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Liz Hornyak: In this week’s news, one EMU professor retires after 46 of teaching, Student Government prepares for elections, the Aviation program solidifies a new partnership, and a global esports organization commits to donating $1 million to the university. I’m Liz Hornyak. This is the Eastern Echo podcast.
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Settle your quarrels, come together, understand the reality of our situation, understand that fascism is already here, that people are already dying who could be saved, that generations more will live poor butchered half-lives if you fail to act. Do what must be done, discover your humanity and your love in revolution.”
The 55th ACM Awards took place in three historic venues simultaneously in Nashville this year. Country stars performed to no audience in The Grand Ole Opry, The Ryman Auditorium, and The Bluebird Café. One may think that having no audience would make for a show that isn’t captivating, but this show was quite spectacular.
The Ypsilanti City Council voted to protect people with misdemeanor convictions from discrimination during the council meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 15.
Luke and Caleb debate which NFL teams could overperform and underperform in the 2020 season, drawing on stats from ESPN's Seth Walder as well as Vegas Insider's Super Bowl betting odds.
Social media has made it possible for any individual to publicly present their thoughts to a large audience. The rise of this modern form of communication has made it more difficult for American courts to define the boundaries of both protected and unprotected speech. EMU graduate Gwenyth Andrusiak analyzes court cases and research publications to better understand how courts decide whether something that’s said on social media should be allowed, or suppressed.
The Eastern Michigan University Aviation Program, part of the College of Engineering and Technology, has signed a 5-year partnership agreement with Crosswinds Aviation, a flight training school dedicated to broadening opportunities for aspiring pilots.
Liz Hornyak: On this week’s episode, the Ypsilanti Board of Trustees voted against buying additional absentee ballot scanners for the General Election, and EMU professors host a virtual webinar to give insight to students on how they can survive this semester.
Last week I wrote an article about three teams I thought could over perform during the 2020 NFL season. I wanted to also include three teams I thought could underperform, but after thinking about it for a while, I decided that this topic deserved it’s own article. We talked about optimism and positivity last week, but now it’s time for a bit of pessimism with the teams I’m going to discuss.
The campus area crime map is a report of criminal activity that has been reported in the Ypsilanti-area as well as on the campus of Eastern Michigan University. The following crimes were reported between Sept. 5 through Sept. 11.
Bowling alleys across the state were given the go-ahead to open back up Wednesday, Sept. 9, after a long stretch of being closed due to COVID-19. During the prolonged shutdown, many owners scratched their heads while wondering how to stay afloat due to the loss of income. Most bowling alleys are family owned businesses, so the effects were devastating to the local residents that ran these establishments.
Dr. Nelson Amos, a professor of guitar and music history and Ypsilanti storefront owner, will retire in April from EMU after 46 years of teaching at the university. Amos is the oldest faculty member, at 81 years old.
Country singer Mickey Guyton has been on my playlist since the beginning of her career. She is back after five years since her last EP, “Mickey Guyton,” with the EP “Bridges.” This latest project from Guyton is a much-needed EP for not only the country music genre, but for the world at large.
Kid Jay, a local Ypsilanti rapper, collaborated with the Detroit Youth Choir and Indigo Yaj to recreate the 2014 single “Glory,” originally sung by Common and John Legend,. The song is the theme of the 2014 film “Selma.”
The fall season is right around the corner and it is never too early to get into the autumn spirit. Night in the Woods is the perfect game to get yourself into the mood for the fall season. It is a beautiful story game with wonderful art, spectacular music, and lovable characters. It tells a relatable story for those in their early twenties who feel a bit lost in the world and are just trying to find their place. However, hiding behind the beautiful facade, darker secrets lie within this town. This article may contain story spoilers in some sections, so read at your own discretion.
Since the COVID-19 pandemic forced classes online, the Eastern Michigan University Student Government elections that usually take place in March have been postponed until late September. When election dates are announced, students will receive an email via their university email accounts with information on where and how to vote. The dates for the election have yet to be announced by the university’s Office of the President.
Former Sports Section Editor Chas Post joins us to talk NBA reffing debacles and the future of the Philadelphia 76ers.
The Charter Township of Ypsilanti Board of Trustees voted down two options to purchase additional ballot scanners during their meeting on Aug. 26. The scanners would have been used to count absentee ballots for the upcoming general election.
In comparison to every other population in the U.S., African American women face disproportionately high rates of diabetes and death attributed to hypertension. McNair Scholar, EMU senior, and Psychology major Jada Childs shares her research on the effects of stress on the mental health of African American women and low-income neighborhoods. She also offers an original solution to the unique wellness challenges that African American women face.
An official music video for DJ Khaled’s hit song “Popstar,” featuring Drake has just been released, but there’s a slight twist.