Articles written by: Megan Pacer

On Campus / Student Life
CMU students celebrated for dedication to service

CMU students celebrated for dedication to service

Octavia Carson has been hooked on serving others ever since her high school began sending students on service trips to help people in her home town of Pontiac. Coming from a family that utilized many of the services provided by […]
Columns / News / VIBE
COLUMN: Why did I relay?

COLUMN: Why did I relay?

On the outside, Relay for Life looks like a spirited, high-energy fundraising event promoted on campus to gain as many participants as possible. The night is filled with games, food, movies, contests and sometimes costumes. A fun time, but not […]
Featured / Student Groups / Student Life
Sarah White| Staff Photographer
Lauren Gorski, left, from Chicago, and James Heras, right, lawn bowl at the Big Brothers Big Sisters field day at the West Midland Family Center on Saturday.

Big Brothers Big Sisters CMU chapter provides spring fun for local children

Donna Cartwright of Midland was looking for a way to volunteer in the community. Then she met Savanna Peacock and the two have been working together for more than a year. Cartwright, like many other members of Big Brothers Big […]
Student Life
Next CM Life editor-in-chief named for summer, fall semesters

Next CM Life editor-in-chief named for summer, fall semesters

Canton sophomore Ben Solis will be the next editor-in-chief for Central Michigan Life beginning this summer. Solis, who transferred from Washtenaw Community College in 2012, has served as the university editor for the past semester, and will take over as […]
On Campus / Student Life
CMU students to host ‘Spring Fever’ event to benefit American Youth Foundation

CMU students to host ‘Spring Fever’ event to benefit American Youth Foundation

Students are putting what they learned in an event planning class to good use by organizing and hosting multiple events this spring. One group of four students from the class, RPL 430, is presenting “Spring Fever: A Flower Child Festival” […]
Business/Nonprofits / Metro / Mount Pleasant
Festival of Banners to decorate Mount Pleasant in May

Festival of Banners to decorate Mount Pleasant in May

The talent and artwork of Mount Pleasant residents will soon be displayed with this year’s Art Reach Festival of Banners. Each year, the Art Reach Center of Mid-Michigan puts on the festival, allowing children, adults and business owners to paint […]
Student Life
CM Life Advertising Department reflects on CNBAM success

CM Life Advertising Department reflects on CNBAM success

Members of the Central Michigan Life Advertising Department proved determination can surpass experience at this year’s College Newspaper Business and Advertising Managers convention. The team won first place for Best College Newspaper and 16 other awards for their mobile app, yearly sales […]
Featured / On Campus / Student Life
Paige Calamari/ File Photo

Students and community members participate in Relay for Life Saturday night at the Indoor Athletic Complex. When not walking, attendees had the opportunity to participate in numerous activities throughout the night sponsored by different groups including a nail painting station, a massage station and a face-painting station.

Annual ‘Relay for Life’ to use Disney theme in 24 hours of support for cancer survivors, families

Illinois senior Jason Clements has been dedicated to “Relay for Life” for 15 years, ever since his sister was first diagnosed with cancer at the age of three. He was initially involved in his residence hall’s team, and has created […]
Featured / On Campus / Student Life
Author Matt Bell inspires, teaches CMU students at Park Library reading

Author Matt Bell inspires, teaches CMU students at Park Library reading

A cabin in the woods, ghost children and a giant, scary squid sound like the trappings of a science fiction thriller, are just some of the elements included in author Matt Bell’s novel, which he read from to a captive […]
Featured / On Campus / Student Life

Take Back the Night to host Julie Gregory

Prominent speaker and author Julie Gregory will be featured as part of this year’s Take Back the Night at Central Michigan University. Beginning at 6 p.m. on Thursday in the Bovee University Center Auditorium, Gregory will share her experiences as […]
Business/Nonprofits / Metro / Mount Pleasant
Director of Client Services and Peer Counselor Rosie Ridgway thumbs through informational materials for young parents in the Central Michigan Pregnancy Services offices on Preston St. on Thursday.(Katy Kildee/Staff Photographer)

Voice of the voiceless: Students find local abortion services lacking

Students at Central Michigan University and residents of Mount Pleasant have many options to address sexual health, but abortion and pro-choice counseling is rarely included. The environment of purely pro-life facilities worries Rachel McDaniel, president of Voices for Planned Parenthood, […]
Business/Nonprofits / Metro / Mount Pleasant
Local dog park nears construction, expects to bring people to Mount Pleasant

Local dog park nears construction, expects to bring people to Mount Pleasant

With more than 90 percent of their goal reached this spring, Friends of the Dog Park could see a completed park by the fall. There are only four fundraisers left to reach the goal of $39,188 set for the nonprofit […]


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