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Online Exclusive: Racial problems today connected with Civil Rights Movement

James Dyer January 22, 2012

As an Arab American living in Brooklyn, Moustafa Bayoumi, an English professor at Brooklyn College, is no stranger to intolerance. Bayoumi, was the keynote lecturer during NMU’s Dr. Martin Luther...

In America, government can’t create jobs

James Dyer December 8, 2011

Oh Herman Cain, I wish I could say we hardly knew you. After yet another kinda-sorta-maybe-alleged sex scandal, pizza mogul and business pro Herman Cain is officially out of the running to be the Republican...

Some Christians ruin God for the rest of us

James Dyer December 1, 2011

A few weeks ago, I wrote about how America needs to remove religion from government and politics. I described atheists as a minority group, and lumped myself in with them. As any article about religion...

Republicans will never accept Ron Paul

James Dyer November 17, 2011

Blah, blah, blah, Ron Paul is awesome. As college students, we’ve all heard them –– Ron Paul supporters who rant and rave about how their libertarian savior is going to bring freedom back to the...

NMU students fall prey to jedi mind tricks

James Dyer November 10, 2011

I’ve always said in the past that you could trust me. I hope that I’ve given you more reasons to do so other than my impressive mane of facial hair, but I’m a realist. I won’t get my hopes up....

Big or small, influenza strikes all

James Dyer November 3, 2011

I’ve always considered myself to be pretty tough. Maybe I don’t chew glass or wrestle with rhinos, but as far as your typical college kid goes, I can take a beating. Sleep? Totally optional. A...

Senator speaks about current events in D.C.

James Dyer October 28, 2011

Students with questions about U.S foreign policy, the recession or corruption on Wall Street had the chance to get answers from a special expert on Wednesday, when U.S. Senator Carl Levin paid a visit...

Religion: Get the *$#% out of my politics

James Dyer October 28, 2011

Can you trust me? Sure you can; I do have a beard, after all. And that’s not just me talking. According to a 2010 study by the Journal of Marketing and Communications, people view those with facial...

Marquette shows support for worldwide social movement

James Dyer October 20, 2011

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE OFFICIAL WELLS FARGO PRESS RELEASE Nearly 200 protesters packed into downtown Marquette on Saturday, Oct. 15, demonstrating in solidarity with the Occupy Wall Street movement...

Fight the robot scourge

James Dyer October 20, 2011

I wish I could start this column with a safe platitude like, “I will never forget the first time I set foot in a Blockbuster,” but the truth is, I don’t remember my first movie rental experience....

Decaffeinated: Tea Party movement loses steam in America, and Republicans struggle to find their savior

James Dyer October 13, 2011

On Wednesday, Oct. 5, another one of God’s children departed from this world and was lovingly accepted into paradise. And no, I’m not talking about Steve Jobs. With Sarah Palin’s announcement...

Political activism goes viral

James Dyer October 6, 2011

Have you heard? Thousands of protesters have taken over Zuccotti Park on Wall Street, renaming it Liberty Plaza, and have been camping on the site for weeks. Wait, you haven’t heard? The movement has...

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