OPINIONS


10/11/2015, 2:07pm

Picking a major can be difficult

Often, picking a major can seem daunting. You’re straight out of high school, 18 years old and you’re expected to choose what path you want in life despite barely having experienced it yet.


10/7/2015, 11:16am

Lessons learned in kindergarten still apply in college

I think EMU orientation should include mandatory review of the basic lessons or life rules we all learned in kindergarten (if we attended kindergarten in this country). Since there are plenty of international students that did not live here when they were five years old and, since some of us haven’t been in kindergarten in more years than we care to count, review of these rules should be mandatory for ALL students (ESPECIALLY COMMUTER STUDENTS) upon entry to EMU.


10/4/2015, 12:42pm

We must demand action on gun violence

294. That’s the number of mass shootings, or “incidents where four or more people are killed or injured by gunfire,” that have happened this year, according to Christopher Ingraham of The Washington Post. 294 mass shootings, out of 274 days, as of October 1.


10/4/2015, 12:35am

Is a college degree really worth it?

The Huffington Post’s Lucy Sherriff comments on the fact that Ernst & Young, an international professional services firm headquartered in London, U.K., will no longer be using a college degree as a criteria for its positions.


9/30/2015, 12:25am

Is Bernie Sanders really such a long shot?

I have admitted before that I don’t know much about politics. If I walked by a television that had a governor, senator or even our own president on the screen giving some sort of speech, I wasn’t going to stop and listen to what they had to say.


9/30/2015, 12:23am

Bernie Sanders is wrong about income inequality

Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has said that, “The issue of wealth and income inequality is the great moral issue of our time,” and “for the last 40 years the great middle class of our country—once the envy of the world—has been disappearing.” Sympathy for this kind of outrage is reflecting in the polls, showing Sanders to be a legitimate threat to Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire and Iowa.


9/27/2015, 10:37am

We cannot forget Sandra Bland

Racism in this country is not gone. It has simply transformed. Most people who paid attention to the news in early July, and who continued to pay attention, know about the death of Sandra Bland.


9/27/2015, 9:36am

Why we can't and shouldn't ignore sexism

It is well past time that we begin paying attention to sexism. It is well past time that we begin actually doing something about it. The other day, I was walking through the doors of the Mark Jefferson building to get to my chemistry class.