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26 Days Later: The Shutdown Needs To End

As of Jan. 16, the government shutdown has lasted twenty-six days. It is now the longest shutdown in U.S. history. How concerned should the average citizen be, and what are the effects of such a long shutdown? 

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? 

What’s New In The NBA

With the holiday season come and gone and the football season in the past, it’s time to focus on the wonderful sport of basketball. 

Social Media's Impact on Body Image

Whether it’s photos at the beach, a night out with friends, or selfies with your cat, we all tend to share the best parts of our life on social media. But for some people, social media has turned into something much more serious. 

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? 

How To Meet Your New Year's Resolutions

The arrival of a new year comes with the opportunity to have a fresh start in life. From losing weight and hitting the gym, to putting time aside to study, whatever resolution you want to fulfill for 2019, these four tips can help you meet your goals. 

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. 

How Should We Address Prejudice On Campus

On Dec. 9, a journalist for the Eastern Echo reported that a message condemning anti-semitism on the freedom walls had been tampered with. Remaining silent when this kind of speech emerges sends a message of consent. The students of EMU stand with the Jewish community as we fight to create a more unified campus. 

Is Kamala Harris The Next Progressive Champion?

As a biracial woman, Kamala Harris made history as the first Indian-American to serve in the Senate, and just the second African-American woman to do so. As one of the more popular potential candidates for the 2020 race, will she also become the first woman president?

Holiday Self Care

The holidays are coming up, and most of us are getting ready to head home for winter break. Balancing the pros and cons of leaving for break can be daunting, but I break down some things to be thankful for and ways to cope with stressful families.