Nov 13 2018

5 Great Places to Eat on Campus

by blogemu

Everyone knows that as a college student, there’s nothing better than eating for free. But, there’s only so many free meals offered on campus, and eventually, you’ll get sick of your typical pizza and Ramen.

 

When that happens, you have a couple options. You can use your student ID to pay for food at one of the many establishments on campus including The Commons, The Student Center, The Eagle Cafes and more.

 

5) The Eagle Cafes

 

These cafes, which are scattered around campus, are a great place to grab food between classes when you don’t have time for a full meal.

 

They offer tons of options for both food and drink. Pick up some chips for a quick snack, or if you’re hungrier try one of their grab and go sandwiches or salads.

 

Quench your thirst with water, pop, juice, or get a much-needed energy boost with coffee.

 

4) The Eastern Eateries

 

Located in the First Year Center, The Eateries offer burger, chicken, pizza, salads, soups, and more! Stop at one of 4 eateries for a meal or grab a quick bite from a great selection of snacks. ‘

 

The Eateries have plenty of seating, making it a great place to meet friends for lunch. They even have a printer!

 

3) CrossRoads MarketPlace

 

The MarketPlace is a hot spot for students with extra Flex at the end of the semester. With the largest selection of grab and go items, the MarketPlace is our on-campus convenience store.

 

While there you can get pizza, sandwiches, and a rotating menu of homestyle meals.

 

2) The Commons

 

I’m sure you’ve heard the phrase “quality over quantity.” Well, that’s not always true.

 

The Commons is Eastern’s all-you-can-eat dining option. Here you can find hot entrees, a salad bar, deli, grill, pizza, cereal, a dessert counter, and soft-serve ice cream. There’s plenty of seating and one meal swipe grants you access for the whole day so you can camp out and study for exams.

 

1) The Student Center Food Court

 

Ranked as the #1 Student Union in the country, our student center has plenty to offer including Smashburger, Mondo, Sono, Blaze, Starbucks, The Hasty Rabbit, and The Lobby Shop.

 

The Student Center is a great place to meet up with friends for a meal, to work on a project, or grab a coffee.

 

Josh Young is a third year Marketing Major with concentrations in IMC and Sales and a Communication Minor. He is a member of the American Marketing Association, Delta Sigma Phi Fraternity, and the Honors College.

Nov 07 2018

An inside look at the College of Arts and Sciences

by blogemu

In Eastern Michigan University’s College of Arts and Sciences (CAS), you have the opportunity to express yourself in a variety of ways. Students in the College of Arts and Sciences are involved in a broad spectrum of majors, minors, activities, and student organizations.

 

The individual departments in this college range from the School of Music and Dance, where students can craft their performing art skills, the School of Art and Design, where students can make and display their artistic creations, and the School of Communications, Media, and Theatre Arts, where students can learn about how to create content for different media platforms.

 

David Pierce Anderson, a senior majoring in Electronic Media and Film, has been heavily involved in all that his major has to offer. He first started as an ESPN 3 intern during his freshman year. Since then, he has been involved in other student-run media organizations such as ETV and the Eagle Filmmakers Association.

 

Some of the classes that he took while in the program included TV production, and film appreciation classes.

 

“Announcing Techniques and Media Literature have been two of my favorite classes that I have taken,” said Anderson. “Both of them were taught by professor Hammill, he retired last year, and I’m fortunate to have taken classes with him, he’s my favorite professor.”

Other opportunities for students in this school and program include hosting radio shows on the student-run Eagle Radio, writing articles for the Eastern Echo newspaper, and having an internship with WEMU 89.1, Eastern’s NPR station.

 

Of course, there is more to the College of Arts and Sciences than these programs.

 

Students in the theatre department have the chance to put on plays throughout the year, the Music department is home to the Marching Band, which performs the halftime show at every Eagles football game, and the Art and Design department is host to a gallery where art students get a chance to show their best work. The School of Arts and Sciences is the perfect place to explore your creative spirit.

 

 

Gary Simmons is a senior from Muskegon, Michigan who is majoring in both Journalism/Media Studies and Urban Planning. When he isn’t out promoting EMU/Ypsilanti with the Go Social! Team, he is either writing articles for the Eastern Echo, working on TV programs with EMU’s student-ran ETV station, or is making people laugh with Laugh-a-Minute Enterprises. He is also a member of the Filipino-American student org Kapamilya Club.

 

Sep 26 2018

September Business of the Month: Aubree’s Pizzeria and Grill

by blogemu

Aubree’s Pizzeria and Grill has been serving up great pizzas from their historic Depot Town spot since 1972. This classic eatery, which fuses 19th-century restaurant atmosphere, with 21st-century service and convenience is certainly a great place to hang out at while in Ypsi!

 

Pizzas

 

Aubree’s Pizzeria’s main dish is, of course, pizza. They offer many great flavors and styles.

 

Their Signature pizzas include the Tuscan Sun, which has spinach, feta cheese, and sun-dried tomatoes with their signature five-cheese blend; the Sicilian, which has olive oil, salami, Kalamata olives, tomatoes and their five-cheese blend all on their house-made dough; and my personal favorite, the Louisiana Cajun, which has Cajun sausage, roasted red peppers, sautéed onions and their five-cheese blend mixed in with chili sauce and green peppers on Cajun flavored crust.

 

Their Legendary Classic pizzas include their signature Big Kahuna pizza, which has chicken, ham, pineapple, bacon, and red onions with their in-house Frog Island BBQ sauce; the Supreme, which is topped with pepperoni, Spanish onions, green peppers, mushrooms, and Italian sausage with pizza sauce and their five-cheese blend; and their BBQ Chicken, which has their popular Frog Island BBQ sauce topped with chicken, bacon, red onion, and four-cheese blend.

 

Burgers

 

Pizzas aren’t the only things on their menu. Their hand-crafted sandwiches include the Bourbon BBQ Chicken Sandwich, which has grilled chicken breast covered with their BBQ sauce and topped with bacon, cheddar cheese, and coleslaw.

 

Their Firehouse Burger has spicy capicola, jalapenos, mild pepper rings, provolone cheese, mayo, and sriracha chili sauce on a pretzel bun.

 

Aubree’s is located at 39 E. Cross Street, in the heart of historic Depot Town, an up-and-coming entertainment district located only a 10-minute walk from EMU’s main campus.

 

If you don’t have the time to visit their charming Victorian-era spot, then you can call and have your food delivered to your dorm or apartment.

 

Aubree’s Pizzeria and Grill is a member of the Eagle Discount Program, providing a 20% discount to all students, staff, faculty, and alumni who show their Eastern ID.

 

With great food, historic charm, and a stellar location, we are proud to promote Aubree’s Pizzeria and Grill as August’s Eagle Discount Program Business of the Month!

 

Gary Simmons is a senior from Muskegon, Michigan who is majoring in both Journalism/Media Studies and Urban Planning. When he isn’t out promoting EMU/Ypsilanti with the Go Social! Team, he is either writing articles for the Eastern Echo, working on TV programs with EMU’s student-ran ETV station, or is making people laugh with Laugh-a-Minute Enterprises. He is also a member of the Filipino-American student org Kapamilya Club.