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EDITORIAL: Don't neglect your mental health this semester, reach out and get help

(02/05/18 9:22am)

When the sun sometimes doesn't shine for days and the cold winter winds can make you want to stay in your bed all day, we are at our most susceptible for Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) or seasonal depression. It affects roughly 5 percent of the population. That number only goes up the further north you go, according to a report by USA Today about seasonal depression on college campuses.











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.