Articles written by: Tony Wittkowski

Tony is a staff reporter for Central Michigan Life.

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Behind-the-Desk: Assistant Photo Editor Katy Kildee

Behind-the-Desk: Assistant Photo Editor Katy Kildee

Name: Katy Kildee Hometown: Flint, Mich. Position: Assistant Photo Editor Years with CM Life: 2.5 months What does your position entail? Taylor Ballek, our photo editor, and I coordinate with editors and photographers to illustrate stories in a truthful and visually appealing way. What was […]
News / Voices
Behind the Desk: Lead Designer Mariah Prowoznik

Behind the Desk: Lead Designer Mariah Prowoznik

Name: Mariah Prowoznik Hometown: Grand Rapids, Mich. Position: Lead Designer Years with CM Life: Three years What does your desk do? We are responsible for the overall print product and some social media stuff. What was the first thing you designed for CM Life? I believe it […]
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Behind-the-Desk: Social Media Coordinator James Wilson

Behind-the-Desk: Social Media Coordinator James Wilson

Name: James Wilson Hometown: Ovid-Elsie, Mich. Position: Social Media Coordinator Years with CM Life: 3 months What does your position entail? I’m the guy behind the Facebook, Twitter and Instagram posts. I also organize the Aurasma campaign within the newspaper. What was the first thing […]
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Behind-the-Desk: Page Designer Kayla Folino

Behind-the-Desk: Page Designer Kayla Folino

Name: Kayla Folino Hometown: New Buffalo, Mich. Position: Page Designer Years with CM Life: 2 years What does your position entail? I design the pages and make them look sweet. What was the first thing you designed for CM Life? It was just a page, […]
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Behind-the-Desk: Editor-in-Chief Catey Traylor

Name: Catey Traylor Hometown: South Lyon, Mich. Position: Editor-in-Chief Years with CM Life: 3 years What does your position entail? I am in charge of the entire newsroom. I oversee the production of the paper from the planning stage to the execution stage. What […]
Columns

COLUMN: Gordon Ramsay should stay off TV

I strongly dislike Chef Gordon Ramsay. I’ve never liked any of his shows, and now his newest one has me scratching my head. But first, I would like to do a quick run through of some of his shows that […]
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Soup Kitchen closed Sunday for maintenance

The Isabella Community Soup Kitchen will be closed this Sunday, Oct. 6 for floor maintenance. Sack lunches will be given out with Saturday’s meal to accommodate the adjusted schedule. Genny Sobaski, the executive director of the Soup Kitchen, released a statement for the […]
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Behind-the-Desk: Photo Editor Taylor Ballek

Behind-the-Desk: Photo Editor Taylor Ballek

Name: Taylor Ballek Hometown: Winfield, Ill. Position: Photo editor Years with CM Life: 2 years. What does your desk do? We are the eyes of CM Life, we visually document stories that capture a moment that conveys the truth. What was the first photo you […]
Multimedia / Tony vs. Food
TONY VS. FOOD: ‘I think I had a contraction’

TONY VS. FOOD: ‘I think I had a contraction’

It was gut-wrenching. That was the thought that escaped me as I attempted to swallow the last few bites of La Senorita’s 4-pound burrito. The first half of the chicken and bean burrito stuffed with everything imaginable went along smoothly […]
Voices

Behind-the-Desk: Sports Editor Kristopher Lodes

Name: Kristopher Lodes Hometown: Mount Pleasant, Mich. Position: Sports Editor Years with CM Life: Four years. What does your desk do? Well, the office joke is that we like “sportz.” We cover all the sporting events, preview these events, features and pretty much any of […]
Galleries / Metro / Multimedia
Jax Anderson, guitarist and lead vocalist of Detroit-based band Flint Eastwood, engaged audience members by asking them to sing along for a few songs during their Saturday evening set at Hunter's Ale House.  (Katy Kildee/Assistant Photo Editor)

Midwest Fest finds a new home: Hunter’s Ale House stakes claim to 27 performances

Change is good, especially when it comes to the location of this year’s Midwest Fest. A three-day music festival hosted in Mount Pleasant, Midwest Fest attracts hundreds of students and residents to a venue to enjoy live music. Corey Densmore, […]
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Behind-the-Desk: Assistant Designer Luke Roguska

Name: Luke Roguska Hometown: Grand Rapids, Mich. Position: Assistant Designer Years with CM Life: 2 years. What does your desk do? We do layout and essentially make the visual aspect of the paper. What was the first thing you designed for CM Life? It was a back […]


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