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COLUMN: The ticketing paradox

COLUMN: The ticketing paradox

I got my first ticket two months ago. It wasn’t a ticket the average college student receives for speeding or parking on campus without the proper permit. It was a traffic citation awarded to me by the Mount Pleasant Police Department […]
Student Life / VIBE
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 […]
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COLUMN: Why did I relay?

COLUMN: Why did I relay?

On the outside, Relay for Life looks like a spirited, high-energy fundraising event promoted on campus to gain as many participants as possible. The night is filled with games, food, movies, contests and sometimes costumes. A fun time, but not […]
Features / VIBE
Courtesy Photo | Julie Astrauckas

CMU Alumna Julie Astrauckas moved to California and started her own greeting card business, which now has gained the notice of stars in Hollywood.

CMU alumna creates successful greeting card business, will provide gifts at 2014 MTV Movie Awards

Like many college students, Julie Astrauckas came to Central Michigan University expecting a quality education. Eight years later, her degree continues to contribute to the building of her successful business. Since her time at CMU, Astrauckas formed “Julie Ann Art,” a […]
Features / Student Life / VIBE
Daytona Niles/Staff Photographer
Sault Ste Marie senior Georgia Morley poses for a photo in the sewing room in Wightman Hall on March 26.

Senior uses international experience, networking to prepare for fashion world

Coming from a small town, Georgia Morley has big city dreams of working in the fashion. In the summer of 2013, the Drafter senior got a taste of those dreams when she left for New York and earned an internship […]
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 […]
Columns
COLUMN: CMU fertile for Division I hockey

COLUMN: CMU fertile for Division I hockey

There is no debating the fact that the average Central Michigan student is disinterested in the school’s athletic programs. Student attendance at football games is terribly low, and the basketball program is coming off a 3-15 conference performance. They have […]
Columns / VIBE
Sydney Smith | Staff Reporter

COLUMN: Consent isn’t sexy, it’s required

Though I attend a university where I am surrounded by incredibly intelligent individuals, I am constantly surprised some of my peers cannot understand a simple command that even my dog can grasp: No. When it comes to consenting to sex, […]
Columns / Reviews / VIBE
BEER REVIEW: Dream Machine IPL

BEER REVIEW: Dream Machine IPL

Look: 7.4 Smell: 8.1 Taste: 7 Feel: 7 Overall: 7.38/10 Magic Hat Dream Machine IPL Magic Hat Brewing Company could not be more aptly named. The Vermont brewers are well-known for their ability to craft a unique variety of seasonal […]
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COLUMN: A cat saved my life

COLUMN: A cat saved my life

No one respects my cat. Then again, why should they? She’s a furry, 14-pound wrecking ball who can knock everything off my coffee table in record time without a care in the world. When friends come over to visit, she […]
Columns / VIBE
COLUMN: My day as a CMU police officer

COLUMN: My day as a CMU police officer

As a journalist, I’m always going to run into stories that require me to work with members of the police force. From accidents to crimes, there will always be events the public needs to know about that are handled by […]
Columns / VIBE
COLUMN: ‘The Boondock Saints’ is the unofficial movie of St. Patrick’s Day

COLUMN: ‘The Boondock Saints’ is the unofficial movie of St. Patrick’s Day

In recent years, there has been a debate about whether or not “Die Hard” can be considered a Christmas movie because it takes place around Christmas time. Some people have even made watching it into an annual tradition, like putting […]


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