Articles written by: Dominick Mastrangelo

Metro / Mount Pleasant
This infographic produced by the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe details the high levels of E. coli in the the Chippewa River.

(Courtesy Photo | Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe)

E. coli levels in Chippewa River dangerously high

The Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe is urging Mount Pleasant residents to stay far from certain locations along the Chippewa River today due to dangerous levels of the E. coli bacterium in the water. A sampling of the Chippewa River taken […]
Metro / Mount Pleasant
City Commissioners approved City Manager Nancy Ridley's contract on Monday night.

(Taryn Wattles | Staff Photographer)

Mount Pleasant officials release city manager contract details

  Nancy Ridley was voted in as Mount Pleasant’s newest city manager on June 25, yet was officially handed the mantle on Monday after the City Commission approved the specifics of her contract. Ridley will earn a yearly salary of […]
Life on Campus

CMU basketball to host youth hoops camp

Some of the state’s most energetic and excitable young basketball hopefuls will make the trek to Central Michigan University for a boy’s basketball camp this weekend. Coach Keno Davis and members of the CMU men’s basketball team are set to […]
Sarah Tisdale was formally introduced as Central Michigan University's new women's lacrosse coach on Tuesday morning.

(Taryn Wattles | Staff Photographer)

Tisdale introduced as women’s lacrosse coach during press conference

Central Michigan University Athletics formally introduced its first-ever women’s lacrosse coach in the university’s history during a press conference on Tuesday morning. The press conference gave Sara Tisdale, a 2006 CMU graduate and former coach at Augustana College (Division III) […]
Life on Campus / On Campus / Police/Courts / Student Government
Parking Appeals Officer Mike Anderson prints out a parking ticket in his van for a car in Lot 27 next to the Music Building.

(Charlotte Bodak | File Photo)

Parking Services to implement new email notification system at suggestion of SGA

  The complaint most often heard by Central Michigan University Student Government Association President Chuck Mahone usually has something to do with on-campus parking. When Mahone was voted in as president last spring, he decided to take action regarding his […]

Golf outing funds to benefit CMU scholarship for military students

The inaugural endowment of the Betty A. Brubaker Family of Heroes Scholarship will embark on a major contribution drive through a golf outing planned for early next month. Gladwin Heights Golf Course will host a golf outing at 9 a.m., […]
Football / Sports
Jon Steinbrecher, commissioner of the Mid-American Conference, addressed conference-wide media outlets Wednesday at MAC Media Day at Detroit's Ford Field.

(Taryn Wattles | Staff Photographer)

MAC Media Day: Commissioner talks cross-conference student attendance

DETROIT – Jon Steinbrecher, the Mid-American Conference’s top official, weighed in Wednesday on the league’s most foreboding issue during MAC Football Media Day at Ford Field: Student attendance at home games. For Central Michigan University, the topic has been a […]
Football / Sports
Head coach Dan Enos addressed conference-wide sports media on Wednesday at the Mid-American Conference Media Day at Detroit's Ford Field.

(Kaileigh Brammer | Staff Photographer)

Enos confirms QB starter heading into August training camp

DETROIT – Under the lights of Ford Field, Central Michigan University head coach Dan Enos named sophomore quarterback Cooper Rush as the starter heading into the team’s training camp on Aug. 1. The news came at the Mid-American Conference Media […]
News / Residence Life / Student Life
Building maintenance workers installed new shelving units into the Kessler residence halls to provide more storage space for students in the upcoming fall semester. 

(Taryn Wattles | Staff Photographer)

Residence halls cleanup, repairs underway ahead of fall semester

Editor’s note: This story was updated at 4:20 p.m. on Thursday. With only a few weeks until the students of Central Michigan University return for fall semester classes, construction and clean up crews are working through CMU Residence Life’s Building […]
Metro / News / Student Life / U.S./World
CMU alumnus dies in plane crash in upstate New York

CMU alumnus dies in plane crash in upstate New York

Reed Phillips, a 25-year-old from Midland and a 2012 Central Michigan University graduate, died in a plane crash in North Elba, New York on Saturday morning. The single-engine plane carrying Phillips and two other people stalled and crashed while attempting […]
Academics / News / On Campus / Student Life
Patti Travioli, manager of the CMU Fabiano Botanical Gardens, Greenhouse and Botany Laboratories, lifts a frame from one of Central's honey bee hives to reveal a colony hard at work. 

(Taryn Wattles | Staff Photographer)

All the buzz: Student workers get unique experience by keeping bees

If you take a stroll past Brooks Hall on a warm summer day at Central Michigan University, you might hear the faint sound of buzzing created by some of the hardest workers the campus ecosystem has to offer. No, it’s […]
Baseball / Sports
Women’s basketball adds transfer student Harris

Women’s basketball adds transfer student Harris

Central Michigan University women’s basketball coach Sue Guevara will get the chance to coach Jasmine Harris after all. The team announced Thursday that Harris, a student from the University of Massachusetts, will transfer to CMU in the fall. Harris is […]

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