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I signed onto The Echo in January 2009 and penned my first column about the need to hold President Obama accountable for his campaign promises. I won’t be around to write a full post-mortem, but I’ve learned a lot during my four years as a member of this publication’s writing staff and as a student at this university.
In March, I wrote an op-ed titled “Robotic Romney too fake to support,” in which I might have been too harsh on Mitt Romney. I called him a robot. And maybe his stiffness on the campaign trail isn’t symptomatic of rusted joints that need WD-40, but rather introversion.
When immigrants wish to become naturalized United States citizens, they are expected to take an exam administered by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services before being approved.
The Detroit Lions’ off-season has been one from the seventh circle of hell. With the 2012 NFL Draft a week away, the Lions have had their fair share of off-season problems.
For those curious if the University of Michigan will continue to annoy Michiganders, the answer is yes.
One of my daily rituals is to read the day’s tweets, sort of like a modern day reading of the newspaper. Most of the time they reek of the trivial, hilarious and angsty spirit that occupies most people our age.
This week marks the 25th anniversary of the first appearance of TV’s most iconic family, “The Simpsons,” on the “Tracy Ullman Show.” Take a moment to think about how old that makes you feel.
Earlier this month, Gov. Terry Branstad (R-Iowa), Gov. Rick Perry (R-Tex.) and Gov. Sam Brownback (R-Kans.) rode off into the Midwest to save the damsel in distress – the meatpacking industry. Beef Products Inc., the maker of pink slime, announced it would stop using the filler in its meats. Consumer advocates cheered, as the governors jeered.
While the Tigers are busy scoring sixty runs a game and the Pistons are losing by sixty points a game, Detroit seems to be forgetting about the fact the Detroit Red Wings are in the playoffs…again.
As of April 10, former presidential hopeful Rick Santorum formally withdrew as a candidate for the Republican Party ticket. If you are not already aware of reasons to celebrate, consider his similarity to a man named Anthony Comstock. They both have revered Victorian morality and are known for a complete disregard for women’s rights.
Everything you know is wrong. At least it could be. This is according to findings published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that show evidence humans used fire one million years ago – 600,000 years earlier than previously thought.
Eastern Michigan University is one of the most LGBT-accepting schools in the country. A simple walk around campus is a testament to our university’s socially liberal streak. Yet even as most Eagles glow with pride at Eastern’s accepting nature, they do so with little consideration given to the last letter of the famous acronym.
Concealed weapons should be allowed on campus. There, I said it. After years of believing weapons should not be allowed on university property, I have flipped my position. I can no longer find a valid reason as to why law-abiding citizens who attend and work at Eastern Michigan University or any university campus should be left defenseless.
Opening Day in southeast Michigan is a holiday. Downtown Detroit shuts down and turns into the only place to be every year. Today, 2011 MVP and Cy Young winner Justin Verlander takes the mound to face the Boston Red Sox.
I’ve often joked that if Rick Santorum fails to receive the Republican nomination for presidency, he should launch his candidacy for the papacy. God knows the former Pennsylvania senator has delivered enough unctuous rants to be an honorary pontiff.
The “It Gets Better” campaign has good intentions, but lack legitimacy and realistic goals concerning ostracized young adults. Columnist and author Dan Savage created the campaign in response to increased attention on the bullying of LGBT youth.
Governor Rick Snyder is trying his best to reassure Detroiters he’s looking out for them while trying to save the city from financial ruin. Well, more financial ruin than it’s already suffered in the last 50 years at least.
On Oct. 30, 1938, author Orson Welles narrated his famous story, “The War of the Worlds.” After the radio narration a widespread hysteria took place, as many actually believed aliens were invading their world. The radio drama drew scathing criticism for its “realism.” I suspect, however, that more so than realism, mob mentality convinced the scared listeners they were about to be obliterated or subjugated.
As far as I can tell, Alexander Pope popularized the phrase “hope springs eternal” in 1733. One Internet poster without a citation carried it back to ancient Rome, but either way, I’m sure they were talking about Major League Baseball’s Opening Day.
It’s too bad Twitter wasn’t around in 1972, when President Richard Nixon made his famous trip to China which opened up diplomatic and trade relations between the two countries.