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Students, faculty voice opinions on federal government decision to recognize same-sex marriages in Michigan

(04/01/14 11:58pm)

Despite the ban on same-sex marriage in Michigan, Troy junior Emily Herbon believes the debate over changing the law comes down to religion. “The issue of people not wanting same-sex couples to be married is kind of not an issue to me because I thought we’re supposed to have a separation of church and state,” she said.







COLUMN: Drugs and politics

(11/11/13 7:00am)

In light of the news that Toronto Mayor Rob Ford confessed to using crack-cocaine while in office, many people are left crying for public officials to take mandatory drug tests before running for and to keep office. A policy such as this would force politicians to take drug tests that, if positive, would make them ineligible for service.




Speak Up, Speak Out to host political forum in UC Wednesday

(01/18/13 9:00am)

Speak Up, Speak Out’s upcoming forum will feature special guests Susy Avery and Debbie Dingell and will focus on the outcome of the election and what it means for Michigan and the nation. The ‘From the Ballot Box to the Inauguration: Looking Back, Looking Forward’ forum will combine the speakers and a panel of campus political experts for a presentation from 7 until 9 p.m.




Mount Pleasant Public Schools board results not determined Tuesday night

(11/06/12 11:30pm)

Four challengers are still vying for two seats on the Mount Pleasant Public Schools board after polls closed Tuesday night. Patty Strong, Shelia Murphy, Jeffery Wigand and Wynne Winslow have different areas of experience and eclectic backgrounds, but all want the same thing: better education for the students and more community involvement. As of press time, the race was too close to call. Strong's main goal is securing more funding to meet the needs of all students and getting more parents involved in the progress of their children's education. A mother of three, Strong has been going to meetings and has been a "PTO mom" since her children began school.


COLUMN: Why we should re-elect Obama

(10/31/12 8:45am)

I’ve been asked why I’m supporting President Obama quite a few times during this election season. Surprisingly, it’s a complicated and a simple answer at the same time. I have a whole list of reasons: women’s rights, student loans, education funding, supporting middle-class families, LGBTQ rights, environment and energy reform, healthcare reform … and the list goes on and on. However, I’m an all-weather liberal, economically and socially.