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Naps shows EMU how to MANEtain natural hair

(03/28/15 11:00pm)

Eastern Michigan Universities Natural Authentic Passionate Stylish student organization held a textured hair workshop Wednesday night in the Student Center.NAPS members gave 3 presentations on how to promote healthy hair and hair growth to 30 students.Senior Alexandrya Bardell, majoring in math, said that it is important for people to know how to fix their natural hair and take care of it because influences like the media can make them feel like they have to change.“It’s really detrimental to self image, self worth, and just the value of who you are as a person,” she said.

Common visits U of M

(04/19/15 6:27am)

Common proved himself to be a master of poetry Friday night at the University of Michigan’s Hill Auditorium.MUSIC Matters, a student organization at U-M, held the concert as the final event in its three-part year-end festival.Jibran Ahmed, MUSIC Matters vice president, said Common’s message aligns with that of his organization.“The hope was that by bringing in Common, [it would] really allow us to engage with an artist who is so involved philanthropically,” Ahmed said.Common gave an energized performance while he tried to empower the crowd.

How prepared are students for life after college?

(05/24/15 12:55am)

Graduating college is extremely exciting, however after graduation is over many people experience an "oh crap, what now" moment. According to the results of McGraw-Hill Education's annual student workforce readiness survey, only one in five college students say they feel "very prepared" to join the workforce.“While Eastern’s academics have prepared me for continuing a higher education, I have been unable to find a class capable of soliciting real world experience,” said Iris Vincent, an Eastern Michigan University senior literature major.While 45 percent of the roughly 1,000 survey respondents said they feel "somewhat prepared" to begin a career after college, slightly more than half said they did not learn how to write a résumé and 56 percent said they did learn how to conduct themselves in a job interview.

'The Boy Who Loved Monsters' makes audience laugh and teaches heartfelt lessons

(05/31/15 8:23am)

“I wish I had a monster that would eat my whole family so we could go on adventures instead of going to bed,” said Evan, Act 1, played by Jake Daily.On Friday, May 29, Eastern Michigan University’s Theatre put on an original and hilarious play called “The Boy Who Loved Monsters and the Girl Who Loved Peas” at the Sponberg Theater on EMU’s campus.