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Students petition for total statewide legalization of marijuana

(09/13/15 9:15pm)

Student Advocates for the Medical and Responsible Use of Cannabis are collecting signatures for a proposal that would legalize marijuana for recreational purposes within the state of Michigan.The proposal, known as the Michigan Marihuana Legalization, Regulation and Economic Stimulus Act, would allow adults age 21 and above to possess 2.5 ounces of marijuana and to privately grow 12 marijuana plants, while giving state and local governments flexibility on regulation.

Sentenced to Debt: Tuition increases a result of state defunding, rising costs

(09/11/15 1:54pm)

In 2001, "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" broke Box Office records, millions of viewers watched Britney Spears dance with a python at the MTV's Music Video Awards, and undergraduate tuition at Central Michigan University was $276 cheaper per credit hour. In 15 years, undergraduate tuition has increased by 265 percent. If you are an 18-year-old incoming freshman, each credit hour is $300 more expensive at CMU than it was when you were born. Gov.

Balancing the burden: students feel pressure by tuition increases

(09/10/15 11:58am)

As the price of tuition increases every year, students are still willing to pay the price for a college education even though most can agree that it’s too high for everyone to consider attending CMU as a viable option. Central Michigan Life asked students how they felt about the price of tuition.“I think (the tuition price is) annoying,” said Taylor sophomore Theron Logan.

SGA celebrates 95th birthday, talks accomplishments

(09/09/15 9:55pm)

Celebrating its 95th year, the Student Government Association kicked off the start of their 2015-2016 year with a birthday party in the basement of the Bovee University Center.While some students on campus question the necessity of having a student government on campus, without their continued assistance the university would not be what it is today SGA President Chuck Mahone said in the night’s opening speech.“SGA is actually the organization who got the SAC built, and while obviously we’re not the ones who funded it, we showed through over half of the campus’ votes that this (activity center) was a need that students wanted,” Mahone said.

Park Library to test extended library hours

(09/09/15 9:03pm)

Student Government President Chuck Mahone plans to hold true to one of his running policies. Working with Park Library, SGA Representatives expect library hours to be extended for the semester, enabling students to utilize facilities for longer periods.As discussions are still in the works, there is no finalized schedule as to when and what days the library will implement extended days.

More than just a major

(09/09/15 5:42pm)

As a child, Standish senior Cody Whitman used to find colorful rocks and interesting things when he went on adventures.This first sparked his interest in the world of geology and after taking an introductory course for a teaching major, Whitman realized that he could make a career out of it.The Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences (EAS) at Central Michigan University provides majors in Geology, Meteorology and Hydrogeology.

Gearing up for Baja

(09/09/15 5:36pm)

While some students are gearing up for classes with books and binders, others are gearing up to design and build a single passenger car.The Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Baja is part of an intercollegiate design series where colleges compete in designing, marketing and developing an automotive vehicle comparable to a dune buggy.