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Vin Trofeo's Celebrates Grand Opening

After a four-month soft opening, downtown pizzeria Vin Trofeo's, opened officially on Jan. 14. The event included a ribbon cutting while attendees ate pizza. William Baird, co-owner of Vin Trofeo's, said business has been great so far, and he has received a lot of incredible feedback from online reviews.


Raving Geeks: Black Widow Ep. 13

This week, the Geeks talk about the first trailer for Phase Four of the Marvel franchise - Black Widow.


Michael Rezendes of the Boston Globe speaks with CM Life

We had a chance to sit down with Pulitzer Prize winner Michael Rezendes and ask a few question about the state of journalism.


Students on the Street Dec. 2

Exams are approaching and we wanted to hear how YOU are preparing before the holidays.


Raving Geeks: Thoughts on Pokemon Sword and Shield (Ep. 12)

The Geeks this week talk about the newest edition to the Pokemon franchise. Did you know that Sobble's final evolution was a reference to James Bond? The Geeks talk about the release of the Star Wars Episode IX posters and toss ideas about just how the next Batman movie is going to play out.


Students on the Street Nov 25

With thanksgiving break on the horizon, we asked YOU what you're thankful for.


Dance United 2019

On Nov. 8, United Way's 8th annual "Dance United" fundraiser raised nearly $27K. Over the past eight years, the fundraiser has raised more than $200,000.


Raving Geeks: The Mandalorian and the Big (re)Reveal (Ep. 11)

The Geeks this week talk about the new "Mandalorian" series and the big re-reveal of Sonic in the up and coming movie, "Sonic the Hedgehog."


CM Life's impact on the community

Community leaders reflect on Central Michigan Life's impact.


Raving Geeks: Into the Spider-Verse 2 Ep. 10

This week the Geeks get excited over the announcement of "Into the Spider-Verse 2" and not-so excited about the newest addition to the "Terminator" franchise.


President Bob Davies gives first State of the University speech

President Bob Davies on Nov. 7 at 2:30 p.m. gave his first State of the University speech for Central Michigan University. Watch CM Life's full live stream of the speech here: https://bit.ly/34FoC6X


Police seek help identifying this suspect

A man was caught on camera stealing from a local smoke shop. If you have any information on who this is, please contact the police officer Autume Balcom. Phone: 989-779-5145 Cell: 989-948-0480 Email: abalcom@mt-pleasant.org


Raving Geeks: Too Many Streaming Services? Ep. 9

This week, the Geeks talk about Fantastic 4, the Star Wars closer and the new Disney+ streaming service.


West Campus apartments

If you like having a lot of options available when it comes to finding somewhere to live, United Apartments could be the place for you. Whether you want to be right downtown, minutes from campus or on the outskirts of Mount Pleasant, in a one-bedroom apartment or a six-bedroom townhome, United has an option for you. 

“Whether you want to be right next to campus in West Campus or further away at somewhere like Jamestown, we have a variety of different places to offer with great prices,” Jamestown Leasing Manager Alisha Millis said.

United makes apartment searching easy— Their website has video tours, floor plans, and pricing available. There’s also a ‘Roommates Needed’ page on their website to help simplify the process of finding roommates! 

Select United Apartments complexes offer free gyms memberships, Wi-Fi, and free shuttle services. All of their apartments are pet-friendly with a slight, one-time charge. With so many different types of locations and properties to choose from, you’re bound to find the right place for you with United.


Timber Creek apartments

Timber Creek is the perfect apartment complex for students who don’t want to pay any extra bills, because all utilities are included and it’s located just minutes from campus, so you also won’t have to buy a commuter pass to get to class! There’s something for just about everyone at Timber Creek, where students can choose from spacious one, two or three bedroom apartments Plus, they include dishwashers, walk-in closets, high-speed internet access and it’s pet-friendly— what more could you ask for?

“Utilities are huge- all utilities are included here, which isn’t necessarily something you can find at every complex,” Property Manager Wendy Hoover said.

There’s also a real community feel with basketball and volleyball courts, a game room and an indoor heated pool. And for the days when you just don’t feel up to walking to class, there is an on-site complimentary shuttle service.


The Reserve apartments

The Reserve is the right complex for students looking for a strong sense of community—

They stress their community design, offering residents social calendars and different events to help them connect with each other. 

“I’m a firm believer we offer the best customer service and community feel,” Leasing Manager Logan Kelly said. “We have all those cool resident events, but we don’t do those just to market them or to advertise anything, it’s just so we can provide an atmosphere for residents to get to know each other and us in a comfortable, safe space.” 

At The Reserve, you can choose from spacious, fully-furnished 2 or 3 bedroom apartments that all come with fully-equipped kitchens, walk-in closets and individual bathrooms. 

Some of the amenities The Reserve’s residents enjoy are the 24-hour fitness center, a resort-style pool, a private residential library with free printing and a full game tavern that has a pool table, air hockey, ping pong, and more.


The Forum apartments

For students who want to live close to campus and have their furry friends with them, The Forum is the perfect option. Pets are welcome for a low, one-time fee in all of their spacious 1 and 2-bedroom apartments. 

Since The Forum Apartments are just steps away from Mission Street, you would not only be within walking distance to campus, but dozens of restaurants and stores like Buffalo Wild Wings, Chipotle, Tim Hortons, Gordon Food Service Store and more. And you won’t need a commuter pass! What more could you ask for?

“We have the perfect location because the walk to campus is so easy and you don’t have to worry about parking passes. Most utilities are included, so it helps when learning to budget- all you have to budget is internet and electric,” Property Manager Melissa Callison said.

Residents at The Forum have plenty to keep them busy—they offer their residents an indoor heated pool, a basketball court, volleyballs courts and access to Mountain Town Fitness.


Tallgrass apartments

Tallgrass Apartments are perfect for students who are looking for a relaxing, homelike environment to live in that’s still affordable. 

You can have your choice several different floorplans of 2-bedroom or 4-bedroom townhouses, which can accommodate 1 to 4 people. 

"We are locally owned and managed, so we have a lot of flexibility with residents. Marketing Manager Kayla Rosman said. “We try to accommodate everyone to meet their needs."

All Tallgrass apartments come with dishwashers, washers and dryers, high speed internet, garbage disposal, access to the complimentary shuttle service and free printing.

If you like to be active, you’re in luck because Tallgrass offers their residents sand volleyball courts, a 10,000 square-foot brand new fitness facility and 24-hour use of the basketball court, which has eight large garage doors that open up in the summer.


Park Place apartments

If you’re a cat person you’re in luck, because Park Place is a feline-friendly complex. Your cat will be able to live with you free of charge.

It’s also a great choice for someone who wants to live close to both campus and downtown—sitting right on Bellows Street, you really can’t beat its awesome location.

“Park Place is conveniently located (close to both downtown and campus), and it’s affordable,” Kelly Lauria property manager said.

All of Park Place’s 1 and 2-bedroom apartments come with free heat, air conditioning, electricity, gas and water and they all include a dishwasher, garbage disposal and on-site laundry units are located in each building. And they’ll always have your back with a 24-hour maintenance staff, so you’ll never have to worry if someone will be there when you need help.


Lexington Ridge apartments

AMG Housing provides all kinds of different affordable rental options for students—

Houses, duplexes and apartments starting at just $230 a month! At Casa Loma or Lexington Ridge, you can choose from two to six-bedroom apartments or townhomes, available furnished or unfurnished. No money is due at signing and ten-month, 12-month or custom leases are available. 

The AMG Housing staff members point out that AMG prides itself in making your living experience at Casa Loma and Lexington Ridge as comfortable, safe, fun and affordable as possible. 

Each property has its own great perks. If you live at Lexington Ridge, you’ll have a basketball court and sand volleyball. Casa Loma has a bunch of new, 4-bedroom 4.5-bathroom townhomes with a large deck attached.

All students who live with AMG will get free high-speed internet and trash and a prompt 24-hour maintenance staff who will make your needs a priority. A free shuttle service is also available, although most properties are walking distance to campus. Come find your home with AMG!