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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 […]
Featured / Multimedia / On Campus / Student Life / Video
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 […]
Student Life
Next CM Life editor-in-chief named for summer, fall semesters

Next CM Life editor-in-chief named for summer, fall semesters

Canton sophomore Ben Solis will be the next editor-in-chief for Central Michigan Life beginning this summer. Solis, who transferred from Washtenaw Community College in 2012, has served as the university editor for the past semester, and will take over as […]
Student Life
Not just Jeri: Professor’s optimism fuels extensive career, inspires CMU offensive lineman

Not just Jeri: Professor’s optimism fuels extensive career, inspires CMU offensive lineman

Students don’t find much to complain about with Jeri Reid, or “just Jeri,” as she tells her students to call her the first day of class. “I prefer to be called Jeri because I think it allows (students) to come to […]
On Campus / Student Groups / Student Life
Pride Week to include celebration, education on LGBTQ community

Pride Week to include celebration, education on LGBTQ community

Monday begins Central Michigan University’s week-long celebration and education effort of the LGBTQ community, known annually as Pride Week. CMU’s Office of LGBTQ Services organizes the week’s events. Kicking off at noon, Sexual Aggression Peer Advocates is hosting an LGBTQ […]
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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