Articles written by: Rachel Harrison

Business/Nonprofits / Mount Pleasant
From left, Mount Pleasant residents Adreanah Griffin-Strand, 15, Sagelei Barnard, 11, and Malarie Pinwar, 8, joke around beneath the stage Monday evening during a dress rehearsal of It's a Wonderful Life at the Broadway Theater located at 216 E. Broadway Street in Mount Pleasant. "I like being able to portray different people and be able to put your own thoughts and emotions and also combine it with what the script tells you," said Griffin-Strand." I just like being able to create this whole new person." (Andrew Kuhn/Staff Photographer)

‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ to hit the stage this weekend in downtown Mount Pleasant

The holiday spirit will hit the Broadway Theatre early this year. “It’s a Wonderful Life” will be premiering on Friday at the Broadway Theatre, 216 E. Broadway St., kicking off holiday celebrations in the city. In preparation, cast and crew have […]
Metro / Top Stories / Union Township

Copper Beech Townhomes to expand, adding 10 more buildings, for 2013 school year

Copper Beech Townhomes is planning to add 10 buildings with 256 bedrooms,  a pool, tennis court and a basketball court to its 4750 E. Blue Grass Road housing complex. The project will cost an estimated $8 million. The Charter Township of […]
Business/Nonprofits / Mount Pleasant
Mount Pleasant resident Jessica Trawick talks with customers as she cleans up a table while waitressing Tuesday afternoon at Buffalo Wild Wings, 1904 South Mission Street. "We usually get busy around homecoming but all of us on staff help each other out," Trawick said. "We're like family." (Charlotte Bodak/Assistant Photo Editor)

Mount Pleasant businesses prepare for Homecoming weekend

Mount Pleasant businesses are preparing for a busy Homecoming weekend. Buffalo Wild Wings, 1904 S. Mission St., is expecting a big weekend, restaurant general manager Michael Miller said. “As a store, we are planning on upping the inventory, and we […]
Featured / University
Professor of English Language and Literature Maureen Eke is known for developing many programs and even classes. Such programs include Study Abroad: Africa as well as the class ENG 329: African American Literature. (Paul Paonessa/Staff Photographer)

Professor Maureen Eke serves on human rights committee

Professor of English Language and Literature Maureen Ngozi Eke sat in her second floor Anspach office one Friday afternoon. Books were scattered everywhere and a cup of hot coffee steamed on her desk. Her serine smile is something any person […]

COLUMN: Navy-CMU game something dad would have wanted

This weekend will be a very emotional weekend for me. Not because of the football game itself but the two teams playing. I grew up in a huge Marine/Navy family. My father was a Marine for more than 20 years; […]

College Democrats, Republicans host viewing party together in Kulhavi

President Barack Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney were not the only ones having a debate Wednesday night. Central Michigan University’s College Republicans and College Democrats, in an event sponsored by the Student Government Association, hosted a debate viewing party […]
Mount Pleasant

Sen. Judy Emmons sponsors bill to end human trafficking

Human trafficking is a $32 billion global industry and about 17,500 non-residents from foreign countries are trafficked into the United States every year, according to the state of Michigan website. Realizing this issue State Sen. Judy Emmons, R-Lansing, sponsored Senate Bill 1213, which […]

Voter registration deadline Oct. 9

Election Day is approaching and students from Michigan need to register by Oct. 9 in order to be eligible to vote. Mount Pleasant residents who will be at least 18 years-old on Election Day, Nov. 6, should get in contact […]
Student Life

About 50 gather to read, listen to Whitman’s “Leaves of Grass”

Walt Whitman published only one book of poems in his 73 years of life. It was, however, 450 pages long and published in six American editions by the time Whitman died. In celebration of Whitman’s work, about 50 students came and […]
Featured / Student Life
West Bloomfield junior Sammy Dubin, president of CMU Hillel, left, and Michigan State junior Lizzy Kirsch, right, laugh over dinner after a Rosh Hashanah service Monday night at Lester & Jewell Morris Hillel Jewish Student Center in East Lansing, Michigan. (Victoria Zegler/Photo Editor)

CMU, MSU Hillel come together to celebrate Jewish New Year

The celebration of Rosh Hashanah brought about 12 students from Central Michigan University to Michigan State University Monday night. The holiday, known as the Jewish new year, began Sunday and concluded Tuesday night. “The holiday is basically the celebration of […]
Isabella County / Police/Courts

Fraud Fighters: CMU students assist Michigan State Police in embezzlement cases

Last year, Michigan State Police Lt. Jerry Carter found himself with four cases of embezzlement and needed to utilize the expertise of accountants or the cases would have been dismissed. But Michigan State Police doesn’t have forensic accountants to assist and […]
Metro / Police/Courts

Stabbing reported at Deerfield apartments early Sunday morning

At least two people were stabbed outside Deerfield Apartments early Sunday morning, according to residents. The alleged suspect, described to be six-feet tall and about 250 pounds, wore a blue American Eagle shirt. The names of the alleged suspect and […]

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