October 22, 2013 - 7:09pm
BY EMMA MANIERE
As a Women’s Studies major, I must admit I am fortunate to quite frequently attend classes that leave me with a desire to do something. Sometimes that desire propels me to learn more about the topic discussed, sometimes ideas about future research clutter my mind and sometimes, like today, I have the opportunity to write about it.
October 21, 2013 - 8:30pm
BY JARRON BOWMAN
We've all heard the catchphrases about inequality. We've heard politicians and pundits (and yours truly) bloviating about “the one percent” and the “fat cats” on Wall Street. Roughly three-fourths of Americans consider the gap between the rich and poor at least a “moderately big problem”. And yet, over 90 percent of Americans vastly underestimate the extent of economic inequality in the United States.
October 20, 2013 - 7:20pm
BY MICHAEL CASEY
What a weekend. Although my beloved Tigers fell to those dastardly Red Sox, the Michigan Wolverines broke scores of records in an offensive shootout of a victory over Indiana Hoosiers — let’s not talk about the defense, though.
October 17, 2013 - 8:03pm
BY ERIC FERGUSON
Video games are fun and immersive, entertaining through puzzles, storytelling and in-depth interaction between players, with no shushing required. They’ve created communities of millions and presented narratives whose quality rivals that of even the best television shows, plays and books, and serve as creative outlets for the imaginative.
October 16, 2013 - 10:31pm
BY ISA BONACHERA
Last time I discussed the belief that “there is nothing left to discover” and explained some of the unexplained phenomena still around and some of my favorite mysteries that have yet to be solved. Some readers contacted me and asked me to elaborate on some of these topics for my subsequent blog entries. A popular topic is the idea of dark matter and dark energy.
October 16, 2013 - 5:29pm
BY ERIN KWEDERIS
Breast cancer is easy to explain to people. There’s nothing you could have done to deserve breast cancer — it just happens and then we must save the boobies.
October 16, 2013 - 6:36pm
BY CONNER WOOD
When the University selects a President, or raises tuition, or begins construction on a new building, students are the ones most directly affected. Unfortunately, we’re excluded from every meaningful step of the decision process.
October 17, 2013 - 12:31pm
BY ELI CAHAN
The government shutdown has lead to a rise in the level of uncertainty in the financial markets. The lack of understanding or clear expectations for the future has prompted an international economic stagnation — and uncertainty has wreaked economic havoc over the past five years. So, investors looking into their crystal balls have been seeing information more jumbled than glass prisms.
October 10, 2013 - 11:13am
BY ANDREW LIEBERMAN
The great Nelly once asked, “What does it take to be number one?” Well, lucky for you, I think I’ve found the answer. Join me as I recount my rise, plateau, and subsequent rise again into being cool at the University of Michigan and how you can too.