Wednesday, August 26, 2020 - 1:20am

The first thing I ever thrift shopped for was a University of Michigan sweatshirt. For just six dollars, I got the opportunity to wear the block M on my sleeve for the first time — and as I would find out about a year later, it wasn’t the last. Getting to rep my dream school wasn’t the only reason I showed off that sweatshirt for months. I thought that, because I thrifted it, I was single-handedly saving the planet, the next best thing to personally picking every piece of plastic out of the ocean and closing the hole in the ozone layer myself. 

Wednesday, August 19, 2020 - 6:34pm

Student parents comprise a largely invisible population at the University of Michigan, despite hundreds of us being enrolled in undergraduate, professional and graduate programs. When the COVID-19 pandemic prompted the closure of childcare centers and K-12 schools, we were left to our own devices to figure out how to complete coursework, teach remotely, conduct research and make progress on our dissertations while simultaneously caring for and educating our own children. With no access to childcare, our academic progress has taken a serious hit.

Tuesday, August 18, 2020 - 12:36am

When Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden selected Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., as his running mate for the 2020 Presidential Election, the general consensus was that the pick represented a moderate but safe option.

Monday, August 17, 2020 - 4:04pm

This semester will look a bit different: The Big House won’t be opening its doors. Your favorite bars and coffee shops won’t be opening theirs.

Wednesday, August 12, 2020 - 10:03am

Amid the global COVID-19 pandemic, the American people are struggling to find a healthy routine. Across the country, people are recklessly jumping the gun, looking to return to pre-pandemic life while their fellow American brothers and sisters die. Bars and restaurants are packed, parties rage and crowds gather with reckless abandon, often without masks. Our immediate future seems bleak and irredeemable. 

Wednesday, August 12, 2020 - 10:00am

On July 31, details from the independent investigation of former University of Michigan Provost Martin Philbert confirmed years of unchecked sexual harassment, a pervasive fear of retaliation and inaction by the University.

Tuesday, August 11, 2020 - 3:00pm

What felt like a distant reality for the past six months is finally here. In just few short weeks, students across the nation will be reckoning with school start-ups — whether that means cautiously moving into a new apartment on campus or logging onto Canvas from your hometown.

Thursday, August 6, 2020 - 9:50pm

In the past month, I have observed friends and peers drop their fraternity and sorority life memberships due to the historic and current racism embedded in the institution. Every year, there are more videos of historically white fraternities and sororities (HWFS) chanting racist slurs or being exposed for racist practices in their rush strategies.

Tuesday, August 4, 2020 - 1:08am

Editor’s Note: The author of this op-ed has been kept anonymous due to their fear of retaliation.

Tuesday, August 4, 2020 - 1:01am

Two months into this year’s Black Lives Matter protests that call for the defunding of police departments across the country, President Donald Trump has yet to respond in a way that isn’t thoroughly racist and problematic.