Robert Uldricks


Space could solve water problems

Have you ever tasted saltwater? It’s not very refreshing. In fact, drinking more than a few cups worth can kill you. According to the United States Geological Survey, about 97 percent of the water on Earth is saltwater; the rest is in lakes, rivers, glaciers and aquifers underground.

Keep control of stress levels during finals

As we, the people of Eastern Michigan University, approach finals with minds poised for everlasting academic victory, stress becomes the dominant force in our lives. To an extent, this is a good thing. We sense the impending doom and work to prepare ourselves.

Students fall for scams

We all need money for college. Most people try to get a job to relieve the financial pressure the nation’s exceptional education system places on their bank accounts. But too often, college students get roped into pyramid schemes and other get-rich-quick scams.

Reality TV says something about society

Television, especially reality TV, is often criticized for being bland and vapid trash that will melt your brain. Now this may be true, but I think there’s more to it than that.

Detroit needs care, attention to reform

So, it looks like an independent Detroit’s days are numbered. The city is pretty much guaranteed to hire an emergency financial manager soon and everyone is pointing fingers. I, for one, blame Henry Ford. Had he set up shop in Toledo, we could all be complaining about how poor Ohio is while the current Detroit metropolitan area could function as a giant suburb.

Horsemeat scandal in Europe shouldn’t be such a big issue

Recently I was reading the German magazine Der Spiegel, just checking the value of my bratwurst stocks, when I saw there’s a big scandal in Europe over beef. More precisely, what is in the beef: Apparently there’s horsemeat in there, people!

People should stay in Michigan because they desire to

According to the Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget, in 2011 there was a net loss of 47,347 people from the state. Michigan’s population has decreased in the last decade, while the entire American population increased. The number of people aged 25-34 living in Michigan has also been in decline since 2000.

‘Bad things happen to a lousy tipper’s food’

While surfing the Internet recently, I stumbled upon an infuriating tidbit on Reddit about a St. Louis waitress who was fired over posting a photo of a rude note left on a receipt. The message, “I give God 10 percent. Why do you get 18?” was written by Pastor Alois Bell.