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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.
I of course cannot confirm firsthand that the president labeled fallen servicemen as “losers” and “suckers,” as reported by the Atlantic. However, I don't really need to have heard him say any of it to be certain that he holds disdain for our military. There is so much other evidence to support that hypothesis.
Liz Hornyak: On this week’s episode, university officials consider renaming Quirk-Sponberg Theatre, students react to EMU’s decision to push back move-in, and CAPS continues to provide their services remotely. I’m your host Liz Hornyak and this is the Eastern Echo Podcast.
The 2020 NFL season is set to get underway Thursday, Sept. 10, when the defending Super Bowl Champions, Kansas City, take on the Houston Texans. A full slate of NFL games will follow on Sunday and Monday night, which has me almost drooling. Fans, including myself, have been so starved for football that this Thursday feels like an actual holiday.
Every new semester brings stress, but this semester brings new meaning to the word stress. Classes have just begun, but I doubt I’m the only one feeling overwhelmed already. Uncertainty and change are anxiety’s best friends and though we may not be able to kick them to the curb totally, we may be able to find some form of relief. One such relief is laughter.
The virus is likely coming into the prisons through staff. In a pandemic where we’re all asked to stay inside, inmates don’t have much choice in doing anything but that. Yet they’re suffering the consequence of getting sick from others that are going out and socializing.
After being greeted at the front desk by two masked smiles, I was promptly seated in a nice booth with wooden dividers above the seats. The dividers were there to promote social distancing.
Ypsilanti’s City Council held a virtual meeting Tuesday evening, Sept. 1. Council members voted on whether to allow medical and recreational marijuana retailers to open in neighborhood corridors, as well as an increase to the budget for ballot return postage. Other highlights included a report from the City of Ypsilanti Chief of Police on the completion of mental health training by all officers in the department and an increase to the residential cost of water and sewage in the city.
For an interactive crime map of the City of Ypsilanti from the Echo, follow the link here.
On Aug. 26, the Milwaukee Bucks announced that they would not play their upcoming playoff game in order to protest the police shooting of Jacob Blake. Soon, other teams followed suit, postponing all three playoff games scheduled for that day. Luke and Caleb discuss the impact of the boycott, as well as recent results of both the Eastern and Western Conferences.
From Disclosure’s newly released album titled Energy, comes a masterpiece of a song and video. “Birthday,” features two iconic queer female R&B artists, Syd from The Internet and Kehlani. The track brings perfect sound and makes for a great collaboration all-around.
Eastern Michigan University officials are discussing the next course of action after learning the racist historical tie to one of the Quirk-Sponberg Theatre’s namesakes, Daniel L. Quirk Jr.
Listen to three EMU students and recent graduates describe their experiences as young healthcare workers in the midst of a global pandemic.
On Thursday, Aug. 27, global esports organization Gen. G announced a $1 million commitment towards developing the next generation of gaming-industry leaders, with Eastern Michigan University (EMU) as a foundation partner. Their pledge includes a commitment of $100,000 annually for 10 years.