OPINIONS


5/17/2019, 12:00am

Echo-Chamber Danger

Experience with a somewhat toxic, now defunct student organization pushes a former campus leader to reconsider how campus organizations, especially of a political nature, ought to be structured. Placing emphasis on a marketplace of ideas and stressing intellectual and ideological diversity may be valuable changes to improve the atmosphere of campus organizations.


5/14/2019, 6:00am

Infringing on women’s reproductive rights

With anti-abortion bills and movements on the rise, it’s important to stay educated about abortion and to continue to dispel any misinformation. Above all, we must protect a woman’s right to choose.


5/10/2019, 12:58am

Gun control laws are not effective

I recently read an opinion piece called "Why We Need Gun Control Now" by Ally Graham, in which she claims that she wants an open conversation about gun control. So that's where I come in. I am pro-gun myself, so I’m more than happy to discuss the issue. 


5/10/2019, 12:57am

Allowing prisoners to vote is not a radical idea

At a CNN presidential town hall on Monday, April 22, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders argued that American citizens behind bars should be able to cast a ballot. Many in the mainstream media pounced on this statement by the presidential candidate, claiming it to be radical and far-left. But the reality, something the U.S. legacy media is not always in accordance with, is far different. 


4/17/2019, 7:29pm

Policy Over Glamour: Pete Buttigieg for President

The Democratic Party is set to have a historic primary season, as 18 major candidates have already announced their run for the White House. The party has also amassed the most diverse primary field in history, with more women and minority candidates than ever before. But in a time when urgent problems plague the nation, identity politics is not enough.


4/17/2019, 7:27pm

Strong Female Leads in Hollywood: We Still Have a Long Way to Go

Last year was a prominent year for showcasing diversity on the big screen. Movies like “Black Panther” and “Crazy Rich Asians” have not only broken records at the box office but are also critically acclaimed for breaking racial barriers on the big screen. But what Hollywood seriously lacks is strong female leads that portray women as more than just a man’s sidekick. 


4/17/2019, 7:23pm

Increase in Parking Citations Shows Negatives of Privatization

In December 2017, Eastern Michigan University’s Board of Regents approved a 35-year contract with LAZ Parking, officially privatizing campus parking. The decision, which resulted in a one-time $55 million payment to the university, led to a major increase in parking citations. Continued privatization is a dangerous path for the university to take.


4/9/2019, 6:40am

Anti-LGBTQ Laws Put Brunei Under Boycott

Brunei, a small country in Southeast Asia, is being boycotted worldwide following extreme anti-LGBTQ laws including punishments such as being stoned to death for being gay.


4/9/2019, 6:25am

Line 5 Needs to be Decommissioned Sooner

On March 28, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed an executive order nullifying approved construction of a tunnel encased oil pipeline underneath the Straits of Mackinac. Once completed in seven to ten years, Enbridge’s Line 5 oil pipeline would have been decommissioned.


4/9/2019, 6:20am

GM Owes Communities for Closing Plants

Despite making over $8.1 billion in profit after taxes in 2018, General Motors is planning to close five plants in the United States, including the plant in Detroit-Hamtramck. The decision to cut costs was made to save the company $6 billion by 2020 and the company plans to open new plants in Mexico.


4/3/2019, 12:06pm

Holding Our Idols Accountable

 Through the power of social media, it seems more and more dirt can get dug up on celebrities, especially when it comes to a dark history of sexual assault. No matter how much they are loved and praised as artists, some secrets are inexcusable.  


4/3/2019, 11:57am

How This NBA Season is Changing LeBron’s Legacy

 With the 2018-19 NBA season heading into the postseason, it is a surprise that it will not be featuring NBA superstar LeBron James. This is the first time James won’t be in the playoffs since 2005. This goes to show just how dominant James has been. How does this affect his legacy as potentially the greatest basketball player ever? 


4/3/2019, 11:38am

It’s Time to Stop Talking About the Mueller Probe

 Special Counsel Robert Mueller delivered his final report to Attorney General William Barr on March 22. The investigation looked into whether or not Trump and his campaign colluded with Russia to influence the 2016 presidential election and whether or not Trump was involved with obstruction of justice. No evidence of coordination with the Russian government was found, and it’s time for Democrats to move on.