Jane Elizabeth


Short Hair and Feminism

A couple of weeks ago, my fellow opinions columnist, Andrew Kocis, wrote an article about how similar our generation, the Millennials, is to the post-WWI “Lost Generation.” It was about this same point in history where the controversial “bob” haircut grew in increased popularity and I can’t help but compare it to the pixie-cut trend that’s going around today. Smack in the middle of these two generations was the super long, straight hippie hair of the 70s.

Why you should see The Vagina Monologues

It’s nearly impossible not to have heard: V Month is staking its claim in February at Eastern Michigan University with events as varied as the numerous topics covered in its main event, The Vagina Monologues. This will be my third year attending the annual Valentine’s Day weekend event and I couldn’t be more excited.

Are college students overworking themselves?

I think it’s safe to say that the U.S. is a country of workaholics. To be lounging around in the summer months in high school is deemed laziness, college has turned into an assumed pre-requisite for employment instead of learning for learning’s sake and the second thing your uncle asks you about at Christmas dinner after your grades is where you’re working. Don’t get me wrong, I’m a huge supporter of young adults learning responsibility and not getting life handed to them, but there seems to be far too many students on campus who are putting working their fifteen, twenty, even thirty hours a week before school. For some students, a job is a must if they want to stay in school at all.

Goals v. Resolutions

As students, every day of school is about working towards that long awaited degree we hope will propel us into a better future.

Smoking ban a solid decision

Maybe you’ve heard it through the grapevine, seen it in a post on EMU’s Facebook page or read it in the Echo.

Knitting and stress

Stress is most likely the most common word spoken on a college campus. It follows us around like Eeyore’s little raincloud as we try to eat, sleep, and Netflix it away.

What do we have to be thankful for?

Growing up, my parents were very instrumental in making sure that Thanksgiving was a day on which we made time to pause and think about the past year and all the things we were thankful for.