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On October 7, 2023, students from the EMU Archives and Oral History Program recorded the stories of EMU students past and present. Using the EMU Aerie, the Archives’ mobile oral history recording booth, student oral historians captured the formative experiences and perspectives of EMU alums from a variety of campus eras. Here, EMU alums and longtime friends “Jamia” and “Kayla” discuss their formative experiences on the campus of EMU, including shopping at the Quick Fix, where students could “buy anything from candy bars to condoms,” and the Meijer Midnight Madness grocery shopping trips hosted by EMU. Both interviewees discuss courses and faculty who were influential, and both express hopes that their children will also attend EMU.

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Eastern Michigan University, EMU Archives, EMU Oral History Program, Homecoming, Athletics

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