OPINIONS


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. 


11/26/2018, 6:00am

Should We Look Forward To The Future NFL?

Last Monday was one of the most exciting football games I have ever witnessed. The Kansas City Chiefs took on the Los Angeles Rams in a battle that best compared to Joe Frazier and Muhammad Ali exchanging punches through 15 rounds. By the end of the game both teams totaled 105 points, 1001 yards and 7 turnovers. I loved it. 


11/20/2018, 6:00am

Beto 2020

The 2018 election has officially wrapped up and whispers of potential candidates to face President Trump in 2020 have begun to spread. Beto O’Rourke is one of those people. 


11/14/2018, 5:45pm

The Blue Wave Was a Success

The Democrats have, so far, flipped 32 House seats. It’s estimated the total will climb to 38 seats once all votes have been counted. Democrats have also flipped seven governorships, including in Kansas, which is typically a ruby-red state. I’d call that a wave. 


11/12/2018, 6:00am

How to Fix the Corrupt Influence of Money in Politics

The road to a democracy that works for all Americans includes complete transparency of political donations from individuals and groups, public financing of campaigns that empowers small donors, and overturning the disastrous Supreme Court decision Citizens United. 


11/9/2018, 12:00am

Why Voting Isn’t Enough

November 6 held another historical election in the United States. Republicans took greater control over the Senate, while the predicted “Blue Wave” only somewhat hit the House of Representatives with Democrats taking over a majority of seats.