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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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Paralympian’s story doesn’t add up

March 16, 2014
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Oscar Pistorius’s murder case from last February the 14th has finally made it to trial. The highly talented Paralympics sprinter is being charged with premeditated murder in the death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in his home last year, as he thought it was an intruder. Pistorius allegedly shouted at her but she was silent…

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Our View: Obvious political double standard is often overlooked

March 16, 2014
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By now, nearly everyone is familiar with Arizona’s Senate Bill 1062; popularly known as the “Religious Freedom Bill.”  The bill’s intent was to allow business owners to exercise their right to religious freedom.  I admit, I don’t even begin to see the point of such a law, as freedom of religious belief and expression are…

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Our View: Tragedy does not define us

April 25, 2013
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The Texas explosion, which happened only days after the Boston bombing tragedy, left 14 dead and several injured. Normally, this tragedy would leave our country distraught and in mourning. However, with the Boston bombing, which only occurred a few days previously, our numbed country was left in greater awe, and what seemed like a loss…

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Still fun to be had

April 25, 2013
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The Adrian College Campus is alive with an ever-changing field of activity and, with most students only noticing or attending to what’s going on in their daily routines, can miss things and events.  It is a horrible feeling to know that you have missed ‘the party of the century’ or ‘the greatest chance of getting…

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Adrian orchestra is young but eager

April 25, 2013
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For many years, Adrian College has gone without an orchestra.  Adrian has a fine band, led by Dr. Marty Marx and a fine choir, led by Tom Hodgeman. Just a few years ago they came up with the idea of having an orchestra and performing that orchestra to the people of Adrian. In the fall…

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Band together for Boston bombing tragedy

April 25, 2013
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As of Friday night, the term #Bostonstrong has been seen all over the U.S and has been the number one trend on twitter. Friday night America defended its citizens by taking another dangerous suspect off the streets, as news coverage showed applause at the scene where the final suspect had been captured by the Boston…

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