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Bike Ypsi participating in national Ride of Silence

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On Wednesday, May 15 at 7 p.m., Bike Ypsi will be participating in the “Ride of Silence” to commemorate those who are lost and injured in bicycle accidents each year.

‘Happiness can always conquer it’

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Though Sadeepa Munasinghe, an Eastern Michigan University alumna with a degree in simulation, animation and gaming, has her face forced into a permanent smile, her overwhelming kindness and warm joy are caused by her genuine happiness.

Personalize your graduation themes

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One of the cool things about graduation parties is that they’re completely centered on you, who you are and what you enjoy. While it’s great to decorate your garage completely green and white in representation of Eastern Michigan University’s colors, there’s so much more you can do to personalize your graduation party, not for your school, but for you.

Student-run reality show premieres first episode

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Back in January, Eastern Michigan University’s student organization Amplifying the Arts, or AMP!, was holding auditions for its new reality TV show, “Clash of the Creators.” Last Friday, AMP! finally premiered the new show at the EMU Halle Library Auditorium.

Consider club sports

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When it comes to sports, I have all of my father’s athletic ability (my father has absolutely no athletic ability). In grade school, I spent so much time on the bench that my teammates thought I was someone’s sibling.

New gift shop to feature Michigan-made products

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Call it a revolution. Businesses like Starbucks and McDonalds are found on almost every street corner in the U.S. and expand throughout the globe to locations such as China and Japan. The Eyrie, founded by Janette Rook, is a store that goes against the grain as it remains un-globalized
and is completely based on Michigan-made products.

Ypsi library hosts sustainability series

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When a person goes to college, he or she may expect to become independent. In a way, the city of Ypsilanti is working to be as independent as its university students by encouraging sustainability.

Insomnia Cookies comes to Ypsi

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As finals come around the bend, there’s no question the amount of stress among students on Eastern Michigan University’s campus will rise exponentially. As students stay up late cramming, they’ll be limited to the amount of food available around and on campus, even if they’re craving something a little sweet. Insomnia Cookies looks to fix that exact problem.

Geoff Larcom: More than the man behind the emails

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Geoff Larcom, executive director of media relations at Eastern Michigan University, is infamous for his emails. Multiple times throughout the day, members of the EMU community can anticipate an email waiting in their Eaglemail account from Larcom. But Larcom is more than the face of EMU updates—he’s a man who enjoys just being silly sometimes and loves to dance.

TEDxEMU unites EMU

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If there were a way to take the entire college experience and compact it into one day, it would be through TEDxEMU.

Ypsi committee looks for Eastern opinions

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Martin Luther King Jr., Abraham Lincoln, Rosa Parks, Joan of Arc, Plato and Aristotle were each individuals who brought about change.
Often, in comparison to these people, it may seem impossible that you have an opportunity to affect the world on that level, but the Ypsilanti Steering Committee says otherwise. The YSC is looking for members of the Eastern Michigan University community to come and suggest changes for the City of Ypsilanti.

Delta Sigma Phi preps for Plunge

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The weather prediction for Tuesday in Michigan is a low of 78 degrees, with a high of 88, mostly sunny and just a light breeze coming in from the north. Just kidding. It’s going to be freezing, and yet, members of the Delta Sigma Phi fraternity are still going to jump into the lake outside Eastern Michigan University’s Big Bob’s Lake House. Yes folks, it’s the Polar Plunge ’13.

Stay safe during break: Ask questions, watch friends

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Winter break is commonly known as spring break, unless you’re stuck in Michigan freezing your butt off. However, it doesn’t matter if you’re headed down to the warm beaches of Mexico or stuck in the Northwest, there are a lot of opportunities for you to get hurt.
College women in particular tend to find themselves in dangerous situations during spring break.

Boys & Girls Club asks for student help

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“It’s the best kept secret in Ypsilanti,” Frank Rigger said in regards to the Huron Valley Boys & Girls Club.

International Week begins

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Out of the more than seven billion people in the world spanning across roughly 196 countries, Eastern Michigan University has 1,005 international students from 81 countries. During the week of Feb. 11-14, EMU plans to acknowledge these students with their own event.

EMU shares ideas with TEDx

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As a student, faculty member, alumni or a family member of someone at Eastern Michigan University, you bring a lot to the table. You have experiences, knowledge and lessons that you have to offer to teach other people. Likewise, other people have their own lessons to teach you. TEDxEMU is an opportunity to create an environment to share these lessons.

EMU creates artist reality show

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Eastern Michigan University’s student organization Amplifying the Arts is inviting artists to star in the school’s own reality show: “Clash of the Creators.”

Cold and flu remedies for winter semester

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It feels like little green fat men are living in your nose, chest and throat. They make it so you’re tired, you hurt all over, you sneeze, and cough every 30 seconds and generally feel miserable. Yes, the germs and viruses attacking your body right now may be that of the common cold or the flu.

Man’s work lives through friend

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When you die, will your works live on? Unlike many who have gone before him, the work of Kyle Linford is continuing to live on. Not only is Linford’s work continuing to grow after his death, but you have the opportunity to view one of his creations: A movie called “Kill for Her.”

How to be resolute about resolutions

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New year, new semester and new you, right? It’s no wonder people like the idea of a new start and would like to honor it with resolutions. After all, self-improvement is almost always a good thing. But in order to actually improve, you have to stick to your resolution.

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