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Eagle on the Street

(02/13/15 11:17am)

It seems that year after year Valentine’s Day is losing its luster. Known as the ultimate Hallmark holiday, it’s traditionally the day that couples express their love for each other by exchanging cards and gifts. The Echo asked couples: “Are you planning to celebrate Valentine’s Day? If so, how? If not, why?”

Women's golf places second in Florida

(02/11/15 9:52am)

The top seeded Eastern Michigan University women’s golf team placed second in Mid-American Conference match play in Lakewood, Florida, Tuesday.The Eagles beat Bowling Green State University in the semi-finals, but lost to fourth seeded Northern Illinois in the semifinals.Match play is different from stroke play in how scores are compiled and how a winner is determined.

Capitalism is a sinking ship

(02/11/15 2:26pm)

Capitalism, being a naturally oppressive and adversarial system, will always lead to the subjugation and disenfranchisement of those at the bottom of the social ladder while those at the top become akin to divinity – with money and material gain being the gateway to this illusory and superficial paradise.This is not to say, however, that other forms of government such as socialism or communism are viable or even appropriate solutions to the problems we currently inherit, but the current system is faulty and cannot be sustained.In the game of capitalism, humanity is the millionaire’s toll because in the throes of monetary ecstasy they, the politicians and “corporaticians,” have become blind to the needs of the people.