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Friday, Mar. 15, 2013

ARTIST SPOTLIGHT

‘A LOT OF UNKNOWN’

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Keno Davis reflects on first season as CMU  basketball head coach » PAGE 1B

Reimers, Schuler running for student government president By Ryan Fitzmaurice Senior Reporter

The two Student Government Association presidential candidates are bringing two different philosophies to their respective platforms. Saginaw junior Marie Reimers and Center Line graduate student Jonathan Schuler are both running for the SGA candidacy for next year. At Reimers’ side will be her vice presidential nominee and Crosswell senior Patrick O’Connor. Schuler will be running with Westland graduate assistant Darby Hollis. While Reimers will run on a specific platform centered around equality and environmental concerns, Schuler doesn’t believe bringing personal projects to the presidency is a part of the position. “I like a lot of Reimer’s ideas; I think are all good things to do,” Schuler said. “But, I see my job as the representative of the student body. I’m supposed to give

power to their ideas and wants, not carry out my own pet projects.” Reimers has had an extensive history with the SGA in her three years at the university. In the past year, she was elected as an SGA senator. She helped draft the SGA legislation opposing the academic calendar change, which would have changed the length of the fall semester from 16 to 15 weeks. O’Connor currently holds a seat as Speaker of the House. Along with being the president of the Pre-Law fraternity Phi Alpha Delta, Schuler was also elected as an SGA senator at the beginning of the year. His work in the SGA Senate has often been focused on representing the needs of graduate students on campus, including an ongoing project to provide more service learning opportunities to students at Central Michigan University.

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Pepper spray no longer in CMU weapons policy By Ryan Fitzmaurice Senior Reporter

Central Michigan University has announced that pepper spray will no longer be considered a dangerous chemical and will not fall under the jurisdiction of the weapons policy. Under the previous interpretation of the weapons law, which bans all dangerous chemicals, students found in possession of self-defense spray or other devices were subject to suspension and dismissal from CMU. “A committee appointed to review the intent of the policy has determined that the primary ingredient in pepper spray, capsaicin, which makes hot peppers hot, does not constitute a dangerous chemical and thus is not prohibited by the policy,” said Assistant Vice President of Student Affairs Tony Voisin. The committee consisted of Voisin, Vice President of Finance and Administrative Services David Burdette, CMU Police Chief Bill Yeagley, Associate Vice President of Residences and Auxiliary Services John Fisher and Sexual Aggres-

sion Peer Advocates Director Steve Thompson. The issue of pepper spray’s prohibition on campus was brought to the spotlight by Student Government Association Sen. William Joseph, a Brighton junior, who brought legislation to the SGA floor that called for the university to amend its weapons policy to allow students to carry pepper spray. SGA adopted the legislation soon after. The CMU Bookstore, which removed pepper spray from its shelves on Feb. 14, confirmed that it began selling the product again after the announcement. Fisher said it did not take long for those meeting to determine that the term “dangerous chemicals” did not apply to pepper spray. “It was a pretty quick meeting,” Fisher said. “We only sat down for about 10 minutes. We already knew what we were going to do.” Fisher said pepper spray, although previously interpreted as a dangerous chemical, was never directly referred to in the weapons policy. A PEPPER SPRAY | 2A

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Academy Award-winning actress Marleen Matlin gives a thumbs up during the question and answer portion of her presentation Wednesday night at Plachta Auditorium in front of a packed audience.

Embrace it Deaf actress Marlee Matlin talks about overcoming adversity in front of packed Plachta Auditorium By Ryan Fitzmaurice | Senior Reporter

Platcha Auditorium was overflowing with people waiting to hear Marlee Matlin speak. With almost all 1,226 seats filled 15 minutes before the event began, latecomers lined up against the walls. According to event organizers, attendees started lining up for the event two and a half hours before it began. When Matlin finally arrived on stage Wednesday night, the entire audience raised their hands in visual applause. Matlin, who has been deaf since she was 18 months old, started her speech in a boast of pride, exclaiming that her deafness was nothing she needed to be cured from. With the assistance of her personal interpreter Jack Jason, she spoke of a recent news item that proclaimed a potential cure for deafness. “Stories about cures make great headlines, but at the end of the day,

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Shepherd resident Brooke Courter, 14, left, signs with Mount Pleasant residents Casey Woodruff and Jessica Mogs before watching Academy Award-winning actress Marleen Matlin Wednesday night in Plachta Auditorium. “I’m here because I never met anyone who is this important and an actress,” Courter said.

we are talking about millions of deaf people,” Matlin said. “We need others to not look at our perceived disabilities, but to look at our abilities.” Matlin is the only deaf actress to win an Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role. She won the award for her role in “Children of a Lesser God,” and has been nominated for various prestigious awards, including four Emmy Awards and one Golden Globe Award. She has also appeared in a variety of television series, appearing on “Desperate Housewives,” “My Name Is

Earl,” “CSI: NY” and “Nip/Tuck.” She was also a finalist on Donald Trump’s “Celebrity Apprentice.” Most recently, she has attained recognition for her role in the ABC Family drama “Switched At Birth.” Matlin said growing up as a deaf child was not always easy, and early on, she felt unsuited for the world. “As an adult, I look back at the anger as the result of the way the world passed over someone who was deaf,” Matlin said. “When all I wanted to do was embrace it.” A MATLIN | 2A

ST. PAT R I C K ’ S DAY W E E K E N D

Local law enforcement plan increased patrols By Hailee Sattavara Metro editor

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Commerce Township sophomore Alicia Potchynok, center, cheers as she and Grosse Pointe junior Craig Henderson see friends approaching the porch as the celebrate St. Patrick’s Day on March 17, 2012 at Polo Village in Mount Pleasant.

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Police are gearing up for the sea of green that will flood the streets of Mount Pleasant this weekend for St. Patrick’s Day. To accommodate an increase in foot traffic, the Central Michigan University Police Department and the Mount Pleasant Police Department are bringing additional staffing to the city and on campus.

“Our officers will be focusing on areas that have historically caused problems and will adapt to places that present problems,” Mount Pleasant Public Information Officer Jeff Thompson said. Though he doesn’t want to make any assumptions about the biggest weekend for police calls, Thompson said it is likely fewer students will be celebrating the holiday in comparison to previous years. “The public accepts parties on the busy weekends, but

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they are less accommodating of ‘normal day’ parties,” Thompson said. Weather may also play a factor, he said, as temperatures are expected to remain cool throughout the weekend. Last year, the holiday saw unseasonably warm weather. In 2012, MPPD issued citations or arrests for 55 minors in possession, one aggravated assault, 14 attending/hosting a nuisance party, one disorderly conduct, one disturbing the peace, four op-

erating while intoxicated, two possession of marijuana, two resisting and obstructing an officer, three traffic violations and two warrants for arrest. MPPD also received six accidents/hit and runs, three alarms, 14 assaults/fights, 12 disorderly conducts, two larcenies, 44 loud parties, two medical runs, eight malicious destruction of personal property, one motorist assist, one parking and 11 traffic stops. A ST. PATTY’S | 2A

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2A || Friday, Mar. 15, 2013 || Central Michigan Life

EVENTS CALENDAR TODAY w A panel on shared

governance and communication, part of “Moving Forward Together,” will begin at 1:30 p.m. in the Park Library Baber Room. The campus community is welcomed to come and make their voices heard.

TODAY THROUGH SUNDAY w The Opera Theatre will

present the comedic opera “The Pirates of Penzance” at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday in the Staples Family Concert Hall in the Music Building. Tickets cost $7 for students and seniors and $10 for everyone else and can be bought online at cmich.edu/ ticketcentral or at the door.

SATURDAY w The gymnastics team takes

on Eastern Michigan at 2 p.m. at McGuirk Arena.

MATLIN | CONTINUED FROM 1A Matlin said her worldview started to change when she learned how to sign. Sign language allowed her to communicate in a way that was meaningful for her. “Now, my hands were my partners in communication,” Matlin said. “There was a whole world of people who talked the same way I did.” She spoke fondly of actor Henry Winkler, perhaps most famous for playing Fonzie on “Happy Days,” who she described as one of the most important people in her life. According to Matlin, when she first came up to him as a child and asked him is she could be an actor, Winkler said, “Marlee, you can be whatever you want to be if you follow your heart.” Years later, when Marlee won her first Academy Award and came under waves of criticism for being a deaf actor, Winkler repeated the same message to her, with an added line. “You’re not finished, not by a long shot,” Winkler said. Matlin said the most important thing a deaf child can have is a mentor. “A child in a different world needs stability,” Matlin said. Marlee ended her speech with a proclamation. “Although most people

think I live in silence, silence is the last thing the world will hear from me,” Matlin said. Junior James Willard said Matlin’s talk had great meaning to him. “She’s one of my favorite actresses,” the Northville native said. “I live with an older brother with autism and Down syndrome, and seeing the many struggles he and my parents have faced, I appreciate a lot of what she said” Kelly Irwin said she knew Matlin from the TV show “Switched At Birth,” and was impressed with many of the sentiments expressed in Matlin’s speech. “She had an amazing story,” the South Lyon junior said. “Her message to be true to yourself no matter what the obstacles was really inspiring.” Susan Naeve-Velguth, a communications disorder professor and an organizer of the event, said the organizers expected a large turnout, but were blown away by the attendance numbers. “We expected a lot of people, of course, but the amount of people who came was truly remarkable,” Naeve-Velguth said. “I think it’s because she’s really popular right now. A lot of people know her from ‘Switched At Birth,’ so we got her at the right time. But also, something about her message appeals to people, and that had a lot to do with it.” studentlife@cm-life.com

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SGA | CONTINUED FROM 1A However, Hollis, Schuler’s running mate, has no experience in the SGA. Although Schuler has experience in the SGA, he considers his ticket an outsider’s ticket, which he believes will give him the advantage of bringing in new ideas to the SGA. “There are a lot of echoed opinions bouncing across the SGA. A lot of the same ideas ... The opinions in the SGA only really reflect the opinions in the SGA. It does not represent the entire student body,” Schuler said. “I can’t say that every student will feel included in the SGA; I can’t promise that. But we can involve ideas from the outside.”

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“I think that was the assumption by many on this campus,” Fisher said. “But pepper spray is never specified under the weapons policy. It said ‘dangerous chemicals.’ It never specified what those were.” Burdette said he believed the change of policy was due to several parties on campus.

“Well, the SGA brought it to our attention, and several departments got together to review what our policy meant by (dangerous chemicals),” Burdette said. “I thought it was good communication by everyone involved.”

Reimers said she and O’Connor will be running on several campaign goals. Although she hopes to continue many of SGA President Justin Gawronski’s administrative efforts, she also carries objectives unique to her. The first, and most important, is the establishment of a Women and Gender Center on campus. Reimers also said a commitment to sustainability and environmentilsm will be a large focus of her administration. She plans to establish a bike sharing program on campus, which will increase the ease of transportation and reduce the university’s impact on the environment. She also plans to encourage House and Senate leaders to hold House and Senate meetings bi-weekly instead of weekly.

Currently, the SGA House and Senate meet weekly, which Reimers said competes with weekly committee meetings within the SGA. In her proposed format, the House and Senate will alternate with committee meetings. She said many of her proposals already have a solid foundation. “We have already passed legislation supporting a Women and Gender Center,” Reimers said. “We also already have senators working on a bike sharing program. All of these projects are very much in reach.” The presidential and vice presidential debate will take place 7 p.m. Monday in Anspach 151 during the SGA general board meeting.

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chaRLOttE BODaK /Staff photogRapheR Utica senior Aaron Pickett listens to actors play out a scene for his advanced directing class Thursday afternoon in Moore Hall.

ST. PATTY’S | CONTINUED FROM 1A In 2012, CMUPD issued citations for 31 MIPs, one retail fraud, one illegal entry, two disorderly conducts, two possessions of marijuana, two operating while intoxicated. They also issued five arrests for varying reasons. Thompson also said those who celebrate should remember that normal laws and regulations will still be in effect this weekend. That is, MPPD will still be looking for open intoxicants, minors in possession, nuisance parties and disorderly conduct. “We’re not out there to prevent someone from enjoying the holiday in a safe manner,” Thompson said. “We will be out there enforcing violations.” Like Thompson, CMU Police Chief Bill Yeagley said keeping students safe is his department’s biggest concern. Yeagley said he expects alcohol-related offenses to increase from a regular weekend as students celebrate. “The major goal for all of us is to keep everyone safe,” he said. Part of staying safe means

refraining from poor decision making, which can result in embarrassment and acting out in a way one typically would not under circumstances where alcohol is not involved. But alcohol can also yield more serious occurrences, such as alcohol poisoning. Yeagley said these two things go hand in hand. “When decision-making is impaired, the more we con-

sume,” Yeagley said. When making decisions, minors should keep in mind that in May, Gov. Rick Snyder signed medical amnesty into law, meaning minors who are seeking medical help for an alcohol-related issue can seek assistance without the fear of receiving a misdemeanor. “Ensuring the safety of our youth is a priority,” Snyder said in May. “Removing the fear of penalty when seeking emergency assistance can help save lives.” metro@cm-life.com

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Trial for Kayla Bonkowski delayed until April 8

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Friday, Mar. 15, 2013

John Douglas White files motion for confession The man who allegedly murdered Rebekah Jane Gay in October will have a motion hearing March 28 about the use of his initial confession. Isabella County Prosecu- John Douglas White tor Risa Scully said John Douglas White, 55, filed to have his confession taken off the record and not used as evidence. “He has filed a motion to have his statement suppressed,” Scully said. “If the court granted the motion, then his confession could not be used in the trial.” White’s trial is currently scheduled for May, though he also waived the preliminary examination beforehand after it had been pushed back. Isabella County Sheriff Leo Mioduszewski said he was not surprised by the motion hearing because it is one of the normal actions taken in similar circumstances. “It’s not unusual to see something like this,” Mioduszewski said. “That’s a right all individuals have in these types of cases.” Mioduszewski said a defense attorney will try anything to have evidence thrown out when it goes against the defendant. Defense attorney Gordon M. Bloem is representing White during the motion hearing before Judge Paul Chamberlain. It is still possible a pretrial conference can be set up, where the defense attorney can meet with the prosecutor and determine a plea bargain of whether to go to trial, Mioduszewski said. White allegedly murdered Gay on Oct. 31 in her Broomfield Township mobile home, 3303 S. Coldwater Road. A self-described pastor, White was engaged to Gay’s mother and often babysat Gay’s three-year old son. White confessed to the murder, blaming it on a two-week sexual fantasy he had to kill Gay and have sex with her dead body. He told the police he did not remember carrying out his fantasy because he drank four or five beers before going to Gay’s home. Gay’s body was discovered in a stand of pine trees on Coldwater Road, and the mallet and bloody towels used were discovered off of Pickard Road near Woodruff Road. White was arraigned in Isabella County Trial Court on charges of open murder, first-degree and premeditated murder without bond. According to the Associated Press, White has two prior convictions, one for manslaughter in Kalamazoo County and another for attacking a young woman in Calhoun County. He was released in 2008.

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Poet Jeremy Bean explains the meaning of his poem during a poetry reading Thursday evening in the Baber Room at the Charles Park Library.

Literacy in the air CMU English professors share story, poems By Ryan Fitzmaurice | Senior Reporter

About 75 students packed together in the Baber Room at the Charles V. Park Library to witness two of Central Michigan University’s English professors share their work. Darrin Doyle, assistant professor of English, started the night off after extra chairs were brought in for students still standing with a story he had not read yet, entitled “Excruciator Extraordinaire.” “I just had a vision of someone getting on the bus and being handed a business card saying, ‘If somebody has wronged you, I will torment them for a small fee,” he said about the process of coming up with the idea. The story focused on a middleaged woman who comes into contact with a man who says he will do subliminal torture to people who harm others by messing with their daily routines. The story took Doyle around three years to finish after re-doing the piece several times and working on other projects simultaneously. Doyle shared it with Matt Roberson and said he gave good suggestions

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Grand Ledge freshman Amanda Celebrak laughs while listening to poet Jeremy Bean explain the meaning of his poem during a poetry reading Thursday evening in the Baber Room at the Charles V. Park Library.

for revising while writing the piece. Jeffrey Bean, an assistant professor of English, followed shortly after, letting the crowd in on some forms of his inspirations before each poem. “It varies a lot at different times, but I guess right now I’m interested in obsessions,” Bean said in connection to his poems on a man who watches his neighbor from a far. The first three poems Bean read were “I Don’t Live in the Kind of House,” “On TV” and “Newborn,” which all shared what impact his new daughter Olivia has had on his life. Although the glass sliding doors of the Baber Room continuously

opened with more and more people arriving, it did not affect either of the writers. “It was really, really full,” Bean said, who was surprised by the turnout. “There is just an energy in the creative writing department, and I see this as a repetition of that.” Normally there is one faculty reading in the spring and one in the fall, with two professors reading their work per semester. This year, both have been lumped together for the spring due to extra guest speakers in the fall. studentlife@cm-life.com

The trial for the former Central Michigan University student who allegedly poisoned her roommate’s iced tea with bleach has been moved to April 8. Isabella County Prosecutor Risa Scully said Kayla A. Bonkowski’s trial will begin before Judge Paul H. Chamberlain. Both sides met to discuss terms of a possible plea bargain but were unable to resolve the matter, Scully said. “There was a settlement conference after the bond hearing, and the charges are still pending,” she said. Judge Mark H. Duthie ordered the trial to be adjourned at the request of the prosecutor and her defense attorney. The charges can result in up to a maximum 15-year penalty. Kayla Bonkowski Defense attorney Todd Levitt previously told Central Michigan Life he is looking forward to proving the Sterling Heights native’s innocence. “You’re more likely to get sick from drinking pool water than in this case,” Levitt said. On Nov. 7, Bonkowski allegedly put bleach in her 20-year-old roommate’s iced tea at their Jamestown apartment complex following an argument over dirty dishes, according to court documents. Bonkowski said she knew poisoning her roommate was a serious thing, but she did it anyway because she said her roommate was being “mean,” according to an affidavit. After consuming the iced tea, Bonkowski’s roommate was taken to the hospital for treatment and later reported the incident to the authorities. The court found Bonkowski in violation of her bond conditions on Jan. 22 after being spotted at Wayside Central, 2000 S. Mission St., on Jan. 9 at the same time as the roommate. The conditions she broke include a restraining order and attending an establishment that served alcohol. Bonkowski was then held without bond in the Isabella County Jail for 13 days before Feb. 4, when the court denied a motion to reinstate the original bond that was set at $20,000, which was paid on Dec. 12, 2012. Instead, the court set a new bond with added conditions that did not allow Bonkowski to be in Isabella County for any reason other than to appear in court or to meet with her attorney. Other conditions included a 10 p.m. curfew and requiring Bonkowski to live at home with her parents. Bonkowski was already staying with her parents while attending classes at Macomb Community College prior to being spotted at Wayside. metro@cm-life.com

Election of Argentinian Pope Francis a surprise to some Mount Pleasant Catholics By Tony Wittkowski Senior Reporter

The newly elected Pope Francis I stands on the central balcony of St. Peter’s Basilica on March 13, 2013, in Vatican City, Vatican. Argentinian Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio was elected as the 266th Pontiff and will lead the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics. PhOtO cOURtESY OF maURiZiO BRamBatti/anSa/ ZUma PRESS/mct

White smoke poured out of the conclave at the Sistine Chapel Wednesday afternoon as the first sign that a cardinal had been chosen to be the next pope. Argentinean Jorge Mario Bergoglio, archbishop of Buenos Aries, stepped out in white robes and greeted the public warmly as the new leader of the Roman Catholic Church. Jeremy Priest, a pastor associate at Saint Mary’s University Parish, 1405 S. Washington St., was one of many Catholics who were surprised by the outcome. “We didn’t expect the fifth ballot would be the decisive one,” Priest said. “I thought it would have been the next day at the least.” Priest said some students were as surprised as he was because the normal age for a new pope is in the

mid-60s, while Pope Francis is 76. “He wasn’t on anybody’s list, because they thought he was past the desirable age,” he said. “Pope John Paul II was 58 when he was elected and served for a good time because of it.” Francis, then Bergoglio, came in second to Pope Benedict XVI in 2005’s conclave voting to determine who would succeed John Paul II, according to The New York Times. Benedict, 85, resigned last month, citing old age and health problems. Saint Mary’s set up a pool similar to the NCAA men’s basketball March Madness tournament as a fun way for participants to guess who the new pope would be. Candidates were placed in a bracket and participants made their picks. “We had a pope bracket up,” Priest said. “There was a cool graphic on Facebook, and it was March Madness Vatican-style, so instead of the Sweet

Sixteen, it was the Sweet Sistine. But Pope Francis wasn’t anywhere on there in terms of the bracket.” Bergoglio chose his name after St. Francis of Assisi. This makes Francis as the first pope in 1,100 years to take a name no one else had, Priest said. Francis also became the first pope from the Americas and the first Jesuit pope. “As far as a global reach, (Jesuits) are philosophers, scientists and archeologists,” Priest said. “The surprise is because the Jesuits have so much influence, so much reach that a Jesuit pope would be like electing Bill Gates president of the United States.” Priest could see why Beneditct stepped down because of his health. In his mind, he appeared frail and out of energy from continuously serving God at that age. A POPE | 6A


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Print Exchange in Park Library features art from across nation By Ryan Fitzmaurice Senior Reporter

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Jonas, 33, stares off into the distance during morning prayer on Sept. 25, 2012. Jonas takes a shuttle to a workshop every morning after his brothers leave for school. Because of their conditions, Jonas and Jacob are unable to attend church, so they perform religious rituals at home. This photo was in Zach Wittman’s winning portfolio.

CM Life nominated for seven SPJ awards; wins eight photo honors Novi sophomore Zach Wittman named College Photographer of the Year By Neil Rosan Staff Reporter

Central Michigan Life has been nominated for the Best All-Around Non Daily Student Newspaper award from the Society of Professional Journalists. In addition to the best allaround award, CM Life was nominated for six other awards in editorial writing and photography. The winners of the SPJ awards will be announced at the Region 4 Spring Conference on April 5 and 6 in Dayton, Ohio. “We consistently do well at SPJ, and we’ve won plenty of first-place awards before. These last rounds of nominations show that we are consistently doing great things here at Central Michigan University,” CM Life Editor-in-Chief and Redford senior Aaron McMann said. CM Life also won eight awards in the Michigan Press Photographers Association 2012 competition, including all three top spots in the College Photographer of the Year award. Novi sophomore Zach Wittman was named College Photographer of the Year, followed by alums Mike Mulholland of Lakeview and Ashley Miller of Farmington Hills. “The Central Michigan photojournalism department is one of the top programs in the nation. The awards speak very highly about the professors and the strong work ethic our photographers have,” CM Life photo editor and Bloomfield Hills senior Victoria Zegler said. “It’s just keeping the tradition

alive. We do very well at these awards, and I hope to keep it that way for a very long time.” McMann also said the CMU photojournalism department deserves praise. “We have one of the best photography programs in the country, and I can say that with confidence,” he said. “I’ve worked with some of the best photographers in the country during my time here. I will not be surprised when I see these photographers doing great things in the next five to 10 years.” In all, CM Life photographers and recent alumni were awarded six first-place awards, six second-place awards, three third-place awards and 12 honorable mentions from the MPPA. Zegler said the awards help her desk focus and improve as a whole. “It definitely gets my staff inspired when they go to these conferences and they come back seeing that their peers have won awards,” she said. “They get a new and fresh perspective of their work. They

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have their eyes on the prize and want to do better in photography.” CM Life’s SPJ editorial awards include editorial writing by Eric Dresden, Andrew Dooley, McMann and Mike Nichols. CM Life’s SPJ photography awards include breaking news photography by Jeffery Smith; general news photography by Adam Niemi; general news photography by Jake May; photo illustration by Victoria Zegler and sports photography by Libby March. Rankings will be announced in April. university@cm-life.com

“The Central Michigan photojournalism department is one of the top programs in the nation. The awards speak very highly about the professors and the strong work ethic our photographers have.” Victoria Zegler, Central Michigan Life photo editor

‘Project Unbreakable’ comes to campus to support victims of sexual aggression By Katelyn Sweet Staff Reporter

A healing exhibit will be brought to Central Michigan University this month to raise awareness and inspire support for victims of sexual aggression. Students Advocating Gender Equality and the Office of Diversity Education are sponsoring Grace Brown’s Project Unbreakable, which exhibits photographs of sexual aggression survivors holding a sign with a quote from their attacker. Her work, as part of Women’s Herstory Month, will be displayed in the Center for Inclusion and Diversity in the Bovee University Center for students to view until March 29. SAGE President Marie Reimers said she is thrilled to spread awareness about the reality of sexual aggression survivors find themselves in. “To see Grace’s work is so much more powerful because you can’t ‘un-see’ a photograph,” the Saginaw junior said. “Art is empowering, and students will remember what they see and hopefully want to help make a change in sexual aggression.” Brown will be photographing CMU sexual aggression survivors and creating a student exhibit at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Center of Inclusion and Diversity in the Bovee University Center. “We saw Grace’s blog and became really interested

in what she does,” Reimers said. “We are passionate about ending sexual aggression, and, although it’ll be emotional, it will be a great growing experience in a safe environment.” SAGE Vice President Rachel McDaniel said one of the most interesting aspects of Project Unthinkable is the fact that Brown is 20 years old. “She is our age, so it reaches out to even more people,” the Allegan senior said. “It’s really inspiring to see her passion and how it has moved her to start this project that has gained national recognition and changed the lives of thousands of people. I think there’s a lot we can learn from her about sexual assault awareness, as well as making a dream or a vision a reality.” McDaniel said sexual aggression can happen to anyone regardless of gender, sexual orientation, race, age or socioeconomic status. McDaniel said the goal of SAGE with Project Unthinkable is to make all students on campus feel comfortable in their environment and show support for survivors. “When I learned about Project Unbreakable last year, I immediately knew it was something special,” McDaniel said. “My reaction to the first time seeing images was intense. I got goosebumps and even shed a few tears.” Students who are interested in learning more about

Project Unbreakable can go to project-unbreakable.org. Sexual aggression survivors who are interested in having their photograph taken for the exhibit can go to the Center for Inclusion and Diversity at the Bovee University Center from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday. studentlife@cm-life.com

Standout prints from around the country grace the walls of the Extended Hours Study Room at the Central Michigan University Charles V. Park Library. The print exchange and exhibit, in its fifth consecutive year, is sponsored by CMU’s Print Club. The Print Club, a registered student organization, brings together students interested in printmaking within CMU’s campus. Printmaking requires a matrix — a material that is drawn onto, scratched or carved. The matrix is inked and transferred to paper with the help of a printing press. One of the unique qualities of creating prints is the ability to create many different layers in a single image. The exhibit displays prints from across the nation, which makes the exhibit unique from other displays presented in the

library throughout the year. Coordinator of Exhibits and Projects Janet Danek said having multiple universities involved makes for a more interesting exhibit. “I wouldn’t say the university lets you see how Central Michigan matches up to other schools. Creativity is on an equal playing field,” Danek said. “But it does allow you to compare our students’ work with work from others.” Associate art and design professor Johanna Paas, who organized the exhibit, said this year also featured a rule change that allowed students more flexibility. “In the past, participants were asked to respond to a theme,” Paas said. “This year, the students decided to let the artists choose the theme or subject matter for their prints. Personally, I think that allowed the artists more freedom and resulted in stronger outcomes.” Junior Zachary Taylor

entered his print, called “The Forbidden,” to the competition. The piece is a depiction of the classic Garden of Eden story. Taylor said he was inspired by his childhood and, now, parenthood. “I know when I was a kid, there were things that were forbidden to me, that I was not allowed to do,” the Mayville native said. “And now that I have my own kid, there are things that he is also not allowed to do.” The painting took Taylor about ten hours to make, much of that time involving grinding stone. “Printing is more appealing to me because of the physical aspect. Most artwork just involves someone just painting or drawing,” Taylor said. “But this takes physical effort. You’re even more involved in producing the work.” The exhibition will be on display until March 30. studentlife@cm-life.com


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CMU student’s one-act play focuses on commitment, relationships By Krysta Loftis Staff Reporter

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Caroline Maun talks about various American women writers from the 20th century in her book “Mosaic of Fire: Recovering the Lives and Work of 20th Century American Women Writers” Tuesday night in the Baber Room of the Charles V. Park Library.

Caroline Maun shares the story of silenced women writers By Charnae Sanders Senior Reporter

Poet and scholar Caroline Maun spoke up on Wednesday evening on behalf of women writers silenced throughout the 20th century. Students and faculty were informed about the lives and work of many women writers at the “Mosaic of Fire: Recovering the Lives and Work of 20th Century American Women Writers” event in the Charles V. Park Library. Sponsored by the Women’s Studies Program, College of Humanities and Social and Behavioral Sciences and Department of English Language and Literature, Central Michigan University hosted Maun, an associate professor and author from Wayne State University. “She’s a poet and a scholar, and this is a chance for her to reach both of those audiences,” said Robert Fanning, English language and literature assistant professor and event organizer. “She’ll be reading some of her own poems and then, of course, sharing some of her scholarship and her research with us. It’s a great opportunity for that.”

Maun came to CMU to discuss her book, “Mosaic of Fire: The Work of Lola Ridge, Evelyn Scott, Charlotte Wilder, and Kay Boyle,” which focused on a group of women writers. “They were driven by their desire to communicate, make beautiful poems, and they were all so very socially conscious,” Maun said. “So, I hope that I’ll be able to tell you about poets that you don’t know and share a little bit of my own poetry with you.” Fanning said with this event he hopes the audience leaves knowing more about women writers who were overlooked. “Particularly, as far as tonight’s event goes, the focus is on women and women writers and for young women writers to hear Caroline; to hear her research about women whose voices have been silenced over time,” Fanning said. “And for women writers to really think about that and to feel inspired.” Maun spoke of the writers along with their work and lifestyles. She discussed how they’ve gained a lot from supporting one another and advisedstudents to work with peers and do the same.

“At some point, you recognize that the people who will make the most opportunities for you are sitting to your left and to your right,” Maun said. “… The people who will have the most impact on your writing career will be your classmates. And so, the workshops are a great place to forge the connections and friendships to have life-long readers of your work.” Because these women were mostly excluded from the literary realm, Caitlyn Goins wanted to learn more about the writers and their work. “Obviously, you don’t get to hear about them more often, and when you get the chance to, it’s really interesting,” Goins said. With the publication of the book, Maun said she’d like to inform people about the stories and work of the women in her book. “I think in any community of people that would like to have the full story of American literature of the 20th century that there’s a great opportunity to know more,” Maun said.

The drive it takes to sustain relationships has often been questioned but barely performed. Central Michigan University senior Kiarra Butler will direct a one-act play, “The Public Eye,” written by Peter Shaffer, today at 7:30 p.m. in Moore Hall’s Theatre-on-the-Side. According to Butler, the story focuses on what constitutes a committed relationship between two people. “Is it the actual title ‘marriage’ that makes the commitment?” the Warren native asked. “Or is it that drive and feeling you put into marriage that makes it me-for-you and you-forme?” While Butler hopes the audience is entertained, she wants people to walk away with an understanding of what strengthens a relationship between people. “I hope they get the

POPE | CONTINUED FROM 3A “(Pope Benedict XVI) just didn’t have the energy. He was 85, and I saw a picture of him a few days after he made the announcement,” Priest said. “I had never seen him look that way before.” Bobby Tull, an Ann Arbor senior, was watching the chimney on his tablet with a friend when the smoke

understanding that it is our own personal right to give ourselves over to someone and that we get to make that decision,” Butler said. “And if someone is worthy of that, then that is great.” This production will be Butler’s first time directing at CMU. “In a way, I am nervous, but I am more anxious,” Butler said. “I am very excited, and I have been happy to learn.” She is quick to explain that she is not working alone on this project. She has had the help and support of her advanced directing class throughout the process, which has helped with set construction and changes. Following graduation, Butler is prepared to head west to California with a group of colleagues, where she will continue pursuing her acting career, both in film and on the stage. “I love the idea of having both, probably having certain technical aspects you find in film,” Butler said.

“But, being here, I have realized there is absolutely nothing like live entertainment.” She said part of her inspiration comes from her classmates. Watching them come together and put their best effort forward drives her to be the best she can be for a production. However, Butler’s biggest inspiration comes from home. She said she wanted to be someone her younger siblings could look up to. “I always want to give them something to be proud of; something to aspire to.” Butler said. “I might not do theater, but I can still do just as good, if not better, as big sister Kiki.” Butler’s production of “The Public Eye” runs Friday and Saturday night in the Moore Theatre-onthe-Side. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the event is free and open to the public.

turned white, making both go crazy with excitement. “My friend was being funny and said, ‘Watching a chimney is about as fun as watching paint dry,’” Tull said. “But as soon as he said that, we saw the white smoke.” As people came into the church, Tull said they decided to put the video on the projector. “A lot of us had learned who some of the contenders were,” Tull said. “(Francis)

came out of no where, but I thought it was a solid name.” Tull joined the church in 2005 and had heard of John Paul II and was familiar with Benedict XVI, but this seemed to be different. “This was my first time really experiencing having a pope elected,” Tull said. “And I realized this would have an impact on my religion for at least the next 10 years to come.”

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Seven faculty members to receive Provost’s Assessment Incentive Award By Brianna Owczarzak Staff Reporter

The Provost’s Assessment Initiative Award has been presented to seven faculty members from four departments and programs across campus this year. The award is given to individuals who use assessment data to improve student success in their academic program. Assessment data helps faculty members understand their students better so they can improve student learning. In order to be eligible for the award, an individual must submit an application. The recipients of the award are chosen by the Provost’s Assessment Incentive Award committee and receive up to $5,000 from the provost, which is to be matched by the appropriate dean’s office. The recipients this year are using the incentive money for equipment and further assessment data. This year, Jeffrey Smith, assistant professor of broadcast and cinematic arts, and Direc-

tor of the School of Broadcast and Cinematic Arts Peter Orlik received a $5,000 incentive. “This is all professor Jeff Smith,” Orlik said. “It’s Jeff ’s work entirely with the work of Trey Stohlman. They did an outstanding job.” Stohlman is a fixed-term faculty member in the BCA department. Orlik said the incentive money will be used to support a variety of equipment needs in the school and to support faculty research in assessment. “We’re really happy to have Jeff ’s hard work be recognized,” Orlik said. Denise Webster, assistant professor in the athletic training and education program, along with Program Director Rene Shingles, also received a $5,000 incentive. “Our plan right now is to pursue an electronic portfolio for our athletic training students, which in turn will gather more data about student learning,” Webster said. “It’s very appreciative from a faculty perspective for the provost to

appreciate the work that we do.” In addition, the committee has awarded a $3,000 incentive to Maureen MacGillivray, professor of apparel merchandising and design, and Chairwoman Megan Goodwin. “(The money) will be used to make further improvements in our assessment plan and to help us in our data,” MacGillivray said. MacGillivray said the incentive money will help the department do a better job with assessment. “Assessment gives us a chance to evaluate that students are learning what we’re teaching them,” she said. “I’m very proud that CMU is recognizing faculty efforts in assessment.” Annette Thornton, professor of the music theatre department, also received a $3,000 incentive. Thornton and Provost Gary Shapiro weren’t available for contact before publication. university@cm-life.com

 

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Nana Schulz showcases variety of art, recalls incident in Germany By Ryan Fitzmaurice Senior Reporter

Several calls were made to the police the first day artist Nana Schulz’s art exhibit was displayed. It was a lifelike sculpture, sitting on top of a sled in the middle of Germany’s North Sea coast. When the tides rose to their full heights, the sculpture was completely submerged. “From the shore, it seemed like a real person drowning herself,” Schulz said. The sculpture stayed in the middle of the sea for six years, until it was indicated on the majority of nautical charts and overgrown with barnacles. It was inspired by a trip to a wind farm, where everything had a purpose. There was not even a tree in the area unless it protected a structure from wind. “You cannot find a glimpse of unspoiled countryside,” Schulz said. “So, I wanted to make something that couldn’t fit the functionality of society. Something stupid.” She related herself as an artist to the artwork. “It is a lot like artists today. We are allowed to criticize everything, but we are not to be taken seriously.” Schulz was invited as the first artist at the 2013 Stephen L. Barstow Art and Design Lecture Series.

The lecture took place in the Charles V. Park Library Auditorium Tuesday night. The audience had the auditorium at capacity. The lecture series was created to bring artists and speakers to campus. It is made possible by the donation from Midland Architect Stephen L. Barstow, who gave his entire estate to Central Michigan University’s Department of Art and Design after passing in 1992. The 2013 lecture series has been built around the theme “Alternatives.” Schulz’s work embodied the theme naturally, built around many mediums including paintings, drawings, sculpturing, puppets and stop-motion video. Art and Design Professor David Stairs invited Schulz to CMU because of her diverse talents. “She’s had training in music, training in dance and training in sculpture,” Stairs said. “It all comes together in the way her artwork comes together.” Often times, her artwork carries a message. Shortly after the beginning of the Iraq War, Schulz started a project with her colleague Martin Schräder to capture the intricacies of war in modern society. “Not one of us was suffering; everyday we waited for the next episode of ‘The Iraq War: The Killing of Saddam Hussein,’ Schulz

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German multimedia artist Nana Schulz spoke about her artwork during the first 2013 Stephen L. Barstow Art & Design Lecture Series on Tuesday night in the Charles V. Park Library Auditorium.

said. “The media manipulated us in a way we haven’t seen before.” The project incorporated several pieces, including a replica of an automatic rifle attached to an amputated arm and a microphone podium constructed from manufactured banana boxes. Old socks served as the microphones. Several videos were shown along with the artwork. One piece, entitled “The Wind Bird” showed one of Schulz’s created puppets being blown from side to side by heavy gusts of wind.

“Every time the wind stops on one side, the wind comes from another side,” Schulz said. “I looped it at the end so it seems eternal.” She said later on the work was about depression. Tuesday Reinke said she enjoyed Schulz because of the unique aspects she brought to art. “It surprised me that she didn’t have an exact point of inspiration for any of her art,” the Auburn senior said. “ Most artists do, but she just kind of went with whatever ideas she had.” Sophomore Timothy

“You cannot find a glimpse of unspoiled countryside. So, I wanted to make something that couldn’t fit the functionality of society. Something stupid.” Nana Schulz, artist Griffin enjoyed Schulz’s art because of the sentiments it portrayed. “I feel like most artists don’t know how to express

themselves,” the Chicago native said. “But you can see it in their art.” studentlife@cm-life.com

Wellspring Literary Series continues with Detroit poets, CMU pianist By Megan Pacer Staff Reporter

Two Detroit poets and a world-renowned pianist will perform their work at Art Reach Monday. The Wellspring Literary series will return at 7 p.m. at 111 E. Broadway St. in Mount Pleasant with featured poet Jamie Thomas of Detroit, author of “Etch and Blur.” Thomas teaches in the language and literature department at Ferris State University. Founder and assistant professor of English language and literature Robert Fanning said the event will also feature M.A. candidate and Detroit native Sonya Pouncy. Music between readings will be provided by music professor Alexandra Mascolo-David, who, Fanning said, is a world-renowned pianist.

“This is the penultimate reading in the series,” Fanning said. For Mascolo-David, the Wellspring series is a familiar and enjoyable experience. She has performed twice since the series began four years ago. Mascolo-David said she puts a lot of effort into her musical selections for the Wellspring events, helping to make the music and spoken word at the event blend together more easily. “I will be performing six short pieces by a French composer Erik Satie,” MascoloDavid said. “They’re short, improvisation-like pieces, very reflective in nature.” Moreover, Mascolo-David selected pieces of music reflecting some of the same elements of poetry itself, so as to make the blend of two different art forms even more cohesive.

“I think that they are short musical poems, and that is the reason why I chose them to accompany a poetry reading,” she said. Mascolo-David said she enjoys performing at the series because it is both positive and insightful. “I spent my educational years in a conservatory setting,” she said. This kind of environment fosters cooperation and collaboration between multiple forms of art, a feature Mascolo-David said is essential to becoming a well-rounded artist or musician. To her, the Wellspring Literary Series is a program that successfully brings together skilled people from multiple art forms, therefore achieving that same atmosphere of collaboration from her earlier education. metro@cm-life.com

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Women’s basketball advances to MAC tourney semifinals CMU forces 34 turnovers, blows away Bowling Green 81-48 in Cleveland opener By Mark Cavitt Staff Reporter

Women’s basketball advanced to the semifinals of the Mid-American Conference tournament Thursday

after defeating Bowling Green 81-48 at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland. The Chippewas will now play regular-season MAC champions Toledo at noon today.

Head coach Sue Guevara said she was happy with how her team played a balanced brand of basketball, especially defensively. “Offensivey, we put up 81 points, but I’m really proud of our defense,” she said. “We forced 34 turnovers and had 39 points off of them. I thought we were patient offensively. We had people

hit shots for us. We played a zone defense. We did a lot of trapping out of the zone, and it was effective. We were able to get our hands on a lot of balls and tie up a lot of balls.” Sophomore guard Crystal Bradford led all players in scoring. She finished with 23 points, six rebounds, four blocks and two steals. Senior guard Brandie Baker

and senior forward Jessica Schroll both had nice games as well. Baker had 14 points, three rebounds to go along with eight assists. Schroll contributed with 10 points, while junior forward Taylor Johnson finished with eight points, leading the team with eight rebounds. The Falcons were out-

scored 41-24 in the second half only managing to shoot 34.5 percent from the field, while CMU shot 43.5 percent. An aggressive and relentless defense was present all game, forcing BGSU into 34 turnovers, thanks in part to 22 steals. A SEMIFINALS | 2B

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Baker plays key role in opening win By Mark Johnson Staff Reporter

Brandie Baker helped lead women’s basketball to an easy 81-48 quarterfinal win Thursday against Bowling Green and proved she could lead the team at point guard. With the win, her team advances to the MAC tournament semifinals against Toledo, thanks to big games from a couple different players including Baker. The senior guard had one of her best games at the point with 14 points, eight assists and three rebounds. “I think I came out more aggressively on offense today,” Baker said. “And our defense as a team was a lot better.” The first half was crucial, as her team was able to run away with the game and take away any chance Bowling Green had to come back. Baker was big in the first half, scoring 12 of her 14 points and also recording five assists, two rebounds and two steals. “My teammates were really good at finding me for open shots,” Baker said. “We played an aggressive two-three zone on defense; we had our hands up a lot.” Baker played a key role in the zone defense, helping force turnovers and coming up with three steals. As a team, the Chippewas forced 34 turnovers, leading to 39 points. By the time the second half began, CMU had already built a comfortable 16-point lead. After extending their lead, Guevara was able to rest Baker and the rest of the starters at the end of the second half. In the only regular-season meeting between the two teams, Bowling Green came out with the win, 8459. Baker had 14 points in that game as well, but did not record a single assist and did not experience the overall success like she did in this game. This time around, Baker A BAKER | 2B

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Head coach Keno Davis yells from the sidelines during CMU’s game against Lake Superior State University on Nov. 7, 2012 at McGuirk Arena. CMU beat Lake Superior State University 86-76.

‘a lot of unknown’ Keno Davis reflects on first year, talks about up and down season By Kristopher Lodes | Sports Editor

One month ago yesterday, former men’s basketball coach Ernie Zeigler was relieved of his duties, and the process began on hiring the next coach. On April 2, Keno Davis was hired, thus beginning a new era in CMU basketball. When you enter Davis’ office, your eyes are quickly drawn to his 2007-08 Associated Press National Coach of the Year trophy he earned while at Drake. You also see is Missouri Valley Conference Coach of the Year Award, and it tells you this guy knows what he’s doing, this program is heading in the right direction. “There was a lot of unknown coming into the season without a lot of returning players, a lot of inexperience coming back and a lot of new freshmen,”

Davis said. “But, I felt, by the end of the year, we might not have been the best team in the conference, but we were playing our best basketball.” The team came into conference play at 7-6, the first winning record in non-conference play since the 200405 season, and new-found excitement for the program. But, a 10-game losing streak that began with a 74-61 loss at home against Northern Illinois, a team who broke the record twice this season for lowest point total in a half, with five in

one game and four in another. “It was a tough thing to go through, because (the team) was working so hard,” Davis said. “You get to a point where you worry about the team taking a step back, but I would tell them each time that we’re a better team we were the game before. “It’s difficult to understand that while you’re losing, but I saw signs of individual play improving, and I thought we’d be a tough out come conference tournament time,” Davis said. “Especially if we could have won that first road game; I thought if we got a neutral site, we could compete with anybody.” Despite the 10-game losing streak, Davis thought his team stayed strong mentally; after giving some thought, however, he believed the lowest point of the 10-game losing streak came in a 76-59 loss to rival Western Michi-

gan at home. “The one tough time for us was when we lost to Western Michigan so soundly,” Davis said. “Our players realized they had a lot of work to do to be at that level.” But the team fought through that loss and nine others before redeeming itself in a dominant 69-50 win against the Huskies on the road, followed by what Davis thought was the flip side of the first loss to the Broncos, a 61-59 win against rival Eastern Michigan on senior night. “You’re going against a team with a lot more experience, size and team that was playing for home court and the division,” Davis said. “Playing on senior night, to be able to send the seniors out coming off of a road win was something. You always want to finish the regularseason strong, and we were able to do that.”

But the season is now over after a 74-72 loss in overtime at Buffalo. Despite back-toback losses on the road to end the season, they were games the program can continue to build upon. After having just four returning players an offseason ago, Davis will potentially welcome back 10 for next season’s roster, including senior center Zach Saylor, who might receive a medical redshirt. Davis will also be welcoming back four freshman starters: Chris Fowler, Blake Hibbitts, John Simons and Derrick Richardson, Jr. “We’re looking at every option,” Davis said. One option Davis mentioned was the possibility of guys transferring; that’s how he found the Mid-American Conference’s leading scorer Kyle Randall last year. A DAVIS | 2B

Chippewas prep for rematch with No. 1 Toledo for spot in MAC tournament title By Mark Johnson Staff Reporter

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Sophomore guard Crystal Bradford tries to drive the ball against a Ball State opponent during the second half of the game against the Cardinals on Feb. 28 at McGuirk Arena. The Chippewas lost 67-63 in the last four minutes of the game. Bradford finished the game with 20 points and a career-high 21 rebounds, marking the fourth 20-plus rebounding game in program history.

Women’s basketball will have a chance for revenge against Toledo when they play in the semifinals of the Mid-American Conference Tournament today at noon. After falling to the Rockets at home 76-63, Toledo took over the No. 1 spot in the MAC West and eventually claimed the regularseason title. Shortly after the game, head coach Sue Guevara addressed the crowd and hinted at a possible

rematch in the conference tournament. Her prediction was accurate. Toledo received a bye to the semifinals and has been off since March 6. CMU is coming off an impressive 81-48 blowout against Bowling Green in the quarterfinals, after losing the only matchup of the season to the Falcons 84-59 at the Stroh Center. Sophomore guard Crystal Bradford missed out on MAC Player of the Year honors but now looks to be in the hunt for MAC tournament MVP. Bradford

led the Chippewas with 23 points, six rebounds, four steals and two blocks against Bowling Green, and her team will be looking for her against Toledo. After being moved to point guard, senior guard Brandie Baker has started to look more comfortable running the offense. In addition to the solid play from Bradford, Baker also had a good game, scoring 14 points along with eight assists and three rebounds. For CMU to move on to the finals, she will also be a big key. A WOMEN’S PREVIEW | 5B


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DAVIS | CONTINUED FROM 1B “Kyle Randall was important for a couple of reasons,” Davis said. “His experience gave us the opportunity to be in games and the influence he’s had with the younger players.” Randall played a big role in the development of Fowler, who at the end of the season became a star at the point guard position. “We’ll look back two or three years and look back to Kyle Randall and realize how important he was,” Davis said. “It wasn’t long ago we were congratulating Chris on the freshman assist record, little did we know he would have that turning point where he was going to have double-figure assist nights and being able to score more.” A three-year graduate from UNC-Greensboro, Randall was looking for a bigger role and found his perfect place with Davis and CMU. “Kyle Randall had already made the decision to leave

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Senior pitcher Pat Kaminska starts the game for the Chippewas against the Ontario Blue Jays on Sept. 14, 2012 at Theunissen Stadium. The Chippewas defeated the Blue Jays 14-3.

Friday doubleheader kicks off four-game series for CMU baseball at Marshall

CONTINUED FROM 1B Guevara said she liked the amount of effort her team gave all game long and its relentlessness to get to the basket and score. “Our players played with a great deal of passion and a lot of energy,” Guevara said. “One thing I was happy with was that we were 17-for-19 from the free-throw line. It’s tournament time right now, and it’s going to come down to defense and having people perform at the free-throw line.” Finding many different ways to score was the story in the first half. Three-point shooting, fast break points and inside scoring were all clicking throughout the first half for the Chippewas. Only seven turnovers were committed while forcing the Falcons into 18 turnovers with

ress has been made to narrow the lineups down a bit. “We’re still not set completely,” Jaksa said. “We’ve got a few ideas to work on this weekend.” Coaches are hoping to continue to have the starting pitchers improve and build on the performances seen over break. Foley touts an ERA of 0.99 and in his last start threw a complete game in a 4-1 win against West Virginia. Foley gave up seven hits, two walks and the one earned run in the game. Although the Chippewas haven’t been too shabby at the plate, Jaksa said there are things he wants to clean up. “I think we’re capable of it, but getting consistent is the biggest challenge,” Jaksa said. “We get hits and get the guys on the bags, but we need to find ways to knock them in to score.” sports@cm-life.com

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Senior guard Brandie Baker warms up before Thursday’s game against Bowling Green at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland. Baker scored 14 points and had eight assists.

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CMU continued its strong defensive presence throughout the second half, making sure the Falcons never came close to mount any sort of comeback.

looked a lot more comfortable, and her numbers prove it. With eight assists, she helped the team play smoother, helping to take pressure off players like sophomore guard Crystal Bradford, who had a team-

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the season and now looks to help lead her team deep into the tournament. Baker and her team will now look to continue the conference tournament run as they take on MAC regular-season champion Toledo. Tip-off is set for noon today.

high 23 points. Baker also was able to control the ball, only committing one of the team’s seven turnovers for the game. After losing starting point guard sophomore Jessica Green for the rest of the season, Baker moved to her position. At first, it seemed to be a bit of a rough transition, but she started to look more comfortable toward the end of

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nine steals. “They (Bowling Green) are a ball-screening team. That’s their bread and butter. We wanted to disrupt that and the only way to do that is to trap them,” Guevara said. “It’s really hard to run a ball-screen offense against a zone defense.” Baker, Johnson and Bradford all contributed greatly in the first half. Baker had seven points, while Johnson had six points to go along with four rebounds in the first 8:15 of the game. Bowling Green went on a 14-3 run to end the first half, cutting the lead to only 16 after being down by as much as 27 points. Senior guard Jalisa Olive hit a shot at the 5:37 mark, putting her team up 37-10, giving her team the largest lead of the half. She had a big second half finishing with eight points in the game. Sophomore forward Jas’Mine Bracey finished the game with seven points and two rebounds, all in the second half.

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Weather concerns have shifted the schedule a bit this weekend when the baseball team heads to West Virginia for a four-game series against Marshall. The doubleheader, originally set for Saturday, has been moved to noon today. Head coach Steve Jaksa said the times for the other games have yet to be determined. “It’s really tentative right now,” Jaksa said. “We’ll know more after Friday’s game. They have field turf there, so that’s a factor. We’ll probably shoot for afternoon games, starting by at least noon.” The Chippewas will start sophomore right-hander Jordan Foley on the mound for the first Friday game against the Thundering Herd in Beckley, W.V. Sophomore right-hander

In Zeigler’s final season, he finished 10-20 in the regularseason; Davis’ first season fared a game better, finishing the regular-season at 11-19, an impressive feat when you remember that only four players returned to the team, none of which being an everyday starter. “It says something about the character of the studentathletes in our program,” Davis said. “Not only were we able to have some success on the court and be competitive with the top teams in our league and have double-digit victories, but we were able to have success in the classroom as well.” It’s too early to set expectations for next year, but Davis fully expects his team to improve in every aspect of the game. “I don’t have any expectations about wins or losses, publicly or privately,” Davis said. “But, I would expect us to be more of an up-tempo team, a better shooting team, better defending team and a better rebounding team.”

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Greensboro; he wasn’t happy with having a reduced role,” Davis said. “Through our conversations with him and his family, we explained what we were going to be about ... it was a situation where a young man and his family really did the research, and I think it would be hard to argue that he didn’t make the right decision.” This season, Davis brought something more to McGuirk Arena than a few more wins; he brought excitement and a strong student following. Davis drove home the point of the home-court advantage, and it’s a high priority of improvement for him and the staff for next season as well. “I was worried coming into the season because I didn’t hear much optimism from fans,” Davis said. “I heard it often when we went out to raise awareness, ‘coach it’s going to be a long year.’ So to be able to have an increase in crowd support is a good step; now it’s really important this offseason to say we really need a great home court, because we don’t have one. We need this to be one of the toughest places to play in the conference.”

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Softball to play five games at IU’s Hoosier Classic By Malachi Barrett Staff Reporter

Softball heads to Bloomington, Ind., this weekend to participate in the Hoosier Classic after a packed spring break schedule. The Chippewas face off against familiar teams in Indiana University, Michigan State, Toledo, Wright State and the University of Illinois-Chicago. CMU will play in five games over the weekend, starting today with games against UIC and Indiana. Over the break, the team played in 13 games in two tournaments, finishing 8-5. It opened the weekend 4-1 but was slightly inconsistent toward the end of the tournament, going 4-4 over the remainder of the break. “I thought sometimes we looked really good and sometimes we didn’t,” head coach Margo Jonker said. “One of our goals was to improve our fielding average from New Mexico to Florida, and we did significantly better. Our hitting needed to improve, and we did that, so segments of the game improved, but we still need to get a lot better.” Two Chippewa pitchers were awarded the title of Mid-American Conference West Division Pitcher of the Week in back-to-back weekends. Junior Kristen Kuhlman led the Chippewas to a 4-1 record over the opening weekend at the USF

Tournament, earning a 2-0 record with a save. Kuhlman gave up only one run the first weekend, surrendering three hits with five strikeouts over 8.1 innings. “It’s huge that they won that,” Jonker said. “For Kristen, certainly a huge outing for her; it’s the first time she’s ever won something like that, and, as a relief pitcher, you often don’t get those type of awards.” Junior Morgan Yuncker won the following weekend, going 2-0 after two complete games. In 12 innings, Yuncker finished the weekend with a 1.50 ERA and gave up only seven hits. On the season, she has surrendered four earned runs with a teambest ERA of 1.74. CMU has been hot at the plate lately, outscoring opponents by 18 runs over spring break. If the Chippewas keep their bats on the ball, it will be tough for opponents to overcome the offensive productivity. However, it will all depend on the caliber of pitchers they are facing and how quickly they can adjust to changing conditions. “I think we have a number of talented offensive players, so it’s a matter of how aggressive we are at the plate,” Jonker said. “We need to be aggressive and have good pitch selection at the same time.” sports@cm-life.com

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All-around junior Brittany Petzold performs on the uneven bars during the Rumble and Tumble meet against Northern Illinois Feb, 8 at McGuirk Arena. CMU won 194.800 - 194.025.

Gymnastics looking to shine against EMU on senior night By Cody DeBona Staff Reporter

Gymnastics will honor its seniors during its 2 p.m. meet Saturday with rival Eastern Michigan before heading to Kalamazoo next week for the Mid-American Conference championship. CMU has scored higher than 195 in its last four meets. The team has met with the Eagles once this season, teaming up for the MichiganIllinois Challenge. CMU scored a 195.875, while EMU scored a 192.850. The Eagles struggled in the MAC this year with an 0-5 record. Despite the bad divisional record, they have fought back and will enter McGuirk Arena on a two-meet win streak. “We’re not overlooking Eastern Michigan; they’ve had sort of a rollercoaster season,” head coach Jerry Reighard said. “We know we have to be on our game; we are looking to build on our national ranking (which is No. 24 in the nation).” Last week, the Chippewas

had three meets in an eightday span, winning the first two home dual meets and falling to second place in the tri-meet at College Park behind Maryland and beating Yale. A key gymnast to watch is junior Brittany Petzold, who was named MAC Gymnast of the Week for her performance in the all-around last home meet against Alaska-Anchorage. Another gymnast to watch for is sophomore Taylor Noonan, who has completed three 9.9’s or higher on the beam this season. “I’ve been working hard year round, focusing on the little things boosting up my confidence after my surgery,” Petzold said. “It just feels really good to get recognized for all my hard work.” EMU looks toward sophomore Carrina Josephine Lo Bello to lead it after her two first-place performances in the win last week against Alaska-Anchorage. Both teams are looking to get momentum from this meet to carry with them for the MAC Championships on March 23 in Kalamazoo.

The Eagles have been consistent in scoring but have yet to break the 195 mark. Last year, the two squared off in a tri-meet rather than the dual meet they will have this weekend. The Chippewas walked away with first place and the Eagles trailing close behind. It’s no secret that this meet will be fought until the end by both teams. CMU has had an overall team effort that has lifted it to victory in the last half of the season. The upperclassmen and underclassmen have both put up outstanding numbers to combine to score as high as 196.125, a feat that has not been completed since March of 2010. “We’re looking to have the best meet that we’ve had,” Petzold said. “We have been striving for 196, and we have a school record we are trying to beat.” As of now, they sit in third place in the MAC with a MAC-unbeaten Ball State leading the pack. EMU will try to pull itself out of last place in its last meet of the season. Since it is the last home

meet, CMU will have its annual Senior Day honoring the senior’s careers. “Great night to honor them (seniors) and their accomplishments” Reighard said. The meet is also the annual Flip for the Cure meet where the gymnasts will wear pink shirts for breast cancer, the team will also be selling the t-shirts in McGuirk Arena.

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Defensive depth looking to provide strength and grow over spring practice By Mark Cavitt Staff Reporter

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Junior running back Zurlon Tipton breaks into the Miami secondary Nov. 17, 2012 at Kelly/Shorts Stadium. Tipton finished the game with 24 carries for 113 yards and two touchdowns during the CMU’s 30-16 win.

Enos looking for more from Tipton in 2013 By Jeff Papworth Staff Reporter

Running back Zurlon Tipton was first on the team last season in rushing yards with 1,492, second in touchdowns with 20 and fourth in receiving yards with 287. But, head coach Dan Enos had something to say after the second spring practice that Central Michigan’s opponents next season might not want to hear. “We still haven’t seen the best of him,” he said. “There are some things he did very well and some things he did adequately. But, overall, I think he’s a good player in a lot of different areas, and he needs to just become a great player in those areas.” Enos said a player can always improve, and what he is looking for out of Tipton is improved foot quickness and pass protection. Where Tipton can hone his game, at spring practice, is where Enos said he gives it his all, breaking 30-yard carries and running out in front in conditioning drills. “When he comes to practice,

every day, not many are going to outwork Zurlon Tipton,” he said. “He’s got a great attitude. He’s tough, and he’s got the right mindset.” The Detroit native has improved by over a yard per carry in his last two seasons, averaging 3.6 in his freshman season, 4.7 in his second season and 5.9 last season. He accounted for 32 percent of the total offensive last year, but that does not even began to show the load he carried as the season came to a close. In each of his last six games, he carried the ball over 20 times after he tallied 17 carries at the most in his first seven games. Tipton averaged 144 yards in the latter half of the year as CMU won five games and lost once. “I have to say it was an outstanding season,” Enos said. “First really full year of football he’s played since he was a senior in high school and you could tell, because he got better and better as the season progressed.” If it needed to be said, Enos said it: He has earned the starting spot if he stays on track. “There’s always going to be

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two or three guys that are going to get carries in the game,” he said. “But if Zurlon continues where he left off, then absolutely he’ll be our featured back.” Aside from various skills Tipton could improve, Enos said there is one more thing he would not mind the fifth year senior do, and that is being more vocal. “I’ve seen him develop as a leader by example,” Enos said. “It’s time for him to step up and be more vocal with his teammates.” sports@cm-life.com

The defense is looking to be a strength for the football team heading into next season after a successful 2012-13 campaign. Head coach Dan Enos said he has some specific things he wants to see out of his defense during spring practice and leading up to the spring game on April 13. “I want to see us play where we left off as far as playing physical and fast and playing better against the run,” Enos said. “Being more consistent with the pass rush and creating more turnovers is important. The last four or fives games of the year, I thought we played much better defense. The reason why was because of our defensive line.” The Chippewas have had two practices so far this week and have one more Friday morning. Enos said he has liked what he has seen these first few days out of his team, especially on defense. “They’re playing with great effort. It’s hard to tell with just being in shorts, but I think our alignments and assignments have been very good,” Enos said. “ I think they are playing extremely hard. I like our secondary; we’re very athletic. We have some good defensive linemen; they are a pretty mature veteran group, and they’ve picked up right where they left off.” Although CMU is returning five of their top six tacklers from last season, there is room for guys to fill some leadership positions, especially with the departure of defensive captain Jahleel Addae. Enos said he will be looking throughout spring practice for guys to step up and fill roles needed for the team to succeed on defense. “We need them to take that next step. When you lose a guy like Jahleel (Addae), who was an emotional leader as well as a very good

“We need them to take that next step. When you lose a guy like Jahleel (Addae), who was an emotional leader as well as a very good player. We’re looking for other guys to now take that role, and I think we have guys that are stepping up and doing that.” Dan Enos, head coach player,” Enos said. “We’re looking for other guys to now take that role, and I think we have guys that are stepping up and doing that.” This defensive group is experienced with eight defensive backs who are upperclassmen, which includes senior defensive backs Avery Cunningham and Shamari Benton. Junior defensive back Jason Wilson, along with junior linebacker Justin Cherocci, are also returning as veteran leaders on defense. “We are excited about this group of players on defense,” Enos said. “We have our two leading tacklers back. We have a lot of guys back that have played a lot of football.” Benton led the Chippewas in tackles in five games last season, including six games in which he recorded double-digit tackling efforts. He had 14 tackles against Navy on Oct. 12, which is a career-high, finishing with 126 tackles on the season, second on the team, 54 of which were solo. Cherocci led all players last season with 132 tackles and was named Co-Defensive Player of the Year for the Chippewas. He had a career-game against Oct. 27 against Akron when he tied a career-high with 15 tackles along with one pass break up. Cunningham had a great season as well. He was all over the field last season, recording two interceptions, four pass break ups and two sacks. The senior from Cincinnati, Ohio, also recorded 88 tackles, six of which were

for a loss. Wilson contributed with 50 tackles last season along with two interceptions, including one that was returned 55 yards for a touchdown against Michigan State on Sep. 8. Enos said he expects all these players to build on what they did last season in continuing to lead the defense in the right direction, which includes being good examples for the younger defensive players. “Pretty much everyone has to step up and take ownership of this team,” Enos said. “The seniors in particular we’re counting and relying on them to provide the path. Avery is an outstanding player. He’s tough, he’s smart and a good person. Jamari Benton and Justin Cherocci, same things. Those guys are very accountable and very reliable. They make a lot of tackles.” Along with the veteran players, Enos said he is also looking for a few specific younger guys to take that next step and make an immediate impact for the team next season. “Kelby Latta, he is a prime example of that,” Enos said. “He is a defensive tackle. He was having a very good camp last season until he got injured and we redshirted him. He’s back, and he’s 100 percent. Joe Bacci and Nate Ricketts at linebacker and Jordan Fields at defensive back are some young guys that I’m really looking at.” sports@cm-life.com


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In the final meeting between these two teams, Rockets senior guard Naama Shafir outshined Bradford in a battle of MAC Player of the Year candidates. Shafir had a huge game with 29 points, five rebounds and three assists. Bradford was held to six points and came close to fouling out. If the first game of the tournament is any sign as to how the Chippewas might play, then this rematch could be a bit different from their last game against Toledo.

Junior forward Taylor Johnson looks to pass the ball during the game against Ball State on Feb. 28. The Chippewas lost 67-63 in the last four minutes of the game.

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Running back Reggie Bush speaks to the media after signing with the Detroit Lions in Allen Park, Michigan, on Wednesday, March 13, 2013.

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DETROIT — A white limousine pulled into the gated parking lot at the Lions’ practice facility a little before 9:30 a.m. Wednesday with running back Reggie Bush in back. By the time it left some five hours later, Bush was a Lion, and the team had its biggest free-agent acquisition in almost a decade. Bush signed a four-year, $16-million deal Wednesday to be the Lions’ feature back and reinvigorate a running game still reeling from the concussion-related loss of Jahvid Best. One of Bush’s new teammates trumpeted the 28-year-old as “the missing piece” to the Lions’ offense. “With our aerial attack and he can catch the ball the way we can out of the backfield and some of the other running game stuff we got in place, I think it’s tailor-made for him,” guard Rob Sims said. The Lions signed four players. Safety Glover Quin inked a five-year deal to anchor the thin secondary. Defensive end Jason Jones, a Southfield-Lathrup and Eastern Michigan product, signed a three-year contract

to return home and play for the team he grew up rooting for. And after a brief sojourn into the free-agent market, cornerback Chris Houston agreed to a fiveyear deal to remain a Lion. But, by far the biggest addition was Bush, who dined with quarterback Matthew Stafford after he got to town Tuesday and had been the Lions’ No. 1 free-agent target since they sat down to plan their off-season in January. Bush said players, including Calvin Johnson and Nate Burleson, reached out to him in recent weeks about playing in Detroit. The Lions ranked 23rd in the NFL in rushing offense at 100.8 yards a game and sought a home-run threat capable of making defenses pay for all the extra attention lavished on Johnson. Bush, the Lions’ biggest free-agent signing since luring Damien Woody away from the Super Bowl champion Patriots in 2004, is coming off the two most productive rushing seasons of his career. He averaged 4.7 yards a carry the last two years with the Dolphins, had three seasons with at least 50 catches and won a Super Bowl ring with the Saints.

“The thing that was important to us was not just the talents of Reggie Bush but also the way those talents complement the other players we have on offense, notably Calvin Johnson and Matthew Stafford,” coach Jim Schwartz said. “That was really the basis of our interest in Reggie and trying to make such a strong push to get him here and be a weapon in our offense. “We had a sore need for explosive runs on offense. We were last in the NFL in explosive runs last year. And with the boxes that we see, with the way that the dynamic with Calvin works, it provides opportunity for running backs to make dynamic plays in our offense.” Bush said he only slept two or three hours Tuesday night after meeting with Stafford and Lions coaches because he was “up just thinking about all the possibilities” in the offense. “We had such a great meeting that it almost seemed too perfect,” Bush said. “But I’m excited to be here; I’m excited to get this thing on the road and get to work, because I think it’s going to be a good thing, and I look forward to winning a lot of football games here.”

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