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New license plate to support breast cancer screening

Photo courtesy of the Michigan Secretary of State.

Photo courtesy of the Michigan Secretary of State.


October is traditionally consumed with pumpkins, costumes and candy, but lately, the month has also flowered with pink for breast cancer awareness month.

For the first time ever, Michigan is launching a “pink ribbon” license plate for drivers. It’s a partnership between the Michigan Secretary of State and Department of Community Health.

Angela Minicuci is a spokeswoman for the state health department, and she said money collected from the plates will go toward the department’s breast cancer screening services program.

“And what that does, is not only provides screenings, but also helps with follow up care, which includes cancer treatment,” she said. “Reaching women just to get them in for screening only a portion of what this program does.”

Minicuci says $25 will go toward the program when the plate is first purchased, and another $10 each time it’s renewed.

In addition to the pink ribbon on the left of the plate, there is a message at the bottom that reads, “Early Detection Saves Lives.”

The “pink ribbon” license plate is available now and will be throughout the year.

Muslim Student Association returns to Central Michigan University


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Like many schools, Central Michigan University is home to many different student groups.

One that’s been re-activated this year, after an eight-year hiatus, is the Muslim Student Association. Read more

Speak Up, Speak Out hosts event Global Encounters

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Since the world’s globalization, cultural awareness has become increasingly important. Central Michigan University hosted an event Tuesday focusing on cultural diversity and how studying abroad can provide a better experience for students on a global scale. Read more