ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT


2/3/2016, 9:13am

‘Anomalisa’ brings a haunting look of love and the human condition through puppetry

This isn’t your typical animation feature. Rated R for graphic nudity, language and for having strong sexual content, screenwriter, Charlie Kaufman (“Synecdoche, New York”) returned to cinema with his stop-motion and Oscar nominated masterpiece, Anomalisa, to give us a taste of what it means to be human. Heavy, honest and downright odd, the film takes viewers on a surreal ride of love, loneliness and the philosophical questioning of existence of two very human puppets and their meeting at a hotel in Cincinnati. Directors Duke Johnson and Charlie Kaufman create a world of the monotone and the mundane by opening the film with the chatter of voices (Tom Noonan) that overlaps each other in a maddening and claustrophobic way.


2/3/2016, 8:00am

Seven tips to survive Super Bowl gatherings

You don’t need to be a fan of sports to enjoy Super Sunday. This weekend millions of Americans will gather together in bars and homes sharing food and laughs while watching a new NFL Champion take its throne. For many of you, this might be the very first year you attend one of these annual sports ball shindigs.


1/31/2016, 9:58am

Former EMU student wins dream job as TV20 Detroit host

When Jessica Lundy attended Eastern Michigan University as a communications major with a minor in entrepreneurship, she knew that she wanted to end up on your television screen. In December, WMYD held an open casting call for a hosting position at the Detroit Marriot inside the Renaissance Center.


1/27/2016, 8:16am

Revamp your 2016 wardrobe on a budget

Whether it’s layering up for the harsh winds or dressing down for those mild nights, Eastern Michigan University students have shown what it takes to survive Michigan’s changing seasons in style. With the New Year in full swing, many students may be looking to change up their wardrobe, but you don’t need to spend a whole lot of money in order to do it. Jasmine Pearson, senior, said that her best style advice is layers.


1/24/2016, 8:57am

EMU hosts water drive to assist Flint water crisis

The Eastern Michigan University Student Center will be hosting a water drive for Flint citizens. If students or local residents would like to participate, bring bottled water to the Student Center on Monday, January 25 from 3-5 p.m. There are other locations to donate as well: Pittsfield Township Hall, Community High School, Washtenaw Community College (Morris Lawrence Building), Saline Liberty School, Dexter Community Schools (any school building), Milan High School, Washtenaw Intermediate School District and Lincoln Consolidated Schools.


1/24/2016, 8:49am

DiCaprio shines in new film, The Revenant

On January 7, at 8 p.m., my significant other and I made our way over to the Rave Cinema on Carpenter Road to check out Leonardo DiCaprio’s latest movie, The Revenant, directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu. What I found was so unexpected, different and refreshing, I left the movie theatre with a feeling of intense excitement and awe.


1/20/2016, 9:25am

AMP! to host alternative fashion show

Thursday, Jan. 21 at 7 p.m. Amp student org is hosting an alternative fashion show in the IGG Student Center Gallery. The idea was originally Libby Smith's, a sophomore at Eastern Michigan University, who approached Amp last year about collaborating to create the event.


1/20/2016, 8:44am

EMU professor creates inclusive environment for ASD students

“I love that EMU is very friendly and like a small college while having so many resources and teachers who focus on teaching and open to supporting diversity,” said Professor Sally Burton-Hoyle. She is no stranger to diversity as she assists students on the autism spectrum as one of the advisors to the College Supports Program (CSP) at EMU.


1/20/2016, 8:19am

Unique date ideas for college students

Before the frantic brainstorm of date ideas the week before Feb. 14, let’s get a jumpstart on the date possibilities that are good for college students, especially during this time of year. 1. New Couple: The length of time that a relationship has endured plays a role in the purpose of the date.