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A Civil War era flag on display next to a mock Civil War uniform. The flag has Michigan cities Shiloh and Metamora inscribed on the stripes.  (Taryn Wattles | Staff Photographer)

Museum of Culture and Natural History teaches children about Civil War

Offering a day of fun and American history, Central Michigan University’s College of Humanities and Social and Behavioral Sciences partnered with CMU’s Museum of Culture and Natural History to teach children about the Civil War. Children from kindergarten to the […]
Galleries / Multimedia
Kent Strong, left, of Riverdale, races against brother and fellow competitor Luke Strong in the MORA race car sprints Friday Night at the Mount Pleasant Speedway. 

(Taryn Wattles | Staff Photographer)

M.O.R.A. races wow at Mount Pleasant Speedway

Cheers matched roaring engines and dust clouds on Friday at the Mount Pleasant Speedway during the Kevin Fedewa UMP-Mod Memorial Races. Among the many types of full-sized racing cars, the Mini Outlaw Racing Association cars, or M.O.R.A. cars for short, stood out from […]
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A construction worker stands guard to make sure residents of students do not come within 20 feet of the safety fence surrounding the demolition of the Washington Apartments. (Taryn Wattles | Staff Photographer)

Crews begin demolition on Washington Square Apartments

Marking the end of a long-time fixture in Central Michigan University’s student housing, deconstruction crews began tearing down the Washington Square Apartments on Monday. Demolition crew officials tore down the north building at 9:40 a.m. All four of the buildings are […]
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Opening day of Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market brings art, produce to residents

Opening day of Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market brings art, produce to residents

Blue skies and warm weather meant a packed opening day for the Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market. Located inside Island Park, the Thursday kick off featured more than 20 booths of farm grown and handmade goods, from artisan coffees to cotton […]
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Central Michigan University football tight end Zach Crouch gets a team of athletes pumped up after the opening ceremonies of the 2014 Special Olympics Michigan Summer Games.

 (Taryn Wattles | Staff Photographer)

Special Olympics Michigan: Opening ceremony kicks off with excitement from athletes, volunteers

  More than 5,000 athletes, volunteers, coaches and family members gathered Thursday at Kelly/Shorts Stadium to kick off the 2014 Special Olympics Michigan Summer Games. The event started with the procession of the torch, dubbed the Flame of Hope, which […]
Galleries / Metro / Mount Pleasant
PHOTO ESSAY: Bronze art around Mount Pleasant offers a gateway into the past

PHOTO ESSAY: Bronze art around Mount Pleasant offers a gateway into the past

Residents and tourists alike have enjoyed Mount Pleasant for its unique food, retail and leisure activities since it was founded in 1889. While those who have lived in the city for decades know Mount Pleasant’s history well, visitors and other […]
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CMU student sentenced to six months in jail for assaulting an officer

CMU student sentenced to six months in jail for assaulting an officer

Standing before the judge, Rachel Harrison choked back sobs as she heard her verdict. Harrison, a Central Michigan sophomore from Saint Peters, Mo. was sentenced by Isabella Trial Court Judge Paul Chamberlain to six months in jail and three years of […]
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Earth Week Ends with Take Back the Tap Day of Action

Earth Week Ends with Take Back the Tap Day of Action

For the members of Take Back The Tap, a registered student organization calling for the end of Central Michigan University’s bottled water vending contract, a staff member or administrator drinking bottled water on campus is one too many. Dressed in […]
Multimedia / Video
Creativity in kinship

Creativity in kinship

Fluttering out over the Pacific Ocean, a flock of 500 multi-colored paper Japanese cranes flew to the U.S. in show of global kinship. When they landed in Mount Pleasant, the vibrant, neon creatures found another flock of 500 cranes not […]
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Earth Week events begin with recycled art display, ‘Don’t Be Trashy’

Earth Week 2014 has a new event at Central Michigan University. “Don’t Be Trashy,” held Monday in the Charles V. Park Library Atrium, was part of a week-long series of Earth Week events on campus, encouraging students and Mount Pleasant residents to […]
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Morgan Taylor | Assistant Photo Editor

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 […]
Multimedia / Student Groups / Student Life / Video
Greg Cornwell | Staff Photographer
Participants in the Angel Wings Madden Tournament fundraiser compete for the top spot Sunday afternoon at GameGo Computers in Mount Pleasant.

‘Madden’ tournament raises more than $2,000 for Angel Wings Fund

Music filled the air and neon lights lined the floors as students and community members filled GameGo Computers and competed in a video game tournament for charity. Setting a goal of $5,000 in donations, students from the sport management program […]

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