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Coming out lets students embrace identity

(10/11/15 5:05pm)

When Stephanie Mince started college, she wanted to be herself from the beginning. The freshman, who came out about a month ago, said Central Michigan University seemed like a more accepting environment than high school because people are from a variety of places and backgrounds.In high school, she waited years to tell her friends, but it was easier to talk to them and be around them once she was out.“I figured if I was just out from the start in college, I can just be that person I am the whole time and not have to wait,” Mince said.

Residence Hall parking lots at capacity for first time in 10 years

(10/07/15 6:20pm)

For the first time in 10 years, residence halls parking lots are filled to capacity forcing students in dorms to park elsewhere on campus.Kim Speet, director of parking services, says that there's little the university can do in regards to lack of parking spaces."This is the first time in the past 10 years the residence hall lots have been filled to capacity in the fall semester," she said.

University NAACP chapter hosts panel on racism within the black community

(10/04/15 3:29pm)

Among a number of issues affecting the black community, some Central Michigan University students view cultural appropriation by non-blacks as one of the foremost modern offenses against black culture.That was the general consensus among students Wednesday during an NAACP panel discussion held in the Bovee University Center Auditorium. The presentation was titled "Black Racism, Black Face," an event dissecting issues of racism within the black community.

International students march in Homecoming Parade for first time

(10/03/15 4:28pm)

International students wearing traditional clothing and waving flags from their countries walked through campus and into downtown Mount Pleasant in the Homecoming parade this year.The International Student Organization organized this event, with representation from the Bangladeshi Student Association, Indian Students Association, Saudi Student Club and Chinese Students and Scholars Association.