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15 A student helped form an RSO for designing video games

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19 Recent alumni share stories and

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Djemila Fields “Noise Exposure in Entertainment Venues near a College Campus” Advisor: Dr. Michael Stewart Sam Freestone

“Why Students Choose Health: An Investigation of the Motivations of Undergraduate Health Professions and Pre-Medical Students” Advisors: Dr. Phame Camarena & Dr. William Saltarelli

Kendra Freund “Wrongful Convictions: False Confessions Lead to Persevering Beliefs of Exonerees’ Guilt” Advisors: Dr. Kyle Scherr

Hannah Geyer “Can Fish Oil Make Kids Pay Attention? Cameron Ames “Scarlet Sepulcher- Feature Film Screenplay” Advisor: Dr. Kevin Corbett Vincent Arandela “Beyond the Interests of the Firm:

A Systematic Analysis of the Relationship between Corporate Social Responsibility and Business Risk” Advisor: Dr. Crina Tarasi

Aaron Argall “Proton Exchange Fuel Cell Membranes that Mimic Biological Proton Transport” Advisors: Dr. Anja Mueller & Dr. Mary Tecklenburg Mary-MaRae Baker “Press/Die Impact Analysis” Advisor: Dr. Pablo Parraga Sydney Barnes “Introducing Electropalatogra-

phy and Ultrasound Technology to Potential Future Speech-Language Pathologists: a Comparison of How Three Presentations Contribute to Student Knowledge.” Advisor: Dr. Mark Lehman

Courtney Batten “The Need for Early Identification of Dyslexia: Evidence from Screenings of Mid-Michigan Head Start Students” Advisors: Dr. Katie Squires

Elizabeth Bumpus “Examining Pediatrician Assessment of Adverse Childhood Experiences” Advisor: Dr. Tierney Popp

Differences between Public Opinion and Research on Factors Influencing Child Behavior” Advisor: Dr. Larissa Niec

Rebecca Gillespie “Ageism: Society’s View on Age” Advisor: Dr. Eileen MaloneBeach

Andrew Byks “Social Marketing Tackling Environmental Issues: Review and Analysis of the West Michigan Case” Advisor: Dr. Mary Senter

Amanda Greene “A Cross-sectional Analysis Observing

Ian Callison “The Power of a Story: The Effectiveness of

Jordyn Guilmette “Awareness & Management of the Rising Cost of Post-Secondary Education” Advisor: Dr. James Felton

Sergio Campo Periago

Celeste Hay “Descent: A 12-look Fashion Collection Including Hand-rendering and Computer Aided Design Techniques” Advisor: Dr. Michael Mamp

Long-Form Advocacy Journalism on Human Rights Issues” Advisor: Dr. Steven Coon

tion” Advisor: Dr. Pablo Parraga

“Off-Center Loading Verifica-

Activity Levels of Traditional College Students” Advisor: Dr. Rachael Nelson

Courtney Carlson “Spot the Difference: Comparison of Captive Cheetah Nutrition in Zoological Institutions” Advisor: Dr. Leslie Hildebrandt

Miranda Hengy “Understanding the Impact of Lake Stratification on Freshwater Bacterial Communities” Advisor: Dr. Deric Learman

Nicole Collins “Students’ Self-Perceived Confidence

Krystal Henry “Studies on the Controlled Release of Novel “Sweet” Galactosyl Salicylic Acid” Advisor: Dr. Minghui Chai

Levels in Accounting and Business Skills” Advisors: Dr. Robert Bromley & Dr. Debra Mcgilsky

Allyson Hermann “Infant Mental Health Consultation

Krestina Bednarz “Chemical Synthesis of Azido Inositols via Ferrier Rearrangement” Advisor: Dr. Benjamin Swarts

prehensive Business Plan” Advisor: Dr. James Damitio

Matthew Benkert “Transcribing a Musical Work from

Amanda DeLongChamp “Participant Reactions to Task

Alicia Horton “Curriculum Mapping Through the Years” Advisor: Dr. Sarah Pfohl

Jennifer Beuschel “Methods to Improve Doctor-Pa-

Julianne DeMarco “Training Word Level Stress Percep-

Gretchen Imel “Trends in and Barriers to Recreation Participation in CHARGE Syndrome” Advisor: Dr. Timothy Hartshorne

Dana Blankenship “Explore and Promote Healthy

Victoria Dennis “Human Rights in Argentina: A Matter of

Piano/Flute to Organ/Flute” Advisor: Dr. Steven Egler

tient-Parent Interactions” Advisor: Dr. Kimberly O’Brien

Body Perception in CMU Senior Females” Advisor: Dr. Chunbo Ren

Sean Bradley “Expectation and Reality: The Influence

Blake Dagenais “New Leaf Supply- A Researched, Com-

Feedback” Advisor: Dr. Matthew Prewett tion Using Non-Speech Stimuli” Advisor: Dr. Mark Lehman

Truth & Reconciliation” Advisor: Dr. Alejandra Rengifo

with an Early On Home Visitor: Voicing the Experience” Advisor: Dr. Linda Traum

Morgan Jenks “Students’ Self-Perceived Confidence Levels in Accounting and Business Skills” Advisors: Dr. Robert Bromley & Dr. Debra Mcgilsky

Megan Keen “Thermoregulatory and Perceptual Effects

of Program Notes on Listener Expectations and Perceptions of Music” Advisor: Dr. Jennifer Kitchen

Gabriela DeOliveira “The Effect of Social Instability on

of a Percooling Garment Worn underneath an American Football Uniform” Advisor: Dr. Kevin Miller

Katelyn Brannan “Evaluating the Knowledge and Attitudes of Physician Assistant and Physical Therapy Students Regarding the “Exercise is Medicine” Incentive.”Advisor: Dr. William Saltarelli

Joseph Dessert “Raspberry Pi Monitory Network for

Kristopher Kieft “One Thousand Revolutions Later: A Collection of Stories on SciFi Viral Encounters” Advisor: Dr. Matthew Roberson

Clara Brennan “Molybdenum Speciation across the

Jordan Dragos “Brexit: An Analysis of Opinions after the

Hormone Secretion in the Cichlid Fish Astatotilapia Burtoni” Advisor: Dr. Peter Dijkstra Personal Training: Bench Press” Advisor: Dr. Qi Liao

Kaitlyn Klay “Optimization of Lumiflavin Synthesis as a Replacement for Riboflavin in Reaction” Advisor: Dr. Anton Jensen

Kyler Knapp “Transformative Learning and Honors: Les-

Chemocline of a Meromictic Lake” Advisor: Dr. Anthony Chappaz

Vote” Advisor: Dr. Michael Pisani

Samantha Brown “A History of Solo Literature for the Flute” Advisor: Dr. Joanna White

and History in Glencolmcille’s Cultural Children’s Cottages” Advisor: Dr. Jeanneane Wood-Nartker

Sarah Brown “Children’s Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Non-Smoking and Smoking Households” Advisor: Dr. William Saltarelli

Brandon Kohler “The Influence of Population Health on Hospital Performance” Advisor: Dr. Nailya Delellis

Jacquelyn Ewasyshyn “Effectiveness of Sexual Aggres-

Madison Kontio “Improving Parent Perceptions through

Kathryn Brucia “The Psychological Basis for the Over-Prescription of Antibiotics: A Literature Review” Advisor: Dr. Kimberly O’Brien Andrea Buckley “Rehabilitation vs. Punishment: The Need for Educational Programming in Prisons; Changing Attitudes through Service Learning Experiences” Advisor: Dr. Shelly Hinck

Katherine Ehninger “The Integration of Art, Design,

sion Peer Advocates’ Co-Ed Program on Individuals and Their Understanding and Perception of Sexual Assault” Advisor: Dr. Brooke Oliver-Hempenstall

Brendan Farley “Influence of Acute Exercise on Markers of Bioavailability of Nitric Oxide (NO) and NO Activation via the Protein Kinase B (PKB/Akt) Signaling Pathway in Rodents” Advisor: Dr. Rachael Nelson

sons from Narratives of First Semester Honors Experiences” Advisor: Dr. Phame Camarena

Family & Clinician Partnership” Advisor: Dr. Mary Beth Smith

Alex Kraft “The Walking Dead: Parasocial Relationships and Television” Advisor: Dr. Alysa Lucas

Victoria Krajenka “Evaluating the Knowledge and Attitudes of Physician Assistant and Physical Therapy Students Regarding the “Exercise is Medicine” Incentive.” Advisor: Dr. William Saltarelli


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Kyal Lalk “Investigating the Conserved Gene daf-16 Using C. elegans as an Aging Stem Cell Model” Advisor: Dr. Xantha Karp

Deanna Scheid “Effects of Steviol on Glucose Uptake

Timothy VanAtter “An Investigation of Catholicism on College Campuses in the United States” Advisor: Dr. Kelly Murphy

Emma Lazarus “Who is She? An Analysis of Female Representation in Young Adult Literature” Advisor: Dr. Carlin Borsheim-Black

Zachary Scherzer “Structural Determination of the

Brian Leen “The Glycolytic-to-Oxidative Muscle Fiber Switch seen in Spinal and Bulbar Muscular Atrophy Mouse Models” Advisor: Dr. Jamie Johansen

Hannah Scholten “Does an Undergraduate Major

Alexandra Verloove “Effectiveness of Nutrition Education on Fruit and Vegetable Consumption among a Sample of Students at Central Michigan University” Advisor: Dr. Najat Yehia

Catherine McKay “Folic Acid Awareness, Knowledge, & Supplementation Practices among CMU Female Students” Advisor: Dr. Najat Yehia

Adeline Meachum “The Presence: A Study in Short Fiction” Advisor: Dr. Matthew Echelberger

Carolyn Mooi “Chronic Aphasia Language Intervention

Utilizing Post Traditional Therapy by Means of Digitalized Application: A Single-Subject Experimental Study” Advisor: Dr. Natalie Douglas

Holly Moore “Students’ Transformational Experiences and Learning: Narratives from First-Semester Honors Undergraduates” Advisor: Dr. Phame Camarena Alyssa Morley “Validation of a Real-Time Sweat Collection Device” Advisor: Dr. Jeffrey Edwards

Rakel Osentoski “Identifying Morphemes in Children’s

Books: The How’s, the Why’s, and the Impact on Preschoolers” Advisor: Dr. Katie Squires

Teghan Oswald “Cultural Identities of Multinational Young Adults” Advisor: Dr. Athena Mclean

and its Cellular Mechanisms in Rat Skeletal Muscle in Vitro” Advisor: Dr. Naveen Sharma

Actin Cross-Linking Domain of MARTX Toxin of Vibrio cholerae”Advisor: Dr. Stephen Juris

Effect a Student’s Knowledge on Exercise, its Benefits and Their Participation?” Advisor: Dr. Paul O’Connor

Samantha Schwemin “Small Business Marketing Plan”

Advisor: Dr. Misty Bennett

Richard Sivak “Computer VR Chalkboard”

Justin Wagoner “Transitioning into Adulthood: An Exploratory Study into determining if Transition Resources in the ISD School Districts in the State of Michigan” Advisor: Dr. Dawn Decker Shelby Walker “Does the Kinesin-1 Complex Regulate

Advisor: Dr. Anthony Morelli

CAR-1 in Arrested Oocytes?” Advisor: Dr. Jennifer Schisa

Allie Slough “Tongue Twisters: Creating a Non-Profit Organization for Speech Therapy” Advisor: Dr. Crina Tarasi

Morgan Warner “Be Who You Are” Advisor: Dr. Kristina Rouech

Alana Smith “Effect of Overexpression of GFP-tagged

Whitney Warner “The Role of Personality in Physician

Copine C on Growth and Development in Dictyostelium and Identification of GFP-tagged Copine C Binding Partners” Advisor: Dr. Cynthia Damer

Drew Smith-Hall “The Effect of Innocents’ Beliefs and Stress on False Confessions” Advisor: Dr. Kyle Scherr

Matthew Smyk “Health Perception, Depression, and Self-Esteem: A Guided Autobiography Approach” Advisor: Dr. Han-Jung Ko

Hannah Sommers “Dynamic Effects of Wearing a Lycra Garment on the Gait Pattern of Infants during the First Month of Independent Walking” Advisor: Dr. Jennifer Sansom

Assistant Student Satisfaction” Advisor: Dr. Dawn Wesenberg

Jami Watson “La Belgique, Le Japon et l’ occident:

l’identite et les langues dans Ni d’ Eve, ni d’ Adam (2007) d’ Amelie Nothomb” Advisor: Dr. Leila Ennaili

Jennifer Webb “Homo naledi and early modern humans in South Africa: a comparison of the dental and mandibular remains from the Rising Star and Klasies River Mouth sites” Advisor: Dr. Rachel Caspari

Steven Webb “Produce to Pantries: An Assessment of

Food Pantry Clients’ Fruit and Vegetable Access and Preferences” Advisor: Dr. Leslie Hildebrandt

Hannah Packan “The Importance of a Training Program for College Media Companies” Advisor: Dr. Kimberly O’Brien

Alyson Spitzley “Effects of Differences in Topic Specifications on the Writing Quality of Undergraduate Students” Advisor: Dr. Stephanie Richards

Brandon Palmateer “Using Optogenetically Activated Neural Precursor Cells to Increase Implantation Efficacy in a Parkinson Disease Mouse Model” Advisor: Dr. Ute Hochgeschwender

Emileigh Stoll “The Honors Colloquium: The Evaluation of a One-Credit Experiential Course” Advisor: Dr. Phame Camarena

Marie Parker “Enhancing Home Grown Health: An Assessment of Community Supported Agriculture Members Regarding Nutrition Education Needs” Advisor: Dr. Leslie Hildebrandt

Chelsea Storms “An Comparative Analysis of Karol Szymanowski’s Preludes, Op. 1, Nos. 1, 5, and 7; Arnold Schoenberg’s Op. 19; and Ryan Elvert’s Chasing Vapors” Advisor: Dr. Alexandra Mascolo-David

Abigail Parrish “The Second Intifada: Motivational Factors of Palestinian Suicide Terrorism” Advisor: Dr. John Robertson

Lianne Strimpel “Documentation and Assessment of the Central Michigan University School of Medicine Honors Early Assurance Program” Advisor: Dr. Phame Camarena

Lydia Wetters “A Tale of Two Narrative Tests: Comparing the Test of Narrative Retell and the Test of Narrative Language for Interchangeability” Advisor: Dr. Katie Squires

Jordan Stuart “When you Wish”

Anthony Wirth “Study of Expenditures while Studying

Daniel Racalla “Case Study on Effects of Altitude on the

Nathan Swanson “Exploring the Learning Partnerships

Bradley Wojcik “Alternate Keyboard Interface” Advisor: Dr. Anthony Morelli

Elyse Ramsay “A Comparison of Two Reading Fluency

Nicole Thompson “Comparative Analysis of IL-15

Madeline Woodke “Training Word Level Stress Perception Using Non-Speech Stimuli” Advisor: Dr. Mark Lehman

Amanda Platt “The Use of a Narrative Approach to Investigate Quality Of Life in Aphasia” Advisor: Dr. Natalie Douglas Heart’s Performance” Advisor: Dr. William Saltarelli

Advisor: Dr. Annette Thornton

Model as a Foundation for Mentoring Emerging Leaders in Business” Advisor: Dr. Amy McGinnis

Strategies in Fourth Grade Students” Advisor: Dr. Stephanie Richards

mRNA and Protein Levels in RM-1 Prostate Cancer Cells to Create a Cancer Vaccine” Advisor: Dr. Daniel Griffin

Breanna Ripenbark “Treatment Fidelity: It’s Impor-

Nicole Thompson “Triosephosphate isomerase (TPI1)

tance and Reported Frequency in Aphasia Treatment Studies, An Update” Advisor: Dr. Natalie Douglas

Abigail Robinson “Sexual Decision-Making & Friendship Support” Advisor: Dr. Alysa Lucas

Adrian Rylski “Synthesis and Evaluation of Dinitrophe-

nyl-Modified Trehalose Analogues for the Delivery of Antibody-Recruiting Small Molecules (ARMs) to Mycobacteria” Advisor: Dr. Benjamin Swarts

Allison Sadro “Identifying Morphemes in Children’s Books: The How’s, the Why’s, and the Impact on Preschoolers” Advisor: Dr. Katie Squires

gene effects on cell survival in Saccharomyces cerevisiae” Advisor: Dr. Steven Gorsich

Audrey Weber “Understanding the World of Collegiate Debate: A Statistical Analysis of Negative Strategy” Advisor: Dr. Joseph Packer Alicia Weeks “Responses of Black-capped Chickadees to the Calls of an Avian Predator” Advisor: Dr. Nancy Seefelt

Morgan Westwood “Effects of Gender Studies and

Diversity Classes on Feminist Ideals in Higher Education” Advisor: Dr. Jayne Cherie Strachan

Abroad” Advisor: Dr. James Damitio

Corinne Wuerfel “How do Simulations Impact Future

Speech-Language Pathologists’ Perceptions of Those with a Learning Disability?” Advisor: Dr. Stephanie Richards

Gina Torre “Coffee for a Cause: Changing the World One Cup at a Time.” Advisor: Dr. Crina Tarasi

Megan Yettaw “Comparing Face-to-Face and Video

Megan Trotter “Characterizing Toxicity of Tau in Drosophila melanogaster” Advisor: Dr. Michelle Steinhilb

Oliver Yockey “A Threat from the Damaged Nucleotide

Lauren VanAtter “To what Extent are Central Michigan University’s Pre-Physician Assistant Suggested Majors Adequate for National Acceptance into Professional Physician Assistant Programs?” Advisors: Dr. John Lopes Jr & Dr. Denise Webster

Instruction” Advisor: Dr. Christopher Davoli

Pool: Misincorporation of an Oxidized Nucleotide by DNA Polymerases” Advisor: Dr. Linlin Zhao

Hannah Zimmermann “Sexual Communication within

Cross-Sex Friendships” Advisor: Dr. Alysa Lucas


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THANKS FOR READING CM LIFE Congrats to May grads on making it through, enjoy summer and keep following our coverage

The 2016-17 academic year might be the most eventful of Central Michigan University’s recent history. In September, the Central Michigan football team achieved an upset so unexpected that the other team, Oklahoma State, is still in denial. Since then we’ve been through a contentious presidential election, many campus protests, the appearance of an anti-semitic Valentine on campus, a projected two-year $20 million budget deficit and numerous large-scale university events like Threads Fashion Show and New Venture Competition. This year has kept the staff of Central Michigan Life extremely busy in delivering coverage of the campus community to you

EDITORIAL — the students, staff and faculty at CMU — as well as the Mount Pleasant community. We couldn’t have done it without you. Thanks for reading. For all of the 3,100 students who will walk the stage in their caps and gowns on May 6, we’re excited to see how you’ll change the world with what you’ve learned here. Whether you’ll gain alumni status or not, we hope you use

the summer to relax and recharge after this eventful year at CMU. Our primary goal at Central Michigan Life is to make sure every reader can find something relevant or interesting in our coverage. If this is something you think we’re not doing adequately, let us know. We appreciate all of your comments. Without you, we wouldn’t be able to do what we love. We appreciate feedback on coverage in the comments and in the form of guest columns and letters to the editor. Engagement from readership helps us gauge our impact on campus. Hearing from our readers is a vital role in the journalistic process. This is the last print edition of Central Michigan Life for the school year, but we’ll continue covering the campus and community throughout the summer on cm-life.com. Follow Central Michigan Life on Facebook, on Twitter at CMLIFE, Instagram at cmlifephoto, and Snapchat at cmlife. Thanks for reading. Have a safe, fun summer. And to all of our May graduates — fire up! File Photos

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Make the most of your time here by making more memories

I sat on the edge of my bed, one hand grabbing my chest to hold my broken heart together, the other catching hot tears as they fell from my face. It was the Sunday before CM Life left for a convention in Texas and I had just found that out my grandma had passed. Two nights before, I had made it back home from my baby cousin’s funeral. I held his tiny body for the first time at my uncle’s funeral two months prior to that in January. I sat there, remembering the pain in my other grandma’s eyes when she buried her son after a short fight with cancer. The exhaustion showed on my cousin’s face as she tried to hold herself together after unexpectedly losing baby

Angela Corello Business Development Manager Luke to a rare heart condition. There was cracking and pauses in my aunt’s voice when she called me about my grandma who never woke up from her nap. As I digested the news, I thought about my last memory with her. It was Spring Break and I was driving from Mount Pleasant, to Grand Rapids, to Ann Arbor, to Dearborn, to Detroit, to Pontiac, to Chicago, flying out to New York, flying back to Chicago,

and driving home after. Somewhere in there, I found an hour and a half to stop by Clinton Township to see my grandma and listen to her stories. To make a memory. I almost didn’t. I almost canceled due to pure inconvenience. I didn’t know it would be the last time. I didn’t know that she’d only have two weeks left. I guess I made it work because I could. I could find a way to make anything work if I really wanted to. Or maybe because I hadn’t seen her in so long. Or because I had canceled on her when my uncle passed. And maybe it was because of him that I did make it work. I once read that time goes by faster at the end because there are less memorable

events happening. In high school, for example, there are many activities like prom, homecoming, senior trip and graduation. When you’re older, you might have a routine and feel like there are less new memories to talk about. If you want to create time, you just need to do more stuff. This means not accepting excuses for yourself and your busy life. It means living, even when you feel like you’re dying. So when it is time to say goodbye, whether it be to a loved one or an experience like college, you won’t think about the things that could have been. You may feel exhausted, you may be broke or broken, you may only have a minute, but find a way to make

it work. College is filled with some of the best and worst experiences you will have, and there’s nothing quite like it. So before you walk across stage in your gown, or drop out, or transfer, or whatever it is that you decide to do, ask yourself if you’re proud of how you spent your time. Ask yourself if you accomplished everything you wanted to. Ask yourself — how will I make the most of this? I sat on the edge of my bed, one hand grabbing my chest to feel it rise and fall with each breath, the other helping me stand back up to prepare for my week in Texas. To create more time with more memories.

Administrators: take on teaching role by talking to CM Life Joe Strummer, the lead singer of The Clash, once said, “without people, you’re nothing.” The same is true for any journalist. Without good sources, you don’t have a story. I was fortunate to learn that in my time at Central Michigan University and more so with Central Michigan Life. Half of this job isn’t knowing how to write, or how to gather information from documents or data. The most important aspect of reporting is your ability to form relationships with sources. It’s about trust, honesty, respect and fairness. The articles that make the biggest impact on our campus community can all be traced back to great sources. People who set aside 15 minutes of their day to meet with CM Life reporters so they can get their facts straight. In an era where the whole truth is more difficult to find, these city officials, students leaders, CMU administrators, faculty and staff members all helped us create genuine portrayals of campus issues.

Ben Solis Managing Editor

To my sources: I am forever grateful for your help, and I implore each of you to give other CM Life reporters what you freely gave to me. You are playing an active role in our education as young journalists. Too many of your colleagues don’t share your willingness to speak to us, which I’ve always felt ran counter to the overall mission of CMU. At last month’s budget forum, administrators and professors spoke at length about the student experience. What they didn’t talk about was my student experience. For CM Life reporters, this means attending long and often boring meetings. It means reading a hundred pages of meeting minutes and budget documents. It means hours of transcribing

EDITORIAL BOARD EDITOR-IN-CHIEF | Kate Carlson MANAGING EDITOR | Ben Solis OPINION EDITOR | Andrew Surma MULTIMEDIA EDITOR | Brianne Twiddy NEWS EDITOR | Greg Horner NEWS EDITOR | Evan Sasiela NEWS EDITOR | Sarah Wolpoff DESIGN EDITOR | Ashley Simigian

interviews to make sure you’ve got it right. If I had a dollar for every time a CMU administrator or faculty member denied us an interview on the grounds of past inaccuracies, rejected our Freedom of Information Act requests or simply said they didn’t have time to meet with us, I’d have my first two student loan payments paid off. Each time I interviewed President George Ross one-on-one, I ask him if he reads CM Life. He always tells me he’s too busy. Too busy to read the conduit that would help him understand the needs of students. Ross does have time, however to read the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal instead. Anyone but us. He’s said that to me twice. Too busy. Not enough time. Right. I’m graduating at the end of this week. I earned my degree by talking to people, and finding a way to make them talk back. Two years ago, I was covering the city of Mount Pleasant. Students and

residents were at each other’s throats over excessive partying and overpolicing. It all had to do with a complex zoning issue that many residents and students still don’t understand. My job was to dissect it and then write about it. I wouldn’t have been able to do that without great sources. People like Mayor Kathy Ling, who met me low key at The Malt Shop when she was still just a city commissioner to explain the history of that contentious borderline. She invited me for a ride along the M2R3 border so I could see what it looked like on the ground. People like Tom Idema, director of Student Conduct, who let me call him at 10 p.m. on his house phone to factcheck the biggest story of my college career — an investigation into a rogue fraternity accused and then booted off campus for misbehavior. He had just tucked in his kids. It was late. Still, he made time. To those administrators who think

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Detroit’s DJ Psycho gets personal on latest mix tape By Ben Solis Managing Editor news@cm-life.com

It’s been a rough two years for Detroit’s Dezi Magby, who is better known to fans as DJ Psycho of Detroit Techno Militia. His mother died in January of 2016. In April of that same year, he and millions of fans lost Prince, Magby’s biggest musical influence. Between those deaths, and the deaths of friends to drug addiction, Magby turned inward. The result is his latest mixtape, “PigMac VI: Bessie’s Boy,” dedicated to his mother and those who fed his veracious appetite for funk, soul and hip-hop when he was growing up in a blue-collar Flint family. By his own admission, he hasn’t played techno in at least a year. Instead, he’s been digging in record

crates, searching for those old tracks his family would play on REVIEW repeat. That industrial work ethic is evident on “PigMac VI,” the most recent installment under his alter ego, Piggy McTiggers. McTiggers is a madman. A manic soul whose sleepless mind keeps Magby’s imagination moving — especially when it comes time to focus and lay down a tape like “PigMac VI.” It sprawls with at least 109 different songs, 206 pieces of vinyl recordings, samples, sound effects and snippets of conversations with Magby’s mother. He recorded them months before she died. While there are clear moments of danceable hip-hop, the dread and solemnity of old school soul on “Pig-

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Trustees increase room and board rates at April meeting By Evan Sasiela News Editor news@cm-life.com

Next year students can expect a 3.5 percent increase for room and board following a decision made by the Central Michigan University Board of Trustees on April 27.  Students living in residence halls will pay $9,736 for lodging starting Aug. 1. According to a chart presented at the meeting, CMU has the 10th-lowest room and board rate out of Michigan’s 15 public universities. The cost of doing laundry in residence halls will now also be included in that rate beginning next year.  “(Residence Life does) a really good job of estimating the number of students we’ll have in residence halls and apartments,” said Barrie Wilkes, vice president of Finance and Administration. “They analyze the local market in regards to apartments to make sure we are competitive.” The board approved a 5 percent increase in graduate student housing. There is no increase for Northwestern and Kewadin apartments. Tuition is usually announced at the April meeting, but budget concerns and the upcoming state appropriations estimate have delayed that discussion until June, according to a University Communications press release. The 2017-18 fiscal year operating budget and tuition rate will be discussed at the board’s June 29 meeting.  College of Medicine tuition, however, was approved for the next academic year. In-state students will pay $40,070, about a 1.4 percent increase from this year. Out-of-state tuition will remain at $73,522. Provost Michael Gealt said the university will not raise the out-ofstate tuition so CMU can continue to be competitive. He explained out-of-state tuition is reaching a cost that would make CMU among the most expensive medical schools nationally.  Trustees approved more than 3,100 Spring 2017 graduates. For those in the College of Medicine, it will be the school’s first graduating class. During his report, University President George Ross discussed the university’s projected two-year $20 million budget deficit and claimed CMU “will have a balanced budget, and CMU

will remain a strong, major, national university.” Ross said despite cutting unfilled positions and eliminating another two dozen staff positions, CMU is hiring 40 faculty members this summer and fall to fill vacant positions. “I am pleased that our leadership around campus has stepped up to make difficult choices,” Ross said. “We’ve made choices to protect students, to protect (their) education.” Some have criticized Ross and administrators for the budget shortfall. “At the end of the day, if there’s something to criticize it’s typically the president and the administration,” Ross said. “We respond to the environment and demographics. We have talked about (the budget) since last fall. We knew some extra credit hours were reducing. We started making preparations for it.” Trustee Tricia Keith said CMU has taken a proactive approach in managing the budget deficit and administrators are trying to communicate with students and staff. “We’re cautious and conservative in our approach, but at the same point we very much support the actions that we’re taking,” she said. “As (Ross) said, this is a normal course of business in adjusting to your revenues.” If CMU went through with Gov. Rick Snyder’s maximum allowed tuition increase allowed, Wilkes said the shortfall would sink from $20 million to $2 million. However, the goal was not to have those dollars “stacked on the backs of students.” There has been discussion across campus about the university’s $22.5 million subsidy to Athletics Department. Faculty member Mary Senter, who teaches in the Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work, recommended that a task force be implemented to assess the cost and benefits of intercollegiate athletics. During public comment, Senter said the NCAA is expanding while state appropriations are shrinking and fewer students are coming to CMU. Sophomore Max-Edward Rizer addressed the board and raised concern about funding the counseling center. He described how a roommate tried to commit suicide after the person was unable to get an appointment with a counselor. Rizer asked how CMU could

Mackenzie Brockman | Staff Photographer Trustee William R. Kanine listens to committee reports during the Board of Trustees meeting on April 27 at the Bovee University Center.

justify spending so much on athletics while devoting so few dollars to the counseling center. The Counseling Center is a part of Enrollment and Student Services. According to the 2016-17 operating budget, the Counseling Center total expenses equal $860,571. Athletics’ total expenses are more than $29 million. Athletics’ total revenue is about $7 million. Ross said CMU has increased the number of counselors on campus and stressed the importance of safety on campus. The Counseling Center’s professional counseling staff comprises 11 people, according to the Counseling Center web page. “To equate (Rizer’s story) to how we fund athletics I think is unfair,” Ross said. “There’s a lot of things we fund on this campus, including a counseling center that has more than one psychiatrist and a clinical psychologist. I’ll admit I wish we had more (counselors). But to equate that to athletics I think is an unfair comparison.”

Ross added that while the athletics subsidy exceeds $22 million, about half of that comes back to the academic colleges due to student athlete scholarships. He said there have not been discussions about dropping to NCAA Division II in recent years. He said the MidAmerican Conference discusses “student success” priorities before athletics. Trustees also appointed 14 faculty and staff members to emeritus rank. With summer renovations to Grawn Hall and plans for a Center for Integrated Health Studies on campus, Ross said the state of CMU is strong despite budget concerns. “Overall, I think the state of the university is good,” he said. “There’s been a lot of conversations about the budget. Our budget is suggested based on available revenues. This isn’t the first time we’ve made adjustments to the budget. It won’t be the last time.”

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THREE CMU ALUMNI TO SPEAK AT SPRING 2017 COMMENCEMENT CEREMONIES FROM MAY 5-7 More than 3,100 students will receive degrees from May 5-7 in McGuirk Arena and Plachta Auditorium, according to a university press release. The ceremony for the College of Medicine’s first graduating class will take place May 7. Muriel Howard will speak at the doctoral ceremony, which is at 4 p.m. on May 5 at Plachta Auditorium. Howard is the first African-American and woman to become president of one of six presidentially-based higher education associations located in Washington D.C. She will receive a Doctor of Public Service honorary degree. Gail Torreano will speak at the 9 a.m. undergraduate ceremony. Torreano is a 1972 graduate of CMU and has served as chair of the CMU Board of Trustees. She will receive a Doctor of Communal Science honorary degree. Carter Oosterhouse will speak at the 1:30 p.m. ceremony. He has starred in more than five shows on TLC, NBC and ABC. The 2000 CMU graduate founded Carter’s Kids, which seeks to put a halt in child obesity. He will receive a Doctor of Public Service honorary degree. Pamela Spencer will speak at the 6 p.m. ceremony. The 1996

CMU alumna has teamed up with the American Chemical Society to create a toxicology training series. She was a chair for the Executive Alumni Advisory Board for the CMU College of Science and Engineering from 2011-15. She will receive a Doctor of Science honorary degree. A. Lorris Betz will address the first-ever CMED graduating class at 2 p.m. on May 7 in Plachta Auditorium. Betz has been named one of Utah Business Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People. He also serves as the University of Utah Health Care CEO and dean of the School of Medicine. He will receive a Doctor of Science honorary degree.

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Instructor loses job, upset with treatment of fixed-term faculty By Emma Dale Staff Reporter news@cm-life.com

When Bill Blond discovered he will not have a teaching position at Central Michigan University in the fall, he said he felt all of the energy leave his body. “I just sat there kind of numb,” said Blond, an English instructor. “It felt like somebody pounded a tap into my back and just drained my life out like syrup.” As CMU addresses a two-year $20 million budget deficit, Blond found he is one of dozens of faculty members and staff who are losing their jobs or not being reappointed. Although administrators said the university is laying off 24 staffers, Blond said that number does not reflect the fixed-term faculty who are not being reappointed. The fixed-term faculty Lecturer I contract does not require the university to justify discontinuing their position. Blond taught at the university as a graduate student from 2008 to 2011. He returned in 2014 as a fixed-term faculty member. Despite making efforts to “prove himself ” to the university, such as getting accepted to the Teaching Enhanced Active Learning Academy, he was told he will not be reappointed. He said he’s especially devastated because he was one semester away from advancing into a two-year contract, which would have offered greater job security. “I wish this was not normal,” Blond said. “But the way fixed-term faculty are treated, it’s typical. You know if push comes to shove they can get rid of you for any reason. “I’m very frustrated. The lack of security, the anxiety, (the) depression that comes from knowing that you’re not wanted anymore; you’re no longer needed. It’s crushing.” Blond feels his loyalty to the university has

Alli Rusco | Freelance Photographer Professor Bill Blond teaches his ENG 201 class on April 26 in Anspach Hall.

not been reciprocated. He questions the administration’s devotion to academics. “I want to know: how much have they tightened their belt in the upper-level administration?” Blond said. “I’m going without a lot, I’m cutting a lot. I want know how many senior level officers have received a pay cut.” Pamela Gates, dean of the College of Humanities and Social and Behavioral Sciences, and department chair, Nicole Sparling both declined to comment, because “faculty hires

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for fall semester are not yet complete.” Blond said the administration has called fixed-term faculty a “flexible” workforce, as if the instructors do their jobs just to “help out.” “It’s your job, it’s your livelihood. It’s something I enjoy doing,” Blond said. “I enjoy teaching, but the lack of security is crippling.” Since his notification, Blond has incorporated searching for jobs into his daily routine. He worries about supporting his family. Daria, Blond’s wife, is a stay-at-home mother caring

for their sons — Davy, Sammy and Charlie. “With our kids, it’s stressful,” he said. “I can’t spend as much time with them because I’m worried about finding a job. It’s hard on your marriage, you need time together. Working to raise a family of three kids is already hard enough, but then when you don’t know where you’ll be — whether you’ll be moving, staying, (or) whether we’re going to take a much lower paying job. I don’t like disappointing my family.” After finding out about his job loss in early April, Blond said it can be difficult to continue teaching every day. As he’s been trying to finish classes and grading in the past few weeks, he often feels “drained, unmotivated, hurt and left behind.” However, he still is working through the struggles and remains available to his students. “The No. 1 reason you’re there is for the students,” Blond said. Battle Creek junior Jace Trevino, a student in Blond’s English 201 class, described him as enthusiastic and devoted to students. He thinks it’s hard to find teachers as willing to connect with classes, and that Blond’s energy has not been affected in the classroom. “He tries really hard,” Trevino said. “He puts his effort into it. It’s a subject that’s difficult to process if you don’t have the right teacher behind it. He makes his classes challenging, but insightful at the same time.” Trevino values Blond’s influence because of his passion and personality as an instructor and person. Trevino didn’t know Blond was not being reappointed at CMU, but said the news breaks his heart. “He’s so OK with how nerdy he is,” Trevino said. “So OK (with it) that he shares it with everyone. It’s a beautiful thing. You can’t find those kind of people, that are just willing to be themselves with you and not hold back.”

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Courtesy Photo Daryl and the Beans cover of its album Burnin’ the Eagle.

English professors’ album includes rendition of ‘Alma Mater’ By Cassie Malhado Staff Reporter news@cm-life.com

A heavy metal version of Central Michigan University’s “Alma Mater” is now available through an album created by three English professors. “Burnin’ the Eagle” was recorded by Daryl and the Beans, which features Jeffrey Bean on vocals, guitar and bass, Robert Fanning on vocals, guitar and percussion, and Darrin Doyle on vocals, guitar and slide percussion. Originally created to play at a faculty tal-

ent show in 2012 that never happened, the band continued practicing and has now been together for five years. “We sound like a rock band that could only manage to find acoustic instruments and are playing them as if they are electric,” Doyle said. “We’re also unique in that we don’t take ourselves too seriously. We don’t mind laughing at ourselves because after all, we’ve got day jobs as professors.” The professors’ album includes rock, folk and indie-inspired music. The band also specializes in odd arrangements of familiar songs and obscure covers.

Some of the most notable of these covers are a heavy metal version of CMU’s “Alma Mater”, a bluegrass version of the Hip-Hop group Run DMC’s song “Hard Times” and a folk inspired, three-part harmony rendition of Van Halen’s “Jump” and Slade’s “Come On Feel The Noize”. “We have a pretty wide-ranging taste in music, and we’re all very open to playing different types of songs,” Doyle said. “It’s really fun to see what ideas come out of our collaboration. We’re always adding various elements to keep things fresh.” Collaborating on the album spanned three months, from June to August 2016. All the

mixes were then completed by March, thus allowing the album to go on sale. Daryl and the Beans will donate all album sale proceeds to the Carroll Arnett Scholarship, an award that benefits student writers at CMU. “Burnin’ the Eagle” can downloaded for $8 through the Central English/Creative Writing Facebook page or on compact disc for $10. The disc can be purchased by contacting Doyle through the English Department. You can see Daryl and the Beans live when they perform their songs as an opening act for Joe Hertler and the Rainbow Seekers during the Max and Emily Summer Concert Series in August.

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Grosse Pointe sophomore Alanna Sparks races a friend on an inflatable obstacle course during Maroonzie on April 28 outside Warriner Hall.

CMU & YOU The Spring 2017 semester is almost over. Students are preparing for finals and getting ready for summer, we asked them to look back: What is something you wish you had done differently this semester?

Emily Palmer Lansing sophomore

“The beginning of the semester went really well and I was very confident, but after I got back from Spring Break that changed. Now I’m undecided about my major. So, it’s frustrating finishing this semester not knowing if these two years will count toward my major. I wish I hadn’t jumped into a major as fast as I did because I might have wasted time and money for something that won’t even count.”

Jeff Voss Macomb senior

Briana Hadley Shelby Township junior

“It’s been a very stressful semester and I’m excited to wrap it up. I think this was my hardest semester and I’m happy for it to be over. I work two jobs and I’m super involved at school so I don’t think I could’ve cut back. Next semester I’ll try not to be as busy so I can spend more time on my classwork.”

“I wish I hadn’t waited until the last minute to do my projects and homework — which I did every semester. I liked all of my classes, but I’m excited to go out and get a good job — a real job.”

Avery Jackson Rochester Hills freshman

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KEEP LEARNING Sarah Case graduated in May 2013 after majoring in Spanish and English, and English as a Second Language. Case did not land a job immediately after graduation and called summer 2013 one of the most stressful times of her life. She continuously filled out application and kept getting rejected. Case said a lot of application systems are automated and there is a lack of human contact. “It’s really stressful knowing you’re throwing your application into the abyss and you never know what’s going to come out,” she said. In 2013, during Labor Day weekend, Case received a call from Mount Pleasant Public Schools. She was eventually offered a part-time position in its ESL program, which was new at the time.

elf-assertiveness and flexibility are two important attributes that alumni say employers look for in job applicants. More than 3,100 Central Michigan University students will become alumni this week and will enter the workforce to start their careers.  Julia Sherlock, director of Career Services, said CMU stands alone as a pipeline for students to achieve success in career fields, with Mount Pleasant being a close to large markets such as Detroit. “CMU does a good job of anticipating market needs with programs that prepare students,” Sherlock said. “The bottom line is the employer is looking for the whole package.” Some recent CMU graduates offered advice on how to navigate the world after

“It was exciting,” Case said. “It was nervewracking. It validated that I spent all this money, time and energy on this.” Her part-time position in September 2013 transitioned into a full-time job the following month. She helps teach English as a second language to international students in the district, most of whom are family members of CMU students. She is now a Master’s student in addition to her working with international students, which has grown from 50 in year one to 100, and now 75. During her time at CMU, Case said was a Resident Assistant in Thorpe Hall. This required her to build relationships with her residents to help them explore groups and activities on activities. “(Being an RA) was really great in terms of professionalism,” Case said. “I needed some of what I learned in my time as an RA for my current job.” Case shared five tips for graduates gearing up to explore the real world:

start early, come prepared to interviews with questions, find something to keep yourself busy and relax you, bring personalized cover letters and resumes and have relevant items on your resume. Flexibility is an important quality to adopt, Case said. “Being able to roll with the punches and make the best of the situation that you find for yourself is important in your first job,” she said.

EXPANDING YOUR SKILLS When Ashlea Phenicie started at CMU, she wanted to be a journalist. However, she picked up a variety of skills while pursuing her education, including graphic design, marketing and public relations. Phenicie majored in integrative public relations with an interest in political public relations. After graduating in 2015, the first-generation college student interviewed at PR firms


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in Washington D.C. However, Phenicie decided to remain close to home. She commuted an hour-and-a-half every day from Adrian to Lansing to work as digital media manager at Vanguard Public Affairs. She deals directly with digital components of work such as graphic design, web design and social media campaigns for clients. Now, Phenicie is living in Lansing and is ready to move into her first house. Phenicie did not utilize many of the student success resources on CMU’s campus; she networked in other ways. Her friend in her Delta Phi Epsilon sorority knew her current boss. When she applied for jobs, she put her resume on Instagram. “It’s important to let your network know when you’re looking for a job because people want to help you,” Phenicie said. Grades and grade point averages don’t matter, but Phenicie said portfolios do.

Rosalie Bauman | Freelance Photographer Dec. 2015 alumna Ashlea Phenicie poses for a photo on April 29 at the Bovee University Center.

She said to get experience, complete an internship, stay in touch with those involved in your field and don’t give up if you receive job rejections. “Not every place is going to be the right fit. You’re looking for where you’re supposed to be,” she said. Phenicie has sat in on interviews for Vanguard. She said some people summarize their resume, but it’s also helpful to have stories to share. It’s also important to walk into the interview with confidence. CMU has great culture for getting students involved outside of the classroom, Phenicie said. “Those experiences really made me a better candidate and helped me to finally land a job,” she said. The No. 1 tip employers are looking for, based on Phenicie’s sit-ins at Vanguard interviews, is to be self-assuredness. “If you want someone to believe you can do the job then you have to believe

you can do the job,” she said.

MANAGING YOUR CAREER Sherlock said students can get careerready by volunteering and getting internships in addition to academic work are prone to success. Students should encompass a variety of skills and be a “package deal,” she said. Career Services conducts a FirstDestination survey six months after graduation, Sherlock said. According to the most recent 2015-16 report by the Office of Institutional Research, 496 of the 812 participants were employed fulltime, while 96 had part-time work. Sherlock said students should engage in the job search by junior and senior year, either through career fairs or by networking with employers. She added it is important to take initiative during the transition from the college life to the professional world. Employers contact Career Services every day, Sherlock said. Using Handshake,

Rosalie Bauman | Freelance Photographer May 2013 alumna Sarah Case poses for a photo on April 29 at the Bovee University Center.

CMU’s client-relationship management tool, there are more than 4,000 jobs posted specifically for CMU students. Sherlock said employment-seeking is 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week, 365-days-a-year. For underclassmen, Sherlock said the key is to achieve post-graduation success is to get involved. She said the one thing employers do not value is when students do nothing except attend classes. College is about selfdiscovery, and Sherlock said students of that caliber are “caught behind the eight-ball.” About 60 percent of the student body utilizes Career Services, which offers ways on how to get started in your career and mock interviews with trained students. For advice, Sherlock said to be a continuous learner and to utilize resources to find success after switching the tassel. “There’s no excuse not checking us out,” she said. “We’re here for students to help with student success. There’s no secret formula.”

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Student sparks enthusiasm for video game development By Sarah Wolpoff News Editor news@cm-life.com

Starting her freshman year at Central Michigan University, Molly Rossman knew she was interested in video game design. The Midland senior grew up playing Nintendo 64 games such as Super Smash Bros and Pokémon Stadium with her father. The artist went to college in 2013, striving to break into the industry with her drawings and designs. There is no video game design program at CMU, so Rossman developed her own path. Her ambition drove her to work with advisers and faculty to personalize her curriculum. In her freshman year, she collaborated with Tony Morelli, a computer science professor, to establish the Game Development and Design Club that teaches other interested students how to make games. The club started meeting in Spring 2014. It intends to educate students, host events and tournaments. “The biggest benefit is the community aspect,” said Highland senior

Ethan Coggins, vice president of the club. “It’s fun getting together with people that share your passion for video games and want to work in the industry.” One of the three events the club hosts every semester is dedicated to charitable causes, Rossman said. They join in Rely for Life every spring, and in the fall, they participate in the Extra Life fundraiser, where they raise donations for children’s hospitals in Michigan. “We stream (ourselves) playing or making games for 24 hours and ask people viewing for donations,” she said. “It’s my favorite process that we go through.” Now, Rossman works for Morelli, who quickly became her mentor, and researches ways to make video games for accessible for people with disabilities. “This is my passion. Inclusivity motivates me,” Rossman said. “Gaming is so important in that everybody has an inherent right for a sense of play and fun, and (should be able to) have that lei-

Ariana Strzalka | Staff Photographer Midland Senior Molly Rossman comes up with ideas for a video game during a Game and Development and Design Club meeting on Feb. 1 in Pearce Hall.

sure time of games.” After looking through different programs and courses, Rossman found her academic trifecta. She will graduate on May 6 with a major in Two-Dimensional Art and two minors in Interior Design and Multimedia Design. Rossman

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aims to use her qualifications to design environments in video games. “Honestly, I’m interested in designing anything,” Rossman said. “I love character design, (but) that has a really flooded market. I’d prefer the environmental stuff and I’ve gotten so much better at articulating that through the interior design minor.” CMU offers courses in different programs that have game design aspects, Rossman said. She thinks the university would benefit from establishing a program that connects those dots. “The virtual world is at the forefront of (our) lives and people don’t even realize it,” she said. “People spend so much time on their phones, and anything you see on your phone involves a pro-

grammer, an artist and a writer. It’s important to realize there’s a lot of careers that go with that and taking gaming seriously is important.” The RSO has generated substantial student support for a design program. That did not go unnoticed by the College of Communications and Fine Arts. Janet Hethorn, dean of the college, said she is confident there will be a program established in upcoming years, and the Curriculum Committee has already identified classes that will fit. “There’s a lot of people excited about that,” Hethorn said. “Communication and fine arts is about critical and creatively thinking to bring about change in the world. We have to be aware of what the needs are and figure out how to shift to adjust to make programs that are meaningful.” Rossman said general meetings are meant to be educational. They show tutorials regarding different design elements and how to use software necessary in the field. Students interested in joining the club are encouraged to follow their Facebook page at www. facebook.com/CMUGDDC, and attend weekly meetings once the Fall 2017 schedule has been set. Through the club, Coggins, an Information Technology student, developed coding skills and a strong friendship with Rossman. Together, they have combined their skills to create almost every game in their portfolio. “(Rossman) is really passionate about games and video game design,” Coggins said. “She’s always super friendly, always very willing to help people who are struggling

with their own problems in game design. She’s really creative, and talented in the art field. She’ll (think of) the ideas, and I’ll put them together.” Coggins described the first video game he made with Rossman, titled “Enter at Your Own Risk,” where the player is stuck in a maze searching for clues on the way out. “It’s a really creepy atmosphere. There’s this guy (shrouded) in a red cloak that’s following you,” he said. “She drew it and showed it to me, and I thought it sounded cool so we put it together.” Both Rossman and Coggins work for Morelli, studying the utility of games for people with disabilities while often working with departments across campus. During her favorite project, Rossman collaborated with the Psychology department. “Graduate psychology students got in contact with (Morelli) about testing this idea of doing something in a virtual environment, and seeing if people with disabilities can still do it in a physical environment,” she said. Rossman was given photos of a room in the Education and Human Services building that the project was designed from. She was then able to model the virtual room based off the pictures. “It’s hard though because I think I cut out a very large portion of gamers, those who are blind, because I’m an artist,” Rossman said. “I really want to look into how I can work with gaming and gamemaking, when the core of my work is completely unseen or used for someone with the disability.”


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ATLETHIC DIRECTOR FINALISTS SELECTED Four finalists have been selected to interview to become Central Michigan University’s next athletics director, according to a university press release. The finalists are: • Mike Harrity, senior associate athletics director for studentathlete services at the University of Notre Dame. He will be on campus May 1.  • Chris King, director of intercollegiate athletics at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. He will interview May 2. • Michael Alford, senior associate Mike Harrity athletics director for administration and development at the University of Oklahoma. He will interview May 8. • Marie Tuite, Marie Tuite interim athletics director at San Jose State University. She visits campus May 9. On April 17, Central Michigan Life requested through the Michigan Freedom of Information Act the applications of eight candidates interviewed by phone or Skype. On April 25, the university requested an additional 10 days to fulfill the request. Central Michigan Life is appealing the request. Under the university’s request, the

application material will not be released until May 9. Bob Martin, vice president for advancement and chair of the 16-member search committee, said the field was narrowed from 37 to eight applicants on April 12 after a national search. 19 of those candidates come from Division I schools. Eight of them have athletic director experience, nine are senior associate athletic directors and nine come from Power Five conferences, said Martin. Each finalist will have four interviews Chris King at CMU beginning May 1. They will meet with President George E. Ross, the president’s cabinet, head coaches and senior athletic department staff, and the search Michael Alford committee. Ross is expected to make an offer to fill the position by June 1. Martin said the university saved nearly $100,000 by appointing current staff, faculty members and former and current student athletes to the panel instead of hiring a professional search team. It’s common to include the coach with the most revenue as well as a leading women’s coach, Martin said. The committee

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Rush signs with Dallas Cowboys as undrafted free agent By Kullen Logsdon and Andrew McDonald Staff Reporters sports@cm-life.com

After finishing a storied career as the starting quarterback for Central Michigan, Cooper Rush is officially on his journey to the NFL. After he wasn’t selected in the 2017 draft, the Lansing Catholic high school graduate landed a spot with the Dallas Cowboys as an undrafted free agent. Rush announced his decision via Twitter on April 29. “Thank you @dallascowboys for the great opportunity,” he said in a Tweet. “Can’t thank my family, friends, coaches and most of all my teammates! Ready to work!” Rush was one of CMU’s most revered quarterbacks in program history after starting 50 consecu-

tive games in his four-year career. The Charlotte native also threw for 12,894 yards and 90 touchdowns during his tenure with the Chippewas. After playing his final game as a Chippewa in December 2016, Rush immediately began preparing for the East/West Shrine Game in January. Rush competed against top seniors from around the country and received guidance from NFL coaches. From there, Rush started getting his body ready for the NFL Combine in March. The combine is a way to test incoming NFL players against each other in different athletic events.  At the combine, Rush met with NFL teams and competed in the 40-yard dash (4.93 seconds), the vertical jump (27 inches), the broad jump (105 inches), the 3-cone drill (7.23 seconds) and the 20yard shuttle (4.47 seconds).

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File Photo | Josh Barnhart Alumni and former quarterback Cooper Rush speaks to the media during Pro Day on March 20 in the Indoor Athletic Center.

Rush also threw passes at the combine and said he felt he matched up well with the other quarterbacks overall. “I felt really confident going into it and coming out of it,” Rush said. “I got the attitude like I’m right there with the rest of those guys. Now you just have to make the most of that opportunity.” Since the combine, Rush returned to CMU and has been working on shaping up some aspects of his throws while working on his fitness. He said he’s dropped close to 10 pounds and is down to around 220. “I’ve just been up here trying to get into football shape,” he said. “You spend the whole previous two to three months getting in combine shape and trying to test well. Now you have to get back in football shape. I definitely think my skill set translates to the next level.” Dan LeFevour, who was drafted by the Chicago Bears in 2010, has been on campus several times in the last month and has worked with Rush to get him ready for the next level. Rush has always looked up to LeFevour, who now plays in the Canadian Football League. He said he values LeFevour’s advice.  “He’s been playing pro ball for seven to eight years now and he knows what he’s doing and does it the right way,” Rush said. “You try to emulate that.” Central Michigan head coach John Bonamego also worked with Rush over the last two years. Before coming to CMU, Bonamego coached on five different NFL teams. He said Rush has the tools and mentality to make it in the pros. “He’s done everything he can possibly do,” Bonamego said. “He did very well at the all-star game and combine. There’s zero question about his character, commitment and intelligence. Now it’s just a matter of seeing where he ends up. Once you get there, that’s where everything

starts. Getting there is only half the battle.” Very few quarterbacks in the NFL start their rookie season. Rush said he is determined to make a difference his first year in the league. Rush said he learned a lot about the NFL from Bonamego and believes he can compete right away. “It’s all about competing for that top spot no matter what,” he said. “Obviously if you go to a team with an established starter, you compete for that top backup spot. No matter if you get drafted or you’re a free agent, once you’re in the door it’s all about football evaluation.”  Former teammate and CMU alum Kavon Frazier, who also plays for the Cowboys, gave a shoutout to Rush on Twitter shortly after the news broke. “Can’t wait to play with you again,” Frazier said in a Tweet. Rush will have to compete with Kellen Moore and Dak Prescott for the quarterback position with Dallas. Prescott broke out last season for the team as a rookie and helped lead their squad to first place in the NFC East division before losing in the divisional round of the NFL Playoffs to the Green Bay Packers. On May 5-8, NFL teams are allowed to hold their three-day, post-Draft rookie minicamp from Friday through Sunday or Saturday through Monday. That same event can also be held May 12-15.  There is no official word on when Rush will arrive in Dallas or get involved with the team. Rush said seeing the success of his friends in the NFL is encouraging and he looks forward to seeing them on Sundays.  “There’s a lot of great guys who played here,” he said. “Central produces a lot of good NFL talent, so you just hope to be a part of it. I just can’t wait to get after. I can’t wait to get a playbook and get to camp. I’m energized and ready to go.”


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Mikayla Carter | Assisstant Photo Editor Senior pitcher Rachael Knapp pitches the ball during the Chippewas game against Ball State on April 29 at Margo Jonker Stadium.

Seniors play last home game, earn MAC West Division title By Andrew McDonald Staff Reporter sports@cm-life.com

Earlier this season, senior right fielder Evelyn Lorimer summed up what the Central Michigan softball team has been fighting for all season. “All I want is to help this team get back to the top because they deserve it, we all do,” Lorimer said. “I want everyone to play their hardest and do everything they can to get back to the (MidAmerican Conference Tournament), and honestly, a regular season championship would be great to.” That regular season championship became a reality on April 29. Four seniors played their last game at Margo Jonker Stadium that Saturday as the Chippewas completed a three-game sweep against Ball State over the weekend. This guarantees the team at least a share of its first MAC West division title since 2008. With one win next weekend at Eastern Michigan (15-32 overall, 3-18 MAC), the Chippewas will win the MAC West outright.  For head coach Margo Jonker, winning the MAC West title felt like redemption. “The kids really bought in this year,” Jonker said. “Last year was tough so I think none of us wanted to deal with that again.” The Chippewas finished with a 24-27-1 record last season. With three games left in the regular season on this campaign, the team sits at 34-13 overall with a 16-5 MAC record.

Senior pitcher Rachael Knapp was on last years team and finished with a 14-14 record overall. Her improvements this season have been monumental. The St. Joseph native now finds herself with a 20-8 overall record, 1.30 earned run average and 226 strikeouts on the season. She is in the top three spots of the MAC in all of those select categories. “Rachael made a commitment over the summer that she was going to out work everybody and be a leader,” Jonker said. “Knapp’s strikeouts, of course, we will miss a lot (next year).” Overall, CMU is now two games ahead of Ohio which is 14-7 in the MAC. With a sweep next weekend or two Ohio losses, the Chippewas would secure their first outright MAC championship since 2004. Other than Lorimer and Knapp, CMU will be losing another pair of valuable players from this season’s squad. Infielder Taylor Lewallen and catcher Danielle Marlink played their final game at Margo Jonker stadium on Saturday. Lewallen has started 42 games this season and has held a .290 batting average. The Surprise, Arizona, native had scored eight runs to go along with her 16 runs batted in so far this season. As for Marlink, she has been the starting catcher in 26 of the 28 games she has played in, totaling a .250 batting average with seven RBI and five runs scored of her own. Behind the dish, she has a .944 fielding percentage. The Chippewas close out conference play at Eastern Michigan on Wednesday and Thursday with games starting at 3 p.m. and 1 p.m. in Ypsilanti.

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File Photo | Rich Drummond Senior quarterback Cooper Rush, left, speaks to head coach John Bonamego, right, before the game against Ohio on Nov. 15, 2016 at Kelly/Shorts Stadium.

File Photo | Josh Barnhart Junior guard Marcus Keene smiles at the crowd during the Chippewas game on Feb 3 in McGuirk Arena.

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A new year brought in new faces, milestones and downfalls for Central Michigan athletics. After returning from Miami without a bowl game win and a 6-7 season record, the football team’s next endeavor during the offseason was to replace star quarterback Cooper Rush. Starting 50 consecutive games in his four-year career, Rush became the second-highest passer in Mid-American Conference history, throwing for 12,894 yards and 90 touchdowns in his tenure with the Chippewas. The Charlotte native announced on April 29 via Twitter that he landed a spot with the Dallas Cowboys as an undrafted free

agent, joining his former teammate Kavon Frazier. Rush will have to compete with Kellen Moore and Dak Prescott for the starting quarterback position. A Tweet from Shane Morris on Jan. 18 brought big news. The 6-foot-4 Warren native announced that he will use his one year of eligibility to join CMU’s roster after graduating from the University of Michigan in May. Morris will compete with returning quarterbacks Tommy Lazzaro and Tony Poljan to replace Rush in 2017. With Poljan leading the battle as of the annual Spring Game on April 22, the quarterback competition should be a two-horse race between him and Morris through most of fall camp. After losing both its offensive coordinator and running backs coach in less than a month, the Chippewas hired former Northern Michigan head coach Chris Ostrowsky to bring in a

new offensive system to the 2017 roster. Ostrowsky was hired in March and showcased a glimpse of his spread offense system at the Spring Game. Along with the staff changes on the football team, the athletics department is in the midst of a search for a new athletic director after Dave Heeke announced his departure in late February. He will take the same position at the University of Arizona. Heeke passed off his ‘Championship Culture’ to former CMU executive associate athletic director Mary Weston, who is serving as the interim AD. Four finalists have been named to visit campus in May. President George Ross is expected to make an offer to one of the four by June 1. w MILESTONES | 28


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File Photo | Taleen Markarian The women’s basketball team huddles together before a game against Eastern Michigan on March 4 in McGuirk Arena.

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HOOPS, HOPES AND HEARTBREAK The seasons for the men’s and women’s basketball teams took different paths, but ended on similar notes. While the women’s team was nearly unstoppable at home this season with a record-breaking 15-1 record at McGuirk Arena, the men’s team went from being tied for first in the MAC West to plummeting in the conference an eight-game losing streak to end its season. The season ended on March 6 for the men in the first round of the MAC Tournament while the women’s season ended with a heartbreaking loss to Western Michigan in the final 11 seconds of the quarterfinal game on March 8. Despite the tough ends to its seasons, both teams had recordbreaking campaigns through the spring semester.

File Photo | Taleen Markarian Women’s basketball head coach Sue Guevara swings the net over her head after defeating Eastern Michigan on March 4 in McGuirk Arena.

With a 23-9 overall record and 15-3 record in the MAC, the women’s team won its first regular season title in 32 years. Head coach Sue Guevara became the all-time winningest coach in program history with 176. Several Chippewas had noteworthy seasons for both teams. Sophomore guard Presley Hudson scored a program record 43 points against Ball State on January 11, suprassing Shonda Long’s 40-point performance against Buffalo in 2011. Junior Tinara Moore totaled a record-breaking 64 blocks this season. Marcus Keene and Braylon Rayson declared for the 2017 NBA Draft after leading one of the country’s top scoring offenses. Keene not only led the nation in scoring, but became the first Division I player since 1997 to average 30 points per game. He finished the season with seven 40-point games and a 50-point performance against Miami (OH) on January 21. His backcourt counterpart Rayson finished the season second in the MAC in scoring (21.2) and was selected to the All-MAC Third Team. He finished third in CMU history in scoring with 1,885 career points.

TO BE CONTINUED The baseball team is ranked No. 2 the MAC West with a 11-4 league record. Michael Brettell and Colton Bradley combined to hold Kent State to one run on one hit over the final five innings on April 29 as the team wrestled away a critical 7-4 victory. Margo Jonker’s softball team swept Ball State in its home finale on April 29 to guarantee a share of the MAC West Division Title. The Chippewas lead the overall MAC standings by two games over Ohio. The young lacrosse team will enter its third year as a varsity program next season as part of the Southern Conference. The Chippewas snapped a program-best, three-game win streak at the hands of Detroit-Mercy, ending its season 7-10 overall and 4-6 in the Atlantic Sun Conference. Central Michigan Life sports reporters will continue coverage throughout the summer on the baseball and softball teams, the MAC Championships for the track team, the search for CMU’s new athletic director and any and all updates on current and former student athletes.


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s ’ o h W k Lo o ! g n i t a u d Gra fami Congrats from your

Sean Steven Bradley

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Vincent Andrew Arandela Vince, Congratulations! We are so proud of all your accomplishments and we know you have a bright future ahead.

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Love, Mom and Dad, Megan and Michelle

Samantha Joann Brown

Sarah Nicole Brown

Sean,

Samantha,

Congratulations Sarah!,

You have accomplished so much at CMU! We are so proud of you and the great teacher you have become! Good luck at I.U.

We are so proud of you and your many accomplishments. You have grown into quite an amazing strong woman with so much ahead of you. How did 4 years fly by so fast. We love you and couldn’t be prouder.

We are SO proud of all your accomplishments at CMU. Good luck on your Masters and Graduate Assistant position!

Love, Mom, Dad, and Shannon

Djemila Imani Fields

Love, Mom and Dad

Love, Mom and Dad

Aaron Archie Young

Djemila, Congratulations! We are so very proud of you and all of your achievements at CMU. We love you, Mom and Dad

Aaron, Congratulations! We are very proud of your dedication, study, and hard work to earn your Bachelor’s degree in Science. Our world needs young, imaginative, and creative minds like yours to solve major environmental issues. We cannot wait to see what life has in store for you. Love, Dad & Mom


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s ’ o h W k Lo o ! g n i t a u d Gra fami Congrats from your

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Andrew John Byks Congratulations Andrew! We are so proud of all your accomplishments!

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Ginger Marie Christie

Jessica, Congratulations! We are so proud of all you achieved in research and chemistry. So excited for your future years at Purdue! Love, Mom, Dad, and Daniel

Emily Ann Austin

All our love, Mom, Dad, Sara, Nana, Papa, Auntie, Uncle Kevin, Brooklyn and Uncle Paul

Bradley Alexander Couture

Ginger,

Brad,

“A” is for apple & awesome, because that is what you are! We are so proud of you & your accomplishments at CMU; Wishing you the best in life & that your dreams come true! Love, Mom & Daryl

You’ve always made us proud. Congratulations on your accomplishments at CMU. May all your hopes and dreams come true! Love, Mom, Dad, Jon, and Katie

Nicole Marie Yakima

Nicole,

Congratulations Emily, We are so proud of everything you have accomplished. The world is yours – Go take it!

You have grown into a very successful young lady. We can’t wait to see what the future holds, we know you will definitely make a difference in the world!!! Love, Mom, Dad, Jessica, Grandma & Devon


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Sean William Cronstrom

Jacquelyn Ewasyshyn

Kelly Frazee

Sean,

Jacqui,

Very proud of you! Graduating with a degree in Psychology/Religion and getting into graduate school! What great accomplishments!!

You are truly amazing, intelligent, caring, dedicated and persistent. We are extremely proud of your accomplishes.

Freshman Year to Phi Sig to Graduation! So proud of all you’ve accomplished and excited for your bright future!

Love, Mom and Dad

Love, Mom, Dad & Joey

Love, Dad

Kevin Andre Gargano Kevin, You were at CMU in 2000 and now a 2017 grad! Chip for life/PSP forever. We’re proud of you. Congrats! Love, Mom, Dad, Bryan, + Family

Janine Louise Ginderske

Kelly,

Joshua Scott Hovater

Janine,

Josh,

Congratulations - you did it! All your hard work paid off. We couldn’t be more proud of you. Many doors will open for you with your new CMU degree. Take it all in and relish it, you deserve it!

Your bright smile, big heart, and brilliant mind have us beaming with pride. We love you so! Grandma Kathy from Miami and Grandpa too!

Mom, Dad, Josh, and Madison

Jacquelyn Zeman Jacquelyn, From your first day of preschool to your last day of college you have succeeded beyond expectations all due to your own drive and hard work. We are very proud of your accomplishments and for making things happen! With love and pride today and always, Mom & Dad


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s n a v E a h s o i a R a Robert Raiosha, Congratulations on your graduation. You have exceeded our hopes for you in so many ways! Best wishes for your next adventure. We are so very proud of your achievements.

With Love and Pride, Mom & Dad.


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s ’ o h W k Lo o ! g n i t a u d Gra famil Congrats from your

Brandon Richard Kohler

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Hannah Leigh McGoldrick

Brandon,

Our Sweet Baby Hannah is all Grown Up!,

We are so very proud, you never cease to amaze us. Congratulations on this successful step in life’s journey.

We are so VERY Proud of you on this Amazing Accomplishment! Congratulations! All our love Always, Mom, Dad, and Nathan <3

Love, Mom & Dad

Claudia Nicole Ramsey Claudia, TA-DA – YOU MADE IT! We couldn’t be more proud of all you have accomplished at CMU! You will make an amazing doctor! We love you, Mom, Ken, Chloe, Ariel, Zach, Tyler, Brooklynn & Ali

Elizabeth Jackson Lizz, Congratulations on all of your achievements at CMU. We are so proud of you. You will always be our little pumpkin pie! Love, Mom & Dad

Erika Murawski Erika, Congratulations! I am very proud of All you have accomplished. You have excelled in your 4 years at CMU! Love, Mom


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Louis Johnny Palmer Louis, Congratulations! You have done such an amazing job in your academic and athletic career at CMU. We are so proud of your achievements.

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Love, Mom and Family

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Andrew,

Nicole,

You have conquered so many obstacles. You have exceeded everyones expectations. I am so proud of you!

Congratulations! We are so proud of your accomplishments! Let your talent continue to shine and set the world on fire!

Mom

Love, Mom and Dad

Jason Richard Shannon Tawas “Stepping Stones” Preschool began the journey that culminates with today’s graduation ceremony. Smile Jason, you’ve earned it. Love, Dad, Mom, Auburn, Jennifer, Ryan and Shadow

Alexander Thierbach Alex, Words cannot express how proud we are of you on the day of achievement. We wish nothing but the best for you on your journey to complete your goal. Much love, Mom & Dad


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Lianne Meagan Strimpel Congratulations Lianne, This wasn’t the first, and it won’t be the last time we get to brag about you. Shine on you Graduate! We are very proud of you.

James Columbus Justice Love,

“Try not to become a man of success, Mom & Mitch, Dad & Blair, but rather a man value.” Bryan,of Laura, Lisa, and Lyndsey —Albert Einstein

We’re so proud of you for adding value to your self and the world that knows you!

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Love, Mom and Dad, Edi & Jason and Jocelyn, Mary & Brett and Eren, and Jessica.

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Brandon, Congratulations! We are so proud of you and the amazing young man you have become! Your faith, and commitment are outstanding! You have accomplished so much in your life, we can’t wait to see what you do next! Don’t ever stop dreaming your dreams and doing the impossible! Love, Mom and Sara


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ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- Today is a 7 -- Things are getting fun over the next few days. Keep practical priorities, and save time for blowing off steam. Spend time with people you love. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Today is a 6 -- Slow down and listen today and tomorrow. Make household repairs, and deal with unexpected developments. Quick action now saves money and time later. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- Today is an 8 -- Enter a twoday learning phase. Clarify miscommunications immediately to avoid a mess. Ignore rumors and gossip. Gather information, but don’t make long-term determinations yet.

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MONDAY, MAY 1, 2017

CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- Today is an 8 -- Delays with communications and transport could affect your cash flow through tomorrow. Keep a cushion for the unexpected. You may need to dip into savings.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- Today is a 7 -- Your wanderlust is getting worse for the next day or two. Travel and fun are favored, despite possible traffic. Regarding the story, stick with the truth.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Today is an 8 -- Take some private time for yourself over the next few days. Miscommunications abound today; find a quiet spot for some pampering. Recharge your batteries.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Today is a 7 -- For the next two days, handle financial matters. Keep your wits about you, despite chaos or distraction. Don’t fund a fantasy. Get terms in writing.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Today is a 6 -- Look back for insight on the road ahead. Notice your dreams today and tomorrow. Peaceful private time satisfies. Meditate on past and future plans. Conclude arrangements.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- Today is an 8 -- Work with your partner over the next few days. Avoid stupid arguments, especially over unplanned distractions. Stick to safe bets and common routine.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- Today is an 8 -- Rely on your teammates through tomorrow. Forgive misunderstandings and flow gracefully around unexpected complications, to save time and upset. Avoid financial discussion. Applaud your crew.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- Today is a 7 -- Maintain your physical routines and practices over the next few days. Expand into a new market. Stay out of somebody else’s argument. Traveling is awkward now.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- Today is a 7 -- Expect a test or challenge for the next few days. Don’t let anyone push you around. Career matters take the forefront. Avoid controversy or fuss.

(Astrologer Nancy Black continues her mother Linda Black’s legacy horoscopes column. She welcomes comments and questions on Twitter, @LindaCBlack. For more astrological interpretations like today’s Gemini horoscope, visit Linda Black Astrology by clicking daily horoscopes, or go to www.nancyblack.com.) ©2017 By Nancy Black. Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC. all rights reserved.

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