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Provost’s report on academic calendar to academic senate, delayed until next semester By Annie Harrison Senior reporter

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Isabella County Sheriff Leo Mioduszewski is set to begin his third consecutive term after carrying 65 percent of the vote on Nov. 8 election night. Mioduszewski has served in law enforcement for more then 22 years.

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Isabella County Sheriff Leo Mioduszewski to begin third term Shelby Miller | Senior reporter

Isabella County Sheriff Leo Mioduszewski can be found responding to phone calls and emails during the normal Monday to Friday workweek. But his commitment to the department doesn’t end there. Mioduszewski is available throughout the weekend via cell phone and maintains in touch with the Isabella County Jail. Mioduszewski is about to begin his third consecutive term and has been in law enforcement for more than 22 years. His favorite duty as sheriff, he says, is

getting to know the public on a personal level. “We’ve really focused on stressing the partnering with the public,” he said. “It’s important for law enforcement to show we want to make an effort to be available.” During the county August primary election, Mioduszewski could be seen interacting with

the community members throughout the evening. But it wasn’t a campaign ploy, or a series of congratulatory handshakes, Mioduszewski said. At that point of the night, he could already be confident in carrying the Republican nomination and having his name on the ballot in November. Rather, Mioduszewski was taking a personal interest in those who shuffled their way over to him. Mioduszewski said he’s excited to continue having a hand in protecting the public while also personally connecting with the citizens. Mioduszewski said he believes being involved

with public fairs and festivals helps the department connect with its citizens and helps people feel more at ease with their law enforcement agency. A Central Michigan University alumna, Mioduszewski’s worked for the Otsego County Sheriff ’s Department, the Mancelona Police Department, Central Michigan University’s Police Department and now the Isabella County Sheriff ’s Department. When it comes to his goals, Mioduszewski said, despite the tough economic situation, he plans to continue keeping deputies A MIODUSZEWSKI | 2A

tickets to Powell speech to be disbursed starting monday By Annie Harrison Senior reporter

Tickets to see former military general and U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell speak at Central Michigan University will be available Monday. Powell will serve as keynote speaker for Martin Luther King Jr. celebration week, and the event is scheduled for 8 p.m. on Jan. 24 at the CMU Events Center. Tickets are free. A news release last month said tickets would be available in mid-November, but Director of University Events Bob Ebner said tickets have not

been available yet because it has taken longer to coordinate everyone involved. He said a lot of organizations and Colin Powell people are involved in the event. “We’re trying to get all the coordination together, so when we’re ready to go, it’ll be right,” he said. Kay Purtill, executive secretary for the political science department, said the department doesn’t handle the tickets for the event. As previously reported by

CM Life, Powell will be paid $125,000 for his appearance, a ‘majority’ of which will come from the Philip A. Hart and William G. Milliken Endowed Speaker Series fund. The speaker series is housed within the College of Humanities and Social and Behavioral Sciences. The Office of Institutional Diversity, Multicultural Academic Students Services, Speaker Series and Program Board have also helped to fund the event. Powell, a four-star military general and Secretary of State from 2001 to 2005 under President George W. Bush, will give a speech titled, “Taking Charge.”

Powell has more than 35 years of military service and rose to captain status within the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He earned more than 10 separate medals for his duty, including a Purple Heart, Bronze Star and two Legion of Merit awards. He also will meet with a group of students before the keynote presentation to talk about leadership. Additional events with Powell are likely to be added at a later date, according to a news release. Tickets Central is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Provost Gary Shapiro’s report on the proposed academic calendar change has been postponed until the spring semester. The Academic Senate voted last month to approve a motion from the Student Government Association regarding the proposed change. The motion charged a report from the provost to give the benefits and costs of the academic calendar change to A-Senate so senators could have all the facts to determine whether to proceed or rescind their vote for the academic calendar change. SGA Vice President Killian Richeson said at the Oct. 30 A-Senate meeting the motion was for more information on the academic calendar change because a lot of questions that SGA had were not answered. He said students want to know more about factors such as how the calendar would affect the cost of housing and tuition. Shapiro said earlier this month he would report back to A-Senate within 30 days of the charge. Shapiro said a number of potential issues were identified at A-Senate,

and the appropriate offices would report back to him with information. He said he would then aggregate responses and report back to A-Senate. Executive Director of Faculty Personnel Services Matt Serra has received a number of responses regarding the proposed changes to the academic calendar, Shapiro said at Tuesday’s A-Senate meeting. A-Senate does not have another meeting this semester. The next meeting will take place Jan. 15. SGA President Justin Gawronski, who was not present at Tuesday’s A-Senate meeting, said he does not have any issues with the delay. “I’d rather have it take a little longer than have it be presented hastily,” the Macomb junior said. The SGA House and Senate both voted on Oct. 22 to officially oppose changes to the academic calendar that would take effect in fall 2014, as previously reported by CM Life. The fall 2014 semester would begin after Labor Day on Sept. 2 and would shorten the length of the semester from 16 weeks to 15 weeks.

Stabbing suspect charged with open murder, remains in jail on $1 million bond By Hailee Sattavara Metro editor and Shelby Miller Senior reporter

A 25-year-old Mount Pleasant man remains lodged in jail $1 million bond after being arraigned following the fatal stabbing of 20-year-old Tyrone Dean Stanley. Curtis Richard Leachman, 112 S. Main St., was charged in the Isabella County Trial Court with open murder as well as witness intimidation after police say he threatened witnesses outside Stanley’s Main Street apartments. Open murder carries a maximum penalty of life in prison, while witness intimidation is punishable by up to 10 years in prison. Leachman yawned during Monday morning’s arraignment and told Judge William R. Rush that his bond doesn’t matter because he doesn’t have any money. Leachman alleges he never threatened any witnesses.

“During the arraignment, Leachman asked for and was granted a court-appointed attorney from the Isabella County Public Defenders’ Office,” Isabella County Prosecutor Risa Scully said in a news release. The defendant is due back in court Thursday morning for a preliminary examination. Leachman was previously on probation for two years following home invasion of the third degree and breaking and entering a building with intent in 2009. In 2011, he violated his probation after a third offense of domestic violence. Leachman was no longer on probation as of Sept. 5. Calls made to the Mount Pleasant Police Department were not returned Tuesday. As previously reported by Central Michigan Life, Stanley died from a stab wound at an apartment in the 100 block of S. Main St. around A STABBING| 2A

Women’s soccer coach Stafford departs for cincinnati By Emily Grove Staff reporter

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Women’s soccer head coach Neil Stafford announced Monday he will take a job at the University of Cincinnati. Stafford signed a three-year deal at CMU in January 2011.








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The Central Michigan women’s soccer program is looking for a new head coach for the third time in three years. Head coach Neil Stafford will be leaving Central Michigan University to accept a position as the head coach for Cincinnati’s program. A news release on posted Monday announced Stafford’s move. Stafford said he was offered the job last week.

“I think being offered the chance to build my own program from the ground up seemed too good to be true, and having the opportunity in a vibrant city like Cincinnati was something I couldn’t pass up,” Stafford said. “Personally and professionally, it’s the right time to make this move and stamp my name on a program completely.” Stafford will officially begin his new position in mid-December. His contract is for five years, though Stafford would not disclose the salary figures. “It’s a fantastic contract

with a very good pay grade,” he said. “I’m very happy with it and the security it provides.” In June, Stafford signed a four-year contract extension with CMU with a base salary of $66,500. Stafford said CMU Athletics gave Cincinnati permission to pursue him for the job, and he has not applied to any other jobs since coming to CMU. “It was purely on interest in me, and I was incredibly flattered,” Stafford said. “(Athletics Director) Dave Heeke gave them the go-ahead, and that’s what I love about the staff

here; they love to give employees the opportunity to grow.” Junior midfielder Kaely Schlosser said Stafford broke the news to the team in person over the weekend. “He told us he had accepted a job at Cincinnati, and we were a little shocked,” Schlosser said. “Obviously, he’s been a good coach, but now we’re getting excited, looking forward to the new season and getting to know whoever is our next coach.” A STAFFORD| 2A


2A || Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012 || Central Michigan Life

EVENTS CALENDAR TODAY w As part of Native American

Heritage Month, showings of “The Fallen Feather” will take place at 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. in the Bovee UC Auditorium. A facilitated discussion will follow both movies. w The CMU men’s basketball

team (3-2) will host Bradley (4-1) at 7 p.m. at McGuirk Arena.

TOMORROW w The Honors Program and

the Department of English Language and Literature will present a conference on 21st century comic book heroism in the Bovee UC Rotunda all day starting at 8 a.m. The events include seven sessions from 8 a.m. to 6:15 p.m., and Western Michigan University professor Gwen Athene Tarbox will give the plenary address at 7 p.m. w The CMU Wind Symphony

and Symphonic Wind Ensemble will perform a free concert at the Staples Family Concert Hall in the Music Building beginning at 8 p.m.

CORRECTIONS Central Michigan Life has a longstanding commitment to fair and accurate reporting. It is our policy to correct factual errors. Please e-mail © Central Michigan Life 2012 Volume 94, Number 39

feminist author talks sex as part of Women’s empowerment Week at cmu By Adam Niemi Senior reporter

At the end of her lecture, Tuesday, Jaclyn Friedman said she used more “f-bombs” than she remembered using in others. Friedman is an author and activist in a topic that has taken a negative connotation in mainstream media and culture that has made it somewhat its own f-bomb: feminism. She was asked by the Organization for Women Leaders, a CMU registered student organization, to speak during their Women’s Empowerment Week. “It’s an honor to be promoting Women’s Empowerment Week,” Friedman said. The main point Friedman made in her lecture was that people should make decisions about sex based on enthusiastic consent, a term Friedman used to express that people should consciously make choices about sex that are not passive or coerced. Sex should not be viewed as a commodity, but instead as an improv — without an audience, Friedman said. Although sexu-

STAFFORD | continued from 1A Assistant coach Ian Carry has been assigned the interim head coach role for CMU as the athletics department conducts a national search for the permanent replacement. Stafford has been a part of the Chippewas coaching staff since 2009 when he arrived as the assistant coach. Before coming to CMU, Stafford was the head coach for Assumption College in Worcester, Mass. where he was the all-time winningest coach. When Tom Anagnost resigned as head coach from CMU in December 2010 to accept the vacant coaching position at the University of Miami, Stafford was named interim head coach and two

MIODUSZEWSKI | continued from 1A and corrections staff highly trained and maintains the department’s high level of professionalism. The Isabella County Jail received a 100-percent ‘compliance’ rating from the Michigan Department of Corrections in October but has since been the subject of a lawsuit by the American Civil Liberties Union, representing several recent inmates alleging they have been subject to cruel and unusual punishment. “There’s not money available to get new bells and whistles,” Mioduszewski said. “But we always look at

ways of doing things better. It’s a day-by-day, on-going process.” After carrying 65 percent of the vote on Nov. 8 election night, Mioduszewski said he’s very happy with the support he received from citizens and said he wasn’t nervous on Election Day because he’s confident in the sheriff ’s department. This year, members of the Isabella County Democratic Party voted to endorse Mioduszewski, a Republican, running for sheriff. “The sheriff ’s department is held in high regard,” Mioduszewski said. “I deal with


pronounced dead upon arrival. Isabella County Sheriff Leo Mioduszewski said the sheriff ’s department victim services assisted at the scene by notifying Stanley’s family of his death. “It’s unfortunate these situations are happening,”

continued from 1A 4 a.m. Saturday. Stanley was transported to McLarenCentral Michigan Hospital, 1221 S. Drive, where he was


alization of women is a major problem within the sex-ascommodity viewpoint, men also experience troubles, Friedman said. The sex-as-commodity attitude perpetuates men to engage in sexual relationships that are unfulfilling, confusing and demeaning. As she had the whole night, Friedman’s points and anecdotes were answered with laughter from the audience in the Charles V. Park Strosacker Auditorium. At the end of her lecture, Friedman fielded questions. Friedman spoke about the structured way that sex is, in a way, treated as a commodity. She spoke about the way guys and girls engage in relationships much like a competitive, capitalist free market system. The twist that Friedman added to the discussion was humor. Friedman told a story about a girl who sold her virginity online for $2 million. “Who would pay $2 million to do something that someone has no experience doing?” Friedman asked. As an author, Friedman has become well-known for her successful book of essays, “Yes weeks later was named the head coach. Stafford departs after two successful seasons as head coach, leading CMU to a 157-1 record in 2012, earning a Mid-American Conference West Division regular season title and the MAC’s first at-large bid into the NCAA Tournament. “He’s helped us become more creative, I guess,” Schlosser said. “Playing under Neil has taught me not to always do things like a robot. He’s brought a lot to the team and helped a lot. You can definitely tell our playing has changed.” In 2011, he guided the Chippewas to a 15-3-3 overall record and mentored a defense that allowed the fourth-lowest goals per game average in NCAA Division I. “I’m taking with me all the relationships I’ve had with the coaches, players citizens everyday, and I’m always hearing good things about the professionalism of the deputies.” Despite the enjoyment of being sheriff, Mioduszewski said his least favorite aspect of the job deals with cases like the recent murder of 24-year-old Rebekah Gay. “It’s unfortunate we have to deal with things like that, but we’re no different than any other county,” he said. “We’re going to have tragedies. Those things are not enjoyed.” However, in these cases, Mioduszewski said the professionalism and promptness of his department is proved, especially when it came to placing the suspect in custody quickly.

Mioduszewski said. “It seems like over the past couple years there’s been two to three homicides a year. It’s tragic. I hate to see it here around Central Michigan.”


Means Yes: Visions of Sexual Power and a World Without Rape.” She has also written for publications including The Washington Post, Salon, The Nation, among others. She also does a weekly podcast, called “F***ing While Feminist.” Rape was a topic that Friedman addressed with emphasis. Most rapists are men, but not all men are rapists, Friedman said. Katelyn Blair, the organization’s SGA representative, said in her introduction of Friedman that the organization was excited to have her speak at CMU. Before the event, Blair told her the organization received funding from the university and they decided to use the funding for to host a guest speaker. Blair said to Friedman that she was the first person they contacted. “I have this weird connection to Michigan,” Friedman said. “I was in a long-distance relationship with a guy from Michigan. He was from Ypsilanti — he went to (Eastern Michigan University). That’s probably a more personal answer than you were asking for.”

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diversity director search postponed

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By Tony Wittkowski Staff reporter

The Central Michigan University Office of Diversity Education has postponed the search for a new director of diversity education. In a Nov. 24 email, Traci Buckley, interim associate vice president of institutional diversity and executive director for the Center for Inclusion and Diversity, said “(Our office) has decided to postpone the search for the Director of Diversity Education at this time.” Buckley said the office of diversity education will advertise the position at a later date in 2013. The director of diversity education will help create an “accepting atmosphere for diversity at the university by educating faculty and students and assist in fulfilling the diversity goals of CMU,” according to the job description. Earlier this year, David Smith, Theodore Ransaw and Velecia Humes were named the three finalists to be considered for the position. In early October, the finalists held open forums to discuss their platforms as well as ideas for achieving their goals and answering questions. “I would use short-term programs, like workshops and seminars (for educating faculty and students). I would also use long-term programs where I can engage with students on a daily, weekly, monthly and semester-long basis,” Smith said during his October forum. If hired, Smith would strive to increase the amount of opportunities for students at CMU to discuss diversity. “First I want to listen, because (CMU) has some great programs and I’ve seen some of them,” Smith said. “Then, I (want to) tweak them to make them better.” In Ransaw’s open forum, he said the first step in approaching diversity at the institutional level is to collect data across the university in order to identify gaps and formulate a plan to address those needs. Some of these issues include addressing assumptions such as ‘white privilege’ and making sure minority students are aware of and have access to all of the resources other students have at their disposal, Ransaw said. Ransaw is a supporter in the idea of mentorship and suggested the implementation of a logic model, which mentorship would play a huge role in. “The goal of this model is to make diversity a part of the CMU brand,” he said. What this would mean for students is the implementation of peer mentorship into freshman orientation. Ransaw referenced a similar program at Harvard University, which pairs each freshman with a senior during their orientation in order to get them accustomed to campus and connected with the university. An email to Buckley for further comment was not returned as of Tuesday night.

There will be three separate commencement ceremonies on Dec. 15, each with its own guest speaker, in McGuirk Arena to honor Central Michigan University graduates. According to a news release from CMU, the ceremonies, taking place at 9 a.m., 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. will feature guest speakers Steelcase Inc. President and Chief Executive Officer James Hackett, Kentucky State University President Mary Sias and The Ohio State University Executive Dean and Vice Provost Joseph Steinmetz, respectively. Hackett has more than 30 years of experience in the business world and oversees all Steelcase domestic and international operations. He will receive a Doctor of Commercial Science honorary degree for his work in business and industry. Sias, in addition to leading KSU as its 13th president, has been noted as a dedicated leader and main advocate for higher learning. In the past, she has served as associate provost and senior vice president of student affairs and external relations at the University of Texas at Dallas. Sias will receive a Doctor of Public Service honorary degree. Steinmetz, a CMU alum, has been recognized for his achievements as a behavioral neuroscientist in experimental psychology as well as neuroscience. He graduated from CMU in 1977 with a bachelor’s degree in psychology; and in 1979 with a master’s in experimental psychology. Steinmetz will be receiving a Doctor of Science honorary degree. All of the ceremonies will be streamed live on cmich. edu.

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Playing off of the “Mortal Kombat” video game series, many students struggle with budgeting money.

Wasting money ‘Poor college student’ term overused, students say Arielle Breen | Staff reporter

As far as the ‘poor college student’ mantra goes, some students are doubtful over the legitimacy of such a claim. Some students say the term is applied too liberally and might make it harder on the real poor students. Jaime Dinkens, a Mid Michigan Community College junior from Gladwin, considers herself to be counted among the poor college students but said she still makes room for entertainment. “I would say that I am poor,” Dinkens said in an email. “But I allow myself to live life a little and allow room in the budget for entertainment sometimes even when I shouldn’t,

because you only are young once, and some opportunities aren’t around forever, and it gives me something to work towards that isn’t a necessity but rather something to show that your life is more fulfilling when you enjoy it.” Through her volunteer work at nursing homes and gathering donations of school supplies for local school-aged children who can’t afford supplies for themselves, Dinkens has learned more about

the people in poverty. “It has showed me that everyone needs help sometimes, and it’s OK to take it, when necessary,” she said. “But sometimes society is too selfish with their time and resources to help each other out once in a while. It seems that because of a few people who live off assistance, the people who don’t have worries of being poor think that most poor people choose to be that way.” Dinkens said she thought students at MMCC tend to be less affluent than typical Central Michigan University students. “I think that there are more poor students at Mid,” Dinkens said. “Mainly because of the cheaper tuition prices, it is inevitable. I am a student that would like to go on and achieve my bachelor’s degree, but I can’t justify more loans to afford the tuition at CMU. It took me four years to get my two associate’s degrees as of this com-

ing May, and I can’t imagine any more tuition, let alone at a higher cost than what I am currently paying.” Clarkston freshman Kara Weightman said three places on campus that she tends to spend more than she should are The Market, Starbucks and the CMU Bookstore. She said it consisted of a lot of small things from The Market, coffee trips at Starbucks and books from the bookstore. Weightman added that her friends often influence her trips to The Market. “For The Market, yeah, it’s usually my friends; we’ll all travel in a pack and go together,” Weightman said. Brighton freshman Jaclyn Fellwock disagreed with Weightman on the peer pressure, but agreed on her top three spending locations on campus. Fellwock said she has three classes back to back and goes to Starbucks to pass the time. A POOR | 5A

Student Government to continue fight against academic calendar change By Ryan Fitzmaurice Staff reporter

Student Government Association President and Macomb junior Justin Gawronski is planning to pursue several noteworthy changes as he finishes his term as SGA President. In a sitdown talk with Central Michigan Life on Monday, Gawronski mentioned possible motions to make the Campus Ambassador a paid position and to also start talking with school and government officials to pursue making polling stations on campus, where students can vote on local, state and national elections and amendments. With the SGA’s presidential elections taking place in March, presidents often attempt to pursue major legis-

lation in the second semester, as to allow students to vote for the legislation alongside presidential candidates. Last year, former SGA president and Shelby Township graduate Vincent Cavataio tried to pass legislation transforming SGA into a unicameral government. The legislation was met with controversy and was dropped soon afterward. Gawronski said no such similar motions are in the books. “If anything, I might try to pursue something to do with a smoke-free campus,” Gawronski said. “But, right now, nothing is planned.” While everything at this point is tentative, Gawronski said starting the process of making polling stations on campus will be one of his projects next semester. “Polling places not being

on campus were a big concern for students this year,” Gawronski said. “There are places close to campus, of course, but we want to make voting as accessible as possible to students.” Gawronski said making Campus Ambassador a paid position could be a main focus of his administration in his last months, but the motion is only in an early planning stage. Campus Ambassadors assist the Admissions Office in recruiting prospective students. “I think Campus Ambassador is pretty much the most important job on campus,” Gawronski said. “They recruit students to come to this campus. I know that orientation positions are highly prestigious and very competitive, but students are

already here at orientation. Ambassadors have to attract those students. I want that position to be much more prestigious and much more competitive.” Gawronski said SGA’s response to the provost’s report on the academic calendar has yet to be decided. The findings of the provost study, which weighs the benefits and detriments of changing fall semester from 16 to 15 weeks, were scheduled to be unveiled Tuesday. SGA brought conversation of the academic calendar to the forefront, overwhelmingly supporting legislation opposing the changes. Gawronski said SGA actions regarding the provost’s findings will likely be more cautious, but the SGA will still be involved. “I think no matter what

the findings of the report (are), my focus will be to keep the conversation going. I feel even if the Academic Senate upholds the 15-week calendar, the conversation still needs to be had,” Gawronski said. “I think a 15-week calendar could work ... but I’m of the opinion the format they have right now needs to be improved.” Gawronski said increased communication is the one aspect of his administration he would like to improve, stating that sometimes internal communcation is not expressed as well externally and vice versa. Overall, he said he is pleased with what his administration and the SGA have accomplished in the fall semester.

New online audit system will roll out over next two years, registrar tells Academic Senate By Andrea Peck Staff reporter

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Academic senate chairman Jim McDonald speaks to members of the Academic Senate Tuesday afternoon in Pearce 138.

Central Michigan University Registrar Karen Hutslar led a presentation at Tuesday’s Academic Senate meeting to showcase progress made on the development of the online audit system. The online audit system, set to go live on CentralLink in 2013, will allow students to determine exactly where they stand in scheduling and the progress for their degree. Students will be able to see what course requirements have been satisfied for their major and minor and what is still in progress. The project began in

January, and Phase I testing began Oct. 8 for more than 75 faculty and staff volunteers. The addition of more degrees, majors, minors and graduate programs will occur in 2013 and 2014. “Really, this will be a rolling process over the next two years. We’re working with the 2011-12 bulletins, the 2012-13 bulletin, and we’ll go on from there. It will take us a couple years to get everything programmed, and then we’ll start working on the 2013-14 bulletin when it comes out,” Hutslar said. Phase I of the project consists of an audit of general education require-

ments, an audit of the Master of Science in Administration degree and an advising workbench where staff and faculty can review academic information and student demographics. “Our number-one priority is working on the coding and the rules for the majors, minors and graduate programs and the degrees,” Hutslar said. Other progress being made on Phase I is adding functionality to do degree substitutions and major, minor and graduate program modifications in the system. Possible future development on the project includes

showing course descriptions and major maps, linking with major maps and integration with course search and registration. “Eventually, there will be the complete picture where a student can go out and at any point in time see where they are in their program,” Hutslar said. Senator and Professor of Psychology George Ronan said the system will prove to be beneficial for students. “I think it’s a huge positive tool for students. I think it will do a great job keeping them on track,” he said.


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EDITORIAL | SGA: A breath of fresh air

Tony Wittkowski Staff Reporter

Tour de farce I’ll admit it. I still wear mine. That yellow wristband that is meant to support cancer and the organization known to billions around the world as “Livestrong.” One of the main reasons I still wear it is because it matches one of my school colors. For anyone who has been living under a rock for the past five months, Lance Armstrong, the face of this cancer-fighting organization and the sport of bicycling, was stripped of his seven Tour de France wins. On Thanksgiving, I was on the road driving to yet another relative’s house when I turned on NPR to try to stay awake. While listening to several stories regarding Hurricane Sandy and the failed cease fire in Israel, another story came on that intrigued me. It was in regards to Armstrong’s lack of denial as well as the number of witnesses lining up against him in the doping scandal of the century. The report involved separate interviews with the 11 teammates he had raced with dating all the way back to 1997; two years before he won his first Tour de France. Armstrong was said to have “run the most sophisticated doping program ever,” according to one of the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency officials overseeing the investigation. In the USADA, out of a 1,000page explanation of its allegations toward Armstrong, there were only five charges. You did not read that wrong. Five charges in 1,000 pages. So, to say the least, I would have believed Lance Armstrong was innocent, despite the fact that he has been tested more times than any other athlete; despite the fact that he has 26 people saying he doped, including 11 of his past teammates. And despite the fact that the USADA provided financial emails, lab tests and scientific data proving his use. However, the fact that Lance has yet to deny anything and has refused comment is what tells me he is not innocent. Then again, there seems to be an onslaught of iconic athletes falling to controversy before the public. I remember everyone’s reaction to Michael Phelps being caught smoking marijuana after his record-setting performance in Beijing. So, he lost nearly half of his sponsors including the big dog: Wheaties. Next came Tiger Woods and the entire sex scandal that seemed to grow larger every day, with more women coming forward for the 15 minutes of shame. Who knew the greatest golfer in the world was the second coming of Ron Jeremy? If we were to base this scandal on the two previous ones, it seems with each new athlete, the scandal gets more and more severe. So, who’s next? Who can possibly top sleeping with 121 women and cheating hundreds of athletes out of that famous yellow jersey? Maybe Roger Federer will be photographed clubbing baby seals with his tennis racket. Or Manny Pacquiao will be caught downloading 10,000 songs. Then, and only then, will people start to forget about Armstrong and his legacy.

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A successful semester he Student Government Assocation has been successful this semester because they’ve kept student interests in mind.

In lieu of a stagnant 20112012 school year regarding the SGA’s involvement on campus, this year’s progress deserves to be praised. SGA has fought aggressively, standing against the academic calendar and making sure the student voice was heard. As an Editorial Board, we believe the calendar change is not in the students’ best interests, and Gawronski and SGA stood up for that. When tailgate was long forgotten as a staple of Central Michigan University’s football games, SGA President Justin Gawronski worked with CMU athletics to loosen some of the tight restrictions that had been

set in place. As a result, tailgate lots were filled a la 2008 for the football games against Michigan State and Western Michigan. Students felt like their freedom was returned—even if the Chippewas lost both games. When Election Day rolled around and more than 30 voter absentee ballots were misplaced and not able to be counted toward the election, Gawronski and SGA Vice President Killian Richeson immediately owned up to their mistake and apologized to the student body. Gawronski even went so far as to hand deliver apologies to each student whose ballot was lost. If we’re going to talk about

improved transparency and communication, this a prime example. After that incident, Richeson and Gawronski built up trust with the student body when they were able to admit and apologize for their mistake. While the SGA has been accused of being lackeys for the university, faculty or other sides in the past, this group involved seems to have one goal in mind: To push for what students as a whole want. After last year’s faculty and administration battle, it’s clear that students must fend for themselves in terms of what they want. To see a group fight for the betterment of students in cases like the academic calendar change is a breath of fresh air. We applaud SGA and hope that it will continue the fight.


[ YOUR VOICE ] Facebook comments on the Nov. 26 “Football bowl hopes might depend on three games Saturday“ story I think Enos deserves a lot of credit, as do the players and the rest of the staff. Those young men never gave up, even with small crowds and all of the negative language floating around. I can see how easy it could be to become discouraged. Sure, there were mistakes made and games that could have been won. However, students need to create a culture of pride regardless of consistent championships. Not only that, but the academic record of this team has never been better... Hopefully next year students will support their peers, together. -Vincent Cavataio (former SGA president) I rememeber when our wins got us into bowl games and not waiting for others to lose. The sad thing is, this will give credit to “coach” Enos for basically nothing. It’s great to see teams like NIU and KSU hoping to make a BCS bowl, and this is all we can hope for. VERY SAD what our expectations have been set too. -Cody Ingle

He doesn’t deserve a lot of credit. He deserves almost no credit. We’re lucky to have six wins thanks to our easy schedule, which included (3-8) Southeastern Missouri State, (1-11) Akron, (2-10) EMU, (1-11) UMASS, (4-8) Miami and our fluke win against (4-8) Iowa. That’s a combined record of 15-56 for the teams we got Ws against. Our defense, on average, gave up 33.3 PPG. That is downright pathetic. Hell, we even gave up 31 points to Navy, and they don’t even pass the ball. If anything needs to happen, at the very least, the D-coordinator needs to go, but, I doubt anyone will get the boot this year. -Jack Saj I agree he doesn’t deserve a lot of credit, but all of those teams you mentioned are in the MAC. We have to play them every year. -Derek Glauch It’s such a shame that the people spewing this negativity don’t realize that it directly affects the young men on our team, the coaching staff and athletic department. Do you honestly believe the athletes

Jeremy Ball Staff Reporter

Black Friday in the dark days The world will end in less than a month. That’s what the Mayans and some experts say, anyway. Everyone will be either severely inconvenienced or killed, and we should prepare accordingly. Some predict that the Earth’s gravitational poles will shift, for some sciency reason; others think that the sun will turn malevolent and start firing radiation at us; and a few others believe that a bunch of the good people will disappear and the rest of us will be left behind to fight over the last box of Twinkies. Yet, on the day after Thanksgiving, all of us went about our business and performed that perfunctory American gesture known as Black Friday shopping, and, in light of the oncoming doom, this activity was pointless. We waited in line for hours, for gadgets that won’t even work in a month when the power grid is destroyed by solar flares. Without, no one will want to barter a Wii U for a goat or fresh water, and I doubt that those UGGS you purchased for an amazing price will survive a nuclear winter. If something cataclysmic occurs on Dec. 21, I somewhat doubt that grandma will feel up to hosting the family Christmas gathering. Who’s going to want to exchange gifts when it’s snowing ash outside? I doubt Wal-Mart would even accept returns in such a scenario, so, barring immediate action, all of us are going to be stuck with inedible Tickle-Me-Elmos and Furbys, or whatever toys kids covet nowadays. Assuming you’ve saved your receipts, though, you still have time to prepare for Dec. 21. According to that Doomsday Preppers show on National Geographic, everyone in America should have purchased bug-out bags, military MRE rations, or, at the very least, a machete. I know you’re still hesitant; you probably bought some really neat stuff that’ll still be amusing for a few more days. You might say “there’s a chance I’ll never use a machete,” but I’d respond “well, random hypothetical person, how much use were you planning on getting out of that iPad 2? You already have a laptop and an iPhone; do you really need another device for checking your Facebook?” We need to return our ill-begotten consumer goods and spend our copious amounts of money on survival gear! I’m not writing this impassioned plea because I’m cynical and bitter over almost being trampled to death at Best Buy at 4 a.m. on Friday; I’m over that. I’m writing this because I love humanity, and I want most of us to survive whatever Mayan curse befalls us. There are rough days ahead, but with pragmatic preparation, we will someday have the means to rebuild an ideal society, one in which Best Buy opens at 5:30 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day.

Central Michigan Life don’t see your hurtful words? Do you really think they can’t hear you scream disgusting things at games? Mistakes are made, everyone is human. But that’s in the past. You want Cincinnati to stop poaching our coaches? Then support your peers. Support your team. Help us to build a foundation of pride, from the ground up. -Anna Dvorak (former SGA vice president) I hope Cincinnati or whomever continues to poach all of our coaches. You generally don’t get hired away from a school unless you’re winning games. -Maxwell Lowe Calm down, people! Maybe you could do better? -Lynn Young White It’s obvious that Dan Enos was the smart hire. Butch Jones with a stacked deck couldn’t develop a winner with Kelly’s recruits. And this is going on two schools now with a watered-down Big East. -Charles W. Murphy

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Cheung said. Ping Los, a junior of Mount Pleasant, also said the term ‘poor college student’ is overused. “The term ‘poor college student’ has somewhat lost its meaning, despite the so-called recession,” Los said. “With that said, college students come from a variety of backgrounds. Some students may actually fit the bill of the ‘poor college student,’ but, for the most part, I feel as though the term is being overused these days.” While many students, in various financial circumstances, make purchases, Los said few actually track these purchases, and he recommends they pay closer attention to their finances. “Students should look at the

continued from 3A “(At The Market) usually (I buy) the snacks, but they’re so overpriced that they just get you really good,” she said. Grand Blanc junior Anny Cheung said she felt like she wasn’t poor or rich but comfortable and said she sees some friends, who claim to be poor college students, whose perceptions are skewed. “Some say they are really poor, but they tend to party more and push aside their homework. Shouldn’t they be valuing their opportunity to be in college and taking their classes more seriously?”

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Patrick Mureithi speaks before showing his film, “ICYIZERE: hope,” Monday evening in Anspach 161. “ICYIZERE: hope” is a film about the aftermath of the Rwandan genocide. “The most brutal and efficient genocide in human history,” Mureithi said. “In 100 days, one million people were killed... that’s seven people per minute.”

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The Most Practical Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Can the two current proposed solutions bring peace to the region? A persistent mantra maintains that only two possible solutions exist to the seemingly intractable, centuries-old conflict between Arabs and Jews in the Holy Land. But is that really true . . . or is there a more sensible alternative? assist in the final destruction of the beleaguered and helpless Jewish state. The “One-State Solution.” Some commentators Which Solution Should Israel Choose? It’s clear that advocate a one-state solution, in which Jews and Arabs neither the one-state solution nor the vaunted twowould be joined in one state, with all inhabitants state solution would resolve the region’s issues. How having the same citizenship – call it Israeli or then should Israelis respond to the demand that they Palestinian. But such a “solution,” as most observers choose either of these “solutions”? In fact they need know, is totally unacceptable to the Jewish population. choose neither. Those who insist that they choose Given the murderous hate expressed daily in statebetween those two controlled Palestinian media “solutions” either don’t fully toward Jews, this would be a “How then should Israelis understand the problem . . . recipe for a second respond to the demand that they or they oppose Israel’s Holocaust. Within one generation, Arabs, with their choose either of these ‘solutions’? continued existence. The reality is that, high birth rate and inevitable immigration from In fact they need choose neither.” according to virtually every Palestinian leader, including abroad, would be a majority. President Mahmoud Abbas, the Palestinians are not They would unleash a civil war that would make the interested in a resolution of the conflict or even in the Lebanese and the Syrian wars seem like child’s play. creation of a twenty-third Arab state. Their With more than half the world’s Jews now living in unrelenting, stated mission is destruction of the Israel, Adolf Hitler’s most fervent genocidal wish would Jewish state and extermination of its inhabitants. finally be fulfilled. Neither does the conflict have to do with territory. The The “Two-State Solution.” This second solution is Arab states occupy territory larger than the United favored by much of the world, including the U. S. States including Alaska. Israel is the size of New Jersey. government. But this solution is not much better than Would the seething Arab-Muslim world finally lapse one state and almost as unacceptable to those who into peace and contentment if they were to acquire this support the welfare and future of the Jewish state. The tiny piece of land? example of Gaza is instructive. In order to advance A Practical Solution to Resolve the Conflict. Clearly, peace and appease world opinion, Prime Minister Ariel Israel cannot agree to a “solution” that would Sharon abandoned Gaza with no reciprocal agreement eventually lead to the end of the Jewish state and the from the Palestinians. All Jewish inhabitants, most slaughter of its citizens. Because the Palestinian living there for generations, were expelled from their leadership refuses to negotiate peace and continues to homes by Israel and resettled in “Israel proper.” What advocate conquest of the entire Holy Land, like it or reward, what thanks did Israel get for its generous not, Israel must for security reasons remain in control gesture? Today, almost daily bombardments by deadly of the “West Bank.” However, there’s no reason that Hamas rockets force up to one million Israel civilians even under today’s current impasse that the into bomb shelters. Israel’s forbearance to these Palestinians should not have full autonomy—which affronts is almost unbelievable. One can imagine how they almost have today—as an “unincorporated our country would respond if Mexico were to launch territory.” While the situation is not ideal, until the hundreds of rockets on San Diego. Thus it’s easy to Palestinians agree to full peace with Israel, providing foresee what would happen if, under a “two-state they do not resume terrorism, they could be welcomed solution,” Israel were to abandon Judea/Samaria (the as partners in the Israeli economic system and should “West Bank”). Israel would surely suffer daily rocket be able to fully participate in Israel’s commercial and assaults on its population centers—Tel Aviv, its creative life. Even without statehood, in less than a international airport, its industrial heartland and its generation the Palestinians could become the most military installations. Life would become impossible. advanced and prosperous people in the entire Arab The surrounding Arab states and Muslim countries world. beyond (such as Iran) would certainly join the fray and

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An 18-year-old Grand Blanc freshman arrested in September for assaulting a police officer while allegedly on LSD is scheduled to appear in court Friday. Nathan David Gross is scheduled to be sentenced by Judge Mark Duthie at 10:45 a.m. at the Isabella County Court House, 300 N. Main St. As of Tuesday, Gross’s plea was not named, according to Isabella County Court documents. However, CMU Police Chief Bill Yeagley said the court could still be pending Gross’s disposition. Although the severity of this incident is alarming, CMU is lucky to not experience these events often, Yeagley said. “Controlled substance interfering, that’s never a good thing,” Yeagley said. “Those are the kinds of things we can put an end to, and we’re glad there are very few of these incidents.” As previously reported by Central Michigan Life, at about 10:30 p.m. Sept. 19, CMU police officers Jeff Ballard and Kip Williams were dispatched to a scene involving a disorderly, violent person possibly on drugs in the lobby of Kessler Hall.

Twenty minutes later, officer Cameron Wassman received a call from Central Dispatch and responded to the Towers complex to meet up with Ballard. Police said Gross head-butted an officer as he was being patted down. When a second officer arrived, the two officers wrestled Gross to the ground to gain control. Gross was charged with three felonies: one count of attempt to disarm a police officer, a 10-year felony, and two counts of resisting or obstructing police, each of which are up to two-year felonies. Gross was also charged with

two misdemeanor acts: one for use of a controlled substance, a six-month misdemeanor, and one count of simple assault; a 93-day misdemeanor charge. Yeagley said calls regarding individuals on drugs such as LSD are fairly rare at CMU. He said it’s even more rare for a suspect to act in the manner this individual did, by assaulting an officer. “LSD is a crazy drug; it’s not predictable,” Yeagley said. “You can become violent like this individual did. It creates a lot of negative effects.”


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He thought quickly, then let out a stammered stream of words. Trying to express his thoughts on coping with years of history, violence and loss from the warring and eventual killing of Tutsis by the Hutus, known as the Rwandan genocide, graduate student and Rwanda native Filius Uwishema finally came to a conclusion. “There is no interest in people hating each other,” Uwishema said, having just left a screening of “ICYIZERE: hope” held in Anspach Hall Monday night. He did not directly experience the genocide but was directly affected by its consequences, having lost many friends and relatives. “My wife is a survivor,” he said. “She’s the only one left out of a family of 11 people.” Shot, edited and released by filmmaker Patrick Mureithi after spending time in the African nation in 2007, he showed the film in many cities across Rwanda and at the Rwandan Film Festival in 2008 and 2009. Focusing on a meeting of 10

By Shelby Miller Senior Reporter

group filmed by Mureithi. At the age of 14, when the genocide occurred, she lost her cousins and her parents. “I never said farewell to them,” she said in the film. “I never thought I would escape.” The film also focuses on a perpetrator of the killings, a man named John. He, over time, begins to reconcile within himself and, with the help of the group, with what happened then and how it affects him now. “I thought what happened in Rwanda was a mistake,” John said. “I couldn’t believe people could do that to each other.” During a question and answer session after the film, Uwishema spoke at length about the impact the film had on him as a person, not just as a Rwandan. He said his country needs reconciliation to help come to terms with what happened and said humans have a lot of the same beliefs. “We speak the same language, have the same culture and moral values,” he said. “We share everything.”

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survivors of the 1994 genocide and 10 perpetrators of it, the film identifies the struggles of both groups to come to peace with what occurred. “I felt like I lost my faith in humanity; the goodness of man,” Mureithi said to a crowd of about 100. During the making of the film, Mureithi said he went through depression after hearing so many stories of personal and communal devastation. “My grief is what propelled me to make such a film,” he said. He was 17 in Nairobi, Kenya, at the time of the genocide. He had no idea it was going on but knew about other cultural events around the world. “I do not remember hearing anything about the Rwandan genocide,” he said. “I heard about the death of Nirvana singer Kurt Cobain, the World Cup held in the United States.” The genocide of nearly one million people occurred in just 100 days at a rate of 10,000 people a day, 460 an hour and seven people every night, Mureithi said. One story in the film focuses on a woman named Solange, who organized the support

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Development plans updated by city for old Chieftain Inn Brownfield site “When the construction of phase one happens, this plan would reimburse the developer the initial $150,000 he put into the demolition,” Kornexl said. At the time of the demolitions, D & D Real Estate Investment also asked for $85,800 for asbestos removal, but the brownfield development board tabled the request because there was not enough taxable value to support the reimbursement. The amended plan asked for this reimbursement to be paid, and it will be possible this time upon completion of a two-story building in phase two. In the updated plan, developers are also asking for additional cost reimbursements of $66,000 in phase one for the relocation of the utilities that are too close to Mission Street and are also asking for a $20,000 contribution for an access road to Appian Way. Vice Mayor Kathy Ling said much of the reimbursement is for things from the original plan, with other reimbursements contingent on development.

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East Jordan senior Jacob Crawford, left, and Mount Pleasant resident Katie Crane perform on stage during a dress rehearsal of “It’s a Wonderful Life” Monday night at the Broadway Theater, 216 E. Broadway St. Shows will start on November 30, 2012.

‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ to hit the stage this weekend at Broadway Theatre By Rachel Harrison Staff Reporter

The holiday spirit will hit the Broadway Theatre early this year. “It’s a Wonderful Life” will be premiering on Friday at the Broadway Theatre, 216 E. Broadway St., kicking off holiday celebrations in the city. In preparation, cast and crew have been running lines and last-minute details during the final days of production this week, producer Susan Sowamick said. “It’s amazing to see something turn from nothing into something with such a short amount of time,” she said. “It just fascinates me. It’s a family event, and we currently have three generations of family working.” Sowamick has been producing alongside her hus-

band, and her daughter and mother even help out with concessions, she said. “I’ve been with the Broadway program for about 10 years, and I enjoy seeing the program develop with just a few months of production,” Sowamick said. Director Mark Carpenter said everyone is nervous pulling together the show in the final days of production. “I am kind of of excited and nervous, and this is currently my third show I have directed,” he said. “There is always that Monday and Tuesday before opening night and everyone is nervous, and we always pull it together the last couple of days and put on an amazing show. So, right now, it’s just running around and putting details in order.” Mark has also directed “A

Christmas Carol”, “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” and has been an actor in several other plays. “We had auditions in mid-September, and we have been going ever since with the play, so basically a couple of months,” Carpenter said. The film originally hit the screen in 1946, starring James Steward and Donna Reed, with Frank Capra as director. The show will open on Dickens’ Christmas Weekend in downtown Mount Pleasant, offering six productions starting Friday and continuing with a 7 p.m. showing Saturday and Dec. 7 and 8. There will also be a 2 p.m. matinée on Sunday, Dec. 9.

Student choice awards deadline Friday for nominating their favorite professor “I think it’s cool to have a completely student-driven award. Teachers don’t get a lot of credit for what they do. Knowing this award comes fully from students – that means a lot to them.”

By Ryan Fitzmaurice Staff Reporter

The Excellence in Teaching Award Committee and the Student Government Association are sponsoring the Student Choice Awards, which allow students to nominate their favorite professor and have that professor’s name on a plaque along with receiving $250. The Student Choice Awards is distinct from other teaching awards as it is completely studentdriven, while the regular Excellence in Teaching Awards solicits nominations from community members, faculty, staff and students. It also evaluates peer and student recommendations, teaching philosophy and student opinion survey scores. Students can take a survey on surveymonkey. com and nominate their favorite professors for the award. Nominations must be submitted before Friday. Student representatives from the ETAC committee will review the nominations and decide the winning professor on a point system, with each question getting

Katy Steklac, Chelsea senior a certain number of points. The professor with the most points will win the award. Katy Steklac, a Chelsea senior and student representative of the ETAC committee, said the Student Choice Awards might be more meaningful to faculty than other awards. “I think it’s cool to have a completely studentdriven award,” Steklac said. “Teachers don’t get a lot of credit for what they do. Knowing this award comes fully from students — that means a lot to them.” Adrian junior Aaron Scheich, who serves as a student member of the ETAC academic committee representing the Leadership Institute as well as the School of Health Profes-

sions, said student opinion is the most accurate way to evaluate faculty. “Students are the only ones who can submit a nomination, and I feel that is the most real and authentic representation of the faculty’s performance,” Scheich said. Scheich said the awards will allow students to become more involved in the academic process. “I believe that students should take more responsibility for the quality of the education many are paying thousands of dollars to obtain,” Scheich said. “And effective faculty that make that a reality should be recognized.”

Continuing the redevelopment of the Chieftain Inn Brownfield site is now possible six years after the original plan was adopted by the Mount Pleasant City Commission. At Monday’s meeting, an amendment to the Chieftain Inn Brownfield development plans was approved by commissioners, which updated the estimated taxable values, reimbursement figures and more. The amendment updated the original plan approved in June 2006. The original plan called for the demolition of the Chieftain Inn building, located at 5121 to 5123 S. Mission St. and construction of a multi-unit commercial building with an estimated taxable value of $1,875,000. City Treasurer Mary Ann Kornexl gave a presentation to the commission during a public hearing on the amendment and explained the current state of the project. “To date what has happened is we have demolished the old building and there is a Qdoba restaurant there now, but that taxable value is ( just) $665,626,” Kornexl said. “This new plan proposes two other phases of development.” The first phase of the plan would be the construction of an office building in 2013 with an estimated taxable value of $1 million. A phase two development will be the construction of a two or three-story mixed-use building in the next three to five years. Kornexl said, in the original plan, the developer, D & D Real Estate Investment, was supposed to be reimbursed $150,000 for the asbestos removal and demolition, but the current taxable value on that site does not support paying the developer at this point.

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“CMU students are welcome, the more the merrier”

For more than 25 years, the Christmas spirit has made an early appearance in Michelle Sponseller, Downtown Development Director downtown Mount Pleasant. Friday and Saturday, the The weekend will comSt., where guests can enjoy tradition will continue with mence with a lighted free hand-roasted coffee and a weekend full of holiday Christmas parade at 6 p.m. entertainment as part of the cheer with the Dickens’ followed by a Christmas CMU live concert series. Christmas Festival, designed Acoustic Brew held at the to thank those who give so Grace Church, 218 S. Main much over the course of the year. “It gives a sense of community for us,” Downtown Development Director Michelle Sponseller said. “What we find is that multiple generations come back year after year.” Throughout the weekend, guests can take a horsedrawn carriage around town and stop to visit Santa and - CHINA/LINENS his reindeer at Santa’s house at the Town Center, she - CHOCOLATE FOUNTAINS said. - CATERING EQUIPMENT There will be a nativ- TABLES/CHAIRS ity scene with live animals and carolers at the corner - CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS of Broadway and Univer- DISPOSABLE TABLEWARE sity and a performance of AND MORE! “It’s a Wonderful Life” by the Broadway Theatre, 216 E. Broadway St., at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Jack Westbrook will hold a book signing of his book, “At Home in Earlier Mount Pleasant, Michigan,” at The Book Garden, 114 S. Main St. both nights. Snowplows painted by local junior high and high school artists decorate the corner of Franklin and Broadway, Sponseller said. Throughout the weekend, more than 20 musical groups will perform, including Central Michigan University’s vocal assemble, she said. Those who attend will have the chance to go to a pancake breakfast with Santa Claus Saturday morning at Sacred Heart Parish Hall, 302 S. Kinney Blvd. and make crafts at Candy Cane Lane in the Chippewa River District Library, 301 S. University St. “CMU students are welcome,” Sponseller said. “The more the merrier.” Art Reach Executive Director Kathy Hill said the store, 111 E. Broadway St., which hosts about 200 Michigan artists, will have a children’s make-and-take project Saturday. Throughout the weekend, Hill said Art Reach will have live music playing in the Largest watch collection in Central Michigan store, keeping guests in the holiday spirit. “It’s one of those events that builds community, and it’s just a wonderful familyfriendly event that can bring 1805 S. Mission St. a ton of people,” she said. “It’s a great memory maker.” Voted People’s Choice #1 Jeweler 12 Years in a Row!


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Mount Pleasant resident Cheyenne Buddy, gets into the Christmas spirit early by dressing up her dog, Mazie, in Santa clothing Tuesday afternoon in her home. “Christmas starts the day after Thanksgiving in this house,” says her mother, Shannon Buddy, “We still have leftover turkey in the fridge by the time we’re done decorating the house.”

Student says international friendships are biggest upside to studying abroad shows pictures of a famous temple called Todai-ji and discusses the large and famous Buddha statue within. He also has a YouTube channel where he has been uploading videos on topics ranging from pre-departure packing and visa information, to showing viewers around famous temples like Todai-ji. “It gets kind of hectic when it comes to changing between English and Japanese,” the Dearborn sophomore said. “Often, I end up in situations where I’m supposed to speak Japanese but I end up speaking English and vice versa. This often makes for pretty interesting situations, especially when I’m speaking to my Japanese friends who don’t understand English or when I speak (to) my English friends who don’t understand Japanese.” With the holiday season started, Fowler said he missed out on the celebration of Thanksgiving. “I did not have the opportunity to celebrate Thanksgiving due to the fact that Thanksgiving is only celebrated in America,” he said. “Many of my international friends wished me a happy Thanksgiving, but in the end it’s not the same without your family, so of course Thanksgiving in America is better.” The region Fowler is in is known as the Kansai

By Arielle Breen Staff Reporter

Clay roof tiles adorn traditional Japanese homes, local spotted deer lazily wander through the streets and an American exchange student is in the middle of it all. This American is Eric Fowler. Fowler is studying abroad through Central Michigan University at Nara University of Education in Nara, Japan, and is nearly finished with his first semester abroad. According to the University’s website, Nara University was home to a total of 64 foreign students as of May 1. Fowler said in an email that his interest in Japan and its language started at a young age and grew as time went on. “My love of Japanese culture began in the sixth grade when my best friend showed me a movie titled “‘Battle Royale,’” Fowler said. “The film was about kids a little older than (I was) having to fight each other and it intrigued me so much that I then began to look up more Japanese-related things, such as music and dramas.” Fowler has been keeping a blog where he tells others about the exchange program in an attempt to help others thinking of studying abroad in Japan. In one entry, he

area, and its residents have a slightly different culture and speech habits than other parts of Japan, such as Tokyo. “I love living in the Kansai region,” Fowler said. “In the beginning, I was little hesitant about choosing Kansai because I wanted to learn standard Japanese. In the end, I am happy with the decision that I made because the people in Kansai are so prideful about their area and when they accept you and begin to teach you their distinct accents and language, you begin to feel part of something that is way bigger than what you originally imagined.” Fowler, like many other students who decide to study in a foreign country, said some of the best experiences were the international friendships. “So far, I think the most valuable experience that I have had is making so many friends from around the world,” he said. “I never imagined that I would be friends with people from Romania, Chile, Russia, Indonesia and even India. So the fact that I’ve made so many international friends in such a short time, to me, seems to be the most valuable thing I have experienced. These memories and friendships will last a lifetime.”



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1940s Central graduates CMU alum Lindsay Malloy examines, presents share memories of campus findings of the role of children in the court room first kissed Mary-Jean,” Bill said. However, their lives and the university changed at the beginning of World War II. Bill, along with the rest of CMU’s male students, were drafted to go to war in 1941 and 1942. “Campus became very empty,” Mary-Jean said. The university became mostly all female with the absence of male students. Female students had to move rooms to make accommodations for war veterans who stayed in various residence halls. The majority of male students were allowed to finish out their current school year before going to war. Bill left Central to serve his country as a Navy pilot, while Mary-Jean stayed behind to finish her degree. “A lot changed during the war; CM Life and the yearbook suffered because there was a shortage of paper; both publications had to be shorter,” she explained. After their marriage in 1945, Bill came back to CMU in 1946 to finish his degree. Bill continued to fly as a Navy pilot until 1960, when he was in a tragic plane crash that almost ended his life. Due to severe injury, Bill could no longer serve as a pilot in the Navy. He later went on to have a successful career with the FBI. Mary-Jean traveled with Bill during his time in the Navy and went on to become a teacher at Lake Orion High School. Bill’s advice for current students is to enjoy the time you spend at CMU. “Continue until you reach your goals, take part in outside activities and get involved,” he said. Mary-Jean expressed her gratitude for the time she spent at CMU. “I’m very glad I went to college at Central,” she said. “You have such a good time when you’re all together.”

By Alexandra Mauro Staff Reporter

How long after one graduates from Central Michigan University do they remain a Chippewa? For Bill and Mary-Jean Blazo of Birmingham, class of 1949 and 1945 respectively, it’s been 67 years and counting. Mary-Jean, 89, and Bill, 91, still remain loyal to the school that changed their lives. Mary-Jean entered her freshman year at CMU in 1941. The Ionia native said Central was the ideal place for her to study prejournalism. “It was called Central State Teachers College when I was accepted,” she said. Mary-Jean immediately got involved her freshman year at CMU, making friends in Sloan Hall, rushing the sorority Alpha Sigma Alpha and joining the Central Michigan Life staff. She later became the Editor of Central Michigan Life and loved producing the paper. “I got to meet with the school’s President, Charles Anspach, every Monday to go over the paper. We became really good friends,” she said. Mary-Jean said she most enjoyed all the activities at CMU, such as sock hops and dances — where she met Bill. Bill came to CMU from Royal Oak. A brother of Sigma Tau Gamma, Bill studied business and trained to become a Military pilot. The couple met at a dance in Kiehler Union in 1941, where Bill claims to have “stolen her away.” “She was a prize,” he said. “I was very lucky to get her.” The couple, now married 67 years, enjoyed having a very active social life at CMU. “The drinking age was 18, so we loved going to The Cabin. It was our favorite hangout, and it’s where I

“The drinking age was 18, so we loved going to The Cabin. It was our favorite hangout, and it’s where I first kissed Mary-Jean.” Bill Blazo, 1949 Birmingham alum

By Andrea Peck Staff Reporter

A Central Michigan University alum examined the role of children in court cases in her lab research, “Children’s Statements in Legal Contexts: Insights from Field and Lab Research.” Lindsay Malloy graduated from Central Michigan University in 2001 with a major in psychology and a minor in business administration. She is currently a professor at Florida International University. Malloy’s study involved three parts: false allegations, false denials and false confessions. On Nov. 19, Malloy discussed the second and third parts of her findings. “Sometimes, kids need to be questioned about stressful or negative events,” she said. “I’m interested in their willingness to discuss negative experiences.” Malloy said in many court cases involving children undergoing a traumatic experience, the decision of the case comes down to the child’s word against the defendant’s word. Then, the child’s word is compared to their past disclosure patterns. “Delayed disclosure is very common,” Malloy said. “Children often delay disclosure of abuse.” In her research, Malloy found that in court cases where children’s statements are taken in a legal context, there is a four to 27-percent rate of recantation, meaning that the rate of the children taking their statements back is varied. In her study, Malloy took a random sample of substantiated cases of child sexual abuse from the Los Angeles Dependency Court. “We coded for different characteristics in the cases and found a 23.1-percent rate of recantation in them,” Malloy said. “A significant minority of children recanted their allegations.” Reasons for children recanting their allegations could be that the child was very young and therefore greatly influenced by authority figures, or their statement was against a parent or caregiver. In another study, Malloy looked at children’s evalu-

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ations of disclosure of an adult’s wrongdoings. In the study, 153 maltreated children and 146 non-maltreated four to nine-year-olds were asked to answer what they would do in a possible scenario. In the scenario, the child sees their parent doing something bad and the parent tells them not to tell anyone. Then, the studied children were asked if they would hypothetically tell their other parent or someone else what had happened. It was found that older children in the study were more likely to tell a stranger what happened than their parent, and maltreated children didn’t show any deference to their parents when disclosing events. For the second part of her presentation, Malloy explained that there is growing interest in the field of false confessions. “Some groups are particularly vulnerable to making a false confession,” she said. “Youth are disproportionately likely to falsely confess to a crime.” For this part of her research, Malloy interviewed 193 14 to 17-year-old males and asked them if they have ever confessed to a crime they did not actually do. Her research concluded that 17 percent said they have falsely confessed and 18 percent said they have falsely pled guilty to a crime. Malloy’s research found that the false confessions and guilty pleas could be due in part to the interrogation method used by United States Law Enforcement, called the Reid technique. Eighty percent of subjects who Malloy interviewed said deception and threats were used against them in the interrogation process. She believes this could easily lead to a false confession or guilty plea. White Lake junior Drue Tyler said she came to the presentation for her PSY 400 class.

“It’s inspiring to see the great things that can be done after graduating.” Stacy Lang, Bay City sophomore “It was interesting to see what happens in the legal system when adolescents and youths are involved,” she said. Bay City sophomore Stacy Lang said she found the presentation informative.

“I think it’s cool that (Malloy) is a CMU grad who’s had great success in the field. It’s inspiring to see the great things that can be done after graduating,” she said.

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GUILTY PLEASURES: Caffeine, Taco Bell, holiday candy top students’ lists By Ryan Fitzmaurice | Staff Reporter

The day starts like this: the 7 a.m. alarm rings, she makes her way downstairs, brews four to five cups of coffee and drinks them all before heading to her 8 a.m. class. At lunch, she has a couple of glasses of diet Mountain Dew. In the middle of the afternoon, around 3 p.m., she has another canned soda. In preparing for her night classes or study sessions, she usually consumes an energy drink. If she needs a boost after that, in the middle of the night, No-Doz almost certainly always does the trick. Katelyn Girvin, a Lansing sophomore, said she needs her guilty pleasure of caffeine to stay on top of her difficult academic schedule. Without being mentally alert at all times, the triple psychology, political

science and legal studies major said she could easily lose her way. “I haven’t really been able to enjoy myself or go out with friends. Thanksgiving break is the first time in months I’ve been able to relax and just watch TV for a few hours,” Girvin said. “It’s always ‘I need to move to (the) next thing, I need more caffeine.’” While Girvin recognizes the prominent role of caffeine in her lifestyle, it’s something she wishes she could go without. “I get headaches if I go without caffeine, and I always

question, ‘Is this really a withdrawal?’ But you know, according to my psychology textbooks, it is,” Girvin said “... There are aspects to caffeine I do heavily enjoy; this rush you get, this adrenaline feeling: you’re using caffeine because it makes you happy.” Girvin said she has been consuming energy drinks since she was in eighth grade, and her family was constantly critical of her consumption of the products. She believes this criticism has a large impact on why caffeine is viewed as a guilty pleasure to her personally. “I think it depends on the person what a guilty pleasure is; it depends on what you were told growing up,” Girvin said. “If you grew up in a family that was in a constant health kick,

always watching calories, some foods would be considered a bad thing, a deviance, and you would carry that with you. It depends on different morals instilled on you and how you as a person respond to those morals and how often they were enforced.” Caffeine is not the only guilty pleasure frequent amongst college students. Often times other unhealthy foods also take prevalence. Fast food is Livonia junior Shannon Angel’s guilty pleasure. Taco Bell, in particular. For Angel, it’s the chicken quesadillas that hit the spot, as well as plenty of mild sauce packets. Taco Bell is a guilty pleasure because it’s fast food, she said. But, that doesn’t mean that Angel regrets eating it.

“Taco Bell is amazing, and having it once a week is not a bad thing,” Angel said. Saginaw sophomore Aleksis Landers has another branch of food as her guilty pleasure. She said her guilty pleasure is chocolate oranges and Christmas peppermint nougat, which she described as her favorite holiday treats. “Whenever winter comes, most people look forward to holidays and snow and winter activities. I look forward to the chewy, minty taste of peppermint nougat,” Landers said. “My grandmother and mom always keep a small jar on the table for guests in the winter, but I always end up eating most of them.” Landers holds a considerably higher view of her guilty

pleasure than Girvin, noting the holiday candy is a positive force in her life. “I enjoy them because of the memories and joy each one holds for me,” Landers said. “My grandmother would always keep the peppermint nougat in a jar on the living room table when I was younger. My mother is the only one who buys me chocolate oranges. It’s kind of like this bond her and I share.” Guilty pleasures, Landers said, are perfectly alright if not taken overboard. “Obviously, they’re OK in moderation,” Landers said. “But they could become negative if they are consumed too much and are done too often.”

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Rihanna’s lyrics are ‘Unapologetic’ on her racy, confident new album By Katelyn Sweet Staff Reporter


Thrift-store style steal By Jessica Fecteau Student Life Editor

“I just buy what I like and what’s comfortable.”

Bay Port senior Laura Stoeckle proves that being fashionable on a budget is possible. Stoeckle gets most of her clothes from the thrift store, Thumb Industries, where she works in Bad Axe on the weekends. Her other low-budget finds come from Target. All together, her Monday morning outfit only cost $31, including accessories. “I just buy what I like and what’s comfortable,” she said. Her $15 jeans and $5 black tank top were just the basics to set the pallette for her outfit. Although her $3 sweater has been worn before, Stoeckle said it’s new to her closet and was perfect for her day at work on Monday morning. “I thought I found a great twist on the classic cardigan,” she said. The sheer sleeves ruche at the shoulders, adding a bit of sass and retro feel to an otherwise gray sweater vest. To add more color to her outfit, she added a magenta jeweled necklace borrowed from a friend and $8 Target ballet flats with a silver toe.

Laura Stoeckle, Bay Port senior Go-to accessory: “A watch because it adds a pop of color to whatever you’re wearing. I wear the big watches that are really noticeable.” Fashion inspiration: “I don’t really pay attention to celebrity fashion, so I think I just create my own style based on what I already have in my closet.” Favorite color to wear: “Earth tones like brown and tan. I have a lot of base

colors. They’re neutral and go with anything. I don’t have a lot of standout-ish clothes, because I would rather just accessorize.” She loves to wear: “A maxi skirt. I love that thing, because it’s so comfortable but still looks cute. Plus, if you wear a skirt, people are like ‘Wow, she dressed up today,” but, really, it’s just comfy.”

Full of confidence and sass, Rihanna has done it again with her seventh album “Unapologetic,” which was released Nov. 19. With as much cockiness as confidence, Rihanna creates an album with a little bit of everything we have seen before, just jacked up another notch. This is Rihanna’s seventh album in seven years, and fans have yet to be disappointed. Described as hardhitting, man-killer and addictive, Rihanna delivers what is expected to be an album full of chart-topping hits. Much like last year’s “Talk that Talk” album, many of the tracks are racy and profane tunes. There are some modern pop songs that will please the fans of 2010’s “Loud” album. One of the drama-stirring tracks is “Nobody’s Business,” which is a duet with ex-boyfriend Chris Brown. The song starts off with Rihanna singing “you’ll always be mine.” Eminem is also featured on the album in the song “Numb.” The pair had a huge hit when they teamed up on “Love the Way You Lie” in 2010. This time, the song is not an emotional ballad but more of a slow club-sounding hit. On track number four, “Pour it Up,” Rihanna is bulletproof and concrete in her sex appeal and fortune with her lyrics of “Strip clubs and dollar bills/ I still got my money/Patron shots, can I get a refill?” Giving rappers a run for their money, Rihanna brings out her brutal, feminist attitude, giving the independent ladies a banger to blast on a girls’ night out. She does slow it down and bring some emotion in her duet with Future called “Loveeeee Song,” in which she pleads “Boy, I just wanna be in your posses-


sion/ You say I’m the one you want so come express it.” “Jump” is a spin-off from Ginuwine’s hit song “Pony” from the 90s, which debuted in “Magic Mike” earlier this year. She did add some of her own to this already catchy song with some dubstep beats and her sensual sound. On her collaboration with David Guetta on track number seven, we have “Right Now.” Rihanna and Guetta pair up to bring a club single, but it is nothing out of the ordinary. Guetta’s beat and Rihanna pop voice, this jam does what it supposed to—creates a loud


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Skyfall is slam dunk for the Bond series By Sam Easter Staff Reporter

James Bond, as promised at the end of “Quantum of Solace,” has returned this month for another installment in the 50-year-old British spy series. While he still gives us all the thrills we expected (it just wouldn’t be a Bond flick if James didn’t drink liquor with a scorpion on his wrist), Skyfall’s biggest asset is a continuation of ideas we’ve seen in the series since Casino Royale: a treatment of the MI-6 agent as a real, emotional person. Presumed killed while operating in Turkey, Bond’s return to MI-6 coincides with an attack on headquarters by Silva, an ex-agent who worked under M when she was a station head in Shanghai. Traded to the Chinese for prisoners after reckless, unsupervised fieldwork, Silva lived as a prisoner for years, until his ostensible escape and ensuing vendetta against M. All this — avowedly evil villains, international espionage, etc—is par for the course for a Bond flick,

but from here, the thematic sense of the movie takes unexpected turns: the sense that M and Bond may both be nearing the ends of their careers largely drives the plot of “Skyfall.” For one, Bond’s durability has been rattled by his near-death experience, and he’s only returned to active duty by the good grace of M, who overlooks his failure to pass agency qualifications. M, meanwhile, has her own problems to worry about: Silva’s acquisition of a list of NATO operatives has placed an entire spy network in danger, and she’s called before a government committee to testify over the debacle. It gives Bond fanatics a chance to learn some more about the largely mysterious spy. After Silva’s near-assassination of the MI-6 head, M and Bond get a chance to visit—spoiler alert—Bond’s childhood home, his parents’ graves, and meet the gamekeeper at Skyfall, his parents’ estate. The movie feels nothing like Pierce Brosnan-era Bond work, with its invisible cars and remote-detonator watches. Daniel Craig’s Wal-


HHHHH w Genre: Action ter PPK and his old-school Aston Martin, coupled with his aching shoulder and his stubble, brings a sense of Bond’s age into the mix, making “Skyfall” a slam dunk for the nearly-retired demographic. Daniel Craig’s most memorable line: “Sometimes the old ways work best.” It’s a hit in other places, too, and will keep plenty of other viewers involved. Javier Bardem is near-flawless as a mysteriously deep Silva, while Judi Dench’s unflappable M is a stiff-upper-lipped Briton in all the right places. Of course, purists aren’t going to like Bond’s lack of gadgets, nor will they be big fans of the time the movie takes to explore his past and his relationship with M. But for most, it’s refreshing take on who Bond is, and what a Bond movie can look like.

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Assistant Professor of Music Technology and ElectroAcoustic Composition Jay Batzner said 60 x 60 concerts are typically done in New York or large artistic venues, and it’s incredible that one is being done at Central Michigan University. For the first time ever, CMU will be hosting a 60 x 60 performance on Dec. 9 at 2 p.m. in the Kiva in Moore Hall. A 60 x 60 performance concert is when 60 musical composers have pieces of work playing for 60 seconds each, and here at CMU there will be dancing and choreography

going on while the music is playing. The idea was originated by Robert Voisy who came up with modern dance paired with contemporary composition rotating composers and choreography every minute for an hour-long concert. “Students from my dance composition class, DAN 232, have created this performance as a class project,” Communication and Dramatic Arts Faculty Heather Trommer-Beardslee said. “They have learned about the choreographic process by creating 60 separate one-minute dances set to 60 one-minute pieces of music, and what they have done is incredible. Batzner said hundreds of

submissions were sent in by composers. Originally, these 60 x 60 performance were audio only, and the dance element is new to this idea. “We wanted to make a connection to the music and dance programs here at CMU because they are typically separate,” Batzner said. Batzner said students will really enjoy the performance and should attend for a new experience. “There is nothing else like it, students will have never seen anything like this before,” Batzner said. “It is very abstract.”

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Chippewas hosting No. 5 Notre Dame By Mark Cavitt Staff Reporter


Senior forward Zach Saylor attempts to block a shot during the first half of the game against Olivet on Nov. 16 at McGuirk Arena. Saylor finished the game with a team-high 14 points and six rebounds during Central Michigan’s 76-62 win.

Men’s basketball brings confidence back to McGuirk tonight against Bradley Men’s basketball returns to McGuirk Arena at 7 p.m. today as it takes on Bradley University following a successful road trip in Utah. Central Michigan played in the Utah Thanksgiving Tournament this past weekend and came out with a second-place finish by beating Wright State for the first time in three years and Idaho State at the buzzer. “It’s big that we came out with two solid and close wins,” senior forward Zach Saylor said. Zach Saylor “Our ability to finish them out and start the year the way we have is big for us.” The Chippewas will need to keep that confidence going and keep the intensity up if they want a fourth win in the last five games. The Braves are coming in with a 4-1 record, and physical play

could pose problems for CMU on the boards. “When you look at Bradley, you see a team that plays extremely hard and plays very physical,” head coach Keno Davis said. “Rebounding is going to be key for us all year – I don’t think there will be a game this year that we’re not the smaller team.” In the team’s last two victories, rebounding was pivotal. CMU out-rebounded the Raiders 40-29 and the Bengals 38-23 en route to two close wins. “There are a couple of things that go into (rebounding),” Davis said. “One is our intensity and two is our defensive positioning and how hard we run offensively that teams have to worry about their defensive transitions, and they can’t send as many to the offensive rebounds as they’d like.”

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Nobody knew what to expect from this team coming into the season with so many unfamiliar faces; it would be tough to predict that the season would get off to a successful start. A win against Bradley, which comes from a traditionally powerful Missouri Valley Conference, and a 4-2 start to the season for CMU would do wonders for a team whose confidence is on the rise. “This team is starting to learn how to win, and, sometimes, veteran teams don’t quite know how to finish off games,” Davis said. “We could’ve very easily finished 0-3 (in the tournament) … the key is when you win close games, you have to learn as much and improve as much had you lost.”

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points. They finished the 201112 season 35-4, dropping the NCAA Championship game to Baylor, 80-61. Guevara said she anticipates this game to be very fast-paced, and the Chippewas must try to contain the weapons Notre Dame presents on offense. “It’s going to be one of those games where we control the pace,” Guevara said. “We like to get up and down, and so does Notre Dame. Skylar Diggins runs that team. We have to try to make things difficult for her.” Trust me, they have a few other weapons as well, and we have to make sure we know exactly where they are. It will definitely be a real good test for us. There is no doubt that playing this level of competition is beneficial for our team before we begin (Mid-American Conference) play.” Guevara highlighted the importance of a large crowd taking advantage of holding the homecourt edge Thursday night.

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Notre Dame will enter McGuirk Arena at 7 p.m. on Thursday as the No. 5 team in the nation. But with the 12th strongest schedule in the country, the Central Michigan women’s basketball team is no stranger to tough competition. CMU is 2-2 this season after defeating South Dakota State 88-62 on Friday, who is coming off four-straight appearances in the NCAA Tournament. The schedule is the toughest in program history, with the next three non-conference opponents having made the NCAA tournament last season. Head coach Sue Guevara said she liked the way her team performed after changing the starting lineup Friday. “It was very important for our performance to improve from our previous two games, and it did,” Guevara said. “We changed the starting lineup, and I thought we came out and were very

efficient. We were able to move the ball and score. We moved the ball really well, and I liked our defense and how we were talking to each other.” Guevara started sophomore guard Kerby Tamm on Friday and said she likes what she brings to the lineup. “She’s a lot like Kylie Welch; they’re both really steady,” Guevara said. “She has a very good understanding of the game and is able to knock down the three.” Notre Dame is led by senior guard Skylar Diggins, who is coming off a season in which she was named first-team All-American. The team also includes freshman guard Jewell Loyd, who was a McDonald High School All-American in 2012 and was one of five finalists for the Naismith National High School Player of the Year award. The Fighting Irish are looking to start another championship run, led by a potent offense averaging 80 points per game this season, with an average margin of victory of 29.75

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Former CMU guard Trey Zeigler charged with DUI, suspended from Pittsburgh By Aaron McMann Managing Editor

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Former CMU guard Trey Zeigler reacts after a play during the game against the University of North Carolina-Charlotte on Nov. 27, 2011 at McGuirk Arena.

Former Central Michigan basketball guard Trey Zeigler has been charged with driving under the influence and has been suspended by Pittsburgh head coach Jamie Dixon, the Pittsburgh PostGazette reported Monday. Court records indicate Zeigler, 21, will be charged by Pittsburgh police with two misdemeanor counts of driving under the influence following an incident Sunday in which a cab driver found him passed out in his car at the intersection of Boulevard of the Allies and Craft Avenue in Pittsburgh. His blood-alcohol

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Point guard Kyle Randall and forward Jessica Schroll have joined the men’s and women’s basketball teams to provide leadership as transfer seniors. Randall, who transferred from UNC-Greensboro, has gotten off to a fast start, leading the team in points and minutes played. He has also proven to be clutch, hitting the gamewinning shot to seal Central Michigan’s latest victory against Idaho State on Saturday. “It was a good fit; I liked the coaching staff and the opportunity they said I would have,” Randall said. “The style of play, as well and the guys I’ve met here, brought me to CMU.” Randall brings much-needed experience to a young roster with just one returning starter and only four returning letter winners.

“I want to help these young guys along and tell them the ins and outs of college basketball,” Randall said. His experience at point guard is something head coach Keno Davis needs to run his high-tempo offense. “We needed point guards,” Davis said. “We needed to be able to come in and compete this year.” Davis said Randall, along with freshman point guard Chris Fowler, have exceeded his expectations. On the women’s team, Schroll’s situation is a bit different. She has yet to see time on the floor due to NCAA transfer rules. She won’t be eligible to play for head coach Sue Guevara until Dec. 17 against Robert Morris. But that doesn’t mean she can’t help. As a transfer from Iowa State, Schroll has seen the best of the best, and that

Zeigler, a standout player at Mount Pleasant High School and 2010 runner-up for Michigan’s Mr. Basketball award, committed to play for his father, Ernie Zeigler, in the spring of 2009. Zeigler finished runner-up in Mid-American Conference Freshman of the Year voting in the 2010-11 season, his first in a Chippewas uniform, averaging 16.3 points and 5.4 rebounds per game, despite the team’s 10-21 overall record.

content level was measured at .129, more than the 0.08 legal limit. Dixon said he has been “suspended until further notice.” “The incident involving Trey Zeigler is not only surprising but incredibly disappointing,” Dixon said in a statement. “Trey has expressed his deep regret to me and understands and respects the importance of accountability for one’s actions.”

Transfer seniors provide leadership for men’s, women’s basketball teams By Kristopher Lodes Staff Reporter

will come in handy when No. 5 Notre Dame comes to town Thursday. “I have experience under my belt that will help the whole team,” Schroll said. “I have played in big games, I have played the best, I have defended the best, I’ve played in the NCAA Tournament, and I know what it takes to get there, so I can lead in that aspect.” Schroll spent her first three seasons with the Cyclones and played in the Big 12, one of the strongest conferences in the nation, and her job with them was to guard the opponents’ most dangerous scorers. “Jess has a tremendous work ethic, and she plays hard,” Guevara said. “She loves to defend, and, when she played in the Big 12, she played against the opponents’ best offensive players.”




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