• Retail Roundup: Mattress stores love President’s Day

    By Michael Piwowarski, news editor. First, there is the romantic Valentine’s Day shopping season, a time for retailers to make big bucks off of flowers, cards and fancy chocolates. At the same time is President’s Day shopping season, a time to… buy a new mattress? If you visited Art Van’s website during the weeks leading up to President’s Day, you […]

    Retail Roundup: Mattress stores love President’s Day
  • Temple Grandin informs and inspires at Delta College

    By Crystal Gwizdala, Collegiate correspondent. UNIVERSITY CENTER − Temple Grandin brought her autism advocacy to Delta College on Valentine’s Day and, although she gave two presentations in the Pioneer Gymnasium, seats were scarce. “The fact that it was free was much appreciated,” said one attendee. “Parents of children with autism don’t get to go out too much and we spend […]

    Temple Grandin informs and inspires at Delta College
  • Lady Pioneers lose confidence and momentum

    By Steele Wynne, reporter. The Lady Pioneers lost sight of what they really wanted Saturday, Feb. 9, and surrendered their homecoming victory to the Schoolcraft Ocelots with a final score of 86-64. After starting the game with an extent of lethargy, Delta found themselves down a large point deficit of 10 points by the end of the first half, which […]

    Lady Pioneers lose confidence and momentum
  • One year later: Grammys “step up” to include more female winners

    By Ryan Reichard, Arts & Entertainment editor. It’s been one year since the Grammy Awards’ president, Neil Portnow, famously said, “Women need to step up,” when asked about the lack of female nominations and winners at last year’s ceremony. Portnow has been called out by critics and fans alike for his comments by creating the viral hashtag #GrammysSoMale. When the […]

    One year later: Grammys “step up” to include more female winners
  • Marshall Fredericks Museum brings “Creative Cardinals” to SVSU

    By Ryan Reichard, Arts & Entertainment editor. The Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum, located at Saginaw Valley State University (SVSU), unveiled its latest (and one of the most unique) exhibitions yet with the “Creative Cardinals” exhibition. Unlike previous exhibits, the “Creative Cardinals” exhibit showcases work from both staff and students as they explore various mediums and techniques. “While I consider […]

    Marshall Fredericks Museum brings “Creative Cardinals” to SVSU
  • Top 5 for Valentine’s Day weekend (Feb. 15, 2019)

    By Ryan Reichard, Arts & Entertainment editor. 1. To the worlds and beyond Every Thursday throughout February, 7 p.m. at the Delta College Planetarium, explore the solar system in ways you never dreamed of before. You will be transported from the burning sun to the ice-covered comets that decorate the vastness of space. In addition, you will get an up-close […]

    Top 5 for Valentine’s Day weekend (Feb. 15, 2019)
  • 2019 Grammys deliver a mixed bag of moments

    By Ryan Reichard, Arts & Entertainment editor. Straight off the heels of last year’s highly controversial 2018 Grammys, which seemed to highlight extremely apparent gender inequality in the system, the 2019 ceremony was supposed to be the redemption of the awards, featuring a number of women performers and awards. The Grammys did show promise when they announced their impressive lineup […]

    2019 Grammys deliver a mixed bag of moments
  • Top 5 for the weekend of February 8, 2019

    By Ryan Reichard, reporter. 1. Gryffindors, Hufflepuffs, Slytherins and Ravenclaws unite From Feb. 7 to Feb. 8 at 7:30 p.m., bring your wands to the Midland Center for the Arts to celebrate this hilarious parody of Harry Potter. “Potted Potter — The Unauthorized Harry Experience — A Parody by Dan and Jeff” tells the complete story of the boy with […]

    Top 5 for the weekend of February 8, 2019
  • Developmental education success highlighted at board meeting

    By Michael Piwowarski, news editor. UNIVERSITY CENTER − Kristin Cornelius, associate professor in English at Delta College, talked about Delta’s efforts in developmental education at the Tuesday, Feb. 5, board of trustees meeting. Students who apply to get enrolled at Delta have to take a course placement test to determine what levels of reading, writing and math they are at […]

    Developmental education success highlighted at board meeting
  • SATIRE: Your weekly horoscope: Pisces, better check your car!

    By Michael Piwowarski, news editor. Aquarius (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Your birthday party will be ruined when you find that your boss has written you up for not working. Pisces (Feb. 19 to March 20) After work today, you’re gonna walk to your car only to notice that someone keyed it. Maybe it’s someone getting revenge on you for […]

    SATIRE: Your weekly horoscope: Pisces, better check your car!

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Retail Roundup: Mattress stores love President’s Day

Retail Roundup: Mattress stores love President’s Day

February 16, 2019 at 4:44 PM

By Michael Piwowarski, news editor. First, there is the romantic Valentine’s Day shopping season, a time for retailers to make big bucks off of flowers, cards and fancy...

Arts & Entertainment »

One year later: Grammys “step up” to include more female winners

One year later: Grammys “step up” to include more female winners

February 16, 2019 at 9:18 AM

By Ryan Reichard, Arts & Entertainment editor. It’s been one year since the Grammy Awards’ president, Neil Portnow, famously said, “Women need to step up,” when...

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Temple Grandin informs and inspires at Delta College

Temple Grandin informs and inspires at Delta College

February 16, 2019 at 3:29 PM

By Crystal Gwizdala, Collegiate correspondent. UNIVERSITY CENTER − Temple Grandin brought her autism advocacy to Delta College on Valentine’s Day and, although she gave...

Opinion »

SATIRE: Your weekly horoscope: Pisces, better check your car!

SATIRE: Your weekly horoscope: Pisces, better check your car!

February 6, 2019 at 4:29 PM

By Michael Piwowarski, news editor. Aquarius (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Your birthday party will be ruined when you find that your boss has written you up for not working. Pisces...

Sports »

Lady Pioneers lose confidence and momentum

Lady Pioneers lose confidence and momentum

February 16, 2019 at 10:30 AM

By Steele Wynne, reporter. The Lady Pioneers lost sight of what they really wanted Saturday, Feb. 9, and surrendered their homecoming victory to the Schoolcraft Ocelots with...

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Staying moisturized during the cold weather months

Staying moisturized during the cold weather months

February 6, 2019 at 4:12 PM

By Maia Wiederhold, illustrator. With the beauty of snow, the warmth of the holidays and the optimism of the new year comes the one thing I think we can all agree to despise:...

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Women’s basketball team climbing uphill toward conference championship

Women’s basketball team climbing uphill toward conference championship

By Steele Wynne, reporter. After their victory over Oakland Community College on Saturday, Jan. 26, the Lady Pioneers find themselves on a five-game winning streak, which ranked them at second place in the conference as well as the second seed. Additionally, if the ladies maintain this position in the conference, they will be sent straight to the semi-final portion of […]

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Professor reports execution events in 1937 connect to present

Professor reports execution events in 1937 connect to present

By Maddison Godi, reporter On Wednesday, Jan. 23, history buffs gathered in Room N007 for a Brown Bag presentation from John Mulloy, adjunct instructor in history at Delta College. Mulloy delivered the history of the Midland bank robbery and how the events of that day show the repetition of history. The discussion began with the social calendar at the time […]

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Pioneers settle in for rest of the season

Pioneers settle in for rest of the season

By Joe Thornton, editor-in-chief. With the Delta College men’s basketball team having more than half of the season in the books, this team finds themselves in an uphill battle against themselves, their competition and the elements to attain victory. Currently holding a record of 11-5, the Pioneers sit at seventh in the standings out of the nine teams in the […]

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Staying moisturized during the cold weather months

Staying moisturized during the cold weather months

By Maia Wiederhold, illustrator. With the beauty of snow, the warmth of the holidays and the optimism of the new year comes the one thing I think we can all agree to despise: dry skin. When temperatures drop, so do the moisture levels in the air. The dry atmosphere draws that lacking moisture from our skin, leaving us cracked and […]

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Frustrated Fan: See no evil, call no evil

Frustrated Fan: See no evil, call no evil

By Joe Thornton, editor-in-chief. Dear Roger Goodell, Hey buddy! Long time no see! Maybe that’s the same thing I should say to the refs that are being paid thousands of dollars on Sundays. You know, the ones who really only work one day of the week, and have one task, but still can’t seem to get it right? And your […]

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PERSPECTIVES: Toxic masculinity

PERSPECTIVES: Toxic masculinity

Toxic masculinity is the idea that traits commonly portrayed in society as masculine, such as dominance and bottling emotions, eventually lead to destructive social practices and beliefs. Here is what two of our staff members had to say about this topic. The effects of toxic masculinity on women By Maia Wiederhold, illustrator. Toxic masculinity is a controversial topic in today’s […]

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Seasonal Affective Disorder: How the seasons impact our mental health

Seasonal Affective Disorder: How the seasons impact our mental health

By Steele Wynne, reporter. Michigan is a state that is arguably most alluring during the turn of each season rather than in the middle; with its cool autumn having fulsome, color-changing leaves and cordial spring, when everything is in bloom and everyone feels a newly found sense of vigor. While it is true for most that these transitions are refreshing, […]

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Missed Melodies: Kelly Clarkson, Kurt Travis and more

Missed Melodies: Kelly Clarkson, Kurt Travis and more

Are you tired of hearing the same old hits over and over? How about ditching that Spotify playlist and digging deeper into the back catalogs of talented artists? This is the segment where members of the Collegiate staff share some of their top picks for great songs that are out of the spotlight and deserve more airplay. “BUSY/SIRENS” — Saba […]

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Professional tennis players flock to Dow Tennis Classic

Professional tennis players flock to Dow Tennis Classic

By Steele Wynne, reporter. MIDLAND — The Dow Tennis Classic, a $100,000 tennis tournament spanning seven days, came to a close Feb. 3, with the $15,000 purse awarded to wildcard player, Caty McNally, after beating her former doubles partner and fourth seed pick, Jessica Pegula. McNally says playing with confidence and believing she could play at this level is what […]

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Valentine’s Day is for everyone — couples and singles alike

Valentine’s Day is for everyone — couples and singles alike

By Kelly Winters, multimedia reporter. Valentine’s Day — the keynote holiday of cuffing season. Some see this day as an opportunity to spread some extra lovin’ to their special someone, while others find the day to be an irrelevant holiday made up by Hallmark to sell overpriced, lacy cards. If you find yourself to be a member of the second […]

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