Recent Stories in Opinions

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.

The US is not a Christian nation

Undeniably, America is not a Christian nation anymore. It is, in fact, a secular nation. In order to properly understand whether or not the U.S.

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.

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.

Drugs have more impact than we think

I have been in college for six years, and I have another year to go. It’s quite a peculiarly long stretch of time, especially noting that I’m still in my undergraduate years.

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.

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.

Religious extremism 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.