October 29th, Michigan League – Standing in front of a room of family members and students at the University of Michigan on Thursday evening, renowned American journalist Jay Nordlinger introduced his new book Children of Monsters with the famous Jersey Boys tagline, “Everyone remembers it how they need to.” An editor of The National Review […]
“I’ve been humbled by the awakening that I can’t do everything at once.” From a young age, Drew Barrymore has been one of my favorite actresses. I admired her passion, charisma, and positivity in the films E.T., Ever After and Never Been Kissed, to name a few. On the night of October 28, I sat in the Michigan Theater […]
All too often I encounter conservatives, Republicans, or libertarians making the fatal conceit of the left: assuming the individual as a given and forgetting the antecedent institutions that develop us to become free for excellence.
Utah’s governor recently signed a bill into law allowing firing squads, and now the debate over the death penalty is again in vogue. Mahatma Gandhi once said: “The true measure of any society can be found in how it treats its most vulnerable members.” While it may seem inappropriate and even deeply off-putting to some […]
Like my favorite musicians, my heroes are an eclectic bunch. When trying to name them, Welles Crowther, Abraham Lincoln, and my grandfather come to mind. Despite the stark differences in their circumstances and social positions, these individuals are linked by a single commonality- they served a purpose greater than their selfish desires. But in a […]
On college campuses across the country, Halloween has become a month-long celebration of politically correct culture. Our campus is no exception.
A few weeks ago, I found myself in the process of getting my nails done when a fellow patron of the salon noticed my Michigan apparel, leaned towards me conspiratorially and asked, “Do you know the students who destroyed that ski resort?” Ah ski trip. That certainly was not the first time I’ve been asked […]
My friends know me to be an outspoken super-fan of the Bachelor franchise. I’ve been told that it’s worth watching the weekly episodes just to understand my Twitter diatribes, and upon my return to campus last week my roommate asked me how Bachelor in Paradise was developing this season “because I know that’s a really […]