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“So what we get drunk, so what we smoke weed, we’re just havin’ fun and we don’t care who sees!” This is the opening line of the popular song “Young, Wild and Free,” from rappers Wiz Khalifa and Snoop Dogg. The anthem predictably champions marijuana usage, and I can think of few people who are better to create such a song.
Several months ago, I used this space to make a case that the United States should commit to sending a man to Mars by the end of the decade. We need the Kennedy-esque goal for innovation, inspiration and morale.
Unions are a facet many people living in Michigan are tied to. The state has dealt with them since the New Deal, when the Roosevelt Administration finally allowed the unions to represent workers free of corporate obstruction.
In the parlance of a classic “who done it” in the case of the crash on Wall Street, I’d like to think the federal government was at fault in that it aided and abetted the megabanks and investment firms as they committed the actual robbery.
You cannot look at the modern era of football without first acknowledging the prowess and dominance of the New England Patriots. Since Bill Belichick took over the team in 2000, the Patriots have won three Super Bowls out of the four they reached, won all 16 regular season games for the first time in NFL history in 2007, and broken countless team and individual records in the process. Belichick has three AP Coach of the Year awards, one less than the legendary Don Shula.
One year after the outbreak of the Egyptian Revolution, millions of workers and students took to the streets throughout Egypt to protest the dictatorship of the U.S.-backed military junta, the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF), and demand the ouster of its head, General Mohamed Hussein Tantawi.
New federal regulations regarding student financial aid are not being kind to Eastern Michigan University. In a Jan. 23 article, The Eastern Echo mentioned, “students who were full-time during fall and winter semesters will no longer be eligible for Pell Grants during the upcoming summer semester.” Where students could once use two years worth of aid per year to speed along graduation, this option is no longer available.
I compete for the Eastern Michigan University forensics team. As a result, I meet people from all over the country who share a love for interpretation, critical analysis and communication in general. However, I was caught off guard when a woman I met from Illinois State University gave a speech in which she proudly declared that she was “Greek,” that is, she is in a sorority.
I’m sure you’ve been glued to your televisions, computers and smartphones for the last few weeks watching the Republican primary unfold. We lost Cain, Bachmann, Huntsman and Perry for various reasons and we’re down to Romney, Gingrich, Santorum and Paul.
As many know, orientation is a pretty big deal here at Eastern Michigan University. It’s an intense four-day experience that helps acclimate incoming students to their new surroundings while also giving them a chance to bond with fellow students. Only, a lot of work goes into our orientation, and it absolutely wouldn’t be possible without a very passionate group of individuals known as New Student Orientation Assistant.
If you’ve been listening to the GOP hopefuls for the presidency you might think President Obama is not only a terrible commander-in-chief (who should launch a strike on Iran immediately), but somebody who’s carried out a massacre of the business community.
For fans of Google, Wikipedia, Reddit and Tumblr, the reasoning behind the “blackout” day on Jan. 18 is important because it brings attention to the public’s right to use the Internet uncensored. The “Stop Online Piracy Act” and “Protect IP Act” bills caused outraged citizens to immediately start protesting online.
Jan. 18, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder presented his first State of the State Address. Unfortunately, he not declaring the name redundant and in need of change, he did say that us Michiganders are “…in a crisis unmatched in the 60 plus years of our state.”
Detroit, Michigan was once a bustling metropolis, its streets humming with an optimism characterizing the American dream. Unfortunately, those streets have been silenced, scarred with the telltale signs of a city brought to its knees in a nightmare scenario few saw coming.
In recent years, we’ve talked a lot more about privacy than we used to. It might be the PATRIOT Act, the Internet or Ron Paul behind the surge in discourse about it, but it’s there.
Tim Tebow. It’s not just a name. It’s an emotion, a story, a belief. The man is just that – a man. Tebow has become the most polarizing figure in professional sports. In regards to his person, there’s no middle ground. You love him or you hate him. You root for him, or you root against him. Or you simply enjoy “Tebowing” to get a reaction.
Congressman Ron Paul (R-TX) and his candidacy for the presidency have reached a point of such popularity amongst conservatives, libertarians and even some liberals that you’d think he was a candidate for canonization as well.
Despite high literacy rates, advanced health care and other resources at the disposal of the common American, there’s a growing problem amongst this population: obesity. The number of people who are overweight in every age bracket including ages two to five, is increasing. Are Americans allowing more people to become unhealthy in the attempt to avoid hurt feelings?
That time is upon us, where we get a Monday off from classes and the campus events reflect a time of social upheaval and change.
Martin Luther King Jr. is among the most favorably remembered figures in American history. At times he reaches an almost mythic status, a heavenly figure sent to trumpet the melodies of equality and freedom.