OPINIONS


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. 


1/23/2019, 6:00am

How To Overcome The January Blues

The holiday season has passed and January is upon us. Although it just seems like a new month, there is something about this time of year that needs to be talked about more. 


1/22/2019, 4:36pm

26 Days Later: The Shutdown Needs To End

As of Jan. 16, the government shutdown has lasted twenty-six days. It is now the longest shutdown in U.S. history. How concerned should the average citizen be, and what are the effects of such a long shutdown? 


1/17/2019, 6:00am

Warren 2020

On Dec. 31, 2018, Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts announced the formation of an exploratory committee. She was the first major Democratic candidate to officially put her name in the running for the likely crowded 2020 field. As a strong progressive and consumer advocate, will she make a good candidate to face Trump in a general election? 


1/16/2019, 6:00am

What’s New In The NBA

With the holiday season come and gone and the football season in the past, it’s time to focus on the wonderful sport of basketball. 


1/15/2019, 6:00am

Social Media's Impact on Body Image

Whether it’s photos at the beach, a night out with friends, or selfies with your cat, we all tend to share the best parts of our life on social media. But for some people, social media has turned into something much more serious. 


1/14/2019, 6:12pm

Should Free Speech Be Regulated On Campus?

On December 9th, a reporter for the Echo spotted a message on the freedom walls condemning anti-semitism had been tampered with. A week later, an alt-right message was painted on the same wall. To what degree should free speech be protected on campus? 


1/14/2019, 5:46pm

How To Meet Your New Year's Resolutions

The arrival of a new year comes with the opportunity to have a fresh start in life. From losing weight and hitting the gym, to putting time aside to study, whatever resolution you want to fulfill for 2019, these four tips can help you meet your goals. 


12/12/2018, 3:55pm

A Call to Humanity

When you encounter antisemitism—or racism, Islamophobia, sexism, homophobia, or any of the myriad other forms of prejudice, discrimination, hatred, or xenophobia which run rampant in our society—don’t turn away. 


12/12/2018, 6:00am

How Should We Address Prejudice On Campus

On Dec. 9, a journalist for the Eastern Echo reported that a message condemning anti-semitism on the freedom walls had been tampered with. Remaining silent when this kind of speech emerges sends a message of consent. The students of EMU stand with the Jewish community as we fight to create a more unified campus. 


12/11/2018, 6:00am

Is Kamala Harris The Next Progressive Champion?

As a biracial woman, Kamala Harris made history as the first Indian-American to serve in the Senate, and just the second African-American woman to do so. As one of the more popular potential candidates for the 2020 race, will she also become the first woman president?


12/10/2018, 6:00am

Holiday Self Care

The holidays are coming up, and most of us are getting ready to head home for winter break. Balancing the pros and cons of leaving for break can be daunting, but I break down some things to be thankful for and ways to cope with stressful families.


12/4/2018, 4:44pm

Democrats Aren’t Looking For Pragmatic

Klobuchar is a centrist democrat, mirroring many of the policy positions of Hillary Clinton in 2016. One of her campaign values involves fixing and expanding the Affordable Care Act and expanding existing programs like social security and medicaid. She’s also made it a priority to reduce prescription drug prices by boosting competition and allowing imported medicine from Canada.


11/30/2018, 6:00am

Five Myths About Finals Week

The amounts of pressure students feel the need to place on themselves when finals week rears its ugly head every year is, in all honesty, too extreme. The following are some myths surrounding finals preparation and why you shouldn’t be worried.  


11/29/2018, 6:00am

It’s Time to Talk About Job Automation

It is estimated that as many as half of American workers have the potential to find their jobs replaced by technology in the next couple of decades. With a shifting technological landscape, will job growth keep pace with job loss?


11/28/2018, 8:32am

A Feminist Response To The Shelving Of The Vagina Monologues

Recently, the Women’s Resource Center announced it would end productions of The Vagina Monologues. The reason? It’s insufficiently diverse and inclusive. First, let me be clear that I agree with that assessment, and I claim no attachment to the continuation of the monologues. But even as a queer feminist, soon to be graduating from Eastern’s Women’s and Gender Studies program, I write this: it’s a terrible mistake to end the monologues on a basis that boils down to The Vagina Monologues do it wrong. 


11/28/2018, 6:00am

Bernie 2020

What propelled Sanders from being a relatively unknown Senator from Vermont to a household name was his populist campaign that promised Americans an economy that works for everyone, not just the wealthy. His message resonated with those who are tired of the status quo.