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On November 8, 2016 Americans went to the polls across the country to cast their ballot for the next President of the United States, since then disappointment, investigations and anxiety have followed.

A Letter to the Editor: Animal Rights

Dear Readers,

Pigs are well known in North America for one thing in particular: bacon. If people knew that pigs are kept in tiny gestation crates their entire lives, they might take a second look at what they are about to eat.

A case for alternative calendars

Ever wonder why our calendar can be so strange at times? Think about it: February gets an extra day every four years, the month names are inconsistent (October is the 10th month even though octo means 8), new year’s day is in the middle of winter, and all the months have different lengths ranging from 28 to 30 days.

'For Honor' a truly unique game

Medieval Knights, Sea-faring Vikings, and Japanese Samurai were separated by many years and many miles from each other, making the possibility of them fighting each other to the death impossible in real life.

​An open Letter from Judge Greg Mathis (ret.), Eastern Michigan University alumnus

Whereas: Beginning in September 2016, black students and others at Eastern Michigan University were victimized by multiple acts of racist vandalism on University property;

Whereas: These hateful acts included references to the Ku Klux Klan and intimidating racial slurs telling black students to leave the University;

Whereas: Hundreds of Eastern Michigan University students responded to these events and organized in peaceful protests intended to urge the University to respond to these vile acts by finding the perpetrators and taking steps to improve diversity and inclusion on campus;

Whereas: Students were further intimidated and physically endangered during their peaceful protest when a car charged through the crowd and hit a motorcycle;

Whereas: In November 2016, several University students continued their peaceful protests against hatred and racial intimidation by organizing a peaceful sit-in at the University;

Whereas: The University charged several of the students at this peaceful sit-in with Student Code of Conduct violations and threatened them with suspension and/or expulsion;

Whereas: In January 2017, peaceful protests at the University continued as the University had still not found the culprits of the acts of racism or taken meaningful steps to implement a campus climate of increased diversity and inclusion, but had levied significant charges against several peaceful protesters;

Whereas: The University has recently reversed its citation of these University student protesters and cleared their record - there is more work and constructive change to be accomplished;

Whereas: These series of events can and should be corrected by the University taking action to demonstrate greater support of its minority student population.

U.S. and Russia tensions rise over Flynn

Russian and U.S. tension has finally come to rest, at least without us knowing. Michael Flynn, national security advisor to President Trump, was asked to resign after misleading Vice President Pence and other White House officials about a conversation between Flynn and the Russian ambassador to the United States.

Like any good politician, President Trump tried to direct attention away from this story, by creating another story that would grab more ratings.