Articles written by: Melissa Beauchamp

Melissa is a staff reporter.

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Students share their picks for the top gifts of the season

Rockford senior Josh Sinclair said he wouldn’t mind a Red Ryder BB gun for Christmas. “Like in ‘A Christmas Story,’ I would like to flaunt it like it’s the best Christmas present ever,” he said. Ideally, Sinclair said he would […]
Student Groups / Student Life

1892 Productions to host Relaxation Day for students during finals

Formerly known as UC Presents, 1892 Productions plans and executes events for students in the center of the university. Coming up on finals week, the organization has events to help students kick back and relax. Assistant Director of Student Life […]
Student Life
Grand Rapids senior Mary Redford laughs while standing with a cardboard cutout of "Edward Cullen" while waiting for the premiere of the final Twilight Series movie Thursday evening at Celebration Cinema. "It's my least favorite book, but I'm still excited," Redford said. (Jeffrey Smith/Staff Photographer)

Fans line up to see the sold-out premiere of Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn—Part 2

Whether they were on Team Edward or Team Jacob, Twilight fans united hours early anticipating the premiere of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 2 at Celebration! Cinema Thursday night. Onsted sophomore Jordin Dilyard said her boyfriend purchased tickets for […]
Student Life

Central’s Got Talent fundraising event draws crowd of more than 100, raises more than $1,000

People raised their glasses in the air as Jamie & KP sang to a crowd of more than 100 people raising money for cancer awareness. More than 11 community performers came to entertain the audience Monday night at Hunter’s Ale […]
Politics
Union City senior, Jenny Carver (right), Grand Blanc senior, Kara Sadowski (left), and Royal Oak senior, Cody Cyr (far), chat while watching the 2012 election on Tuesday night in the Down Under Food Court. (Zack Wittman/Staff Photographer)

Students celebrate Obama re-election, political groups watch returns together

Students at the 1892 Productions viewing party in the Bovee University Center watched intently as the map of the states turned red and blue as majority votes were determined for the 2012 presidential election. Vice President of College Democrats Taylor […]
Student Groups / Student Life

Wesley Foundation planning ‘Pie a Bronco’ event, improv show Friday

Students can “Pie a Bronco” Friday at 7 p.m. as a way to get into the rivalry spirit. The event is being put on by the Wesley Foundation. A show by After Hours Improv group will also go on during […]
Student Life
Sophomore Sean VanEvery poses for a portrait Tuesday evening in the Health Professions Building. (Jeffrey Smith/Staff Photographer)

Homeless student going through college after being kicked out because of sexual orientation

With his clothes bunched up to support his head as a pillow and a single blanket, Sean VanEvery sometimes slept on the ground behind a middle school in the summer of 2011. He can count to the exact day since […]
Student Life
Iron Mountain junior Krista Testolin holds her pet hedgehog, Quilly, as he meets the upstairs neighbor Master Shi-Fu, a sugar-glider held by Charlevoix graduate student Ezra Bakker. "The two had never meet before today and I'm not really sure they know how to react to each other," Testolin said Thursday afternoon in her Mount Pleasant apartment. (Brooke Mayle/Staff Photographer)

CMU students embrace not-so-average pets

Krista Testolin watched as her pet hedgehog poked its head out of its quill-covered body and ate a strawberry placed on her bed. “He’s a little shy,” the Iron Mountain junior said. “It takes him a while to warm up.” […]
Student Groups / Student Life
Wayne State University Dance Instructor Karen Prall teaches CMU students traditional African dance moves during an African Dance Workshop Sunday afternoon in Rose Arena. (Taylor Ballek/Staff Photographer)

African dance instructor teaches students to dance with culture

Performer, educator and choreographer Karen Prall has moved her body to the beat of the drum for 30 years. As a bossy little girl, she said she would take her friends in the yard and make them dance how she […]
Student Groups / Student Life
Resident of Clare Lance Luckhardt discusses the process of canning food Wednesday evening at Campus Grow Food Day in Brooks Auditorium.  "We home can because we know what goes in there," explained Luckhardt. (Taylor Ballek/ Staff Photographer)

Campus Grow event promotes healthy, local foods

Aromas from baked apple crisps, fresh apple cider and organic popcorn filled Brooks Hall Wednesday evening as 30 people came to learn about healthy eating. Campus Grow Co-coordinator Jackie Maggioncalda said the event was tailored to promote healthy, local and […]
Student Life

COLUMN: Woman in a man’s world

I walked into the “manly men only, hardcore” weight room downstairs of the Student Activity Center, wearing my pink Nike tank top, yoga pants and lime green kicks. I initially got a few stares, and a couple unwanted winks, but […]
Student Life
Gaylord resident Michelle Barrett, left, laughs while her boyfriend of almost a year, second year grad. student Dallas Michelbacher of Georgia talks to their relationship to Mount Pleasant sophomore Brooke Scribner. Scribner designed this experiment for her Biostatistics class designed to show increases of heart rate in Men and Women when discussing how their day has been so far versus their significant other. (Brooke Mayle/Staff Photographer)

Student experiments with heart rates when talking about significant other

A student is putting the popular phrase “You make my heart skip a beat” to the test. Mount Pleasant sophomore Brooke Scribner sat in the main hallway of the Charles V. Park Library Tuesday from 2 to 5:30 p.m. to […]


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