Layla McMurtrie


Layla McMurtrie is the Editor-in-Chief at The Echo. She is a junior at EMU majoring in journalism and minoring in women & gender Studies. Layla has written for us for over two years, beginning as an opinions writer and music review columnist, as well as being the podcast editor summer of 2021 and managing editor this past fall semester. She loves music and good food, as well as helping people and of course, writing.

Articles (95 total)

Podcast: July 21, 2021

Former Eastern track star qualified for this year’s Tokyo Olympics. Listen here, or on your favorite podcast streaming service. 

Podcast: June 23, 2021

EMU’s latest Board of Regents meetings held discussion about the new block tuition model, as well as recommendations for the renovations of the 3D Arts Complex. Plus, the EMU Undergraduate Research Stimulus Awards is supporting students partnering with faculty members in scholarly research. Listen here or on your favorite podcast streaming platform! 

Podcast: June 16, 2021

Ann Arbor Organization Food Gatherer’s host a fundraiser in place of their annual picnic, and EMU alumnus Jack Roush donates $1 million to our GameAbove College of Engineering and Technology. Also, hear more about Eastern’s Africology and African American studies programs. Listen here right now or on any podcast streaming platform! 

Podcast: June 9, 2021

EMU's Fashion Marketing and Design Program gives back to the community through a computer-aided design class, and EMUiNVENT brings young Michigan creators and inventors together in its third year of operation. Listen here, or on your favorite podcast app!

Podcast: June 2, 2021

The Windgate Foundation donates $2.2 million to fund a 3D Arts Complex at Eastern Michigan University, and Ypsilanti makes plans to build a new public library. Listen to this week’s news recap here or on your favorite podcast app.