OPINIONS


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. 


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?