Articles written by: Melissa Beauchamp

Melissa is a staff reporter.


New, unique apps allow user-friendly interaction

Hipsters are known to be on the search for out-of-the-ordinary ways to stand out and create their own sense of culture — even on their phone. Hazel Park senior Carlos Coronado uses his iPhone to communicate with friends, but if […]
Clawson senior Taylor Paige wears clothing she got from Campus Closet before her class presentation Tuesday in Grawn Hall. (Courtesy Photo)

CAMPUS CLOSET: Smart and casual

Campus Closet is a weekly series looking at the style of Central Michigan University students. Clawson senior Taylor Paige walked into Grawn Hall ready for her class presentation on Tuesday wearing a denim blazer, patterned scarf, dark skinny jeans, topped […]
Columns / VIBE

ADVICE: Confronting your significant other about snooping

Question: How are you supposed to confront your significant other about an issue you’re not supposed to know about? You found out by snooping. It’s always difficult to confront your significant other about a situation, especially if he or she […]
Student Life

B.o.B and New Boyz concert ticket price reduced due to lack of sales

The price for tickets for B.o.B and New Boyz tickets is changing after fewer tickets were sold than Program Board expected. Program Board Public Relations Chairwoman Nicole Murawski said although students appear to be interested in the concert, the bleacher […]
Student Life
New Zealand freshman Mackenzie Potter and Greenville junior Morgan MacDermaid get ready to make the four hour drive to Cedar Point to work the weekend which they do every Friday during season Thursday evening at Stone Crest Apartments. (Taylor Ballek/Staff Photographer)

Commute back and forth to school is worth the trip for some students

For many college students, weekends are a time for relaxing, socializing, catching up on studying and working – usually just down the road. But as soon as Morgan MacDermaid’s Friday class is over, she hops in the car and takes […]
Columns / Voices

COLUMN: The joys of womanhood

Being a woman sucks. Hanging out with the male species is much more relaxing and fun – and it’s acceptable to talk about poop and other interesting bodily functions men seem fascinated with. Sitting around drinking Dos Equis and watching […]
Featured / Student Life
A student in Fashion Association of Merchandising & Design (FAMD) looks at a hand out while listening to a presentation put on by the business department to help them dress appropriately for the professional world on Thursday afternoon in the Grawn Pierpoint Auditorium. (Bethany Walter/Staff Photographer)

Fashion group teams up with marketing class to model business professional attire

Fenton senior Megan Webster flaunted her blush cropped blazer over her black, loose dress that hit two-inches above the knee. She said looking professional and put-together shows a person is both professional and serious. Webster showed off her business casual style […]
Student Life

Midwest Fest 2012 returning with 19 new acts

Twenty-four bands will take the stage in Mount Pleasant for the fifth annual Midwest Fest. The five-day music festival begins at 9 p.m. on Sept. 25. The concerts will be taking place at Kaya Coffee House, 1029 S. University Ave., […]
Residence Life / Student Life / VIBE
Kyle Kenny sits on a stool in his downtown apartment with his neighbor, Emma Kidder. Kenny painted and decorated his apartment with his own paintings.
(Zack Wittman/Staff Photographer)

Downtown living offers new experiences, culture

Living in downtown Mount Pleasant is as close as some students get to the big town feel they crave in this small town environment. West Bloomfield senior Daniel Peterman said he took the move from crazy to quaint in November […]
A dark colored 2002 Chevy truck sits upside down on a mail box after crashing Sunday night on Silverberry Road.
(Jeffrey Smith | Staff Photographer)

Chevy truck flips over near Deerfield Road, no reported injuries

A dark-colored 2002 Chevy truck flipped on its back in a residential yard heading north on Silver Berry Drive, near Deerfield Road, around 10:30 p.m. Sunday evening. As the road curved to the left, tire marks showed where the driver […]
Featured / Multimedia / Student Life
MSU/CMU weekend brings together community and students, some disappointed in behavior

MSU/CMU weekend brings together community and students, some disappointed in behavior

Saturday provided an environment that participating students and community members are likely to always remember. The mash-up between Michigan State University and Central Michigan University allowed fans to come together, even if it wasn’t for watching the football game. “It’s […]
Student Life

CMU partners with Schupan Recycling to reduce waste

Doubling the population on game day Saturday also means a possibly of doubling the waste – specifically with the volume of aluminum and plastic bottles and cans during tailgate prior to the game. In an effort to eliminate waste and increase recycling, Central […]

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