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Over the summer, big changes came to Ypsilanti Community Schools (YCS) with the district ending its contract with the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Department and implementing big changes to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic that have altered students’ daily lives.
In a press release Friday, the Eastern Michigan Athletic Department announced that in conjunction with the Mid-American Council of Presidents the school will play a six-game football season beginning in November. The season will end with a championship game on “Dec. 18 or 19.” The MAC has not released a schedule yet.
Michigan went into a State of Emergency on March 10th due to the rapid spread of COVID-19. This was ordered by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, as well as the Stay-at-Home order shortly after. Under these orders many businesses had to close until the rate of COVID-19 infections were deemed managed, leaving many folks laid off and filing for unemployment. For businesses deemed “essential,” mask mandates were enforced along with other health and safety measures.
The Criminal Justice Listening Tour hosted a stop Tuesday, Sept. 22, at Parkridge Park in Ypsilanti. The tour has been organized by the Democratic nominee for Washtenaw County prosecutor, Eli Savit, who his invited colleagues to speak alongside him.
We've officially passed the first day of autumn, and it’s time to start getting into the season. One of my favorite things to do every year in fall is watch Over the Garden Wall, a mini-series that was aired on Cartoon Network in 2014. This is a show I constantly fall back into over and over again and I consider it one of the best shows of all time. It’s filled with beautiful fall scenery, a gorgeous art style, and just the right amount of morbidity to make you question if it really is for kids. The latter part of this article will contain very mild spoilers, so read at your own risk.
On this week’s episode of the Podcast, Luke and Caleb lay bare their thoughts on the Lion’s week one performance against the Bears. Next, they preview the NBA Eastern and Western Conference finals along with keys for success for each team as well as their series predictions.
An endowed scholarship has been established in memory of Marilyn Horace-Moore, a prominent member of the Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminology, at Eastern Michigan University. Horace-Moore taught at EMU from 1994 until her untimely passing in April 2020.
After doing my weekly look at YouTube’s Trending page, I came across a new video under the “Artist on the Rise,” section for “You Sad” by Tkay Maidza. While I had seen the name before, way back when she was featured on Troye Sivan’s Blue Neighborhood EP, I’d never really listened to the rapper’s music in-depth.
Jessica Elton, an EMU professor who has been teaching online courses for six years, and Christine Deacons, the director of EMU's Holman Success Center, share their advice for students as they navigate online courses and working independently this semester.
Liz Hornyak: In this week’s news, one EMU professor retires after 46 of teaching, Student Government prepares for elections, the Aviation program solidifies a new partnership, and a global esports organization commits to donating $1 million to the university. I’m Liz Hornyak. This is the Eastern Echo podcast.
As of Sept. 26, the latest crime reported in the City of Ypsilanti was on Sept. 20.
After spending the majority of our days staring at screens, especially in the time of COVID-19, many of us find ourselves counting down to when we are finally able to log off. Feeling screen fatigued, which occurs when you have been exposed to screens for a long period of time, can result in strained eye muscles, neck and shoulder discomfort, poor posture, and even painful headaches. It's a harsh reality of this new digital age. However, there are benefits to revisiting your screen to experience the arts.
The Big Ten shocked the world last week when it announced that it was going to return to play an altered eight game season after cancelling their scheduled season in August due to COVID-19 concerns. The Big Ten season will run late October through early December, and end a week before the Big Ten title game. Since football is back in the midwest, could this mean the MAC will return too?
Eivør is a Faroese techno-pop artist, although her work has been most successful here in the United States.
The fall semester is underway for most universities, where the effectiveness and the scope of their respective safe back-to-campus plans are being put to the test. And for many students and faculty, including the graduate student workers at the University of Michigan, the safety measures put forward are simply not enough.
Settle your quarrels, come together, understand the reality of our situation, understand that fascism is already here, that people are already dying who could be saved, that generations more will live poor butchered half-lives if you fail to act. Do what must be done, discover your humanity and your love in revolution.”
Republicans want you to forget about the stunt they pulled against Barack Obama’s nomination of Merrick Garland to fill the seat on the United States Supreme Court left vacant after the death of Antonin Scalia.
The 55th ACM Awards took place in three historic venues simultaneously in Nashville this year. Country stars performed to no audience in The Grand Ole Opry, The Ryman Auditorium, and The Bluebird Café. One may think that having no audience would make for a show that isn’t captivating, but this show was quite spectacular.