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Derrick Fries, a white man with short hair, running in black shorts and a blue shirt with the number '144' pinned to him.

Local professor Derrick Fries nominated for Michigan Sports Hall of Fame


Eastern Michigan University professor Derrick Fries' lifelong dedication to sailing and athleticism has granted him a prestigious nomination for the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame. With a career spanning nearly three decades in competitive sports and a profound impact on sailing education, Fries' achievements are being celebrated on a statewide level.


Homestead High senior Taeley Mahler commits to Eastern Michigan ahead of volleyball season


Homestead High School's volleyball standout Taeley Mahler solidified her collegiate aspirations by officially signing with Eastern Michigan University on December 4, 2023. The EMU Eagles will kick off their preseason with an exhibition game against Hillsdale College on August 19 at the Gervin GameAbove Center in Ypsilanti, Michigan. This match will offer Mahler and her teammates an early opportunity to showcase their skills as they prepare for the upcoming season.

Zaftig by Molly Raynor

Local poet Molly Raynor releases first poetry book 'Zaftig'


"Zaftig," forthcoming from Fifth Avenue Press, is an ode to the women in Molly Raynor’s family. After being involved in Ann Arbor’s literary scene since she was 14 and working in Ypsilanti as an adult, at age 40, "Zaftig" is Raynor’s first published book.

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Organization Spotlight: Active Minds


An important factor of Active Minds is that it covers everything under the scope of mental health; a reminder that mental health affects everybody in all different ways.

Julez DeShetler and Queso Tone catch up after a short hiatus due to illness and someones birthday. The pair talk about their semesters and the final big events of the year, the Eastern Echo Media Gala and Rock The Patio. The latter playing host to Eagletainment's very own Queso Tone as a musical performance, with the shows closing act Anthony Roperti a former guest of the show.