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Cabrera plans to make Motor City his home, after signing contract

April 3, 2014
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As we know, Opening Day has just happened around the nation, stadiums of the 32 Major League Baseball teams are officially opened for business. As a Tigers fan, I am especially happy because it means the weather is finally getting warm, and we get to see some of the best players in baseball in action…

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Meeting with your advisor could change your future!

March 28, 2014
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Monday, March 31 is the first day to register for classes. This can be a stressful day for some students because they stress about not getting the classes they want, especially if they do not get to register first. There are many ways to cut down on the anxiety of registration and advising. They are:…

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Location of missing Malaysian Airline Flight 370 still “up in the air”

March 28, 2014
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It has now been two weeks since the Malaysian Airline Flight 370 mysteriously disappeared. The large Boeing 777 was carrying 227 passengers and 12 crewmembers leaving Kuala Lumpur and heading to its destination of Beijing, China. Very few clues have been left behind to help search and rescue teams find the plane, or to help…

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City Commission debates “Discrimination Prohibited” ordinance

March 28, 2014
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On March 17th, a day on which, according to legend, St. Patrick drove the snakes from Ireland, I was sitting in a City Commission meeting, and the city commissioner had to withdraw a nondiscrimination ordinance, due to the need to rework the wording of the draft. This ordinance will extend the protection of the current…

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Our View: Try something new, attend the spring concert!

March 21, 2014
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As I’m sure we are all aware, the 2014 spring concert is only days away. The advertisements, for the concert, this year have been extensive and the email reminders have been even more extensive. But honestly, I know you are still asking yourselves the same question, “Is it worth going?”. Before the two bands, Walk…

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“Ban Bossy” campaign is a smokescreen for celebrity publicity

March 21, 2014
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The “Ban Bossy” campaign endorsed by Beyonce, Condoleezza Rice, Jennifer Garner, and Sheryl Sandberg has been spreading virally over the last week. Considered as four influential women they have joined together to get the world to stop using the word “bossy”. This campaign is part of a feminist movement directed at people to stop referring…

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“March Madness” strikes again

March 21, 2014
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It is that time of the year again. It is a month-long event of monstrous proportions. This is one of the few times of the year where the majority of the population turns their televisions to one event. 68 teams, across six different venues and three different time zones, all locked in an epic struggle…

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MI “Rape Insurance Bill” passes

March 21, 2014
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In December 2013, Michigan’s Legislature approved a bill that prohibits insurers from paying for abortions unless a separate rider is purchased along with insurance. On Thursday, March 13, 2014 this bill went into effect. According to mlive.com, this is a “citizen-initiated” law that is backed by Right to Life of Michigan.  However, this bill never…

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Power struggle involving Russia and United States hurts the Ukraine

March 16, 2014
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Conflict in the Ukraine has been on the rise for a while now. It began after Vladimir Putin became Russia’s president in 2000. Russia’s economy was boosted because of a surge in global energy prices, which prompted Russia to try and slow down Ukraine’s move toward relations with Europe and focus them back to Russia.…

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Should scalping be legalized in MI?

March 16, 2014
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We’ve all seen them. And by them I mean scalpers, who park themselves outside of any major event, either buying tickets for cheap prices or selling tickets at ridiculous prices. Not many of us realize that this is illegal, because of the amount of ticket traffic that goes through them. However, that may soon change…

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