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EDITORIAL: Decriminalizing Minor in Possession charges in Michigan is smart move for state

(01/19/18 10:36am)

A new state law that went into effect Jan. 1 reclassified Michigan's minor in possession of alcohol charge from a misdemeanor to a civil infraction that carries a $100 fine.  According to The Detroit Free Press, the misdemeanor charge included a fine and could carry a sentence of up to 90 days in jail. In that same article, Isabella County reported one of the highest number of MIP charges, with 233 citations.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Zoning ordinance is a benefit to the Mount Pleasant community

(01/19/18 10:28am)

Rezoning those six blocks just north of campus means that there will be no further expansion of dorm-style rooming houses in that area. The hope is that over time it will become a desirable mix of permanent and non-permanent residents who enjoy the convenience of renting or buying a house in a residential neighborhood close to campus and downtown.

EDITORIAL: Read Central Michigan Life this semester to learn about, stay aware of campus, community news

(01/07/18 5:20pm)

A new semester means a start. It is a chance for you to make the most of your time at CMU: whether it's your first time here or your last semester as a student. You can make the most of your semester by keeping up with campus news by reading Central Michigan Life. We are here for you, 24 hours a day on and in print each Monday and Thursday

COLUMN: War on Christmas is a disingenuous fight against religious tolerance

(12/18/17 7:28am)

The War on Christmas was never a real issue. People made it an issue when they started to feel slighted when they were held to the same standard as everyone else in America. This non-issue is just an excuse for Christians to complain about being "persecuted" when they know they live in the a country that does not and will never persecute them for their religion.

COLUMN: It's okay to have a bad semester, but take it as a learning experience

(12/10/17 8:01pm)

I returned to Central Michigan University in August with the assumption that as a sophomore, I had enough wisdom to know how to balance a social life, work and academic success.  I figured after doing fairly well my freshman year I could be the type of girl who has everything figured out, but soon I had to realize that even those girls cannot have it all.