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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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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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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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PERSPECTIVES: What’s for breakfast, waffles or pancakes?

Waffles beat pancakes, pans down By Kelly Winters, multimedia reporter. Normally, I’m not one to make any New Year’s resolutions. However, I feel as if I need to start 2019 by doing the word “resolution” some justice! And this justice will be served on a ceramic plate next to a side of piping hot, over-hard eggs. This year, I will […]

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PERSPECTIVES: Should we be coffee achievers or tea purists?

PERSPECTIVES: Should we be coffee achievers or tea purists?

Coffee has always “bean” better than tea By Ryan Reichard, staff reporter. Ah… coffee. The fuel of mankind. Also known as java, nature’s brew and go juice, there’s a reason why we have so many names for this beverage. It is because coffee is woven into the fabric of society. It is inescapable and has a shop on every corner […]

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PERSPECTIVES: Is November too early for Christmas music?

PERSPECTIVES: Is November too early for Christmas music?

November is not the time for Christmas music By Ryan Reichard, reporter. Every year on Nov. 1 people eagerly begin to anticipate the holiday season with an almost obnoxious enthusiasm. The Halloween decorations are taken down and replaced with Christmas decorations. Perhaps the most egregious aspect to come along with the switching of decorations is the music that coincides with […]

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Perspectives: Is celebrity worship over the line?

Perspectives: Is celebrity worship over the line?

Over-glorification, or is it inspiration? By Kelly Winters, multimedia reporter. In the past century, humans have made it common to over-glorify celebrities. In the ‘70s, teenage girls were trying to recreate that signature Farrah Fawcett swoosh. In the ‘80s, women everywhere were trying to adopt Madonna’s unorthodox, edgy look. In the ‘90s, wannabe gangsters everywhere were trying to recreate that […]

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Perspectives: Should marijuana be legalized in Michigan?

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 […]

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Perspectives: is pumpkin spice worth the hype?

Perspectives: is pumpkin spice worth the hype?

Pumpkin spice: the worst tradition this season has to offer By Kelly Winters, multimedia reporter. It’s that time of year again. Temperatures are dropping almost as fast as our spirits. To cope with this, some of us take a trip to the Halloween store, or perhaps a local pumpkin farm. We kick back with a glass of apple cider in […]

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Perspectives: Big dogs vs. little dogs

Perspectives: Big dogs vs. little dogs

Big dogs walk away with debate By Ryan Reichard, staff reporter. Big dogs, small dogs, medium dogs — all dogs are great. However, when it comes down to big dogs pitted against little dogs, it’s big dogs all the way for me. You don’t have to worry about stepping on bigger dogs. You can see them, because they aren’t hard […]

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