Monday, November 20, 2017 - 1:49pm

“Why even drink coffee if you’re gonna just have decaf?” I could probably buy my own coffee shop if I had a dollar for the number of times someone has asked me this.

“I like the taste but I don’t want to get addicted and then start to need the caffeine,” I would reply. Then it’d start a discussion about how they don’t taste the same. (Sorry, guys, even after having flirted with drinking coffee for almost half a year, I still taste no difference.)

Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 10:13pm

Ben Charlson 

Ben Charlson is an LSA sophomore studying economics and history. His column, Entertainment and Society, focuses on the intersection of sports, media and popular culture on both a local and global scale. Using a combination of personal anecdotes and current events, Ben writes about how music, TV and sports shape and challenge current social issues. From Chicago, Ben is a lifelong Cubbie and an avid sports fan. When he's not catching up on the latest sports news, you can find Ben playing guitar or listening to music.


Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 10:08pm

Emily Wolfe 

Saturday, August 19, 2017 - 1:10pm

As students, faculty and staff begin to return to campus to start the fall semester, we wanted to take this opportunity to address recent events that have been on many people’s minds.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 - 6:34pm

After nearly a year of attempting to finish a singular book — sorry mom, thanks University of Michigan — I finally did. The book was called, “Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers,” and the very, very, very basic premise of the book — a book which the author claims is already more basic than what is really going on — is that humans, unlike zebras, have an ability to think far into the future and way back into the past.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017 - 1:00pm

Do you have a voice that needs to be shared? Do you find yourself theorizing about why events in the news happen the way they do? If you consistently find national, state, local and University current events interesting and are itching to share your opinion and engage in conversations about them, the Daily's Opinion Section is just for you! Our staff consists of editorial board members, columnists and cartoonists. Click below to find out more about where you might fit in next semester!

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 11:55am

A few weeks ago, in preparation for a meeting with a client at work, I started fishing around my computer for a list of some slang words used in various Spanish-speaking countries. I typed into my search window on my computer “slang,” thinking I’d find the document that way. But as my luck would have it, virtually everything containing the word “slang” in it came up, except for the document I was looking for, including text conversations I had no idea were archived.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 2:40pm

Nearly all last year, every time I would go on Facebook and scroll through my newsfeed, I would see dozens of articles I wanted to read. But as someone who is generally too busy for their own good, I often had to save articles for later. So, 99 percent of the time, I saved the link to the article in a note-taking app on my computer. Finally, this year, I sat down, and I started to clicking through my list of nearly 150 articles that I had been meaning to read. And as overwhelming as it seemed in the moment, I quickly realized something as I browsed through the articles.  

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 6:18pm

The first time that I ever found a spider in my house, after a bit of screaming and running around and yelling for my mom, we eventually caught it in a jar and set it free outside. And except under dire circumstances, I still try to make sure the little guys, and gals, make it out alive.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 7:41am

“Did you see the fight between Hunter Strickland and uh, what’s his name?” my dad asked me a few weeks ago.