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Our southern neighbor, Ohio, was originally slated to hold their elections on March 17, but following a testy battle involving Ohio’s Gov. Mike DeWine, Sec. of State Frank LaRose, Ohio’s leading health official Amy Acton, and the state’s supreme court, those in-person elections were postponed and replaced with an election run entirely by absentee votes and extending until April 27. A tentative in-person voting date was scheduled for June 2, but there have been several lawsuits and memos arguing that LaRose’s unilateral decision to cancel in-person elections was an abuse of power and threatened the voting rights of Ohioans.
Mental healthcare in America has emerged as a subject about which a growing number of Americans are passionate. According to a study commissioned by Universal Health Services, Inc., around 71% of respondents indicated that one’s mental and physical health are of equal importance, and almost all of them (96.8%) said mental illness represents “legitimate medical illnesses." This is unsurprising considering the growing scope of mental illness in the United States with, as reported by the National Institute of Mental Health, almost 20% of American adults suffering from any mental illness in 2017.
Note: this article was published as a part of the Echo's 2020 April Fool's Day content.
On the same day that Lil Uzi Vert’s greatly anticipated album, “Eternal Atake” was released, Uzi took to twitter to tease a deluxe version to the album. With only about seven hours passed since the initial albums release, Uzi tweeted at multiple collaborators- the likes of Young Thug, Future, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, and Lil Baby.
The most talked about movie of the year is one nobody’s seen yet. #TheHuntMovie opens in theaters Friday the 13th of March. #DecideForYourself
Music is one of those things that almost everyone has the ability to connect with. Everyone might have different tastes in music, but having the ability to find love and a connection with some type of music is a bond that most form with music.
The historic United States 2016 Presidential Election brought with it a new age of hatred for the media. While journalists, reporters, and other brands of community watchdogs have been revered and reviled since their inception, the election of Donald Trump as the United States president reignited still-burning embers of loathing for the press.
Throughout the past few weeks life as we know it has been drastically changed. Movie theatres, gyms, and restaurants have all been forced to close in one way or another, making life dull and lonely to some during our time in quarantine.
After years of cuts to public health funding during the Obama and Trump administrations, the United States was primed to suffer at the hands of COVID-19 come early January. While funding has been approved to provide free testing and paid sick leave, 87 million Americans are still uninsured or underinsured. Many Americans work jobs where they don’t receive sick leave, and still go to work when they’re sick in order to pay their bills. Many of these workers, like food service workers, retail and grocery workers, are still working right now- they’re considered essential. It’s extremely ironic that these essential workers don’t receive benefit
s or a living wage.
This is the second article in a series covering the candidates for EMU student body president and vice president. As such, this is not an endorsement by the Echo editorial staff.
Lil Uzi Vert dropped his extremely awaited album “Eternal Atake” on Friday, Mar. 6. The album had been teased since the release of Uzi’s last studio album, “Luv Is Rage 2” which was released in Aug. 2017.
It’s official: Eastern Michigan University has shifted fully online for the remainder of the winter semester. Emails from the office of the president encourage residents in EMU dorms and apartments to return to their permanent residences, some of those being in majority rural or semi-rural areas.
Childish Gambino mysteriously released an “album” early on Sunday, March 15, via DonaldGloverPresents.com. The project consisted of 12 tracks, including features from Ariana Grande and 21 Savage, with production from DJ Dahi, Ludwig Göransson, and others. One week later, on March 22, Gambino’s album “3.15.20” appeared on digital streaming platforms.
Over the course of the past few days, the world around us has seemed to come to a halt. Almost every major sports league has put an indefinite pause to their seasons, such as the NBA, PGA, and MLB. Even March Madness has been cancelled. While I think these cancellations are just, I don’t think the NBA and NCAA should just throw this season away entirely.
After former Vice Pres. Joe Biden’s big win in Michigan, it looks unlikely that Sen. Bernie Sanders will face Pres. Donald Trump. On Feb. 22, things looked different. Sanders had just won the Nevada caucus by more than 25 points. The centrist vote was split between Biden, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, and Mayor Pete Buttigieg. As long as these three candidates remained in the race until after Super Tuesday, things were looking good for Sanders.
Going into election night, Michigan was considered a must-win for Sanders. Many of his surrogates and pundits/pollsters pointed to his 2016 upset, suggesting it could very well happen again. Others weren’t so sure. I fell solidly into the latter category.
In 2018, Michigan cemented its status as a state to look at for electoral reforms, as all three 2018 referenda passed handily. While Proposal 1 legalized recreational marijuana in the state, Proposals 2 and 3 addressed such issues as gerrymandering and voter access, both passing with over 60 percent “yes" votes.
After making yet another historic comeback to music with his latest album, Eminem dropped a new music video that blows ‘stans’ minds. The new visual is for “Godzilla,” the highest charting single from new album “Music to Be Murdered By,” delivered on March 9. Directed by Lyrical Lemonade’s videographer Cole Bennett, you can expect a very entertaining story from the mind of Slim Shady.
The day the Hillary docuseries appeared on Hulu - Friday, March 6 - was the day it fell in my “Recommended” list. Is anyone surprised?
I was in downtown Ypsi last week and walking out of a poetry slam event at the Riverside Arts Center with a friend when I realized how hungry I was. Being in the downtown area and being a vegetarian, I couldn’t really think of any good go-to restaurants that wouldn’t be super expensive.