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Art teachers and art students at Creekside Middle School in Zeeland, Mich., are remodeling 100 end tables in every color, shape and size. Some of these designs include mosaics of Van Gogh’s paintings, Captain America memorabilia and breast cancer ribbons. Their goal is to auction off these tables to raise $10,000 for the homeless, reports MLive.
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.
Looting in our own communities makes no sense. I understand that as a unit we are mad but what about when this is all over and this just becomes another faint memory we are going to look around and say we destroyed our community for what. The businesses that put money back into Ferguson have been burned up.
On Nov. 24, Candice Anderson was finally cleared of a murder that she didn’t commit.
Over the Thanksgiving break, just before stores started opening for holiday shopping, the grand jury in Missouri announced their verdict in the Michael Brown case. The case, which is hotly debated, is just one example of the police’s abuse of authority and lack of transparency and accountability.
Stress is most likely the most common word spoken on a college campus. It follows us around like Eeyore’s little raincloud as we try to eat, sleep, and Netflix it away. While it may seem easiest to zone out and scroll through Tumblr for hours as a break from studying or writing a massive paper, sometimes the best thing is to lightly exercise your brain in a way that keeps it awake and yet doesn’t exhaust it further. One way to do this is by working with your hands. If doing a load of dishes or scrubbing down the bathroom isn’t your coping mechanism, one beneficial and creative way I’ve found to use your hands is needlework.
For years, United States officials and the corporate media have sought to create a conflict of interest with Iran by means of misinformation and fear-mongering. The largest of these attempts in recent years has been the claim that Iran has nuclear weapons technology and, because of this, presents a danger to the United States and its citizens. Due to the perpetuation of this fallacy by the media, the American populace is enthralled with the possibility of an Iranian threat and potential war.
Should universities like EMU, who will likely never have a profitable athletic department, be pioneers in higher education by distancing themselves from the current collegiate athletic model? Do people come to EMU because they identify with their football team, or because they are looking for a quality education at an affordable price?
As the dentist removed my painfully infected tooth the other day, he told me about his latest experience in skiing downhill through the financiers’ maze.
The only way cowboy capitalists win is by breaking the rules. On an even playing field, abiding by the rules and regulations laid down by government, they can’t survive.
Thanksgiving is the holiday for family. Unlike every other holiday we celebrate, Thanksgiving is the only one we dedicate to coming together with our families, both extended and immediate, in order to enjoy each other’s company, eat an excessive amount of food and bond over how thankful we all are to be together. That is, unless you work in retail.
Ypsilanti-born journalist Joseph Sobran, who received his B.A. in English from Eastern Michigan University, went on to become a specialist in Shakespearean studies. In 1997, Sobran wrote his best-known work “Alias Shakespeare” in which he argued that the man known as Shakespeare was not the actual Shakespeare. Of the just-passed Sir John Gielgud, Shakespearian actor extraordinaire, Sobran wrote: “In their later years, Gielgud and Laurence Olivier reached the conclusion that the real author of Shakespeare's plays was Edward de Vere, Earl of Oxford - a view shared by Sir Derek Jacobi, now the finest surviving Shakespearean actor.”
If one was unsure whether fall or winter was the more beautiful season or whether Chopin or Mozart was the more masterful composer, the disagreement which would ensue would be purely academic. From it, no practical reverberation would echo. But if one was unsure of whether God existed, the debate would have very real consequences, as the matter at hand would not be music or aesthetics but the foundation on which the lives of billions rest. But in my own thoroughly secular civilization, it is the other way around; religious agnosticism is one of the last acceptable forms of agnosticism.
The season of unique scarf, hat, and glove fashions is upon us. Winter-wear is now sold across the Midwest in all colors, patterns and styles. Yet one particular article of clothing has been severely lacking in efficiency. Most of the women’s winter boots have not been made for Michigan’s cold and harsh winters.
Growing up, my parents were very instrumental in making sure that Thanksgiving was a day on which we made time to pause and think about the past year and all the things we were thankful for. We were each given a large sheet of poster paper and the crayon box because instead of writing everything down, we had to draw it. These annual pieces of art turned into one of my most cherished family traditions, but they only covered the here-and-now aspect of the holiday. The history was an afterthought.
We are often told that in order to be something in life, we ought to work hard. Through hard work and dedication we will rise to the top.
When I first joined the workforce in the late sixties, a popular expression was “don’t work so hard -- take time to smell the roses.” The implication was that we’re in this life to enjoy ourselves and the world around us, not just to work and “get ahead.” Balance was a watchword.
Recently, the Michigan State Senate’s bill to raise fuel taxes to improve the roads passed by a 23 to 14 vote, in the lame duck session.
As I am sure you know, Election Day has just passed. I have to admit I am very glad. Politics are almost impossible to get away from, as are conversations about them. The weeks leading up to Election Day is a time where opinions become more important than people. Relationships between those informed and involved in politics become strained.
Elections were last week and many predictions over their outcome came true. The Democrats lost seven contested Senate races against Republican challengers and incumbents, which cost the Democrats control of the Senate. Republicans were able to win back seats the Democrats had won in 2008 when the Democrats were swept into office. The Republican victory can be explained by a number of things, ranging from low voter turnout, to low presidential approval ratings, to fear over Ebola and ISIS.