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CMU Goldwater Scholarship nominee a ‘model for other students’

Marina Maraskine’s time serving as a model student is helping her as she competes for the Goldwater Scholarship. “She’s possibly one of the best undergraduate students I’ve ever  had,” said Ajit Sharma, a professor of chemistry. Maraskine, a Midland junior, […]
Student Groups / Student Life

Eight of 16 DECA members place at state competition

Central Michigan University’s Collegiate DECA made a name for itself at its first state competition during only its first year as a registered student organization. Sixteen of the RSO’s 23 members competed in the State Career Development Conference Feb. 3 […]
Student Government / Student Life / Top Stories

Unicameral proposal officially taken off SGA ballot

The Student Government Association has decided to remove unicameral Proposal 1 from the general elections ballot following an emergency meeting Thursday. “Our administration is open to working on a proposal to reform the SGA with the student body, and anybody […]
Featured / Metro
Mount Pleasant junior, left, Stephanie McQuad fixes 85-year-old Gretchen Ames' necklace Feb. 7 at The Laurels of Mount Pleasant, 400 S. Crapo St. (Tanya Moutzalias/Staff Photographer)

Nursing home residents share stories of love, offer advice

Eighty-four-year-old Don Silvernail sat up in his bed, admiring his wife in her bed across the room. “When I first saw her, I knew I wanted to get to know her better,” he said. “We were meant for each other.” […]
Featured / On Campus / Student Life
Jazz legend Bobby Shew plays with jazz students from Jazz Lab One Friday night during the 39th annual Jazz Weekend Gala Concert at Warriner Hall's Platcha Auditorium. (Ashley Miller/Staff Photographer)

Bobby Shew caps Jazz Weekend with trumpet performance

The  Jazz Weekend concluded with trumpeter Bobby Shew performing alongside  Central Michigan University’s Jazz Lab One. After Friday’s 39th annual event, attended by about 1,000 people at Warriner Hall’s Plachta Auditorium, many said they were inspired and awed at Shew’s performance. […]
Featured / Student Life
Music professor Andrew Spencer left, jokes with Grand Rapids senior Mike McLaughlin after the Marimba Studio Recital in Chamichian Recital Hall Sunday afternoon. McLaughlin performed Mexican Dance No. 1 by Gordan Stout. (Andrew Kuhn/Staff Photographer)

Percussion studio hits all the right beats

It took months of preparation for 10 members of Andrew Spencer’s percussion studio to perform the second half of this year’s annual marimba recital. “I’ve been practicing for over a month for this piece,” said New Baltimore freshman Anna Anger, who devoted as much […]
Student Life

FAMD hosts model casting call for CMU alum’s accessory line

Aspiring models may be able to catch their big break on campus next week. The Fashion Association of Merchandising and Design club is hosting a model casting call in an effort to find models for alumna and Flint resident Kala […]
On Campus / Student Life
Thomas Ian Nicholas

Musician, ‘American Pie’ actor Thomas Ian Nicholas coming to campus Feb. 20

Actor and musician Thomas Ian Nicholas will come to campus on Feb. 20 to promote his latest movie in the “American Pie” series, “American Reunion.” Program Board Coordinator of Student Activities Damon Brown said Nicholas, who plays Kevin Myers in […]
Student Government / Student Life / Top Stories

SGA unscheduled meeting results in conflicting statements on unicameral proposal

The Student Government Association’s e-board released conflicting statements about the status of a unicameral proposal after calling an unscheduled meeting Thursday. “After reviewing the concerns of the student body in regard of the unicameral system, I feel it is in […]
Student Government / Student Life
Thursday afternoon at the courtyard in between Pierce and Anspach  Petoskey freshman Traven Michaels helped SGA Senator Alysha McClain of Waterford pass out bottons informing students of their position on Proposal 1. (Brooke Mayle/Staff Photographer)

Only five attend march against unicameral SGA proposal

A protest held on campus Thursday against the Student Government Association’s unicameral Proposal 1 drew only five participants. Both SGA and Students Against Proposal 1, a group started by Students For Service Learning, have been trying to get student response to […]
Featured / Student Groups / Student Life
Muskegon freshman Felicia McCrary and Shepherd resident Mackenzie Sheahan laugh as they start meeting in small groups on Tuesday night at Mount Pleasant Community Church, 1400 West Broomfield Street, during the ULife college ministry meeting. "We all hang out and just spend life together." McCrary said. (Bethany Walter/Staff Photographer)

Community church’s college outreach focuses on growth through small groups

With café-style tables, a coffee bar and colorful lighting, the loft of Mount Pleasant Community Church becomes populated every Tuesday night with college students. They come together for UNite, a program of MPCC’s ULife outreach, and meet in the church […]
Featured / Student Life
Waterford senior Jennifer Tabeek, HDF 409 student assistant, laughs as Carson, 4, left, and Henry, 4, play with toy trains Tuesday afternoon in the Education and Human Service building's Child Learning Lab. (Ashley Miller/Staff Photographer)

CMU graduates relish time working at child development center in EHS building

They graduated in December, ready to take on the real world. But, two months later, CMU alumnae Abbey Nirva and Kelsey Koewers still find themselves working at the Child Development and Learning Lab, the preschool inside the College of Education […]


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