The GM Renaissance Center in Detroit, MI. Credit: Yavno at en.wikipedia

The GM Renaissance Center in Detroit, MI. Credit: Yavno at en.wikipedia

4/9/2019, 6:20am

GM Owes Communities for Closing Plants

General Motors closes five plants in the US leaving communities behind.

Despite making over $8.1 billion in profit after taxes in 2018, General Motors is planning to close five plants in the United States, including the plant in Detroit-Hamtramck. The decision to cut costs was made to save the company $6 billion by 2020 and the company plans to open new plants in Mexico.

2/5/2019, 6:00am

The Green New Deal: Bring it on

In a bombshell 700-page report released last year, the United Nation’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) gave a grim warning about the urgency of climate change. Luckily, some Democrats in Congress are taking action with the Green New Deal.

1/29/2019, 6:00am

Stay Out Of Venezuela

On Jan. 23, Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó declared himself as Venezuela’s acting President. Within minutes of the announcement, President Donald Trump recognized Guaidó as interim president. 

1/24/2019, 6:00am

Remembering The Legacy of MLK

The past weekend at EMU was filled with celebrations and events in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Every year, people around the country gather to recognize the incredible accomplishments and impact he’s had on our society. 

1/17/2019, 6:00am

Warren 2020

On Dec. 31, 2018, Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts announced the formation of an exploratory committee. She was the first major Democratic candidate to officially put her name in the running for the likely crowded 2020 field. As a strong progressive and consumer advocate, will she make a good candidate to face Trump in a general election? 

1/14/2019, 6:12pm

Should Free Speech Be Regulated On Campus?

On December 9th, a reporter for the Echo spotted a message on the freedom walls condemning anti-semitism had been tampered with. A week later, an alt-right message was painted on the same wall. To what degree should free speech be protected on campus? 

10/29/2018, 12:00am

The Migrant Caravan Story is Overblown

The condition in those countries have driven families to make the dangerous journey north, with high levels of violence and poverty flooding the region. It is astounding to me that people can’t have some empathy for those who are risking their life to try and find better living conditions for their family. 

10/24/2017, 7:49pm

A Letter to the Editor from Students for Justice in Palestine

Last week, an article was released in the Eastern Echo titled “A Mirrored Reflection of Apartheid.” While it is no surprise that colonizer rhetoric tends to dictate and the misconstrue the discourse surrounding oppressed peoples liberation struggle in effort to demonize organizing efforts, there are multiple claims that we would like to clear up since this article was a direct response to the mock Apartheid wall that Students for Justice in Palestine painted on the Freedom Walls.  

9/29/2017, 11:27am

A reflection of Apartheid

This past week, as reported in the Echo, the “Students for Justice in Palestine” held a protest at the freedom wall which, not surprisingly, turned out to be rather controversial.  Now, there are many different aspects of this event one could review or criticize, from freedom of speech to the many divisions between campus organizations, but I am going to focus on the heart of the protest, the accusation of Israel being an Apartheid State.

9/21/2017, 12:56pm

Taxes, Taxes, Taxes

“We want America to wake up on New Year’s Day, 2018, with a new tax system.” said House speaker Paul Ryan.

9/21/2017, 12:50pm

Kid Rock for Senate?

Kid Rock took the stage at the Little Caesars Arena grand opening, Tuesday, Sept. 12. The decision to have Kid Rock was controversial because of his recent comments about the confederate flag and his ambitions to take on Senator Debbie Stabenow and become Michigan’s new Senator. What would a “Kid Rock for Senate Campaign” look like?  

9/11/2017, 6:42pm

Those who protect should be protected

Time has passed since President Trump first tweeted about banning transgender Americans from serving in the military. At the time, it was a distraction from his failed attempt to replace “Obamacare.” Ann Coulter, well-known conservative political commentator, had a different take on the tweets. 

6/22/2014, 11:57am

COLUMN: Putting The Factory in perspective

Thursday’s announcement by Heather Lyke, Eastern Michigan University Vice President and Director of Athletics and football coach Chris Creighton of the installation of grey turf at Rynearson Stadium (henceforth called “The Factory”) has already sparked a great deal of discussion on social media – most of it negative.

4/2/2014, 6:49pm

STAFF EDITORIAL: Ypsilanti better served by Obama’s visit, not Ann Arbor

The city of Ypsilanti is not spectacular, but it is symbolic of the kind of people and places which would be effected by his proposal to increase the minimum wage. Which is why The Eastern Echo’s editorial board was dispirited to hear President Obama would speak at University of Michigan this Wednesday instead of Eastern Michigan University. Given the stated subject of the president’s remarks it would have meant more to students and faculty here rather than there.