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The Thrift Depot, a thrift store located in Ypsilanti's Depot Town, is set to open its doors for the first time on Tuesday, Sep. 1 at 10 a.m. Owners Joshua and Jen Maxam founded the store with a mission to help provide necessities to community members in need.
Liz Hornyak: On this week’s episode, EMU delays move-in for on-campus residents, classes will still resume on Aug. 31, and student body president Ethan Smith creates a pledge to encourage students to do their part to keep campus safe.
Liz Hornyak: In this week’s news, we have an overview of EMU’s reopening plans for the fall semester. We’ll also discuss some of the controversial changes to Title IX that went into effect on Friday, Aug. 14. I’m Liz Hornyak. This is the Eastern Echo Podcast.
Krishna, a major Hindu deity, is widely perceived to be a wise, cosmic figure. However, the Bhagavatam Purana reveals a more complex character that also delights in mischief and playfulness. English Language and Religious Studies student Makoto Takata analyzes the contrast between stories of Krishna's early life, and other sections of the text that discourage playfulness and birth. She discusses a theatrical tradition that appears to balance these two portrayals of childhood.
Liz Hornyak: In this week’s news, students voice their opposition to Eastern Michigan University's online course fee, and Housing and Residence Life provides answers about campus living for the Fall semester. We also have profiles on two of the candidates running for Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners.
After dozens took to social media with concerns over Eastern Michigan University’s plans for housing, EMU Housing and Residence Life held a Q&A to discuss campus housing for the upcoming semester.
About 300 people gathered in Frog Island Park on Juneteenth to honor Black lives and discuss steps toward police abolition.
Liz Hornyak: On today’s episode, alumni of an EMU sorority strip their letters to demand action from the national organization. In city news, members of the local community call on the mayor of Ypsilanti to resign, and one local mother finds a way to provide for her community during the coronavirus pandemic.
Dozens gathered for a virtual town hall forum on Thursday, June 18, to discuss racism and police reform in Ypsilanti.
Voters have a lot of issues to consider before heading to the polls, from abortion to gun control, health care to climate change, the list goes on. But what about the candidates themselves? To what extent do things like university experience and career background sway voters’ perceptions? A recent rise in anti-establishment rhetoric brings into question how candidates’ attitude towards the political “establishment“ informs voters’ choices. Political science student Heather Weigel conducted a study to understand how a candidate’s political experience can impact voters’ perceptions.
Liz Hornyak: In this week’s news, protests break out after a video was released of a Washtenaw County Sheriff Deputy repeatedly punching a black woman in the head. In other news, Chairmen Jason Morgan asked President Trump to cancel his May 21st trip to Ypsilanti. I’m your host Liz Hornyak and this is the Eastern Echo Podcast.
The South fought to preserve slavery, and the Northern states sought to abolish it. This is likely the narrative that any brief overview of the American Civil War will provide. However, Leigh Young provides evidence that parts of the North, including Ypsilanti, wanted nothing to do with abolitionist efforts.
Sitcoms like "Friends" and "New Girl" are a staple of American culture. Emily Proctor considers how these "hangout sitcoms" have evolved over time to more accurately reflect the realities of their audiences.
Eastern Michigan University’s annual Undergraduate Symposium features undergraduate students who have been nominated by their professors to present their work. The event is a grand exhibition of a wide range of projects, from tabletop poster presentations to musical compositions to fashion designs.
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Liz Hornyak: In today’s news, a string of thefts in Prospect Park, a case of theft on Summit St. and updates on the state of Summer B term courses at Eastern Michigan. I’m your host Liz Hornyak and this is The Eastern Echo Podcast.
Luke and Caleb test their knowledge of EMU athletics! All of the questions and answers to our quiz can be found below:
Luke and Caleb are back to discuss how COVID-19 may impact the future or sports!
Note: this article was published as a part of the Echo's 2020 April Fool's Day content.
Liz Hornyak: In this week’s news, EMU has decided to close all campus housing by March 31. The university has also announced that it is suspending face-to-face classes for the remainder of the school year. Governor Whitmer has expanded unemployment benefits until April 14. I’m your host Liz Hornyak and you’re listening to the Eastern Echo Podcast.