While the fall semester has already presented challenges for all students and staff, it has been particularly daunting for freshmen who are entering an entirely new environment and lifestyle. Freshman year can already be stressful and challenging, and COVID-19 adds a new dimension to every aspect of student life. To help freshmen succeed, this must be acknowledged by the University of Michigan.
My morning routine has been the same for years. I wake up to the blaring sound of my alarm, and as soon as I touch my phone to turn it off, I have an instinctual reaction to open up Instagram and scroll through my feed. I am normally greeted with genuine pictures of friends, aesthetically pleasing nature photos from someone’s most recent vacation or a funny meme that offers a good morning laugh. However, Instagram has looked much different in the past few months.
As reported by The Michigan Daily in January of this year, Witness for Peace, an anti-Israel hate group, has spent the past 16 years of Saturday mornings protesting outside Beth Israel Congregation in Ann Arbor. A congregant of the synagogue motioned to sue the group at the end of 2019. On Aug.
As students and faculty at the University of Michigan started their second week of the fall semester, a day was set aside to observe Labor Day. In a Twitter post on Monday, GEO wrote, “(Our) membership has authorized a strike, effective (Tuesday). This is a historic moment: we are striking at the beginning of the year, in the midst of a pandemic, to protect our whole community.” On Tuesday, Sept.
In a classic scene from Spongebob Squarepants, Mr. Krabs opens the door of the Krusty Krab to find Plankton and his vast army of green, redneck relatives. Krabs, not realizing what the mob surrounding his restaurant is, asks Plankton, “You planted grass?” The obvious condescension with which Krabs poses the question implies that he doesn’t find a massive ring of grass around his place of business to be threatening. Krabs, however, had never visited suburban America.
Due to the onslaught of the COVID-19 pandemic this past winter semester, the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business students completed their classes online. We did what we never had done before: used our technology in our — now virtual — classrooms. With only a few days’ notice, students were thrust into remote learning.
From a young age, we’ve all heard that “Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers.” But did any of us ask why Peter Piper would choose to engage in such a task? In a similar fashion, “Susie sells seashells by the seashore.” What force drove Susie to do this?