PODCASTS


8/21/2019, 9:22pm

Ranking the best men's basketball players in MAC history

Boykins gradually increased his production every year he played for the Eagles. He averaged 12.5 points per game as a freshman and three years later, put up 25.7 points during his senior season. He also dished out 5.1 assists for his four-year career in Ypsilanti. Boykins won the MAC Tournament MVP in 1998. 


8/19/2019, 10:25am

The Lion King film review

Most may know the story of The Lion King but just for review purposes, I’ll rehash it a bit before going into my review. The Lion King was a Disney classic from 1994 that tells a unique story of the circle of life through animals. Focusing on The Lion King, his son Simba and what leads him to eventually become king by following in the steps of his father King Mufasa. Along the way of Simba's journey, he learns the true meaning of stepping up for the ones you love as well as what it means to reign supreme as the wilds true king.


8/17/2019, 8:41am

Men's cross-country announces schedule

The Eastern Michigan men's cross-country team will be competing for their 23rd conference championship in 2019. The team won the MAC in 2017. It will also be competing for a late season push into the NCAA championships, where a trip there would be the first since 2005.


8/17/2019, 8:36am

The Kitchen Film Review

The Kitchen is a film that stars Melissa McCarthy, Tiffany Haddish and Elizabeth Moss as three women who, after years of playing the stereotypical women's role in their marriages, are now challenged with stepping up after their husbands are arrested in a robbery. Not your typical crime drama, we see three “Femme Fatales" as our leads mixed up in the nitty-gritty realities of crime. Which, in my opinion, serves as a high for the film to see the growth among the women as they turn into a force not to be reckoned with.


8/17/2019, 8:35am

Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark Review

The film starts off on Halloween night, the year is 1968 and we're introduced to three teenagers. The first being Stella, the horror obsessed teen with some serious resentment issues toward herself. Then we have Auggie and Chuck, Auggie being the somewhat responsible young man while Chuck plays the comical appeal in the film. Things start to get crazy as soon as a prank goes wrong and leads the gang to meet a wanderer in town by the name of Ramon Morales. As the film goes on, they all find themselves in the town's residential Haunted House, where the story of Sarah Bellows begins to unravel. 


8/15/2019, 11:27pm

Former EMU head coach Ron Oestrike inducted into hall of fame

Ron Oestrike, who was once a longtime head coach for Eastern Michigan University’s baseball program, will be inducted into the Michigan Baseball Hall of Fame this Saturday. The ceremony will take place Aug. 17 during the Lansing Lugnuts v. Dayton Dragons game at Cooley Law Stadium in Lansing. 


8/15/2019, 11:27pm

City of Ypsilanti sees increase in gun violence during summer of 2019

The city of Ypsilanti has seen more gun violence than usual this summer, according to Ypsilanti Chief of Police, Tony DeGiusti. Police records show 30 gun-related cases in the city since the first of the year. Of those 30 incidents, 20 of them occurred in the summer between the months of May 6 and Aug. 6.  In response to the uptick of local gun-related crimes, the city held its first ever public input meeting on July 23 to discuss what steps the city has taken to help minimize gun violence and hear concerns from members of the community. 


8/15/2019, 11:26pm

Daniel Orton explains what makes a successful team

The 2019-20 college basketball season will begin on Nov. 5, 2019, and Eastern Michigan’s season will start soon after. The Eagles, who were picked to win the MAC West division prior to last year, are going to deal with a different level of expectations this time around. Eastern lost three senior starters to graduation in Paul Jackson, Elijah Minnie and James Thompson IV, and the new team is preparing themselves to have a successful campaign with just one senior. 


8/15/2019, 10:12pm

Opinion: Michigan immigrants share their story

The humanity of the situation is often forgotten when discussing the immigration crisis. When Trump tries to stoke fear through incorrect claims regarding migrant caravans, lost jobs, or drugs and crime, it is forgotten that these are human beings whose lives have been filled with such adversity that they are willing to do whatever it takes to get even a slight opportunity at a better life. 


8/15/2019, 2:19am

Ypsilanti named disproportionately impacted community under Proposal 1's social equity plan

Council Member Annie Somerville and social equity activist Chris Jackson hosted the City of Ypsilanti’s first town hall about recreational marijuana use and corresponding social equity plan on August 8, 2019. Residents filed into City Hall at 6 pm to participate in the discussion around the designation of Ypsilanti as a disproportionately impacted community based on previous marijuana convictions and poverty rate. The purpose of the conversation, according to Somerville, was to create an agenda for the city council’s first conversation regarding recreational marijuana regulations.


8/15/2019, 2:19am

MAC announces upcoming bowl schedule from 2020-2025

The Mid-American Conference will continue a six-season partnership with ESPN, the billion-dollar media company, into the 2025 season. The partnership has a plan of televising two set bowl games, the Makers Wanted Bahamas Bowl and the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl. There is also a list of games that potentially could feature MAC teams. Two out of the nine are for sure to be played when decided by the bowl committee each year. This makes at least four bowl games played by the MAC annually.


8/15/2019, 2:19am

Football position breakdown: Running backs

Following the deep dive into the quarterbacks room for Eastern Michigan, it’s time to check in on the guys they’ll be handing the ball off to. The team has seven running backs listed on the roster, but Shaq Vann and Breck Turner have pulled away from the rest of the group. With that said, though, at least one other Eagles running back is going to get significant playing time in the upcoming season.


8/15/2019, 2:18am

Football Position Breakdown: Quarterbacks

Eastern Michigan opens their 2019 college football slate on August 31 against Coastal Carolina. Head coach Chris Creighton has named senior quarterback Mike Glass III the starting quarterback heading into the season, but Glass is far from the only QB on the depth chart. The Eagles have seven passers in total listed on the roster: Glass, Jairus Grissom, Preston Hutchinson, Aaron Jackson, Christopher Kaminski, Jayden Machado and Isaac Stiebling. 


8/15/2019, 2:17am

Football Position Breakdown: Pass Catchers

The wide receiving group for the Eagles is one of the most talented in the MAC as EMU has 16 receivers on the depth chart. The collective is as follows: Line Latu, Isaac Holder, Hassan Beydoun, Michael Thompson, Keyan Marshall, Tanner Knue, De’Anthony Ball, Amir Spivey, Joe Nowden, Eddie Daugherty IV, Noah Cameron, Dylan Drummond, Quian Williams, Logan Giordano, Matthew Sexton and Arthur Jackson III. 


8/12/2019, 11:12pm

Singing dancing puppets, 40 years with muppets, can you picture that?

It all started 40 years ago with a frog named Kermit sitting in a swamp singing about the rainbow connection. Created by Jim Henson and based on the popularity of its small screen predecessor, The Muppet Show, The Muppet Movie features an incredible cast of Muppet Characters: Miss Piggy, Ralph the dog, Gonzo and Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem.