Monday, April 17, 2017 - 11:58am

Nobody’s perfect. It’s an age-old mantra that lets us find a bit of comfort in our shortcomings. Our mothers, friends, teachers and coaches have hammered this basic pillar of humanity into our brains. Imperfections, we are taught, are universal and part of what make us human.

Sunday, April 16, 2017 - 1:07pm
That time of the year

Sunday, April 16, 2017 - 1:04pm

The end of the semester is a hectic time. If there’s anything indicative of this, it’s the fact that I’m writing this column in the notes app on my phone as I walk to my next class. Whether April is plagued with exams, papers, projects, internship searches or good old-fashioned showers, this month is incredibly stressful. I myself have been struggling with balancing my finals and pre-final exams — don’t ask — so I asked myself what I would want to read if I were procrastinating studying, on the verge of tears or both.

Sunday, April 16, 2017 - 12:37pm

On June 12, 2016, a gunman opened fire in Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando, Fla. 50 people were killed and 53 others were wounded, marking the shooting as the greatest act of violence against LGBTQ individuals and the largest mass shooting by a single shooter in the history of the United States. While dozens of victims lay in need of blood, the LGBTQ community mobilized to help support them.

Sunday, April 16, 2017 - 12:37pm

On June 12, 2016, a gunman opened fire in Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando, Fla. 50 people were killed and 53 others were wounded, marking the shooting as the greatest act of violence against LGBTQ individuals and the largest mass shooting by a single shooter in the history of the United States. While dozens of victims lay in need of blood, the LGBTQ community mobilized to help support them.

Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 5:33pm
Renaissance rock bands

Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 5:23pm
Every year, students leave their homes to attend college with the hope of achieving their personal and academic goals. While acknowledging that students have diverse goals, many individuals share the aim of obtaining a college degree and participating in their campus communities in various capacities (e.g., Greek life, service learning, etc.). Through these involvements, students can learn more about their interests and other communities while becoming engaged citizens.
Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 5:03pm

As a public policy major, I’m well aware of all the research, thought and work that goes into creating policy. Good policy isn’t the result of exaggerated claims made on campaign trails to rile up crowds. Rather, it’s the outcome of experts and analysts examining a problem and coming up with creative responses based on the analysis of hard data. There is a disconnect between the kind of policy that gathers cheers in stadiums and the kind of policy that actually works well — and this disconnect seems to be expanding in the age of Trump. 

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 12:45pm

Your next hurdle should not be the end of the race. Of course, the completion of that midterm you’ve been agonizing over for weeks feels incredible. Finally turning in those internship applications that you told yourself you would have in by last Tuesday seems like a justification for celebration. But should we let that satisfy us completely? I don’t mean to say that we should not take pleasure in our successes; the joy derived from our dedication and accomplishments is necessary for progression and worthy of more emphasis than it can possibly receive.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 1:56pm

When I watch the tour groups circle campus, I both smile and cringe as I see prospective freshmen coming to the University of Michigan. I smile because college tours are exciting — they are full of promise and dreams of what is to come. But I cringe because, for many, college tours are also the beginning of a time in which students will first encounter the realization that they know basically nothing about the world.

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