Alexandria Rainey

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Annual autism walk raises awareness


Wednesday, the men of Eastern Michigan University’s Iota Phi Theta Fraternity hosted their annual Autism Walk. The event was established in April 2012 by Thomas H. Crawford III, a member of the fraternity.

I.M.A.G.E. holds 3rd annual talent show


On Thursday, April 10, Inspired Motivational Activists Geared toward Education (I.M.A.G.E.) held its third annual Talent Showcase in Eastern Michigan University’s Student Center Auditorium. It was the final showcase for the semester. The members of the organization performed pieces that conveyed their particular talent.

Instagram page displays success of EMU students


“I don’t mind helping and encouraging someone and showing them a positive side of themselves,” said Eastern Michigan University senior Mone’ Cross, who recently created an Instagram page called emu_success. The page features students from EMU who have made a positive impact on the community or anyone who has done anything successful. Currently, the page displays uplifting images of present EMU students as well as alumni.

Minority Women in Leadership's Hair Show brings the circus to town


Tightropes, clowns and magicians were featured at Minority Women in Leadership’s third annual Hair Show on Monday in the Student Center Ballroom. The student organization recruited the top hair stylists from the Eastern Michigan University student body to show off their skills in the show. The theme was the circus, and each stylist was critiqued on creativity, make-up and the overall performance. The creativity and enthusiasm of the models helped to bring the stylist’s hair designs to life.

Student theater troupe performs MLK show


“We used words like retard, fag, slut and nigger,” said Blake Navarre, a member of Eastern Michigan University’s CloseUP, when explaining the group’s latest performance. CloseUP is a traveling theater troupe that tackles social justice issues such as sexual orientation, racial tensions and religion. The group performed in the Student Center Auditorium on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and tried to integrate the works of King into modern day culture.

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