Take a Seat, President Schlissel

Atop the Fleming Administration Building, tucked neatly away from the raucous protests and controversies of campus life, hides President Mark Schlissel.  A reputation marred by anti-Trump rhetoric and yet another email scandal from a public official, I imagine the thought of returning to Brown has crossed his mind a few times. Who can blame him? […]

Do You Hear the People Scream?

Do you hear it?  The sounds of disgruntled masses, yearning for their voices to be heard?  A campus rocked to its core by divisiveness and violence? With the fall semester comes the return of politically-charged protests on campus.  In my years here, protests have become yet another part of everyday life in Ann Arbor.  However, […]

A Cult of Identity

Identity is everything.  It, and the actions it initiates, forms the fundamental underpinnings of American society — our values, our beliefs, and more importantly, our associations.  These identities, which craft the basis of our being, are nothing more than prey for the politicians who vehemently abuse them for their own gain.  Exploit one’s identity, and […]

2016 in Review: Another Blown Call

For many, 2016 was simply a year to forget.  Riddled with the passing of iconic celebrities, continued tensions in the Middle East, and, of course, the election of business magnate and always-controversial Donald Trump, this year has done more to dishearten and divide the American public since “Dressgate”. However, if sports are your passion, 2016 […]

It’s Not Over Yet

All in all, Michigan should count themselves lucky, as their loss may not even matter in the long run.  With both Clemson and Washington falling as well to unranked opponents, Michigan’s chances of making it back to playoff contention still remain strong. Amongst the volatility and unpredictable nature of the College Football Playoff rankings, Michigan’s […]