March 2020 was the beginning of something that none of us expected to last so long, and a year and a half later, getting things back to “normal” suddenly seems so daunting.
The COVID-19 pandemic created experiences that none of us thought we would ever have to go through. The anxiety of not knowing what would come next exhausted most of us, creating new fears and worries for the future.
As Eastern Michigan University returns to on-campus learning, remaining mindful of what our fellow students may have gone through or lost during the pandemic is crucial in maintaining a safe environment for students to prosper.
Staying safe means staying up to date on new COVID-19 guidelines and trends, and The Eastern Echo is here to ensure that students, faculty, and the Ypsilanti community are provided the information they need in a quick and easily accessible way.
Coming together is important – now more than ever – as we all regain our footing and attempt to return to our regular schedules.
EMU and the Ypsilanti community can be each other's crutches during a time of healing and coming together, and The Eastern Echo is looking forward to sharing your stories, concerns, and hopes for the future.
The Eastern Echo, founded in 1881, is our university’s independent student newspaper. As this year's editor-in-chief, my duty is to ensure that our paper properly represents the community that we are proud to be a part of.
From sports to business, politics, and culture, The Eastern Echo is here to cover it all. We want to hear about new trends going on downtown, the state of local businesses, opinions about city council policies, issues on campus, and more.
Opening a business? Have the community learn about you in a feature article!
To continue to provide quick and accurate information across these various topics, we need the help of our fellow Eagles.
Working at The Eastern Echo offers students internship credits, paychecks, and writing samples for their portfolio, as well as training from various staff members, including myself.
The Echo welcomes all majors to join our team if the student is motivated and willing to learn a new and valuable skill set.
Working at The Echo and developing the necessary writing skills to construct a cohesive and well-structured article with various sources is a valuable skill in any field. We’ll work as a team to evaluate your potential and help you work toward your own goals.
Although the pandemic has thrown obstacles at us that we’ve never expected to experience, the fact that we’ve come back to continue our education is something that we should all be proud of.
The path we are all on may seem uncertain this upcoming semester, but if we accurately communicate and spread the facts, we can all come out on top together.
If working at The Echo is something that interests you, please visit easternecho.com/page/jobs and help us create a well-informed community.
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