OPINIONS


10/25/2015, 10:31am

'First world problems' is not appropriate

The other day, while I was sitting in class, someone came in and sat in front of me. I overheard him complain to his friend about how his shower got way too hot that morning and his friend smiled and said, “First world problems,” and they both laughed.


10/18/2015, 11:28am

Religion is nonsense

“Nine million children die every year before the age of five,” says American author, neuroscientist and philosopher, Sam Harris.


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.