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Students take a photo while at Open Mic Night in FEW Lobby March 5. (Andrew Whitaker/Staff Photographer)

Students perform for great causes at residence hall ‘Open Mic Night’

From reenactments of “Thrift Shop” by Macklemore to meaningful slam poetry, students showcased their talents and took a stand to raise money for charity. More than 100 students gathered in the Fabiano/Emmons/Woldt Lobby lounge to support 15 performers and their […]
On Campus / Residence Life / Student Life
Gaylord freshman Paige Heumann shows off her new look after shaving her hair off in support of breast cancer aweness Feb. 26 in Trout Hall. Heumann and 24 other staff members and residents of Trout hall participated in the event after being inspired by the organization Miles of Smiles. (Photo courtesy of Elizabeth Gorzinski)

Students hold second annual Bald is Beautiful event, shave their heads for cancer awareness

More than 50 students lined up in the Towers on Wednesday to get an extreme haircut for others to remember. To raise cancer awareness for sufferers and survivors, 52 students, including nine women, had their hair cut off for the […]
Featured / Residence Life / Student Life
Gaylord freshman Ian Callison, left, and Brighton freshman Julianne DeMarco, right, perform a rendition of "The Wizard of Oz" for Larzelere Hall during the DREAM Mock Rock in Plachta Auditorium on Saturday. (Samantha Madar | Photo Editor)

Residence halls bring the noise at DREAM 2014

Walking through campus Saturday, school spirit was at its finest as students screamed “fire up chips!” Central Michigan University’s Residence Hall Assembly held its 24th annual DREAM Leadership Conference with program sessions in the Bovee University Center, a Mock Rock […]
Residence Life / University
CMU ranks fourth among MAC schools in Welcome Weekend arrests

CMU ranks fourth among MAC schools in Welcome Weekend arrests

Central Michigan University is ranked fourth in the number of Welcome Weekend arrests when compared to nine other Mid-American Conference schools. Central Michigan Life studied the welcome weekend arrest and citation numbers of each full member MAC school, excluding the University of […]
Budget / Enrollment / Residence Life / University
Wheeler Hall and Kulhavi Hall are seen from the 8th floor of Carey Hall. (Katy Kildee | File Photo)

Fewer students living on campus – and that’s OK with CMU

Far fewer students are living on-campus housing this semester, and Central Michigan University officials are convinced that is a good thing. About 10 percent fewer students, 5,330 this semester compared to 5,926 last year, are living in residence halls as […]
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Real Food on Campus was given $1.5 million this summer to renovate various parts of the cafeteria, including the addition of the new Mongolian-Style Grill. (Victoria Zegler/Photo Editor)
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Residence halls beginning to use Twitter over Facebook

Residence halls beginning to use Twitter over Facebook

Some students are using social media sites such as Twitter and Tumblr over Facebook to not only communicate with their friends, but residence assistants. Braden Riis, a residence assistant in Carey Hall, said he made a Facebook group for his […]
Residence Life / Student Life / VIBE
Kyle Kenny sits on a stool in his downtown apartment with his neighbor, Emma Kidder. Kenny painted and decorated his apartment with his own paintings.
(Zack Wittman/Staff Photographer)

Downtown living offers new experiences, culture

Living in downtown Mount Pleasant is as close as some students get to the big town feel they crave in this small town environment. West Bloomfield senior Daniel Peterman said he took the move from crazy to quaint in November […]
Residence Life / Student Life
Freshly sprayed parking lot lines are finished in the field behind His House Christian Fellowship mark parking spaces for freshman to move their cars before the CMU vs MSU game Tuesday afternoon. (Charlotte Bodak/Assistant Photo Editor)

Freshman lot students must move cars to make room for tailgating this weekend

As the Central Michigan University football season kicks off this weekend with a home game against Southeast Missouri State, students and police will make room for the tailgating outside Kelly/Shorts Stadium. Capt. Fred Harris, of the CMU Police Department, said […]
Residence Life / Student Life

Alcohol EDU now a required course for freshmen

In order to register for spring semester classes, more than 3,000 students in Central Michigan University’s freshman class are now required to complete and pass an online Alcohol EDU course. Michelle Veith, assistant director of Residence Life, said the Office […]
Featured / News / On Campus / Residence Life
Grandparents U brings together kids and their grandparents

Grandparents U brings together kids and their grandparents

Senior citizens and children joined Central Michigan University students on campus last week as part of the the fifth annual Grandparents U event. Grandparents and their grandchildren stayed in dorms and attended classes for a taste of the college life. […]
News / On Campus / Residence Life
Students participate in “Active for Africa,” a Zumba and Turbo Kick fundraiser event held Friday afternoon at Finch Fieldhouse will help sponsor Mount Pleasant Community Church to send a mission team to Madutle, South Africa.   (Phil Pomber/Staff Photographer)

Zumba and Turbo Kick fundraiser sponsors mission trip to Africa

Students and members of the community came together Friday at Finch Fieldhouse to get “Active for Africa,” a Zumba and Turbo Kick fundraiser event. A suggested $5 donation at the door sponsored sending a Mount Pleasant Community Church mission team […]

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