Category: Opinion

Changing the future for the better

Changing the future for the better

By Tammy Wright, Collegiate correspondent. What would possess a fifty-something to re-enter college? To many, I’d already reached hallowed ground: a pension, social security, Medicare, no daily obligations and most of the time, an empty nest. Am I nuts or what? For me, retirement isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. I couldn’t just hang around until my kid picks […]

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Invest for a better lifetime

Invest for a better lifetime

By Kelly Winters, multimedia journalist. Most people spend their entire lives worrying about how they are going to pay for college and inevitably get through their student loans. Some of those who aren’t faced with this worry have made the bold decision that a four year degree just simply is not for them. Others are trust fund babies. As an […]

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Our View: The cannabis marketplace will spark up the mitten state’s economy

Our View: The cannabis marketplace will spark up the mitten state’s economy

After the passing of Proposal 1 during the 2018 midterm election, the state of Michigan officially legalized the recreational use of cannabis. This is groundbreaking, as Michigan became the first state in the Midwest to do so. Recreational cannabis dispensaries are expected to begin sales officially in early 2020. We believe that this is good for Michigan. Even though the […]

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Jordan Peele horrifies ‘Us’ again

Jordan Peele horrifies ‘Us’ again

By Kevin Lazzaro, Multimedia Journalist. Jordan Peele’s directorial debut “Get Out” received some of the highest ratings of any horror movie in history, currently resting at the number one horror movie on Rotten Tomatoes. It even raked in an academy award for the new director. Fans of the film and Peele’s directorial style have been eagerly awaiting a follow up […]

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Making the Great Lakes great again

Making the Great Lakes great again

By Kelly Winters, multimedia journalist. On Thursday, March 28, thousands of supporters of U.S. president Donald Trump rallied to hear him speak about some of the issues that America is currently facing. Even though the majority of the event was focused on the greater good of America as a whole, he did have some things to say about problems that […]

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Our View: Victims of trauma are traumatically not helped

Our View: Victims of trauma are traumatically not helped

Throughout the course of our time as a society, we the people have turned a blind eye to those who have experienced traumatic events. Many times, victims have been left to pick up the pieces of their lives with the judgment of society staring them in the face. The victims have been not only stigmatized, but traumatized as well. We […]

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Perspectives: Yay or nay on gas tax increase?

Perspectives: Yay or nay on gas tax increase?

Higher gas prices taking Michigan by storm By Kelly Winters, multimedia journalist. Ahhhh yes, it is that time of year again. The post excitement of everyone’s spring break trips have worn off and the only thing on people’s mind is their final seven-week stretch until graduation and even better yet, summer break. Without the hindrance of classes, there is so […]

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Our View: Government should rethink sex education

Our View: Government should rethink sex education

Remember the humiliating day in middle school when teachers separated the girls from the boys and we all received the talk? It was this day, in particular, our childlike innocence was snatched away and everyone knew what sex was and how it could lead to pregnancy. Walking away that day, the only things we knew could possibly stop pregnancies were […]

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PERSPECTIVES: Should the smoking age be raised to 100?

PERSPECTIVES: Should the smoking age be raised to 100?

Raising smoking age restricts freedom By Maia Wiederhold, illustrator. In the 1950s, smoking was your one-way ticket into the cool kids’ club. Unaware of the damage that smoking cigarettes can have on our bodies, the majority of society engaged in this activity throughout their daily lives. Seventy years later, it is a lot less popular among Americans and the government […]

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

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 […]

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