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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.
Penalties, fines and suspensions have become a hot commodity in the NFL since commissioner Roger Goodell took over in 2006.
Every day I walk through the Student Center and pass Starbucks. Sometimes I stop for a coffee, but most days I do not, wondering if there is time for me to swing by the Ugly Mug before class instead. As I weigh my options, I find myself wondering why there isn’t more competition on campus.
Roundabouts are annoying and I don’t like them. Unfortunately, Washtenaw County is going to call home to more of them, according to an article from Annarbor.com. The article mentions “a new roundabout at Geddes and Ridge roads in Superior Township would mark the 11th project of this type in the county. The 10th is planned for State and Ellsworth roads in Pittsfield Township, and both are part of 2013 road improvements for nearby construction projects.”
Facebook is excellent for multiple tasks: creeping on friends, following those melodramas we call other peoples’ relationships and, of course, flexing our “social activism.”
Generally speaking, going out for a bag of Skittles and a bottle of iced tea isn’t a particularly dangerous move. Except Trayvon Martin didn’t make it home. George Zimmerman shot and killed Martin last month, claiming self-defense.
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.