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In Defense of the Individual

The protagonist of Ayn Rand’s The Fountainhead is Howard Roark, a young, principled architect who is pitted against manipulative forces that fear his individualism and seek to destroy him. The first such instance takes place in the beginning, when Roark is expelled from the prestigious Stanton Institute of Technology. The Dean dismisses Roark’s work because […]

Arts & Culture

Dr. Ozgen Felek is a Muslim scholar from Turkey who has studied in Ann Arbor. Photo credit Stanford News.

From Turkey to Ann Arbor: A Beautiful Headscarf

To the gentle man, who waved his hand at me from the other side of the street in the autumn of 2004, I hope you read this and remember the Muslim woman with a beautiful headscarf. This letter is to tell you that your courtesy has not been forgotten. On that autumn afternoon, you touched a wounded heart that had been bleeding for twenty-four years. Whoever you are, wherever you are, may God touch your heart too.

Country Club Anarchist

#BBUM, An Intolerant History

The Being Black at the University of Michigan movement – a name by which one can immediately grasp the character of it’s organizers – and the subsequent BSU protests and demands, have their roots in an advertisement by a fraternity for a “Hood Ratchet” themed party on campus. Citing racism on campus against black students, […]

Around the World


The Victims of Daesh: Its Fighters and Hostages

Jihadi John is the moniker of one of the most notorious members of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. He appears in videos that involve the beheading of foreign hostages such as James Foley, Steven Sotloff and Kenji Goto. One of his most striking features does not lie in his external appearance of wearing […]


From One Direction to ISIS: The Zayn Malik Story

In an unprecedented move earlier in the week, teenage heartthrob Zayn Malik decided to leave the boy band One Direction. The Michigan Review can now officially confirm rumors that Malik has indeed joined ISIS.

SAFE Unveils #UMMolest

Last night, the BDS resolution proposed by Students Allied for Freedom and Equality (SAFE) failed to pass Central Student Government for the second year in a row. The proposal petitioned the University to boycott, divest from, and sanction (BDS) companies involved in commercial affairs with Israel. After a long-fought #UMDivest campaign that resulted in 25 […]