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Liz Hornyak: On this week’s episode, EMU announces its single room guarantee as part of its #EMUSafe Initiative, an update on police reform in Michigan, and the Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority’s gives tips on how to be safe while using public transit.
*This article has was updated on June 17. Originally, the article expressed that the National Panhellenic Council had not released a statement on racial inequity and Black Lives Matter. However, it was brought to our attention that several statements were released. You can read the statement here and on their Facebook Page. The Echo apologizes for the mistake.
University of Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh believes the team is, "About as close as you can possibly be," to making it to a national championship, but Luke is more than skeptical.
Sen. Jeff Irwin (D-Ann Arbor) and Rep. Ronnie Peterson (D-Ypsilanti) testified on Thursday in front of the Michigan House Judiciary Committee about their bill aimed at addressing police training and excessive force in Michigan.
The Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority (TheRide) has released a statement with suggestions for businesses, institutions, and community members to help “flatten the rush-hour curve” as Governor Whitmer’s COVID-19 restrictions gradually lift with executive orders 2020-114 and 2020-115.
As the world is beginning to reopen and the number of COVID-19 cases hopefully continues to decrease, returning back to a semi-normal life can be interesting to say the least. Going from sitting at home doing almost nothing for months, to working, seeing people, and participating in other normal activities feels weird and is a big transition.
Eastern Michigan University has announced the “EMU Single Room Guarantee” for students living on campus in the fall semester to address concerns about physical distancing related to COVID-19.
We’ve seen this before: massive protests across the county in opposition to police brutality against Black Americans. Unfortunately, we have also seen these protests peak and burn out before any major legislative changes were made. The protests against the murder of George Floyd cannot end in two or three weeks; they must continue until Washington takes action.
Near the end of the civil rights movement, Eastern Michigan University saw a crucial movement of its own. Christian Watts analyzes the causes and effects of the 1969 black student protests on campus at EMU.
The past two weeks have seen collective mourning of George Floyd, collective action in urban, suburban, and rural communities in response, and a surprising level of consensus from Americans on the need for systemic reform in law enforcement.
Liz Hornyak: On this week's episode, in both Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti, hundreds have gathered and protested against police brutality, and the Michigan senate has answered the call for legislative reform. In coronavirus news: Michigan’s stay-at-home order has been lifted. We will tell you what you need to know. The CDC director also encourages those attending protests to get tested for the virus. We’ll tell you about the testing sites that are available in the area.
Reporting by Carmen Cheng | Writing by Sophia Kalakailo
If you want to hear relatable journal entries turned into hits for the youth, you should listen to Alec Benjamin. His debut album These Two Windows arrived on the last Friday of May, and it truly features a unique consciousness that music needs today. A singer-songwriter capable of creating abundant bedroom pop for significant connections.
The last week has seen nonstop coverage in the news media and on our Twitter feeds about police violence and the protests that have sprung up - across all 50 states - in reaction to the killings of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor. Activists and everyday Americans across the nation, and even in my small, rural home county, have taken to the streets to protest the now highly publicized issue of police brutality.
Protests have emerged across the country in response to police brutality and the death of George Floyd, a black man killed by a police officer.
Liz Hornyak: In this week’s news, protests break out after a video was released of a Washtenaw County Sheriff Deputy repeatedly punching a black woman in the head. In other news, Chairmen Jason Morgan asked President Trump to cancel his May 21st trip to Ypsilanti. I’m your host Liz Hornyak and this is the Eastern Echo Podcast.
Lately, many have claimed that protests over the death of George Floyd that are turning into riots won’t change anything, and that they disrespect his death. Our president has called protestors “Thugs,” mayors of cities have denounced them, and pop culture figures like T.I and Tyler Perry have called for rioting to stop.
One of my greatest accomplishments ever, has been writing my own book and then self publishing it.
During the global pandemic, Charli XCX decided she was going to write, record, and release a new album all in a matter of 6 weeks. The result was an album titled “how i’m feeling now”. Being that it was a creative project finished in just 6 weeks, all the songs do truly represent how Charli’s “feeling now”.
We have recently passed a devastating milestone in this country. Over 100,000 people have lost their lives to the COVID-19 pandemic in the U.S, and the situation is one that's only going to get worse before it can begin to get better. As millions across the country are desperate to return to whatever form of normalcy they can, few may be more nervous about what that new normal will hold then college administrators.