A Look into Jake's World

CHARGE syndrome impacts a person's ability to see, hear, communicate and interact with the world around them. CMU students are working with a local family to help offer their son a 'life like everyone else's.'

Vaccine clinic photo gallery


Cassie Mistrzak, a special education teacher at McGuire Elementary, received her second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine Feb. 17 in Finch Fieldhouse. Mistrzak said getting the vaccine was a very quick and easy process. She said she is happy to do her part if it means returning to a bit more normalcy. “If it’s doing this so we can all have a life without masks and worry and students can go to school safely and parents can feel safe sending their kids to school and going to visit their grandparents and being with their families then I’m happy to do it," she said.

Picturing Their Words

One of my goals as editor in chief at Central Michigan Life this year is expanding our coverage of  diversity and inclusion issues.  

This current print edition is the first step toward helping CM Life achieve that goal this semester. Black Voices Matter is about students who are pushing the university to be better and an invitation to minority students to share their stories with us. 

This portrait series, which was featured in the print edition, asked students to help portrait their words through images, which are meant to be pondered. Let them challenge your beliefs and preconceived notions of others people’s experiences. 

People who participated in the photo project expressed the need for their voices to be amplified. 

CM Life has always, and will continue to, shine a light on injustice students and staff experience at CMU. 

Whether you are a member of the LGBTQ community, an international student, a student of color or a student with disability, we want you to tell us the stories you know best. I believe minority students should have a heightened role in the decision-making processes at CMU and a greater voice in Student Media. 

We want you to know that there are reporters and photographers here at CM LIfe willing to go the extra mile to tell the stories of underrepresented students and Mount Pleasant residents. That's because we believe you should be heard. 

Let us share your experiences at Central Michigan University; the good and the bad. Let’s give praise to those at CMU sparking important conversations about inclusion and bring about change on campus together. 

I believe CM Life is the best platform to have conversations about the prejudice and injustices experienced by students because of your religion, interests or the color of your skin.  

I want CM Life to give students who feel overlooked and underrepresented a voice and a venue to express their opinions and concerns. There is nowhere else on campus to share your story like you can by working with student journalists. 

Change also has to start inward as well. I want our newsroom at CM Life to reflect campus and be a place where all students are getting the same opportunities as I am. I want to be helping progress the conversation on campus at CM Life, not taking away from it. 

If you’d like to contact us, email us at or send us a message on one of our social media platforms. 

I'm here and I'm ready to listen. 

(Photos by Isaac Ritchey and Aurora Abraham)

College Coronavirus

It's been more than one week since news broke that Central Michigan University would be canceling face-to-face instruction amid coronavirus concerns. Most students decided to stay home after spring break ended while others returned to a desolate campus. 

Here's a look at campus amid the coronavirus outbreak.

(Photos by Isaac Ritchey | Photo Editor)

What does your love look like?

Photojournalist Rachael Yadlowsky sought to answer a question she had for Central Michigan University: "What does love mean to you?" Yadlowsky took photos of six couples to answer this question and had them write their answers on a piece of paper.

Photos from the 35th Annual Pow Wow

The Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe celebrated Anishinaabe culture at its 35th annual Powwow July 27 at the Saginaw Chippewa Tribal Campground. The event honored veterans and warriors with a Grand Entry ceremony and a veterans song. There were also competitions for dancers of all ages. U.S. Rep. Deb Haaland of New Mexico participated in the powwow, serving as a dignitary during the Grand Entry and addressing the audience after the ceremony.

Cody Scanlan | Photo Editor

Sara Kellner | Editor-in-Chief 

Home Away From Home

CMU professors showcase their offices including mythical figures, historic posters and more.