Chelsea Idzior


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The four phases of studying for final exams

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College students are no strangers to the most dreaded week of the semester – finals week. Freshman year you are likely to make a lot of mistakes regarding studying for exams, such as preparing too late or not preparing at all.

EMU junior first to perform at gala event

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Eastern Michigan University junior and dance major Chloé Gray performed her self-choreographed solo piece at the East Central American College Dance Festival on March 2. Out of 45 dances, Gray’s was selected, along with 10 others, to be performed at the concluding Gala Concert on March 5.

Visions concert allows for a variety of art, genres

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“It offers a wide range of perspectives on the world we live in, all through a lens of dance,” professor of dance Joanna McNamara said of Visions, Eastern Michigan University Department of Music and Dance’s 62nd Annual Faculty and Guest Artist Concert.

D.A.R.E event held at EMU

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In a room of women, the one thing they all have in common is what also makes them different – a set of experiences that make each and every one of those women who they are. These women were gathered in room 360 of the Student Center for the “Do You D.A.R.E.” event held by Zeta Sigma Chi Mulitcultural Sorority. Dominique E. Moore, the public relations chair and website administrator of Zeta Sigma Chi, says the event is about motivating young women to overcome adversity.

COLUMN: Anorexia is not a costume

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If a woman wants to dress provocatively for Halloween, she can choose anything from a police officer to a sexy Disney Princess, but now, she can even dress as an eating disorder.

Commonly broken rules of social media

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Let’s face it — it can definitely be said that social media is at the center of everyone’s lives these days. But as much as we love and rely on social media for not only entertainment, but communication and even professional purposes, there are things people post on social media that make us want to reach through the computer and thump them on the head.

Ways to avoid the famous “freshman 15”

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“The freshman 15” is a phrase that can elicit horror among college students everywhere. It refers to the weight that some college freshmen gain as a result of partying, overeating and making unhealthy food choices in the school cafeteria.

MTV analyzes womanhood

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There are certain aspects of womanhood that contain unspoken rules — the things that women understand and things that leave guys scratching their heads.

Snyder introduces Education Finance Act

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Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder introduced the Education Finance Act Nov. 19 to reform Michigan’s K-12 education system.

Troy recalls mayor for radical opinions

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Janice Daniels, the mayor of Troy, Mich., was recalled Nov. 6 by a vote of 52 percent. The recall effort was centered around Daniels’ views on gay marriage and her opposition to a transit center.

Board agrees to provide DREAM Act funds

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Eastern Michigan University’s Student Affairs Committee met Oct. 30 to discuss the college’s DREAM Act proposal as well as the different campaigns doing work around campus.

Redistricting changes Washtenaw’s ballot

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Washtenaw County will now be part of District 12 after its previous district (District 15) was eliminated as a result of the 2010 census. The 2010 census showed that Washtenaw County’s population increased by about 22,000 people, bringing the total county population to around 344,791 residents.

EMU makes exceptions for underage drinkers

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Eastern Michigan University has developed a new policy regarding underage drinking in response to a statewide medical amnesty law in effect since June 1 that creates exceptions to Michigan’s Minor in Possession laws. The new law states that a person under 21 years of age who voluntarily seeks medical treatment or accompanies an individual who voluntarily seeks medical treatment for overconsumption of alcohol will be exempt from a violation for the purchase, consumption or possession of alcohol.

Smoke-free Air Law has no strong effect on bar sales

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A Sept. 17 report released by the Michigan Department of Community Health found the Dr. Ron Davis Smoke-free Air Law, effective since May 1, 2010, did not have a significantly negative impact on bar, restaurant or cigarette sales in Michigan.

Julea Ward’s case trial next month

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The case of a former Eastern Michigan University student being dismissed from the university’s counseling program for refusing to counsel a gay client is set to go to trial next month. Julea Ward was enrolled in a counseling program at EMU where students counsel five to eight clients a semester from the general public.

Record freshman class brings changes

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Eastern Michigan University’s incoming freshman class for fall 2012 has 2,563 registered students as of Aug.

EMU takes stand against abuse

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A campus-wide march protesting rape and sexual assault took place Tuesday night as part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

Feminists of color fight for equality

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Feminists are fighting for a united cause, but still find divisions in their community due to racial issues according to Brittney Cooper, a co-founder of Crunk Feministic Collective, Monday night in the Eastern Michigan University Student Center. “You cannot build a feminist world that is racist,” Cooper, who is also an assistant professor at the University of Alabama, said.

Bookstores to close after bankruptcy

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Ypsilanti’s Campus Book & Supply and Mike’s Bookstore are two of 40 stores under Nebraska Book Company to close by March 31.

Illegal human trafficking

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Human trafficking happens in every zip code across the country, according to Theresa Flores, a survivor of human trafficking who talked to an audience in the Student Center Thursday evening. Flores was only 15 years old when she became a victim of human trafficking in Birmingham, Mich.


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