Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 6:38pm

Success has not only been ingrained in me because I am a competitive and driven person, but it is also my duty because I am the daughter of an immigrant. Going away to a top university and being the first in my family to do so, was a pretty big deal at the time. From the old days where I skipped nap time to do extra math problems to having over 30 of my family members show up to my high school graduation, I knew there were high expectations for me.

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 10:50am

U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., has received boundless accusations of disloyalty to the United States. The first round of fury can be attributed to her pro-Palestinian views, and callous comments on Israel that aligned with certain age-old, anti-Semitic conspiracy theories.

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 10:38am

As the curtain falls on an era of unity and diplomacy, I am sure members of the British Parliament are asking themselves, “To be or not to be?” That is, should they be holding British society hostage to nationalistic policies that could send the global economy into a recession? Well, that is the question. Just as Shakespeare meant this phrase to refer to death, it is more than appropriate to use this expression to refer to the death of international stability at the hands of the British Parliament.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 - 3:24pm
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It was a couple years ago, with my then high school girlfriend. She was going through a tough time — her father had been diagnosed with a terminal illness; her life turned upside down. I was there to support her in any way that I could. “Don’t worry,” I’d say. “I’m right here next to you. You aren’t gonna be alone in this.” She knew she could count on me. Mental illness got the best of her, however. Her initial sadness turned to anger and rage and frustration, grief to deep unrelenting desperation for her mind to be eased.

Monday, April 15, 2019 - 1:01pm
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It was with great disappointment that we read University President Mark Schlissel’s interview with The Michigan Daily, published on March 11 under the headline “Schlissel: ‘We are very much a confederation of three campuses.’” In his comments, Schlissel defended the University of Michigan’s failure to sustainably and equitably fund our Dearborn and Flint campuses.

Sunday, April 14, 2019 - 5:51pm

A few nights ago I was eating dinner with a group of colleagues, and like most conversations these days, we ended up talking about politics. Specifically, someone at the table began a long rant, filled with sexist tropes and ignorant conclusions, about people who free bleed — bleed without using menstrual products like a pad, tampon or menstrual cup — during their period. In her chastisement, she said, “Radical feminists like those people ruin it for the rest of us.”

What a profoundly ignorant and misguided statement.

Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 3:37pm
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On May 17, 2017, Robert Mueller became a bloodhound. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein authorized a federal investigation into the Russian government’s interference in the 2016 presidential election, and, in particular, the treasonous possibility of coordination between President Donald Trump’s campaign and Moscow. Mueller, a former director of the FBI, was tapped by Rosenstein to serve as the investigation’s special counsel.

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - 7:29pm

After I return to my dorm after a stressful day of classes and schoolwork, I retreat to a place that is always there for me to de-stress: the Arboretum. From my vantage point, I watch the sky go from blue to orange to purple as I visit the highest point of the Arb around dinner time. It truly works wonders for my mental health, at least on a day-to-day basis. Even so, I often wonder about the real advantages these green spaces have for us and if they improve the quality of our response to climate change.

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - 2:30pm
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If a tree falls and no one is around to hear it, does it still make a sound?

If a girl is sexually assaulted and no one tries to stop it, does she still matter?

After it happened, I couldn’t speak for days. Motionless, I sat on my bedroom floor in front of a mirror — desolate eyes blankly staring at the bruises on my body, unable to accept it as mine. I often have nightmares in which I return to this moment, my first examination of the damaged goods I had become.

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - 2:28pm

Gun policy is a delicate balancing act. On the one hand, optimal gun policy is about gun control: regulating guns and gun ownership with the aim of making society safer. On the other hand, reducing the volume and lethality of civilian arms should not reduce, to the extent possible, the capacity of those same arms to do good and make individuals safer.