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COLUMN: The ticketing paradox

COLUMN: The ticketing paradox

I got my first ticket two months ago. It wasn’t a ticket the average college student receives for speeding or parking on campus without the proper permit. It was a traffic citation awarded to me by the Mount Pleasant Police Department […]
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COLUMN: Why did I relay?

COLUMN: Why did I relay?

On the outside, Relay for Life looks like a spirited, high-energy fundraising event promoted on campus to gain as many participants as possible. The night is filled with games, food, movies, contests and sometimes costumes. A fun time, but not […]
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COLUMN: CMU fertile for Division I hockey

COLUMN: CMU fertile for Division I hockey

There is no debating the fact that the average Central Michigan student is disinterested in the school’s athletic programs. Student attendance at football games is terribly low, and the basketball program is coming off a 3-15 conference performance. They have […]
Columns / VIBE
Sydney Smith | Staff Reporter

COLUMN: Consent isn’t sexy, it’s required

Though I attend a university where I am surrounded by incredibly intelligent individuals, I am constantly surprised some of my peers cannot understand a simple command that even my dog can grasp: No. When it comes to consenting to sex, […]
Columns / Reviews / VIBE
BEER REVIEW: Dream Machine IPL

BEER REVIEW: Dream Machine IPL

Look: 7.4 Smell: 8.1 Taste: 7 Feel: 7 Overall: 7.38/10 Magic Hat Dream Machine IPL Magic Hat Brewing Company could not be more aptly named. The Vermont brewers are well-known for their ability to craft a unique variety of seasonal […]
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COLUMN: A cat saved my life

COLUMN: A cat saved my life

No one respects my cat. Then again, why should they? She’s a furry, 14-pound wrecking ball who can knock everything off my coffee table in record time without a care in the world. When friends come over to visit, she […]
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COLUMN: My day as a CMU police officer

COLUMN: My day as a CMU police officer

As a journalist, I’m always going to run into stories that require me to work with members of the police force. From accidents to crimes, there will always be events the public needs to know about that are handled by […]
Columns / VIBE
COLUMN: ‘The Boondock Saints’ is the unofficial movie of St. Patrick’s Day

COLUMN: ‘The Boondock Saints’ is the unofficial movie of St. Patrick’s Day

In recent years, there has been a debate about whether or not “Die Hard” can be considered a Christmas movie because it takes place around Christmas time. Some people have even made watching it into an annual tradition, like putting […]
Columns / Student Life
Column: Why is ‘Frozen’ so popular?

Column: Why is ‘Frozen’ so popular?

It seems like “Frozen” has taken over the world, but is it deserved? There are countless Internet memes, YouTube covers, Buzzfeed articles and now an Oscar for the Disney flick. Not only does “Frozen” have the Internet buzzing, it has received […]
Columns / Voices

COLUMN: Society and the media: Who’s really in control?

During the Society of Professional Journalists’ symposium “Sex Crimes and the Press: What’s the Media’s Responsibility?” Thursday, several concerns were raised about the media’s handling of sexual assault cases – including incidents on the campus of Central Michigan University. Issues […]
Columns / Student Life

COLUMN: We’re hear to pursue our dreams

College years are the best of our lives. Those who are lucky enough to experience it know what I’m talking about. This is where reality slaps us in the face and teaches life lessons that cannot be learned anywhere else. […]
Columns / VIBE

COLUMN: The meaning of it all

Amidst the whirlwind of Hallmark cards, teddy bears, roses and an endless supply of candy hearts, the true meaning of Valentine’s Day can be elusive to the naked eye. What began as a story of one priest’s heroic work to […]


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