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documenting an artifact during the Alternative Weekend at Thunder Bay. (Courtesy Photo | 
Senior Adam Weidenfeller)

Alternative Breakers visit marine sanctuary, discover more about Michigan’s history

After a long three-hour drive to Alpena, Emily Sznitka and her fellow students on alternative break were eager to explore the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary earlier this month. The Armada junior had no idea what to expect when opening […]
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Lauren Gorski, left, from Chicago, and James Heras, right, lawn bowl at the Big Brothers Big Sisters field day at the West Midland Family Center on Saturday.

Big Brothers Big Sisters CMU chapter provides spring fun for local children

Donna Cartwright of Midland was looking for a way to volunteer in the community. Then she met Savanna Peacock and the two have been working together for more than a year. Cartwright, like many other members of Big Brothers Big […]
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A model for the Threads Fashion Show walks down the runway in Plachta Auditorium on Saturday night. This outfit is part of graduate student Heajoo Lee (Yvonne)'s Alexander Rodchenko collection.

Threads fashion show dazzles audience with student designs

A picture paints a thousand words, and the Central Michigan University apparel merchandise designers of the 16th annual Threads fashion show, showcased plenty more. On Saturday, the Mount Pleasant Community gathered in Platcha Auditorium to view the artist-inspired designs, as […]
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White Lake sophomore Hannah Fedorko, left, and Saginaw sophmore Kim Johnson, put final touches on their designs for Threads 
Fashion Show the night before designs are due April 2, 2014 in Wightman Hall.

Sophomore duo prepares for spot in Threads Fashion Show

Two sophomores are making waves in fashion design at Central Michigan University. Saginaw native Kimberly Johnson and White Lake native Hannah Fedorko are the lone sophomores with clothing lines featured in this year’s Threads Fashion Show. Threads, a fashion show where students showcase the […]
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Senior capstone graphic design class show their designs at Visionarium exhibition Saturday. (Tianyu HanStaff Photographer)

Senior graphic design students show off the future of design at Visionarium exhibition

Art lovers were not prepared for the jaw-dropping works of graphic design put on display in the University Art Gallery on Saturday, where every piece dazzled the eye and bombarded the senses. Visionarium, an exhibit created by the graphic design […]
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Students and community members participate in Relay for Life Saturday night at the Indoor Athletic Complex. When not walking, attendees had the opportunity to participate in numerous activities throughout the night sponsored by different groups including a nail painting station, a massage station and a face-painting station.

Annual ‘Relay for Life’ to use Disney theme in 24 hours of support for cancer survivors, families

Illinois senior Jason Clements has been dedicated to “Relay for Life” for 15 years, ever since his sister was first diagnosed with cancer at the age of three. He was initially involved in his residence hall’s team, and has created […]
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Author Matt Bell inspires, teaches CMU students at Park Library reading

Author Matt Bell inspires, teaches CMU students at Park Library reading

A cabin in the woods, ghost children and a giant, scary squid sound like the trappings of a science fiction thriller, are just some of the elements included in author Matt Bell’s novel, which he read from to a captive […]
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Take Back the Night to host Julie Gregory

Prominent speaker and author Julie Gregory will be featured as part of this year’s Take Back the Night at Central Michigan University. Beginning at 6 p.m. on Thursday in the Bovee University Center Auditorium, Gregory will share her experiences as […]
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Comic book class travels to London for Spring Break

Comic book class travels to London for Spring Break

Superheroes and college credits collided in London as students from the HON 321 class spent their Spring Break learning how to craft comics. HON 321U: “Illustrated London” is a class for Central Michigan University honors students that looks at comics […]
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Jack Andraka talks to students and staff about his discovery of a cancer-detection method in Plachta Auditorium on Monday afternoon. Andraka encouraged the audience to follow their dreams and never give up on themselves.

Jack Andraka encourages CMU students to never give up on dreams

No matter how big your dream is, never give up on it. Such was the message Monday as hundreds of students filled Plachta Auditorium in anticipation of science prodigy, Jack Andraka. Andraka opened the night by covering how he began his […]
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TOMS at CMU hosting fundraiser to help shoeless children

TOMS at CMU hosting fundraiser to help shoeless children

An organization that donates shoes, healthcare and water to those in need all over the world, TOMS at CMU is hosting a fundraiser to help the disadvantaged. Beginning at 9 p.m. Friday, members of the organization will be at Hunter’s Ale […]
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CM Life advertising deptartment wins College Newspaper of the Year

CM Life advertising deptartment wins College Newspaper of the Year

Members of the Central Michigan Life advertising department brought home 17 awards, including College Newspaper of the Year, after attending this year’s College Newspaper Business and Advertising Managers Conference in Austin, Texas. Held over the weekend, the 42nd annual CNBAM conference […]


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