Articles written by: Ryan Zuke

Facilities Management / News / University
CMU grad students Chelsea Boelens, left, plays a game of cards with her roommate Katie Goodwin in their two bedroom apartment Tuesday afternoon in the Graduate Apartments East Building, 510 E Bellows St. Both Boelens and Goodwin are enrolled in the Physical Assistant Graduate Program with all of their classes located in the Health Professions Building. "It's great because all of the residents are grad students," Boelens said.  "We all have the same mindset; to be very studious." (Victoria Zegler/Photo Editor)

Graduate Housing Complex ready for students

After just three months, Chelsea Boelens said she and her roommate could not be happier about living in the newly opened Graduate Housing Complex on north campus. Boelens and Katie Goodwin live in a two-bedroom apartment in the East Building, […]
Construction workers put up ladders while doing work on a new house  Tuesday morning at 1010 Washington St. Olivieri Management is updating the apartments and houses on Washington St. (Emily Brouwer/Staff Photographer)

New Washington Street housing will be ready for fall semester

Construction that began May 1 on three new houses on Washington Street will be completed by the time classes begin in the fall. The houses are located between Clayton and Bellows streets. The builder and developer for all the projects, […]

Model aircrafts are big draw at Mount Pleasant Summer Festival

The Mid Michigan Radio Control Helicopter Association was such a success at the 2012 Mount Pleasant Summer Festival that they were invited back again this year. The club, which is sanctioned under the Academy of Model Aeronautics, attracted hundreds of […]
Multimedia / News / Student Life
CMU student volunteers to coach his brother, team at summer games

CMU student volunteers to coach his brother, team at summer games

The 2013 Special Olympics Michigan state Summer Games reminded Marcy Ng why she is such a proud mother of her two sons. The three-day event in Mount Pleasant gave her the opportunity to coach bocce ball with her one son, […]

How I overcame OCD

My mind was my own worst nightmare. It was telling me I was going to die if I didn’t perform the tasks it told me to do with acute detail. I didn’t understand. My parents didn’t either. I was lost, […]
Football / News / Sports / Top Stories
Central Michigan University left tackle Eric Fisher answers questions in a press conference after being selected as the number one pick by the Kansas City Chiefs Thursday night during the 2013 National Football League Draft at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. "It's hard to remember what just happened," Fisher said. "It's every young boys dream to stand up there with the commissioner, I feel so blessed." (Victoria Zegler/Photo Editor)

Eric Fisher to protect Chiefs QB Alex Smith, one side or the other

NEW YORK — Nobody could be happier with Kansas City drafting Eric Fisher than newly acquired quarterback Alex Smith. The Chiefs could possibly have both tackle positions solidified heading into training camp, depending on what happens with current left tackle […]
Football / News / Sports / Top Stories
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, left, and Central Michigan University left tackle Eric Fisher, right, hold Fisher's new Kansas City football jersey after being selected as the number one pick by the Kansas City Chiefs Thursday night during the 2013 National Football League Draft at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. Fisher will join San Francisco 49ers Pro Bowl Tackle and CMU Alum Joe Staley as the only players in school history to be selected in the first round of the NFL Draft. (Victoria Zegler/Photo Editor)

Central Michigan’s Eric Fisher: ‘Honestly, I had no idea I was going to Kansas City’

NEW YORK — Eric Fisher said on Wednesday he thought he had a “really good chance of going No. 1 overall” to the Kansas City Chiefs. On Thursday night, it became a reality, being the first player to hear his […]
Football / Sports / Top Stories
Senior offensive linemen Eric Fisher attempts to block Akron defensive linemen Alfonso Horner as senior quarterback Ryan Radcliff attempts a pass during Saturday's game against the Akron Zips.  The Chippewas won the game 35-14. (Chuck Miller/Staff Photographer)

Eric Fisher’s rise to the top

Just like most young football players, Eric Fisher always dreamed of playing in the NFL. But, the former Central Michigan University offensive tackle probably didn’t realize being a first-round draft pick and a probable top-five selection would become his reality. […]
Top Stories / University

University spends five times more on student athletes than it spends on non-athletes

Central Michigan University spends about five times more per athlete than it spends on non-student-athletes. In 2010, university spending per athlete totaled around $51,000, not including debt service, while spending per student was $10,388, according to The large difference […]

New Venture winner to create solar powered bicycle lights to charge electronics

After failing to make it past the first round in 2012, Samantha Fiani was not planning on entering this year’s New Venture Competition at Central Michigan University. But after meeting with Debra Zellner, executive director of the Isabella Bank Institute for […]

Baseball offense goes cold against NIU pitching Saturday

Northern Illinois pitcher Eli Anderson threw complete games in his first two starts in Mid-American Conference play. Saturday was no different, pitching nine innings and striking out six in a 7-2 win against Central Michigan at Theunissen Stadium. “He pounded the […]
Metro / Mount Pleasant

City to begin replacing sidewalks in 2014, to spend about $100,000 on repairs

Bikers and walkers will not have any new sidewalks to use in Mount Pleasant in 2013, but there are plans to begin new sidewalk construction in 2014. Under the city’s five-year Capital Improvement Plan, $100,000 is expected to be budgeted […]

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