Articles written by: Justin Hicks

Justin is editor-in-chief for Central Michigan Life. He is in his eighth semester working for the student newspaper and his final year at Central Michigan University. Follow him on Twitter @justinphicks

Administration / Board of Trustees / University
CMU did not deny FOIA request from Central Michigan Life reporter

CMU did not deny FOIA request from Central Michigan Life reporter

Editor’s Note: Central Michigan Life reported factual errors in the front page story, “FOIA  for LaBelle, CMU lawsuit settlement denied by university officials,” published in the April 4 edition. In the story, it was reported that CM Life reporter was denied […]

COLUMN: Providing context and clarity

As editor-in-chief of Central Michigan Life, I will gladly explain our team’s decisions about how we cover the news throughout my leadership. Part of my job is to provide context and clarity for what we print and I will always be open […]
Student Life
Arnold Stout, 94, successful as lifelong farmer despite physical impairment

Arnold Stout, 94, successful as lifelong farmer despite physical impairment

Arnold Stout rises before the sun and gets a jump-start on the day, preparing a variety of fruits, vegetables and flowers for sale. Just weeks away from his 95th birthday, his age isn’t the only thing that separates him from […]
Sports / Top Stories

CMU parts ways with director of track and field Willie Randolph

Central Michigan University athletics director Dave Heeke announced Wednesday his decision to part ways with director of track and field/cross country Willie Randolph after his four-year tenure. Randolph, who has held his position with the men’s and women’s programs since […]
Football / Sports / Top Stories
Carrollton senior running back Derrick Nash led the state with 1,967 rushing yards and 28 touchdowns during the 2012 season. Nash is the only running back in the 2014 recruiting class at CMU. (Photo Courtesy of Rick Wotta)

Football recruit Derrick Nash battles leukemia, adamant about full recovery

When Decolia Monroe first broke the news to her son Derrick Nash of his acute lymphoblastic leukemia diagnosis on May 3, the Saginaw native shut down. Nash’s mind began to race with fears of missing his senior prom and high […]
Top Stories / University
Director of Student Publications canidate Jim Knight answers questions from the public during an open forum Tuesday afternoon at the Central Michigan Life conference room in Moore Hall. (Victoria Zegler/Photo Editor)

Director of student publications finalist Jim Knight addresses conflict of interest concern

Director of Student Media and Publications finalist Jim Knight wasted no time in addressing the “elephant in the room” Tuesday during his public interview. Knight, a 1984 Central Michigan University alum, was the first of three finalists for the position […]

GAs host second ‘grade-in’ in support of GSU, platform

Central Michigan University graduate assistants took part in a “grade-in” Monday in the Education and Human Services Building to raise awareness for the ongoing Graduate Student Union contract negotiations. More than 10 GAs took turns at Monday’s grade-in, showing their support […]
Metro / Top Stories / University
Grand Haven junior Brittany Hild passes a sand bag to St. Clair Shores senior Marie Morgan as they try to prevent the water from rising into the foundation Thursday afternoon at the CMU One Room Schoolhouse. (Brooke Mayle/Assistant Photo Editor)

Flooding a concern on campus; city parks closed after heavy rains

The deluge of rain in Michigan the last two weeks has left some areas of Central Michigan University and Mount Pleasant under water. Steve Lawrence, associate vice president of Facilities Management at CMU, said flooding is a concern at this […]
Top Stories / University

CMU junior, club hockey defenseman Zachary Bunting dies Sunday after falling 4 stories in Grand Rapids

Central Michigan University student Zachary Bunting, 21, died Sunday morning after falling four stories inside an entertainment complex in Grand Rapids. At approximately 2:10 a.m., Grand Rapids police responded to a call that a man had fallen at The Big […]
Sports / Top Stories / Track & Field

CMU track & field in disarray? Five athletes leave, assistant coach fired, others say program in ‘downward spiral’

Five members of the Central Michigan men’s track and field team have left, an assistant coach has been fired, and now some current athletes are unhappy with program director Willie Randolph, according to a week-long investigation by Central Michigan Life. […]

CMU signs reverse transfer agreement with Northwestern Michigan College

Central Michigan University signed its fifth reverse transfer agreement Thursday, joining in collaboration with Northwestern Michigan College. NMC joins a list with Delta Community College, Mid Michigan Community College, Montcalm Community College and West Shore Community College as schools that […]
Top Stories / University

Employees pledge $892,503 at University Campaign, marking third-highest drive ever for CMU

Central Michigan University’s current and former employees pledged $892,503 for the 2012 Annual University Campaign, the third-highest total donation in school history. The College of Business Administration was the recipient of two of the seven AUC awards last week during […]

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