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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 […]
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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 […]
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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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Wrestling goes 2-1 in New York, loses to Stanford at home in weekday dual

Wrestling goes 2-1 in New York, loses to Stanford at home in weekday dual

The wrestling team improved to 4-3 on the season after recording two wins at the Northeast Duals in Troy, N.Y. over the weekend against North Carolina and Sacred Heart. CMU: 9, Lehigh: 24 The first dual on Saturday was against […]
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Sophomore defensive end Louis Palmer sacks Miami University's quarterback Saturday afternoon at Yager Stadium. The Chippewas won 21-9. (Samantha Madar/Staff Photographer)

Lightning causes 49-minute game delay, players find ways to pass time

OXFORD, Ohio — With two offenses struggling to put points on the board, the fans watching the Central Michigan vs Miami (Ohio) game Saturday didn’t expect to see lightning strikes. But they did. In a literal sense. It struck in the […]
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Defense propels football to 21-9 win against Miami (Ohio)

Defense propels football to 21-9 win against Miami (Ohio)

OXFORD, Ohio — Defensive lineman Leterrius Walton pretended to spoon feed himself after his sack forced a three-and-out on Miami’s first offensive drive Saturday at Yager Stadium. Central Michigan was hungry for a win, and it got it because of […]
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Central Michigan's soccer team prepares themselves as a Western player takes a free kick on Friday afternoon at Bennett Field. (Morgan Taylor/Staff Photographer)

Soccer team suffers heartbreaking 1-0 loss to rival Western Michigan

Don’t jump onto the women’s soccer bandwagon just yet. The Chippewas got an all-too-familiar taste of bitter defeat when they lost a heartbreaking match to Mid-American Conference rival Western Michigan 1-0 on Friday. CMU (2-8-1) fell to 2-1 in conference play […]
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Hesperia resident Bill Spytma kneels on the ground, to illustrate that he is injured, during a Dagorhir gathering on Friday next to Finch Fieldhouse. (Daytona Niles/Staff Photographer)

A Knight’s Tale

  In Eryndor, loves are made, lives are lost and glory is for the taking. Chivalric knights whose swords dance with one another in the daylight, Roman phalanxes meticulously bashing into waves of barbarians, and archers slinging simmering arrows across […]
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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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