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Police investigating assault involving football, track athletes By Aaron McMann Managing editor

Police are now investigating an alleged incident involving members of the football and track and field teams, two days after the university’s athletics department said it was aware of an altercation involving several studentathletes.

Isabella County Sheriff Leo Mioduszewski said an assault complaint was filed with his office on Friday regarding an altercation the night of Nov. 10 at Copper Beech Townhomes, 4750 E. Blue Grass Road. Mioduszewski could not provide any other details Sunday night, only confirming the complaint was filed with deputy Todd Graham and involved

members of the CMU football and track and field teams. Graham could not be reached for comment Sunday night. On Thursday, during a scheduled meeting with Central Michigan Life about the athletics budget, athletics director Dave Heeke said CMU was aware of “an issue involving multiple student athletes.” “We’ve encouraged those people who

are involved in it and have concerns about it to contact local law enforcement if they see fit to do that and are wishing to do that,” Heeke said. “We’re sitting here waiting to see if we’ll get feedback from local law enforcement. “If it’s determined that any studentathletes were directly involved, they’ll be held accountable and disciplined accordingly.”

The CMU football team beat Miami University, 30-16, Saturday in its last home game of the season. The team plays at Massachusetts on Friday, seeking a 6-6 record and bowl eligibility for the first time since 2009. Track and field kicks off its schedule Dec. 7 at Eastern Michigan. sports@cm-life.com

Athletics says sponsors will help football attendance reach D1 mark By Ryan Zuke Staff Reporter

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Senior Cody Stauber sits in his room while dressed as the Johnny Depp character Captain Jack Sparrow Friday afternoon. Stauber created a YouTube video of himself impersonating the Pirates of the Caribbean character in hopes to land a role in the next movie.

Pirates plunder Senior Cody Stauber impersonates Jack Sparrow, hopes to land role in next ‘Pirates’ movie Ben Harris | Staff Reporter

The door swings open, he stumbles in headfirst, pauses for a moment to regain his balance and takes a gulp of apple cider from an old Moscato bottle. He turns around and, as if surprised to see the camera, wobbles over, wide-eyed, to greet it. Lake Orion senior Cody Stauber has been perfecting his persona of Jack Sparrow from the “Pirates of the Caribbean” movie franchise in some capacity since he was 13. That year was the first he went as Jack Sparrow for Halloween. He said he remembers his mother helping him make the costume of a white shirt, a black wig and a bandanna with a hanging string of beads. He still has many parts of the original, though the costume has evolved, he said. The cravat from when he took a medical first responder course at the end of his freshman year of college is now used as a sash. Its frayed ends, he said, make it look more authentic. His candidly titled “I want to be in Pirates of the Caribbean 5!” was posted on YouTube last Monday and has since received more than 2,000 hits. Stauber, now 21, began acting in sixth grade as a storyteller for competitive drama and speech. He would memorize children’s

books and fairy tales and perform every voice, motion and character. In high school, he performed in plays. “My dream was to be an actor, but I thought it would be too hard,” he said. “I kind of backed off and started to focus more on TV and sports broadcasting, which is what I came to Central originally for.” His major is Broadcasting and Cinematic Arts and his minor is Outdoor Environmental Education. He has three jobs: as an adventure facilitator at the rock wall in Finch Fieldhouse, as a referee for intramural sports and as an announcer for every sport

on campus except football and basketball. But he still found time to act. He got involved with Central Premiere Productions, a student film group part of the BCA department. His prowess as an actor was quickly recognized. “The first student films I auditioned for, they gave me the lead role. They didn’t even know who I was, so that kind of gave me some confidence again,” he said. He was involved in a small independent film in Shepherd called “Social Silence,” playing a main role, and in a bigger, Hollywood independent film in Detroit titled “Only Lovers Left Alive” and had a small, non-speaking role. His real epiphany, however, came two Christmases ago during a late night conversation with his best friend Ross Stolzenburg, a junior at Grand Valley State University who dreams of being a director in California.

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“He always makes people feel important around him and takes the time to listen to people, and he’s very supportive too, no matter who it is, which is why everyone also does support him in turn.” Chelsea Jacobs, Rochester Hills senior

Deputy Director of Athletics Derek van der Merwe confirmed Sunday the football program will be in compliance with NCAA Division 1 attendance requirements this season. But it did not happen without help from sponsors. “Most of our sponsors are our advertisers,” van der Merwe said. “If you look in the stadium, you can see all the advertising boards we have up. Most of those agreements come with tickets.” Van der Merwe said when Central Michigan negotiates agreements, it has a firm understanding of how many tickets must be involved. “What we did is we looked at the total number of season tickets purchased, kind of estimated a student-count average through the year and also looked at our paid averages that we’ve seen,” he said. “And on a game-by-game basis, as you get down to the final games, we can make adjustments based upon agreements with sponsors as long as sponsors agree to it.” Last season, CMU did not hit the 15,000 attendance mark — the number needed once every two years to remain Division 1 eligible. But van der Merwe said CMU did

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not have to reach out to sponsors as much to hit the 15,000 mark in 2011 because it knew it could wait until this year to remain compliant. To reach compliance, the school will use the paid-attendance system, rather than the head-count system — two methods the NCAA allows. Although CMU will meet the attendance benchmark, the announced attendance of 7,223 at Saturday’s game is alarming. It was the lowest in at least eight years, and students are noticing the sparse crowds. “It was pathetic,” Romeo sophomore Lindsey Garbarino said. “It was so nice out. I feel like people A ATTENDANCE | 2

Supreme court case prompts discussion of affirmative action By Annie Harrison Senior Reporter

While many Central Michigan University students agree that diversity is an important part of education, the issue of affirmative action is more controversial. Marie Reimers, diversity committee chairwoman for the Student Government Association, said diversity is good for universities, because, when students get out into the real world, they will be working with people from various backgrounds. “We want our university to represent the real world,” the Saginaw sophomore said. On-campus minority enrollment at CMU in fall 2012 is at its highest in the past 10 years, according to enrollment statistics from the CMU Office of Institutional Research. A total of 2,095 minority students are enrolled on campus this fall semester, an increase of 3.5 percent from 2,025 students in fall 2011. The number of minority students enrolled is out of 20,504 total on-campus students. However, the recent Supreme

CMU FALL 2012 COMPARISON OF ENROLLMENT BY RACIAL/ETHNIC GROUPS BLACK/AFRICAN AMERICAN:

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Court case, Fisher v. University of Texas, is taking a closer look at how race plays a role in the admittance process at some universities. The Supreme Court heard a case on affirmative action in October after Abigail Fisher, 22, alleged she was turned down by the University of Texas at Austin four years ago because she is white. The university has said Fisher would not have been admitted even if race were not involved in the process. A AFFIRMATIVE ACTION | 2

University communications candidate Sherry Knight emphasizes on-the-job experience By Jackson Seedott Staff Reporter

Interim Associate Vice President of University Communications Sherry Knight stressed the importance of establishing leadership and broadcasting the university brand in an open forum on Friday. Knight is one of three finalists for the permanent position of VP of University Communications. She has served in the interim role since May, although she said she does not see her role as a temporary one. “I’m not a place-holder kind of person,” Knight said. “I believe that we need to have an established leadership team (within University Communications) and make necessary accommodations to address the things that will have the biggest

impact for the university.” She said the ultimate goal of University Communications is to connect and serve students at CMU. “Here at CMU, we need stability; we need to be unleashed and re-establish the reputation of CMU beyond our community,” Knight said. Before holding the interim position, the 1986 CMU honors graduate held positions at Knight Writers, a communication firm of which she was the founder/president, Eviti Inc., Ameritech, the Jackson Citizen Patriot and Annapolis (Md.) Capital newspapers. Reporting directly to the university president, the associate vice president of University Communications is the university’s chief spokesperson, responsible for developing and maintaining excellent outreach to and relations with the media and other

external constituents. This position is responsible for significantly enhancing the university’s visibility and increasing awareness and understanding of its mission, vision and academic programs among external and internal constituents. Knight said two of the most important things to consider when it comes to University Communications are strong academic programs in addition to the experience that comes behind the degree programs CMU has to offer. “Those two things are what people are always talking about,” she said. “That is what makes CMU unique.” Knight also talked about the importance and evolution of social media with regard to University Communications. A KNIGHT | 2

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Interim Associate Vice President of University Communications Sherry Knight speaks about her goals for the future Friday afternoon in the Charles V. Park Library Auditorium. “We need to build up our staff to maximum capacities in order to start rebuilding the program,” Knight said.


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EVENTS CALENDAR TODAY w From 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., the

“Journey Through the Jungle: A Fascinating Look at Life in the Rainforest” exhibit is on display in Rowe Hall through Dec. 14 at CMU’s Museum of Cultural and Natural History. The exhibit will feature a children’s section, photos and plant displays of rainforest inhabitants and live critters. There will also be hands-on activities.

TOMORROW w Chicago Bears offensive

tackle Levi Horn will speak in Warriner Hall’s Plachta Auditorium at 7 p.m. Horn is the keynote speaker for Native American Heritage Month.

CORRECTIONS Central Michigan Life has a longstanding commitment to fair and accurate reporting. It is our policy to correct factual errors. Please e-mail news@cm-life.com. © Central Michigan Life 2012 Volume 94, Number 38

PIRATES | continUeD froM 1 “(Stolzenburg) was talking how he wished he had someone to go out (to California) with, and, at that moment, I realized that that’s always what I wanted to do, and I might as well try it,” he said. “If it doesn’t work it doesn’t work, but at least I can go out there and give it a shot.” Stolzenburg said each would be a boon to the other in California. “I told him that at the end of my college career, I just want to go to California and see what I can do, and he was immediately inspired, and he is now almost even more into the dream than I am,” Stolzenburg said. “We actually have different tastes in movies, but we’re just friendly people, and it would be great to have each other out there. If one succeeds then the other succeeds so we can always have each other by our sides.” From that moment on, Stauber said, he knew he had to try to be in as many movies and do as many things as he could. It was that revelation that motivated him to create and post his YouTube video. He said he hopes it will be noticed by somebody who has high

This is not the first affirmative action case the Supreme Court has heard. The Supreme Court ruled in Grutter v. Bollinger in 2003 that the University of Michigan Law School was allowed to use race as a factor in admissions as long as it was not the only factor. After this case, Michigan’s Proposal 2 in 2006 was adopted to prohibit public institutions from using certain affirmative action programs. The U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals overturned Michigan’s ban on affirmative action at public colleges on July 1, 2011, because it “unconstitutionally alters Michigan’s political structure by impermissibly burdening racial minorities.” The court ruled Proposal 2 unconstitutional on Nov. 15, saying it undermines the equal protection clause of the U.S. Constitution. Jeannie Jackson, director of Civil Rights and Institutional Equity at CMU, said in an email that Michigan law did not ban affirmative action. She argued those words were used to confuse voters and get them to vote. She said it banned preferential treatment, such as giving students “extra points” for being a minority in order to get into a university. CMU never used this system, she said, so there was nothing to change. “CMU is an affirmative action university because we get money from different federal entities and have to have an Affirmative Action Plan, which we do,” Jackson said. “Affirmative action hasn’t gone anywhere.” CMU recruits students by having representatives in schools with diverse populations help all students obtain admittance to the university, Jackson said. This is handled through CMU’s Office for Institutional Diversity. As for Fisher v. University of Texas, the Supreme Court can’t ban affirmative action because affirmative action is mandated by the president of the United States, she said. No one can eliminate affirmative action but a president. Jackson said diversity is an essential part of education because students should learn about what different people from other races think and learn from them. “Students should care about diversity because we operate in a global market,

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connections in entertainment, and his biggest goal is to get an audition for the potential fifth movie of the series. Chelsea Jacobs, senior from Rochester Hills and Stauber’s girlfriend for the past year and a half, said his personality will enable him to succeed in acting. “He’s very strong in what he believes in. He is extremely outgoing and friendly; he always likes to make people happy and make people feel at home wherever they are, whenever they’re with him,” she said. “He always makes people feel important around him and takes the time to listen to people, and he’s very supportive too, no matter who it is, which is why everyone also does support him in turn.” After he graduates, Stauber said he will move. He has an uncle he can stay with in Simi Valley, Calif., 45 minutes north of Hollywood. He said he hopes to find a talent agent before he moves, and he will send out head shots, resumes and cover letters. Failing that, he said he just wants a job in a studio doing anything he can to meet people and make connections. “Jack Nicholson started off sorting someone’s mail. He was sorting mail, and then he became a huge actor. So you never know where you can come from,” he said.

“if it doesn’t work it doesn’t work, but at least i can go out there and give it a shot.”

AFFIRMATIVE ACTION | Reimers said affirmative action is still necessary at universities because students shouldn’t get turned away from a school by factors like race, background, class or ability. She said these students should be allowed the same opportunities other students have. “Everyone deserves the chance for an education,” she said.

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and you can’t be successful in any area unless you know what many people think about, not just one race,” she said.

DEfiNiNG DiVErSitY

Students say diversity, itself, can be a diverse term, taking on different meanings in different contexts. Imlay City sophomore Terra Volmering said diversity is not limited to race and ethnicity. Gender, sexual orientation, religion and class are other types of diversity among college students, she said. Grosse Pointe sophomore Jen Stratelak said students learn a lot by living and working with other cultures in a university environment. “Then we can grow as a community,” she said. Diversity is important to any social situation, including at universities, Stratelak said. She said she considers CMU a diverse campus. Despite minority enrollment at CMU being at a record high point, the largest racial or ethnic category at CMU is still white students. White students make up 80.88 percent of the oncampus student population in 2012, which translates to 16,583 students. Black and African-American students make up 5.33 percent, or 1,092 on-campus students at CMU; Hispanic and Latino students make up 2.33 percent, or 478 students; Asian, Hawaiian and Pacific Islander make up 1.35 percent, or 277 students; American Indian and Alaskan Native students make up 1.21 percent, or 248 students. A total of 6.16 percent, or 1,263 on-campus students, have their race or ethnicity listed as unknown. Non-resident aliens make

up 2.75 percent, or 563 oncampus students. The National Center for Education Statistics reported in 2010 that white students made up 61 percent of college students in the United States, African American students made up 14 percent, Hispanic students made up 13 percent, and Asian and Pacific Islander students made up six percent. Nonresident aliens made up three percent of students.

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While all college students come from different backgrounds, Stratelak said they are all in the same boat, because everyone is trying to get an education. She said attending a university allows students to have a fresh start in their lives. Volmering said everyone can start off at the same level at a university because they are all working toward a common goal of an education. “You’re here achieving the same thing,” she said. Volmering and Stratelak said they think affirmative action is no longer necessary for university enrollment. Volmering said she teaches English online to students in Russia and China, and her students don’t need to be recruited to universities in the United States. She said she helps prepare foreign students to attend Stanford University and Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, and they already know they will get a better education at American universities. Affirmative action becomes controversial when people from minority ethnic groups or lower-class backgrounds get into a school even though they are not as qualified as other students, Stratelak said. Reimers said some people have a misconception of affirmative action, because

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be sold in the near future,s and van der Merwe said Sunday there were still no plans to do so. Instead, van der Merwe said he hopes bringing back a winning culture will help increase attendance. “I think this a team that has improved, has grown and is putting us in a position to be successful,” he said. “We are playing for bowl-eligibility. Coach Enos is clearly starting to push this program to success and starting to lay down the building blocks.”

continUeD froM 1 should have been there.” She said her and several other friends came at the beginning of the game but left after a few minutes. “We went into the game, and there wasn’t anybody there,” Garbarino said. “It wasn’t fun, so we left.” Rochester senior John Pincura said there needs to be more motives to come to the game. “I don’t think CMU does enough to get people in the stands,” he said. “And

our tickets are free. I feel like we are still feeling the repercussions from three years ago (when CMU went 12-2). Since then, it has not been at that level except for the (Michigan) State weekend.” Pincura suggested selling alcohol at Kelly/Shorts Stadium, which would help draw a larger crowd. But Director of Athletics Dave Heeke told CM Life last October that there were no plans to allow alcohol to

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was very proud in how our team handled the changing facts and legal ramifications; everyone involved handled the incident effectively and professionally.” Broadcasting the potential that CMU has to offer potential students was listed as one of the top priorities for Knight. “Our ‘Discover CMU’ campaign provides an opportunity for prospective students to come to campus and see exactly what CMU has to offer and how we can help shape their fu-

continUeD froM 1 “We have a great social media team spearheading this aspect of our department,” she said. “Just this week, our Facebook page has reached over 50,000 likes.” Crisis response and intervention is also an imperative aspect of communication within the university, she said. “What I saw in our team responding to the crisis last week is exactly what I want to see in my team,” Knight said, referring to the former child pornography charges filed against professor Bill Merrill. “I it doesn’t necessarily mean that an unqualified, poor or minority student is taking the place of a qualified student. Reimers said affirmative action can mean recruiting from poor communities or communities of color that have not been reached out to before, and this aspect of affirmative action isn’t controversial. Affirmative action was important when it was first began in the 1960s, but diversity is no longer a big issue at universities, Stratelak said. She said as long as enrollment follows university policies, it shouldn’t be a problem. “We know what to do in those situations,” she said. “Everyone’s learned how to deal with (diversity) now.” Affirmative action is a complicated issue, Reimers said, and it is difficult to predict what it would mean for universities across the United States if the Supreme Court ruled against it. However, she said it could decrease the amount of diversity in higher education. “I think it could lead to less diverse communities at universities,” she said. university@cm-life.com

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ture,” she said. “Our vision is to see more people who come to CMU saying ‘CMU was my first choice.’” Open forums for the other two candidates, Lori Bauer, former chief marketing and communications officer at Arcadia University (Glenside, Pa.) and Jan Bond, director of communications and marketing at Ashland (Ohio) University took place Nov. 12 and 14, respectively. university@cm-life.com

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Surveys sent about shared governance By Annie Harrison Senior Reporter

as much a show about a documentary that falls apart,” Johnson said. Set in the fictional town of Mount Everett amid various fictional locales including Middle of Michigan Community College, the show’s characters are similar to their creators and their friends who play them. Daniel Jackson, a Detroit senior, plays the nice, yet self-centered character Danny, whom Jackson describes as a very exaggerated version of himself.

The Shared Governance and Communication Committee is conducting a survey of Central Michigan University employees and select student leaders. Mary Senter, director of the Center for Applied and Rural Studies, said the survey was sent out on Nov. 12 and 13. Results of the survey will go to the committee before the end of the semester, she said. According to a news release, when University President George Ross and the Academic Senate formed the new SGCC in spring 2011, one of the charges was to conduct a new survey. Senter said this survey will follow up on a survey that was conducted more than a decade ago in the late 1990s. “The general topic is the same, but there are no questions that are the same,” she said. The SGCC is co-chaired by Jim Hageman, special assistant to the president, and Jim McDonald, Academic Senate chairman and professor of science education in the department of teacher education and professional development. McDonald said it’s necessary to do a new survey, because many things have changed at CMU over the years and the administration now is not the same administration from more than a decade ago. “It’s just time to take the pulse,” he said. McDonald said this is the fifth shared governance committee CMU has had in 20 years. He said it’s important for SGCC to get input from faculty, staff, administration and student leadership on how to improve communication and shared governance. “We (people in the committee) don’t want to make these decisions in isolation,” he said. Senter said the survey asks people about their consumption of communication from the university. She said CMU has several ways of communicating with people, and the survey asks which types of communication people use. The survey also asks people for their views about proposed changes in communication, she said. McDonald said the survey will try to gauge how participants get their CMU news; whether through emails, the website, Central Michigan Life, open forums, Board of Trustee meetings or other media. Some questions in the survey ask participants who should be involved in making certain types of decisions, Senter said, like admissions policy and the mission and goals of the university. Most of the questions are closed-ended, Senter said, including “yes” and “no” questions, questions with responses ranging from strongly agree to strongly disagree and questions with responses in terms of a five-point scale.

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A smoke-free policy review workgroup has been formed by human resources to re-evaluate the smokefree policy of Central Michigan University. The group, composed of several subgroups of the university’s population, including administrators, faculty, Resident Life officials and Student Government Association members, will meet several times during the remainder of the fall and spring semester to discuss improvements to the current smoke-free policy. According to the university’s current smoke-free policy, formed in 2008, smoking is permitted outside university buildings at a minimum distance of 25 feet from any entrance/exit, air intake duct and/or window. Smoking is not permitted in any university building with the exception of select university apartments. Lori Hella, associate vice president of human resources, formed and organizes the workgroup and said the purpose of the workgroup is two-fold. The first purpose is to re-evaluate the current smoke-free policy and determine if more stringent rules should be put in place. The second is to determine any educational programs that could be implemented to reduce smoking on campus. “This is something that we in human resources have wanted to do for a long time,” Hella said. “The smoking policy of Central Michigan University directly affects the health of its faculty and its students.” Hella said after the group forms an opinion, they will present a recommendation to the university. Hella said the group is currently too early in the process to determine what effect the recommendation will have. Macomb junior and SGA president Justin Gawronski said the policy review is something that is needed. “The current policy is barely enforced,” Gawronski said. Gawronski said the group is discussing constructing “very vibrant, physical” markers on the ground so the 25-foot space can be clearly defined. Gawronski said the recommendation the university be completely smoke-free is also being discussed, noting the national trend in campuses becoming smoke-free. But the purpose of the group is not to make the campus environment more difficult for smokers. “The workshop doesn’t want to punish anyone,” Gawronski said. “ We understand that even if we made campus 100-percent smokefree, campus wouldn’t be 100-percent smoke-free. People are still going to smoke ... we want to create a healthier environment on campus overall.” A SGA | 5

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The cast of ‘Adventerous Detectivous’ pose for the opening scene of an upcoming episode in their web series Sunday afternoon in the campus greenhouse.

Jonesing for a clue Students create television show ‘Adventerous Detectivous’ for MHTV Sean Bradley | Senior Reporter

A passion for film and television wasn’t enough for film buffs Pat Hoban and Miles Johnson. Starting last spring, “Adventerous Detectivous,” a Moore Hall TV-aired comedy show was born from the minds of broadcast majors of Hoban, from Pinckney, and Johnson, from Grand Rapids. “We built this from the ground up,” show co-creator and senior Hoban said. Hoban met fellow silver-screen connoisseur and eventual show cocreator Johnson at an After Hours Improv meeting, a registered student organization, and wanted to work together. “I thought Miles would be someone good to work with,” Hoban said. They set to work on the television show creating scripts, casting actors, finding set locations and developing a real-life world for the vision in their heads. “Getting a script together and a good idea is the easiest part of it,” Hoban said.

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Warren junior Stevie Sahutske, staff videographer, and Pinckney senior Pat Hoban, director of ‘Adventures Detectivous,’ play back a scene during the filming of their next episode Sunday afternoon in the campus greenhouse in Brooks Hall. The cast and crew of the online web series ‘Adventurous Detectivous’ shoot every weekend.

Hoban directs, produces and edits the show, while Johnson writes the scripts for each episode and is the show’s lead actor. The show sees documentarian Roger Morris capture the ups and downs of former child television star turned “Adventerous Detectivous” crime novel writer Jeremiah Jones as he attempts to successfully re-launch his detective business of the same name. The six-episode series airs in Mount Pleasant on channel 97 and on campus on channel 34. “As much as the show is about a mystery-solving detective, it’s just

Saginaw Chippewa community honors, thanks tribal military veterans at feast By Adam Neimi Senior Reporter

One of the most-used words in the Saginaw Chippewa’s Ojibwe language is “meegwetch,” meaning thank you. During a feast Friday evening with military veteran tribal members, “meegwetch” was used to thank veterans; both those who prepared the meal and those honoring the veterans with applause. “They all took their vows and signed that piece of paper to give their lives for this country,” said George Martin, a tribal member and Korean War veteran. “We fought for this Mother Earth that you’re walking on … Mother Earth of the United States.” About 80 people attended the event at Elijah Elk Cultural Center Ceremonial Building, 7957 E. Remus Road, sponsored by the Seventh Generation program. The veterans were honored and given a shield with a turtle meticulously drawn in the center. Before a line formed for the feast, a traditional drum song was performed from the corner of the room. Centuries-old vocal notes were sung in passionate bursts, metered by the echoing thud of the leather drum. Seventh Generation Program

“They all took their vows and signed that piece of paper to give their lives for this country,” George Martin, tribal member and Korean War veteran Interim Director Ben Hinmon also honored the men and women who participated in the Oct. 12 repatriation ceremony for 120 ancient remains that were held at the University of Michigan. Participants of the ceremony were given a star on a certificate of appreciation, meant to be worn on the lapel of their jackets and shirts. Hinmon said the idea of how to honor them was adopted from Dennis Banks, co-founder of the American Indian Movement. Banks wore five of the stars in a circle on his lapel. He told Hinmon that it’s an example of his living a five-star Ojibwe life. “Our creator brings some of us back (from war) to make sure the children and the women are taken care of,” Martin said. “The creator did not put us down here to beat our women or children.” Hinmon helped form the tribe’s men’s society, a gathering of men who discuss the issues within the tribe and take action against the negative currents in their tribe.

Hinmon mentioned the number of tribal youth who have died in the past year, including 13 young men from September 2011 to 2012. The idea of the men’s society, Hinmon said, was to give the youth a sense of belonging. “I have a whole box of these things, because that’s how many men and women were involved in this,” Hinmon said, regarding the lapel stars. Hinmon said about 70 men are involved with the men’s society. “There’s some beautiful work happening in our community,” Hinmon said. Martin said the spirit of their songs and prayers connect to humanity. He added, “there’s things we always say at the end of a song, a prayer and the end of a meal” that translates to “to all our relatives.” Then he concluded his speech with “meegwetch.” metro@cm-life.com

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Mount Pleasant resident George Martin, left, gives a handmade present of honor to David Perez, a veteran of the army, during the ‘Honoring our Veterans Feast,’ put on by the Seventh Generation Program on Friday night at the Elijah Elk Cultural Center, 7957 E. Remus Road. “These gifts were made with laughter and a good time,” Martin said.


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I’m calling you out Have you seen these fools throwing dimes in the trash at the Towers, outside the library and all over campus? I think these people are crazy, and I’m calling them out. This ignorance and laziness needs to end. One of the more unique things about Michigan, aside from the ‘hand for a map’ trick, is that we offer 10 cents deposit, more than any other state, to encourage recycling on many bottled beverages. So, to the out-of-state students at Central Michigan University, pay attention, because you could be losing out on money here, as well as contributing to the lack of recycling problem. Only 11 states offer any kind of container deposit, and the beverage industries who dislike these deposit systems spend huge quantities of money against it, so stick it to them. It isn’t just the container deposit bottles in the trash that has my feathers ruffled, it’s seeing recyclable items in the trash. If students would just walk a little further, they would probably find a recycle container for their recyclables on campus. Where else in Mount Pleasant would you see lazy recycling vehemently encouraged? My only complaint to campus is that we need more glass recycling. I just dug a whole six-pack of Vermont Hard Cider out of the trash and took them to the big blue recycle bins. Ironically enough, if you were in Vermont, you could have gotten a nickel for each in deposits back. Here’s the thing though — I don’t even live on campus. So how do I recycle when I live out-of-town, where they don’t collect? I have three small boxes under the sink. One for glass, one for plastic and another for paper. Each week, I take it to campus and put it in the blue dumpster-styled recycle bin at a residence hall. It drives my boyfriend nuts when he sees me digging through the trash as I yell at the invisible person who threw recyclables into the trash. Kudos to the University Center for finally getting one for plastics in Starbucks; you used to have to go down a floor to recycle your beverage containers. You don’t have to be like me, since most of you live on campus where you can drop it at a residence hall desk, or receptacle or in town where they offer curbside pick up. And for the others living in apartment complexes, the Student Government Association Sustainability Committee has been gathering signatures to get pick-up recycling near you. So, do something about it!

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The smoke-free policy review group recently put into place at Central Michigan will do just that, looking to improve the policy put into place four years ago. CMU’s current smoking policy states that smoking is not permitted within 25 feet or inside any university building, with the exception of some university apartments. It addresses a health issue without completely outlawing smoking on campus. By pushing smokers away from building entrances, windows and ducts, students and faculty who don’t want to put up with the smoke can avoid it for the

most part. However, this editorial board warns the policy review group that a complete ban of smoking on campus would most likely cause more problems. While it might seem like a trendy thing to do, considering places like the University of Michigan have it in place, it’s also something that is semi-invasive and really has no place at a midmajor university like CMU. While U-M can thrive, specifically because its Ann Arbor campus is based in the middle of the city, Mount Pleasant and CMU do not have that connection. CMU

isn’t nestled in the middle of a city, but rather in a small community, where it wouldn’t make much sense to have students and faculty walk off campus or to specific smoking areas. Furthermore, having a full-out ban could make first-year students more apt to do it in the residence halls. A more viable option would be to move the cigarette discard receptacles further away from buildings. At their current locations, students are tempted to stamp out their cigarettes close to building doorways and enter with a trail of smoke leading in behind them. A complete ban on most things is not a viable option, but, rather, moderation should be key.

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[ YOUR VOICE ] Online reader comments on the Nov. 17 “CMU keeps bowl hopes alive with 30-16 win over Miami” story What a bunch of negative people on this board, but what do you expect from a blog. From what I see is a coach who is rebuilding a program after it’s best players left. Had a coach who won on Brian Kelly’s recruits, and left ASAP, without recruiting effectively. [ Who also lost to Toledo!] Sure the record has been bad, but this team is getting better. Enos has had had only 2 recruiting classes and the best players for the most part are his recruits Titus Davis, Williams ... I see freshmen like Flory, Dean

and Lavalli who are Freshmen and could be stars in this league. The MAC is also the best it has ever been by far! Enos is building a program that will not crumble after it’s best players leave in bunches. I will support a coach who is trying to build something. -Jeff Putting things in perspective - the Chips did not beat a single team with a winning record. There are 124 teams in the FBS. CBS Sports ranks Miami No. 77, Iowa No. 82, Akron No. 118 and Eastern No. 122 prior to this weekend’s games. UMass is No. 116 with its only win against Akron. -BrianC

Enos...the only thing that is “growing” is the sense of frustration with your destruction of this program. If UMass was still a FCS school (this is only their second season of FBS play), there would be no talk of bowl eligibility, just talk of “salvaging” another season and trying to stay out of the MAC West basement. -Logical Chip Wow! I haven’t seen that much metal (empty Kelly/Shorts) since the beginning of the industrial revolution! Wobbly passes and a porous defense. Yeah, that’ gonna get us a bowl bid---LOFL! -CE

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OK, I admit it — I’m a tad unnerved. That’s an understatement, actually. I’m extremely appalled and disturbed. As a Central Michigan alumni, teacher and CMU educational technology graduate student, I think it is only natural to have a reaction to the charges brought against our former professor. Since I first heard the news, so many emotions have passed through my body — denial, confusion and anger — just to name a few. I feel betrayed, and I never even met the man in person; I absolutely cannot imagine how his family must feel. I began thinking. How can a man, so educated and successful in his career, just sneak through the cracks for so long? How can a 58-year-old man who has worked in education for several years only now screw up so badly? Is it possible that he woke up one morning two weeks ago and just suddenly downloaded all of this inappropriate, graphic material? I highly doubt it.

In a document written by the Geneva, Illinois Police Department regarding Internet safety, characteristics of an online predator are college graduate, computer savvy, successful careers and the list goes on. If those are the characteristics of a predator, than whom can we trust? These monsters do not wear scary masks or hold signs that say, “Danger” but instead look like everyone else. This man taught teachers how to be better teachers. He was a tenured professor in what many consider a prestigious teaching program and university. My feelings of betrayal, I admit, stem from my own selfish inadequacies. Will the fallout of one man’s actions affect all of us? By that, I mean, will a degree from CMU’s teaching program lose value, and will students not want to attend CMU because of this negative publicity? I can’t help but feel that my Master’s Degree will become a bit tarnished. After the Penn State scandal, reports showed in April 2012, that 14 percent less students had committed to PSU than at the same time

the previous year. There is really no comparison between these two events; undoubtedly what happened at Penn State was way worse. At least one man did sickening things, and, from there, a long chain of cover-ups and “turn-theother-cheeks” happened. From what I have read, all of CMU personnel acted in a professional manner regarding this. Everyone had a strong sense of urgency and handled the situation appropriately; within hours of finding the evidence, this professor was suspended. That is what I need to remember when I proudly hang my Central Michigan University degree in the frame. This professor was only one man, and CMU is a university filled with excellent teachers. I will not think of his action but only about the reaction of the CMU employees involved in this terrible incidence. That, alone, is enough to make me proud to be a Chippewa. Jessica Potter Binko Swartz Creek graduate student

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A news coverage analysis Israel and Palestinian militants are fighting again in the Gaza Strip. This isn’t about the fact they’re fighting; they fight all the time. Sometimes the battles are more intense than others, but I’m not excusing the violence as any violence, anywhere, is horrible and is to be condemned. This is about the reaction I’ve seen from some people online about the fighting and how the media’s coverage of war affects our perception of it and what we really take from it. For example, I’ve seen a few people on my Facebook feed make the claim that World War III has started, due to the escalated fighting between two groups of people who have been fighting for centuries. Of that claim, I’m not so sure. Granted, I’m no history buff, but I do know the coverage of such events by America’s news networks greatly affects the way we view the Jewish state’s military efforts. America has a vested interest in the security of Israel as well as supported it in numerous ways (monetary aid being the most commonly cited), and it shows in our national media’s coverage of Israel’s affair. In the first six paragraphs of a breaking news article from CNN about the conflict, the words “Israel” and/or “Israeli” appears a combined 11 times. Using those words alone does not mean much, but used in the context of attacks or counterattacks by the country or by the opposing forces can say a lot to a reader or viewer as to how they view the conflict and whether or not they are getting the full, multi-sided story. An example from the lead of the CNN article titled “Rockets pound Israel, Gaza as Netanyahu alleges ‘double war crime’” can demonstrate the slant, either forced or not, it has on the American viewer or reader. The word “Israel” or “Israeli” is used three times collectively, and the phrase “Israel pounded what it called terror sites” shows (particularly with the word “pounded”) that Israel is on the offensive against the militants. Although they might as well be, looking from a different perspective, that of the leading Arab world region news network Al Jazeera, shows a different angle to the conflict. In this article’s lead sentence, the words “Israel” and/or “Israeli” are seen twice, focusing on the recent history between the two groups, saying it is the “worst outbreak of violence since the Israeli assault on the territory nearly four years ago.” There are multiple sides to every story and not just “incidents” reported as a “new conflict.” If World War III does start, we’ll have a defined incident to call a starting point, but, if it doesn’t, remember this: The Israelis and Palestinians have been fighting for centuries and probably will be until they can’t anymore. News is never isolated; each piece of news is connected to another, no matter how small the connection. Keep this in mind next time you watch the nightly news or check the latest news on your phone.

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Professor Jim McDonald named 2013 College Teacher of the Year By Brianna Owczarzak Staff Reporter

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Ralph Naveaux, a scholar and historian who focuses on the War of 1812, lectures to an audience about the River Raisin Battle Saturday afternoon at the Ziibiwing Center, 6650 E. Broadway Road. Naveaux also signed copies of his book ‘Invaded On All Sides,’ which is about the River Raisin Battle that took place in modern-day Monroe.

Historian lectures to Ziibiwing Center audience about River Raisin battle By Adam Niemi Senior Reporter

Ralph Naveaux would rather do research on his area of expertise than lecture about it. Naveaux, a scholar and historian, has spent much of retirement researching his personally driven interest in the War of 1812. On Saturday, Naveaux described the River Raisin battle in modern-day Monroe at the Ziibiwing Center, 6650 E. Broadway Road. “We know a lot about the people who lived in the battlefield,” Naveaux said of Monroe residents who lived on the battlefield. Naveaux said the Jan. 18 and 22 of 1813 battles near the River Raisin drove locals out of their homes. The British, he said, granted some of the refugees asylum in Canada. Naveaux brought copies of his book, “Invaded On All Sides,” which were for sale following his presentation. Native Americans from vari-

SURVEY | continued from 3 Senter said there are also some open-ended questions where people are asked what suggestions they have for improving communication. Depending on the amount of time someone has to take the survey and how strongly they feel on the issue, some people might respond with a couple of words and others might write an essay, she said. “There are at least a couple of occasions where people can provide suggestions and feedback,” she said.

ous tribes fought on both sides during the war. Some militias also used African-American slaves, Naveaux said. Some of the questions from the audience probed the involvement of Native Americans, their period dress and the impact of the war on Native Americans. Willie Johnson said the lecture fit perfectly within the parameters of the center’s purpose: to fill in the gaps of the community’s knowledge and serve as a platform for discussion. Anita Herd is the research coordinator at the Ziibiwing Center and has worked with Naveaux in the past. “The first significant point is the fact that he’s a new friend,” Johnson said. “Being able to reinforce the work that Anita’s done with Ralph is a good thing. It brings education to our little neighborhood.” Johnson said he met Naveaux in Monroe during dinner Sept. 28. Johnson brought up the idea

to Naveaux about speaking at the Ziibiwing Center. Naveaux, who seldom lectures, agreed to the opportunity. “If people enjoy it — great,” Naveaux said. “If not, that’s too bad.” Naveaux said he wrote the book because he felt compelled to write it. He is a direct descendent of those who lived in the battlefield during the War of 1812, he said. He grew up in Monroe and was always surrounded by the history of the three-year war. Musket balls and buckshots, as well as house cellars, are still being found in the River Raisin National Battlefield Park to this day. Naveaux said the audience brought up questions about certain points that he seldom, if ever, thought about before. “Those folks asked a lot of great questions,” Naveaux said. “It opens up new areas that you want to research.”

McDonald said some questions are closed-ended but time-specific to see if people feel the same way now compared to two years ago before the events of last year, referring to the faculty work stoppage, bargaining, votes of no confidence for the president and provost, the new website, the renovated Events Center and Associate Vice President of University Communications Renee Walker resigning. “Partly why the committee was formed was because of what happened last year,” he said. McDonald said a lot of people perceive the problems related to shared governance and communication as being all related

to bargaining, but he would disagree. He said maybe some issues came out because of bargaining, but he believes they existed before then. “Did some of these problems exist before last year? Personally, I think they did,” he said. The survey will look at whether people’s perceptions changed before and after those events, McDonald said. “Are you more aware of things now than you were last year, or were you aware of those things two years ago?” he said. The survey will close on Nov. 26.

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A Central Michigan University professor was named 2013 College Teacher of the Year by the Board of the Michigan Science Teachers Association. Jim McDonald, professor of teacher education and professional development, was nominated for the award by department chairman Larry Corbett. “I was totally surprised,” McDonald said. “It’s humbling, and it’s an honor.” McDonald has been a teacher for 25 years and has been at CMU for 11 of those years, where he has been a science education professor. Instead of lecturing from a book, McDonald has a hands-on approach to teaching. He has his students prepare science lessons and then sends them to schools in surrounding counties to teach children. McDonald said winning the award means that he’s doing the right things as a teacher. “It’s very validating,” he said. “It also means that I’m giving back to the schools that take our students into their classrooms.”

Show | continued from 3 “He’s pretty much ambitious,” Jackson said. “He wants to take over the show eventually. He’s like an intern, but he wants the role of the director.” Jackson said performing on the show is his first time acting on camera. He immersed himself in every aspect of the show’s production, having helped write the show’s third episode and creating what was supposed to be a oneoff joke into a running gag throughout the series. “There’s a rock in the second episode,” he said. “It was supposed to be a small part in one small scene. Off-camera, I kind of fell in love with the rock, and

SGA | continued from 3 Gawronski also said the group is reluctant to present more strict smoking laws without putting fur-

McDonald has also been chairman of the Academic Senate for two years. Michelle Vanhala, Student Government Association senate leader and Big Rapids senior, was a student senator on the Academic Senate last year. “I don’t know (McDonald) very well, but I’ve always been really impressed by him,” Vanhala said. “I thought that he ran things very well. He was always very professional, and he’s a very good leader.” Vincent Cavataio, another student senator, worked on A-Senate with McDonald the past two years. “I am very happy for him,” the Shelby Township graduate student said. Cavatio said McDonald reaches out to his students and understands them. “I think he is a great leader,” Cavataio said. “When he isn’t doing something right, he takes the actions to correct them. He’s not afraid to admit that he’s made a mistake, and that’s very admirable.” Associate Professor of Educational Leadership David Whale also works on the A-Senate with McDonald. “Jim McDonald is an

outstanding colleague. I couldn’t be happier for him receiving that college teaching award,” Whale said. Whale’s oldest daughter, Carolyn, went through the teacher education program at CMU and is now a science teacher in Detroit. “She got a great education, so I can speak both as a parent and as a colleague,” Whale said. “I also believe that Jim runs the ASenate meetings very fairly and very well. He gives everyone an opportunity to speak. He’s well-prepared in everything that he does, and CMU is very fortunate to have Jim McDonald as a faculty member.” McDonald said he will continue to use hands-on approaches to learning in his classroom. “I’ll keep doing good things with the students in my classroom,” McDonald said. “Teaching my students is a very positive experience, and it will continue to be.” McDonald will accept his award at the 60th Annual MSTA Conference on March 8 at Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti.

now it’s an ongoing thing on-screen.” Before the episodes are shot, actors and writers read the scripts aloud at a table reading. “To take notes and find things to change,” he said. “You really want to hear how the actors deliver their lines.” The group, with the addition of a few more friends, shot the show almost entirely on weekends. After shooting, Hoban works with editors to create each episode’s final edit. “We shoot two to four or maybe five hours (a day),” Hoban said. “I’ll do the final edit. I clean up stuff they might have missed.” The hard work of putting together the show, and even its content, has its rewards. “It’s a comedy, so we make ourselves laugh while we’re doing it,” he said.

Beyond the writing, shooting, acting and every other aspect that goes along with the show, Hoban and Johnson said they are looking to move on to other things after the show’s end. Johnson said the show’s constant writing processes will help him in the future, as his goal is to become a writer and director with complete control over his own projects. “Of all the areas I can go into, I imagine going into screenwriting or television writing,” he said. Hoban said working on a television show now will only help him with his goal of doing television production as a career. “I want to do this for the rest of my life, so getting asked to do it now is just a huge ‘yes, please,” he said.

ther educational programs aimed at creating a more smoke-free environment in place, which will be free for students and faculty. Gawronski said the workshop recognizes the importance of its recommendation. “This is something we’re

going to take our time doing,” Gawronski said. “We’re not going to rush anything.”

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Roseville graduate student Eric Doll takes a bite of his pancake stack Sunday afternoon during a pancake-eating contest for ‘Flap Jacks and Football’ at Hunter’s Ale House, 4855 E. Blue Grass Road. Participants paid $6 for three 12-inch pancakes. Doll was the first to finish his stack of pancakes, giving him the win.

Students reflect on 2012 resolutions and look forward to what 2013 can bring By Katelyn Sweet Staff Reporter

Junior Morgan Momberg said she doesn’t typically make a resolution for the new year, but that will be changing for 2013. “This year is different with me leaving Jan. 6 to study abroad,” the Mason native said. Momberg is studying abroad in Costa Rica next semester, so she is making a resolution to be more open-minded, less judgmental and to really try to learn the culture. Not all students believe in the power of starting a new year with a goal in mind, but junior Nicholas Modglin said he is a big believer in the power to change and start a new year. “You have 365 days to start something new,” the Sault Ste. Marie native said. Many students look forward to Dec. 31 to create a specific change in their lives to make a better year ahead with a start at a new beginning. Modglin said he made a few resolutions for 2012, some that he succeeded in and some that didn’t go quite as planned.

“I made a resolution to foster better relationships and fix burned bridges, (and) overall that was pretty good,” Modglin said. “I also tried to stay away from fast food and eat healthier. Like everyone else, I caved.” Some students tend to create a goal to try to live a healthier lifestyle or stick to a new diet. This is a common trend for many resolutions. “It just seems like everyone is doing it, which can be motivating,” Momberg said. Modglin said it is smart to make a goal that isn’t completely impossible and to try to start something that will be fun and make a positive change. Momberg said she understands how the new year can represent change and starting over. “Just thinking back to Jan. 1 and to see everything that has changed since then,” Momberg said. Looking back and reflecting on all the changes that can be made in 365 days can be a powerful realization to some students. Clinton Township native Stephanie Cardaris said,

on New Year’s Eve, she looks back on what the past year has brought to her life. “Whether it’s happiness, sadness, adventure, triumph or hurt, we can fix those mistakes or take a chance we may have been too fearful to take,” the junior said. Cardaris said her past resolution for 2012 was to take more time to study and get better grades. She said it was hard to motivate herself to stick to it all year-long, but she did. “It has been a lot of telling myself, ‘I can do it,’ but my resolution landed me on the Dean’s list in the spring, and I was so proud of myself, and seeing my parents proud of me made me even more motivated to keep going,” Cardaris said. For some students, they see the new year as a time to fix past mistakes and use them as an example. Some might not, but it is still a great example of what not to do in the year ahead or see what worked. “A new year resolution is another change; it’s a redo for the past mistakes,” Cardaris said. studentlife@cm-life.com

Students attempt to write novels in one month as part of National Novel Writing Month By Sean Bradley Senior Reporter

She had two days left to complete her 50,000-word novel for November’s National Novel Writing Month. Writing the last 20,000 words the last two days of the month, then-high school junior Dana Johnson said she doesn’t look back at the attempt she gave at writing such a long and involved piece of work. NaNoWriMo is the world’s largest writing event where participants pledge to write 50,000 words in a month, completing their novel by Nov. 30. Johnson, a junior from Concord, is not competing in this year’s contest but said she learned a few things about herself and her writing style. “I think it can teach you a little bit of discipline as a writer,” she said. “I don’t think I would have done creative writing after writing academic essays without the contest.” Johnson is currently in a creative writing class and writes short stories and poetry in her free time. She even started working on a novel of her own, of which she said she might never finish. She said the contest helped her learn that everything she writes will need revising, no matter how good she thinks it is.

“i think it can teach you a little bit of discipline as a writer.” and he said he encourages his students to get their ideas down on paper before doing anything else. “It kind of forces people to get something down on the page and not even worry about the quality so much as the quantity,” he said. He has written two novels: 2009’s “Revenge of the Teacher’s Pet: A Love Story” and 2010’s “The Girl Who Ate Kalamazoo.” “I was pretty fast in writing the first draft,” he said about his first novel. “I think I cranked it out in five or six months.” Doyle has had two former students give the contest a shot, one failing and the other completing the project. The value in the contest is the amount of practice people get in writing by doing it, he said. “You can’t get better unless you keep doing it,” he said. “Even if you never look at it again, just the act of doing it is valuable.”

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Johnson, who recently turned Greek, enjoyed the program because she got to hear about when other fraternities and sororities were founded. “I never would’ve thought I would’ve gone Greek, but it was the best decision of my life,” Johnson said. “Everyone says that, but no one can understand it unless you’re in it. It’s been an amazing experience, and I’ve only been in it for a few weeks.” The GEM academy is part of the NPC and Interfraternity Council and is open to all members. There are 300 members in the program right now from a variety of sororities and fraternities. “We’re all Greek together, and wearing our letters really makes us a community, and we should all be supportive of each other,” Wagner said. studentlife@cm-life.com

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“The contest is a springboard,” Johnson said. “If you’re really serious about writing, you know you can do better.” People who enter the contest can brainstorm any ideas before the Nov. 1 starting date but cannot start writing their novel before that date, she said. “I brainstormed for maybe a week beforehand,” she said. The contest does not offer any prizes for winners except for a printable certificate of completion, according to NaNoWriMo’s website. “If you go and read the website, it says you’re not going to have anything worth publishing,” she said. Assistant Professor of English Language and Literature Darrin Doyle, who has written two novels, one of which was reviewed by the New York Times, said writing a novel is a very involved project. “It’s usually a long, very drawn-out process in which you kind of live with the characters and the story for, sometimes, years,” Doyle said. He has had a few students in the past who have completed the novel-writing experience,

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New members of the Greek community will learn more about what it truly means to be Greek with the Greek Emergency Membership (GEM) Academy. The GEM Academy is a membership development program for new members of the Greek community. The organization was founded this semester and began this month. “We are kind of a self-governing, self-promoting body that really put this together on our own, by students for students,” said Ann Arbor senior Lindsey Wagner, the vice president of New Member Development for the National Panhellenic Council. Before the GEM Academy, there was Greek Alpha and Greek 101, two other Greek new member membership programs. “We found it would be beneficial to combine the ideas and the curriculum and the standards we were trying to meet to combine them to make one bigger program that could better meet the needs of more new members in our Greek community,” Wagner said. Wagner and five other undergraduate students work on the planning committee for the GEM Academy and help plan sessions for the new members who take part in the program. “We have a huge passion for this organization and how it’s really positively affected our lives,” Wagner said. “All we want to do is show that light to other people, maybe outside people who don’t really understand Greek letter organizations yet. We want to pass it down to other people so they can get the same experience we’ve had.” The sessions range around a variety of topics from Greek letter organization mission statements to preventing hazing in the Greek community and improving leadership skills. The different sessions usually have an audience of 20 to 30 new members ran by

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By Kristopher Lodes Staff Reporter

The Central Michigan Title IX Committee will bring its recommendations to the CMU Board of Trustees on Dec. 6 about adding new women’s sports to the university in order stay compliant. While committee member and CMU Deputy Director of Athletics Derek van der Merwe wants to first present the recommendation and time-table to the board, Athletic Director Dave Heeke gave some insight into plans. “It’s no secret it will be multiple sports,” Heeke said. “We have to increase participation rates to remain in compliance.” He also hinted at the fact it could take multiple years to add the sports, but van der Merwe said the time-table is not set and is changing frequently. “We have a couple of final meetings and have (Student Government Association) representatives and will meet with the Department of Education right before the board meeting ... they might say the time-table we have is unacceptable,” van der Merwe said. While the committee has not tipped its hand to Derek van der what sports it’s Merwe leaning to recommend, there are three women’s sports recognized by the Mid-American Conference that CMU does not have yet. Tennis, swimming and golf are all women’s sports where CMU could take on and stay within the conference. CMU will look at sports considered to be emerging by the NCAA, which also include equestrian, sand volleyball and rugby. There are already club teams for women’s rugby and lacrosse, as well as co-ed swimming and equestrian teams. Title IX is a federal civil rights statute that prohibits sex discrimination in educational programs, including athletic programs, which receive federal financial funding. The 15-person committee is made up of CMU coaches, faculty, administrators and students. University President George Ross put the committee together in January 2012 to review the compliance of Title IX in order to ensure gender equality among varsity athletic participation. Although CMU offers eight women’s sports and six men’s sports, the addition would help close the gap in the number of scholarships awarded to men and women in varsity athletics.

Last season, the volleyball team upset No. 3 Western Michigan as the No. 6 seed to start the Mid-American Conference tournament en route to a championship. This season, No. 6 Central Michigan couldn’t get past the No. 3 Broncos Friday in the quarterfinals of the MAC tournament, dropping the match 3-1. “Western (Michigan) just played a little bit better than us today,” head coach Erik Olson said. “We had our opportunities, but we have to move forward.” The Chippewas played tough in the first two sets and went into the break tied at one a piece. But WMU came out of the break strong and took the third set 25-15. “I thought Western (Michigan) played a little slow in the first two sets, and, unfortunately, we weren’t able to take advantage of that,” Olson said. CMU didn’t sit back and take the loss after a poor showing in set three, however it trailed 17-13 until senior middle blocker Jocelyn VerVelde came into the set and recorded threestraight kills and a block assist to tie the set at 17. “We used her to attack behind the setter, and (VerVelde) just continued on from last weekend,” Olson said. “She did a pretty good job and was pretty aggressive.” The teams exchanged points until it was 19-19, and, from there, WMU took over and moved past the Chippewas. Junior setter Kelly Maxwell had 50 assists (12.5 per set), but it still wasn’t enough to match with WMU’s .309 hitting percentage. “She hit her average, so that’s good, and I thought she did pretty decent defensively,” Olson said. “She had a lot of balls come toward her, she made some good plays, and she was one of our block leaders with two or three solo blocks.” Sophomore outside hitter Kaitlyn McIntyre led the Chippewas with senior outside hitter Val DeWeerd with 13 kills. Junior libero Jenna Coates recorded 18 digs. Despite the loss, the season isn’t over for the Chippewas. They will travel to Florida next weekend to play Central Florida and South Florida to conclude the year. “This is a real big test for us in terms of character, because we aren’t a candidate for the bubble,” Olson said. “Our program goals are to get better each day.” The Broncos advanced to the semifinals but were eliminated by Bowling Green in five sets Saturday. BGSU went on to knock off Northern Illinois Sunday for the conference title.

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Junior running back Zurlon Tipton scores a touchdown during the first half of Saturday’s game against Miami (Ohio) at Kelly/Shorts Stadium. Tipton finished the game with 24 carries for 113 yards and two touchdowns during the Chippewas 30-16 win.

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Saturday marked the first time in the threeyear Dan Enos era that the football team won back-to-back games. Not only did the 3016 victory over Miami (Ohio) bring the team one step closer to finishing the season .500, it also kept hopes of bowl eligibility alive for the 5-6 team. “My last game here (at Kelly/ Shorts) it was special,” senior safety Jahleel Addae said. “As far as bowl-eligible goes, we had that as one of our goals heading into camp. We’re still in the hunt, and we have to come out tomorrow, look at what we did and get back to work.” The win came in front of 7,223 at Kelly/Shorts Stadium—the lowest reported attendance in at least eight years. After the Chippewas took a 21-7 lead into the locker room, the RedHawks attempted to make a comeback in the second half. Miami kicked a 39-yard field goal on its first possession out of the gate and intercepted senior

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Sophomore linebacker Justin Cherocci, left, junor linebacker Shamari Benton and senior defensive back Lorenzo White bring down Miami running back Jamire Westbrook during the first half of Saturday’s game at Kelly/Shorts Stadium. The Chippewas beat the RedHawks 30-16.

quarterback Ryan Radcliff midway through the third quarter. The RedHawks capitalized with a touchdown drive, ending it on a 1-yard quarterback sneak by senior Zac Dysert. Miami went for the two-point conversion to try to pull within three but did not convert. CMU responded, using a sevenplay, 76-yard drive to extend its lead to 28-16. Freshman running back Saylor Lavallii rushed up the middle for a 10-yard score, taking the clock down to the 10:28 mark of the fourth quarter. “It was huge,” head coach Dan Enos said. “We had some big plays from some guys on the drive, but true freshman Saylor Lavallii got his most touches today, and I think everybody can see how special that guy is going to be.”

The CMU defense was able to get pressure on the quarterback, finishing with five sacks. “I think, since Akron, we’ve done a much better job of getting pressure,” Enos said. “Today, when we blitzed, the guys blitzed on time and were able to be a factor.” The Chippewas will travel to Gillette Stadium in Massachusetts Friday in search of their sixth victory. “Believe me, our team won’t overlook anybody,” Enos said. “We’re a blue-collared bunch of guys that are trying to scratch and claw and get any win, anyway we can get it. We’re going to come back tomorrow, and we’re going to work.” A FOOTBALL| 9

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Men’s basketball survives Olivet, 76-62, despite poor rebounding in home opener By Kristopher Lodes Staff Reporter

Keno Davis earned his first men’s basketball win as head coach when the Chippewas beat Olivet 76-62 Friday night. However, it wasn’t a pretty win, as an undersized Comets team outrebounded Central Michigan 47-33, including 17 offensive boards. “Our guys have got to learn to have the same rebounding focus that they had at Iowa,” Davis said. “They can’t take anyone for granted, because we’re not good enough to take anyone for granted.” Olivet started the game strong with a 9-0 run, forcing the Chippewas to use an early timeout. The team responded by going on a 32-2 run, ending the half up 44-20. “We responded very well going on a big run when it went from 9-0 to 11-32,” Davis said. “I felt, with Olivet’s strength being their threepoint shot, that I didn’t want to get into a three-point shooting contest with them.” It’s a good thing CMU didn’t get into a three-point contest, because it made just one in the second half.

“this is my fifth year here, and i’m one of the older guys, so i understand the game better. there’s a lot of flexibility to let me play my game, and i’m just playing as hard as i can.” Zach Saylor, senior forward As for the rebounding, that didn’t improve either, and it helped the Comets get back within 10 points late in the game. It wasn’t all bad for the Chippewas. They did still come out with the win and saw senior forward Zach Saylor come away with a career-high 14 points, leading the team on the boards with six rebounds. “This is my fifth year here, and I’m one of the older guys, so I understand the game better,” Saylor said. “There’s a lot of flexibility to let me play my game, and I’m just playing as hard as I can.” One of the new faces, freshman guard Chris Fowler, had a strong night as well for CMU. He added

12 points, while shooting three-forthree from the field, and leading the team with seven assists and just one turnover. “The thing about Chris is that he’s really a smart point guard,” Davis said. “You can see that from his assist-to-turnover ratio and to also have a high field goal percentage, you have to be smart.” The Chippewas will be on the road from Wednesday through Nov. 24, competing in the Utah Thanksgiving Tournament in Salt Lake City. There, they’ll play Wright State, host Utah and Idaho State before returning home Wednesday, Nov. 28 against Bradley. sports@cm-life.com

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Senior guard Kyle Randall attempts a layup over an Olivet defender during the first half of Friday’s game at McGuirk Arena. Randall finished the game with 11 points, three assists and three rebounds during Central Michigan’s 76-62 win.


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WEEK 12

AROUND THE MAC

Central Michigan 30, Miami 16—Final statistics

WEST DIVISION Team NIU BSU Toledo CMU WMU EMU

MAC 7-0 5-2 5-2 3-4 2-6 1-6

Overall 10-1 8-3 8-3 5-6 4-8 2-9

EAST DIVISION Team MAC KSU 7-0 BGSU 5-2 Ohio 4-3 Buffalo3-4 Miami 3-4 UMass 1-6 Akron 0-7

Overall 10-1 7-4 8-3 4-7 4-7 1-10 1-10

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Score by quarters Miami Central Michigan

1 7 7

2 0 14

3 3 0

4 6 9

Total 16 30

SCORING SUMMARY Qtr 1st CMU - Zurlon Tipton 12-yard run 1st Miami - Nick Harwell 68-yard pass from Zac Dysert 2nd CMU - Zurlon Tipton 1-yard run 2nd CMU - Connor Odykirk 8-yard pass from Ryan Radcliff 3rd Miami - Kaleb Patterson 39-yard field goal 4th Miami - Zac Dysert 1-yard run 4th CMU - Saylor Lavallii 10-yard run 4th CMU - Cesear Rodriguez saftey

Scoring play 0-7 7-7 7-14 7-21 10-21 16-21 16-28 16-30

Score (1:51) (0:55) (3:54) (0:16) (11:14) (14:26) (10:28) (1:05)

TEAM TOTALS Miami

GAME LEADERS CMU

21 74 1 360 27-44-1 1 434

19 184 3 202 13-23-1 1 386

Zurlon Tipton (CMU) 24 carries, 113 yards, 2 TDs

Gain per play Fumbles (No.-lost) Punts-yards Third-down conv. Fourth-down conv. Sacks by (#-yds) Penalties (#-yds) Field goals Possession

5.4 1-1 3-122 4-11 1-3 0-0 5-53 1-1 32:48

6.5 0-0 6-260 4-13 0-0 5-37 4-23 0-0 27:12

Andrew Flory (CMU) 2 catches, 62 yards Connor Odykirk (CMU) 1 catch, 8 yards, 1 TD

Northern Illinois 31, Toledo 24

NIU junior quarterback Jordan Lynch made another statement toward the MAC Player of the Year award with 407 passing yards and 162 rushing and three touchdowns Saturday. The Rockets (8-3, 2-5 MAC) had a 14-7 lead, but three interceptions thrown by Toledo junior quarterback Terrance Owens helped the Huskies get back to the MAC Champion-

Receiving

Defense Jahleel Addae (CMU DB) 10 tackles, 1 INT Cesear Rodriguez (CMU DL) 3 tackles, 2 sacks

Sept. 8 MSU, L

Championship game set, WMU’s Cubit fired Two Mid-American Conference regular season games turned into semifinals for the Championship that put Kent State and Northern Illinois on top of both divisions. With NIU beating Toledo and Kent State defeating Bowling Green, the two will meet at 7 p.m. on Nov. 30 at Ford Field for the MAC title. It will be Kent State’s first trip to the MAC Championship game. Shortly after Western Michigan lost to Eastern Michigan on Saturday, the Broncos decided to fire head coach Bill Cubit after his eighth season. The 4-8 finish was WMU’s worst season since the year before it hired Cubit in 2004, going 1-10.

Passing Ryan Radcliff (CMU) 13-of-23, 202 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT

Aug. 30 SEMS, W

AROUND THE MAC

By Matt Thompson Senior Reporter

Rushing

First downs Rushing yards Rushing TDs Passing yards Cmps.-atts.-int Passing TDs Total offense

ship game. NIU improved to 10-1 with the win, including 7-0 in the conference.

Kent State 31, Bowling Green 24

Eagles (2-9, 1-6 MAC) remain the bottom dweller of the West Division.

Sept. 29 at NIU, L Oct. 6 at Toledo,L

Ball State 57, Ohio 27

With 21 seconds left in the game, BGSU threw a final fourth-down pass 17 yards into the end zone for its MAC Championship game chances to remain alive. Luke Wollet intercepted those chances and sealed the Golden Flashes making their first MAC championship appearance ever. Junior running back Dri Archer had 241 rushing yards and two touchdowns, averaging 14.2 yards per carry. BGSU slipped to 7-4 with a 5-2 conference record, while Toledo improved to 8-3, including 5-2 in the MAC.

Ball State had two quarterbacks with a pair of touchdowns a piece and two running backs with more 130 yards and a touchdown Saturday as it ran over Ohio. It was a close game until the fourth quarter when BSU (8-3, 5-2 MAC) scored three unanswered touchdowns to finish the game. MAC preseason favorite Ohio (8-3, 4-3 MAC) has one win over the past four weeks since being ranked in the Associated Press poll.

Eastern Michigan 29, Western Michigan 23

It looked as if UMass would get its second MAC win, up 13-0 at halftime, but a fourth quarter dominated by the Bulls kept it from happening. Although the score was there throughout, Buffalo had 405 offensive yards to UMass’s 264. The Minutemen slip to 1-10— winless in the MAC—while Buffalo (4-7, 3-4 MAC) sits fourth in the East Division.

Central Michigan, EMU and WMU will all share the Michigan MAC Trophy this season with each team finishing 1-1 against each other. WMU senior quarterback Alex Carder threw for 328 yards and two touchdowns in his last college game, but it wasn’t enough to earn the victory. The Broncos slip to 4-8, 2-6 MAC, while the

Sept. 22 at Iowa, W

Oct. 12 Navy, L Oct. 20 Ball State, L Oct. 27 Akron, W Nov. 3 WMU, L Nov. 10 at EMU, W

Nov. 17 Miami

Buffalo 29, Massachusetts 19

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Junior tight end Connor Odykirk catches a pass in the corner of the endzone for a touchdown to put the Chippewas up 21-7 during the first half of Saturday’s game against Miami at Kelly/Shorts Stadium. Central Michigan beat the RedHawks 30-16.

W 30-16 Nov. 23 at UMass, 3 p.m.


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Guevara to switch up starting lineup following Saturday loss to UW-GB the first 6:40 of the game, with Central Michigan leading 5-4. UW-GB’s biggest lead in the first 15 minutes of the game was only four, but, after a three-point shot from UW-GB senior Sarah Eichler, its offense began to take control. UW-GB went on a 16-6 run to end the first half, increasing its lead from two to 12 to end the first half. Guevara said she tried to make adjustments at the half in order to control UW-GB’s offense. “We changed the lineup to get a little scoring out there and changed our defense to try to slow down Green Bay’s scoring,” she said. Both teams shot 37 percent in the first half, while CMU had 10 turnovers. Sophomore Crystal Bradford led CMU at the half with six points, and senior Brandie Baker led with five rebounds.

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Brandon Champion Staff Reporter

Report card week 12 Going into Saturday’s football game, the story was whether the Central Michigan Chippewas or the Miami (OH) RedHawks would keep their bowl game hopes alive. As it turns out, it was CMU that emerged with the 30-16 victory to improve its record to 5-6. The Chippewas can become bowl-eligible and reach the .500 mark for the first time under head coach Dan Enos with a win at Massachusetts Friday. But first, let’s evaluate CMU’s performance against the RedHawks. Passing Offense: (C) In his last game at Kelly/Shorts Stadium, senior quarterback Ryan Radcliff did not have one of his better games. He finished 13 of 23 for 202 yards, throwing one touchdown and one interception. Radcliff completed one pass in the first quarter and had just six completions at halftime. Rushing Offense: (A) It’s starting to not be a story when Zurlon Tipton gets more than 100 yards on the ground. The junior running back did just that for the fifth-straight game on Saturday, rushing for 113 yards and two touchdowns. The bigger surprise was the play of true freshman Saylor Lavallii, who scored his first-career touchdown and gained 68 yards on eight carries. Passing Defense: (C) Miami came into the game as the MAC’s second ranked passing team. CMU did give up 360 yards passing to senior quarterback Zac Dysert, including a 68-yard bomb to junior wide receiver Nick Harwell. Harwell finished the game with 11 catches for 215 yards and a touchdown. Senior safety Jahleel Addae did intercept Dysert once, and CMU recorded five sacks. Rushing Defense: (A) Miami ranked dead-last in the MAC in rushing before Saturday’s game, and that trend continued against the Chippewas. CMU allowed just 74 yards on the ground. Freshman running back Jamire Westbrook gained just 41 yards on 12 carries. Special Teams: (B) Special teams didn’t play a huge factor. Senior kicker David Harman didn’t attempt a field goal. Junior punter Richie Hogan averaged 43.3 yards per punt and pinned Miami inside its own 20-yard line three times. CMU didn’t gain many yards in the return game either. Overall: (B) The win over the RedHawks means nothing if CMU doesn’t take care of business against Massachusetts Friday, but the performance was one of the most consistent by CMU this season. The defense was able to get consistent pressure on the quarterback for the first time all season, and Radcliff and the offense did enough to get the win.

Head coach Sue Guevara was not happy with the women’s basketball team’s performance on either end of the court Saturday in the 75-48 loss to Wisconsin-Green Bay. “I’m disappointed, frustrated and not very happy, as I’m sure the team is as well,” Guevara said. “I will be looking at getting a new starting five, because this is the second game in a row where we were too impatient offensively, and we didn’t rebound as well on the defensive end.” Guevara said she is planning to make some changes in practice during the next week after seeing her team’s offense sputter the last two games. Both teams were cold to begin the game. Only three field goals were made total in

Baker dished out two assists, ranking third in program history with 342-career assists, passing CMU alum Molli Munz. CMU failed to score 70 points for the first time this season. UW-GB went on an 11-0 run in the second half, increasing its lead to 61-37 over CMU 13:05 into the half. The closest CMU came in the second half was within eight points after sophomore Jessica Green nailed a threepoint to cut the lead to eight. The Chippewas couldn’t find enough offense to keep up in the second half, and, after a 14-3 run to end the game, UWGB came out on top. UW-GB senior Adrian Ritchie led the Phoenix offense with 25 points, 10 rebounds and two assists, along with three blocks. Junior Taylor Johnson led

Defense shows improvement FOOTBALL | against Miami quarterbacks continued from 7

strength for CMU this season. The five-sack performance bumped the team from 12th to ninth in the MAC. Dan Enos said, after the game, he feels his team has been improving in that area. “In the Western Michigan game, I think we had pressure,” Enos said. “We had some blitzes against Western, where guys didn’t time it out correctly. Today, guys blitzed on time and were able to be a factor. Even if they weren’t getting a sack, they were pushing the pocket back and making (Zac) Dysert move a bit.” Enos attributed the improvement to several different areas. “Guys like Avery (Cunningham) and Jahleel (Addae) are learning how to blitz better and are doing it more often,” Enos said. “We’ve also gotten better on the defensive line. Guys like Blake Serpa, Leterrius Walton and Jabari Dean have made an impact. It’s been a variety of things, but, mainly, I just think our defense is getting better.” The defense will look to continue getting pressure Friday when it takes on a Massachusetts offense that has given up the 12th most sacks in the MAC.

By Brandon Champion Staff Reporter

The Central Michigan football team recorded 10 sacks in as many games to start the season. But in Saturday’s win over the Miami (OH) RedHawks, it had five. That pressure was huge in keeping Miami quarterback Zac Dysert, who came in second in the MidAmerican Conference in total offense, off balance. “We were able to get him off schedule a little bit,” head coach Dan Enos said. The Chippewas got sacks from five different players, led by senior defensive end Caesar Rodriguez, who had two, the second resulted in a safety. “In practice, we’ve been emphasizing getting pressure more,” Rodriguez said. “We stopped the run very well today.” Rodriguez was named player of the game in his final home game, but, afterward, he gave most of the credit to his teammates. “I only did what I did because of these guys,” he said. “If the defensive backs aren’t covering long enough, then I don’t have time to get to the quarterback. I owe it all to them.” Getting pressure on the quarterback hasn’t been a

First Half

The Chippewas struggled early offensively, going three and out on their first three possessions. Miami blocked Richie Hogan’s punt on CMU’s first drive and received favorable field position on the 50. But on the RedHawks first play, running back Justin Semmes fumbled during the handoff exchange, and the Chippewas recovered. CMU did not get a first down until the 4:26 mark in the first quarter when junior running back Zurlon Tipton broke off a 15-yard run. Tipton later broke the scoreless tie on the same drive with a 12-yard rush. He finished with 113 yards rushing, his fifth-straight game with 100 or more yards. But Miami wasted no time evening things up when Dysert threw a 68-yard strike to

receiver Nick Harwell. Harwell had 11 catches for 215 yards. “He’s a great player,” Enos said. “We knew going into the game that (he) and Dysert were both great playmakers.” The RedHawks were threatening again with a third-andgoal on the CMU 15-yard line, but Addae intercepted Dysert’s pass in the end zone. After redshirt freshman receiver Andrew Flory caught a career-high nine passes last week against Eastern Michigan, he had another big 57-yard reception to bring the Chippewas to the Miami 16-yard line with 6:40 remaining in the half.

season-high seven points and three rebounds. The team will host South Dakota State for its home opener at 7 p.m. Friday at McGuirk Arena. sports@cm-life.com

Tipton finished the drive with a one-yard touchdown run, giving CMU a 14-7 lead. Radcliff was 2-9 passing at the start of the team’s final drive of the half, but he completed all four of his passes on that possession, capped off by an 8-yard touchdown toss to junior tight end Connor Odykirk. “Our quarterback ( Radcliff ) probably did not play as well as he has in the last four or five weeks, but, with that being said, for us to be able to win the game, it means a lot that we’re growing,” Enos said. sports@cm-life.com

“We had some big plays from some guys on the drive, but true freshman Saylor Lavallii got his most touches today, and I think everybody can see how special that guy is going to be.” Dan Enos, CMU Head coach

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