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Volunteers prepare for Ypsi PRIDE Day
By Mark Tower
May. 13, 2010   ·   7:09 a.m.

Volunteers and W.H. Canon employees plant flowers in Depot Town while Ypsilanti resident Mike Labadie repairs the planter's brick work on Ypsi PRIDE Day last year.

Each year, residents in and around the city of Ypsilanti carry on a tradition started by a group of community members enrolled in a city leadership program, a sort...read more

Bicycles zoom as flowers bloom
By Citizen staff
Apr. 30, 2010   ·   2:11 p.m.

Riders from last year's spring ride come in after a long trip. Bike Ypsi’s 2010 Spring Ride and Festival is from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Sunday at Recreation Park (1015 Congress Street).

The weather has turned, the trees are budding and the flowers are popping out of the ground; time for a cruise through town. But don’t be so quick to hop in the...read more

Sheriff Clayton visits Ypsilanti Township
By Mark Tower
Apr. 29, 2010   ·   12:59 p.m.

Ypsilanti Township resident Kathleen Hanadel takes notes as her and other residents attempt to asses WCSO services Tuesday evening at a community forum held at the township's community center.

About 50 Ypsilanti Township residents gave the Washtenaw County Sheriff Office their input about law enforcement in the community Tuesday evening.

The information...read more

Local photographer raising funds for Ypsi Project exhibit
By Adrienne Ziegler
Apr. 20, 2010   ·   2:20 a.m.

Ypsilanti resident Nicholas Beltsos his grandson Demetrios were photographed by Project Ypsi photographer Erica Hampton during a bike ride she took Monday. A former EMU economics professor, Beltsos and his family moved to Ypsi from Dearborn in 1967.

Ypsilanti has many faces, and Erica Hampton wants to share a few of them with you.

Over the past year, Hampton created the The Ypsi Project, a series of portraits...read more

Savoy taking shape as live music venue
By Dan DuChene
Apr. 17, 2010   ·   2:38 p.m.

Local funk band Third Coast Kings play in Ypsilanti's newest live music venue, Savoy, Friday night.

Ypsilanti's newest concert venue is preparing for its grand opening weekend April 23, more than a month after its soft opening March 13.

Formerly Club Divine,...read more

Cellar Roots magazine available

Photo by Dan DuChene

EMU student and Cellar Roots contributor Nicole Guinot Varty reads her short story "The Model" at the student magazine's annual banquet at the Student Center ballroom Sunday night. She won the Editor's Choice Award for her work.
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Student arts publication in its 38th year

By Dan DuChene
Mar. 30, 2009    ·    2:55 a.m.

The 38th volume of Cellar Roots was launched Sunday night at Eastern Michigan University’s Student Center ballroom.

A publication of student work, the book is edited by EMU students and printed once a year. Copies will be available throughout campus and at Bombadil’s Café in downtown Ypsilanti.

The 72-page booklet was unveiled for more than 80 students, contributors and staff at the publication’s annual banquet. Written pieces were read to the audience after dinner and presentations from Editor In Chief Jamie Jones, an EMU graduate student, and EMU Student Media Director Kevin Devine.

“Congratulations to Jamie for putting together a great book this year,” Devine said during his presentation Sunday.

Though he said the book has always been a vehicle for EMU students to have their visual or written artwork published in a quality journal, Devine said this year the lack of a theme helped to bring more attention to the individual pieces than to the book itself.

“This year we really focused on a book of wonderful art and the contents in it,” Devine said.

Jones said more than 500 submissions were made for publication. Seven jurors from EMU and around the state narrowed the list of poems, short stories, photos and works of art to more than 40. She said the book published “the best of the best,” of student art.

During her presentation, Jones said she has seen art journals from other universities that either didn’t focus on student work were not high quality publications due to lack of university involvement.

“I’m proud to be working for a journal that’s student-run and university-supported,” Jones said.

Several visual art pieces will be on display at Bombadil’s until April 17. A gallery opening will be held at 6:30 p.m. in the café. Jones said some of the works will be available for purchase.

All EMU students are entitled to one copy of the publication for free. Additional copies and copies for the community are available for $5. Visit the EMU Student Media Office at 230 King Hall or e-mail cellarroots.editorinchief@gmail.com to obtain a copy.


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