opinions Archives - Page 8 of 10 - The Echo News — The Echo News

Post Tagged with: "opinions"

Does language of “white guilt” hold us back in our conversations on race?(Graphic by Ian Proano)

Changing our words

Guilt gets us nowhereBy Matthew Storrer | Contributor The roots of animosity and resentment toward our fellow men often begin in a mistaken interpretation of their motives. Certainly, sinister motives do exist in abundance, but the romantic in me believes both the offender and the offended are, at heart, never […]

by · October 14, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials
Does language of “white guilt” hold us back in our conversations on race?(Graphic by Ian Proano)

Whitewashed conversation

We cannot ignore the language of raceBy Emily O’Daniels | Contributor I have considered myself opposed to racism since childhood. I grew up with black friends, loved “Family Matters” and “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” and read about the Underground Railroad and William Wilberforce for fun. However, last year, a black […]

by · October 14, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials
America has created its candidates. Photo provided by Furfur at Wikimedia.org

The perfect candidates

Sinful cultures produce sinful candidatesBy Benjamin Thayer | Contributor I cannot help but smile when I think of what wonderful options we have in this year’s presidential race. In just a few weeks’ time I will have to choose, and it will be difficult. I would go so far as to […]

by · October 14, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials
Ignorance is in style. How stylish are you? Photo provided by pixabay.com

Seven essential items for your ignorance starter pack

Ignorance is in style, don’t miss outBy Luke A. Wildman | Echo It’s election season, ladies and gentlemen, and you don’t have to look hard to realize that ignorance is in style right now. That said, how can you embody that style and prove your coolness to all your friends? […]

by · October 7, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials
Edward Snowden: clemency or condemnation? Photo provided by Praxis Films

Edward Snowden is a traitor

Snowden deserves condemnationBy Jeff Mewhinney | Contributor I would like to start with an admission of humanity. This article contains many different discussions and arguments I believe are critical to understanding the issue at hand, but I simply do not have the capability or knowledge base to explore them all […]

by · October 7, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials
Edward Snowden: clemency or condemnation? Photo provided by Praxis Films

Edward Snowden is a hero

Snowden deserves clemencyBy Taylor Dunlop | Contributor Traitor, coward, activist, hero, whistleblower—in just the past couple of years, Edward Snowdenhas become something of a household name. Once a contractor and ‘sysadmin’ for the National Security Agency (NSA), Snowden was allowed to view many different parts of the system while he was […]

by · October 7, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials
The campus UFO is looking for a new purpose

A match for the Union

From an aquarium to a UFO club, one girl is on a quest to find the Union’s true loveBy Cassidy Grom | Co-Editor in Chief Last month, I found dates for four of my wing mates in under an hour. I like to think that I am a pretty good […]

by · September 30, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials
Excused absences for the sick should not give students headaches.

Too many excuses

Taylor students find the excused absence policy tediousBy Hope Bolinger | Copy Editor It’s six on a Sunday night. Stomach pains and cold sweats attack a student in her dorm room. She hobbles to her computer and researches the number for the Upland Health & Diagnostics Center. But they’re only open […]

by · September 30, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials
Cultural conflicts

Cultural conflicts

Can conflicting cultures live in harmony?By Kiran George | Contributor We can define both heritage and culture as that which is passed down throughthe generations, enshrined in tradition and upheld by communities. My home culture of India is, at its core, fundamentally different from Taylor’s common culture. I could rave […]

by · September 23, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials
Friendships can provide us with safe places.

Unpacking shame

My college journeyBy Sharee Nurse | Contributor To tell you about my experience at Taylor, I have to describe what preceded my time here. I grew up with a lot of shame about the color of my skin. I often felt angry at God for putting me in a black […]

by · September 23, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials