Articles written by: Adam Niemi

Adam is a former assistant photo editor at Central Michigan Life.

Feb. 20: Life On Campus

Feb. 20: Life On Campus

Academics / University
Academic Senator Jim Scott, Business Information Systems department, makes a comment during the Academic Senate meeting Jan. 21 in Pearce 138.(Adam Niemi/Staff Photographer)

Academic Senate approves additional graduation cords; Senators question precedent moving forward

Academic Senate approved a resolution Tuesday to allow Leader Advancement Scholars, as well as Golden Key International Honors Society students, to wear special recognition cords at commencement ceremonies. The two resolutions were approved almost unanimously, but the vote was preceded […]
Isabella County / Metro / News / Top Stories
Saginaw Chippewa Tribal Firefighter Dale Haney walks away from an extinguished fire Saturday afternoon off Broomfield Road nearly six miles from Mount Pleasant. The fire engulfed a pole barn and three vehicles at about 2:30 p.m. There were no injuries or casualties. (Adam Niemi/Staff Photographer)

No injuries, casualties in fire that engulfs pole barn, three vehicles on Broomfield Road

A fire that engulfed a pole barn on E. Broomfield Road about six miles east of Mount Pleasant Saturday was extinguished by Shepherd and Saginaw Chippewa Tribal fire departments. There were no casualties or injuries. The cause of the fire, […]
News / Sports / Wrestling

Five wrestlers earn bids to NCAA tournament, despite losing first MAC title in 12 years

It has been 12 years since Central Michigan wrestling lost the Mid-American Conference championship until this year. But there’s a consolation: Five Central Michigan wrestlers will compete in the NCAA national tournament later this month in Iowa. The wrestlers, senior […]
Sports / Wrestling
Senior 184-pounder Ben Bennett beats Old Dominion 184-pounder Austin Coburn in a 9-0 decision Sunday afternoon at McGuirk Arena. CMU won the match 25-6. (Kaitlin Thoresen/Staff Photographer)

Ben Bennett, Mike Ottinger win key matches against Old Dominion

In a convincing 25-6 win for Central Michigan over Old Dominion Sunday, there were two matches that stood out. The first key win for the No. 12 Chippewas’ was Mike Ottinger, who scored a 10-4 win in the 165 weight […]
Sports / Top Stories / Wrestling

No. 12 Central Michigan defeats Northern Illinois 23-12

The No. 12 Central Michigan wrestling team overcame an early deficit to beat Northern Illinois 23-12 on Friday. The Chippewas lost two of the first three matches, including losses by Tyler Keselring and Scott Mattingly in the 133 and 141-pound matches, respectively. They went […]
Columns / Voices

COLUMN: Look out for each other

The time to make CMU and Mount Pleasant safe was Tuesday. Wednesday night’s abduction and rape of a CMU student by 30-year-old Eric Lee Ramsey opens our eyes to many aspects of life here. But above all, it proves this: […]
Top Stories / University

During chase in Gaylord, Eric Ramsey updates his Facebook account: ‘Well folks, I’m about to get shot. Peace’

Just before 3 a.m. Thursday, Eric Lee Ramsey rammed a Michigan State Police patrol car in Gaylord. Like most of the night, the 30-year-old Mount Pleasant resident showed his reckless disregard – for the Central Michigan University student he tried […]
Mount Pleasant
Michigan State Police officer Dee Thomas looks through a rack of shirts with Mount Pleasant resident Damon Smith during Tuesday evening's 'Shop with a Cop' at Walmart in Mount Pleasant. The event was funded by a grant from Walmart allowing area children to select holiday presents for family members. (Andrew Kuhn/Staff Photographer)

Kids select Christmas gifts with local law enforcement for charity program

Dee Thomas would have been in her patrol car sitting on the U.S. 127 median. Instead, on Tuesday, she was in Walmart, on-duty, with 11-year-old Damon Smith, helping him figure out what his family would like for Christmas as part […]
Mount Pleasant
East Jordan junior Jacob Crawford plays the role of George Bailey as he covers the mouth of Mount Pleasant resident Katie Crane, who plays the role of Mary Hatch-Bailey during the Friday night production of "It's a Wonderful Life" at the Broadway Theater, 216 E. Broadway St. As one of her lines Crane yells a lie to her mother, "He's making passionate love to me!" where afterward Crawford covers her mouth to keep her quiet. (Bethany Walter/Staff Photographer)

‘It’s A Wonderful Life’ draws strong crowds to Broadway Theater

A volunteer at the Broadway Theater swept popcorn from beneath the seats as he quietly sang “We Wish You A Merry Christmas,” the hymn that closed out the performance of “It’s A Wonderful Life.” The Sunday performance was the third […]
Mount Pleasant
4-year-old Cash Nitwiller gets a candy cane from Santa Claus Friday evening during the Dickens Christmas Festival in the Town Center. (Jeffrey Smith/Staff Photographer)

Dickens’ Christmas attracts hundreds to downtown Mount Pleasant

He sat wide-eyed with his Spider-Man shoes dangling, holding a Styrofoam cup full of hot chocolate. Cash Litwiller, 4, perched on his uncle’s lap during a hayride and asked his aunt: “Where’s my gloves?” Not far from Cash, a mother […]
Student Groups

Feminist author talks sex during Women’s Empowerment Week

At the end of her lecture, Jaclyn Friedman said she used more “f-bombs” than she remembered using in others. Friedman is an author and activist in a topic that has taken a negative connotation in mainstream media and culture that […]

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