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What you need to know about marijuana in Michigan

What you need to know about marijuana in Michigan

By Samuel Philpot, reporter. Between Bay City, Kawkawlin, Linwood and Pinconning, along the stretch of M-13, marijuana businesses have bloomed into business.  Michigan passed Proposal 1 during the November 2018 election, allowing people in the state to open businesses devoted to selling marijuana. Since then, cities have decided individually to allow people to obtain licenses for selling medical marijuana.  Though […]

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Faculty excited for new main campus observatory

Faculty excited for new main campus observatory

By Michael Piwowarski, editor-in-chief. UNIVERSITY CENTER – Delta College has a new observatory structure coming to the main campus, and it’s fulfilling a long-standing wish of the astronomy program. Kevin Dehne, associate professor in physics, says that he’s been trying to get a new observatory built for the past 18 years. “I’m the driving force behind the project, so to […]

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Valerie Bledsoe to retire after 30 years

Valerie Bledsoe to retire after 30 years

By Michael Piwowarski, editor-in-chief. After 30 years of service, a long time Delta College employee is retiring. Valerie Bledsoe, administrative assistant to the Vice President of Institutional Services (Margaret Mosqueda), announced her retirement to the Delta College board of trustees via a letter, which was read by president Jean Goodnow at their Sept. 10, 2019 meeting. Her last day is […]

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UAW strikes hit home in mid-Michigan

UAW strikes hit home in mid-Michigan

By Sadie Shepherd, page designer. At 11:59 pm on Sunday, Sept. 15, after failed contract negotiations, the United Auto Workers union (UAW) ordered its members to strike against General Motors. Nearly 50,000 workers walked out nationwide. Since then, the perimeters of plants across the country have been teeming with pickets at all hours. At around 2 a.m. on the third […]

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Bestselling author brings prison reform message

Bestselling author brings prison reform message

By Patrick Sochacki, reporter. SAGINAW – Delta College president Jean Goodnow welcomed a crowd to the historic Temple Theatre in downtown Saginaw for the first President’s Speaker Series presentation of the fall semester. Goodnow introduced the speaker, Emily Bazelon, a staff reporter for the New York Times and a professor at Yale Law School. Bazelon recently wrote a bestselling book […]

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Land donation approved for Delta residential construction program

Land donation approved for Delta residential construction program

By Michael Piwowarski, editor-in-chief. UNIVERSITY CENTER – The Delta College board of trustees passed a motion this week to approve land donation from Schauman Construction of Freeland for Delta’s residential construction program. “Over many years, Delta’s residential construction program focused on offering second year students practical, hands-on experience in home building, following first year experience focused mainly in the on-campus […]

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Delta College welcomes “Charged” author to Saginaw

Delta College welcomes “Charged” author to Saginaw

By Patrick Sochacki, reporter. Emily Bazelon, award-winning author of the New York Times Best-Selling book “Charged: The New Movement to Transform American Prosecution and End Mass Incarceration,” is coming to the Temple Theatre Tuesday, September 17 at 7 p.m. The presentation is free and open to the public. In “Charged,” Bazelon  covers things like bond setting, plea deals and diversionary […]

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Local residents prepare for flavored e-cigarette ban

Local residents prepare for flavored e-cigarette ban

By RJ Murphy, reporter. Michigan just became the first state to ban the sale of flavored e-cigarettes, and it’s not going over well with local businesses that specialize in the product. On September 4, 2019, governor Gretchen Whitmer made an executive order banning flavored e-cigarettes for six months. This ban will go into effect within 30 days and applies to […]

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Saginaw campus off to a good start

Saginaw campus off to a good start

By Michael Piwowarski, editor-in-chief. Students respond with excitement SAGINAW – With the first weeks of the 2019 fall semester in the can, Delta College’s new satellite campus in downtown Saginaw is already a hit for both students and professors alike. Saginaw Township resident Kwaudraya Bates, 21, is going to Delta for early education but is also working to get her […]

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Delta students bring environmental message to Washington D.C.

Delta students bring environmental message to Washington D.C.

By Michael Piwowarski, editor-in-chief. For many Delta students, activities outside of the classroom prove to be a valuable experience that not only helps them learn, but also gives them an opportunity to campaign for change; to make a difference in their community. This past summer, four Delta students in particular were able to bring their voice from the classroom all […]

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