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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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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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 […]
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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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Concealed carry protest denied at EHS Building

A registered student organization, practicing its first amendment right to protest, has been experiencing resistance from university officials for the content of its message. The Students for Concealed Carry has been conducting a week-long protest to raise awareness about Central Michigan […]
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Relay for Life raises more than $75,000, spirits, hope for the future

Relay for Life raises more than $75,000, spirits, hope for the future

Dedication, drive and determination – three words used to describe the students and community members who participated in this year’s Relay for Life at Central Michigan University. This year’s event, held in the Indoor Athletic Complex, raised $75,904. Lacey Johnson, […]
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Students, musicians team up to provide shoes for underprivileged children

Students, musicians team up to provide shoes for underprivileged children

Local musicians and bands played to a crowded house at Hunter’s Ale House during a benefit concert for disadvantaged children Friday night. The fourth annual TOMS Fundraising Concert was put on by the TOMS Shoes registered student organization. The event […]
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‘Happily Never After’ murder mystery dinner to raise money benefitting Relay for Life

‘Happily Never After’ murder mystery dinner to raise money benefitting Relay for Life

Raising money for a charitable cause can be murder. On Thursday, the Central Michigan University Leadership Institute Relay for Life team is hosting a murder mystery dinner fundraiser titled, ‘Happily Never After’ featuring Trap Door Improv at 6 p.m. in Powers […]
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RSO fighting Trans-Pacific Partnership one signature at a time

RSO fighting Trans-Pacific Partnership one signature at a time

Campaigning against a bill in Congress that could affect American trade and the cost of medicine isn’t a typical activity for a registered student organization, except for one. Fast Track, also known as Trade Promotion Authority, was introduced to Congress in […]


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