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 […]
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? […]
Report: U of M’s $85 million Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Plan
In October of 2016, the University of Michigan launched a new, 5-year long initiative named the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) plan. In an official statement released by President Mark Schlissel, the plan’s primary goal is stated as the creation of a “vibrant climate of inclusiveness” on campus. To address campus diversity, the plan pledged […]
Should We Stand for the National Anthem?
In light of recent comments from President Trump regarding National Football League (NFL) players kneeling during the national anthem, owners, coaches and players alike have come out to voice their opinion on the subject. Von Miller, a linebacker for the Denver Broncos expressed that Trump’s speech was “an assault on freedom of speech”. Mike Tomlin, […]
Trump and his Twitter Adversaries
President Trump has been in office for more than 100 days now and each day he has dominated news coverage; some left-wing ideologies would rather see our President impeached than see the United States of America prosper. Many of these media-assailants are on Twitter, waiting around the clock for Trump to tweet something, just to try […]
Weekend of Intense Protest in D.C.
One of the largest protests in American history occurred just one day following President Trump’s inauguration. Activists gathered across the nation in cities including New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Chicago, and Ann Arbor to protest Donald Trump’s purported political positions. These, among others, include cutting public funding for organizations that perform abortions like Planned Parenthood, […]
Donald Trump Inaugurated as 45th President
Thousands of Americans packed the National Mall on Friday as America officially swore in the 45th President of the United States, business mogul Donald Trump. Many attendees sported their famous red hats bearing Trump’s signature campaign slogan “Make America Great Again”, cheered loudly as they heard the new Commander-in-Chief address the world regarding his vision […]
President Obama: An Inspirational Man Dealt a Poor Hand
In the wake of the inauguration of President Donald Trump, former President Barack Obama finished the process of leaving the highest office America has to offer. Concluding his time as Commander-in-Chief with a heartfelt Farewell Address in Chicago alongside his final press conference, Obama conveyed a sense of sincere gratitude for the honor of […]