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As we, the people of Eastern Michigan University, approach finals with minds poised for everlasting academic victory, stress becomes the dominant force in our lives. To an extent, this is a good thing. We sense the impending doom and work to prepare ourselves.
In the small hours of April 8, ex-British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher drew her last breath. As an 87-year-old who had battled with ill health for some years, news of her last moments were cause for little surprise.
According to an April 5 Reuters article, the Department of Labor reported the nation created 88,000 jobs in March, far short of the market’s prediction of 200,000 jobs. Another Reuters article from the same day said the economy has barely been able to keep up in creating jobs. The article said the unemployment rate would have gone up if so many people hadn’t dropped out of the labor force. This month may be a blessing in disguise, because it adds an exclamation point to the economic complaints present in the media for a while now.
We all need money for college. Most people try to get a job to relieve the financial pressure the nation’s exceptional education system places on their bank accounts. But too often, college students get roped into pyramid schemes and other get-rich-quick scams.
“I wish real life was a musical,” I lamented to my brother, who proceeded to look at me like I’d sprouted another head.
Since 2009, Boston College Students for Sexual Health—an unofficial student group at Boston College—has regularly distributed free condoms and sexual health information near campus. But according to an April 8 article in The New York Times, last month The BC administration sent the group a letter ordering it to stop distributing condoms as the act violates university policy and goes against the values of the Jesuit college.
The U.S. federal government is approximately $16.8 trillion in debt, according to the Department of the Treasury.
The battle for states’ rights is alive and well, and once again, the South is at the center of the debate.
While America’s media gaze was averted from the happenings of the Senate as our homosexual brothers and sisters argued their case for social equality at the Supreme Court, President Barack Obama inked his signature upon the spending bill H.R. 933.
A large amount of Facebook users showed their support for gay marriage last week by changing their profile picture to the Human Rights Campaign’s equal-sign logo, and the trend is slowly going out of style. One is stirred to wonder if people really knew the full truth about who was behind this movement that took our newsfeeds by storm.
The Hill reported in a March 27 article that a number of conservative Supreme Court justices are questioning the Obama administration’s decision in 2011 to no longer defend the Defense of Marriage Act. DOMA is a law that does not allow same sex couples to receive federal benefits contingent on marriage, such as survivor’s benefits and certain tax deductions. The Department of Justice, at the direction of President Barack Obama, has decided it will not defend the law on the grounds that it is unconstitutional.
Every weekday I have the pleasure of sitting in my various classes, simply listening to discussions. These conversations range from philosophy to political science to trivial gossip.
In the recipe of success we have been taught throughout our school years, college is the main ingredient. Without it, we have been told, our lives will amount to nothing, much in the same way a cake made without flour is nothing more than a mess.
Television, especially reality TV, is often criticized for being bland and vapid trash that will melt your brain. Now this may be true, but I think there’s more to it than that.
If you have bad credit history and are unemployed, you might be staying that way for a while.
On Wednesday, a man named Dave Agema posted a link on Facebook leading to an article entitled “Everyone should know these statistics on homosexuals.” The article was offensive, absurd and full of misinformation.
In the marketing world, the color green is representative of healthy food. And of course, when you think of such food, your mind naturally goes right to McDonald’s new Go Wrap, am I right?
Hurricane Katrina wiped out New Orleans in 2005; it eradicated the physical and political infrastructure of the city. This is why when Mitch Landrieu, brother of Sen. Mary Landrieu, was elected as mayor of New Orleans in 2010, he was able to remake the city.