ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT



5/8/2017, 10:54am

Queer and Trans People of Color Collective

Queer people of color (QPOC), an Eastern Michigan University campus based support group, hosted a meet and greet to re-introduce their group to other people and organizations of color under their new title; Queer and Trans people of Color Collective (QTPOCC), April 28. “QTPOCC for me was pretty much the foundation of my self care, and the major reason I survived the 2016/2016 school year, including the presidential election and all the racial issues on campus,” said Jordan Morales, EMU student. QTPOCC is a support group for people who identify as queer.


4/10/2017, 8:45am

April continues with campus events

On Tuesday April 11, Bras for a Cause will be collecting new and gently-used bras all day in Marshall cubicle 302D to benefit Free the Girls, an organization that has donated bras to women in Mozambique, El Salvador, and Uganda. Also Tuesday, EMU Percussion Ensemble Concert will be performing at 7:30 p.m.


4/3/2017, 6:59am

EMU Theatre's Spring Awakening

Eastern Michigan University’s Theatre Department opened “Spring Awakening”, March 31. The thought-provoking rock musical features mature themes such as abortion, rape, and suicide, so the show had a diverse affect on audience that ranged from college students to grandparents. Kelly Fielder, a EMU alumna, said, “I was looking around to gauge people’s reactions, thinking some would be frightfully astonished, and everyone seemed so respectful and right there with the actors.


4/3/2017, 6:36am

Nathan Bomey speaks to aspiring journalist at EMU

Starting at 2 p.m. on Thursday, March 30, the 2006 Eastern Michigan graduate, Nathan Bomey came to speak to aspiring journalist students in room 216 of Pray-Harold. The alumni started his career as a Detroit journalist covering many Detroit issues, including news for General Motors right after graduation.


4/3/2017, 6:33am

Poetry and "Building and Equitable City"

Cultivate Coffee and Tap House hosted, Poetry Night, an event that concluded Cultivate's series of forums titled “Building an Equitable City” that occurred through the month of March, March 31.


4/3/2017, 6:10am

Future forum weighs in on EMU unity mural

The future forum, hosted by the Unity Mural Project, triggered conversation between an audience of roughly 50 students and staff in McKenny Ballroom, March 28. The Unity Mural Project hosted a forum to discuss Eastern Michigan University's future.


3/26/2017, 11:41pm

EMU piano professor performs Bach-Brahms

Joel Schoenhals, pianist and professor of piano at Eastern Michigan University, performed concert 2 of his Bach-Brahms project, Pease Auditorium, March 24. Schoenhals’ Bach-Brahms project is a two-year, four-concert series that features the complete partitas of Johann Sebastian Bach and character pieces of Johannes Brahms.


3/26/2017, 11:36pm

Unity Mural Project discusses EMU's past

The Unity Mural Project “past” forum was attended by roughly 20 students and staff, March 20. The Unity Mural Project was organized by several students and staff following the several incidents of racist vandalism on EMU’s campus, fall 2017.


3/26/2017, 11:30pm

EMU Theatre to produce "Spring Awakening"

EMU Theatre’s production of “Spring Awakening”, opens Friday, March 31. The landmark rock musical, with music by Duncan Sheik and book and lyrics by Steven Sater, explores the quest of teenagers in 19th Century Germany to discover more about the physical and emotional maturity they are undergoing, mostly without help and indeed with some obstruction from the adults in their lives.


3/22/2017, 9:00am

Cheesy Food Truck on Campus

Eastern’s got a new food option. Grilled cheese! The Cheese Street food truck will be on EMU’s campus Mondays and Wednesdays 11:30am-4:00pm until the end of April.


3/21/2017, 5:04pm

Drake's "More Life" album release

A little over three years ago, I wrote in a column for this very same paper about the impact that a certain biracial recording artist from Toronto, Ontario who was almost single handedly reshaping hip-hop culture both domestically as well as abroad.