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Waging war on the war on terror

By Michael Hakimi

October 1

Filed under Columns, Opinion

The hypocrisy of the war on terror is rarely talked about in main stream media. The very idea of a war against terrorism implies an endless, borderless conflict in which the only guarantee is the loss of life. In a supposed at...

The selfie seen round the world

By Thomas Schmit

October 1

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Roughly three hundred years ago, a bunch of hicks on the outskirts of one of the world’s largest empires took up hunting rifles and cannons, starting the revolution that forged our country. In the modern era however, gu...

Revitalizing the American dream

September 17

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Mindless zombies slugging from place to place after the relentless all-nighter. Coffee in one hand and textbook in another. The life of a college student -- often times balancing work, school, and social engagements -- can be...

A new history, a new consciousness

By Michael Hakimi

September 17

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Carl Sagan once said of Earth; “Look again at that dot. That’s here. That’s home. That’s us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived...

Playing the blame game helps nobody

By Russell Lewis

September 15

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Right and wrong aren’t what dictate the actions of humans, it is desire. Women-kind has had a very vocal and provocative last month, as we have had high profile cases of privacy invasion and assault, with a dash of targeted ma...

Multimedia beware

By Jean-Paul Udeh

May 14

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Since joining the multimedia journalism department here on campus, I often thought about how advanced our technology has came since my childhood. I see the benefits from our electronic devices and how easy it has made our lives...

Finding your niche

By Matthew Simon

May 5

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Looking back at my time on the Union, I can only smile.I've seen and experienced a wide variety of things including interviewing Kenbrell Thompkins, a former Warrior and current wideout for the New England Patriots, winning fi...

Let me take a selfie

By Rigo Bonilla

May 5

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Instagram recently surpassed 200 million users. The point of Instagram? To brag about all the great things you do. Get a new car? Instagram. About to pay the rent in cash and have a bunch of $100 bills? Instagram. (Make sure ...

Capital gains

By Christopher Lee

April 16

Filed under Columns, Opinion

My time here at EC is coming to a close. After this semester, I will transfer to a four-year university to complete my undergraduate education. Not that you care, wink, so far I’ve been accepted to University of California,...

You are what you say

By Christopher Lee

March 24

Filed under Columns, Opinion

As the opinion columnist for the “Union,” thankfully, I am blessed with higher ups who remind me now and then that I have been selected for a marquee position at EC. The “Union” is a megaphone that projects my voice...

Another reason to love baseball

By Brian Camacho

March 24

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Spring is in the air, flowers are in bloom, and the weather is starting to warm up. For many people around the country, spring symbolizes something more, it signifies the return of America's favorite pastime - baseball. Opening...

Let them 'eat da poo poo'

By Thomas Schmit

March 5

Filed under Columns, Opinion

"However, we Africans always keep our opinions to ourselves and never seek to impose our point of view on the others." These are the words of Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni, which he shared with journalists last week as ...

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