The Pawtucket Red Sox's Keith Couch (22) pitches against the Toledo Mud Hens at Fifth Third Field on Wednesday, July 20, 2016. The Pawtucket Red Sox are the minor league baseball Triple-A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox.
Campers get ready for Faster Horses at M-50 Creekside campground on Saturday, July 16, 2016.
A woman attempts to take a nap in a wheelbarrow at the Jackson County Fairgrounds on August 9, 2016.
Rescue personnel work at the scene of a tree that fell on a vehicle headed eastbound on Taylor Street near Lansing Avenue in Jackson, Mich., on Tuesday, July 12, 2016.
Board member for MILegalize, Steve Sharpe, 57, of Jackson, left, high-fives, volunteer, John Schlicker, 50, of Alcona County, right, as they deliver boxes full of petition signatures, at 430 W. Allegan St. Lansing, June 1, 2016.
A woman blows out smoke as she raises the American Flag at the Faster Horses Festival at Michigan International Speedway on July 17, 2016.
Hanover-Horton High School's graduating class of 2016 walks though the halls of at Hanover-Horton Elementary as the elementary students cheer them on, on Tuesday, May 17, 2016.
Bob Harris, 86, of Southgate dances before boarding a airplane to go skydiving, at Skydive Tecumseh in Napoleon on Sunday, August 7, 2016. Five relatives from four generations and Harris' oldest friend accompanied Harris in the jump. After landing safely on the ground Harris said, "Hey, all of you guys need to jump out of a plane. Let me tell you. That's almost as good as having a baby!"
Grass Lake varsity football player place their hands on the Joe Bechtel Memorial before their game against Manchester at Grass Lake High School on Friday, September 16, 2016.
Grass Lake High School football player Jonathan Lutchka, senior, right, sprays his teammate Austin Raguso, left, with a water bottle during their first week back for football season at Grass Lake High School on Wednesday, August 10, 2016.
Grass Lake’s Austin Raguso (15) puts his uniform on at Michigan Center on Friday, October, 14, 2016.
Grass Lake’s Austin Raguso (15) runs the ball against Addison at Grass Lake High School on October, 7, 2016.
Grass Lake’s Noah Parker (60) sits in the locker room at Grass Lake before their game against Addison on Friday, October 7, 2016.
Grass Lake’s Michael Molitz (58),left, Jonathan Lutchka (2), center, and Jacob Molitz (56), right, wait to walk onto the field for their game against Michigan Center on Friday, October, 14, 2016.
Grass Lake head coach Randy Cole is shocked as his football players dumped a water jug on him, after defeating Addison 50 to 6 at Grass Lake High School on October, 7, 2016.
Grass Lake football players hang out at a fellow teammates house team dinner on Thursday, October, 13, 2016. Every Thursday a teammate host a team dinner before Friday's game.
Grass Lake’s Danny Vuocolo (4) looks out the window on the bus ride to Michigan Center on Friday, October, 14, 2016.
The Grass Lake varsity football team nervously watches the TV broadcasting the live playoff selection show at head coach Randy Cole's house on Sunday, October, 23, 2016.
Grass Lake’s Tyler Tee (83), left, and Lucas Challender (8), right, link arms as Michigan Center scores a field goal making the score 24-22, giving Grass Lake their first loss of the season on Friday, October, 14, 2016.
Three Grass Lake seniors return to the field after their game against Napoleon at Grass Lake High School on Friday, Nov. 4, 2016.
Josie Norris, Delta College
CPOY- Michigan State Police Trooper Travis Pohl lunges for the ball as Dajuan Jones, 14, jumps in the air with it during a game of basketball at Stone Elementary on Thursday, August 25, 2016. Michigan State Police Tpr. Smith and Pohl saw a group of teens playing basketball and joined in. “The trust we build and the relationship that we have with the youth in the city of Saginaw is very important to us,” explained Smith, “With everything that’s going on in the United States- there’s nothing better than to do than build relationships and build trust with the people that we work with.”
CPOY- Jewel Lee, 17, hugs her friend Dequantus McDonald of Saginaw after receiving her diploma at the Arthur Hill High Commencement ceremony on Thursday, June 2, 2016. In 2009, Lee was shot in the head while playing with her sister and friends on Saginaw's Eastside. The bullet was removed and Lee now has a metal plate in her head to remind her of the shooting.
CPOY- Connor Madry, 4, of Belle View watches the Broken Horn Rodeo from on top of a fence as his brother Emmett Madry, 3, also of Belle View, hangs onto the fence as well at the Saginaw County Fair in Chesaning on Saturday, August 6, 2016.
CPOY- Nadia Horne, 16 months, looks up from her stroller while playing with a balloon during the annual Strawberry Festival at Community Village, 3200 Hospital Road in Saginaw Township Tuesday June 21, 2016.
CPOY- Bailey Curtis, 11, and Madison Britton, 11, giggle as they eat pretzels together during halftime of the Frankenmuth vs. Millington football game held at Frankenmuth High School on Friday, Sept. 23, 2016. (Josie Norris | The Saginaw News)
CPOY- Hunter Woodruff, 6, of Cass City points up at the deer hanging from the buck pole at Scott's Quick Stop in Marlette on opening day of firearms season Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016. (Josie Norris | The Saginaw News)
CPOY- Two women console each other as Saginaw police respond to a call regarding a man who barricaded himself in his home on the 2500 block of N. Oakley on Wednesday morning, July 20, 2016.
CPOY- Olivia Luft, 8, of Chesaning poses in her scene at the Garage of Terror in Chesaning on Oct. 22, 2016. (Josie Norris | The Saginaw News)
FS- Jamaica Simmons lifts up a disassembled tuba to Tykandria Ingram as they load the instrument into the back of the bus since the tubas wouldn't fit through the door of the bus as the band travel to play at the season opener of the Saginaw Spirit hockey team at the Dow Event on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016. (Josie Norris | The Saginaw News)
FS- Zahria Williams, covered in temporary tattoos from her job at Chuckee Cheese, plays her trumpet in the band's practice lot during a rehearsal on Wednesday, August 31, 2016. This practice was the final practice before the band's first performance of the season and despite missing many members, the band decided to still perform at the game the next day. (Josie Norris | The Saginaw News)
FS- Drum Major Trevaundre Evans leads the band during a band practice on Wednesday, August 31, 2016. This practice was the final practice before the band's first performance of the season and despite missing many members, the band decided to still perform at the game the next day. (Josie Norris | The Saginaw News)
FS- Ms. J.C. plays notes on a trumpet as she works to teach the tuba section their part in the week's dance mix during band practice at Saginaw High School on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016. (Josie Norris | The Saginaw News)
FS- Ms. J. C. quotes her favorite Lil Wayne song to Trevaundre Evans as they walk to the stadium during band rehearsal at Saginaw High School on Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016. This season is the second in which Evans and Coughlin have worked together, just as all drum majors have, to select and create shows for the band. Their close relationship shows as they work in unison leading the band at practices and football games.
"That's my bud," Evans said of Coughlin, "If you leave it to the kids at school, (they'll say) that's kind of my best friend. Me and Ms. JC are together all the time. We've been together since my sixth-grade year."
(Josie Norris | The Saginaw News)
FS- Ms. J. C. hands a student a pair of pants for their uniform as she distributes uniforms for players in the band at Saginaw High School in Saginaw on Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016. (Josie Norris | The Saginaw News)
FS- Jaleeah Lee works with a new band member as she learns how to play the clarinet during band rehearsal, July 27, 2016 at Saginaw High School. During the first couple practices of the summer, new members learn to play their instruments with veteran band members. (Josie Norris | The Saginaw News)
FS- Trevaundre Evans directs the Mighty Marchin' Trojans during the Saginaw High vs. Arthur Hill game on Oct. 21, 2016. (Josie Norris | The Saginaw News)
FS- Zahria Williams gasps as she dashes to get on the bus to return to Saginaw High School from the band's performance at Holidays in the Heart of the City on Friday, Nov. 18, 2016. Right as the band began their performance, it began to pour. The Mighty Marchin' Trojans played nearly their entire set list when Ms. J.C. decided the band should leave. (Josie Norris | The Saginaw News)
FS- Diego Burrola, Trayvon and Rayvon Sawyer, and Cameron Cureton lean against a railing before heading onto the field to play the National Anthem to open the Saginaw High vs. Arthur Hill game on Oct. 21, 2016. The rivalry between Saginaw High and Arthur Hill has existed for decades the the game between the two schools has been dubbed "the Saginaw Super Bowl." (Josie Norris | The Saginaw News)
FS- The Mighty Marchin' Trojans file into the band section of the bleacher during the Saginaw High vs. Arthur Hill game on Oct. 21, 2016. The rivalry between Saginaw High and Arthur Hill has existed for decades the the game between the two schools has been dubbed "the Saginaw Super Bowl." (Josie Norris | The Saginaw News)
FS- Ms. J. C. stands on a ladder as she directs the Mighty Marchin' Trojans as they play the National Anthem during the Saginaw High vs. Arthur Hill game on Oct. 21, 2016. The rivalry between Saginaw High and Arthur Hill has existed for decades the the game between the two schools has been dubbed "the Saginaw Super Bowl." (Josie Norris | The Saginaw News)
Claire Abendroth, Central Michigan University
FEA- Merissa Cummins, 25, cries as she reads a letter she wrote to her deceased friend at her boyfriend's apartment, in Shephard, MI, October 21, 2016. The letter is an apology to him addressing the misunderstanding of how she felt about him. Cummins says that he was her first love and she wishes that he would have known that before he passed.
GN- Central Michigan University international students wave an Indian flag during the 2016 Homecoming parade in Mount Pleasant, MI, Saturday, October 8, 2016. The parade features many different student groups and organizations on campus.
GN- Reverend John Byers lights the fire for the Easter vigil Mass outside of Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish in Lansing, Michigan, Saturday, March 26, 2016. The fire is used to light the Easter candle which represents the light of Christ.
SA- Central Michigan University, wide receiver, Corey Willis receives the ball from senior quarterback, Cooper Rush, during the Chippewas 2016 homecoming game against Ball State University. The Chippewa's reign victorious with a final score of 24-21.
FEA- Dre Langefeld has a strong connection with the Denali National Park and Preserve sled dogs in Alaska. She is a Kennels Park Ranger, so she looks after, trains, and mushes with the dogs throughout the year. "A normal day as a backcountry ranger in Glacier was covering at least 28 miles, like we were hauling, just booking it constantly. Then coming to Gates of the Arctic Wilderness Park, where there are no trails at all you have these things called tussocks, and Muskegs, and moose swamps, and mosquitoes by the gazillions. A good day of hiking was maybe three miles. But then in the winter, you're on top of all that on the snow, the mosquitoes are all dead, and you're cruising behind a dog sled team. That is the perfect way to explore. You can't beat dog powered adventure," Says Langefeld.
SF- Tori Ewing rests for a minute prior to half-time of the Central Michigan University versus University of Nevada, Las Vegas football game in Mount Pleasant, MI, September 17, 2016.
PP- Alan Chan, Composer in Residence, glances out of the window of the upper Toklat River cabin where he spent 10 days at Denali National Park and Preserve, July 21, 2016. Chan will spend some time after his residency writing music inspired by Denali's landscapes.
FS- Randy Cooper adjusts his grandson, Harvey Brandt’s, hat on his farm in New Lothrop, Michigan, September 21, 2016. “Every morning we’ll go out and feed the cows and Harvey will sit down and pat the ledge to get me to sit down with him and we’ll just sit there for awhile.” Says Randy Cooper.
FS- Harvey Brandt, middle, walks with a handful of corn to feed the cows alongside his grandfather, Randy Cooper, right.
FS- Harvey Brandt, left, plays in his grandfather, Randy Cooper’s, 1950 Ford truck.
FS- Randy Cooper points to a photograph of his relatives playing in front of the house that he currently lives in. The farm has been in the family for over 100 years and the photographs that hang around his house date back to the 1800’s and show his family living on the farm.
FS- Randy Cooper helps his grandson, Harvey Brandt, put corn into the troughs for the cows to snack on.
FS- Randy Cooper and his grandson, Harvey Brandt, nap during the day in Cooper’s home.
FS- Randy Cooper and his grandson, Harvey Brandt, walk out of the barn after feeding the barn kittens.
SS- Kelly Bradsher, 22, prepares her water bottle for rugby practice in her apartment, Mount Pleasant, Michigan, October 5, 2016. This is Bradsher’s fourth year on the girls rugby team at Central Michigan University.
SS- Kelly Bradsher, left, and Emma Rust, right, feed horses during their date at Papa’s Pumpkin Patch, Mount Pleasant, MI. Rust is Bradsher's girlfriend and teammate. “Everybody is so different. Everybody has got different
majors and different personalities. There’s girly girls, like Emma and then there’s more like me. I am more of a tomboy. There’s just everything in between on this team and we all have one thing in common and that’s the love for Rugby.”
SS- Emma Rust, left, and Kelly Bradsher, right, carry their pumpkins from the pumpkin patch during their date at Papa’s Pumpkin Patch.
SS- Kelly Bradsher, 22, looks up statistics and information on players for social media use during the Central Michigan Unviersity football game, Mount Pleasant, MI. Bradsher is currently taking 18 credits, an internship with University Communications, a job at Dick’s Sporting Goods, and a part time position with the bookstore on campus, while balancing the busy lifestyle of an athlete.
SS- Kelly Bradsher, 22, runs through multiple opponents while making an advance down the field during the Central Michigan University versus Bowling Green State University rugby game.
SS- Kelly Bradsher and Emma Rust embrace after the win against Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI. The team is a close-knit group that spends a lot of time together allowing relationships to form. “You learn to love the people and then you learn to love the sport.” Says Bradsher.
SS- Kelly Bradsher comforts Emma Rust after an injury during the Central Michigan University versus Bowling Green State University rugby game. Bradsher continued to check on Rust throughout the game.
SS- Emma Rust, top left, laughs at a comment Kelly Bradsher made, top right, during a team photo after the Central Michigan University versus Western Michigan University rugby game, Kalamazoo MI. Rust is Bradsher’s biggest support. They both joined the rugby team at the same time, so they have watched each other grow as the seasons have gone on.
Luna Anna Archey, University of Michigan
GN - YpsiGLOW is the first-annual event put on by Wonderfools Productions in Ypsilanti, Michigan on October 27th, 2016. Like the other events hosted by Wonderfools, YpsiGLOW brought together a multitude of businesses, organizations, students, and community members for a memorable and creative experience. The night included music, dancing, art activities, dance performances, a parade, and many festive attendees dressed in uniquely lit up costumes.
FEA - In the morning, the horse teams are extremely energetic and excited to be out and working in a new place but they calm down throughout the day of work at Carpenter Tree Farm in Eaton Rapids on the busiest weekend of December 3rd, 2016. This year the horse teams were brought back when owner Rick Carpenter met Dean Heckathorn and Keith Simons after an absence of two years.
SA - Lindsay Williams performs on beam on Sunday at Crisler Arena on Valentine's Day February 14th, 2016. The Wolverines beat the Spartans 197.225 to 195.425.
PP - University of Michigan Art & Design senior Doo Kim poses for a portrait with her integrative project thesis on April 15th, 2016. Her project brought together her interest in Korean temple architecture and lines to explore their interaction.
FEA - Justine Picarello of New York City performs at the 14th Street Union Square Subway stop which had turned into a post-election post-it "therapy wall" for commuters to share their thoughts and encouragement.
GN - Dance group Filmi performs at the annual Indian American Student Association Culure Show on November 11th, 2016.
PP - Security guard Ed Bean of Flint, Michigan poses for a portrait in the entryway of Saints of God Church following a service on April 3rd, 2016.
PV - A grocery shopper at Barbès Rochechouart market during an early morning July 6th, 2016.
PV - Outside Viet Sam restaurant, the restaurant owner motions for his daughter to join him for lunch.
NS - Rugby players throwing a ball back and forth along the parade route are broken up by parade participants getting into their positions before the start of the Pride Parade.
NS - The courtyard of Hotel de Ville is devoted to a series of pickup soccer games in honor of the Euro Cup being held in Paris. All ages came together regardless of what language they spoke to share in their common passion of the sport on June 19th, 2016.
NS - Peter Berry, right, sings along to Eleanor Rigby with a group of musicians from southern France on an early morning under the Notre Dame bridge. His friends were in Paris for the Irish national soccer team's game the night before, and they hadn't made it home since the win.
NS - Partygoers and dancers at Raidd Gay Bar in the Marais celebrate Fête de la Musique on June 24th, 2016 amidst fear in the LGBTQA community following the shooting in Orlando on June 12th, 2016.
NS - German fans take a rest in the woodchipped Champ de Mars as they await the Euro Cup match between Germany and Slovakia on June 26th, 2016. Germany won 3-0.
NS - Tensions run strong and turn violent during a Euro Cup viewing party on the Champ de Mars of the France/Iceland match. Underdog Iceland had unexpectedly reached this stage and lost 5-2 while putting up a fight on July 3rd, 2016.
NS - A marcher in the Paris Pride parade walks against the parade current.
NS - During the France/Iceland Eurocup Match on July 3rd on the Champ de Mars, American Medha Achar embraces with a French fan as her classmates look on.
NS - Women with body paint join hands and wave flags emblazoned with "Orlando. We do not forget. We do not forgive." as they mach at the Paris Pride Parade along the Seine River on July 2nd, 2016.
Nic Antaya, Michigan State University
CPOY - New Baltimore, Mich. resident Marshall Bloomquist swings from a rope on June 20, 2016 at Hipster Beach at Belle Isle Park in Detroit.
CPOY - Students hold out money for Detroit resident Izaya Cole during the MSU Official Drag Show on April 15, 2016 at the International Center. Students were encouraged to hand out tips to the MSU Official Drag Show performers.
CPOY - Delegate Gloria Goodwin of Jacksonville, N.C. cheers during a musical performance on July 27, 2016, the third day of the Democratic National Convention, at Wells Fargo Arena in Philadelphia.
CPOY - Freshman wide receiver Donnie Corley (9) catches a pass while being covered by Wisconsin safety Arrington Farrar (21) during the game against Wisconsin on Sept. 24, 2016 at Spartan Stadium. Corley caught a total of four passes for 84 yards.
CPOY - East Lansing resident Keato Strong, center, and international relations junior Zach Racine, right, watch East Lansing resident Leon Strong, 5, shoot a basketball on Sept. 30, 2016 at Haven House at 121 Whitehills Drive in East Lansing. The Strong family moved to Michigan two months ago and has been staying at Haven House while looking for a place to live in the Lansing area. Haven House provides temporary housing for families until they are able to find permanent housing elsewhere.
CPOY - Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) shakes hands with a person in the crowd while he makes his exit on Oct. 6, 2016 at Adams Field. East Lansing is one of four locations that Sanders campaigned at on Thursday. Sanders traveled across Michigan in a campaign for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.
CPOY - Animal science sophomore Madie Wensley examines a beef carcass on March 29, 2016 at Anthony Hall in the Meats Laboratory. The MSU Meat Judging Team evaluates a beef carcass by examining its trimness, muscling and quality. Quality of meat is determined by color and intramuscular fat.
CPOY - Akron midfielder and defender Robby Dambrot (22) slide tackles senior midfielder Andrew Herr (12) during the game on Oct. 11, 2016 at DeMartin Stadium at Old College Field. The Spartans defeated the Zips, 2-1.
CPOY - Indiana defensive lineman Ralph Green (93) holds onto The Old Brass Spittoon and celebrates with teammates after winning the game between Michigan State and Indiana on Oct. 1, 2016 at Memorial Stadium in Bloomington, Ind. The Spartans were defeated by the Hoosiers in overtime, 24-21.
CPOY - Fight Night Title Slide
CPOY - Fighters weigh in for their bouts in preparation of Fight Night on Nov. 11, 2016 at Court 1 Athletic Training Center in East Lansing, Mich. Before a fighter can participate in their bout, they must undergo a physical examination after they weigh in. The physical examination is required to ensure that the fighter is in fit condition for their bout.
CPOY - Lansing resident Moses Manual, who goes by Coach Moses, goes over the schedule of bouts before Fight Night begins on Nov. 11, 2016 in the locker room at Court 1 Athletic Training Center in East Lansing, Mich. Moses was coordinating with the fighters to let them know when their bout would begin.
CPOY - Neuroscience junior Trey Shaughnessy slips on his headgear in preparation for his bout in Fight Night on Nov. 11, 2016 at Court 1 Athletic Training Center in East Lansing, Mich. The bout Shaughnessy fought in was his first true fight and he plans to continue boxing competitively.
CPOY - Andrew Bemer of Gamma Psi, left, and Ryan Naughton of Tau Kappa Epsilon touch gloves to begin their bout during Fight Night on Nov. 11, 2016 at Court 1 Athletic Training Center in East Lansing, Mich. Coach Moses said the two fighters showed good sportsmanship by touching their gloves and that good sportsmanship is respected by the judges and officials.
CPOY - From left to right, kinesiology sophomore Mark Schindler, Lansing resident Hamid Alshaiban, 15, and neuroscience junior Trey Shaughnessy wait for their bouts to begin on Nov. 11, 2016 at Court 1 Athletic Training Center in East Lansing, Mich.
CPOY - Neuroscience junior Trey Shaughnessy punches mechanical engineering junior Justin Barg during his bout in Fight Night on Nov. 11, 2016 at Court 1 Athletic Training Center in East Lansing, Mich. Shaughnessy won the bout, setting his overall record to 1-0.
CPOY - Fraternity brothers cheer for their brother during a bout on Fight Night on Nov. 11, 2016 at Court 1 Athletic Training Center in East Lansing, Mich.
CPOY - Lansing resident Hamid Alshaiban, 15, prepares to throw a punch during his bout against Avery Dull of Delta College on Fight Night on Nov. 11, 2016 at Court 1 Athletic Training Center in East Lansing, Mich.
CPOY - Coach Moses soothes Lansing resident Hamid Alshaiban, 15, in between the first and second round of his bout against Avery Dull of Delta College on Fight Nighton Nov. 11, 2016 at Court 1 Athletic Training Center in East Lansing, Mich. Moses gave feedback that he thought would help aid Alshaiban against Dull. Moses was able to see the weaknesses of both Alshaiban and Dull, critiquing the fighting styles which would help Alshaiban adapt in his bout.
CPOY - Finance junior Josh Gutierrez is announced the winner of his bout against Angelo Toppi of Phi Gamma Delta during Fight Night on Nov. 11, 2016 at Court 1 Athletic Training Center in East Lansing, Mich.