Department recognizes enviromental destabilization

October 28, 2014

Filed under Carousel, Opinion

The Department of Defense (DoD) released the 2014 Climate Change Adaptation Roadmap in June. In it, they admitted that the government needs to be taking action to secure national interests. These interests span from securing transportation to preventing terrorism. This “roadmap” is redundant by repeating the need to recognize and act on threats from climate change so... Read more »

Ebola virus striking pointless fear in America

By Jasmine Ari Kemp

October 27, 2014

Filed under Opinion

I first heard about Ebola in 2009 when I contracted swine flu. My friend was sitting with me in our hotel room and he casually said, “at least it’s not something bad like Ebola.” It sparked my interest because at the time I couldn’t imagine what was worse than a 103-degree temperature and uncontrollable dizziness. So I did some digging for information and yeah, I... Read more »

My oppression, my privilege: Instersectionality and how it intertwines

By Jaclyn Archer, Eagle Life Editor

October 24, 2014

Filed under Opinion

What is oppression? According to the Blackwell Dictionary of Sociology “Social oppression is a concept that describes a relationship between groups or categories … of people in which a dominant group benefits from the systematic abuse, exploitation, and injustice directed toward a subordinate group.” I suffer from oppression. I am black, I am a woman. I am bisexual.... Read more »

Views on Ferguson protests from the racial-conscious perspective

By Zenaida Beltran, EWU Student

October 23, 2014

Filed under Carousel, Letters To The Editor, Opinion

Have you ever known anyone that’s been shot by Police enforcement or even seen the excessive force too often done to innocent people? This sense of power that has indefinitely been given to the White man since the early days due to colonialization and practiced through Imperialism into the 21st century. The same power to conquer and oppress countless races and... Read more »

“White America” ignorance ignites Missouri race issues

By Samuel Deal, Sports Editor

October 23, 2014

Filed under Carousel, Opinion

I would like to preface this column by saying that I am a 23-year-old white male who writes sports, and while I grew up in inner-city Chicago and Seattle, I in no way can ever fully understand the perception of police overreach and white privilege within the African-American community. I would prefer not to publish my opinions on an issue that I cannot fully understand, but... Read more »

“A” is for annoyed: Straight privilege strikes again

“A” is for annoyed: Straight privilege strikes again

October 22, 2014

It's that time of year again: Ally Week. An entire week dedicated to those who make the brave sacrifice of not hating LGBTQIA folks. At least not in the... Read more »

Protests in Missouri unfair to local businesses

By Tanner Streicher, Art Director

October 18, 2014

Filed under Opinion

St. Louis, Missouri, is becoming the center of discussion and protests about the police overreach in recent weeks due to the shooting of Vonderrit Deondre Myers. While the protests in St. Louis have been peaceful, the protests in Ferguson, Missouri, were anything but. The protests in Ferguson over the death of Michael Brown were destructive and damaging to local businesses... Read more »

Rugby superior to football

By Larry Ty Holmes, Opinion Editor

October 17, 2014

Filed under Opinion

Football is extremely popular in the United States and has a following across the world, but rugby is the opposite. Both sports have professional competitions, but rugby will be returning to the 2016 summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro after almost 100 years, according to An argument for why rugby is superior to football is simple field dimensions. A rugby... Read more »

Face your problems, do not ‘Facebook’ them

By Rebekah Frank, Staff Writer

October 15, 2014

Filed under Opinion

Facebook, to me, is becoming more like everyone’s diary. When did “Likes” become more meaningful than a hug from a best friend? When did it become more special to share your feelings about your loved ones on Facebook instead of in person?  I am a little old-fashioned and I still believe life is about more than social media.  I... Read more »

Remodel of PUB on the table

By Larry Ty Holmes, Opinion Editor

October 13, 2014

Filed under Opinion

A potential Pence Union Building remodel has been on everyone’s mind lately and it’s coming back, even after a slight majority of Eastern students voted against it. The ASEWU wants to try again from a different approach this year. Instead of pegging the student population with deciding to remodel the PUB or not, they are hanging back and letting us ask the questions. In... Read more »

Do the ‘righty’ thing: make desks ‘lefty’ accessible

By Eric Long, Chief Copy Editor

October 12, 2014

Filed under Opinion

I do not consider my condition debilitating, nor do I face extreme adversity on a day-to-day basis, but being left-handed in a right-handed world presents challenges which people like me face every day, especially at college. According to an ABC News article, only about 10 percent of the population is left-handed. If this comes as a shock, it shouldn’t. One must ask... Read more »