COLUMNS


1/11/2015, 3:12pm

Is free education really free?

On Jan. 20, President Obama will announce in his State of the Union address a seemingly grand plan to make two years of community college “free” for American students everywhere, as long as they maintain a “C” or better average.


1/11/2015, 10:24am

Is "free" education really free?

On Jan. 20, President Obama will announce in his State of the Union address a seemingly grand plan to make two years of community college “free” for American students everywhere, as long as they maintain a “C” or better average.


1/7/2015, 5:32pm

How writing for my college paper improved my life

I joined staff here at the Eastern Echo during my first week of college back in 2012. Being involved in the campus newspaper, especially here at Eastern, has been extremely beneficial to me as a writer, student and person. I remember how nervous I was when I sent that first email to the news editor asking for information about joining the staff.


1/6/2015, 11:39am

Column: Is EMU hoops the best in the MAC?

The Eastern Michigan men’s basketball non-conference schedule has officially wrapped up. The Eagles finished with an 11-2 record including a big win over the University of Michigan and their only two losses at the hands of Dayton and Michigan State.


1/4/2015, 3:26pm

Representation in media

Think of some of your heroes—the characters and people that you look up to and admire for their strength, personality, determination or achievements.


12/8/2014, 11:52pm

Column: Can a win over U of M improve fan attendance?

Six miles separate the Eastern Michigan Convocation Center and Crisler Center. Tuesday night, the “Battle for Washtenaw County” continues when the Eastern Michigan men’s basketball team travels those six miles to take on the University of Michigan Wolverines.


12/7/2014, 2:13pm

Ferguson: Who is to blame?

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.


12/7/2014, 1:59pm

G.M., bailout a mistake

On Nov. 24, Candice Anderson was finally cleared of a murder that she didn’t commit. For ten years, Anderson accepted the blame for the death of her boyfriend, Gene Mikale Erickson, who died in a car crash that took place on Nov.


12/3/2014, 7:33pm

Knitting and stress

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.


12/3/2014, 7:31pm

U.S. media and the Middle East

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.


12/2/2014, 11:12pm

Should EMU drop athletics?

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?


11/30/2014, 2:32pm

Financial growth isn't always most important

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. “I used to believe this idea that ‘If we’re not growing, then we’re dying,’’ he said.


11/30/2014, 2:28pm

Cowboy capitalists: Winning by breaking the rules

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. Cowboy capitalists are the corporate globalization wizards, pushing “free-market” fundamentalism, privatization of the public sphere, de-regulation, and freedom from taxation.


11/23/2014, 12:20pm

A Thanksgiving in retail

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.