Sunday, February 18, 2018 - 6:09pm

Yesterday, I found myself sitting at a café in downtown Ann Arbor engaged in a conversation about religion, gender roles and libertarianism.

To give a little more context, a few nights beforehand I was at a bar talking with a friend of mine, and at one point the topic of Judaism came up. We are both Jewish men, but it quickly became apparent that our relationships to our religion were quite different, and we decided to continue the conversation another day with clearer heads and a quieter environment.

Sunday, February 18, 2018 - 5:51pm

On my way home from class today, I thought about what it would be like to be shot. What would I do if someone opened fire right here, right now?

I glanced at a snow bank that had piled up on the side of the sidewalk from daily plowing. I could hide behind that. I could try to dig myself an area where I would be concealed from view, hopefully out of sight and out of mind. I thought back to when I was a kid, and my brother and I would hide in the piles of leaves that had collected on the side of roads so we could jump up to scare the drivers going by.

Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 6:26pm

I grew up the son of a single mother who put herself through college while raising two kids. I vividly remember days as a kid when my mother would take me with her to college. She expected my sister and I to go to college when the time came. We also knew, however, that there wouldn’t be much in the way of savings to pay for it. My attendance at the University of Michigan is, in many ways, made possible by a stroke of luck.

Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 5:18pm
Life cycle of a work study student

Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 5:15pm
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Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 5:20pm

When a former contestant on “The Apprentice” became a White House staff aide, it felt like the world was beginning to turn on its side (though, to be fair, the star of the show becoming president is probably the primary reason for why everything’s gone lopsided).

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 5:16pm

“Who here knows who their state representative is?” my professor asked on the first day of class.

Monday, February 12, 2018 - 5:04pm

News broke last week that the Pentagon is in the early stages of planning a large military parade in Washington, D.C. after being directed to do so by President Donald Trump. The Trump administration has long desired a military parade.

Monday, February 12, 2018 - 4:56pm

As a gay man, I’ve heard the word “queer” used as an insult since childhood. The best definition I can come up with is to say that it is used to describe someone who doesn’t uphold the same norms of masculinity as their straight counterparts. The word stung, but I think it’s time to have a serious conversation discussing the future of the word “queer” in spaces as it relates to lesbian, gay, bisexual and possibly transgender individuals.

Sunday, February 11, 2018 - 5:35pm
Paper doll