• Arts & Culture

    Reporting from Moscow: Yeltsin to Yanukovych

    When General Secretary Gorbachev  announced the policy of perestroika and the floodgates of glasnost opened in March 1985, the press, and the Western press in particular, suddenly became a functioning unit of Russian civil society. This is not to say that a reporter could not report prior to liberalization, but the deep and intimate research required to understand the anguished Russian situation had been largely impossible. David Remnick, now editor of The New Yorker, arrived in Moscow as a reporter for the The Post in the late 80’s. His time there would become the subject of his Pulitzer Prize winning book, “Lenin’s Tomb: The Last Days of The Soviet Empire.”…

  • Archived,  Features

    Kolors are Kewl

    By: Kayla Merriweather Have you ever looked out the window on a Monday morning, seen the bright yellow sun, and smiled despite knowing that school was soon approaching? Is it insanity? No! It’s science! Color psychology describes the way colors affect people’s moods and have different meanings in various cultures. For example, the color blue might be associated with sadness, while the color yellow has a positive and happy connotation. With classrooms at East painted different colors, what does this mean for our mood? Search no further, because the ECHO is here to provide clarity. In upper quad A, Ms. Paulsen’s room is a bright lime green. This color inspires…