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Despite making over $8.1 billion in profit after taxes in 2018, General Motors is planning to close plants in Detroit-Hamtramck, Warren, Mich., Lordstown, Ohio, White Marsh, Md. and Ontario, Canada. The decision to cut costs was made to save the company $6 billion by 2020 and the company plans to open new plants in Mexico.
Special Counsel Robert Mueller delivered his final report to Attorney General William Barr on March 22. The investigation, which lasted for nearly two years, looked into whether or not Trump and his campaign colluded with Russia to influence the 2016 presidential election and whether or not Trump was involved with obstruction of justice.
Last Monday, a Black doll was found hanging in a shared shower of a dorm room in Best Hall. After this incident, Black students, including myself, are unsure whether Eastern Michigan University cares about students of color or are just using them as a token to show that they are diverse.
In a bombshell 700-page report released last year, the United Nation’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) gave a grim warning about the urgency of climate change. According to the report, we have only 12 years to take aggressive action to limit global warming to moderate levels.
On Jan. 23, Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó declared himself as Venezuela’s acting president. Within minutes of the announcement, President Donald Trump recognized Guaidó as interim president.
The past weekend at Eastern Michigan University was filled with celebrations and events in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Every year, people around the country gather to recognize the incredible accomplishments and impact he’s had on our society.
In this weekly series I focus on one potential Democratic candidate and analyze whether they would be a good candidate to face Trump.
On December 9th, a reporter for the Echo spotted a message on the freedom walls condemning anti-semitism that had been tampered with. The message that had originally read “Together Against Antisemistism” was painted over to read “Together Against Semitism”.
President Trump has constantly found ways to test rules that rightfully limit the powers of the executive branch. So far, the surprising strength of a 231-year-old document has kept him in check.
The story of a migrant caravan making its way towards the United States boarder has been covered extensively on cable news networks as President Trump began picking it up as a talking point for the midterm elections.
Last week, an article was released in the Eastern Echo titled “A Mirrored Reflection of Apartheid.” While it is no surprise that colonizer rhetoric tends to dictate and the misconstrue the discourse surrounding oppressed peoples liberation struggle in effort to demonize organizing efforts, there are multiple claims that we would like to clear up since this article was a direct response to the mock Apartheid wall that Students for Justice in Palestine painted on the Freedom Walls.
For the third week in a row, the Eastern Michigan University football team (2-3, 0-2) lost by a single possession as they fell to Mid-American Conference West Division rival, the University of Toledo (4-1, 1-0) 20-15 Saturday Oct. 7.
It’s time for Colin Kaepernick to forget about playing professional football. It’s not because of his inability either.
This past week, as reported in the Echo, the “Students for Justice in Palestine” held a protest at the freedom wall which, not surprisingly, turned out to be rather controversial.
“We want America to wake up on New Year’s Day, 2018, with a new tax system.” said Paul Ryan in an interview with the New York Times.
Kid Rock took the stage at the Little Caesars Arena grand opening, Tuesday, Sept. 12. The decision to have Kid Rock was controversial because of his recent comments about the confederate flag and his ambitions to take on Senator Debbie Stabenow and become Michigan’s new Senator. What would a “Kid Rock for Senate Campaign” look like?
Time has passed since President Trump first tweeted about banning transgender Americans from serving in the military. At the time, it was a distraction from his failed attempt to replace “Obamacare.” Ann Coulter, well-known conservative political commentator, had a different take on the tweets.
The Eastern Echo Editorial Board has stayed away from staff editorials recently, focusing instead on hard news and objective journalism. With popular blogs like EMUTalk.org and EagleTotem.net, there did not seem to be a need for another opinion column on events happening around EMU. After Friday’s Board of Regents meeting, where the Board voted to extend Eastern’s involvement in the EAA, we at The Echo could stay silent no longer.
On July 18, 2013, Detroit filed for Chapter 9 bankruptcy after decades of social and industrial decline. By this time, only General Motors Company’s headquarters remained in its borders, and only 713,862 remained of the 1.85 million citizens that lived in the city in the 1950s.