Sigma Freeze 2016

Sigma Chi hosted the second annual Sigma Freeze against Sigma Pi on Feb. 19 at Isabella County Ice Arena. Sigma Chi defeated Sigma Pi 6-3. More than $2,000 was raised in donations for cancer research through Sigma Freeze’s fundraising page, days before the event.

Polar Plunge 2016

Students and community members gathered outside of Wayside Central for the Special Olympics Michigan Polar Plunge on Feb. 20. 431 people jumped into the 42 degree pool and raised $72,076 for the Special Olympics.

Threads 2016 Model Call

CMU students were invited to meet with designers for a model call for the 2016 Threads Fashion Show on Monday, Feb. 22, 2016 in Anspach 162.

University Theatre presents: Mother Hicks

'Mother Hicks' holds a dress rehearsal on Tuesday, Fed 9, 2016 in Bush Theatre. The play, performed by Central Michigan University students, features poetry and sign language. 

Performances will take place at Wednesday, Feb. 10 through Sunday, Feb. 14.

Man vs. Mountain 2016

Around 300 students and community members participated in the Man vs. Mountain 5k Obstacle Race. The event started at Nelson Park and ended at Mountain Town Station. Man vs. Mountain was hosted by Mount Pleasant Parks and Recreation.

Special Olympics Michigan Winter Games 2016

Special Olympics Michigan Winter Games was hosted by Grand Traverse Resort and Spa, Schuss Mountain at Shanty Creek Resort and Howe Ice Arena at the Grand Traverse Civic Center Feb. 2-5, 2016. 922 athletes competed in six events including, Alpine Skiing, Snowboarding, Cross-Country Skiing, Snowshoeing, Figure Skating and Speed Skating.

Triplets visit CMU for Sibling's Weekend

Triplets Abigail, Madison, and Caitlin O'Brien, 12, came to CMU to spend the weekend with their Aunt Hailey O'Brien for Sibling's Weekend. We followed them around for a weekend filled with activities and memories.

Siblings Weekend 2016

Students and their siblings attended events around Central Michigan University from Jan. 29-31 for Siblings Weekend. Students can take their siblings to events such as movie night, rock wall climbing, game shows, pancake breakfast, and much more.

Students Protest Rick Snyder

Students and community members gathered Jan. 22, by the Fabiano Botanical Garden to call for Gov. Rick Snyder's resignation and to support the people of Flint.

National Guard delivers bottled water, filters to Flint

Water bottles were distributed to Flint residents on Jan. 23 at the Flint Fire Department. Community members lined up down the block to receive water bottles and water filters from National Guard members. Donations were also taken at the Fire Department.

Unity Ball

Guests attend the Unity Ball at the Rotunda in Bovee on Saturday, January 23, 2016. Activities for the night included food, dancing, and a rehearsed dance put on by Humanity. The choreographed dance included topics such as discrimination, abuse, and suicide.

Night of Louisiana

Finch Fieldhouse was filled with dancing, music and cajun food on Saturday, Jan. 23 for the 25th annual Night of Louisiana.

Let them be seen: CM Life alumnus Jake May gives a voice to people of Flint

Since the news broke that drinking water in Flint had been contaminated with lead, powerful images have framed the nation's understanding of the crisis, images that have been primarily shot through Jake May's lens.

May, a multimedia specialist at The Flint Journal and and Central Michigan Life Editor-in-Chief from 2008 to 2009, has shown the human impact of the Flint water crisis in a way that only a community journalist can.

His photos have appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, and Time Magazine, bringing the pain and strength and of the Flint community to readers around the world. The downtown Flint native shared a selection of his photos taken for The Flint Journal with Central Michigan Life and answered some of our questions about what it's like to be at the center of one of the worst tragedies to befall the struggling city.