Articles written by: Anna McNeill


Juried student art exhibit gives artists opportunities to be awarded

The University Art Gallery is hosting its annual juried student art exhibition. This exhibit gives students at the university a chance to give their art exposure in the CMU Main and West Art Galleries from Feb. 22 to March 23. […]
Student Life / University
A portion of the new gallery about the Underground Railroad hangs on the wall  Tuesday afternoon inside of Room 108 at the Office for Inclusion and Diversity in the Bovee University Center. (Charlotte Bodak/Staff Photographer)

UC Underground Railroad exhibit aims to spark discussion on modern-day slavery

A new exhibit in the Bovee University Center illustrates the collaboration of thousands of people with one singular goal: to raise awareness about modern-day slavery. The Working on the Underground Railroad exhibit, displayed in the Center for Inclusion and Diversity […]
Mount Pleasant senior Paul Barlow holds up a banner while leading hundreds of students during the Martin Luther King Jr. Day march Monday afternoon on the campus Central Michigan University. (Charlotte Bodak/Staff Photographer)

CMU to commemorate MLK Jr. Day through service

Central Michigan University plans to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday in the spirit of service this year. Although it is highly encouraged by many in the university, many students don’t choose to celebrate the holiday because they […]
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Exhibit coordinator Julia Myers, an art history professor from Eastern Michigan University during a presentation for the Cass Corridor Gallery opening Thursday night at the University Art Gallery. (Brooke Mayle/Assistant Photo Editor)

University Art Gallery brings postmodern art from Detroit to CMU

Pictures, paintings and drawings reflecting the run-down industrial area of Detroit called Cass Corridor, near Wayne State University, are on display now at the University Art Gallery. “Subverting Modernism: the Cass Corridor Revisited 1966-1980″ will be on display until Feb. […]
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Bay City freshman Matt Grimmer stands next to his art work in the Primary Visions Art Exhibit on the third floor of the Park Library. Select student's artwork from foundation art classes were chosen for the exhibit which runs through January 31st. "My professor chose the piece," explained Grimmer, "I was really excited." (Kaitlin Thoresen/Staff Photographer)

Park Library displays beginning artists’ work at the Primary Visions art exhibit

The first and third floors of the Charles V. Park Library now feature art from introductory-level art courses at the university. Until Jan. 31, the Primary Visions art exhibit will display a collection of mixed-media art various Central Michigan University students […]
Student Life / VIBE

Students spend the holiday season giving back on alternative breaks

Some students spent time in December giving back to the community rather than sleeping in and raiding their parents’ fridge. Alternative Breaks is a program through the Mary Ellen Brandell Volunteer Center that gives Central Michigan University students a chance to take service […]
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La Pier senior Jesie Stefani, center, showing her art work to her mother, left, Lori, grandma Linda and sister Jaimie, right, Thursday morning during the Pottery Sale in room 125 in Wightman hall. Jesie has several pieces of work featured in the sale including vases, plates, bowls and cups. (Brooke Mayle/Assistant Photo Editor)

Ceramics Society hosts pottery sale to raise funds for group

Room 125A of Wightman Hall displays the craftsmanship of 15-plus Ceramic Society members at their biannual pottery sale, which started on Wednesday and will end today. With the move to a bigger location in Wightman, Ceramic Society member and Byron […]

Alternative breaks, Toys for Tots are among the holiday volunteering traditions

When the holidays roll around and the weather starts to drop, the need for help within any community starts to rise. Soup kitchens are still in full swing, feeding those in need during the chilling months, but there are a […]
Student Life

Native American food taster brings together more than 200

Grant junior Molly Pocsi went to the Bovee University Rotunda Monday night looking forward to the dancing in particular. “I thought it would be something that I would like,” Pocsi said, “I had never seen traditional native dances before.” The […]
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Student wins Ball State sales competition

After hours of sales pitching and role playing, researching companies and preparing flyers and brochures for a mock interview, senior Mark Gustin came out on top at the Ball State University Regional Sales Competition. When Gustin found out that he was the […]

Homecoming ambassadors finds volunteering a way to come full circle

The fall rain couldn’t keep Homecoming ambassadors or other mobile food pantry volunteers from serving the community on Saturday. This year, a service project was added on to the usual Homecoming court competitions. The Homecoming court sat down with Kelly Schiess, […]
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AIDS Awareness Exhibit brings a global perspective

As rain splattered against the glass double doors of the University Art Gallery on Thursday, bright lights illuminated colorful posters from all over the world. These posters ranging from Africa to Austria all come together at the University Art Gallery […]

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