Hello my name is Areena Basmadjian and I'm a News Reporter for the Eastern Echo! I've been with the Echo for nearly a semester and I'm eager to continue working with the Echo to deliver news coverage to the community. I study International Affairs and I'm quite passionate about reporting on the state of affairs around the world, especially concerning topics like public health and climate change!
Articles (21 total)
Gov. Whitmer announces MI Healthy Climate Plan
Governor Whitmer unveils the MI Healthy Climate Plan to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050.
Russia-Ukraine war: Tensions continue to flare amidst peace talks
Ongoing peace negotiations between Russia and Ukraine are met with little success as the conflict between the two escalate.
'The world will hold Russia accountable.' Biden and world leaders respond to Russia's attack on Ukraine
Tensions escalate between Russia and other world leaders after Russia launched a ‘special military operation’ in Ukraine’s eastern region.
EMU fraternity partners with the Red Cross to organize blood drives
Alpha Phi Omega partners with the American Red Cross to host blood drives at EMU.
'We can come together to put Michiganders first.' Gov. Whitmer delivers State of the State address
Governor Whitmer addresses accomplishments in the past year and pushes forward new proposals for the upcoming year in her State of the State speech.
Meningitis exposure reported at U-M and MSU events
U-M and MSU students who were exposed at the fraternity events need immediate antibiotic treatment.
University of Michigan announces removal of President Mark Schlissel
The University of Michigan recently announced the removal of President Mark Schlissel from his duties due to an affair discovered with a subordinate.
Body found in Red Cedar River identified as missing GVSU student Brendan Santo
A body found by MSU Police and Public Safety has been identified as Brendan Santo.
Ypsilanti community rallies support for female prisoners at Huron Valley Correctional Facility
The Huron Valley Women’s Prison in Ypsilanti is under investigation over the alleged neglect amongst inmates.
Gov. Whitmer pens letter to senators calling for passage of federal voting legislation
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and 16 other governors penned a letter to the U.S. Senate in light of their upcoming vote on two proposed acts about voting rights.