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Students tribute king of pop

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Audience members were dazzled with songs, dances and costumes honoring the king of pop in the Michael Jackson tribute show “This Is It” held at Eastern Michigan University’s Student Center Auditorium on April 2.

EMU to honor King of Pop

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On Wednesday, April 2, the Student Center Auditorium will be filled with song and dance honoring the king of pop himself, Michael Jackson. Two timeslots are being offered for the show, 5:30-7 p.m. and 8-9:30 p.m., to assure enough seating for everyone who wishes to attend.

15th annual Colors in Harmony event captivates audience

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The Eastern Michigan University Student Center Auditorium hosted a colorful, vibrant and unique show Saturday night. The 15th annual Colors in Harmony filled the room with fashion, talent and culture from all around the world. From the moment the first performer took the stage, the audience was captivated, and the energy level remained high throughout the show.

International Student Association to present Colors in Harmony

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Colors in Harmony began in 1999 as a way for students to showcase their talents and culture through performances and a fashion show. Performances, which will include traditional dances, fashion and music, will be as diverse and rich with culture as the students are. This event is a way to learn about the backgrounds and cultures of students that make EMU’s campus unique.

'The Fault in Our Stars' is a definite tearjerker

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Let me start off by saying that I am not an overly emotional person. I rarely cry during movies or while reading. You could say I’m a tough critic. That being said, the 2012 novel “The Fault in Our Stars” by John Green made me cry like a baby in the best possible way.

‘Color of Drums’ creatively commemorates Dr. King

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Last Saturday, Eastern Michigan University students and Ypsilanti community members were entertained by “The Color of Drums: A Fork in the Road,” a showcase of student poetry and performance presented by the Poetry Society of EMU. This year’s show was the 13th annual showcase.

All nautral cosmetic company gaining popularity

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The world of health and beauty products is always going through phases and trends. Currently, there is a movement to be more conscious of ingredients and processes that go into making these products. Companies and brands that are all natural and cruelty-free are becoming more well-known and popular. Lush Cosmetics, with a location in the Briarwood Mall in Ann Arbor, is one of those companies.

Use leftover printing money for crafts

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The end of the semester is upon us, Eagles. Wrapping up term papers and finals is a relief we all needed and the holiday break is quickly approaching.

Winter isn’t all about snow and icy roads

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Winter is upon us. Winter gets a bad reputation for being cold and in Michigan it means driving on terrible roads.

Donation jars: A crafty way to help others

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Thanksgiving is a time for family, friends and the best home cooked meal imaginable. It’s also a time to remember what you’re thankful for and the wonderful things and people you have in your life. But many people may not have as much to be thankful for.

Be kind, patient with retail employees this Black Friday

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There are few things in this world that make me cringe. The phrase “Black Friday shopping” is one of them. I guess I can’t be too hard on the shopping aspect of the day because I’ve never been able to do it. I was always the miserable person working.

Advice on staying organized as semester winds down

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This point in the semester can make or break a grade. Staying on top of things can be much less stressful if you stay organized. Final exams and term papers are almost a month away, too close for comfort if you ask me. The good news is organizing and preparing for finals is something you can start doing now.

The Wurst Bar features something for everyone

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The problem I have with most pubs or bars is that I can either get great food or great beer, but never both. The Wurst Bar, 705 W Cross St., has solved that problem for me with a variety of menu options and a fantastic beer list. It ranks high on my list of local bars.

Best-selling authors give advice on networking

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Networking is an important skill for many careers and areas of life. That being said, many people don’t know how to start the process of networking and use these skills to their advantage. In Ron Sukenick and Ken Williams’ book “21 Days to Success Through Networking,” real life situations are used to show readers how to utilize networking in their personal and professional lives.

‘Parks and Rec’ star pens manly memoir

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“Paddle Your Own Canoe” by Nick Offerman is a hilarious and charming guide to living life deliciously.

‘Asterios Polyp’ delivers captivating plot

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“Asterios Polyp” is the name of the main character, a professor of architecture at Cornell University in Ithica, N.Y. Polyp’s apartment burns to the ground after being struck by lightning.

‘Phantom Lady’ novel stands test of time

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“Phantom Lady” by Cornell Woolrich is a murder mystery full of suspense, horror and psychological twists and turns.

Does the remake of ‘Carrie’ live up to the 1976 classic?

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The movie “Carrie” was originally released in 1976 based off the novel by Stephen King. A remake of the movie was released on Oct. 18 starring Julianne Moore as Carrie’s religious mother, while Carrie herself is played by Chloë Grace Moretz (“Kick Ass”).

Levithan's "Every Day" ponders identity, love

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Imagine having no identity – no sense of self, gender, race or even a name. In David Levithan’s novel “Every Day” that’s what the main character, simply known as A, has to experience. Every day of A’s life is lived differently, in somebody else’s body.

Brewery offers Michigan-made fall beers

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Fall is officially here. That means a new semester, pumpkin spice-flavored everything and time to break out your jackets and boots. But don’t forget about the seasonal beers.

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