Alexis Tesner

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Valentine's Day: What's the big deal?


Is Valentine’s Day just a commercial holiday for America? Is there some benefit to this Christianized celebration of love? Even though Valentine’s Day isn’t celebrated in the same fashion as Ancient Rome, it still holds the same tradition of expressing love.

‘Irrational’ not your average play in the making


EMU Theatre held the world premiere of David Wells’ musical staged reading, an interesting format for a theatre production. The production was held on Jan. 24, 25 and 26.

Laugh Lounge held in Student Center


The Eastern Michigan University Student Center was filled with laughter on Jan. 9 as students grabbed some free food and a night of entertainment. Campus Life presented the Laugh Lounge, “a haven for stand-up comedy fans.” Local stand-up comedians in the Ypsilanti and surrounding areas come together to bring laughs.

Zeta Sigma Chi hosts speed dating event


Zeta Sigma Chi opened EMU’s Student Center Ballroom doors to singles across campus to participate in their speed dating event. The event was co-hosted by Phi Sigma Pi EMU’s coed national honors fraternity. Alyssa Thornton, president of Phi Sigma Pi, was looking forward to the event, and would like to work together on more of their events.

EMU remembers Nelson Mandela


Flags were raised at half-mast across the country in honor of former South African President Nelson Mandela’s passing on Dec. 5, 2013, after years of health problems. The loss of Mandela, 95, was heartbreaking not only for his own country, but also for the world.

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