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Close to 500 people gathered in downtown Ypsilanti for a Black Lives Matter protest on Saturday, June 20. Held from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., protestors met outside of the Ypsilanti District Library (229 W. Michigan Ave) before marching through the city.
Ypsilanti Mayor Beth Bashert is facing increased scrutiny from community leaders and residents after comments she made during Tuesday’s city council meeting.
The NBA recently announced plans for the upcoming season. Teams will compete for the 2019-2020 championship in a campus environment at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Fla. The following 22 teams total will be brought in:
As the coronavirus pandemic forced thousands of Washtenaw County residents out of work,
Ypsilanti resident Tosha Estermyer found a way to fill some of the needs in her local community.
One of the sleuths got into some deep trouble! Now its up to the rest of the gang to get him out!
Dozens gathered for a virtual town hall forum on Thursday, June 18, to discuss racism and police reform in Ypsilanti.
Eastern Michigan University is developing new strategies for the Fall 2020 semester in an effort to ease social distancing concerns due to COVID-19.
If you want to help the Black Lives Matter movement, donate to Secure Act Blue to support their endeavors right now. If you wish to take part in their protests as well, go to Amazon and check out this Safety Guide to stay safe and healthy.
Sidetrack Bar and Grill is open for dine-in customers as of Monday, June 15, with new outdoor seating options, modified hours, and numerous coronavirus-related safety measures in place.
Voters have a lot of issues to consider before heading to the polls, from abortion to gun control, health care to climate change, the list goes on. But what about the candidates themselves? To what extent do things like university experience and career background sway voters’ perceptions? A recent rise in anti-establishment rhetoric brings into question how candidates’ attitude towards the political “establishment“ informs voters’ choices. Political science student Heather Weigel conducted a study to understand how a candidate’s political experience can impact voters’ perceptions.
Only heroes with wings will get this.
Liz Hornyak: On this week’s episode, EMU announces its single room guarantee as part of its #EMUSafe Initiative, an update on police reform in Michigan, and the Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority’s gives tips on how to be safe while using public transit.
*This article has was updated on June 17. Originally, the article expressed that the National Panhellenic Council had not released a statement on racial inequity and Black Lives Matter. However, it was brought to our attention that several statements were released. You can read the statement here and on their Facebook Page. The Echo apologizes for the mistake.
University of Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh believes the team is, "About as close as you can possibly be," to making it to a national championship, but Luke is more than skeptical.
Sen. Jeff Irwin (D-Ann Arbor) and Rep. Ronnie Peterson (D-Ypsilanti) testified on Thursday in front of the Michigan House Judiciary Committee about their bill aimed at addressing police training and excessive force in Michigan.
The Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority (TheRide) has released a statement with suggestions for businesses, institutions, and community members to help “flatten the rush-hour curve” as Governor Whitmer’s COVID-19 restrictions gradually lift with executive orders 2020-114 and 2020-115.
As the world is beginning to reopen and the number of COVID-19 cases hopefully continues to decrease, returning back to a semi-normal life can be interesting to say the least. Going from sitting at home doing almost nothing for months, to working, seeing people, and participating in other normal activities feels weird and is a big transition.
Eastern Michigan University has announced the “EMU Single Room Guarantee” for students living on campus in the fall semester to address concerns about physical distancing related to COVID-19.
We’ve seen this before: massive protests across the county in opposition to police brutality against Black Americans. Unfortunately, we have also seen these protests peak and burn out before any major legislative changes were made. The protests against the murder of George Floyd cannot end in two or three weeks; they must continue until Washington takes action.
Near the end of the civil rights movement, Eastern Michigan University saw a crucial movement of its own. Christian Watts analyzes the causes and effects of the 1969 black student protests on campus at EMU.