My father asked me my political affiliation today.
Thursday, December 31, 2009
Friday, December 25, 2009
Thursday, December 24, 2009
Friday, December 4, 2009
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Dozens of students and faculty rallied with passion on the front lawn of Warriner Hall at noon on Wednesday in support of establishing Central Michigan University’s Graduate Student Union. President, founder, and current graduate student, Mike Hoerger, is the man behind the curtain and has been organizing the Graduate Student Union on and off campus for over a year and was available immediately after the rally for an interview.
The Graduate Student Union seeks to be a labor union that works with the university to create a more quality education for all of Central’s students and to improve the university in general.
If university officials agreed to establish the Graduate Student Union, Hoerger says the most significant benefit for graduate students and other beneficiaries would be the access to a healthcare plan.
“I’ve talked to other graduate students and they laugh, in a sympathetic way, to how we’re treated here. Here, our graduate students are living off of food stamps and are eating Ramen everyday. That’s a problem,” said Hoerger.
The rally was organized in an effort to put negative public pressure on university administrators that do not currently support the establishment of such a union for Central’s graduate students.
“Other graduate students that I have talked to have unions like this—it’s not a new idea,” and according to Hoerger, “ The administration just doesn’t care about graduate students.”
Hoerger graduated his undergraduate program at Central in 2004 and was a graduate assistant for four years and is now on an internship in New York. He flew into town for the rally. He plans to continue his work with the union until it is established on campus.
Thursday, October 29, 2009
This week's article is brought to us by the Oakland Press website, www.theoaklandpress.com from Thursday, October 29th.
Sunday, October 25, 2009
A five-foot alligator escaped from top-secret Pine Street laboratory, Orgo-One, and hospitalized a local man early Monday morning. The alligator was being trained for an underground communist missal defense strategy by Orgo-One scientists and escaped through an open door. The local man was bitten on the neck and legs by the alligator and called for help. The animal wreaked havoc down Pine Street until 2 am when authorities arrived. No charges were filed and the animal was unharmed. Scientists from Orgo-One declined an interview.
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
This week’s article review is brought to us by the Detroit Free Press’s front page from Wednesday, September 16th’s edition.
Kitten Murder Scandal’s “Kitty Killer” Still on the Lamb.
The front page of the Free Press had a pathos pulling, eye-catching pictorial bandit reward poster for the capture and conviction of robbers who broke into a Detroiter’s home and killed the family kitten, Ruby, in the washing machine by turning it on. The headline read, “Reward offered to nab killers”.
the way we spell
The kitten’s picture had blue eyes. Innocent kitten eyes.
“Kitten! Why are you sad?!”
Then I go to read the headline and
“Who killed kitty?!”
Now here I am at Tim Horton’s with a three times cycled-through-the-booth newspaper with coffee rings on it and I can’t believe my eyes. There’s kitten killer’s out there? If even the blue eyed kitty’s aren’t safe these days, where’s the hope for a brighter tomorrow? Jeez.
“The Kitty Killer”
Put the kitty
In the kitty killer.
The kitty killer
When it killed the kitty
In the kitty killer.
“Well, what’s the kitty killer? “
The washing machine.
“The dirty laundry filler
was the kitty killer?!”
“Kitty Killer Killed local girl’s Kitten”
“Kitty got Cleaned”
“Kitty Killer on the Lamb”
“Reward for Kitty Killer Bandit”
After a year away from media, I have a lot of “unique” observations.
Until next week!