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Climage change spins into the minds of deniers

Rebecca Ruder, Courier Staff

September 11, 2017

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In the last few weeks, there has been an increased amount of hurricane activity in the Southern U.S.A and Mexico. Hurricane Harvey devastated Texas, Irma is currently ravaging Florida, Katia has killed at least two people in ...

North Korea keeps tensions high

Patrick Quinlan, Courier Staff

September 11, 2017

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 North Korea is back in the news this week as U.S. intelligence claimed that it is “highly probable” that the small dictatorial nation detonated a hydrogen bomb last weekend.  This came after the U.S. Geological Survey measured an underground distur...

Cold showers, cool benefits

Grayson Stoik, Courier Staff

September 11, 2017

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 Everybody wants to increase their vitality. Who doesn’t want to be their best every day? One could power up on supplements and stimulants, slug down that third cup of coffee or take cold showers.  People have been aware of the therapeutic...

Why we stand as Americans

Shannon Norris, Opinions Editor

September 11, 2017

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 With 9/11 today it‘s hard to walk around and not feel a sense of pride for our brave red and blue line heroes. That day everything we know and loved about America changed. It wasn‘t until Nov. 19 of the same year that ...

Americans continue to eat away at the Earth

Grayson Stoik, Courier Staff

September 8, 2017

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In June, President Donald Trump pledged the U.S. would back out of the United Nations Paris Accord which, According to an official U.N. press release, “Brings all nations into a common cause to undertake ambitious efforts to...

Gender equality activists are everything but equal

Rebecca Ruder, Courier Staff

September 8, 2017

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I am aware it seems like a ridiculous question. It seems the answer is right there in their title: gender equality activist. However, throughout my teenage years I can recall countless times when someone who promotes the idea th...

Stop being a bad roomate

Shannon Norris, Opinions Editor

September 8, 2017

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Well imagine that, it’s just a quarter before midnight and you’ve just revised your essay for that undergraduate scholarship.  This one’s got to be a winner. You start closing out a few tabs and shutting down your laptop w...

Come chill out at Casey’s

Emma Johnson, Courier Staff

September 6, 2017

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 It’s midnight, you’re hungry, and what is worse — you’re in Macomb! At this point you don’t have a lot of choices. Unfortunately, KFC closed hours ago, Taco Bell just shut the drive thru as you were pulling up an...

Safe spaces aren’t for debates

Ryan Zurek, Courier Staff

September 6, 2017

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In the last few years there has been a lot of talk about “safe spaces” in the news, most of it negative. Many accuse them of coddling people, or oppressing other people’s right to free speech. However, I disagree with that ...

As the old saying goes… We’ve failed

Joshua Defibaugh, Copy Editor

September 6, 2017

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In decades past, this publication used to release yearly “literary editions,” featuring contests for essays, short stories and poems written by editors and regular contributors. The first-place essay from the May 11, 1966 Li...

The city vs. the campus, the feud must end

The Editorial Board, Courier Staff

September 1, 2017

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On Aug. 20, the Macomb Police Department posted a picture of a student-owned house on Adams St. whose yard was littered with party cups and other trash. The caption read, “Don’t be this kind of neighbor, please pick up yo...

Point-counter point : Do companies have the right to silence free speech of employees?

Grayson Stoik, Courier Staff

September 1, 2017

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The United States of America is “the land of the free and the home of the brave”and not for nothing, the enemy of freedom is fear and the laws we implement to bind our fear constrict our freedoms; it takes great courage to live...

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