Articles written by: Elizabeth Benson


COLUMN: It’s the most stressful time of the year

Ah, exam week. The smell of coffee is strong in the air, and everywhere you look, students are frantically scurrying back and forth with a manic glint in their eyes. The library is filled with people studying, slumped over desks […]
Student Life

Students swoon over 50 years of ‘Doctor Who,’ can’t get enough

On Saturday, nearly 77 million people across the globe tuned in to watch the 50th anniversary of “Doctor Who,” and students at Central Michigan University were no different. The popular British science fiction show reached a milestone of 50 years, and, […]
Ferndale senior Cecelia Bethuy displays her Graphic Design portfolio website on Tuesday afternoon in front of Wightman Hall. (Daytona Niles/Staff Photographer)

Artist Spotlight: Ferndale senior Cecelia Bethuy

Artist Spotlight is a feature that highlights the inspirations, works and aspirations of art students at Central Michigan University. Name: Cecelia Bethuy Year: Senior Hometown: Ferndale, Mich. Major: Graphic design Minors:  Advertising and marketing CM Life: What is your favorite medium? Cecelia […]
Columns / VIBE

COLUMN: Be thankful everyday

With every storefront and business done up in massive red and green holiday displays since Nov. 1, it’s easy to forget about the unwanted stepchild of Christmas – namely, Thanksgiving. Many students view the Thanksgiving holiday as just a long […]
Canton sophomore Sarah Bleecker is an Apparel Merchandising major with a Business Administration minor who wishes to someday create her own clothing line. (Taryn Wattles/Staff Photographer)

Artist Spotlight: Designer dreams of creating fashion line

Artist Spotlight is a feature that highlights the inspirations, works and aspirations of art students at Central Michigan University. Name: Sarah Bleecker Year: Sophomore Hometown: Canton, Mich. Major: Apparel Merchandising Minor: Business Administration CM Life: What is your favorite medium? […]
Multimedia / Student Life / Video
South Haven junior Claire Trapp sings during the On the Rox acapella group’s 10th anniversary concert on Saturday night in Plachta Auditorium. (Emily Brouwer/Staff Photographer)

On the Rox members pay tribute to the past during 10th anniversary concert

Members of the a cappella troupe On the Rox celebrated its 10th anniversary by reminiscing about the past and looking toward the future on Saturday. To start its 10th anniversary show, a presentation showcased the group’s 10-year history through photos […]
Oxford junior Brianna Clippert displays some of her graphic design and photo work on Tuesday in Wightman Hall. (Katy Kildee/Assistant Photo Editor)

Artist Spotlight: Oxford junior Brianna Clippert

Artist Spotlight is a feature that highlights the inspirations, works and aspirations of art students at Central Michigan University. Name: Brianna Clippert Year: Junior Hometown: Oxford, Mich. Major: 2D Design Minor:  Advertising CM Life: What is your favorite medium? Brianna Clippert: […]

COLUMN: Art majors matter, too

If someone says they are a neuroscience, biomedical engineering or computer sciences major, your first instinct is to probably say, “Wow! Great for them!” or, “They’re going to go far in life.” However, when someone says they’re studying visual arts, […]
Student Life
Canton junior Morgan Bartos gets her future told from tarot cards at The Psychic Fair on Friday in the Veterans Memorial Library Annex. (Samantha Madar/Staff Photographer)

Open Grove Society hosts Psychic Fair as part of Witch Week

Amid tables of crystals, beaded bracelets and books on every thing from omens to Wicca, members of Open Grove Society gave tarot readings and other forms of divination to introduce locals to a more spiritual world. The religious diversity RSO […]
Student Life

CMU Confessions offers popular forum for anonymous gossip

The Central Michigan University Confessions page on Twitter has more than 5,400 followers and serves as an online journal for CMU student’s insults, hopes and darkest secrets. “My parents think I’m the perfect daughter – go to church, get involved, […]

COLUMN: Can’t we all just get along?

When we were in grade school, one thing that was drilled into our small, impressionable minds repeatedly was the concept of the “golden rule” – treat others how you would like to be treated. And when we were young and […]
Columns / VIBE

COLUMN: Choosing a Halloween costume is difficult

Halloween is a stressful time of year. Don’t get me wrong; it’s my favorite time of the year, but there’s a lot of anxiety involved. Standing in the costume aisle at Target or in one of the specialty Halloween stores […]

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