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EMU students need food service at McKenny

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A few years ago the new Student Center was built and food services in McKenny Hall ceased to exist. This worked out fine for people who parked near the Student Center or had classes in a nearby building, but what about the people at the front of campus? As a student who has all of her classes in the front of campus, I find this to be very annoying.


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Where were budget critics during Bush years?

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I have a very simple question for many of these so-called conservatives who are currently protesting President Obama and the choices he has made to help get this economy back on the right track: Where have you people been?


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State budget cuts add to financial aid woes

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As the semester kicks off there is one thing we can all relate to: the stress that comes from paying for the classes we just started taking. I know when my tuition bill was e-mailed to me this summer, my heart skipped a beat, and not in a good way.


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Texting both blessing and curse

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Texting – it’s ­a handy little technology that many of us use from time to time when it’s inconvenient to call. But sometimes I feel like people rely so much on texting that they forget the rules of common courtesy.

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Take Obama, please

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As we go to print, America remains in limbo. A country politically divided was promised “change” and told to “believe” – and atheist democrats bought that crap.


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Recent Echo column based on political lies

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Something about Adam Holmes’ Sept. 8 piece, “Obama wants kids’ minds washed clean,” rubbed me the wrong way. At first I couldn’t quite place it, but then it occurred to me: Nearly the entire column was built around a series of lies.



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Not all ideas are big

Over the course of two years writing for the Echo, I have had many ideas for articles. Not all of them were long enough to make an actual article, but I believe they are still important.


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A rude new world

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Collectively, we do not disconnect ourselves long enough to say, “thank you” or “you’re welcome” when a door is held open for us, “excuse me” when we bump into others in the hall, or “bless you” when someone sneezes. We have all become too technologically involved for the most common of courtesies.



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Regulation needed on textbook monopoly

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Now that classes are underway it is time for all of us to head to the bookstore where we will stand in long lines in order to shell out massive amounts of money on textbooks. The cost of books is something many college students struggle with and for good reason.


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Childishness hurts chances for health care compromise

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President Obama said something very interesting when he spoke before Congress Wednesday night. The president echoed something this columnist, and many others outside of the beltway have said many times over the last few months. He said we agree on about 80 percent of what appears in the healthcare bill.


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Obama wants kids' minds washed clean

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Of all the things Obama has done behind America’s back, giving the kids of our nation a private speech via the education system is the most worrisome. This is simply another addition to a very long laundry list of questionable, if not objectionable, ideas that have escaped from the White House.


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History Lost

Now that the pleasantries are complete, I can bring you all down from the joys of summer by bringing to light yet another highlight of Michigan’s administrative failings. On July 31, while we were all hopefully enjoying the summer, Governor Granholm single-handedly destroyed the entire state’s historical records.


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Lazy summer days vs. landscapers

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Whether you’re a first grader proud of the fact you survived your first year of full-day education or a grad student desperate for a study break, summer vacation means one thing to everybody: sleeping in on weekday mornings.


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Gaining perspective through travel

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Well, it’s that time again. The beginning of a new school year is upon us and with that comes tasks such as moving into a new place, planning class schedules and, of course, the always fun job of buying text books. But before I start thinking about all these aspects, I want to reflect on what I did this summer. As I think all of you should.


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Keep concealed weapons off Michigan college campuses

If a posse of pistol-packing state senators gets its way, peace and tranquility on Michigan’s college campuses could soon be enforced at the barrel of a smoking gun – and a legally concealed one at that.

Julez DeShetler and Queso Tone catch up after a short hiatus due to illness and someones birthday. The pair talk about their semesters and the final big events of the year, the Eastern Echo Media Gala and Rock The Patio. The latter playing host to Eagletainment's very own Queso Tone as a musical performance, with the shows closing act Anthony Roperti a former guest of the show.