Mariya Gefter


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Jewish-Americans celebrate ‘Thanksgivukkah’

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Grab your turkeys and latkes, because this year was the first time in 125 years that Thanksgiving and Hanukkah fell on the same day. The blogosphere has dubbed this day “Thanksgivukkah’” in honor of both holidays, but the holiday received mixed reviews.

COLUMN: Halloween costumes: How far is too far?

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Halloween is a time for expressing yourself, dressing up and having fun. This year, many college students aren’t shying away from wearing costumes that will get their peers talking. But because of this, colleges have something new to be concerned about.

Beloved TV comedy returns on Netflix

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Being a college student often means being on a budget, which can unfortunately mean that paying for cable isn’t an option for many of us. But the universe is finally working in our favor, giving us Netflix, the cheaper alternative to cable.

Multiple options exist for buying textbooks

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If you’re like me, just hearing the word “textbooks” makes you shudder.

Summer residents can look forward to lots of events

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All the folks staying in Ypsilanti this spring and summer, don’t fret. There is plenty to do in Ypsilanti and its surrounding areas; all you have to do is look around.

String Teachers hosts fundraising concert

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Spring is in the air, and Eastern Michigan University’s music students have a lot in store for the campus community. The American String Teachers Association is holding a fundraiser concert in the Alexander Music Building Recital Hall Tuesday at 8:30 p.m. The concert will feature music arranged in the pop and rock style for string instruments.

Performance brings light to discrimination issues

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Americans have come a long way in terms of diversity and discrimination. But in light of the recent movement for a high school in Georgia to desegregate their prom, we are reminded that despite it being the 21st century, discrimination still exists in America. Eastern Michigan University professor and director Wallace Bridges brings forth such issues in performances of “The Wedding Band: A Love/Hate Story in Black and White,” originally written by Alice Childress, this month on campus.

EMU professors will play weekend recitals

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Music will be in the air this Friday, and this time it’s an Eastern Michigan University faculty member creating the melody. Professor Joel Schoenhals, an EMU music professor of piano, will be performing part two of Beethoven’s Sonata No. 32 at Pease Auditorium.

EMU to showcase Detroit art scene exhibit

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Eastern Michigan University’s Art Department is partnering with Central Michigan and Wayne State universities to present Subverting Modernism: Cass Corridor Revisited 1966-1980. The event features a lecture by Vince Carducci, Envisioning Real Utopias in Detroit, as well as a film screening of “Images” about Cass Corridor artwork.

‘Shaking Earth’ shows, discussion this weekend

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It’s that time of year again when Americans are reminded of how far this country has come in terms of facing adversity and restoring equality. Even with reminders like Martin Luther King Day, we often don’t realize how many hardships and struggles have been left out of our history books.

Fusion provides college preview, welcome to freshmen

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Fusion is a four-day opportunity not only for the newcomers, but for anyone on campus looking for something fulfilling to do before classes start.

Avoid the freshman 15 with good diet, exercise

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On top of the new-found stresses freshmen get when entering college, one of the biggest might be the freshman 15.

Students, staff rally on behalf of adjuncts

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Rallying for rights, students and lecturers joined forces Tuesday afternoon to march across campus.

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