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Student Artists for a New Society showcase highlights students and the community

The Student Center Auditorium was alive with activism as Student Artists for a New Society presented a 90-minute showcase to approximately 50 audience members Monday night.

Admission was paid through donations of non-perishable food and toiletry items benefitting the Eastern Michigan University’s Mentorship Access Guidance in College Program's pantry.

“I recently met the director of the MAGIC Program, which serves students who have no familial support while here at EMU as a result of homelessness, emancipation, or aging out of the foster care system,” public relations major, Lydia Seale, said.

Student government prepares for last student senate meeting

Student Government held its Internal Affairs, Public Affairs and Business and Finance meetings Tuesday, March 31.

Kalandria Robinson, Director of Academic and Student Affairs, spoke to the Internal Affairs committee about moving the Academic and Student Affairs office due to a miscommunication between Robinson and Senator Fatma Jaber.

Eagle on the street March 29

March is recognized as National Reading Month by public schools across the country. In the spirit of reading, The Echo asked students: “What is your favorite or least favorite word and why?”

“I feel my most favorite word would be juxtaposition, because I guess it sounds like I’m saying just-a-position, even though it is actually comparing two things.

Are we getting all the Timely Warnings we should?

Monday, March 23there was a disturbance near the Tower dorms here at Eastern Michigan. Lauren Stewart, a junior apparel and textile merchandising major and resident of Hill Hall, was woken up early Monday morning.

“I woke up around 2 a.m.

Michigan should legalize marijuana

As support for recreational marijuana legalization in Michigan increases, the likelihood of a ballot proposal to enact the necessary legislation is becoming a reality.

According to MLive, a new poll conducted by EPIC-MRA of Lansing reports that 50 percent of Michigan voters would be likely to support a future ballot proposal to legalize the possession or cultivation of marijuana by adults 21 years of age or older and allow taxable sales at state-licensed stores.

The Michigan Comprehensive Cannabis Law Reform Initiative Committee plans to start its fundraising drive by May using both paid and volunteer workers to collect the needed 250,000 petition signatures.

I believe that ending marijuana prohibition in Michigan would reduce violent crime and drug-related crime, while keeping the millions currently spent on incarceration and enforcement in the pockets of taxpayers.

According to the Marijuana Policy Project, since Colorado stores started selling recreational pot in January of 2014 after voters chose to legalize it, drug-related crimes remained steady or dropped statewide.

In addition, there has been no spike in traffic fatalities from drugged driving, according to the Washington Post. And the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting data shows that violent crime is down 5.2 percent statewide.