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Senior midfielder Bailey Brandon, left, and senior goal keeper Stefanie Turner pose for a portrait Wednesday at the Indoor Athletic Complex. "We've been playing soccer together since we were six years old," Brandon said. (Jeffrey Smith/Staff Photographer)

A winning friendship: Bailey Brandon, Stefanie Turner bond on and off the field

After 15 years of playing soccer together, Bailey Brandon and Stefanie Turner are preparing to hang-up their cleats together. Both seniors on Central Michigan’s women soccer team, Brandon a defender and Turner a goalkeeper, have been playing on the pitch […]
Features / Field Hockey / Sports
Junior forward Abby Roth. (Ashley Miller/Staff Photographer)

Junior Abby Roth rediscovers her love of field hockey

Last season, Abby Roth was not enjoying field hockey as much as she used to. She couldn’t even remember why she liked playing the sport. The junior, who was carted along a high school field hockey field as a baby […]
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SLIDESHOW: Jordyn Brengosz scores OT goal, lifts field hockey over Ohio 2-1

SLIDESHOW: Jordyn Brengosz scores OT goal, lifts field hockey over Ohio 2-1

The field hockey players signaled the importance of their game against Ohio Friday at the Field Hockey Complex by cheering louder than they ever have at home this season when the team tallied the first goal of the game. When […]
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Ninety one-year-old World War Two veteran and Shepherd resident Loren Lirones, raises his hands as to the crowd cheers to honor him along with other war veterans during Friday night's football game between Central Michigan and Navy at Kelly/Shorts Stadium in Mount Pleasant. "I don't have words to explain it," said Lirones. "It's out of of this world." Lirones joined the army  in 1943 and was a combat engineer in the 246 infantry. (Andrew Kuhn/Staff Photographer)

Veterans recognized during Military Day at Navy game

Football isn’t the only thing that got the crowd on their feet at Kelly/Shorts Stadium on Friday night. Thousands of fans unleashed the loudest of cheers, not for the football game, but for the many veterans who were recognized during […]
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Celebrating their one-year anniversary, Commerce senior Andrew Roeser Skypes with his girlfriend Cedar Springs senior Karly Sias Tuesday night. The couple, who regularly Skypes now that Sias is interning at Mt. Rushmore National Memorial in Keystone, S.D., finds time to play online games together in order to feel closer to each other despite Sias living more than 1,000 miles away. (Brooke Mayle/Staff Photographer)

Couple celebrates first anniversary 1,000 miles apart

Karly Sias said she refuses to let the 1,000 miles between her boyfriend and her get in the way of their relationship. The Cedar Springs senior met her boyfriend, Commerce senior Andrew Roeser, in February 2011 at a date auction. […]
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Central Michigan University Faculty member Elina Erzikova teaches her case studies in public relations class on Thursday evening in Moore 108. (Bethany Walter/Staff Photographer)

Journalism professor brings international approach to CMU; wins scholar award

Journalism is a tool used universally to educate the masses and keep an eye on those who hold power. Despite being a common structure across the world, the field’s specifics vary from country to country. Elina Erzikova knows firsthand about […]
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Mount Pleasant senior Meghan Borland started collecting leaves in November for her installation in the upcoming BFA thesis exhibition in April. (Kaitlin Thoresen/Assistant Photo Editor)

Student creates art celebrating beauty of natural imperfection

Mount Pleasant senior Meghan Borland says the modern, cookie-cutter lifestyle filled with Facebook, Twitter and microwavable meals leads people too far from what is actually important. “There’s this beauty in imperfection,” Borland said. “To see it is refreshing.” Borland has […]
Features / Mount Pleasant
Mount Pleasant resident and Tai Ji teacher, Pat McGann-Zionts, gives Isa Henry, 3,  a costume to reenact the Chinese new year dragon Sunday afternoon at Crystal Mountain Lotus Moon, 206 S. Main St. McGann-Zionts teaches Tai Ji to children at the shop, she incorporates the Chinese new year into crafts and activiites. (Tanya Moutzlias/Staff Photographer)

Tai Ji educator teaches children her 30-year love on weekly basis

A parade of dragons celebrated the new year Sunday afternoon at Crystal Mountain Lotus Moon. Pat McGann-Zionts stood by, encouraging those in attendance at her Chinese-inspired movement class to breathe fire, celebrating the Chinese New Year, which will begin Monday. […]
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After releasing, his album "Escape" last summer, Saginaw junior Ben Schuller contemplated his future sound, "I feel like i was taking myself way too seriously. Who am I kidding, I'm a college kid living the dream and I want my music to reflect that," said Schuller. (Tanya Moutzalias/ Staff Photographer)

Honors student balances coursework, concerts while working toward dream of musical success

Junior Ben Schuller still finds time for his passion for music, despite his stacked schedule. The Saginaw native is now focusing on promoting himself as an artist on campus after branching out from his band, Aurorealis. Since releasing his debut […]

Shaken to the Corps: Peace Corps volunteer explains withdrawal from Kazakhstan

Peace Corps volunteer and Central Michigan University alumnus Matthew Beaumont expected to remain in Kazakhstan for the duration of his 27-month commitment. But in November 2011, after just eight months of service, Beaumont was one of the 117 Peace Corps […]
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Piano professor has new outlook on life after emergency brain surgery

Music Professor Alexandra Mascolo-David can be found in room 275 in the Music Building researching, holding piano lessons with students and practicing. Ten chairs face two sleek, black pianos amid surrounding bookshelves where her students come for lessons from the […]

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