Thursday, February 8, 2018 - 6:30pm

Earlier this semester, I discovered one of my classmates is a racist. While sitting in our shared discussion, she sent me messages that were simultaneously abhorrent and surprising. Furthermore, she did so by using a deeply offensive term. As she wrote to me in three separate, unexpected texts, “i’m also racist so that doesn’t help…not trynna get too dark over here but i don’t like n******…lol there’s a difference between blacks and n******.” She was an unambiguous, unapologetic racist.

Thursday, February 8, 2018 - 6:06pm

“The barrier of loneliness: the palpable, desperate need of the human animal to be with his fellow man … up there is an enemy known as isolation” - Rod Serling.

The haunting nature of loneliness is vividly captured by Serling at the end of the very first episode of “The Twilight Zone,” in which a man finds himself trapped in a town with no people in it. While you and I will likely never experience such a frightening scenario, we can nonetheless realize the terror of such isolation.

Thursday, February 8, 2018 - 4:47pm
Group ProjectLand

Thursday, February 8, 2018 - 4:40pm

This past week, one of my favorite podcasts, "Stuff Mom Never Told You"  discussed a topic I have experienced but never found a way to articulate. The hosts sat down with Jill Filipovic, author of “The H-Spot: The Feminist Pursuit of Happiness.” In essence, she spoke about the importance of prioritizing women’s fulfillment and joy in the feminist movement. After all, isn’t that at the core of what we all want?

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 - 5:37pm
The Soup-er Bowl

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 - 5:30pm

If you’ve attended a J Street U event at the University of Michigan in the last two years, you’ve probably heard of Susya. Maybe you’ve seen pictures of its children or hillsides. Maybe you’ve listened to stories from people who have traveled there. Maybe you’ve even made phone calls to government officials about it or posted #SaveSusya and #WontLookAway on social media.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018 - 6:12pm

Sunday night at 6:30 p.m., the nation came together to watch a beloved American tradition: the Super Bowl. I, however, was buried in my English homework deep within the Stacks. I considered this to be my own method of protest. It served as my mini-boycott against what I believe is a capitalistic, violent and deadly sport.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018 - 6:10pm

In light of a powerful feminist movement that has reinvigorated the fight for equality and brought together millions in an effort to fundamentally change the way women are seen and treated in American culture, it is important to begin a dialogue from a different perspective. One that is just as important but is quite often not given a voice. 

Let’s talk about men, our struggles with vulnerability, insecurity and our relationship with each other as well as with the women around us.

Monday, February 5, 2018 - 4:46pm

Richard Spencer is the country’s leading white supremacist.

Monday, February 5, 2018 - 1:14pm

The other day, I logged into my Facebook account and noticed a notification on my timeline. It was a message from Facebook itself, urging me to update my profile picture. The exact message — or rather, command — was written in bold font across my screen: “It’s been a while since you updated your profile picture. Choose a recent photo of yourself so people can find you easily.” I was taken aback. What was wrong with my current profile picture? And furthermore, I had last updated it in March. That’s only about eight months; I really don’t look any different now.