Mar 15 2019

A Little “Herstory” For You During Women’s History Month

by blogemu

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As we transition into the month of March, we can begin to celebrate what we should be commemorating year round, and that is women. Women have collectively made amazing contributions and continue to do so every single day. Whether it be big or small, you can see many women around the world showing the range of what they can do to make a difference in the society we live in today.

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.I would like to share with you an amazing woman that has made momentous strides in fighting against gender discrimination and advocating for women’s rights throughout her career.

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The woman I want to celebrate is Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Still alive today, she is the second woman to be elected as a U.S. Supreme Court Justice out of a total of four women that have ever been appointed. Ginsburg has spent a lifetime of fighting against inequity. As Ginsburg progressed in her career, she fought against the discrimination she found in her education at law school in addition to finding work after graduating. Ginsburg eventually became Columbia University’s first female professor to earn tenure. Ginsburg was also a leader in the Women’s Rights Project of the American Civil Liberties Union where she fought not only for women, but also men. As director of the project, she argued for six landmark cases before the U.S. Supreme Court. After some time, she was appointed to the U.S. Court of Appeals for District of Columbia for many years before being appointed as Supreme Court Justice by Bill Clinton in 1993.

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As Ginsburg still fights for justice today, her track record alone shows her commitment to the cause of gender equality and deserves a tremendous amount of appraise for her service to women and men alike.

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.This is only one small look into one woman’s history for this month and I implore you to look up more women to celebrate. Besides looking up other women, celebrate with the women around you that are kicking butt in making a difference in their community. No woman should go unnoticed this month as we start to celebrate a mass of contributions, history, culture, and society of women worldwide!

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About the writer:

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Hi! My name is Cheyenne Glassburn. I am currently a junior majoring in English Linguistics with a minor in Theatre Arts. I have helped a lot with theatre shows here on campus, but besides that I enjoy reading and hanging out with my boyfriend and friends!

Mar 08 2019

Student Friendly Places to Visit In Ypsilanti

by blogemu

Looking for a fun place to hang out with friends? Need a quiet place to study? Want to grab a bite to eat? Ypsilanti, MI offers a wide variety of student friendly places located conveniently around campus. Here is a list of some of the most popular places:

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Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea

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Located at 735 W Cross St. near the Ypsilanti Water Tower, Sweetwaters offers a wide variety of coffee, tea, frozen drinks, light fares, pastries, and desserts. This is a relaxed and quiet place to work on homework, catch up with friends, or just grab a quick bite to eat on the way to class.

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https://www.sweetwaterscafe.com/ 

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Cultivate Coffee And Tap House

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Located at 307 N River St. in the heart of Depot Town, Cultivate Coffee and Tap House is a community-based business that is best known for providing its resources and time to help others in the Ypsilanti area. Cultivate is a perfect place to grab your morning coffee, dinner with friends, or decompress from a long day in the outside seating area.

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https://www.cultivateypsi.com/

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Frog Island Park

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Located at 699 Rice St. and conveniently near Depot Town, Frog Island Park provides 5-acres of land that includes a community garden, soccer field and running track. Frog Island Park is the perfect place for students to spend some quality time outside studying, working out, or simply de-stressing after a long day of classes.

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https://cityofypsilanti.com/facilities/facility/details/Frog-Island-Park-2

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Depot Town

Located down the street from Eastern’s campus, Depot Town offers many restaurants and chill spots for students. Some of the more well-liked restaurants include Maize Mexican Cantina, Sidetrack Bar and Grill, Aubree’s Pizzeria & Grill, and many more. Depot Town is a diverse and popular area for students to come and hang out, eat, and socialize!

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https://www.visitannarbor.org/play/ypsilanti-depot-town

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About the writer:

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Hello! I’m Hannah Nowaske. I’m a senior at Eastern Michigan University from Canton, MI majoring in Public Relations with a minor in Graphic Communication. I am a member of PRSSA and the EMU Love Your Melon campus crew. I also work in the Division of Communications as a GoSocial Street Team member. In my free time, I love to travel and be outdoors!

Mar 06 2019

The Perks of Living On Campus

by blogemu

 

Senior Kerry Ryan and Junior Emily Louria participate at the Paint and Pour event held inside of the EMU Student Center

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Deciding whether to live on campus or to commute from home can be a difficult choice. Personally, I did not struggle with this decision due to my hometown being 5 hours away, but the benefits of living on campus cannot be denied.

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Living in the residence halls provides you with great opportunities that allow you to develop into the person you desire to be. The friendships and memories that you make are what you’re going to look back on at your time at Eastern and smile. Also, the proximity of the halls to your classes is something you just can’t beat.

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On paper, it sounds kind of crazy. You have the opportunity to share a living space with people you may have never lived with or even met for an entire school year! The residence halls are where you are able to develop strong interpersonal relationships and find your “forever friends.” These are the people that you stay up with until 3 am “studying”, schedule weekly dinner dates, or complain about a class (or five) to.

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Living on campus gives you the freedom to meet new people, try new experiences, and find yourself. Your room becomes a collage of personalities over the course of the year as your decor grows with pictures of homecoming, or those Bob Ross paintings you and your roommate made that one night you simply could not do any more homework. You have the freedom to just be yourself.

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When talking about living on campus, you cannot overlook the true benefit of having a 9:30 am class and being able to roll out of bed at 9:15 am and make it with time to spare. Yes, the hills on campus are killer, and you may have your first class in the Science complex when you’re all the way over in Putnam, but keep this in mind. You didn’t have to wake up two hours before your first class, fight traffic on your way in, struggle to find a parking spot, and then book it from the opposite end of Green Lot across campus. Does Putnam sound pretty good now?

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In addition, living on campus opens you up to become more involved. There are countless opportunities and activities planned for you by your Resident Advisor (RA) and by Campus Life. There are several student organizations to join and living on campus makes it easier to commit to being there. Are you unsure about what to do? Feel free to speak with your RA or the front desk to see what events are happening on campus. You can also talk to someone on your floor who could assist you with finding the perfect club for you.

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Living on campus opens up a world of opportunities that you may have never known about. You meet your forever friends, you find yourself, and you get some extra time to sleep in the morning. What more could a college student ask for?

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About the writer:

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Hi! I’m Kerry, a senior majoring in arts and entertainment management. I live here on campus and love it. I am the co-president of the student org Amplifying the Arts, and I work for the Division of Communications as a member of the Go Social Team. My best advice is to join things. You never know where something could lead.