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The history of Halloween

(10/28/15 7:15am)

To most of us, Halloween is a time for pumpkin carving, costumes, scary movies, and most certainly candy, but there is so much more behind this multi-billion dollar holiday than what meets the eye.Originating over 2,000 years ago, Celtic people in areas of Western Europe celebrated the festival of Samhain beginning on the night of October 31st because it was believed that the ghosts of the dead returned to earth.

Neighborhood Theatre Group needs $8,000 to finish season

(11/01/15 12:24am)

Eastern Michigan’s alumni, students and local professional actors are a big part of Ypsilanti’s newest theatre company, Neighborhood Theatre Group (NTG). Kristine Anne Danko and Aaron Dean, the founders of this company, have brought their talent to Ypsilanti after leaving the Chicago theater scene.EMU alumni included in the Neighborhood Theatre Group are Bradley James Drozdowski, Marissa Kurtzhals, Christopher Zavac, Mary Hourani, Eric Hohnke, Chris Jakob and Dawn Peterson.

ADTY's production, "Junior High," reveals true pains of middle school

(11/08/15 4:58am)

Friday night, the audience coming to see EMU’s Applied Drama and Theatre for the Young’s Production of “Junior High” did not expect to travel back to the 60’s and of adolescence before the show started in the Sponberg Theatre in Quirk Hall.The characters of “Junior High” were already waiting in the theatre to tell their stories.