The Michigan Indian Family Olympics

The 34th annual Michigan Indian Family Olympics was held this past weekend at CMU's Bennett Track and Field. More than 1,000 Native Americans and their family members participated in track and field events, basketball, archery and more. Here is some of the fun moments from the weekend. Scores by event and tribe can be found here:

Photos by Caroline Sharbaugh

Roe v. Wade protest Washington D.C. June 24, 2022

Protesters gathered in front of the United States Supreme Court in Washington D.C. to protest the decision to overrule Roe v. Wade on June 24, 2022. The landmark ruling granted the right to abortion for almost fifty years in the US. Photos by Central Michigan Life Editor Aurora Abraham 

Roe v. Wade protest Friday, June 24 in Detroit

Pro-abortion rights group the Michigan Coalition for Reproductive Liberation holds a rally and march in protest of the Dobbs v Jackson supreme court decision, which overturned Roe v Wade, thus ending the federal right to abortion on Friday, June 24, in Detroit, Mich. Many bystanders would show support for the march including coming out of their jobs, cheering, or honking their horn as they drove past. Photos by Central Michigan Life photographer Nate Pappas.

GALLERY: Softball Weekend 4/29 - 4/30

The CMU Softball team had a loss Friday and two wins Saturday in their series against the University of Buffalo. Take a look at some of the moments from the games and their Staff and Faculty Appreciation ceremony. 

GALLERY: CMU Baseball Double Header Sweep

The CMU Baseball team took a clean sweep in the doubleheader against Akron Saturday, April 23, at the Keilitz Field in Theunissen Stadium. Today's victories put the Chippewas at 17 straight wins on the season for an overall team record of 27-10.

GALLERY: Elements: Threads Fashion Show 2022

The student-run production group, Threads Fashion, hosts their yearly fashion show Saturday, April 2 in Biosciences. This year's theme "elements" incorporated ideas surrounding earth, fire, wind, and water. 

Tournament game second half

FINAL: Toledo 72, CMU 71. 

Chippewas' late rally falls short in the MAC tournament quarterfinals. 

MAC Tournament 1st half

Central Michigan men's basketball leads Toledo 32-30 at halftime of the MAC tournament quarterfinals. 

GALLERY: OBU Fashion Show

The Organization for Black Unity put on their annual OBU Fashion Show with the theme of "The Category is..." showcasing a number of different styles Saturday, Feb. 26 in the Plachta Auditorium. The show featured a number of musical performances by students and showcased designs from students and black-owned business owners. 

GALLERY: Despite being postponed, Tunnel of Oppression makes return after lost year

Martin Luther King Jr. week offers the campus community a variety of events all about MLK and his purpose.

One of these events, held by A Mile in Our Shoes (AMOS), is the Tunnel of Oppression.

Making its return to campus after being cancelled last spring due to COVID-19, the tunnel is an immersive simulation that puts attendees through scenes of oppressive situations that occur in the world.

"My goal is almost to make people feel uncomfortable," AMOS president Maya Savedra said. "I don't mean that in a negative way. But people always say to change, you have to feel uncomfortable, growth is always an uncomfortable feeling."

For several reasons, the event was postponed from Jan. 20 to Feb. 17.

The tunnel takes several months of planning to execute. Starting in the fall, the executive board meets to discuss event logistics. Then, they write scripts for the scenes, hold auditions to recruit actors and begin rehearsals.

At the beginning of the spring semester, actors and executive board members meet multiple times a week in preparation for the event.

In the past, the tunnel has been held the week after students return to campus in the spring.

Due to a lack of actors this year, AMOS postponed the event to February, during Black History Month, in order to give those involved more time to prepare.

“It made everything a lot better,” Savedra said.

AMOS vice president, Simi Agunloye, said otherwise.

"It made a lot of people a bit unmotivated," she said.

Nonetheless, AMOS members were able to host the event and maintain enthusiasm to grow the event and organization.

“I think that there's going to be a lot more engagement,” AMOS treasurer Franchesca Todd said. “I found out how many people didn't know about the tunnel. And then me telling them about it and hearing their interest about it and wanting to join, that's very encouraging. I believe that we can only go up.”

To learn more about the Tunnel of Oppression or A Mile in Our Shoes, email Maya Savedra at

GALLERY: Sabrina Nelson's gallery in the Baber room

Sabrina Nelson's gallery, "Who is Medicine?" is open for viewing in the Baber room of the Park Library until March 2. In the exhibition, portraits of Nelson’s family are penciled alongside different herbs. She chose the pairings based on her perception of the person's role in the family and what herbs correspond with their horoscope signs.

“Who is medicine, to me, means who are the people in your family that you feel are a part of medicine for you?” Nelson said.