Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 5:43pm

Watching sports has become one of the least relevant parts of professional sports fandom. That may sound like a controversial and even nonsensical statement but upon closer examination it makes perfect sense. Fans are no longer driven to sports because of their dedication to a hometown team but rather to personalities, long-term storylines and the drama embedded in every sports league.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 5:40pm
Ambika Sinha

Yes — the day we have all feared is fast approaching. With health issues including two cancerous nodules recently removed from her lungs and broken ribs, it seems as if the day Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg must step down is coming quicker than we had hoped. Imagining the court without the "Notorious RBG" requires a dynamic analysis.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 3:23pm
Dylan Berger

This month, Democrats officially took back the House from Republicans after eight years in the minority. Powered by suburban angst over the president, Democrats come to office energized to oppose the president at every turn. In fact, Rep.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 - 6:34pm

As a first-year student at the University of Michigan this past semester, I could see that tolerance was a big topic at the University. Incoming students received notices to attend tolerance-focused workshops, heard from their resident advisers about the importance of honoring differences and, in many ways, were made aware that mutual respect at U-M was vital. “Diversity, Equity and Inclusion” seemed not only to be a University office, but also a mantra on campus.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 - 6:30pm

December 2018 — the month when the stock market decided to abandon all normalcy and descend into complete and utter chaos. The month which instilled fear in all Americans about whether or not the 10-years-aged bullish market had finally begun to falter.

Monday, January 14, 2019 - 8:53pm
Ethan Kessler

The coming year stands to be a watershed for the raging debate over guns and gun violence in this country.

Sunday, January 13, 2019 - 6:01pm

Throughout history, society has frequently utilized the band-aid method – we love a quick fix. In 1863, William Banting wrote the “Letter on Corpulence,” popularizing fad diets for the first time. Instead of promoting a reduction in sugar intake or encouraging exercise, Banting believed the cure to corpulence, or obesity, was a low-carbohydrate diet.

Wednesday, January 9, 2019 - 8:50pm

The most basic problem with thinking about candidates in terms of likability is that it prioritizes charisma over a candidate’s policies, temperament, experience, values and vision for the country. It creates a horse race version of politics in which everyone becomes a pundit choosing candidates based on who they think other people will like instead of based on who inspires them or presents the most thoughtful policy platforms. More importantly, likability is deeply gendered and racialized.

Tuesday, January 8, 2019 - 6:54pm

In the summer of 2016, Great Britain stunned the world by passing the “Brexit” referendum to leave the European Union. However, as Britain’s deadline to finalize a deal with the European Union over the terms of their departure grows nearer, the mood in Britain is starting to change. The sense of confusion that had previously enveloped the debate over Brexit is slowly being replaced by panic, as Britain inches closer to the March 29 deadline with no deal in place.

Tuesday, January 8, 2019 - 6:48pm

Though we are basking in the light of the new year, we cannot forget an utterly devastating realization that the world came to after the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released a special report regarding global warming near the end of 2018: Continued human activity causing greenhouse gas emissions will raise the global temperature by 1.5 degrees Celsius by 2040, predictably causing severe and unprecedented