For university student Natasha Williams, 22, of Detroit, Mich., writing has always served as a vessel to transform her inner struggles into written narratives that are incredibly honest and mirrors real-life obstacles.
There once was a man from Detroit with hair of grey and a hearty laugh whose talent and charm dropped him in the land of Eastern Michigan University. With drive in his spirit, he delivered his lines with delight and the desire to act on the grand stage. With a nod from Sir George Clooney, the legendary good man from Hollywood, he found his world turned on its side and emerged in awe with a yellow brick road that would lead him to a lifetime opportunity.
“In a high school setting, there’s not a lot of welcome and comfort for somebody to take their same-sex like boyfriend or girlfriend to a high school prom,” Mary Larkin, program coordinator of Eastern Michigan University’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Resource Center, said.
One in four college students have a sexually transmitted infection and 19 million new STIs are reported each year, with close to half appearing among 15- to 24-year-olds, according to EliteDaily.com.
People have heard it all: black people love fried chicken and watermelon with a glass of red Kool-Aid, white people can’t dance, Asians are good at math but can’t drive, Italians have mafia ties and all gays can sew and do make-up.
The energy was stellar, the bass was bumping and Eastern Michigan University students were stepping the night away. Monday night’s Hustle Your Heart Out event in the Student Center was a success, with more than 500 people in attendance. Guests of various ages danced proudly in their hustle shirts and raised $700 for the American Heart Association.
We’ve all done it at one point or another in our lives at your cousin’s weddings, your friend’s open houses and, of course, at your family reunions: Worked off all that food you’d destroyed in one sitting and when that beat pumped, ran like a maniac to the dance floor and hustled the house down. Breaking a good sweat and exclaiming in excitement, you were having a fun workout and didn’t even know it.
The Affordable Care Act and LGBT Consumers event held on Feb. 12 at the Eastern Michigan University Student Center covered many limitations of obtaining health care and benefits.
After “The Vagina Monologues,” concluded, Eastern Michigan University held events for V-Day, a global movement started to end domestic violence towards women and children.
“One in three women on the planet will be raped or beaten in her lifetime. One billion women violated is an atrocity; one billion women dancing is a revolution,” reads the 1 Billion Rising website.
Nineteen years ago, Eve Ensler’s creation, “The Vagina Monologues,” started from a conversation with a close friend over womanly dilemmas. As the subject switched to vaginas, her friend’s unfavorable outlook on her lady parts was quite peculiar and made Ensler evaluate how she felt about her own. This revelation made her wonder how women thought of their vaginas, and their personal testimonies would channel a perspective on discussing womanhood and sexuality.
Heart disease is the number one killer of women in America. According to www.GoRedforWomen.com, with one in three women dying each year; it’s deadlier than any form of cancer.
“She stands in the quiet darkness, this troubled woman bowed by weariness and pain like an autumn flower in the frozen rain, like a wind-blown autumn flower that never lifts its head again.” -Langston Hughes, “Troubled Woman.”
“When someone says to me, ‘What is this film about?’ I say, ‘It’s about human rights, injustice and discrimination,’” Mark Schoen, producer of “TRANS,” said. “And what I’ve learned is the gender spectrum is much wider than I ever thought it was and you know it’s not just transgender. There’s intersex, there’s genderqueer. I think the important thing is that we have to, as a society, let people be their authentic selves, whatever that may be.”
Since the first brick was thrown at the 1969 Stonewall Riots in New York City sparking the movement of equality, there has been a continuous presence of supporters in the efforts to bring justice and educate others about the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community.
With Christmas steadily approaching, which I know many people on campus are looking forward to, it’s still crunch time for many to get more shopping in. For the Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Regional Chamber, their motive to keep people in the spirit to take that needed trip to the mall was simply the beloved D word: discount.
The tale of a girl with skin white as snow, lips the color of blood and hair as black as night is captivating and legendary. She had a heart of pure gold amongst the shadows of evil and greed that
threatened to end her life.
According to a poll conducted by Michigan State University, 56 percent of adults in Michigan are in support of gay marriage. Just two years prior, only 48 percent were in support.
Continuing the celebration of Native American Heritage Month, students were welcomed to a dinner with engaging conversation and entertainment for the annual Fall Feast held Nov. 5 at the Eastern Michigan University Student Center.
Wakan Tankan Nici Un is Cherokee for “May the Great Spirit walk with you.” This peaceful message is strongly connected to the tribe’s perseverance through unbelievable hardships while staying grounded in spiritual faith.
Autism is a developmental disability that occurs in children as young as three years old. Autism affects children in three crucial areas: social interaction, behavior, and language. This commonly results in children being withdrawn, lacking social skills or having behavioral problems.
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