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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.

EDITORIAL: Sewing the threads of success

(09/16/15 10:00pm)

At a time when the university has made it clear that its priorities lie with academic research and supporting a financially-dependent college of medicine, a new Visual Merchandising Lab in Wightman Hall represents direct investment in student success.Construction for the lab was budgeted at $425,000, which included renovations and the addition of technology and furnishings. Michael Mamp, professor in the Fashion Merchandising and Design program, played a crucial role in renovation.

EDITORIAL: Let's talk, not argue

(09/13/15 10:21pm)

This summer, City Commissioners took actions to address common complaints made by residents who share their neighborhoods with students north of campus.They did so while most of Central Michigan University's student population returned home or left Mount Pleasant, demonstrating a lack of communication that has fostered contempt between the two groups for decades.During those meetings, the city commission approved several changes that will directly affect students – including hiring an additional code enforcement officer to police a student-populated zone known as the M-2 district.Those decisions were reached during a time of the year when few students were able participate in public discussions at open meetings.