Articles written by: Melissa Beauchamp

Melissa is a staff reporter.


COLUMN: Seriously, Nike?

Lance Armstrong announced Wednesday he is stepping down as chairman of the Livestrong cancer awareness charity after 16 years. The same day, Nike terminated all endorsements of the seven-time Tour de France champion after a release from the U.S. anti-doping […]
Student Life

Rising Christian band Gungor performs in front of 500 at Mount Pleasant Community Church

A crowd of more than 500 gathered to watch Gungor perform Friday at the Mount Pleasant Community Church, 1400 W. Broomfield Road. Directory of College Ministry Mitch Sheahan said he wanted to snag the up-and-coming group before it was too […]
Student Groups / Student Life
Saginaw senior Bryce Corrion anticipates a ball to be thrown at him while Genesee freshman Charlie Oliver prepares to block for him during a game of dodgeball on Thursday night at the Student Activity Center 
(Bethany Walter/Staff Photographer).

Club dodgeball: From playground to competition

Bryce Corrion said his passion for dodgeball started in grade school when the gym teacher blew the whistle and foam balls went flying. “The cooler gym teachers would sometimes let us use volleyballs, but you can’t get the same velocity […]
Student Life / VIBE

One of five women to be named Gold Ambassador Saturday

Five women are in the running to have the title as the 2012 Gold Ambassador. One of the five will be voted by students and faculty members as Gold Ambassador, to be announced during halftime at Saturday’s football game at […]
(Photo Illustration by Victoria Zegler/Photo Editor)

‘Internet-use disorder’ a new possible mental illness

People struggling with technology addiction may have a legitimized psychological disorder, according to a recent story in the New York Post. The American Psychiatric Association is adding “internet-use disorder” as “recommended for further study” in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of […]
Student Groups / Student Life
Graduate assistant of social & behavioral science Samantha Fiani, stops for a photo with her bike, which she road during the College Clean Commute Challenge this past September, at the Fabiano Botanical Gardens, Tuesday morning. (Brooke Mayle/Staff Photographer)

Brighton grad student wins Clean Commute Campus Challenge

Brighton graduate Samantha Fiani pedaled and walked her way through 25 commutes throughout a five-day challenge. Fiani is the winner of Capital Area Transportation Authority’s 2012 “Clean Commute Campus Challenge.” Fiani logged more clean commutes than any participant in the state-wide […]
News / Student Life

Coming Out Week keynote speaker Kit Yan reads poetry on sexual encounters

Through the eyes of a queer and transgender American, poet Kit Yan read love poems, slam poetry and coming-out stories to more than 70 students Monday night. The Coming Out Week Keynote Speaker performed in the Kiva Auditorium, revealing stories of […]
Featured / Student Life
Miss Wyandotte USA Jaclyn Schultz is crowned  2013 Miss Mishigan USA, Saturday September 29, 2012, at the close of the 2013 Miss Michigan USA pageant at McMorran Theater in Port Huron.

CMU alum Jaclyn Schultz crowned Miss Michigan USA

Central Michigan University alum Jaclyn Schultz looked out into the crowd with confidence as soon as her heels hit the stage, she said. “I have never competed in a pageant in my life,” Schultz said. “I had no idea what […]
Student Life
Hip hop recording artist B.o.B. walks onto the stage Friday night shortly before power is lost at McGuirk Arena in Mount Pleasant. After a short delay the power was restored and the show, presened by the CMU Program Board went on as planned. (Andrew Kuhn/Staff Photographer)

B.o.B, New Boyz draw more than 3,000 to McGuirk Friday night

Fans from all around said they “never had it so good” watching B.o.B and New Boyz perform Friday at McGuirk Arena in a crowd of more than 3,000 people. The event came with a $75,000 price tag to bring in […]
Student Life
Midland resident Jesse Ahow, lead singer of Killer Kong, performs during Midwest Fest Wednesday night at Rubbles Bar, 112 W. Michigan St. (Zack Wittman//Staff Photographer)

Fifth-annual Midwest Fest brings out-of-state entertainment

Music from Laura K. Balke filled the stage on Thursday evening at Kaya Coffee House, 1029 S. University Ave. The artist, from Illinois, was one of three out-of-state artists scheduled to perform at the fifth annual Midwest Fest. “I wish […]
Multimedia / Student Life
B.o.B, New Boyz perform Friday night in Events Center

B.o.B, New Boyz perform Friday night in Events Center

Kalamazoo sophomore Allie Bowditch said she brought her “swag” to the B.o.B and New Boyz concert Friday evening at McGuirk Arena.With her bright blue skinny jeans, Nike kicks and snapback hat on backwards, Bowditch belted the lyrics to B.o.B’s opening […]
Student Groups / Student Life

Students tie dye shirts to support TOMS movement on campus

Madison Heights freshman Jesicalyn Stoddard said blending colors to create a tie dye shirt on campus symbolizes the TOMS movement world-wide. “There’s so many people on campus that have something to give,” she said. “Things like this get people involved.” […]

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