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Eyrie changes location, maintains sense of Depot Town community

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Ypsilanti’s historic Depot Town offers many things to the local community with unique shops lining Cross Street. Eyrie has been adding to that community for a little while now and has recently changed locations to 50 East Cross Street while still embodying the fun and quirky personality of the Depot Town Community.

Student awarded Fullbright scholarship

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Elaine Gurich is a fifth year senior majoring in music and German language and literature with a minor in arts management. She has received this scholarship because of her hard work and the guidance of professors Carla Damiano and Margrit Zinggeler from the German department.

EMU professor presents the story of Lotte Reiniger

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EMU continued to celebrate Women’s History Month’s focus on celebrating women of character, courage and commitment with “The Woman Before Disney, Lotte Reiniger’s Dancing Shadows,” presented by professor Margrit Zinggeler of the German Department. Although many think that Walt Disney produced the first full-length animated film, in truth a German woman working in this new field accomplished that feat in 1926.

Pursuing cheaper textbooks

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College is one of the biggest expenses that one will pay in their lifetime, and that is without the added costs of required textbooks.

'Live Your Dream' encourages students to do what they love

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Faye Valtadoros, JETAA President, shared her reason for bringing the film to EMU, saying “it is an important story for everyone to hear,” and that it brings “the unknown to the public’s knowledge.”
She knew once she saw it at a national conference that she had to bring it back to EMU.

Lively choir performance celebrates peace

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The Chamber Choir and University Choir came together on Dec. 8 to perform a unique blend of music in Pease Auditorium. The theme throughout the performance was “Peace on Earth.”

Learn to cook tasty pumpkin soup

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Planning a Thanksgiving dinner takes a lot of work and time. Many people want to keep the Thanksgiving dinner spread traditional. This year my family and I are trying a new dish that keeps the traditional flavors in a different way – we’re adding pumpkin soup with crumbled bacon and toasted pumpkin seeds.

Volunteer to give thanks

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Thanksgiving is a time to give back and share with those around you and to be truly thankful for what you are blessed with. A favorite Thanksgiving memory of mine is a volunteer neighborhood dinner, clothes and food drive I use to help with.

Bollywood Dance Night a blast

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Lights, music, dancing, smiles and fun accurately describe the atmosphere in the McKenny Ballroom during the Bollywood Dance Night on Friday. The event was LBC approved and a conclusion to the International Week events.

International Week to celebrate culture with several events

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International Week at Eastern Michigan University is happening Nov. 11-15, bringing together a diverse group of people to celebrate a wide variety of cultures. To celebrate International Week, there are many different aspects being planned and organized.

Halloween’s roots lie in Gaelic culture

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Halloween, or All Hallow’s Eve, has changed over the years and become a night frequently looked forward to, but it did not find its origin in America.

Church is not just a building

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Church isn’t one rigid definition or place – it’s a living element. It’s people. The old notions of church aren’t as true as they may appear. Church is fellowship and love with people in motion.

Ypsilanti museum preserves firefighting history

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The Michigan Firehouse Museum is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving firefighting history in a friendly atmosphere while also promoting fire safety.

EMU hosts German-American Day

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On Monday, Eastern Michigan University’s ninth annual German-American Day was celebrated in the Student Center.

Disability Research Center meets to discuss new legislation

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On Thursday, the Disability Research Center held an open forum meeting, with speaker Randall Ward, who is a candidate for the director of Disability Resource Center position.

Learning a new language can open doors to you

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Language is an aspect of daily life. Learning foreign languages provides a unique experience, opening up many avenues in life.

Willow Run Bomber Plant threatened with demolition

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The Willow Run Bomber Plant, a historical WWII landmark located just east of the Ypsilanti area, is now being threatened with demolition.

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