Recent Stories in University

Handmade for the Holidays

Last week, artistic Eastern students gathered to host “Handmade for the Holidays”. The event was held on Wednesday, December 6, on the first floor of the student center. It was an opportunity for original art to become original gifts this holiday season. 

School of Music & Dance Presents ‘Coppélia’

Eastern Michigan University’s School of Music and Dance delivered a full-length ballet recital titled 'Coppélia', accompanied by a noteworthy live orchestral ensemble on Friday Dec 8, at Pease Auditorium. It was nothing short of spectacular.

Students Get Into the Holiday Spirit at 'Seasons of Light'

Eastern Michigan University students sought holiday spirit in the stars at the school’s planetarium on Saturday. “The Seasons of Light” event held by the astronomy department explored how astronomical movements play into many end of the year celebrations and the history behind these celebrations.

Top Five Crafted Gifts to Keep the Ones You Love Warm this Winter

Grab your yarn and knitting needles or crochet hook! With winter quickly approaching these fab five knitted or crochet gifts are perfect for this holiday season. With numerous free patterns on the internet these gifts will make perfect staples for your friends’ and families’ winter wardrobes. Whether you are just learning or an advanced learner there is something here for you to keep the ones you love warm this winter.

Coming to the Faith: A Baptist's Journey

I sat down to chat with a student, Abigail Snyder, who had previously mentioned she considers herself a “big C” Christian, “little b” Baptist. I was interested in speaking with Abigail because I would like to hear about the Baptist perspective from a practicing, well-informed believer. Abigail attends Bible study weekly at the Eastern Student Center, while balancing her school work at Eastern Michigan and attends church every Sunday. 

Student Center Holds Panel: Ending Abortion Stigma Through Conversation

The Student Center held a panel titled Ending the Stigma of Abortion Through Conversation, Friday the 10th from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. All three of the women spoke from their own personal experiences with abortion. For the sake of their security they will all remain anonymous for this article. The only information disclosed was the ages they all are now and the ages they all were at the times they had their procedures.

Disney Channel's "Andi Mack" Includes LGBTQ Characters

The Disney Company has continued its goal of inclusion of the LBGTQ+ community with the Disney Channel series, “Andi Mack” which airs on Fridays at 8 pm. The series is the first Disney show or movie to include an LBGTQ+ storyline. Over this season “Andi Mack” will explore an overlying story of one of main characters coming out as gay, Cyrus Goodman (Joshua Rush). The storyline holds very real emotions of coming out as part of the LBGTQ+ community, including the fear of telling people and feelings that you must hide it to fit in, shown through the eyes of character Cyrus Goodman. According to ABC News the subsequent episodes of the season will deal with Cyrus’s, “journey to self-acceptance as a gay person.” 

Annual Fall Feast Held in Student Center

  

The Center for Multicultural Affairs and the Native American Student Organizations (NASO) held their Annual Fall Feast this past Wednesday, Nov. 8, in the Student Center.