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About a month ago, I went to go see Bernie Sanders speak at a rally in Ann Arbor. That day was one of the most empowering in my life. The charisma, passion and steadiness of Sanders was on full display. He went through his policies, talked about how together all of us were gonna change America and decried corporate money in politics.
With the spread of COVID-19 keeping a large portion of the country's population trapped indoors, an often ignored set of companies is making themselves known in social media feeds across the country. These Multi-Level Marketing organizations, or MLMs, are gearing up to take advantage of a pandemic that has forced large swaths of the population out of work, leaving many desperate for any source of tangible income.
Liz Hornyak: On today’s episode, Swoop's Food Pantry introduces a new set of guidelines due to COVID-19 and the university has created a grant to help students pay for online classes. We also have updates on the housing credit for residential students. I‘m your host Liz Hornyak and this is the Eastern Echo Podcast.
As the spread of COVID-19 increasingly alters daily life, EMU students face the transition to online classes, moving in with family, financial struggles, and a never-ending list of other potential problems.
The Eastern Michigan Eagles women’s basketball team had an up-and-down 2019-20 campaign, which came to an abrupt end due to the coronavirus pandemic, just as they were starting to play to their full potential. The Eagles finished with a 16-15 (9-9) record, including a 9-6 record at home, and a number of outstanding individual and team performances. Looking back, here are Eastern Michigan’s top five moments from this past season.
Damari Parris entered the transfer portal on Thursday, March 19 as he has one year of eligibility remaining. Parris has already transferred once during his college career as he played for Western Kentucky during the 2016-17 season before coming to Eastern Michigan. Parris only played for the Eagles during the 2018-19 campaign.
EMU has created a new grant for students taking classes during the summer semester to help assist with the disruptions students face amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Despite the pandemic, Swoop's Pantry, EMU's on-campus food pantry, is continuing to serve students in need of groceries, hygiene items, clothes, and other basic goods. Joelle Summers, the graduate assistant at Swoop's Pantry, discusses the changes that were made to accommodate this emergency situation.
The amount of crazy twists and off-the-wall storylines in this drama-filled Netflix original is most definitely criminal. Ozark, a series that began July 2017, has just returned with a third season.
At the time of this article being written most sports leagues have been inactive for at least 27 days. For sports enthusiasts like myself, it's been a long 27 days.
The Grandest Stage of Them All in pro wrestling — WrestleMania recently took place during unparalleled circumstances in the world. It lasted for two nights and left fans perplexed and wondering what they'd just witnessed. I have to address the elephant in the room; there was no gigantic audience and no colossal stadium. WrestleMania had to be relocated to WWE's Performance Center in Florida because of government restrictions from COVID-19. Nonetheless the show went on, bringing superb in-ring action and personal storylines turned cinematic brawls to viewers that included the largest social media hub (over 13 million) in WWE history.
Liz Hornyak: On today’s episode, Governor Whitmer has announced K-12 schools will remain closed for the rest of the school year. EMU is supporting medical professionals that work for IHA and St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ypsilanti and Ann Arbor by allowing them to stay in the Village Apartments. Campus Life has come up with a financial program to reimburse student organizations who have spent money on events that are postponed or cancelled due to Eastern’s closure. I’m your host Liz Hornyak and this is the Eastern Echo Podcast.
Our southern neighbor, Ohio, was originally slated to hold their elections on March 17, but following a testy battle involving Ohio’s Gov. Mike DeWine, Sec. of State Frank LaRose, Ohio’s leading health official Amy Acton, and the state’s supreme court, those in-person elections were postponed and replaced with an election run entirely by absentee votes and extending until April 27. A tentative in-person voting date was scheduled for June 2, but there have been several lawsuits and memos arguing that LaRose’s unilateral decision to cancel in-person elections was an abuse of power and threatened the voting rights of Ohioans.
The EMU Psychology Department is conducting a new study to test an artificial intelligence (AI) chatbot that aims to deliver “evidence-based emotional wellness and coping strategies” to patients.
At EMU, many student services were placed in difficult position as COVID-19 continues to affect all aspects of life. Among these services, Swoop’s Pantry, located at 104 Pierce Hall, experiences an increase in the use of their services and adjustment to social distancing practices.
It has now been over three weeks since Eastern Michigan University cancelled in-person classes due to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemic on March 12, 2020. Initially classes were cancelled through March 31, however in an email announcement on March 18, 2020, university president James Smith requested that online courses be extended until the end of the semester.
The Eastern Michigan Eagles football program are looking to reach their third consecutive bowl game next year and their quest will begin on Saturday, Sept. 5 when the Eagles travel to Lexington to face the Kentucky Wildcats. The remainder of the schedule will consist of eight conference games and five home games at Rynearson Stadium.
The Eastern Michigan men’s basketball 2019-20 season came to a close on Monday, March 9 as the Eagles lost in the first round of the MAC Tournament to Kent State 86-76. Now, with all sports being cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic, it’s time to look forward to next season and project what the EMU team will look like.
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Mental healthcare in America has emerged as a subject about which a growing number of Americans are passionate. According to a study commissioned by Universal Health Services, Inc., around 71% of respondents indicated that one’s mental and physical health are of equal importance, and almost all of them (96.8%) said mental illness represents “legitimate medical illnesses." This is unsurprising considering the growing scope of mental illness in the United States with, as reported by the National Institute of Mental Health, almost 20% of American adults suffering from any mental illness in 2017.