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Food for thought

With all the many options available in the D.C., students should have little to complain about. Yet negative attitudes and comments abound. To discover the source of these poor outlooks, one Echo staff member suggests an introspective look.

by · March 7, 2014 · 0 comments · Editorials
The Bigger Picture: Generation me

The Bigger Picture: Generation me

High school senior Rachel Canning moved out of her home after fighting with her parents about house rules. Now she’s taking her parents to court, to demand that they pay for her living expenses and upcoming college tuition. Could this court case change the way that parents and children interact? Are millennials so entitled and irresponsible that they would take money from their own parents in order to live independently?

In defense of the backward conservative

In defense of the backward conservative

Yes, the Amish student’s formal education ends in eighth grade. But is an education in life skills valuable, moral and even Biblical? This editorialist says yes.

by · February 28, 2014 · 0 comments · Editorials
Eight years, that’s all you get

Eight years, that’s all you get

Amish children are only educated through eighth grade because of their families’ and cultures’ beliefs, and they are permitted to do so because of a government exemption. Is this religious freedom hampering students’ futures?

by · February 21, 2014 · 0 comments · Editorials
The price is proportionate

The price is proportionate

Many students feel cheated by their meal plans, which seem to charge them for meals many never eat (read: breakfast). But this contributor shows why that isn’t the case—and argues that a full meal plan may even build community.

by · February 14, 2014 · 0 comments · Editorials
Well, that’s comforting

Well, that’s comforting

Do you know what’s in your fabric softener? Opinions editor Hanson Reed reveals all—and encourages you to think twice next time you use it.

by · February 7, 2014 · 0 comments · Editorials
All things in due season

All things in due season

Maybe I grew up in a hole under a rock, but when I was a kid, I swear there was at least a short Thanksgiving season. Fall colors and turkeys were everywhere.

by · November 22, 2013 · 0 comments · Editorials
To Russia, with documents

To Russia, with documents

Edward Snowden may have broken the law when he released secret NSA documents to the media–but does he deserve to be punished for it? Absolutely not according to The Echo’s opinions editor.

by · November 15, 2013 · 0 comments · Editorials
Too hard to stomach

Too hard to stomach

Rushed to get your food from the Grille between classes? One student has a solution to ensure students—and faculty and staff—get a decent lunch even when they have only minutes to spare.

by · November 8, 2013 · 1 comment · Editorials
The criteria of consideration

The criteria of consideration

Why is gentlemanly behavior so… gentlemanly? Shouldn’t such behavior be expected of women as well? One Echo staffer thinks so. Read on for why.

by · November 4, 2013 · 0 comments · Editorials