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  • Judge tosses out lawsuit by Delta’s former police chief

    By Jacob Swiecicki, Staff Reporter. Michael Wiltse’s wrongful-termination lawsuit against Delta College, President Jean Goodnow, and Vice President Margaret Mosqueda has officially been thrown out by Bay County Circuit Judge Kenneth Schmidt. Wiltse, the former Director of Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Training, was fired on June 12, 2013 due to “serious willful misconduct,” according to documents filed by Delta’s […]

    Judge tosses out lawsuit by Delta’s former police chief
  • Christmas spirit fills Saginaw with Holidays in the Heart of the City

    By Gabrielle Martin, Staff Reporter. Sleigh bells rang, snow glistened, noses were chilling, and all around people appeared happy as they walked in Downtown Saginaw by the water treatment plant on the evening of Nov. 21 for Holidays in the Heart of the City. Horse-drawn carriages decorated with wreaths and lights rolled down Court St. The focus of the event […]

    Christmas spirit fills Saginaw with Holidays in the Heart of the City
  • Sweet chocolate treats fuel students’ dreams

    By Ann Escamilla, Staff Reporter. A room full of chocolate? What more could one ask for! On Thursday Nov. 20, the 24th annual A Chocolate Affair fundraiser took place at Horizons Conference Center, 6200 State St., Saginaw, to help support Delta College’s Possible Dream Students. Delta College Possible Dream Program is committed to giving its students opportunities they might never […]

    Sweet chocolate treats fuel students’ dreams
  • Fountain Talk: How do you feel about tattoos in the workplace?

    Rachel Carstens, 19, Freeland “(I think) they should be allowed because they affect the credibility of a person.” Josh Kiska, 18, Frankenmuth “It depends on the occupation.” Delaney Bellhorn, 19, Bay City “I feel that you can have tattoos and piercings, but could be hidden when needed. But piercings should not be overly done.” Aaron Christian, 19, Bay City “It […]

    Fountain Talk: How do you feel about tattoos in the workplace?
  • Think Ink: Body art goes mainstream, but some stigma lingers

    By Dominic Arthur, Staff Reporter. Tattoos have always been a bit of a taboo, but body art is becoming almost the norm among younger Americans. The act of skin-inking has been around for 14,000 years or so, and the first tattoo parlor in our country opened in 1891, serving clientele including sailors, criminals and other rebels. Today, however, body art […]

    Think Ink: Body art goes mainstream, but some stigma lingers
  • Get in the holiday spirit with songs from Delta’s Choirs

    by Meghan Felch, Staff Reporter. This Saturday, Dec. 6, the Delta College Choral program will be putting on their Winter Holiday Choralscapes concert. All three of the Choral program’s ensembles – Chorale, Chamber Choir, and Jazz Singers – will be performing. The concert will include movements from Handel’s Messiah, which the group performed at Carnegie Hall in June, as well […]

    Get in the holiday spirit with songs from Delta’s Choirs
  • Music is in the air on campus tonight

    By Meghan Felch, Staff Reporter. Music lovers are welcome to attend a free end-of-the semester recital hosted by Delta’s guitar & vocal classes this Wednesday, Dec. 3. Student will perform in the lecture theatre, G160, at 7 p.m. to demonstrate what they’ve been studying this semester. Classes performing include Fundamentals of Guitar and Guitar Ensemble, taught by Brad DeRoche, as […]

    Music is in the air on campus tonight
  • Attempted robbery on Delta’s campus

    By Gabrielle Martin, Staff Reporter. On Nov. 24 at approximately 2 p.m. an attempted unarmed robbery occurred on Delta’s campus in the southeast parking lot.  A young man was approached by black men in their early twenties. While the attempted robbers were unarmed, Steve Witzke, Director of Public Safety at Delta College, says that it is believed that the victim […]

    Attempted robbery on Delta’s campus
  • Free and confidential HIV testing on campus

    By Gabrielle Martin, Staff Reporter. Free HIV testing will be available to students on Thursday, Dec. 4 from 1-3 p.m. in the Counseling Office located at D-102. Appointments are available and walk-ins are welcome. All results and information are completely confidential. Tom Brubaker, who works with Sacred Heart Rehabilitation Center, runs the testing and recommends that students who are sexually […]

    Free and confidential HIV testing on campus
  • House fire contained in Monitor township

    By Gabrielle Martin, Staff Reporter. Smoke wafted from 5543 Christyway Drive in Bay City on the afternoon of Dec. 1. Monitor Township Fire Department, Bangor Township Fire Department, Frankenlust Fire Department, and Bay City Fire Department were all on the scene putting out the fire. According to Monitor Township Fire Department Chief, John Kramer, the call came in at 12:02 […]

    House fire contained in Monitor township

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Board of Trustees approves changes to bylaws

December 9, 2014 at 10:23 PM

By Kaitlyn Skrzypczak, Editor-in-Chief. The Delta College Board of Trustees approved changes to its bylaws, the rules that govern the board. At their meeting, Tuesday, Dec....

  • Consultants seek input for Saginaw center

    By Gregory Horner, Staff Reporter. Students and staff continue to share their thoughts as the vision for a new...

    December 8, 2014 at 8:00 AM
  • Commit week urges students to finish
    Commit week urges students to finish

    By Lindsey Schibelhut, Staff Reporter. “Do what you love and you’ll never work a day in your life,”...

    December 8, 2014 at 8:00 AM
  • School will pay tuition

    By Marisa Loranger, Staff Reporter. Delta College wants to help students pay for school. With funds from local...

    December 8, 2014 at 8:00 AM

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Bay City theatre to show holiday movies for donations of canned goods

December 8, 2014 at 8:00 AM

By Gabrielle Martin, Staff Reporter. The State Theatre, 913 Washington Ave, Bay City, is showing movies on Sunday afternoons as part of Bay City’s “Sundays in the City”...

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Blizzard in Buffalo flies the Bills to Ford Field for free game

December 8, 2014 at 8:00 AM

By Tom Greene, Guest Columnist. Monday Night, Nov. 24, was a great night in Detroit. With an NFL Game at Ford Field and Wings-Sens at the Joe, Woodward Avenue in Downtown...

Opinion »

Mosh pits cause many problems with people like me

December 8, 2014 at 8:00 AM

By Dominic Arthur, Staff Reporter. Moshing has become a main attraction and the most memorable part of the night for many concert goers. They’re something that many rock...

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Board of Trustees approves changes to bylaws

By Kaitlyn Skrzypczak, Editor-in-Chief. The Delta College Board of Trustees approved changes to its bylaws, the rules that govern the board. At their meeting, Tuesday, Dec. 9 they approved the changes in an 8-1 vote; R. Earl Selby, Saginaw board member, voted against the changes. The first is to Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) procedures. President Jean Goodnow will now […]

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Blizzard in Buffalo flies the Bills to Ford Field for free game

By Tom Greene, Guest Columnist. Monday Night, Nov. 24, was a great night in Detroit. With an NFL Game at Ford Field and Wings-Sens at the Joe, Woodward Avenue in Downtown Detroit was a great place to be… Until after 9 P.M. The Decision in Ferguson led to riots and unrest in many areas of the United States. I cannot […]

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Consultants seek input for Saginaw center

By Gregory Horner, Staff Reporter. Students and staff continue to share their thoughts as the vision for a new campus in Downtown Saginaw begins to take shape. Following the decision to build the new $12 million center somewhere in downtown Saginaw, Delta College brought on two consulting firms to facilitate planning. Douglas Kozma and TengTeng Wang from Smithgroup JJR, alongside […]

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Commit week urges students to finish

Commit week urges students to finish

By Lindsey Schibelhut, Staff Reporter. “Do what you love and you’ll never work a day in your life,” advised Amy McPike, coordinator of Campus Life, at the “Tips from Teachers” event in the Red Brix Cafe Tuesday, Nov. 18. The Community College Completion Corps (C4) organization put on the forum where teachers and staff gave tips to help students on […]

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School will pay tuition

By Marisa Loranger, Staff Reporter. Delta College wants to help students pay for school. With funds from local donors, foundations, and businesses, Delta College students can get up to $1,000 to help with the cost of their education. To apply, a  Delta ID number is needed. When applying, students have to answer two essay questions that will be rated on […]

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Mosh pits cause many problems with people like me

By Dominic Arthur, Staff Reporter. Moshing has become a main attraction and the most memorable part of the night for many concert goers. They’re something that many rock n’ rollers look forward to when they’re going to see their favorite artist. They’re something that many people that like going to concerts for the show don’t look forward to enduring. Most […]

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We need to take a second look at the Second Amendment

By Nick Davis, Guest Columnist. Guns are dangerous.  According to the CDC, in 2010 firearms caused 31,672 deaths, or 17.5% of all injury deaths in the United States for that year.  That’s nearly 87 people per day, over 3.5 per hour. These statistics naturally lead one to believe that people are murdering others to the tune of almost 4 per […]

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Students should not repay erroneously awarded Financial Aid

By Lindsey Schibelhut, Staff Reporter. For most struggling college students being awarded a Pell Grant (money which doesn’t have to be repaid) is the greatest gift they can receive when trying to further their education. However, imagine being the recipient of this money and then being told by your college you were erroneously given these funds. Due to a clerical […]

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Pioneer basketball away game wrap-up

By Austen Burks, Sports Editor. Men’s basketball Delta’s men’s basketball is on a three game win streak after traveling to Owens Community College on Nov. 18 and Kalamazoo Valley Community College on Nov 25. The Pioneers were able to upset the eighth ranked team in OCC by being able to find the basket in the paint and good shot selection.  […]

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Bay City theatre to show holiday movies for donations of canned goods

By Gabrielle Martin, Staff Reporter. The State Theatre, 913 Washington Ave, Bay City, is showing movies on Sunday afternoons as part of Bay City’s “Sundays in the City” event. Admission is a canned good, toy, or cash donations which will go to support local charities such as Toys for Tots. “I would say that we get between 100-200 toys donated […]

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