Articles written by: Elizabeth Benson

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Q&A: A sit down with graphic designer Rebecca Thresher

Q&A: A sit down with graphic designer Rebecca Thresher

  Central Michigan Life senior reporter Elizabeth Benson caught up with graphic designer Rebecca Thresher for a Q&A session. The Flint senior’s work will be showcased until April 19 in the Visionarium exhibition at the University Art Gallery. EB: What […]
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Joshua Taylor performs slam poetry at the SAPA’s first annual “Food for Thought” event in the Bovee Center Rotunda on Tuesday. The event offered information for prospective SAPA members as well as entertainment in the form of slam poetry. (Arin Bisaro | Staff Photographer)

SAPA hosts first Food for Thought slam poetry event

Amid white linen table cloths, fancy dinnerware and candlelight, slam poet Pages D. Matam addressed the crowd in the Bovee University Center Tuesday night with words of hope in a world of sexual aggression. “The best way to take care […]
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Photo illustration by Adam Niemi | Assistant Photo Editor

Valentine’s Day growing more diverse, but still has room for improvement

Diversity is rarely a subject that comes up on Valentine’s Day. Advertisements, media, main-stream pop culture, and society in general have in their minds one specific type of couple that celebrates Valentine’s Day – white, heterosexual, cisgender individuals. Some find […]
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Shelby Thornton saves money with thorough couponing. (Courtesy Photo | Chris Bolitho Photography)

Extreme Couponing: Graduate focuses on finding deals

Many college students use coupons here or there, or wait to buy things on clearance because every little bit counts. However, one Central Michigan University graduate decided to take things to the next level. Shelby Thornton could be classified as […]
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Teaching and Learning Collective hosting conference on liberal arts education

Andrew Delbanco is forthright in his views on the shortcomings of the American college system. Students, faculty and staff had an opportunity to hear from Delbanco in September during a “Speak Up, Speak Out” forum on the future of college. […]
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Chinese food, noodles are what students crave for additional on campus dining

Chinese food, noodles are what students crave for additional on campus dining

Between dining halls, fast food outlets, coffee shops and vending machines, there are a variety of places to grab a bite to eat on Central Michigan University’s campus. Thanks to campus dining, residential restaurants and convenience stores, most students are […]
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Study Abroad office kicks off ‘Taste of Culture’ series

Study Abroad office kicks off ‘Taste of Culture’ series

Adding a new program series to its event lineup this semester, the Office of Study Abroad is introducing students to worldly flavors every week. A Taste of Culture gives students who are interested in studying abroad a chance to talk […]
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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. (Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures)

They can’t all be winners: Terrible film adaptations

Throughout the course of history, many books, video games and comics have been adapted into film franchises. Some have instantaneous and overwhelming success, while others simply don’t make the cut in the fans’ eyes. Certainly, no film can ever completely […]
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High Adventure Club takes on ice climbing

High Adventure Club takes on ice climbing

  Students from the High Adventure Club at Central Michigan University traveled to Fenton this weekend to practice their ice climbing abilities at the Peabody Ice Climbing complex. Members of the club traveled there Friday morning to climb the massive […]
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Photos of CMU Students on their Alternative Break trips all over the country . (Courtesy Photos)

Students travel the country and beyond to perform good deeds with Alternative Winter Breaks

Dozens of students from Central Michigan University gave up a week or more of their winter breaks to travel around the country and help those who were less fortunate. With the popularity of the Alternative Breaks program soaring, more students […]
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Troy junior Gabrielle Sorge studies sociology at Kaya Coffee House Wednesday evening.
(Samantha Madar/Staff Photographer )

Library, Kaya Coffee House among locations with extended hours during exam week

It’s exam week once again, and with that, students at Central Michigan University are busy studying at all hours of the day. Because of that, some businesses and buildings on campus have extended their hours to better accommodate students’ hectic […]
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Portage freshman Zach Stoner studies fashion and apparel merchandising and design and says his favorite medium is silk. (Taryn Wattles/Staff Photographer)

Artist Spotlight: Portage freshman Zach Stoner

Artist Spotlight is a feature that highlights the inspirations, works and aspirations of art students at Central Michigan University. Name: Zach Stoner Year: Freshman Hometown: Portage, Mich. Major: Fashion and Apparel Merchandising and Design CM Life: What is your favorite medium? Zach Stoner: When […]


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