2/1/2015, 12:10pm

Letter to the Editor

In the Eastern Echo Jan. 5 issue, Opinions Editor Jennifer Kirby wrote a great column espousing the benefits of art programs in schools and why they are worth keeping.

1/28/2015, 11:21am

Pope Francis defies stereotypes

Over the past few years Pope Francis has been in the news several times. Although this is to be expected – he is the Catholic Pope after all – I believe his messages of humility and peace are worthy of attention. Before I go on I would like to make it clear that I am not Catholic.

1/28/2015, 11:19am

Beauty without divinity

I understand the desire to believe in a higher power. I understand the need to know that there is an ever compassionate, wise, and powerful being out there looking over me.

1/25/2015, 12:55pm

EMU parking shouldn’t be so hectic

What most commuters may not know the first time they purchase their parking pass is that it comes with one adrenaline rush each time they find a parking spot.  This is especially true for anyone with classes between 8 a.m.

1/25/2015, 12:53pm

Public Internet needs to be provided

The Internet is becoming an increasingly essential part of our society. People simply cannot thrive in our modern world without having access to a quality Internet connection.

1/23/2015, 1:49pm

Are college students overworking themselves?

I think it’s safe to say that the U.S. is a country of workaholics. To be lounging around in the summer months in high school is deemed laziness, college has turned into an assumed pre-requisite for employment instead of learning for learning’s sake and the second thing your uncle asks you about at Christmas dinner after your grades is where you’re working. Don’t get me wrong, I’m a huge supporter of young adults learning responsibility and not getting life handed to them, but there seems to be far too many students on campus who are putting working their fifteen, twenty, even thirty hours a week before school. For some students, a job is a must if they want to stay in school at all.

1/21/2015, 7:10pm

More voices

I remember when computers had black backgrounds and orange blocky font. Movie trailers used to say “Coming soon to video!” Now they say “Coming soon to BluRay and One Demand!” I suspect “Now with WiFi” will soon read like “Now in Technicolor!” The answer to a biased media - which I would argue is redundant - is not the creations of a state monopoly supposedly to combat bias.

1/21/2015, 7:10pm

Religious extremism is a global issue

With the recent attack in France that killed cartoonist Charlie Hebdo and several of his coworkers after they offended Muslim extremists, there has been quite a bit of talk about terrorism and how to deal with rising radicalism.

1/18/2015, 12:24pm

Millennials are the new lost generation

After World War I, an entire generation felt abandoned, and devoid of faith and hope. Their government had sent them to fight in one of the most horrific and bloody wars in human history.

1/18/2015, 12:22pm

Is psychology a science?

Because psychology is one of my majors, I often find myself discussing whether or not psychology should be considered a science.

1/18/2015, 12:19pm

Examining a new generation of racism

In the wake of revelations about Louisiana Representative Steve Scalise’s 2002 speech to the “European-American Unity and Rights Organization,” LA Times contributor Michael McGough tackled not the organization of obvious ill repute, but the theory behind ethnic and racial groups.

1/18/2015, 11:33am

Don't tax our broadband

The Federal Communications Commission didn’t start its regulatory hassling when it took on Eminem’s lyrics in 2002.

1/14/2015, 4:24pm

Refugees, not illegal aliens

Over the past decade the topic of securing our borders has come up time and time again and it always ends up the same way – politicians and pundits screaming over illegal aliens stealing our jobs and bringing drugs and violence with them over the border.

1/14/2015, 12:08pm

Papel de Familia

As you’re probably aware, many family orientated holidays have just passed. During the holidays, at least here in the U.S., there is an overwhelming emphasis on families during Thanksgiving and Christmas, but how exactly is a family defined?

1/14/2015, 11:31am

Goals v. Resolutions

As students, every day of school is about working towards that long awaited degree we hope will propel us into a better future.