Ypsilanti rapper, Kid Jay, collaborates with the Detroit Youth Choir to recreate "Glory" and bring like to racial injustice
Ypsilanti rapper, Kid Jay, the Detroit Youth Choir, and rapper IndigoYaj teamed up, utilizing their social media platforms in order to bring awareness to the Black Lives Matter Movement. The song highlights racial injustices in the United States, a major point of discussion in the 2020.
The Thrift Depot, a thrift store and clothing bank, is set to open in Depot Town on Sep. 1. Store owner Joshua Maxam has a mission to serve those experiencing homelessness in Ypsilanti.
Local rapper, KidJay, has helped make a citywide impact for the youth in Ypsilanti and continues to do so through the COVID-19 pandemic. He uses themes of positivity and non-violence throughout his songs.
EMU graduate Kaitlyn Eby's undergraduate thesis took a look at the history of marketing at EMU. Her presentation, along with all of her peers, was canceled along with the whole of the 40th EMU Undergraduate Symposium. For more, listen to Eastern Echo’s Podcast, “Symposium.”
Joelle Summers, the graduate assistant at Swoop's Pantry, discusses the changes that were made to accommodate the COVID-19 pandemic.
Swoop’s Pantry has changed its operational procedures to adhere to social distancing practices. Pantry users must fill out a form with their supply preferences and pick up a pre-made bag made by Swoop’s Pantry’s team. To begin using Swoop’s Pantry for the first time, you must be registered for the current or upcoming term and fill out the intake form.
City administration will close the library and administrative offices until April 6 to prevent the spread of the COVID-19.
If you’re like many EMU students, you’ve heard of The Office of the Ombuds, but you may not know who works there or the services they provide. Reporters Kylie Gilligan and Bianca Ramsey break down the who, what, and where of this department, and how it can help students with grade disputes, course withdrawal applications, and discrimination claims, and other policy-based issues.
Jay’Len Boone came to EMU’s Honors College to talk about his success as the eighth United States Youth Observer to the United Nations. An open panel discussion followed the lecture. This event was one of first this year in celebration of Black History Month.
Amtrak and the city of Ypsilanti hope to construct a train station in Depot Town in the next few years. Discussions behind this project have been underway for three years.