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Members of the EMU community staged two protests in response to a federal civil rights lawsuit accusing EMU officials of ignoring claims of sexual assault on or near campus.
Petrifying, horrifying, fast-paced, time-freezing, surreal; There is not a single word to fully describe the experience of being in a car accident. With it being the fourth leading cause of death in the U.S., it is no surprise that anyone who has survived one isn’t quite the same afterwards. After mentally accepting what happened, which takes more time than anticipated, you are bombarded with the question that has no definite answer — What the hell do I do now?
Have you ever had a moment where you take a step back and think to yourself, “In what ways is this person benefitting my life anymore?” If you’ve experienced this analysis, you may understand what it’s like to be apart of a toxic relationship. You may feel like you’re walking on eggshells around this person or you’re putting time, energy and money into the relationship only to get little to nothing in return. You feel trapped, stuck lingering because you cling to the hope that things will get better with time. Then, before you know it, you’re mentally and emotionally drained from trying to pump life into something that’s already dead.
We are told our whole lives, “You have time.” Time to figure out what college you’re going to, what your major is going to be and what your overall life is going to be like.
It’s odd how the seasons first change so slowly and then seemingly all at once we’re thrown into a completely different universe. From feeling the sun melt on your skin until 9:00 p.m. to watching the outside world get swallowed by night before you’ve even had dinner, it is something us Michiganders must adapt to year after year. And yes, we can spruce it up with festivities like haunted houses and pumpkin patches and jacking up our excitement for the upcoming holiday season but the truth is, most people do in fact struggle with this drastic change after summer. It brings upon a very common struggle known as Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD).
The pressure put on kids to go straight to college after high school is unfair. Education is important but there are more ways than just earning a degree to lead a successful life after high school.
Whether it be commuting or going back home on weekends, students who don’t commit themselves to their new life at school are missing out on an amazing opportunity to grow, find their crowd and find their sense of identity.
Of the many feminism misconceptions, a common one that has always bothered me is one that entails that a woman who wants to be treated as an equal doesn’t want to also be cared for by a man. The truth is, these two ideas can very easily be integrated together into a totally balanced mindset.
With the influence of pop culture and social media, mental illness is being romanticized and viewed more as a trend than as serious health conditions.
As school is starting up again, we are noticing year after year something in us is changing, we’re scared. Whether it be the fear of what someone keeps hidden in their back pack, the fear to walk home from class alone or the fear of what could happen if you go to a party; we’re scared.
Climate change and its effects are proving to be more and more real everyday. Our sea levels are rising, our ice caps are melting, our temperatures are sky-rocketing and our planet is dying. We need to stop turning a blind eye and begin taking this issue seriously in the short window of time we have left to fix it.
In a time of social media and political chaos, more and more celebrities seem to be using their platform to take a stance. This has created differing opinions: should this be a tactic for politicians to gain support, or should the celebrities stick to what they know?
We often get so caught up in our routines of working, paying bills and going to school that we don’t realize the lack of effort we put into taking time off for ourselves.
Since 9/11, the rise of Islamophobia in the U.S. has skyrocketed, and it has gotten even worse since President Trump has been in office.
Fad diets seem to pop up all the time and people are met with the same disappointing results. The keto diet, however, could be the most dangerous one yet.
We are currently living in a time where cigarette sales are declining daily but that doesn’t mean that tobacco companies aren’t still flourishing off their “healthy” alternative - vaping.
With the influence from celebrities and influencers, it seems like our generation is becoming money crazed, and even more so obsessed with displaying that wealth.
As humans, we are prone to develop as many connections as we can throughout our lives but with this tendency, we also have difficulty stepping back and deciding if all of these relationships are worth our time.
Just as women are told they can never show anger, men are taught to never display too much emotion. This type of parenting, not surprisingly, comes with many side effects as boys turn to men.