers cannot depend on Central Michigan Life for quality news reporting. On Friday, we published a story detailing our […]
Columns / Voices
COLUMN: It’s not Roe that needs to go

COLUMN: It’s not Roe that needs to go

Nearly two years ago I stood with thousands of women against House Bill 5711. The atrocious bill would essentially wipe out every health center in Michigan that provides abortions. Chants like, “this is our house” filled the chamber. Although we […]
Editorial / Voices
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 […]
Columns / Voices
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COLUMN: Mount not-so-Pleasant

In fall 2013, Central Michigan University’s on-campus undergraduate enrollment decreased from 18,686 students to 17,771. Many argue the university is to blame for the decrease in enrollment. I have to disagree. When I was contemplating which university I wanted to […]


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