I’ve only found Ann Arbor from an airplane once. Thanks to the Big House, I got lucky one particularly bright afternoon and found the maize block M emblazoned on the back of one of the Jumbotrons from 30,000 feet above it. From there, I traced Hoover Street to State Street with my eyes as I […]
Author: Sara Otto
As Temperatures Rise, Michigan Students are Hopeful that Jacket Theft Will Subside
Throughout February, an unprecedented number of winter jackets were stolen from the reputable establishment, Rick’s American Café. It was a particularly chilly month early on, with highs only in the 20s and the wind-chill in the single digits. It is no wonder Rick’s patrons were especially hesitant to leave without a coat, even if it […]
Scholar: ‘Welfare Queen’ cliche exaggerated to oppress poor, black women
This post was originally featured on The College Fix Feminist scholar Dr. Jina Kim seeks to redeem the image of the “Welfare Queen” that she claims has been exaggerated to reduce support for poor minorities. Kim, in a speech earlier this month at the University of Michigan, where she earned her doctorate, argued that the […]
What will happen to you in 2017? And are you willing to sell your soul to advertisers in order to find out?
As the year draws to a close and we begin to reflect on the last twelve months, thinking about what might change with the New Year, third party advertisers are thinking about new ways to make money on the personal information you have made available on sites like Facebook. If you are familiar with Facebook, […]
Rumored Changes to Commencement Address Anger Students
ANN ARBOR, MI – Last week, the Bicentennial Commencement Committee debated replacing both the keynote and student commencement speakers for the Winter 2017 Commencement with a video montage of speeches from past years. Since that time, the Commencement Committee has revised the plan, and they are now considering featuring ten “celebrity speakers” who would talk […]
Watch: Students Protest Trump Victory
ANN ARBOR, MI – At 3:30am on November 9th, less than an hour after Donald Trump was elected the 45th President of the United States, University of Michigan students took to the Diag and the Undergraduate Library to voice their grievances. Some students carried candles while others’ protests were less peaceful.
Getting Down to the Issues: The Second Presidential Debate
Fundamentally, whether you support Trump’s or Clinton’s tax plans is determined by your stance regarding the amount of power the government should have and what the government should be expected to do for its constituency. Miraculously, the second presidential debate actually provided viewers with a fairly comprehensive overview of the candidates’ stances on several issues. […]
SAFE Wall Angers Students During Rosh Hashanah
The University of Michigan campus organization Students Allied for Freedom and Equality (SAFE) erected the wall in recognition of Palestine Awareness Month. The wall metaphorically represents the security fence at the border between Israel and the West Bank.
Fact Checking the Presidential Debate
Photo courtesy of Fox News. One thing is for certain after the debate tonight: whoever moves into the Oval Office in 2017 is a liar. Both Trump and Clinton made a wide variety of claims about their opponents throughout the debate, and before their policy stances can be evaluated, the accuracy of these claims should […]
Freedom to Bear Arms and Use the Bathroom?
When placed side by side gun control and transgender bathroom rights challenge traditional left-right conceptions of freedom. The debates surrounding both gun rights and transgender restroom rights center on the level of control Americans are willing to cede to the U.S. government. Clearly, these issues are not comparable in terms of their implications: enacting stricter […]