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Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mark Schauer makes surprise appearance at Peters meet-and-greet

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mark Schauer makes surprise appearance at Peters meet-and-greet

To the surprise of many attending the meet-and-greet with U.S. Rep. Gary Peters on Monday, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mark Schauer made an unexpected guest appearance. Hosted by the College Democrats registered student organization, the event at the Bovee University Center gave […]
Student Groups / Student Life
Royal Oak sophomore Kai Niezgoda skypes his boyfriend, Jax Denton, who lives in Australia, Monday night in Larzelere Hall. (Samantha Madar | Photo Editor)

Global Love: Crowd-funding to reunite transgender couple

Long-distance relationships can be difficult. When the distance of the relationship spans the entire Pacific Ocean and more than 10,000 miles, it certainly does not make the situation any easier. For Royal Oak sophomore Kai Niezgoda, this and more than […]
Featured / Student Life
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 […]
Greeks / Student Life
Pi Sigma Epsilon wins big at National Collegiate Sales Competiton

Pi Sigma Epsilon wins big at National Collegiate Sales Competiton

Central Michigan University seniors Taylor Miller and Ashley Fennell won big honors for Pi Sigma Epsilon in late March at the National Collegiate Sales Competition in Atlanta. Miller of Union City, competed for the first time and placed in the top […]
Student Life / VIBE
Q&A: A sit down with graphic designer Rebecca Thresher

Q&A: A sit down with graphic designer Rebecca Thresher

  Central Michigan Life senior reporter Elizabeth Benson caught up with graphic designer Rebecca Thresher for a Q&A session. The Flint senior’s work will be showcased until April 19 in the Visionarium exhibition at the University Art Gallery. EB: What […]
Metro / Student Government
New SGA leadership hope to incorporate new tax help program next year

New SGA leadership hope to incorporate new tax help program next year

Stress and anxiety brought on by the impending deadline for tax season left Omar Kandah relying on his family for help. The Canton junior and employee at the Real Food on Campus residential dining hall, said his dad worked with […]
Student Groups / Student Life
Norma Bailey, education professor and LGBTQ activist, hugs Karry Kelly after Kelly said, "she's just been a huge part of our lives." (Andraya Croft - Staff Photographer)

Professor, activist Norma Bailey honored by LGBTQ community

  Norma Bailey is a local icon for LGBTQ activism. Students and faculty gathered Tuesday to celebrate and honor the education professor’s achievements during her 18 years at CMU. The Pride Week event, hosted by LGBTQ Services, was held at […]
Student Life
CMU students with faculty parents benefit in different ways

CMU students with faculty parents benefit in different ways

Shannon Dahlquist transferred from a university in Wisconsin to Central Michigan University, but she didn’t expect her father to follow her. “He was called by one of the CMU representatives from the (business) department,” the Grand Rapids junior said. “It […]
On Campus / Student Groups / Student Life
U.S. Rep. Gary Peters speaks to College Democrats

U.S. Rep. Gary Peters speaks to College Democrats

U.S. Representative and Senate hopeful Gary Peters called for students to get involved and raise awareness about the upcoming elections during a meet-and-greet event Monday. The candidate for U.S. Senate was invited to campus by the College Democrats registered student […]
On Campus / Student Life
CMU students celebrated for dedication to service

CMU students celebrated for dedication to service

Octavia Carson has been hooked on serving others ever since her high school began sending students on service trips to help people in her home town of Pontiac. Coming from a family that utilized many of the services provided by […]
Featured / Student Groups / Student Life
Sarah White| Staff Photographer
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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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 […]


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