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The Eastern Michigan Eagles (12-11, 2-8) men’s basketball team fell, 59-58 to the Akron Zips on Saturday, Feb. 8, at James A. Rhodes Arena. The loss snaps a two-game winning streak for Eastern Michigan, despite being led by Ty Groce’s 15 points, four rebounds, three steals and two assists.
Liz Hornyak: On today’s episode we’ll be talking about how the Ypsilanti District Library is celebrating Black History Month, as well as exciting opportunities for students to get help with scholarships and finding their career path. I’m your host Liz Hornyak, and you’re listening to the Eastern Echo Podcast.
This year’s Black History Month celebration is themed around voting, this year being the 100th anniversary of the nineteenth amendment, which gave women the right to vote, and the 150th anniversary of the fifteenth amendment, which gave black men the right to vote.
The Eastern Michigan Eagles (11-11, 6-5) women’s basketball team won 83-79 against Western Michigan for its first win in Kalamazoo since the 2015-16 season. Jenna Annecchiarico scored a career-high 31 points, eight rebounds and shot 50 percent from 3-point range.
I recently went with some friends to the opening reception of an art show at Riverside Arts Center, located at 76 N. Huron Street.
Monday, Feb. 3
On Feb. 6 EMU's Honors College held a lecture titled "Our World, Our Story: A Conversation with Jay’Len Boone." Boone is the eighth United States Youth Observer to the United Nations. This event was open to all EMU students and the general public and toward the end of the event, the audience could participate in open discussion panel with Boone and take photographs with him.
Results from the Washtenaw County specimen as mentioned in a previous article from the Echo was confirmed negative for the 2019 Novel Coronavirus as of Jan 31.
The Eastern Michigan Eagles men’s track and field team traveled to Loftus Sports Center in Notre Dame, Indiana to compete in the Meyo Invitational on Friday, Feb. 7, and Saturday, Feb. 8. The Eagles received standout performances from Owen Richardson, who earned a third place finish, and Baboucar Sallah-Mohammed, who won the triple jump event.
With friendships over the years I have found out how important it is to show up for your friends and to be there for them. I have come to find out that one of the worst feelings is feeling like your friends aren’t there for you or they do not show up for you in the same way that you show up for them. Learning to deal with the feeling that not everyone in your life might care about you in the same way you care about them is a tricky thing to realize. It is obvious that everyone has their own things going on in our lives, and we never really know what is going on in the lives of our friends unless we make an effort to ask or be there.
EMU Symphony Orchestra, consisting of 48 musicians under the direction of conductor Dr. Chad Hutchinson, performed in Pease Auditorium on Friday, Feb. 8.
After the snafu in Iowa, Democrats warily turned to New Hampshire for the debate and upcoming primary. Candidates on the debate stage articulated their case for being the best nominee the Dems would have to offer.
The City of Ypsilanti has yet to issue permits for recreational marijuana to be sold in the city’s several marijuana dispensaries, but that will be changing soon, with the city now accepting applications to receive a permit.
Living in Michigan during the winter - or most of the Midwest for that matter - isn’t easy. It’s cold, dark, and forcing yourself to get out of the house is sometimes one of the hardest parts of the day. Last year during this time, my mental health was at one of the lowest states it ever has been. I wasn’t happy with myself mentally or physically, and every time I looked in the mirror, I frowned.
Parking updates are coming this year for the city of Ypsilanti. The initiative aims to resolve the shortage of parking throughout the city by monetizing parking in Ypsilanti.
Lil Wayne’s recently released album “Funeral” came out on Friday, Jan. 31 via Young Money and Republic. With help from a long list of top tier producers, Lil Wayne put out his first album since 2018’s “Tha Carter V.” He also had features from Big Sean, Lil Baby, Takeoff, The-Dream and 2 Chainz, among others. The album is 76 minutes in length.
The Buffalo Bulls (14-9, 5-5) men’s basketball team played the Eastern Michigan Eagles (12-10, 2-7) on Tuesday, Feb. 4, as the ninth game on Eastern Michigan’s MAC conference schedule. The Eagles came into this match 1-7 in the conference, their win being against the Toledo Rockets. Buffalo came into this game 5-5 record, but fell 66-62 on the road.
The 4th annual ‘Moments of Color’ showcase was held on Tuesday, Feb. 5 kicking off Black History Month by honoring a variety of important African American figures throughout history.
Thank you, Senator Romney.
If you haven’t heard of this soft indie-pop artist, you should take a deep dive into all of her music as soon as possible. Donna Missal is a phenomanal musician from New Jersey who I discovered back in 2018 through some of queer popstar King Princess’ Instagram posts.