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President Donald Trump is expected to tour and speak at Ypsilanti's Ford Rawsonville Components Plant Thursday, May 21. The visit is part of the president's national tour to thank businesses who aided in the effort to produce personal protective equipment (PPE) and other medical equipment in the effort against the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dave, starring Dave Burd, is a comedy on FX showcasing the life of a Jewish rapper calling himself “Lil Dicky.” The series was recommended to me by a close friend recently and I have continued to hear great things from other people watching it ever since.
On today’s episode, EMU President James Smith announces a plan to reopen the university in the fall, and EMU partners with U of M and other state universities to provide resources for local governments. I ‘m your host, Liz Hornyak, and this is the Eastern Echo Podcast.
Future, hip-hop’s best trap supervillain, has returned to deliver what keeps him High Off Life as his eighth studio album on Friday, May 22. THE WIZRD contains 21 tracks of Future portraying himself as a disturbed trap savior reeling from his futuristic lifestyle, heartbreak, heavy medicine intake and tirelessness. It’s the sleepless mind of Future that kept him winning for over a decade and this 32nd project seems to reach a new height of creativity through following his own rules.
It was revealed last month that the NBA developmental league, otherwise known as the G-League, has begun offering six figure salaries to top high school prospects. This gives prospects a new pathway to the NBA instead of the conventional NCAA or overseas route. Unlike the NCAA, this path will only be available to exceptionally special prospects.
Since a number of outdoor recreational activities have been allowed to open during Michigan’s shelter-in-place order, cycling has suddenly become popular throughout the nation as healthy exercise and social distancing can be practiced while doing it.
CBS's Senior Sports Writer Pete Prisco recently revealed his NFL preseason power rankings. Luke and Caleb review the hits and misses on the list.
The conditions surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, including restrictive government policies and a crashing economy, create fertile ground for conspiracy theories. This may be eased by the online nature of socialization and information dissemination.
Governments at every level are being faced with difficult decisions as the fiscal implications of the COVID-19 crisis are becoming more clear. Local governments will be some of the hardest hit, as the main sources of revenue for most cities are shriveling up due to the shuttered economy.
Police are investigating an armed robbery that occurred at Happy’s Pizza on Washtenaw Ave. in Ypsilanti Township. The robbery took place Tuesday, May 12, in the afternoon around 1 p.m. Police were notified shortly after.
St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor Hospital has relocated its curbside testing site to near the north entrance of the main hospital tower at 5360 McAuley Drive.
In an effort to help the community during these trying times due to COVID-19, Eastern Michigan University and Ypsilanti Community Schools have teamed up on YPSI LIVE, a project that strives to increase internet access to upwards of 400 students and families in the Ypsilanti school district.
“That Woman in Michigan,” is how United States president Donald Trump refers to Michigan’s governor, Gretchen Whitmer.
Ever since the COVID-19 pandemic began, the speculation over how it will end has been nonstop. The least-controversial and most talked about path towards herd immunity, a state where the majority of the population is immune and therefore cannot spread the virus, is a vaccine. The lingering question, however, remains: what if no vaccine is widely distributed for two or three years, if at all? The only other viable alternative will be achieving herd immunity via the majority of the population contracting COVID-19 and recovering.
EMU president James Smith released a report on Thursday, May 7, announcing the university's plans to begin preparing for the 2020 fall semester. In the statement it was announced that EMU will begin to turn its attention to planning for the fall semester being in-person "in what can best be described as a 'new normal.'" According to Smith, the main priority for reopening is the "health, safety and well being of" of both students and staff.
The South fought to preserve slavery, and the Northern states sought to abolish it. This is likely the narrative that any brief overview of the American Civil War will provide. However, Leigh Young provides evidence that parts of the North, including Ypsilanti, wanted nothing to do with abolitionist efforts.
Liz Hornyak: On today’s episode: Ypsilanti finds a way support their local farmers markets in light of social distancing, an EMU student org raises funds for a community halfway around the world and the Washtenaw County Health Department creates two more COVID-19 testing sites for Ypsilanti residents.
The “Brown Boy” NAV is back with a feature lineup of close friends to deliver Good Intentions, the second side to his last album Bad Habits. This is his most confident release yet because there’s plenty of stratospheric sounds contained that Nav has unlocked and there’s less toxicity in his upgrading life. With frequent collaborators Gunna, Travis Scott, Future, Lil Uzi Vert and more, expect beats of hazy trap and melodious journeys.
A few days ago, Bob Dylan released a single titled False Prophets. In the last month and a half he’d also released two other singles - A Murder Most Foul and I Contain Multitudes. The release of those two led to a lot of speculation on whether an album was forthcoming. The release of False Prophets confirmed suspicions.
Imagine waiting to present your hard work put into your undergraduate senior thesis, with only a month until your presentation. That was Kaitlyn Eby position, who was one of the many EMU students who planned to present in the EMU Undergraduate Winter Symposium. Her plans, however were cut short by the COVID-19 global pandemic, and EMU’s decision to suspended in-person classes. Her presentation, along with all of her peers, were cancelled along with the whole of the 40th EMU Undergraduate Symposium.