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Bill would ax maximum Pell Grant amount by $845 7,689 students could be affected at CMU By Kyle Kaminski Staff Reporter

Robert Burrum funds his own college experience The Williamston freshman works two jobs in his hometown, has large student loans to pay and, like 7,688 other CMU students, he utilizes Pell Grants. But for the 35.5 percent of CMU undergraduates who receive a Pell Grant, life could get just a bit tougher financially.

House Republicans proposed a bill Friday to ax the U.S. Department of Education’s budget by $4.9 billion, including a $845 reduction to Pell Grants. The proposal would reduce the maximum Pell Grant amount of $5,550 to $4,705. “I really don’t understand why education would be the target of any budget cuts,” Burrum said. “I really can’t afford to lose any grant money. It’s already hard as it is.” The federal Pell Grant program is operating at a $5.7billion deficit. Special Education, Title I, and Head Start also would lose funding. The bill is expected to go to

the floor later next week where it could receive some amendments or even further budget cuts. “I’d definitely say this was a poor decision,” Burrum said. “I really hope the bill doesn’t pass.” While the bill still has to stay afloat through a Democratcontrolled Senate and nothing has become official, it has done little to ease the nerves of college students struggling to pay for their education. “Cuts will be made to the federal education programs,” said Diane Fleming, associate director of client services at the Office of Scholarship and

Borowski said. “Students have enough to worry about as it is, cutting the few programs that actually help us is ridiculous.” During the 2009-2010 academic year, 6,629 CMU students received a Pell Grant for a total of $25,553,270, Fleming said. In the 2010-2011 academic year, 7,689 CMU students have received a Pell Grant for a total of $28,550,894. “As you can see, there was a significant increase in the number of Pell-eligible students from (fiscal year 2010 to fiscal year 2011),” she said. “This increase has a direct correlation to the Michigan economy and

Financial Aid, in an e-mail. “It’s unknown at this time which programs will see reductions or be eliminated.” Fleming said it will have a significant impact on CMU students if the 2011-2012 Pell Grant is reduced. “Students and families will be forced to borrow more loans, work more hours, and/ or enroll in fewer credits,” she said. Dansville sophomore Michelle Borowski said the last thing she needs to worry about is losing more financial aid. “Between paying for rent, books, gas and food, it’s already really hard to manage,”

Obama will reveal plan to reduce $1.4-trillion deficit

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Project’s progress ‘on track’ WMU, Oakland closer to opening med schools By Annie Harrison Staff Reporter

Unattached students rejoice, despise Valentine’s Day By Theresa Clift | Staff Reporter


allmark cards, boxes of chocolate, balloons and hearts are a sign it’s that time of year again — Valentine’s Day has arrived. Many single students dread the infamous Feb. 14. “It kind of sucks being single on Valentine’s Day,” said Troy sophomore Kenny Mero. “It sucks seeing everyone going out to dinner with their girlfriends, and seeing all the commercials and stuff.” Some think the term “Singles Awareness Day” is a more appropriate moniker. “I’m not particularly a fan of the holiday,” said Matt Balmes, also a Troy sophomore. “It’s almost a smack in the face to single people.” Many people use the opportunity to show their friends and family how much they love and appreciate them instead of reserving the holiday for couples.

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and instead celebrate the freedom of not being tied down to anyone or having any responsibilities or expectations to live up to. “It actually feels great knowing that I don’t have to take anyone to eat or buy them anything,” Brighton sophomore Kevin Zaborowski said. Daniel Pugh recalled several solitary Februaries. Patience eventually paid off for Pugh, an instructor of sociology, anthropology and social work. “I went through many Valentine’s Days alone,” he said, “but it was okay because eventually I met someone I love.”

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guitarist Brad DeRoche, was the second of three performances in Art Reach’s Winter Concert Series. More than 60 people attended the concert. Kathy Hill, executive director of Art Reach, said Tucker was a natural choice to perform in the series. “We know that she performs and she’s done a concert here before, so it was a short trip to asking her,” Hill said. In addition to working on the Art Reach Board of Directors, Tucker also works as a secretary at the School of Music at Central Michigan University. She schedules many of the per-

formances hosted by Art Reach and usually selects artists from a local talent pool. She said many of the center’s recitals feature faculty members from the School of Music, which leads to highquality, professional-style performances. “We have a lot of talent in this community,” she said. “This has always been a passion of mine, to get this type of recital together.” The idea for the Spanishthemed concert came from a conversation between

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According to a study by the National Retail Federation, Americans will spend more money on kids, family, friends and co-workers than the significant others in their lives. It found average consumers will spend about $77 on their loved ones versus a total of about $98 on other important people in their lives this year. Many single students spend time together on Valentine’s Day to feel less alone. “It’s great because you get to get really drunk with all your other single friends,” said Hartland junior Jeff Miller. Some single students are not bothered by the holiday,

Universities all over Michigan are scrubbing up their curriculums with new medical schools. CMU’s College of Medicine is “on track” both structurally and financially, according to administrators close to the project. Dr. Ernest Yoder, the college’s founding dean, said the project has received positive attention and $1,035,000 has so far been raised. The amount is about $35,000 more than first reported by CM Life in September. “Everyone in the wider community has been extremely supportive,” he said, “and I believe we will hit our targets in a timely way.” Yoder said the overall goal is to raise $25 million. He said $15 million will go toward facilities, $8 million toward endowing scholarships and $2 million toward startup. Steve Lawrence, CMU’s associate vice president of Facilities Management, said construction for the college is 55 percent complete and is “on schedule to reach substantial completion on Aug. 31, 2011.” Oakland University and Western Michigan University are also developing new schools of medicine. Dr. Angela Nuzzarello, associate dean of Student Af-

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By Maria Amante Senior Reporter

Significant cuts can be expected when President Barack Obama reveals his proposed budget today. Jacob Lew, director of the White House Office of Management and Budget, wrote in The New York Times Feb. 6 the president will attempt to reduce a $1.4-trillion budget deficit through a “comprehensive and responsible” plan. Lew said a $125-million cut to the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, about a quarter of the current funding levels for the project, will be proposed. Larry Sych, associate political science professor, said the president will undoubtedly propose cuts, but they will be more modest than those of the Republican-controlled House. “The president’s proposal is really just advisory. Congress can choose to take a president’s proposal (or ignore it),” he said. “The Republicans pledged to cut spending to 2008 levels — that may be deeper than what the president is proposing.” Both the House and Senate will propose budgets, Sych said, and Republicans will not give Obama’s budget a warm reception. The budget will include a five-year freeze on domestic spending, as Obama promised in his State of the Union address. According to the Washington post,

our high unemployment rate.” Fleming said cutting the Pell Grant would only account for a small percentage of the total national budget. In order to achieve significant budget reductions, she said Congress needs to tackle the entitlement programs, including Medicaid, Medicare, Social Security and defense. She said the federal government must also do something about increasing revenue. “While the suggested budget cuts are a start, they will not go very far in reducing the national debt,” she said.

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Freshman forward Taylor Johnson fights for possession of the ball Saturday against Kent State. The Chippewas trailed by 10 points before storming back to win the game.


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Roland said a date has not medicine | been set to open the medical

school, but it should be finished in 2013 or 2014. “We’re not quite as far along as our sister universities,” she said. Roland said it is good universities are developing medical schools to address a shortage of physicians in Michigan. “There certainly is a reason and ample opportunity to fill that need,” she said. Michigan State University has expanded services for its existing medical schools, as well. Its College of Osteopathic Medicine opened a new campus in Macomb County in February 2010, according to articles on MSU’s website. The university’s College of Human Medicine also added a new facility in Grand Rapids in September — the Secchia Center. “MSU and the College of Human Medicine believe in the value of teaching medicine where it is needed and practiced — in the community,” MSU President Lou Anna K. Simon said in an article on the site.

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fairs at the Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine, said OU is in the process of selecting students for the medical program. The school is interviewing more than 300 people for a class of 50 medical students, she said, and the faculty is preparing courses for classes to begin Aug. 8. Nuzzarello said the faculty is preparing courses for classes to begin Aug. 8. “We can’t wait for medical students,” she said. “We’ll be ready.” OU renovated an existing building for the new School of Medicine and it has been occupied since November 2009, “It was amazing how quickly we did the renovation,” she said. Cheryl Roland, executive director of University Relations at Western Michigan University, said WMU is developing facilities and curricula for a medical school. She said Dr. Hal Jenson was hired as the founding dean in January.

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to be determined. He said when budget cuts are made at the federal level, the implications of whatever programs cut is not a primary concern, especially in a politically weak area like the Midwest. “The Great Lakes (region) is losing population, so that might get cut,” Sych said. “The goal becomes how much money can you cut — not, what is this going to do for this constituency or that constituency? They are not paying attention to those concerns.” Sych said at the federal level Michigan is traditionally a budget loser, because the state sends more money to the federal government than it receives back. “Historically,” he said, “we’ve always been toward the bottom in terms of getting assistance out of the federal government.”

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Obama will request slightly less than he did last year for education. Lauren Phillips, spokeswoman for Rep. Dave Camp, R-Midland, said she was unable to comment on the budget until it is released, but Camp does have some expectations for it. “Dave said he hopes it includes tax reform in order to remove roadblocks the code puts in front of families, small businesses and large employers,” she said. In terms of the proposed budgetary cut for the GLRI, Sych said more steps have been taken by Congress to put additional money into funding the Great Lakes. But whether Sens. Carl Levin and Debbie Stabenow, both Michigan Democrats, use political capital to evade them remains


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Reese senior Amy Hill laughs and wipes whipped cream off her face at Pie in the Face in the Student Activity Center. “It’s in my hair and my nose, it’s so nasty,” Hill said. The event raised money for the Mobile Food Pantry of Mount Pleasant.

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DeRoche and Tucker. “It’s just always something I’ve wanted to do,” Tucker said. “He brought me a whole bunch of songs, and we just picked and chose which ones we wanted and had time for.” Although she learned how to sing in various languages, including German, French and Italian, she said she had not sung in Spanish very often prior to the concert. DeRoche said Tucker’s inexperience did not show. “I think she did a great job,” he said. “I think that we worked pretty well together, considering the short amount of time we’ve had to work on (the performance).” DeRoche said the songs performed were Spanish art songs with strong flamenco elements.

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“I think the most important elements are bringing out the emotion and the passion of the music, and I think we succeeded,” he said. “That’s what we were aiming for.” DeRoche is an associate professor of music at Delta College in addition to his work as a temporary faculty member at CMU. His student, Jacqueline Shelley, came to see the guitar performance. “I thoroughly enjoyed it,” Shelley said. “It was culturally enriching as well as enlightening.” She said the performance was more than worth the $6 admission fee. The final performance in the 2011 Winter Concert Series, featuring James Fiste on cello and Adrienne Wiley on piano, will take place at 4 p.m. March 6.

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In focus


Monday, Feb. 14, 2011

adies of acrosse Club team relies on leadership to maintain momentum

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CMU women’s lacrosse coach J.D. Chapman gathers his team during practice Thursday night in the CMU Indoor Athletic Complex.

Jordan senior Sierra Roberts, left, pulls Kalamazoo senior Becky Gates’ shirt over her head while posing for a team portrait during the CMU women’s lacrosse practice Thursday night at the CMU Indoor Athletic Complex.

Grand Blanc junior Nikki Steffes, midfielder, runs toward the Calvin goal Friday night at the CMU Indoor Athletic Complex. CMU beat Calvin 12-4.

By Brenden Zacny Staff Reporter


mproving on last season’s playoff birth may be a tough task for the CMU women’s club lacrosse team, but in the eyes of coach J.D. Chapman, the sky’s the limit. Preaching hard work as their key to success, Chapman has high expectations for the upcoming season. “We expect to compete every time we touch the field, regardless of the score or outcome,” Chapman said. “We also want to improve as individuals and a team as a whole.” Coming into the season, the team looks to lean on the play of their three senior captains. Chapman emphasized the importance of Kalamazoo senior Becka Gates, Howell senior Amanda Beger and Brighton senior Caitlin Warda as leaders. “They do a great job of motivating and helping their teammates,” Chapman said. Staci Sparks, club president and Dimondale junior, is not worried about her team’s skill on the field. “We’ve been practicing hard and I think we’ve looked pretty good lately,” Sparks said. Such play is what Campbell said he expects from the team every game. He said making it to the second round of the playoffs last season gives the team motivation to continue. One standout in Friday’s home opener was Grand Blanc junior Nikki Steffes, scoring three goals. “I try and play hard every game,” Steffes said, “but our win was a team effort so I can’t take all the credit.” She said the team is focused and determined to win. “We have set goals as a team and really established our focus on hard work and practice,” Steffes said. “So hopefully we keep this up the whole year.”

Fenton sophomore Bethany Stone, midfielder, looks on during the women’s lacrosse game against Calvin Friday night in Mount Pleasant. CMU beat Calvin 12-4.

Brighton senior Caitlin Warda jokes around with teammates during women’s lacrosse practice Thursday evening in the CMU Indoor Athletic Complex.

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Friday, Feb. 14, 2011

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” – The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution


Editorial Board: Jackie Smith, Editor


Chief | Connor Sheridan, Managing Editor | Brad Canze, News Copy Chief

Carisa Seltz, University Editor | Jake Bolitho, Metro Editor | Aaron McMann, Sports Editor | Michael L. Hoffman, Student Life Editor

EDITORIAL | Opening meetings to public a positive move, but not enough

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hile openness and transparency are important and certainly encouraged with administrators at CMU, it must be complete or it is worthless.

Starting Wednesday, the committee meetings the day before CMU Board of Trustees meetings will be open to the public, according to an e-mail sent to the faculty listserv. The Academic and Student Affairs, College of Medicine, Finance and Facilities, Policy and Bylaws, Trustees-Faculty Liaison and TrusteesStudent Liaison committees will be

open to the students and public. This allows more transparency in the decision-making of the trustees, keeping them honest and accountable. But it would be nice if they would actually spread this news to other facets of the community and on campus. Saying these meetings are now public and then not advertising it

is either an embarrassing oversight or an attempt to actually keep people from coming to the committee meetings. The fact that the announcement was only e-mailed to faculty, and not students or media, is especially telling. It is a positive thing that these meetings are open, because students and community members should be allowed to see every part of the decision-making process of a public university. But this e-mail was sent last Saturday, and only informing a small portion of the university community makes the whole decision ring disingenuous. If the university and the trustees truly want people to sit in on these meetings, they should e-mail the entire university about it and

advertise it on the university website. Sadly, the number of students who would be genuinely interested in going to these committee meetings is likely very small. The innerworkings of the university are not an overwhelming concern of the student body at large. It’s not like the trustees would be dealing with an overwhelming rush of people at their committee meetings. The issue here is the administrators and the trustees need to match up what they say with what they do. Opening these meetings to the public is the right thing to do. Now the university must follow through and give concerned people a reasonable opportunity to attend.


Sienna Monczunski Staff Reporter

No need for Valentines Feb. 14 is just another day. What makes it so special? Why does this date cause distress among women? Whether one is single or in a committed relationship, Valentine’s Day should not cause sadness or stress. I have no boyfriend or Valentine but I will still enjoy the holiday. Instead of crying over missed roses and uneaten chocolates, I choose to spend the special day with people I care about the most. My friends are the most loyal people I know. Whenever one of us slips into trouble the rest of us are there to fix the problem. We give each other advice on boys, family troubles and difficult questions. These are the people I love. I never have to worry about the baggage a relationship can bring. Friends do not argue (for the most part), hold crippling insecurities, or judge. Not having a Valentine is not the end of the world; no woman should be upset because she feels like she has no one. I know that there are plenty of people in this world that love me. I exchanged gifts with my friends and mailed a card to my father because these are the people in my life who can never be replaced. I am not bashing those who do have love interests — in fact this day gives an opportunity for couples to get creative. Men should definitely concoct methods of making their lady feel loved and women should not just sit back as there are numerous ways to surprise gentlemen. Even so, Valentine’s Day is simply one day. Showing love and appreciation is something that can be done everyday of the year. Today, no girl should break out a bucket of French vanilla ice cream and cry while watching “The Notebook.” Today we should realize that we are smart and beautiful with or without a card to remind us. We do not need men to define our worth. If a girl cannot even smile while alone, how can she expect to make someone else smile? There is a wall in my residence hall that reads, “Who do you love?” On it students listed the people they love most. The first time I saw it, I walked on by. But then I turned around, grabbed a pink marker and wrote “me.” I am proud to say that I do not have a Valentine; I have several who are very close to my heart. Why exchange cards, teddy bears, and candy with one who can hurt me when I can do so with the people who will always be there to offer a hug to cheer me up? Central Michigan Life is the independent voice of Central Michigan University and is edited and published by students of CMU every Monday, Wednesday and Friday during the fall and spring semesters, and on Wednesday during the summer term. The online edition ( contains all of the material published in print.

[YOUR VOICE] In response to “Michigan State names Samuel receivers coach”

faces second charge after being dismissed from team”

Dzikowskir — Feb. 12

912 — Feb. 10

Excuse me, but doesn’t it seem odd to anyone that Coach Enos recommended his wide receivers coach to another team (MSU)? Not only that, but to a team we will be playing next year. Why doesn’t he want him to stay? Coach Samuel was paid by CMU to recruit for CMU and now he has built relationships with players across the state who he can now recruit for MSU. I don’t get it.

Look, it’s clear that Cheatham is, at the very least, guilty of bad judgment for apparently having a stolen parking permit and for failing to register. But since Life has once again raised the much more serious “sexual conduct” charge, I think the paper owes Cheatham and its readers a fuller explanation of this matter. Put this offense into some sort of context. He was 14 and she was 13? A good start, but what else can you tell your readers? Did they know one another? Was this a boyfriend/girlfriend situation where the outraged parents went after this 14-year-old kid? Scrap the legalese and tell us what “second-degree sexual criminal conduct” means in plain English. If Cheatham is some sort of sexual predator who poses a danger to the campus at large, then Life should tell us that. I suspect it’s far less serious than that, but we’ll never know as long as the campus paper keeps us in the dark. And if the state’s sex offender Registry still requires registration for an of-

In response to “Facial hair more way of life than style for some on campus” Nick Sharp — Feb. 9 Facial hair is a great thing! It allows me to change my looks every now and then. And unlike my tattoos, I can get rid of, grow back, and change the way it makes me look. I am happy to see many in the professional world starting to realize that having facial hair doesn’t mean your a bum. Keep on growing Roscoe, and watch that swing!!!!! In response to “Former CMU wrestler

fense committed at age 14, you have to wonder whether it’s really serving the purpose for which it was intended. In response to “EDITORIAL: Bridge Card reform long overdue, could cut too deep” mom — Feb. 11 I am thrilled to see the state taking action on this subject. It WOULD however, be kinder to at least let the university students finish out this semester before they take the axe to food assistance. How about May or June for the cut off date? Am I mad as hell when I hear of my daughters 4 roommates getting food assistance to the tune of $800.00 a month? You bet! All of whom are kids that COULD be living at home while going to school. Does it bother me that she tells me that they can’t even eat all the groceries they buy? Hmmm....YES! But I still wouldn’t pull the rug out from under everyone so fast as April. Let’s give these kids a chance to scramble for a job. Or, for those that DO have a job, that they can get accustomed to buying groceries that are within their means.

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Sherri Keaton Staff Reporter

The price of beauty I should be the very last one to judge a beautiful black woman who died tragically from her supposed imperfections. But I know we, as women, need to understand this message, no matter how many times we may have heard it: Accept yourselves for who you are and how you look. We have to accept it, before another dies from unnecessary cosmetic procedures. Twenty-year-old, Londonborn Claudia Aderotimi went to Philadelphia on Feb. 5 to undergo a buttocks enhancement procedure. She was with three other friends. Claudia had difficulty breathing and chest pains afterward. She died Tuesday. She was injected with industrial silicone, an illegal substance the Food and Drug Administration never cleared as safe for the procedure. Spending about 2,000 pounds (roughly $3,800) to have the procedure done, it also cost Claudia, an aspiring actress, dancer and model, her life. The procedure was supposed to be an early birthday present; a gift Claudia thought would make her more desirable in the music video industry, a place where voluptuous Beyoncéand/or J-Lo-inspired derrieres are highly prized and sought after. Claudia’s death had an unexpected effect. Women all over the Internet were not only questioning why she did it to herself, but how far would one go to be “sexy” and who is to blame. I still can’t really judge her. Because I know I am not above her. I understand Claudia’s desire to be different, accepted in a “perfect” world. There are hundreds, if not thousands, of women who can relate to me on this issue. You may not want your butt bigger, but if given the chance (and money) you just might have something lifted up, sucked out, smoothed down and/or added on. And it is not all our fault. We are barraged with “beautiful” women who are airbrushed to flawlessness. But in reality, these women are just like us. Beautiful yes, but normal — minus the gazilliondollar glam squad. I don’t know about you, but when I wake up in the morning, I don’t have people apply my make up. I hope Claudia’s tragic death was not in vain. Reading her story was a wake-up call to me and hopefully to women and men alike: don’t change yourselves for others people’s ideals of beauty. Love what God molded you into: An amazing person minus all the plastic. The price of beauty should never be your life.

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Committee, consultant begin search for new VP By Ariel Black Senior Reporter

The search is under way for the new position of vice president for Enrollment and Student Services. The role was created after President George Ross announced leadership changes Jan. 11., which became effective six days later. The search committee’s first meeting was held earlier this month. “We discussed what the position will entail as well as the qualifications and expectations we are looking for,” said Brighton junior and SGA Legislative Affairs committee chairwoman, Colleen McNeely, who is providing student perspective on the issue. She said it was a studentfocused position being filled. “It was a pretty productive meeting,” McNeely said. “We established a timeline and are arranging campus visits for

sometime in April.” The search committee for candidates is co-chaired by Chris Ingersoll, dean of the College of Health Professions, and Kevin Love, a professor of management. There are 10 other members on the committee, ranging from deans to faculty members and McNeely. Victoria Dutcher, president of Williams and Co. consulting firm, has been hired to assist the committee with creating the job description and advertising the open position. Information regarding the amount the consultant cost the university was unavailable as of Thursday afternoon. The new vice president will report directly to the president and is responsible for student enrollment goals, student retention and graduation rates, marketing responsibilities and keeping the university competitive, according to previously

published reports. The committee has not begun to look at applications yet, but are still in the advertising phase for the position. While this is a new position at CMU, “it is an integral part of the administrative team at comparable universities,” University President George Ross said in a press release. The goal is for the new vice president to begin this summer, Ross said. “We are in the early stages of the search,” said Pamela Gates, dean of the College of Humanities and Social and Behavioral Sciences. Gates referred Central Michigan Life to the co-chairs of the committee, Ingersoll and Love, but they could not be reached for comment before publication. Consultant Dutcher also could not be reached.

Walk for Warmth raises money to help families pay heating bills By Jordan Spence Staff Reporter

The air may have been cold, but the sun stayed out for people walking in the first Mount Pleasant Walk for Warmth. EightCAP workers and volunteers met at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 320 S. Bradley St., Saturday and walked about three-quarters of a mile to raise awareness for those in need. “The focus is to raise money to keep families warm,” EightCAP community coordinator Mary Schneider said. “The money can help families to prevent utility shut-offs or pay for wood, propane or rent bills.” Schneider said she hopes to raise about $5,000 to add to the $20,000 they raise yearly for families. Kelly Kjolhede, early child-

hood specialist for EightCAP, brought her 10-year-old son Kaden out to support the event. “We came out because there’s such a big need,” she said. “He really enjoyed himself, he talked almost the whole way.” She said the event has grown in other counties and she hopes it continues to expand in Isabella County, as well. EightCAP President John Van Nieuwenhuyzen said programs such as Walk For Warmth exist to ensure no one goes without the basic necessities of life. “The purpose of the actual walk is for others to empathize with people in need,” said Van Nieuwenhuyzen, a Mount Pleasant resident. He said tough economic times make a bigger need for programs like Walk for Warmth. Schneider said people do-

nating or walking in the event were asked to raise at least $35. Walkers were also funded by local businesses. Sophomores Abby MacCormack of Menominee and Kelsey Bourbeau of Portage said they volunteered because they were looking for something to do on the weekend. “An event like this is only a couple of hours of your time,” Bourbeau said. “It’s easy and fun to do.” EighCAP hosted events in Ionia, Gratiot and Montcalm counties during the past five years. Schneider said it came to Mount Pleasant for the first time this year. “The staff felt that it was time to sponsor a walk here,” said Van Nieuwenhuyzen. “This area was ready.”

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Kaylee Neff, 5, bowls while Andrea Laney, Lizzie Laney, 1, and Caden Anderson, 5, watch close by at the Optimist Club Bowling Challenge Saturday afternoon at Chippewa Lanes, 1200 S. Mission St.

Charity bowling benefits youth activities About 200 hit lanes at Optimist Club event By Chidera Ogbonna Staff Reporter

Some knocked down pins, some threw gutter balls. But it didn’t matter for participants at the Mount Pleasant Optimist Club’s 23rd Annual Bowling Challenge, who had one goal in mind — raising money for local organizations that directly support the community’s youth. Jim Binder, Optimist Club’s former president and a board member since 1990, is very proud of the organization’s efforts. “This is probably our biggest fundraiser,” Binder

said. “We have given away $15,000 to $20,000 to the community in past years.” The amount raised Saturday at Chippewa Lanes, 1200 S. Mission St., had not yet been calculated. Most of the money raised will support community youth programs such as Optimist Youth Soccer and Basketball, the Optimist Bike Fair and Big Brothers Big Sisters. The club’s current president, Rosebush resident Vonda Delorenzo, said it was a great year for the bowling challenge. “We have students from the Youth Advisory Council here and involved in the event,” Delorenzo said. David Smith, another club board member and former president, estimated 150 to 200 bowlers participated in the event.

“It is our major fundraiser,” Smith said. Many were excited to be part of the Optimist Club’s efforts to give back to the youth community. “It is awesome because I do a lot of charity events,” Mount Pleasant resident Jim Hathaway said. “I know a lot of people here and it is for a great cause.” Mount Pleasant resident Amy Ervin, the club’s vice president, said the group’s ultimate goal is to give back to the youth of Isabella County and they achieve it every year. “The amount of people participating is down overall but up from last year,” Ervin said. “We want people to keep coming back each year.”

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Junior 197-pounder Chad Friend wrestles Buffalo’s Josh Peters Sunday afternoon at McGuirk Arena. Friend won in a 7-3 decision, just his third victory of the season. He had gone 2-13 previously while wrestling at the 184-pound weight class. “I feel a lot stronger and I feel like I’m able to create a lot more offense,” Friend said of his weight class change.


After struggling all season, junior Chad Friend comes up big to seal win By Josh Berenter | Staff Reporter

The CMU wrestling team hasn’t lost back-to-back Mid-American Conference dual meets in 14 years. But when Buffalo took an 14-13 lead in Sunday’s match, the No. 17 Chippewas found themselves dangerously close to doing so again. CMU (6-8 overall, 2-1 MAC) defeated the Bulls 19-14 at McGuirk Arena, getting a big contribution from an unlikely source. Junior Chad Friend made his debut at 197 pounds and won just his third match all year to give the Chippewas a lead that they wouldn’t look back from.

Junior 133-pounder Scotti Sentes wrestles Buffalo’s Kevin Smith Sunday. Sentes won with a 2-0 decision.

Friend (3-13), who has wrestled all season at 184 pounds, said he is more comfortable at 197 pounds because it’s closer to his natural weight. “Since I moved up, I’ve got a lot more energy out there,” he said. “I feel a lot stronger and I feel like I’m able to create a lot more offense.” CMU began the dual in dominating fashion, taking an early 9-0 lead after winning each of the first three matches. But Buffalo (8-8 overall, 1-3 MAC) bounced back, taking the lead 11-9 after winning the next three matches, including earning major decisions at 149 and 157 pounds. Head coach Tom Borelli said the three consecutive wins for Buffalo were by its best wrestlers. Sophomore Donnie Corby suffered a 9-4 loss to the Bulls’ Desi

A simple smile and a wink by Ernie Zeigler ended it. It started with a question from a media member in the back of the room. “Coach, were you happy to see Andre (Coimbra) only pick up two fouls today?” Then, with a grin at his disposal, the Central Michigan men’s basketball coach name-dropped, oh so cleverly, drawing attention to something written late last week by another media guy — an at times cocky, untouchable, knowit-all columnist/reporter. “You know, a little bit to that,” he said with a laugh. “Andrew was at the practice the other day and he wrote about his story on tension, and (Coimbra) does contribute to tension. I’ll just say that.” Tension? Zeigler and CMU had just won, beating Bowling Green 69-64 Saturday night at McGuirk Arena. There is no tension after wins, no lack of leadership or animosity. Zeigler has been tested this year. “We’ve had trouble with leadership early in the season and in the middle of the season,” he acknowledged. But leadership starts with Zeigler, the message he delivers, the recruits he takes in. His fingerprints are all over the team’s leadership, the good, the bad and the ugly. But he’s hopeful. “Hopefully, we’re going to start getting better with our leadership as we move forward down the stretch,” he said. That’s a must, but is it out of the realm of possibility? Perhaps not. Last week at practice, senior Jalin Thomas said it was time “to be right on board with Coach Z.” With three of the final five MidAmerican Conference games at home, now is the ideal time. CMU is 4-1 at

A STOVEr | 2B Check out a photo gallery from Sunday’s dual against Buffalo. Check out the latest edition of SportsLine with coverage of the weekend’s games Green, who is ranked 14th in the country at 149 pounds. Junior Eric Cubberly lost at 165 pounds to John-Martin Cannon, who Borelli said was the conference runner-up last season. A FRIEND | 3B

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CMU guards Finis Craddock and Derek Jackson celebrate after beating Bowling Green 69-64 Saturday at McGuirk Arena.

Gymnastics pulls off another win against Top 25 opponent Team takes first after snapping Kent State’s 4-year MAC win streak By Nick Conklin Staff Reporter

The Central Michigan women’s gymnastics program accomplished something on Saturday that it hasn’t in more than four years — a regular season win against rival Kent State. Winning by a score of 195.100194.875 against the No. 14 ranked

Kent State, the Chippewas put an end to the Golden Flashes conference winning streak that dated back to February 2007. “I think it was really a great moment Jerry Reighard that we stopped Kent’s four-year winning home streak,” head coach Jerry Reighard said Sunday. “I think that really tells us that we can be the team that we set goals to be.” Boosting their record to 10-1 (3-0 Mid-American conference),

The Chippewas claimed overall wins in two events (vault and floor exercise), while matching Kent on the bars. CMU opened the meet with the daunting task of taking on a Kent State squad that came into the night leading the league on the bars with a per-meet average of 49.060 (No. 4 national ranking). But the Chippewas were up to the task and quickly took the lead (48.850), behind a 9.800 from junior Kristin Teubner. Junior Samantha Piotrowski set the pace with the first routine, in what Reighard said set the pace for the rest of the meet.

“She (Piotrowksi) had an excellent routine, she stuck her dismount and I think that really lit everyone up,” he said. “It really solidified the fact that we were there to compete.” The second rotation on the night saw Teubner post a career-high 9.925 score to the lead the squad to an overall season-high score in the event with a 49.125. Sophomore Megan McWhorter finished second overall in the event with a personal best of 9.825. The third event saw the team take a commanding lead in the floor, where they posted a season-best

49.100 score. Senior Cheryl Conlin led the team behind a 9.875, and sophomore Britney Taylor took the second spot with a 9.850. The final event of the night saw the Chippewas make an unfamiliar mistake on the beam. Despite coming into the meet ranked 14th on the beam, the team accounted for one fall in the event, which lowered their overall score to 48.025. Teubner would again lead the event with a 9.775. Reighard said that Conlin’s routine was a defining moment for the senior, and

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Freshman guard scores in double figures in third straight game By Andrew Stover Senior Reporter

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Sophomore guard Brandie Baker goes up for a layup Saturday against Kent State. CMU, trailing by 10 points in the second half, came back to win 78-72.

Women leave ‘no doubt’ in win Was there ever any doubt? OK, maybe there was a little doubt. But the CMU women’s basketball team has only lost two games at McGuirk Arena all season and being down 10 points with just over six minutes to play on Saturday against Kent State left a great opportunity for this team to really find itself. “They battled,” said head coach Sue Guevara. “They just battled.” And battle they did. Seniors Shonda Long and Kaihla Szunko did what they have been doing all season, providing leadership and backing their words up with their play on the court when it matters. Down 10 points with just over six minutes to play, was there any doubt? Well maybe, but not in the minds of junior Skylar Miller and sophomore Jalisa Olive. Miller’s tenacity on the offensive glass and Olive’s quickness on defense sparked a 24-8 run over the final 6:25 of the game, showing this team can play defense when it matters. Miller and Olive combined for 16 points, seven rebounds and five steals during the 7872 comeback victory, keeping the team in line for a first round bye in the Mid-American Conference tournament. The biggest thing about these stats is that five of those rebounds came on the offensive side of the ball. Tight defense and hustle won this game for CMU. The Chippewas are now on a four-game win streak, the longest of the season and the longest stretch under Guevara. It was a great win for CMU no doubt, playing against one of the best teams in the MAC. The Golden Flashes leading scorer, Taisja Jones, was held to just two points of which she scored in the final 10 seconds of the game. Jones got into foul trouble

John Evans Senior Reporter early and foul trouble late and only saw 16 minutes of action, compiling four personal fouls. “That was kind of the plan,” Guevara said. While I agree with you, coach, that it might have been the plan to attack her and play tight defense on her, you never plan on a team’s best player getting in foul trouble so early their time on the bench becomes significant. With that being said, Miller played good defense on her and turned out one of her best games all season. But this was just one game. It was a crucual win, but now more than 48 hours later it is a game that will soon be forgotten. CMU (16-7, 8-3 MAC) won just 12 games all of last season, so this has already been a much better year for the Chippewas. But this team can not settle for, “We did better than last year.” This team is different. Persistent. There is no quit. This team has veteran leadership, two of the MAC’s top freshmen, and a doubledouble machine (Szunko) that can carry them to even greater heights if they work for it. Down 10 points with just over six minutes to play, was there any doubt? Not really. Photo galleries from men’s and women’s basketball games

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Derek Jackson expressed some relief Saturday night at McGuirk Arena. The freshman guard’s 17 sean proctor/staff photographer points in a 69-64 win against Freshman guard Derek Jackson jumps over Bowling Green defenders for a layup in Bowling Green tied with se- the second half of Saturday’s game at McGuirk Arena. Jackson played 29 minutes, nior forward Jalin Thomas recording 17 points, three rebounds, three assists and three steals. for second most on the night for the Central Michi- play from the line with 8:30 with eight rebounds, just gan men’s basketball team, remaining. It cut the Fal- one shy of the game-high just a point behind fellow cons’ lead to 48-47. nine grabbed by BGSU’s At the 6:09 mark of the Scott Thomas. freshman Trey Zeigler’s 18. In CMU’s pursuit to find a half, Jackson hit his game“I thought Trey, not to third scoring threat behind high third 3-pointer of the single him out because I Zeigler and Thomas, Jack- game, turning a narrow 54- thought everybody was son was the one expected to 53 lead into a 57-53 lead that tough, but Trey was tough CMU would not relinquish. make the jump next. and determined,” said Ernie Jackson may have felt re- Zeigler, regarding his 6-5, “I finally made some shots,” said Jackson, whose lief, but CMU coach Ernie 195-pound son. “He played 5-of-10 shooting contrib- Zeigler considered it more extremely hard, he made uted to CMU’s 49 percent part of the maturation pro- plays. Defensively, I thought shooting performance as a cess. he did a good job on Scott “You saw guys respond to- Thomas.” team. “I was struggling from the field. I think it helps my day and really grow up, and CMU out-rebounded confidence and my mindset none other than like this the Falcons, who boasted a one here to my right, Derek wealth of depth in the frontfor the next game.” At one point in the sec- Jackson,” Ernie Zeigler said court, 32-27. BGSU had ond half, Jackson showed during the news conference. five players at 6-7 or taller his athleticism on a fast “He can become a big-time play eight minutes or more. break. Sophomore guard player, and we all know it, CMU had just two — senior John Morris dished the ball and today I think he defi- forward Will McClure and up the court to Jackson. nitely started to scratch the junior forward Andre CoimThe 6-foot, 170-pounder surface toward becoming bra. found himself one-on-one that player here hopefully BGSU’s Thomas, who with BGSU big man Danny consistently.” came in averaging a team“He’s a big-time player, best 11.8 points per game, McElroy. Jackson’s first step was too and we know he’s a big-time was held to eight points. player.” much to handle. CMU also had 14 assists, Jackson also made 3-of-5 much better than their 8.3 He passed by the 6-8, 198pound forward with ease, 3-pointers and added three assist-per-game average dribbled, then elevated, assists and three steals. going into the game, which The other freshman ranked last of 346 Division I leaning backwards during guard, Trey Zeigler, led the teams. his jump shot. He made the bucket, drew Chippewas with 18 points. contact from McElroy, and More surprising consider- completed the three-point ing his size, Zeigler led CMU

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home in the MAC as it prepares for another home game Wednesday against Eastern Michigan. Zeigler subtly criticized the fact that CMU has yet to play back-to-back conference home games. He attributed some of the road struggles to a little-recognized obstacle: CMU is the fourth-youngest team in the nation. “When you go on the road, there’s a mindset of toughness that you got to have to fight through when the calls aren’t going your way,” he said, “to fight through when the crowd gets into it, to fight through when you make a mistake and you can’t drop your head, you got to keep playing.” But CMU has opportunity, somehow. Toledo and Northern Illinois are the Chippewas’ final two road MAC opponents. Toledo is 1-10 in the MAC, Northern Illinois is 3-8 — the conference’s two bottom feeders who CMU already has beaten at McGuirk Arena. The remaining home slate calls for EMU, Ball State and Western Michigan. All three previous games against the trio could have gone either way. EMU beat CMU at home by three. WMU needed overtime to beat the Chippewas. Against Ball State, CMU seemed in control until Thomas went down with the same sprained ankle that has hindered his game since. It’s doubtful CMU could make up enough ground on WMU (6-4 MAC) and Ball State (6-5) to make a run at the West Division again, but the schedule — and the success CMU has had at home, for that matter — makes a small run possible, at least for jockeying position in the MAC tournament. Ernie, what do you think? “If we can take care of business at home and just keep getting better here down the stretch, you know, who knows what’s going to happen?” For now, let’s put the ‘what ifs” aside. Bask in something positive, instead. It’s been badly need. For at least a few days, leadership of any form won’t be called into question.

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Chippewa lineup changes pay off with win at home By Justin Hicks Staff Reporter

Since the beginning of the calendar year, the Central Michigan wrestling team has built up a 5-4 record. Though the team is strong in the 133- and 174-pound and heavyweight weight classes with its nationally ranked wrestlers, the Chippewas have been shaky everywhere else. Christian Cullinan, at 125 pounds, picked up an overtime win Sunday, ending his four-match losing streak. His teammate Scott Mattingly also picked up a win at 141 pounds, but lost seven of eight matches coming into the day. Ryan and Eric Cubberly have a combined 5-11 record since Midlands, but haven’t been able to click at the same time, only picking up wins in the same match once in nine duals. “Anytime we can win right

now, not just as team standpoint, any time we’re competing well as individuals is real important at this point in the year,” said head coach Tom Borrelli. Borrelli made a shift towards helping two individuals Sunday, which proved important in the team’s second conference win of the season. “We noticed Chad (Friend) having a hard time not competing with the same intensity that he was practicing with, and I think making the weight was taking a lot out of him,” Borrelli said. Borrelli made the swap at 184- and 197-pounds, moving redshirt freshman Craig Kelliher down a weight class and Friend up one closer to his normal weight. “I walk around about 205,” Friend said. “Since I moved up, I’ve got a lot more energy and I feel a lot stronger. I feel good.” Friend started the sea-

son 1-13 but has picked up back-to-back wins, including a match-changing 7-3 decision to knock off Buffalo on Sunday. Borrelli said Friend’s record isn’t “indicative” of his talent as a wrestler, looking at this toughness of schedule this season. Low turnout If the 6-8 record isn’t good enough proof that the CMU wrestling team is having an off year, Sunday’s attendance at the McGuirk Arena says it all. The team knocked off Buffalo 19-14 in front of a whopping 307 fans. “This is the lowest turnout for wrestling I’ve ever seen,” said Assistant Director of Sports Information Scott Rex in his sixth season working with the team. To put that number into perspective, the Chippewas brought in an average 1,136 fans per home meet during

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Highland Park junior Jarod Trice wrestles Buffalo’s Brett Corell in the heavyweight class Sunday at McGuirk Arena. Trice won by decision of 6-2 in CMU’s 19-14 win.

the 2009-10 season. When the team held opened McGuirk Arena on Jan. 16 against Michigan, 3,047 seats were filled – a number higher than any home match last season. That total was cut to 1,773 fans when CMU hosted Old Dominion on January 30.

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Redshirt freshman 141-pounder Scott Mattingly fights for position as he holds Buffalo’s Chris Conti Sunday at McGurirk Arena. Mattingly won by a 6-5 decision in CMU’s 19-14 win.

With a two-point deficit, CMU’s Ben Bennett took the mat and reclaimed the lead with a decisive 11-0 major decision over Ron Majerus at 174 pounds. Bennett scored three takedowns in the match to improve to 23-5 overall. Sporting a 13-11 lead in the dual, redshirt freshman Craigh Kelliher debuted at 184 pounds. Kelliher was tied with his opponent Jimmy Hamel going into the final period, but suffered two takedowns and was penalized for an illegal hold, allowing Hamel to win 5-3, which gave the Bulls a 14-13 lead. Borelli said the coaching staff wanted to swap Kelliher and Friend at 184 and 197 pounds earlier this season, but had to wait be-

Such a decrease in following came after CMU lost a shocking dual-meet at Ohio a week ago. A team winning nine consecutive conference titles would secure the term “dominant” when describing it, but the loss came as a shock to many, losing to an

OU that finished last in the MAC last season. The team will close out the season at home this week, with matches Thursday against Eastern Michigan and Sunday against Kent State.

cause of NCAA weight loss restrictions. He said Kelliher needed to work down to 184 pounds slowly. “(Kelliher’s) been wrestling at 197, but he’s been weighing in at like 192, 189, 187 (pounds),” Borelli said. “This was the first weekend he could go at 184, so it just worked out well.” Borelli said the coaches thought Friend wasn’t displaying enough energy at 184 pounds, so a switch needed to be made. “We just noticed Chad having a hard time, not competing with the same intensity that he was practicing with,” he said. “I think making the weight was taking a lot out of him.” Despite Friend’s victory, a loss from junior heavyweight Jarod Trice would have spelled doom for the Chippewas in the dual. The No. 2 All-American fell behind early in his match and was

down 1-0 going into the third period, but Trice earned an escape and scored an emphatic takedown, to take the lead 3-1. Trice added another takedown and a riding time point to secure the victory, the team win in the dual, and an undefeated 16-0 record alltime against Buffalo. “It was nice to get a win,” Borrelli said. “Any time we can win right now, and not just from a team standpoint, but any time we’re competing well as individuals is really important this time of year.” CMU, which has won 64 of its last 67 conference dual meets, ends the regular season with two MAC duals at home this week. The Chippewas host Eastern Michigan at 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Kent State at 2 p.m. Sunday.

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Men get several Top 10 finishes; women improve personal times By Kristopher Lodes and Brandon Champion Staff Reporters

The Central Michigan track and field teams continued to move forward in preparation for the Mid-American Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships. Over the weekend, the track and field teams were in action at The Big Meet at Grand Valley State University in Allendale, while the throwers were at the Akron Invitational in Akron, Ohio. “The meets this week all went very well,” said track and field director Willie Randolph. “We got a lot out of a variety of athletes with a lot of personal bests and got a lot of production this week.” In Akron, CMU had its trio of senior throwers Whitney Johnson, Katie Christensen and Mykal Imbrock in action. Johnson had the best day of the three, finishing sixth in her group for the weight toss with a throw of 53 feet, 6 1/2 inches. Christensen, however, placed the best in her group, finishing fourth with a toss of 53-3/4 feet. The rest of the team was in action at the Big Meet at GVSU. In the 400-meter junior Stephanie Hurley finished ninth with a time of 56.71 seconds, beating her old personal best of the by almost half a second. In the 800-meter, junior Christina Farrow cut 2.13 seconds off her best time, finishing eighth. Senior Danielle Dakroub ran the 5000-meter for the first time

in her career and finished fifth with a time of 17:01.60, junior Holly Anderson finished 10th with a time of 17:17.96 and senior Brittany Dixon finished with a time of 17:34.79. The three times could place the women third through fifth in the MAC listings. “It was nice having teammates there help me — it made the race much easier,” Dakroub said. Senior Raeanne Lohner finished seventh in the 3000-meter with a time of 9:45.33, which betters her personal-best this season by 16.32 seconds and could put her in the top of the MAC listings. Senior Jordan Dunn just missed beating her best time this year (7.61) in the 60-meter dash finishing third in the event with a time of 7.62. In the field events, sophomore Tamica Harbour posted a personal best in the long jump with a leap of 18-03.75 feet. Freshman pole vault Kelly Morrissey improved again on her personal best as she placed second with a height of 1107.75 feet. ”I was really excited — my coach has really helped me with the technical parts,” Morrissey said. “The little things that really have shown to prove to make me better and preparing me for conference championships.” Men Freshman Brett Kuhn took eighth in the long jump with a jump of 21 feet, 8 1/4 inches and Joshua Kettlewell who took fourth in the pole vault after he cleared 15 feet, 9 inches.

The throwers had another good day in Akron, led by junior Kevin Mays, who threw a career best 65-09 feet, which was good enough for fourth in the gold division. “Our throwers have been great all season,” Randolph said. “Kevin is one of our guys who have been working very hard, and it’s starting to pay off, his performance was the highlight of our weekend.” Fellow junior Ryan McCullough took fourth in the blue division with a throw of 58-10.25. Sophomore Alex Rose also had a solid day, finishing eighth in the shotput a day after taking second in the discus. Friday was a better day of competition for the Chippewas at GVSU. Randolph was pleased with the performances of some of the underclassmen, most notably sophomore Renaldo Powell and freshman Ross Parsons. Powell finished tied for sixth in the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 8.22 seconds. Parsons continued to perform well, finishing eighth in the 200-meter dash with a time of 22.04 seconds. Junior Kevin Bacon took eighth in the long jump with a jump of 22-4 1/4 feet. “Overall, I think we had a good weekend,” Randolph said. “I like the way our team is going — we just need to remain focused and keep improving for the MAC championships in a couple weeks.” CMU hosts the Jack Skoog Meet at the Jack Skoog Indoor Track on Friday.

Club hockey splits weekend against Western Michigan By Jeff LaHaye Staff Reporter

The CMU club hockey team came into this weekend looking to upset Division 1 Western Michigan University. On Friday in Kalamazoo, the team was almost always the first one to get to the loose puck and it showed on the score board, as CMU carried a 2-1 lead going into the second period. In the second, the team stepped up its game and dominated time on attack, taking a four-goal lead into the third. “It was one of our strongest second periods of the season,” said head coach Mike Willett. “In the third, however, we looked like a totally different team.” CMU began the third period complacent with its four-goal lead and the sense of urgency was lost on the bench. They weren’t getting to loose pucks as fast as they were earlier in the game and the Broncos capitalized. While the Broncos made a comeback, tying the game at

7, CMU responded with a late goal to win 8-7. “We had our good periods and we took a few off and the bad ones hurt us,” said senior Mike Lesnau. “We need to start playing a full 60 minutes if we are going to get to nationals.” Saturday As Saturday’s game started, CMU started the game off even stronger than Friday. CMU capitalized on two early scoring opportunities and carried a 2-0 lead going into the second. Five minutes into the second, WMU capitalized on an early scoring opportunity. For the next 10 minutes, the Broncos dominated the ice. They scored four times in the second and held a one-goal lead over CMU going into the third. In the third, CMU tried to fight back but couldn’t top WMU’s defense , coming up empty on scoring chances. Both teams traded goals but the game was over after the Broncos scored an empty net goal with less than a minute


remaining to finish with a 6-4 win. “This weekend’s lesson to the team is that we need to play hard for all 60 minutes,” Willett said. “The bench is as positive as it could be, everyone is buying into the system, and if we do play hard for the full 60 minutes we can beat anyone.” Saturday’s game at the Mount Pleasant Ice Arena was the last home game for seniors Mike Lesnau and Jordan Jakubik. Unfortunately, their last memory will be one of a loss. “Losing is always a disappointment,” Jakubik said. “But we’ll move forward and get ready for the playoffs.” CMU’s playoff seed won’t be known until later this week, but the feeling in the locker room is that whoever they play, the team has a chance to win. “My confidence in the team is at its highest point,” Willett said. “The team has a serious chance to get to nationals and I believe the team will be there in the end.”

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and one that solidified the team’s performance in the meet. “She had just a probably as near of fall as anyone can have without falling,” Reighard said. “But she pulled it around and I really feel that was the winning moment of meet.” The Chippewas would also claim another unlikely victory in the all-around category with Teubner claiming first overall behind a career-high of 39.250. Freshman Brittany Petzold took third place behind her 39.025 score. Previously, Kent State’s Christina Lenny held the all-around lead in the MAC, but Lenny only managed a 39.225 on

“It was a really great moment that we stopped Kent’s four-year winning streak. I think that really tells us that we can be the team that we set goals to be ” Jerry Reighard, gymnastics head coach Saturday. “Kristin had the best day of her career so far as an allarounder,” Reighard said. “When she went against Kent’s No. 1 all-arounder (Christina Lenny) we knew that it was going to be a battle, and it was nice for Kristin to come out on top.” With two recent wins against nationally ranked Minnesota (No. 13) and Kent (No. 14), Reighard said that his team proved that they can compete against national contenders and feels that

those wins will provide a lot of momentum moving forward. “We feel that we’re certainly a contending team for being in the Top 12 or 15,” Reighard said. The team will look to build upon their undefeated league record when they travel to Kalamazoo to take on rival Western Michigan at 1 p.m. Sunday. The Broncos currently sit second in the Mid-American Conference.

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