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123 years later

(04/07/15 10:00pm)

CMU has been around since 1892, survived over three fires, and has expanded over four times its original size.Through many presidents, name changes and historical events the university has remained true to it’s roots and provided an increasing number of opportunities to it’s students.

PAVE program connects veterans with resources

(03/24/15 10:01pm)

PAVE program connects veterans with resourcesBy Kate CarlsonStaff ReporterJunior Nick Badgero said he wished that the Peer Advisers for Veteran Education program existed when he came to Central Michigan University after serving as a combat vet and had to make the transition to civilian life.“The biggest thing is you don’t want vets to isolate themselves immediately,” said Badgero, who is one of the managers of the program in addition to being a peer adviser.

St. Mary's Priest talks life before priesthood

(02/03/15 10:30pm)

When he was in grade school in Chula Vista, California, other kids laughed at him when he told them what he wanted to do for a living. Instead of an astronaut or engineer, Denis Heames, told his friends he wanted to become a priest. Now at Saint Mary's Catholic Church in Mount Pleasant, Heames, 42, leads Mass during the week and spends the majority of his time in the church, interacting with members of the community. Central Michigan Life sat down with Heames to talk about acting in Hollywood, his day-to-day routine and what it's like to hear God speak to you.CML: What was your life like before you became a priest?HEAMES: I got into a lot of trouble in high school and basically missed a little bit of time.

Column: Broke college student

(03/20/13 11:09pm)

“Broke college student” is a common phrase that many of us have had to become comfortable using in reference to ourselves. While I have always been familiar with this phrase, I never thought that I would become this “familiar” with it. Not that long ago, I was still in high school and living under my parents' roof with what I now refer to as their luxurious accommodations.