Layla McMurtrie

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Hey what’s up! I’m Layla McMurtrie, the Music Review Columnist at The Echo. I’m super passionate about both writing and music, so it’s amazing I can put both of those interests together. I’ve been on the Echo staff almost a year and have written in the Opinions section the whole time. I am very excited to analyze and share some of my favorite music with you. 


Articles (96 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. 


Music Podcast: July 6, 2021

Layla reviews albums from Tyler, the Creator and Doja Cat, as well as singles from Jaden and Willow Smith. 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.