Monday, September 10, 2018 - 12:03pm
An anchor records in front of the New York Skyline.

People always complain about Donald Trump.

I say, try to explain him to a foreign audience.

This summer I had the privilege of working at the New York bureau of TV Tokyo, one of Japan’s major television stations. I was put on a morning news program that focuses on business and finance, so of course, there was a lot of reading the Wall Street Journal as well as dusty econ textbooks in the back of the office. But the most memorable part of the whole experience was the arduous task of reporting on none other than the president himself.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018 - 6:20pm
Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) speaks about his accomplishments as governor and how that translates into good experience at the GOP Field Office in Livonia on Tuesday.

For those of you who sit back and watch as this country gets rocked by political turmoil and maybe feel a little guilty about that, this story’s for you.

Monday, March 12, 2018 - 8:34pm

Who gets to define feminism?

With contemporary feminism going global from its origins as an originally 1960's American movement, the way various groups absorb or reject feminism in their own cultures is an intriguing subject.

The topic crossed my mind when I was attending a career seminar for students interested in working in Japan. Five of us sat in a small room in the Michigan League, listening to an agent from a recruiting company explain the job search process in Japan.

Monday, February 19, 2018 - 8:32pm
Rich Brian

My relatives like to joke that Asians and Asian-Americans shouldn’t do hip-hop because we haven’t faced the same tribulations as other races. They especially ridicule certain rappers from their native Japan, who never suffered from racism, abject poverty, street violence or drug dealing but don expensive sneakers and talk about swag.

I wonder what they would think of Rich Chigga.

Thursday, February 8, 2018 - 8:30pm
International Enrollment

Universities across the United States, and especially those in the Midwest, are struggling to attract international students to their campuses. International enrollment has most noticeably declined in non-flagship state universities, where funding for classes and facilities has dried up due to the lack of international students who are willing to pay full price for tuition.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018 - 6:17pm

In an increasingly multicultural and polarized world, are identity politics and democracy compatible?

Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 1:42pm
A protestor interrupts Charles Murray's talk at Palmer Commons on October 11, 2017.

If political correctness seems like something that stifles free speech, that means there are people abusing the word to their own advantage.

Monday, January 8, 2018 - 5:59pm
Students put up signs protesting the administration's consideration of a speech by Richard Spencer during a sit-in at LSA Dean Martin's office on November 30, 2017.

“Shutting your eyes and acting like the problem is going to go away — it’s not going to go away. You have to actively oppose it. Intercept it. And that is how we solve problems. You cannot sit idly, basking in your own privilege, and hopefully things go away — it doesn’t work like that,” Omar, a University of Florida student and a protest organizer, told The Nation.

Monday, December 4, 2017 - 9:19pm
Ann Arbor City Council and Ann Arbor residents gather for the City Council meeting Monday in the council's chambers.

City Council was rocked again Monday night as residents continued to show resistance against a $146 million development plan on Broadway Street, near the University of Michigan Hospital.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 7:43pm
“Black Lives Matter” banner hangs in the Wesley Foundation Campus Ministry.

The prospect of white nationalist Richard Spencer visiting the University of Michigan has raised alarm not only on campus, but also among city residents and community leaders.

Just last week, Mayor Christopher Taylor (D) criticized Spencer in a Facebook post, noting Spencer’s white nationalist ideology runs counter to Ann Arbor’s commitment to diversity and inclusion for people of all backgrounds.