Sunday, February 11, 2018 - 4:39pm

It’s Valentimes! The time around Valentine’s Day. One of the best times of the year for the color combination of pink and red, hands down. As a Libra, I obviously love Valentimes, and I know that many people feel differently. Whether their critique is of the Hallmarkian manufacturing of a holiday in order to propel the heavy churn of capitalism onward, or just that it makes them feel lonely, I understand. This week, regardless of if you love or hate Valentimes, try and make it special just for you.


Sunday, January 28, 2018 - 7:44pm

With the beginning of Aquarius season, the end of January and the presence of a full moon and lunar eclipse this week, it is helpful to enter a meditative state. Every sign should communicate more and put their phone on airplane mode for at least one day this week. Energy should be harnessed, not spent.


Sunday, January 21, 2018 - 6:06pm

Some of these are deep cuts from the Food Network universe, but I was only allowed to watch Food Network, HGTV and PBS Kids until age 12 so they’re pretty fresh in my mind.

Monday, January 15, 2018 - 5:01pm

Welcome to the final week of Capricorn season! This week, as a sort of incidental send-off to the season, a rare astrological event is occurring. Six planets will be aligning in Capricorn at once, affecting each sign uniquely and perceptibly. The event takes place on January 16, and effects of the alignment will be felt for a few days surrounding this date. Each of the horoscope predictions below touch on this event, as it will color the week ahead, whatever that means.



Wednesday, August 10, 2016 - 6:40pm

Michigan primary and local elections were held on Tuesday, August 2, and as I approached my polling place, I realized just how silent it was. A flurry of campaign signs dotted the grass outside the building, but indoors, I was the only voter. The man running my precinct laughed that I was the “after-work rush” they had been eagerly awaiting. How can a single person be a rush? Oh, that’s right — because there was nobody there for several hours prior to my arrival.

Saturday, July 30, 2016 - 5:01pm

I was closely following the convention this week, as a good, politically-minded student does. Blown away by the high-minded oratory and passion from the likes of the Obamas, Khzir Khan and Joe Biden, I began to get nervous for Clinton’s big moment. Her address to the world as the first female nominee was billed as “the biggest moment of her career,” which is a lot of pressure for anyone, let alone a noted introvert.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - 6:35pm

This is not another think piece about Pokemon Go. But it’s kind of crazy how Pokemon Go took over the mobile (and augmented reality) world over the past few weeks. Perhaps this is the political science minor in me, but the first thing I thought about as I played the game (besides what a lure module does) was how I was visiting, for the very first time, community centers, public buildings, city halls, courthouses and libraries in my community and the surrounding areas — many of which I never knew existed.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016 - 9:15pm

CLEVELAND — After a Monday filled with delegate dissidents and spousal plagiarism, the Tuesday slogan of “Make America Work Again” seemed prescient. The Republican National Convention needed to get back on track — it, too, needed to work.

Wednesday, July 6, 2016 - 6:38pm

Feminism is a complex issue that fundamentally deals with dynamics and relationships between women, men, society, race, class, politics, sexual orientation, gender identity, ability and a whole host of other large, abstract ideas. Feminism is far from new, but since around 2014, “culture (has) become a feminist issue.” That was the year of Beyoncé’s iconic 2014 Video Music Awards performance.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016 - 6:48pm

Most of the time when I attend a University of Michigan-sponsored lecture from someone in the technology industry — be it a designer, researcher, teacher, engineer or investor — he or she focuses on choices they made to keep their business, product or process authentic and diverse. However, there often seems to be an elephant in the room, so to speak. Rarely do these speakers discuss their finances. It’s no secret that if a speaker is invited to a University event, they are a leader in their field, often with years of experience at various positions.