Jess Salisbury


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The top five must-have hair care products

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If the eyes are the windows to the soul, the hair must be the curtains. If you’re anything like me, one of the first things you notice about someone is their hair, so it’s only natural to want to groom your own glorious tresses to meet their potential.

Unknown fluid draining into Huron River, originating from EMU campus

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An unknown liquid was found draining into the Huron River from a pipe originating on Eastern Michigan University’s campus, according to an article published by The Ann Arbor News on MLive.com. Washtenaw County’s HAZMAT and the Environmental Protection Agency have been collecting and testing the white fluid.

Breaking Bad to conclude, leave lasting legacy

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“I am not in danger, Skyler – I am the danger,” chemistry-teacher-turned-meth-cook Walter White famously quipped in the AMC original series “Breaking Bad.” The line rang ominously with the show’s overarching theme – the slow descent into villainy. This Sunday at 9 p.m., the series finale will air.

Mental illnesses: Let’s end the stigma

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It’s easy to be afraid of something you don’t understand – why do you think people are scared of ghosts, death or One Direction’s fandom? But what happens when the very thing people don’t understand is that big gray blob of meat inside your skull?

Editor-in-Chief’s tips on making a good impression

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It’s the start of a fresh school year, which means you have the opportunity to get all pretty and/or handsome to make a strong impression on all the new people you’ll meet.

Eastern students come home

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Over the weekend, students living on campus began moving into the residence halls.

Star Party to celebrate space travel

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A large, star-speckled trailer rolled into Eastern Michigan University’s campus late Wednesday night, housing the NASA exhibit Journey to Tomorrow. The exhibit is remaining in front of the Science Complex for the 2013 Star Party, a celebration of all things space-related.

Susan Martin promotes campus bike tagging program

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On Wednesday, Eastern Michigan University President Susan Martin got her bicycle tagged by Officer Candace Dorsey behind Welch Hall in an effort to raise awareness of EMU’s bike tagging program.

Local rehab center to hold event

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On Sept. 8, Ann Arbor-based rehabilitation facility Dawn Farm will be celebrating its 40th anniversary with a free event, the Dawn Farm Jamboree, which will include auctions, music from soul and blues band NoteWorthy, hayrides and pony rides. The event is scheduled to be from 1-6 p.m.

Islam debate held on EMU campus

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On August 10, a symposium called “Is Islam a Religion of Peace?” was held at the Eastern Michigan University Student Center. The event was sponsored by Ave Maria Radio, a syndicated Catholic radio station based in Ann Arbor. Speakers included Robert Spencer, author and director of anti-Islam blog Jihad Watch, in the featured debate against Shadid Lewis of the Muslim Debate Initiative in the US, and the event concluded with a Mass celebrated by the Rev. Earl A. Boyea, bishop of Lansing.

The Maine’s “Forever Halloween” is a solid release

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When Arizona-based band The Maine dropped their most recent album “Forever Halloween” on June 4, my initial feelings were mixed.

Sweetwaters cafe swiftly gains popularity

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In a town already occupied by the likes of the Ugly Mug, Beezy’s Café and B-24’s, it can be a challenge for a new café to carve out a niche.

Snack, study event helps with stress

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To the average college student, “studying” can be found in the thesaurus as the antonym of “fun,” but Eastern Michigan University’s Snack and Study, brought to students by the folks at Campus Life, aimed to fix that.

Students take out stress from finals on old piano

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On April 18th, Eastern Michigan University hosted its very first Piano Smash, courtesy of the American String Teachers Association at EMU.

Upcoming events at EMU

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Are your final projects getting the best of you? These Eastern Michigan University events won’t write your 14-page paper for you, but they’ll definitely take your mind off of it for a while.

Intermedia Gallery Group visits Detroit

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On March 29, Eastern Michigan University art history professor Richard Rubenfeld guided students from the Intermedia Gallery Group through the outdoor art installation known as the Heidelberg
Project in Detroit.

Lavendar Celebration honors LGBT students, allies

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In light of the recent Supreme Court cases and the dialogue regarding those now-infamous pink equal signs all over Facebook, Eastern Michigan University’s 2013 Lavender Spring Celebration took place at an interesting time in LGBT history.

Chip flavors vie for your vote

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Southeastern Michiganders are loyal to their Better Made brand potato chips, but when the regional favorite is unavailable, the sinfully salty taste of Lay’s is a good substitute.

Guitarist overcomes disability to play well

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Guitarist Donald Lajiness, a sophomore at Eastern Michigan University, steps to the front of the Alexander Music Building’s auditorium to a burst of ecstatic applause. He sits down in the proper classical guitar position— foot up, fretboard raised —and begins to strum the opening chord of the mysterious-sounding “Koyunbaba,” a modern piece with Turkish influences composed by Carlo Domeniconi. After a nearly flawless recital, the musician basks in the glow of his fellow music majors’ collective cheering and praise.

Best and worst places to take a poop at EMU (Yeah, we went there)

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Pooping is the great equalizer. Everyone, no matter how beautiful, successful or talented, has to drop off the Browns at the Super Bowl once a day or so. When that primal urge strikes while you’re on campus, it can be difficult to scope out that perfect toilet for you. But have no fear! Here is a comprehensive comparison of the best and worst porcelain thrones at Eastern Michigan University.

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Depot Town Strawberry Showcase

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Strawberries could easily be the official snack of summer. Whether you love them smothered in sugar or as part of a tasty pastry, the plump red fruit is a favorite among both the young and the old, whether health-savvy or junk food junkies. And now, on Saturday, June 16th from 11am to 2pm, you can explore Depot Town and sample several strawberry-licious creations courtesy of several businesses in the Ypsilanti community as part of the Depot Town Strawberry Showcase.

Tackling the hard-hitting questions

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Be on the lookout for the upcoming issue of The Eastern Echo, on newsstands tomorrow morning. The paper will answer the following burning questions (and probably raise some as well):

  • How does managing editor Al Willman feel about EMU football coach Ron English?
  • How does opinions columnist Jumanah Saadeh feel about gender roles?
  • How does comics editor feel about cats?
  • Who earned the coveted first-ever “Cartoonist of the Month” award?
  • Did the newspaper really dedicate an entire page to the “Breaking Bad” finale?
  • What do EMU students really think about Miley Cyrus’ infamous “Wrecking Ball” video?
  • Is there hope for Eminem?
  • And the answer to the usual question – what’s going on around our lovely campus?
Remember to check the website often for new updates, online exclusives and more.

Get ready for homecoming!

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In just a few short hours, the Eastern Michigan University Eagles will take the field for the homecoming game.

Start off the summer with the Echo

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Production for the last issue of the semester wraps today, but the summer is just heating up.

Speaker Eric Thomas brings motivation to students

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On Tuesday, Jan. 8, speaker, author and pastor Eric Thomas, also known as E.T. the Hip-Hop Preacher, rocked Eastern Michigan University’s Student Center Grand Ballroom.

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