Articles written by: Katelyn Sweet

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‘The Condom Fairy,’ ‘Sextival’ promote sexual education in Finch Fieldhouse

“There’s nothing wrong with sex,” Adrian sophomore Ashlea Phenicie said. Phenicie has been dressing up and visiting residence halls around Central Michigan University’s campus in a tutu, wings and headpiece, all decorated in condoms to promote Thursday’s Sextival. Sextival took […]
On April 13, 2012, Sterling Heights resident Joe Gubler, left, catches rubber ducks at the finsh line with Sterling Heights sophomore Alexis Lewandowski during the Duck Race in the Chip River at Island Park. (File Photo by Brooke Mayle)

RPL 430 classes raise $100,000 since 2005

Central Michigan University’s RPL 430: Planning Recreation Programs and Events classes have reached their goal of raising $100,000 for various charities in the past eight years. The 16-week project consists of five group members who must work together to pull […]
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Co-creator of 2nd Street Marketing Hillary Eley poses with fellow alumnae Lori Gunthorp and Courtney Dirschell.  (Photo courtesy of Hillary Eley)

Alumnae run Coldwater consulting firm

Central Michigan University aluma Hillary Eley said her relationship with fellow alumnae Courtney Dirschell and Lori Gunthorp is like an automobile mechanic shop. “It’s like we share a garage, and we each have our own specialty tools,” Eley said. “People […]
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CMU to be featured on Victoria’s Secret attire

Central Michigan University will soon be featured on Victoria’s Secret clothing. The Victoria’s Secret PINK clothing line has more than 50 schools across the nation represented in their campus gear, and, this year, they created the “PINK Your Campus” competition […]
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Garden City freshman Rachel Quinn gets eight inches of her hair cut by Merrill resident Deawn Mayan for the Pantene Beautiful Lengths charity. The hair goes to a wig bank that provides free wigs for cancer patients. (Kaitlin Thoresen/Staff Photographer)

Relay for Life brings cancer survivors, community together

“Cancer doesn’t care who you are,” Alma College head women’s basketball coach Keisha Brown said as she spoke before the survivor lap at Relay for Life. Relay for Life celebrated the 100th anniversary of the American Cancer Society and the […]
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CMU graduate student Kevin Hall was named the recipient of the Fulbright Grant granting him an English teaching assistantship in Germany. While abroad, he will be teaching English in a high school, as well as continuing research on his thesis for his Masters program. (Photo Courtesy of Central Michigan University)

Graduate student Kevin Hall recipient of Fulbright grant, to travel to Germany to teach English

Central Michigan University graduate student Kevin Hall has been named the recipient of the Fulbright Grant. The Fulbright program is sponsored by the U.S. government and strives to increase mutual understanding between U.S. citizens and people of other countries. Recipients […]

CMU students share their experiences coming out

Senior Jordan Lett’s dad said he would never like anyone with a penis either, so he understood where she was coming from. But when the Potterville native came out, it was not the easiest process. “I knew at a young […]
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Grosse Pointe sophomore Marisa Curran ties knots as she finishs a fleece blanket while working at one of the many volunteer sites during Be My Neighbor Day Saturday afternoon in the Down Under Food Court. The fleece blankets were being made for foster children as a part of annual spring event hosted by The Mary Ellen Brandell Volunteer Center where student volunteers come together for various projects in the community. (Melissa Bloem/Staff Photographer)

‘Be My Neighbor Day’ provides help, service to community

Pontiac sophomore Octavia Carson said “Be My Neighbor Day” is not just a day to volunteer but an opportunity to get involved throughout the entire community. About 150 participants came to the Bovee University Center Saturday morning to give back […]

COLUMN: ‘Delete’ doesn’t last forever

I guess it is kind of crazy how quickly things spread on the Internet. It only takes a millisecond to scroll down on your phone and watch your news feed refresh, and then 160 characters pop up letting you catch […]
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Students share their unforgettable April Fools’ Days

Some students might have glanced at the date on Monday and completely ignored the fact that it was April 1. But some students might have gotten a slight grin on their faces when they read the date because practical jokes […]
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Mount Pleasant resident Dr. Sherene McHenry speaks on behalf of womens night on campus to spread her strategies on how to live life to the fullest Monday at Mt. Pleasant Community Church, 1400 W. Broomfield Rd. McHenry is a member of the National Speakers Association and author of the book Pick: Choose to Create a Life You Live. “If you want to live a life you love, feed the soul,” said McHenry. (Taylor Ballek/Satff Photographer)

Former CMU professor tells women to dream big, laugh at book event

Health Professions Residential College Director Patricia Cwiek said she had been waiting to watch Sherene McHenry speak about making her dreams come true for quite some time. Cwiek said McHenry told her she had a vision to write a book […]
Dr. Phillip K. Tompkins, author of 'Who is my Neighbor? Communicating and Organizing to End Homelessness', spoke at the Creating a Culture of Care event Wednesday at the Townsend Kiva in Moore Hall. (Kirsten Kearse/Staff Photographer)

Communication & Social Action Conference promotes culture of caring for homelessness

Phillip Tompkins said Wednesday evening he was upset to retire from being a professor because he felt like it was his life calling. That is, until he started a new journey with volunteering at the St. Francis Center for the […]

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