College Dorm Living Essentials

If you plan on living on campus this fall, it’s never too early to start getting ready for the big move. While it seems like the fall semester is still a long ways away, it’ll creep up before we know it. Preparing for dorm life during the summer will help ease some of the stress… Continue reading College Dorm Living Essentials

Your One-Stop-Shop for Scholarship Applications

For many college students, summer time is a time to recharge, relax, perhaps conduct research, and obviously, work a summer job. Jobs at pools, camps, grocery stores, and restaurants give us the opportunity to work more hours and save up for the fall semester. Another way to offset the cost of college and start paying… Continue reading Your One-Stop-Shop for Scholarship Applications

Dar Mayweather joins Academic Support Programs team

This month, Dar Mayweather joins the Academic Support Programs team as the 4S Coordinator of the Edge program. His pronouns are he, him, and his. Dar helps his students confidently engage in tough decision making around academic and social life. He is a first generation college student who earned a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice, a… Continue reading Dar Mayweather joins Academic Support Programs team

Summer Reading Recommendation: Elena Ferrante’s “My Brilliant Friend”

Elena Ferrante’s “My Brilliant Friend” is the first in a four-part saga, The Neapolitan Novels, set in 1950’s Naples, Italy. The novel is focused on the friendship of Elena Greco and Lila Cerrullo who grow up together. Their friendship sits at the forefront of this novel, everything else, including romantic and familial relationships, is secondary.… Continue reading Summer Reading Recommendation: Elena Ferrante’s “My Brilliant Friend”

5 Fun Things to do in Ypsilanti this Summer

The demanding schedule of a college student oftentimes does not allow for festivals, hikes, or sunbathing. Use your free time this summer to take advantage of all that Ypsilanti has to offer. Now is the time to enjoy slow brunches at Beezy’s, take long walks at Frog Island Park, and attend late-night bingo at The… Continue reading 5 Fun Things to do in Ypsilanti this Summer

Summer Reading Recommendations: Amy Tan, “The Joy Luck Club”

Amy Tan’s “The Joy Luck Club” follows the lives of eight women, four mothers and their daughters. The novel is a deeply thoughtful exploration of immigration and its effect on family ties and heritage. All four of the mothers came to America from China during a time of war and stayed to get married and… Continue reading Summer Reading Recommendations: Amy Tan, “The Joy Luck Club”

3 Places to Perform Acts of Community Service in Ypsilanti this Summer

Whether you’re getting ready to attend EMU or you’re going into your senior year, summer is a great time to learn about becoming an active member of Ypsilanti, a rich spot for community involvement. Keep reading to learn about some places in the area where you can volunteer your time. Growing Hope: Spend some time… Continue reading 3 Places to Perform Acts of Community Service in Ypsilanti this Summer

Summer Book Reads: David Sedaris, “Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim”

David Sedaris’s collection of essays, “Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim,” is an easy and enjoyable read. Sedaris manages to make each and every essay both funny and thought-provoking. Since the essays stand on their own (as opposed to working as one piece), the book reads like a long, winding, delightful, and slightly odd… Continue reading Summer Book Reads: David Sedaris, “Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim”