The desert is green

On March 11, U.S. Staff Sgt. Robert Bales allegedly murdered native civilians in Afghanistan. While many Afghanis have demanded blood justice for these killings, the United States government has opted to take a different route. Money. The U.S. plans to award families $50,000 per deceased … [Read more...]

Lawmakers wage war on women

“The war on women” is a hot topic issue in politics right now. Democrats are attacking Republicans for attacking women’s rights, and Republican women are attacking Democrats, calling them “absurd” and “ridiculous.” So what’s the real issue? Is there really a war on women? In many aspects, … [Read more...]

Experts shouldn’t stereotype

Chardon High School was dealt a tragedy Monday when a teenager opened fire on students with a semi-automatic handgun. Three students died and two other students were wounded. As per usual in a situation like this, experts are speaking up to help figure out why the teenager open fired on … [Read more...]

Better safe than sexless

It seems American youth has a “know-it-all” attitude about them, sex included. On Jan. 16, the MSU student success series presented “Sex and Excess: Surviving the Party” with Elaine Pasqua. Pasqua presented ideas and alternate solutions to situations students would encounter at parties or … [Read more...]

There’s a better way to do this

The university’s new cap on teaching loads is doing exactly the opposite of what it intended to do. The edict, which was handed down from Provost Dr. Alisa White in late December, limited teaching loads to 15 credit hours. Professors in some departments have lost considerable pay because of … [Read more...]

Komen needed the pressure

Last week, women across the nation were outraged when the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation pulled funding from Planned Parenthood. Planned Parenthood, an organization committed to helping underprivileged and financially unstable women in their sexual health, has received funding from Komen … [Read more...]

A strong economy for peace

The United States has been regarded as one of the most powerful countries since World War II. This powerful world prowess has been held due to successful trading relationships and a prosperous economy. But recently, with skyrocketing federal spending, more than $1 trillion spent on the Iraq War, … [Read more...]

The price of printing

According to MSU’s website, the average cost of attending school in Spring 2012 for an in-state student is $5,220.00 Each students pays approximately $110 per course on miscellaneous fees. These fees are charged as “energy surcharge fee,” “library use fee,” and “technology fee.” Since we pay … [Read more...]

States should set aside differences

Florida, Texas, Alaska and other opponents of the Affordable Care Act need to get with the program. The law, funneled through Congress by Obama’s administration, hinges on an individual health care mandate that would require all American citizens to purchase health insurance or be fined. But … [Read more...]

Obama fights for veterans

“As commander-in-chief, I won’t wait, nor will I let politics get in the way of making sure that veterans share in the opportunity that they defend. If Congress won’t act, I will.” -President Obama in Monday speech It seems that in the Obama-bashing era, the President of the United States … [Read more...]