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Sydney Daly, Grand Blanc senior and intern at Creative Interiors, left, stands with Creative Interiors designer Carol Sobieski-Gall, center, and The Dreamers Coffee Shop owner Ike Han, right. The three discussed renovations of the building on Franklin Street, which they hope to open sometime in August. 
(Taryn Wattles | Staff Photographer)

Student-owned Dreamer Coffee Shop hopes to open in August

  International graduate student and business major Ike Han is a dreamer. His ultimate aspiration is to open a coffee house, and the soon-to-be-opened Dreamer Coffee Shop is the incarnation of that dream. If all goes according to plan, Han hopes […]
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Though the mirror is being cleaned, Professor Glen Williams shows where the eyepiece would be on the telescope. (Taryn Wattles | Staff Photographer)

Observatory in Brooks Hall allows students to space out

In a galaxy far, far away, there are planets revolving, stars exploding and nebulas forming. With Central Michigan University’s observatory on the top of Brooks Hall, students and faculty members can view these astronomical anomalies. Glen Williams, an astronomer and professor […]
Administration / Featured / On Campus / University

Minimum wage increase to cost CMU $691,000 next year

Nearly 4,000 student employees at Central Michigan University will benefit from new legislation signed in May that increases the minimum wage to $9.25 an hour by 2018. The wage increase will cost CMU $691,000 next year and will be paid out […]
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CMU senior running for Port Huron school board

She may be only 20 years old, but Central Michigan University student Hayley Alderman has big plans for changing the future of Port Huron Area Schools. Alderman, a Fort Gratiot senior, is running for one of the district’s Board of Education positions […]
Academics / Featured / Student Life
Ben Harris will spend the next year in South Korea teaching middle school and high school students English. He is one of four Central Michigan University students to receive Fulbright Scholarships in the last three years. (Ben Harris | Courtesy Photo)

CMU alumnus awarded Fulbright Scholarship, will teach English in South Korea

While Ben Harris was writing a story on the first student from Central Michigan University to win the prestigious Fulbright Scholarship in almost a decade for Central Michigan Life, he was inspired to spend the next two years of his life tailoring his […]
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Patrick Bailey, a Central Michigan University senior, is part of a new startup company called TurtleCell. The company has developed and sells a product that prevents earbud headphones from tangling up.

(Courtesy Photo | Patrick Bailey)

CMU senior, Michigan-based startup company deliver solution to tangled headphones

The days of combating a tangled leviathan of headphone cords may be over with the introduction of TurtleCell, a Michigan-based accessories startup company founded by graduates from several universities across the state, including one from Central Michigan University. Paul Schrems, co-founder […]
Featured / Life on Campus / Student Life
Allison Snider, a Central Michigan University senior studying biology, is serving an internship at the National Museum of Natural History at the Smithsonian Museum, located in Washington D.C.

(Courtesy Photo | Central Michigan University)

CMU student awarded internship at prestigious National Museum of Natural History

Allison Snider, a Central Michigan University senior, is getting an indispensable experience this summer as she embarks on an internship at one of America’s premier historical museums and research institutions. Snider, a natural resources and biology major, has landed a […]
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CMU student takes home $4,000 photojournalism award

Central Michigan University student Zachary Wittman received a second-place award from the William Randolph Hearst Foundation’s Journalism Awards Program on June 5. The award, given nationally for outstanding photojournalism, awards $4,000 to students who take the top prize. Wittman was […]
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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 […]
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 […]
Featured / Student Life / VIBE
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White Lake sophomore Hannah Fedorko, left, and Saginaw sophmore Kim Johnson, put final touches on their designs for Threads 
Fashion Show the night before designs are due April 2, 2014 in Wightman Hall.

Sophomore duo prepares for spot in Threads Fashion Show

Two sophomores are making waves in fashion design at Central Michigan University. Saginaw native Kimberly Johnson and White Lake native Hannah Fedorko are the lone sophomores with clothing lines featured in this year’s Threads Fashion Show. Threads, a fashion show where students showcase the […]


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