Layla McMurtrie is the Editor-in-Chief at The Eastern Echo. She is a senior at Eastern Michigan University majoring in journalism and minoring in women and gender studies and psychology. Layla has worked for The Echo since October of 2019, beginning as an opinions writer and music review columnist, later becoming the podcast editor in summer of 2021 and managing editor during the fall of 2021. She loves writing about community and enjoys music and good food.
Articles (144 total)
Meet EMU Student Government Election Commissioner Terrill Oatman
Ever wonder who counts the votes and keeps the election fair? Learn more about the Election Commissioner position of EMU’s Student Government ahead of elections.
Weeklong concert series Funky Rivertown Fest debuting at Riverside Arts Center
This new five-day music festival will feature different bands with different themes each night. Get tickets now starting at $20.
Meet the candidates running for EMU Student Senate
Get to know the student body senators ahead of the election on March 29 and 30.
Women in art at EMU: Zeporah Payne
To this artist, creativity is important to the community and can allow people to express themselves uniquely.
Women in art at EMU: Sharelle Krisel
Krisel feels that the art program at EMU fosters community among students.
Hope Clinic partners with Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh for community fundraiser
University of Michigan Football Coach Jim Harbaugh and his wife, Sarah Harbaugh, are joining Hope Clinic for a breakfast benefit to help people in need.
Women in art at EMU: Kennede Thomas
With a passion for art and children, this artist has hopes to become an art educator. She loves the art program at EMU and all of the professors she has had.
Meet EMU student government's 2023 candidates for president and vice president
EMU student body elections are coming up. Learn more about the presidential candidates here and stay tuned for a list of running senators.