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Riders cruise down Broadway Street during the Downtown Criterium for Le Tour de Mont Pleasant Saturday afternoon.

(Greg Cornwell|Staff Photographer)

Le Tour de Mont Pleasant brings speed, endurance to Mount Pleasant roadways

Spandex clad and mounted on shining metal steeds, cyclists from across the Midwest invaded Mount Pleasant this weekend. The sixth annual Le Tour de Mont Pleasant cycling race kicked off Friday on the campus of Central Michigan University, starting a […]
Features / Life on Campus / Metro / News / On Campus
Dr. Bob with Special Smiles checks athlete John Lynch's teeth at the Healthy Athletes Village oral health booth. 

(Taryn Wattles | Staff Photographer)

Healthy Athletes Village booming with Special Olympics athletes on ‘busiest’ day of weekend

David White stood in the Central Michigan University Indoor Athletic Complex’s Turf Bay Friday morning with tears in his eyes as he described what the Special Olympics Michigan Healthy Athletes Opening Eyes optometry program means to his 18-year-old son, Alex. […]
Features / VIBE
The smartest dumb app available: strange smartphone applications

The smartest dumb app available: strange smartphone applications

In a culture fixated on, playing with apps is quickly becoming the new national pastime. However, some apps have become a new way of keeping medical records. Hula is an app created by three college students that allows people to […]
Reviews
The Menzingers new LP, Rented World, full of ups and downs, rocking riffs

The Menzingers new LP, Rented World, full of ups and downs, rocking riffs

“Rented World,” by The Menzingers – a Pennsylvania punk rock band with a sound palette including Bruce Springsteen, The Gaslight Anthem and Against Me! – is equal parts epic rock riffs and melodies and introspective lyrics. Leading off the band’s fourth LP, […]
Columns / Columns / Voices
COLUMN: If you’re good at something, never do it for free

COLUMN: If you’re good at something, never do it for free

It’s a vicious cycle juniors and seniors have been dealing with for years. You need experience to get a job out of college. In order to get the experience, you need an internship. We are so desperate for this experience […]
Columns
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 […]
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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 […]


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