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The Eastern Echo has decided not to endorse any candidate in this year’s Student Government Presidential election. The three candidates running are Matthew Norfleet, Josh Lowe and David Yanagi. Based on their platforms and what they are promising, they either do not fully recognize the limits of the position they’re running for, or they are pandering to the Student Body and making promises they cannot keep.
Imagine living inside a factory with tiny dormitories that fit six or more, forced to return to the assembly line at any moment to fill an order. Shifts can last more than 12 hours, with two breaks that last an hour each. And the pay isn’t all that much – $2 an hour. If you’re lucky, you’ll make $17 a month. Monotonously, you assemble thousands of iPads and televisions.
The New York Times_ raised a lot of Americans’ ire when it ran its iEconomy
series that described the horrid conditions of Foxconn Technology’s factories in China. Foxconn Technology, a supplier for many companies, assembles products for Apple, Hewlett-Packard, Nintendo, Vizio, etc.
I have been at Eastern Michigan University since January 2010, and I have yet to have a semester go by without getting a parking ticket. It isn’t as though I try to skirt the rules or I am wholly irresponsible, but, each semester, something stupid happens so that I end up with a parking ticket.
Sports fans mark their calendars for four sporting events each year: the Super Bowl, the World Series, the Masters and NCAA March Madness. Bracket pools are becoming a national pastime. I have filled out three myself.
According to an Associated Press article, oil prices are getting bad, despite the release of 30 million barrels from the country’s reserves. With the possibility of the end of civilization, video gamers once again have the advantage, whether it be zombie hordes or nuclear annihilation.
Seven days from now, the Supreme Court will hear the first oral arguments in what will likely be a landmark case to decide the fate of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare.
The Moonlite Bunny Ranch is a legal brothel in Nevada and a focal point for controversy. While it was once featured on HBO’s Cathouse, it is also used as an example of our country’s moral decay. While it might be considered heaven for sexually frustrated preteens, it might as well be hell for the Religious Right.
America is in the middle of a presidential election cycle. Issues of vital importance to the country right now are domestic: gas prices, the economy and the jobs market.
Gov. Rick Snyder took business classes at Kellogg Community College in his teens and left the University of Michigan with both an MBA and a J.D. soon after. The state of Michigan is run by one tough nerd, which is why I expected nerdier economic policies than the usual Republican cure-all of cutting taxes for businesses.
Ever wonder how and where your tuition money is spent each year? It’s important to know which amenities each student pays for despite attending a school with a high number of commuters and nontraditional students.
A few years ago, radio personality Don Imus lit a firestorm of controversy after making several derogatory statements about the Rutger’s Women’s Basketball team – calling them, “nappy-headed hoes.” Soon after the backlash, sponsors pulled their backing, and Imus was fired. History, as the cliché goes, has a way of repeating itself.
By the time you read this, the Rush Limbaugh-Sandra Fluke controversy will be 13 days old. That’s 13 days too long.
It is important to know at the outset that Limbaugh’s comments about Ms. Fluke were rude, impolite and indelicate. He referred to her as a slut and prostitute and suggested she post videos of herself having sex online.
Wednesday night, March 6th, Detroit Mayor Dave Bing presented his State of the City address. In a city that could best be described as a cross between the post-apocalyptic city of Shady Sands and the remains of a post race-war apocalyptic Jericho-the comic, the Mayor’s address was looked to as a spot of hope as Detroit faces bankruptcy.
I regularly walk through the hallways of faculty offices and can’t help but stop to read all of the comics, notes, flyers and assorted materials taped to the doors. There’s an obvious political and partisan trend to these materials, save the offices of the Physics department, which have silly and hilarious comics and bumper stickers like Beware Quantum Ducks “Quark! Quark! Quark!”
The Detroit Lions finished the 2011 NFL regular season 10-6, but fell short in the opening round of the playoffs. Though the abrupt conclusion to the Lions’ season left a sour taste in fans’ mouths, the atmosphere around the city is much more optimistic entering the off-season than in years past.
“I love this state. It seems right here. Trees are the right height,” opined Mitt Romney about his home state. I never really thought about whether the trees were the right height until Mitt Romney came to Michigan and made that statement while campaigning.
If you’re worried about black helicopters, you might want to trade in your anti-aircraft gun for a good electromagnetic pulse device.
Sports, for many people, are life. They are also an interesting microcosm of a larger American society: from Jackie Robinson’s breaking down baseball’s racial barriers to Muhammed Ali’s divisive tirades against American militarism (as particularly exemplified in Vietnam). Fast-forward to 2012 and we have a new focal point for conversation: Linsanity.
You’re walking down the typical neighborhood street when you spot two people in the midst of an argument just a stone’s throw from where you are. What do you do? Your answer probably depends on the nature of the fight.
February is not only noted as Black History Month, but it has been a month full of victories for the civil rights movement of our time.