Austin Elliott


Student Government Discusses Parking, Handicap Door Access

 Student Government held a meeting on March 5 in McKenny Hall, with 13 Senators present. Discussion included a handicap door audit, an expansion of the parking lot time limit, reallocating the budget to increase funds for student organizations and creating a Martin Luther King Jr. poetry scholarship. 

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. 

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? 

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.

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. 

Students React to Nathan Phillips Incident

On Jan. 19 and 20, video clips emerged showing a Native American man, identified as Nathan Phillips, and a group of high schools boys wearing “Make America Great Again” gear involved in a confrontation in Washington D.C. The story was trending on Twitter and quickly went viral, receiving coverage from news outlets all over the country. 

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. 

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?