Articles written by: Charnae Sanders

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Students plan to enjoy a Mount Pleasant summer

Several Central Michigan University students will pack up their luggage and return home for the summer, but others have plans to stay. Farmington Hills junior Cheneé Peeples said she will spending her summer in Mount Pleasant due to her involvement […]
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Troy freshman James Sterba, left, and Michigan State freshman Brett Kast, right, hold a check written out to The Jenna Kast Believe in Miracles Foundation for $22,206.61.  (Courtesy Photo of Jenna Kast Believe in Miracles Foundation)

Greek community raises $22,206.61 for philanthropy during Greek Week

The Greek community fundraised $22,206.61 for The Jenna Kast Believe in Miracles Foundation through a variety of events during this year’s Greek Week. Greek Week is a week-long event, where several chapters come together to compete against one another, fundraise […]
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Jeremy Ball reads his poem with the help of Senior Lee Szelag at The Central Review's poetry reading Friday April 19 in the Park Library's Baber room. (Kirsten Kearse/Staff Photographer)

The Central Review releases new issue, honors winners at reading

Some of the most talented authors on campus shared their works Friday evening. The Central Review celebrated the release of its spring issue with refreshments and readings in the Baber Room of the Charles V. Park Library, entertaining an audience […]

The slang surrounding menstruation

Some women use the basic term “period” to describe the female menstrual cycle, while others get creative with slang. School of Health Sciences Instructor Susan Nottingham said the terms she uses for her menstrual cycle would be “my friend ‘Flo’,” […]
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Females can reduce the pain in a variety of ways

When “Shark Week” comes around for Shannon Draper, she reduces the pain without medication. “My cramps typically aren’t too horrible because I am on the birth control pill, so it tends to reduce cramps, but, when I do get them, […]
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Mount Pleasant residents Dorine Lilly, left, and Sandy Falsetta, right, model clothing Tuesday evening for Trillium Fine Clothing, 123 E. Broadway St. for the Red Cross Fashion Show. The event was held in the Bovee UC to help raise money for the Red Cross. (Chuck Miller/Staff Photographer)

Isabella County, Red Cross partner for spring fashion show

More than 100 people filled the Bovee University Center Rotunda in style Tuesday night. Isabella County and the Central Michigan chapter of the American Red Cross held their annual spring fashion show with help from more than 20 sponsors. This year’s […]
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Students mix film with design at Threads fashion show

Students mix film with design at Threads fashion show

Students traveled through time amongst a collection of classic and modern films at the Threads Fashion Show. A full house eagerly awaited the 15th annual Threads Fashion show in Plachta Auditorium in Warriner Hall Saturday to bring interpretations of movies to […]
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Morrice senior Courtney Kalmbach reads her eco-poetry Monday night at the final Wellspring Literary Series event at the Mid-Michigan Art Reach, 111 E. Broadway St. (Taylor Ballek/Staff Photographer)

CMU poets share their work at latest Wellspring Series event

Music and poetry resonated through the rooms of Art Reach in downtown Mount Pleasant Monday night. The first poet was Bryan McAttee, a recent Central Michigan University graduate. The Lansing native said he was thrilled to come back to Mount […]
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Perry senior and eco-poet Courtney Kalmbach writes in her notebook Thursday outside of Brooks Hall. Kalmbach was awarded a fellowship last summer and will be reading her work at the final Wellspring Literary Series. (Charlotte Bodak/Staff Photographer)

CMU student studies human connection to nature through poetry

Courtney Kalmbach writes about dead birds. But dead raccoons also make it into the Perry senior’s poetry. Kalmbach describes herself as an introverted eco-poet, and sees poetry as a way to describe the ecological concerns of nature through words. “I’ve […]
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On April 11, 2012, Drag Queen Eva Angelica’s strikes a pose as she dances across the stage carefully in high heels during the drag show in Warriner Hall’s Plachta Auditorium. (File Photo by Jake May)

CMU hosting Pride Week next week

Central Michigan University will be kicking off Pride Week on Monday. Sponsored by the Office of LGBTQ Services, Director Shannon Jolliff-Dettore said the week shows that “we are making progress and doing great things on campus.” “Pride Week has traditionally […]
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A drawing by an unknown child in the Terezin ghetto during World War 2. The drawing is being published with the permission of the Jewish Museum in Prague. The vast majority of children who went to Terezin did not survive the war, so it is probable that the child who did the drawing was sent to the gas chambers in Auschwitz. (Photo Courtesy of CMU Theatre Department)

Faculty hopes to shine a light on Fireflies production

A children’s play with significant historic meaning will be performed this weekend on campus. “The Fireflies” is a 1943 play based off a book written in the 19th Century by a pastor named Jan Karafiát. The show was performed in Germany […]
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CMU University Theatre performs “The Fireflies” featuring narration by Holocaust survivor Vera Meisels Wednesday night in Moore Hall's Bush Theatre. The play was written by Lauren McConnell and is directed by Nancy Eddy, communication and dramatic arts faculty members. (Photo Courtesy of CMU University Communications)

‘The Fireflies’ provides history and song

Students lit up Bush Theater Wednesday at the opening night of the University Theatre production “The Fireflies,” a play performed by children in the German ghetto Terezín during World War II. Sophomore Matt Kurzyniec played the lead character, Brouchek, a firefly […]

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