• Perspectives: Should marijuana be legalized in Michigan?

    Illustration by Maia Rose Wiederhold Why recreational marijuana should be legalized By Zach Parfeniuk, reporter. What’s on the Michigan statewide ballot this year? Ganja. Proposal 1, if passed, will legalize recreational marijuana across Michigan for the use of people who are at least 21 years old. Due to the recent focus on Medicare, social security, immigration and taxes, marijuana seems […]

    Perspectives: Should marijuana be legalized in Michigan?
  • The Bread Guy opens its doors in Saginaw

    By Franklin Thornton, copy editor SAGINAW — A quaint little bread shop in Old Town Saginaw had its soft opening Saturday, Oct. 20. Named The Bread Guy, the burgeoning bakery was bustling with business as customers moved continually in and out of the store. “We’re actually sold out of everything, so it worked out really well,” says Sabrina Johnson, an […]

    The Bread Guy opens its doors in Saginaw
  • Midland celebrates fall season

    By Zach Parfeniuk, reporter On Saturday, Oct. 13, downtown Midland burst with the vibrant oranges and yellows that cement autumn in our minds as the annual Festifall kicked off along E Main street. Starting at 4 p.m., the festival began with tons of children’s activities, ranging from rolling pumpkins, to building your own scarecrow, to spending time in a bouncy […]

    Midland celebrates fall season
  • Things to do this fall: Johnson’s Giant Pumpkin Farm

    By Kelly Winters, multimedia reporter. Leaves are changing, temperatures are dropping and summer activities are coming to an end. This may raise some concern in those of us whom are active bodies and enjoy what life has to offer outside, but as these circumstances arise, we can take a trip to Johnson’s Giant Pumpkin Farm. One of the leading attractions […]

    Things to do this fall: Johnson’s Giant Pumpkin Farm
  • Delta College “clears the haze” on marijuana with panel discussion

    By Michael Piwowarski, news editor UNIVERSITY CENTER — Proposal 1, which would make owning limited amounts of marijuana legal if passed, is one of the biggest hot-button issues on the ballot this election. Delta College students had an opportunity to take part in this discussion Thursday, Oct. 18, during the “Clearing the Haze” deliberative dialogue. The panelists were: field manager […]

    Delta College “clears the haze” on marijuana with panel discussion
  • SVSU professor helps foster children stay in college

    By Jennifer Torres, reporter. SAGINAW — The Fostering an Academic Successful Transition (FAST) program at Saginaw Valley State University (SVSU) was founded six years ago by Vanessa Brooks Herd, associate professor of social work at the school. From her experience gained from interactions with students formerly in the foster care system, as well as her passion, she has helped form […]

    SVSU professor helps foster children stay in college
  • Retail Roundup: Is Toys R Us the comeback we were asking for?

    By Michael Piwowarski, news editor. A lot has happened in retail this year! Sears filing for bankruptcy, Bon Ton closing all of their stores and, of course, the highly publicized closure of Toys R Us. After decades of making memories for millions of children across the world, Geoffrey the Giraffe packed up his toy bag and left town for good. […]

    Retail Roundup: Is Toys R Us the comeback we were asking for?
  • A Chocolate Affair to provide a good time, for a good cause

    By Michael Piwowarski, news editor. Whether you enjoy indulging in chocolate desserts or supporting local college students, this November will be your chance to do both. Delta College will be hosting A Chocolate Affair, an annual fundraiser for the Possible Dream program, Thursday, Nov. 1 at the Valley Plaza’s Great Hall in Midland. Great food and drinks, as well as […]

    A Chocolate Affair to provide a good time, for a good cause
  • Note-worthy: Electing the best political songs

    Illustration by Maia Rose Wiederhold By Ryan Reichard, Reporter Politics is an everlasting battle with constant clashing over opinions and beliefs. Capturing everything from war to inequality to social injustices, music has been there through the tough times, elucidating the turmoil along the way. With election day right around the corner, I decided to compile a list of the best […]

    Note-worthy: Electing the best political songs
  • For whom the Bell tolls

    By Joe Thornton, editor-in-chief. For those who follow the NFL, you know all about Le’Veon Bell and the drama he’s left in his wake. If you drafted him in fantasy, I send condolences your way for the wasted pick. For those who know nothing about him, Bell is one of the elite running backs of the NFL. If you were […]

    For whom the Bell tolls

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The Bread Guy opens its doors in Saginaw

The Bread Guy opens its doors in Saginaw

October 21, 2018 at 5:25 PM

By Franklin Thornton, copy editor SAGINAW — A quaint little bread shop in Old Town Saginaw had its soft opening Saturday, Oct. 20. Named The Bread Guy, the burgeoning bakery...

Arts & Entertainment »

Note-worthy: Electing the best political songs

Note-worthy: Electing the best political songs

October 19, 2018 at 8:59 AM

Illustration by Maia Rose Wiederhold By Ryan Reichard, Reporter Politics is an everlasting battle with constant clashing over opinions and beliefs. Capturing everything from...

Collegiate Life »

Midland celebrates fall season

Midland celebrates fall season

October 21, 2018 at 4:20 PM

By Zach Parfeniuk, reporter On Saturday, Oct. 13, downtown Midland burst with the vibrant oranges and yellows that cement autumn in our minds as the annual Festifall kicked...

Opinion »

Perspectives: Should marijuana be legalized in Michigan?

Perspectives: Should marijuana be legalized in Michigan?

October 22, 2018 at 8:59 AM

Illustration by Maia Rose Wiederhold Why recreational marijuana should be legalized By Zach Parfeniuk, reporter. What’s on the Michigan statewide ballot this year?...

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For whom the Bell tolls

For whom the Bell tolls

October 19, 2018 at 8:59 AM

By Joe Thornton, editor-in-chief. For those who follow the NFL, you know all about Le’Veon Bell and the drama he’s left in his wake. If you drafted him in fantasy, I send...

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Why Halloween costumes should be allowed in every work environment

Why Halloween costumes should be allowed in every work environment

Illustration by Maia Rose Wiederhold By Kelly Winters, multimedia reporter. As a society that contains so many free thinkers, you would assume dressing up for Halloween would be accepted far and wide throughout school and professional environments. However, it is my great misfortune to say that many people are told not to be their baddest, spookiest self on one of […]

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Frustrated Fan: How Golden State ruined the NBA

Frustrated Fan: How Golden State ruined the NBA

By Joe Thornton, editor-in-chief. Dear Adam Silver, How could you let it get this bad? I don’t get it. It has to be written somewhere in your job description that you can’t allow an NBA team to get this overpowered. At the end of the season, teams receive their draft order inversely related to their performance throughout the season. The […]

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Northwood roars to life with auto showcase

Northwood roars to life with auto showcase

By Zach Parfeniuk, reporter. MIDLAND — The weekend of Oct. 12, Northwood University roared with the sound of engine exhaust as the annual Northwood University Auto Show graced the campus with both local and international vehicles. For those unfamiliar, the Northwood University Auto Show is an annual, completely student-run event that features over 65 manufacturers, and around 500 cars, every […]

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Faithful fanatics of popular TV series  “The Office” gather to partake in themed trivia night.

Faithful fanatics of popular TV series “The Office” gather to partake in themed trivia night.

By Kelly Winter, multimedia reporter. MIDLAND — Thursday night, Oct. 11, fans of the American version of “The Office” traveled far and wide to partake in a “The Office”-themed trivia night hosted by Aaron and Renee Deckrow, owners of the Live Oak coffee house. The night consisted of two rounds of trivia, constituting 53 mind-racking questions each. In addition to […]

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Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum brings “The Spirit of Detroit” to SVSU

Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum brings “The Spirit of Detroit” to SVSU

By: Ryan Reichard, reporter UNIVERSITY CENTER — The Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum at Saginaw Valley State University is hosting the exhibit “Motor City Icon: The Spirit of Detroit” from Oct. 5 to Jan. 19. The exhibit features artwork from various artists in celebration of the 60th anniversary of the era-defining sculpture. Inside the museum, the display is divided into […]

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STEM Festival inspires curiosity in children and adults

STEM Festival inspires curiosity in children and adults

By Franklin Thornton, copy editor. UNIVERSITY CENTER — If you were one of the lucky few Delta students who were at the college on Friday, Oct. 13, you might have noticed a disproportionate amount of children. These weren’t the usual children of some Delta students you sometimes see roaming the halls, however; these were students invited to Delta College’s annual […]

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Global warming: a careless catastrophe

Global warming: a careless catastrophe

Illustration by Maia Rose Wiederhold By Joe Thornton, editor-in-chief. A recent report issued by the United Nations states that Earth is facing an imminent threat due to climate change. This report, issued by a committee of 40 scientists from all around the world, explains that if we continue to emit greenhouse gases at the rate we currently are, we could […]

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Delta construction students plant a seed in their community

Delta construction students plant a seed in their community

By Michael Piwowarski, news editor. UNIVERSITY CENTER — Sometimes, a student’s educational experience goes beyond fulfilling classroom requirements in order to get a degree. In the case of Associate Professor of Residential Construction Michael Finelli’s class, his students get a chance to help their community along the way. The Saginaw Mustard Seed Shelter, a homeless shelter for women and children […]

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Our View: Don’t complain if you don’t vote

Illustration by Maia Rose Wiederhold “I don’t vote. It doesn’t change anything.” If you’re anything like us, you’ve heard this excuse a million times. You have friends who will talk about how flawed democracy is — all in attempts to justify why they themselves don’t vote. The problem lies in the overwhelming amount of young people who don’t go out […]

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Whiting Forest’s $20 million rework

Whiting Forest’s $20 million rework

By Zach Parfeniuk, reporter. MIDLAND – Whiting Forest underwent sweeping renovations in the past year, with funding from the Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation. The weekend of Oct. 12 let the public finally bear witness to the fruit that the $20 million project bore. Complete with a new public area that includes a cafe, a new visitor’s center, […]

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