OPINIONS


2/28/2019, 6:00am

Michigan GOP Continues to Obstruct Progress

The Michigan Legislature voted on Feb. 14 to reject Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s executive order reorganizing the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ). The MDEQ is in desperate need of an overhaul and it is critical to the protection of Michigan’s environment. 


2/23/2019, 10:08am

The NBA After the Trade Deadline

Lakers fans collapsed in tears Thursday when the trade deadline hit,  knowing that All-Star Anthony Davis would not be joining their roster. This isn’t the only exciting thing that happened this trade season. Here are some of the highlights. 


2/23/2019, 9:08am

Top Spots for Anthony Davis this Summer

Anthony Davis made major news on Jan. 28 when he requested a trade to “a team that allows him the chance to win consistently and compete for a championship.” Teams lined up to court New Orleans before the trade deadline, but to no avail. This means that this summer will be all about Davis. Here are some likely spots for Davis to land. 


2/20/2019, 6:00am

A Student First Solution for EMU Housing

Over the last several years, the EMU administration has made the decision to privatize several areas of campus operations that were previously under the full control of our public university. Recently, the administration has turned their attention toward renovating our aging housing infrastructure. Student Government is working to ensure that they take a student first approach in any potential renovations by holding the administration to a set of four core demands. 


2/20/2019, 6:00am

Letter To The Editor: Jolly Green New World

A recent opinion piece by Reid Scott described the Green New Deal as something that has “really ambitious and, in reality, impossible goals for the country.” This argument is flawed and poorly researched. If anything, the Green New Deal is not ambitious enough and proposes entirely possible goals for the United States.  


2/20/2019, 6:00am

A Response to the ‘Best Hall’ Incident

Last Monday, a Black doll was found hanging in a shared shower of a dorm room in Best Hall. After this incident, Black students, including myself, are unsure whether Eastern Michigan University cares about students of color or are just using them as a token to show that they are diverse. 


2/10/2019, 11:13pm

It’s Time To Embrace Medicare-for-all

The 2020 election cycle is already gearing up, and the future of healthcare is one of the most important issues to discuss. With the Democratic Party continuing its move to the left, what is the future of Medicare-for-all? 


2/10/2019, 7:27pm

P!nk’s Forward-Thinking Parenting Style

American popstar and activist P!nk said in a recent interview that she is raising her children in a label-less household to allow them to feel free to discover their own sexuality and gender expression, and it has sparked a discussion.


2/10/2019, 6:57pm

Jolly Green Nightmare

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., introduced her proposal for the Green New Deal this past Thursday. The Green New Deal promises instant action on climate change and promises economic stability to all American citizens. There are some troubling aspects of the proposal, however.


2/7/2019, 6:00am

Feminism Isn’t A Bad Word

Over the past few years, the feminist movement has been beaten down and given a negative connotation, but it’s only being misunderstood.  


2/5/2019, 6:00am

The Green New Deal: Bring it on

In a bombshell 700-page report released last year, the United Nation’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) gave a grim warning about the urgency of climate change. Luckily, some Democrats in Congress are taking action with the Green New Deal.


1/31/2019, 6:00am

The 91st Annual Oscar Nominations

On Jan. 22, the 91st annual Academy Award nominations were announced. While there were some disappointments, there's a lot to unpack regarding the lineup of nominations.


1/30/2019, 6:00am

The Breakdown Of Civil Communication

On the weekend of Jan. 18, several marches were held in Washington D.C. During these rallies, an incident involving students from Covington Catholic High School and Native American activist Nathan Phillips went viral and many were quick to jump to conclusions over the ten second video.


1/29/2019, 6:00am

Stay Out Of Venezuela

On Jan. 23, Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó declared himself as Venezuela’s acting President. Within minutes of the announcement, President Donald Trump recognized Guaidó as interim president. 


1/28/2019, 6:00am

A New Night Out For EMU Students

Local rapper and entrepreneur Anthony Meeks and his team of nine have created a new nightlife social event for students at EMU, and it’s gaining traction quick.  


1/24/2019, 6:00am

Remembering The Legacy of MLK

The past weekend at EMU was filled with celebrations and events in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Every year, people around the country gather to recognize the incredible accomplishments and impact he’s had on our society.