Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 3:10pm

My heart sank as the unthinkable happened. I felt the life drain from my body as Aroldis Chapman, the Chicago Cubs’ dominant closer, gave up a game-tying home run to Rajai Davis in the bottom of the eighth inning in the deciding game of the World Series.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 10:18am

“So … what do you do?”

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 10:16am

I spent this weekend skiing in northern Michigan while basking in the warm weather. Skiing with the sun beating down on my face as the temperature hit the 50s would have been perfect if it hadn’t been February. It was still an enjoyable experience, don’t get me wrong, but the looming threat of global warming intruded on my happiness. I grew up in northern Michigan and spent my childhood exploring the slopes. I started skiing around the age of 3 and started snowboarding and ski-racing around the age of 12.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 9:45am

Student health and safety is, without a doubt, one of the most pressing issues for students across the country. Rates of sexual assault and depression remain high: One in five women and one in 16 men are sexually assaulted during their college years, while one in four college students suffers from some type of mental illness.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 9:45am

Student health and safety is, without a doubt, one of the most pressing issues for students across the country. Rates of sexual assault and depression remain high: One in five women and one in 16 men are sexually assaulted during their college years, while one in four college students suffers from some type of mental illness.

Monday, February 20, 2017 - 4:08pm

At this point in the semester, many of us find ourselves buried in midterm exams, projects and applications for internships, scholarships, jobs and summer programs. My experience is no exception. As we pursue these professional opportunities and strive to achieve high marks on exams and projects, it remains important to anticipate the possibility of failure.

Monday, February 20, 2017 - 4:01pm

I received a book about manners two years ago as a Christmas present from a distant relative. At first, I was slightly offended; I took it as a subtle implication that this relative was not particularly fond of my behavior and I had somehow stepped on traditions of which I was not aware.

Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 4:35pm

I am a relatively recent transfer admit to the University of Michigan’s College of Engineering. I am also a severely disabled student. At age 19, I was a sophomore here when I suffered an Arteriovenous Malformation, a brain hemorrhage that left me with signs of a stroke. After being in a coma for three months, I awoke, not being able to do anything. After countless physical therapists, occupational therapists and doctors, I am now 30 and excited to continue studying at this famed University.

Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 2:52pm

Similar to many University of Michigan students, I pride myself on my critical thinking and analytical skills. By now, as I careen toward graduation without brakes, I feel I am fairly well versed in deriving meaning from everything. I can sprout arguments about anything from yogurt advertisements to complex issues, such as whether or not a five-year-old would make an effective president. However, I seem to have one massive shortcoming: I am somehow inexcusably, consistently and massively gullible, and I am not alone in this.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 2:05pm

I’ll admit something that I don’t usually say about my student representatives in Central Student Government. I was pleasantly surprised and excited when I first heard about the Leadership Engagement Scholarship that was started in the fall semester.

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