To our devoted readers, If you’re anything like myself, over the past year you’ve viewed the news media through oscillating waves of nausea and deep-seated rage. It seems that every time I flip on my television or peek at a news update on my phone, I find myself overwhelmed in my resignation. For many, the […]
As a graduated senior, I cannot imagine leaving Ann Arbor without paying tribute to the Michigan Review. The Review was one of the first organizations in which I became involved as a University of Michigan freshman. I vividly remember my first meeting. Sitting among a handful of active editors and writers, I felt young and […]
On the same day that Barack Obama was campaigning for Hillary Clinton in Ann Arbor, a “Trump Train,” a caravan with loudspeakers, a float and plenty of American flags rolled by. (Video produced by Sara Otto.) In Ann Arbor, which is expected to overwhelmingly support Clinton and other Democrats in tomorrow’s election, most students seemed […]
As a steadfast believer in the value of literature I am appalled at the degree to which English standards have degraded at a top-tier school like the U of M. If there is any lesson I would like to impart from my experience with the department, it is that rhetorical measures, like those taken by […]
While condemning racism and discrimination ought to be the steadfast position of any university administration, the phrasing used by University administrators suggests administrative approval for removal of posters and other signs that students dislike or find offensive. Even such tacit approval of censorship is contrary to the very idea of freedom of speech. On Monday, […]
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 […]
ANN ARBOR, MI – Deroy Murdock, an editor for National Review online and a political commentator for Fox News, came to campus Wednesday September 14th to speak to the University of Michigan’s chapter of Young Americans for Freedom. He spoke about Obama’s presidency and commented on his government spending programs, including, but not limited to, […]
Say what you will, but your parents sent you off to college because they’re anxious to get you out of their house. They now have an “empty nest,” as parent-aged peoples call it, and you have free reign to do as you will. To account for what’s surely parental guilt, Bob and Deb probably gave ya an “emergency” credit card.