EDITORIALS


Person scrolling through their Spotify app. Photo by A.I. Photographer on Unsplash
Person scrolling through their Spotify app. Photo by A.I. Photographer on Unsplash

1/10/2020, 2:12pm

Spotify Wrapped: Echo staff picks

Spotify Wrapped uses listener data to curate playlists and show analytics to listeners - and the Echo decided to make their own playlist in response.

The Echo staff wrapped up 2019 by looking at music streaming data in Spotify Wrapped.


4/9/2019, 6:20am

GM Owes Communities for Closing Plants

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.


4/3/2019, 11:38am

It’s Time to Stop Talking About the Mueller Probe

 Special Counsel Robert Mueller delivered his final report to Attorney General William Barr on March 22. The investigation looked into whether or not Trump and his campaign colluded with Russia to influence the 2016 presidential election and whether or not Trump was involved with obstruction of justice. No evidence of coordination with the Russian government was found, and it’s time for Democrats to move on. 


2/20/2019, 6:00am

A Student First Solution for EMU Housing

Over the last several years, the EMU administration has made the decision to privatize several areas of campus operations that were previously under the full control of our public university. Recently, the administration has turned their attention toward renovating our aging housing infrastructure. Student Government is working to ensure that they take a student first approach in any potential renovations by holding the administration to a set of four core demands. 


2/20/2019, 6:00am

A Response to the ‘Best Hall’ Incident

Last Monday, a Black doll was found hanging in a shared shower of a dorm room in Best Hall. After this incident, Black students, including myself, are unsure whether Eastern Michigan University cares about students of color or are just using them as a token to show that they are diverse. 


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.


1/30/2019, 6:00am

The Breakdown Of Civil Communication

On the weekend of Jan. 18, several marches were held in Washington D.C. During these rallies, an incident involving students from Covington Catholic High School and Native American activist Nathan Phillips went viral and many were quick to jump to conclusions over the ten second video.


12/12/2018, 3:55pm

A Call to Humanity

When you encounter antisemitism—or racism, Islamophobia, sexism, homophobia, or any of the myriad other forms of prejudice, discrimination, hatred, or xenophobia which run rampant in our society—don’t turn away. 


11/28/2018, 8:32am

A Feminist Response To The Shelving Of The Vagina Monologues

Recently, the Women’s Resource Center announced it would end productions of The Vagina Monologues. The reason? It’s insufficiently diverse and inclusive. First, let me be clear that I agree with that assessment, and I claim no attachment to the continuation of the monologues. But even as a queer feminist, soon to be graduating from Eastern’s Women’s and Gender Studies program, I write this: it’s a terrible mistake to end the monologues on a basis that boils down to The Vagina Monologues do it wrong. 


9/22/2013, 6:28pm

Ypsilanti provides tax abatements to businesses

The National Bureau of Economic Research announced a nascent recession in the United States in 2007, and then cited its end in 2009. There has since, however, been an economic malaise, with the national unemployment rate at 7.3 percent and state unemployment rate at 8.8 percent.


9/15/2013, 4:47pm

Mental illnesses: Let’s end the stigma

It’s easy to be afraid of something you don’t understand – why do you think people are scared of ghosts, death or One Direction’s fandom? But what happens when the very thing people don’t understand is that big gray blob of meat inside your skull?