Articles written by: Samantha Smallish


Senior Justin Hicks to serve as Spring 2014 Editor-in-Chief

Central Michigan Life will see new leadership with the new year. St. Clair Shores senior Justin Hicks was named as the spring 2014 Editor-in-Chief on Friday afternoon after interviews were held by the Media Board of Directors. Hicks has spent his seven […]

BRIEF: PRSSA to host internship fair Thursday

The Department of Journalism and Central Michigan University’s chapter of Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) will host its annual internship fair from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursday in the Bovee University Center Rotunda. Students will have the opportunity to network […]

CMYou: What’s your biggest fear?

Name: Tiaynu Lin Year: Graduate student Hometown: China I am afraid of snakes. Not the little ones, just the big ones.   Name: Zack Kowalski Year: Senior Hometown: Grosse Isle I would have to say being alone.   Name: Marissa Campbell […]

COLUMN: The risk is worth it

I read a quotation recently that really spoke to me. Some would say it was sappy, a “motivational” motif that people enjoy reading but never take to heart. When I read this, something switched inside me. It was like a […]
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Wayne Kamidoi, New York Times art director, to be inducted to Journalism Hall of Fame in November

Wayne Kamidoi, New York Times art director, to be inducted to Journalism Hall of Fame in November

Wayne Kamidoi’s journey to The New York Times all started with coverage of women’s field hockey games. As a 1987 Central Michigan University  graduate, Kamidoi started his work as a journalist in the musty basement of Anspach Hall as an ambitious freshman, working […]
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Program Board to host Big Sean Friday, tickets still available

Program Board to host Big Sean Friday, tickets still available

Central Michigan University Program Board will host rapper Big Sean tomorrow night at McGuirk Arena. The concert will start at 8 p.m. Hip-hop group Travis Porter will perform as the opening act. Roughly 500 tickets are still available for purchase […]

Volunteer center remembers 12th anniversary of 9/11

The Mary Ellen Brandell Volunteer Center is hosting a variety of events today in remembrance of the tragic 9/11 attacks that took place 12 years ago. Among the events, there will be a movie screening of Social Justice Film Series: […]

STUDENT FACES: Get to know Brighton senior Emily Huckabone

Emily Huckabone is a senior from Brighton majoring in marketing. CM Life: Describe yourself in three words Emily Huckabone: Well, everyone says I’m tall…I don’t see it, though (Huckabone is 6″1′). But I would also add stubborn and sarcastic. What’s the […]
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STUDENT FACES: China graduate student Shuting Liang

Shuting Liang is a graduate student from China. She received her major in Broadcasting and Cinematic Arts and minor in Media Studies. CM Life: Describe yourself in three words: Shuting Liang: Energetic, hardworking and intelligent. CM: What’s the best part of […]
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A 63-year-old man with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound was found early Thursday morning at 609 S. University Avenue. (Katy Kildee/Assistant Photo Editor)

CMU student finds dead body on University Street

A Central Michigan University senior found the body of a 63-year-old man with a gunshot to his chest Thursday at 7:50 a.m. Canton senior Gunnar Eisenmenger was getting out of bed at 607 S. University St. when he noticed the […]
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Man found dead with “self-inflicted” wound on University Street

The  Mount Pleasant Police Department discovered a 63-year-old man with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound at 7:49 a.m. on 609 S. University Street. According to MPPD Officer Nathan Koutz, the male victim, who died of a gunshot wound to the chest, […]
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Tyler Kus worked at Victoria's Secret over the summer. (Taylor Ballek/Photo Editor)

CMU student, male Victoria’s Secret employee: ‘I’ve learned how to make women feel sexy’

Student Life Editor Samantha Smallish sat down with a CMU student who had a unique job for any male employee over the summer: a sales support assistant — at Victoria’s Secret. Tyler Kus, a Farmington Hills junior, spoke with our […]

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