Summar Abdelnour

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EMU student finds a way to push through

For the average student, the idea of attending school full-time while living out of a van seems like a nightmare, but for Ramone Williams, it’s reality.

Fun, easy turkey-themed treats

With Thanksgiving being just a few days away, it’s easy to get into the spirit with some turkey-themed desserts to spice up your dinner tables this Thursday.

Black Student Demands presented at conference

A list of demands by the African American community was given to Eastern Michigan University at the Institutional Racism in Higher Education conference at 2 p.m., Thursday, in McKenny. Darius Simpson stood in front of a room full of people and encouraged the downfall of institutional racism.

EMU football team kicks off latest game with a pep rally

The Eastern Michigan University football team kicked off their most recent home game with a pep rally in the convocation center on Thursday. The band played up-beat songs by artists like Bruno Mars and Megan Trainor while the Pompon Team danced along and the cheerleaders did routines to the music.

Traditions and superstitions

Halloween is a tradition and superstition filled time of the year. With themed parties, costume contests, and candy to think about, people often blindly follow crazy superstitions without giving them a second thought.

Wardrobe pieces to keep you warm

The end of fall and throughout winter in Michigan can be brutal. For those of us living in a college town, walking to work, class and going out, can make it hard to stay warm. Some students without a car have an even harder time.

Students take learning outside the classroom

Students taking PHED 309, Methods of Teaching Outdoor Pursuits and Adventure Education, went rock climbing on Friday at Planet Rock, Ann Arbor, as part of their course. The course is newly required for the sports performance and fitness entrepreneurship major. Stan Dinkel, 32, a physical education teacher for elementary students, was asked to teach the course as a guest instructor because of his extensive knowledge and experience with outdoor activities. Stan has two bachelor’s degrees from Eastern Michigan University, in special education and physical education.  He said he is grateful to have the opportunity to teach the course. PHED 309 fall activities include cycling, hiking, team building, technology apps concerning fitness, orienteering, trust falls and kayaking.  In the winter course there will be weather appropriate activities such as skiing and ice fishing.  The purpose of the course is to provide students a wider range of skills in the outdoors and be able to have them pass that on to future participants.

LGBT flag display defaced

The LGBT flag display on the Pray-Harrold lawn was defaced. According to Mary Larkin, LGBT Resource Center program coordinator, an LGBT member saw a picture on social media around 10 a.m.