Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - 5:03pm

My most anxious times used to be weekend nights. 

I remember spending countless Saturday nights staring out my window at the frozen landscape of campus — imagining that all of the lights from dorm rooms, apartments and houses were filled with students laughing, partying and just enjoying the few hours of downtime that college life grants.

Monday, November 13, 2017 - 11:00am

“I never use the word very. It is a very weak word.”

That quote from former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld is written on a whiteboard above my desk.

Monday, October 30, 2017 - 5:12pm

Fall’s arrival to the University of Michigan can be marked by the student body’s switch from lazy and expensive summer attire to lazy and even more expensive fall attire.

All across campus, bland and repetitive fall uniforms are semi-enthusiastically put on by students who begin to look more and more like hungover Patagonia models as the temperature continues to decrease.  

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 6:34pm

Where is the line between productive debate and dangerous discourse?

At what point do we, as the collective public, identify specific “speech” as blatantly racist rhetoric that is not meant to be discussed or debated, but instead only meant to inspire and amplify the message to the future followers of modern-day fascists who endanger our democracy?

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 2:21pm

I hate sports.

I have absolutely no interest in any team, franchise, game or athlete.

My lack of care immediately disqualifies me from 95 percent of all conversations occurring within reach of a bottle of Budweiser, as men are horrified at my utter neglect over the statistics of the most recent game of the home concussions versus the away concussions.

Yet, though I don't care for sports, I do care for politics.

And I don't just care — I know politics like a Vegas bookie knows sports.

Monday, September 18, 2017 - 5:39pm

Two of the most destructive hurricanes in our country’s history just finished ravishing the coastline of our southern seaboard, and it made for great TV.  

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 11:10am
Some things just don't mix well.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 - 6:49pm

Recently, on an early Monday morning, I was sitting in a crowded coffee shop sipping a large cup of scalding anxiety stimulant as I awaited an upcoming interview for an internship. I was running on a restful three hours of sleep due to the after effects of spending my Saturday night enthusiastically switching from bar to bar with old friends. So, extremely anxious and lacking in sleep, my progress of memorizing answers for the interview ahead was interrupted by some nostalgia.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 12:27pm

The small towns of northern Michigan that dot the coast of the Great Lakes offer some escape from the chaotic and hyperconnected world we live in. The majority of Michiganders who grew up in the more-populated southern part of the state understand the peaceful and nostalgic nature of what “up north” is. Every small, coastal community has its own personality; brief visits to towns like Petoskey, Traverse City, Alpena and Harbor Springs offer their own unique experiences.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 6:11pm

Currently, it seems that the tumultuous political environment of America will never calm, and the news of Mark Zuckerberg awkwardly testing the waters of the potential presidential arena only adds to the absurdity of our present democratic state.

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