OPINIONS


4/15/2018, 1:05pm

Opinion | Social Inevitability: ‘just deal with it’

You’re going to get people that disagree from a scale of ‘I don’t see it that way but I see your point’ and ‘you’re the devil and will bring the end of the world in your wake for believing that’. But there’s something troubling among the arguments – a distinctly pessimistic way of thinking: the belief that some of the most troubling things in life are simply inevitable and cannot be changed. 


3/24/2018, 6:26pm

Seven self-care habits for finals week

Here are some ways that you can remind yourself that you can do whatever you set your mind to, that you are stronger than you may think, and that it’s just as important to love yourself as it is to pass your exams.


12/6/2017, 11:09am

'Elsagate' takes over YouTube children's app

Recently, The New York Times had an article about an unusual trend on YouTube. The YouTube children app, which was first introduced in 2015, is supposed to be an app that can safely show families kid-friendly videos that are on the video-sharing site. 


11/29/2017, 3:07pm

Politics at Thanksgiving: A tale of two parties

Welcome back, I hope your holiday was filled with all the family fun and turkey it could be. No doubt you were asked some embarrassing questions about your social life or how college is going, but politics was probably another issue that was brought up. Perhaps reigniting all the sour feelings and bitter words from last year.  


11/29/2017, 3:04pm

Rising emo-rapper dead at 21

The death of the rising star shocked fans when his manager found Lil Peep unresponsive in his tour bus. He was pronounced dead at the scene around 11 p.m., Nov. 15. The cause of death is thought to be a possible drug overdose, most likely from Xanax, according to CNN sources.  


11/22/2017, 12:46pm

Governor candidate on gerrymandering in Michigan

On Monday, Oct. 23, I asked Abdul El-Sayed, who is running for governor, “If you are elected to office, seeing how gerrymandering is working in our state and the super majorities Republicans hold in both congressional houses, how do you plan on compromising to fulfill your agenda?” 


11/20/2017, 10:24pm

Governor candidate, El-Sayed on Gerrymandering

Last Monday, Oct. 23, I asked Abdul El-Sayed, who is running for Governor, “If you are elected to office, seeing how gerrymandering is working in our state and the super majorities Republicans hold in both congressional houses, how do you plan on compromising to fulfill your agenda?” 


11/8/2017, 12:59pm

Letter to the Editor from IYSSE

Students today are living in a period unlike any in history, with unprecedented levels of inequality, escalating military violence and the looming threat of authoritarianism. The average student in Eastern Michigan University's graduating class of 2018 will have lived their entire academic life — 17 years — with the United States at war in Afghanistan. The same student will leave college with an average of over $37,000 of debt. This generation of college students will have shorter lives, lower incomes and fewer opportunities than their parents and grandparents.


10/30/2017, 11:22am

Blade Runner 2049 a cinematic sequel for the ages

The ever-voracious appetite for nostalgia that has engulfed American media over the last decade has led to the resurrection and remaking of several television programs and calls for reunions of now-defunct musical groups. “The Nostalgia Factor” has so far seen varying results in the world of American cinema, with classic films such as “Wall Street” and the “Indiana Jones” franchise releasing sequels decades after their predecessors. These films were met with a lukewarm reception from viewers and critics alike. Looking to break this mold, “Blade Runner 2049” seeks to please viewers 35 years after the release of Ridley Scott’s original “Blade Runner” in 1982. 


10/24/2017, 7:49pm

A Letter to the Editor from Students for Justice in Palestine

Last week, an article was released in the Eastern Echo titled “A Mirrored Reflection of Apartheid.” While it is no surprise that colonizer rhetoric tends to dictate and the misconstrue the discourse surrounding oppressed peoples liberation struggle in effort to demonize organizing efforts, there are multiple claims that we would like to clear up since this article was a direct response to the mock Apartheid wall that Students for Justice in Palestine painted on the Freedom Walls.  


10/23/2017, 5:14pm

Netflix's Deathnote: A poor rendition of the original

Straying away from the source material, the movie moves its setting from Japan to Seattle choosing western-looking characters in the process. While departing so far from the source material does not necessarily ruin a movie, the casting of actors who cannot act truly does.


10/23/2017, 4:52pm

Eid al-Adha: A Muslim holiday

Every year, Muslims wearing new clothes with bright colors fill the street. Their faces are bright with large smiles as they greet each other with warm hugs. Children play near them with balloons in their hands and sweet in their pockets. The Mosques are packed with worshipers to do the ritual prayer. Muslims united together from diverse countries in one place to celebrate the day of Eid al-Adha


9/21/2017, 12:50pm

Kid Rock for Senate?

Kid Rock took the stage at the Little Caesars Arena grand opening, Tuesday, Sept. 12. The decision to have Kid Rock was controversial because of his recent comments about the confederate flag and his ambitions to take on Senator Debbie Stabenow and become Michigan’s new Senator. What would a “Kid Rock for Senate Campaign” look like?  


9/11/2017, 6:28pm

Stop surviving, become a 'Bawse:' A book review

Life does not come with an instruction manual, but there are people out there that graciously pass their wisdom to others. Lilly Singh is one of those people and with the help of her book “How to Be a Bawse,” her stories will inspire and motivate to help be successful in not only changing your mindset and productivity, but also opening a new viewpoint on how to strategically get where you want to be in life. The chapters within this book are short yet engaging -- for even the busiest of college students.