It was truly disheartening to see the beautiful city I had known all my life in such a state. Walking through an empty downtown, with the few people out and about hiding behind masks, and seeing the boarded-up businesses and carnage of the anarchy permanently colored my perception of Chicago.
CSG Elections: Your Go-To Guide for Party Platforms
It’s that time of year again – the weather’s getting warmer, finals loom ever nearer, and the elections for executive positions in Central Student Government are in full swing. Whether you missed Monday’s multi-party debate or simply haven’t investigated any further than the Diag chalkathon, check out this quick overview of what our 2018 candidates […]
Demystifying the “Celebrity President”
Last Sunday night, Hollywood once again reared its ugly political head for the 75th annual Golden Globe awards — otherwise known as the “Diet Oscars”. Throughout the star-studded evening, legions of political satirists and celebrities alike took a stab at political commentary. Sexism and the #MeToo movement received the overwhelming majority of focus; Natalie Portman […]
Stop Silencing Us: Chronicling the Shameful CSG Vote
On Tuesday night, Central Student Government approved resolution A.R. 7-019, which paves the way for the UM Board of Regents to set up an ad hoc committee to investigate multiple companies, who, according to the resolution, help supply weapons “that violate Palestinian Human Rights.” The bill is sponsored by Students Allied for Freedom and Equality […]
The Trump Effect
Although some may claim otherwise, President Donald Trump has been working hard to fix an economy in desperate need of a spark of growth. Since the November presidential election, the economy has been on fire; there are several objective indicators that prove the economy is finally on a far more significant upswing than it […]
Editor-in-Chief Discusses Post-Election Campus Climate at the Michigan Political Union
My hope is that this election teaches progressives that demonizing all white people, or all men, or all Christians is repugnant—not to mention horribly ineffective if your goal is to win elections.
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 […]
The Doublespeak of ‘Expect Respect’
U of M students should be highly suspicious of this program and others that are aggressively popping up around campus. In particular, threats to our free discourse must be recognized for what they are and challenged. In the face of propaganda like that of Expect Respect, students should ask questions and investigate rather than passively […]
Trump’s Win Prompts Exam Cancellation
I was completely unaware that we as students are able to prolong scheduled exam times as long as we are stressed. As a student, I can not help but question whether Professor Snodgrass would have taken the same course of action had the election had a different outcome.
Our American Democracy
America is not a failed state. Democracy in action means that sometimes we must swallow a bitter pill. In four years we will vote again on a president. In two years many seats in the House and Senate will be up for re-election as well.