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How Weather Vane Works

Welcome to another year at EMU, whether it is your first or otherwise. The Weather Vane looks forward to providing interesting and relevant coverage to students here on campus. Hi, my name is Randi. This is my second year at… Read More ›

Cultivating Crops of Love

Anger, Death, Tragedy, Hatred, Bigotry, Violence, Fear.  These words dominated the public conversation on Wednesday as the stories about Tuesday’s protests in Cairo and Libya became headlines across the world. On the 11th anniversary of 9/11 “Innocence of Muslims,”  an… Read More ›

The Kony 2012 Campaign

For the last few weeks, my Facebook newsfeed has been filled with repostings of the KONY2012 video, which was produced and released by Invisible Children. Intrigued, I decided to watch it. The 30 minute video outlined the issue: Joseph Kony… Read More ›

Genocide: Never Again. Oh Wait…

April is genocide prevention and awareness month, marking the anniversary of five 20th century genocides: Armenia, the Holocaust, Cambodia, Bosnia, and Rwanda.  In the wake of such tragedies, the world responded with the words “Never again!”  Yet, in the middle… Read More ›

Easter: More Important?

Unlike Christmas, which is always celebrated on December 25, Easter Sunday does not land on the same date every year. Determined by the Jewish calendar, Easter is the Sunday after Passover or Good Friday. For everyone who considers himself or… Read More ›