Andrea Lorfel


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Crime Stoppers of Mich. looking for murder leads

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After two murders within the past year in close proximity of Eastern Michigan University, Crime
Stoppers of Michigan is urging people to speak up with any information that can lead to the arrests of those responsible for the homicides of EMU students Julia Niswender and Demarius Reed.

Eating disorders can be anyone’s problem

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Eating disorders do not discriminate. They don’t take age, race, weight, IQ or anything else into account before taking over someone’s life.

Tips for EMU’s freshmen

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Transitioning from high school to a university can be a huge stressor. There are tips that can make this transition go smoothly, though, both for incoming freshman and students transferring from a community college. Here are some helpful advice and information.

EMU students watch VP debate

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Eastern Michigan University’s Student Center Auditorium was filled with about 20 students Oct. 11 for the first and only vice presidential debate between current Vice President Joe Biden and vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan.

Tailgating food dangers

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With tailgating season in full swing, there can be an increased risk for foodborne illnesses.

ACC receives $500,000 grant

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Eastern Michigan University’s Autism Collaboration Center was recently awarded a $500,000 grant from the state of Michigan. The grant was included in next year’s state budget for the Michigan Department of Community Health, which was passed by the Michigan State House and the Senate, but is still waiting to be approved by Governor Rick Snyder.

Heart Walk raises funds for research

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On Saturday, May 19, about 120 Eastern Michigan University faculty, staff, students and their families, including university President Susan Martin, gathered at Washtenaw Community College for the annual Ann Arbor American Heart Association Heart Walk.

EMU MMA improves to 11-2 on year

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Eastern Michigan University’s Mixed Martial Arts (EMMA) club competed Saturday in Jackson, Mich. as it attempted to hold on to three titles.

New defense bill unsettles many

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The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 is a bill said to strip Americans of their basic constitutional rights.

Asbestos concerns

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The use of asbestos, a mineral fiber usually found in construction materials, is a topic stirring emotions at Eastern Michigan University.

Inconsistent heating frustrates residents

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With temperatures continuously dropping, Eastern Michigan University’s Physical Plant has been preparing for winter by ensuring campus buildings and residence halls are adequately heated.

EMU Huddle: Students and orgs connect

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Almost a year ago Joseph Tironi, an Eastern Michigan University alumnus, built a free website called EMU Huddle.

Coochy is worth it

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Most women shave so their legs feel smooth and silky. Other women shave to feel better about themselves or because their partners prefer it.

Maybe it really is Maybelline...

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Everywhere I look, there are so many ads and commercials promising me thicker, longer, and smudge proof lashes and eye liner.

Eating disorders plague campus

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There are 10 million women and 1 million men struggling with eating disorders, including but not limited to Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa, according to the National Eating Disorder Association.

Ypsi has nightlife, too

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Eastern Michigan University might not seem like a party compared to the nightlife around the University of Michigan, but you might be surprised by all of the options within walking distance from EMU’s campus.

Take steps to stay safe on campus

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A lot of college students enter their freshman year with high hopes of freedom, parties, the excitement of meeting new people and making new friends.

Valentine's Day brings diverse celebration

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Valentine’s Day used to be thought of as a day of love, romance, secret admirers and even sex. On Valentine’s Day, Cupid is supposed to strike and make people fall in love.

Woodruff's opens in wake of closings

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Downtown Ypsilanti has become bare, with Pub 13, Savoy (once known as Club Divine), The Best Damn Sports Bar, J’Neil’s and Key Stone Underground Martini Bar all closing within a short span of time. Depot Town however, just got a new bar up and running. Woodruff’s is located next to Frenchie’s and Sidetracks, and just opened Nov. 29.

Brain cancer's obstacles many, diverse

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Imagine being 5 again. Now imagine being 5 and being told you have Medulloblastoma, a type of brain cancer. Jonathan Eissler, now 29 and an Eastern Michigan University student, was diagnosed with a Medulloblastoma tumor at age 5. He was just starting first grade.

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