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EDITORIAL: Living sustainably should be a part of everyone's life

(12/03/15 12:24pm)

Former Central Michigan University president Michael Rao established the Campus Sustainability Advisory Committee in 2008 due to the "immediate need for a coordinated effort to address sustainability issues."Since then, more than 100 energy-optimization projects have been implemented, saving $10.8 million and making great strides in creating a culture of sustainability, but this effort will always be challenged by the growing size of campus and amount of energy used by students.Conservation projects have reduced energy costs despite the addition of thousands of square feet to campus.

EDITORIAL: Black Friday home games a cheap end to a great season

(11/30/15 9:09am)

The Athletics Department announced an attendance figure of 8,049 fans in Kelly/Shorts Stadium, though their estimates usually run slightly larger than the true amount.Not only do these games only bring a slight revenue for the school due to ESPN coverage, this game scheduling makes no sense for the team and viewers.

EDITORIAL: Additional Counseling Center staff needed to serve students

(11/19/15 8:26am)

A record-number of students seeking help at the Counseling Center means some will not receive the counseling they need until the spring semester.Demand for mental health services in the fall semester is at an all-time high and Central Michigan University does not have enough counselors to deal with the influx.

EDITORIAL: Student concerns are valid

(11/16/15 10:27am)

After a week that featured several on-campus demonstrations and the first meeting of a task force between students, city officials, law enforcement and Mount Pleasant residents, the generational gap in this college town began to show its depth.While about vastly different topics, these events ignited passionate debate between students who feel that their voices are not being heard, and residents who don't think their concerns are valid.

EDITORIAL: Take advantage of Title IX rights

(10/25/15 8:40pm)

While Title IX is best known for its impact on high school and collegiate athletics the original statute made no explicit mention of sports, and students at Central Michigan University are afforded a multitude of important rights.No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.

EDITORIAL: Race issues are not black and white

(10/18/15 8:17pm)

The Student Government Association used students dressed in culturally offensive stereotypes like blackface and oriental attire in their annual "We're a Culture, Not a Costume" awareness campaign with the justification that the demonstrations would spark Student Government Association's annual "We're a Culture, Not a Costume" awareness event was met with negative response from students on social media Wednesday Oct.