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Opinion—Listen to the other side

Sam Rush February 18, 2021

Like many, I grew up in a politically divided family. Although it has admittedly led to our fair share of arguments at the dinner table throughout the years, good things have come out of our disagreements....

Online learning is the way to go right now

Opinion—Please don’t force students and professors to go through another semester in person

Sam Rush November 27, 2020

I am deeply worried by Northern Michigan University’s plan to return to in-person classes for the winter semester. I cannot, in good conscience, let another term continue in this manner without expressing...

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Opinion—Finding solace in familiar stories

Sam Rush October 19, 2020

The other day, I was watching the series finale of the classic early 2000s sitcom, Gilmore Girls, with a friend. When the credits began to roll, to my friend's horror and surprise, without skipping a...

Get through by being you

Get through by being you

Sam Rush April 9, 2020

As coronavirus spreads across the globe, it seems like it is all that anyone has been able to talk about. The news cycle hasn’t strayed from discussion of the virus for weeks and my phone calls with...

General eds require general consensus

General eds require general consensus

Sam Rush February 13, 2020

I have had a somewhat convoluted college experience. I took community college classes and I’ve attended classes at another 4-year university other than NMU while in pursuit of a bachelor’s degree....

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If they’re old enough to ask about sex, they’re old enough to know

Sam Rush November 14, 2019

Adults don’t want children to know about sex but they are exposed to it anyway. I have always found it so ridiculous that it is still a question for lawmakers whether or not students should learn about...

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Right now will soon be history

Sam Rush September 25, 2019

I am a firm believer that we are living through a unique time in American history. Many drastic changes in how we function as a society have happened in such a short period of time. It’s hard to take...

Monday to Friday: students to celebrate the earth

Monday to Friday: students to celebrate the earth

Sam Rush April 11, 2019

Gamma Theta Upsilon members created events to educate and inspire A group of NMU students believes that more than one day needs to be dedicated to celebrating the Earth. Starting next week, events...

Femininity: brains and beauty

Femininity: brains and beauty

Sam Rush February 21, 2019

I am grateful for the fact that feminism has gained a lot of traction in the past 10 years. Issues like the wage gap and pink tax garner a lot of attention, but there are small injustices that women endure...

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