Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 2:15pm

With the election of Donald Trump, students have been getting more involved in activism. From the Women’s March the day after the election, to A Day Without Immigrants, to the March for Science in the spring, to the marches and phone banking following the president’s decision to rescind Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, students have been partaking in activism at campuses across the United States.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 10:44am
Malaphors

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 6:01pm

Last year, I had what could be called a mid-college-life crisis. I switched my major four times, sliced my schedule down to eight credits and decided self-teaching was more valuable than going to class. I even considered dropping out of college.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 12:52pm

When I walked out of my first class at the University of Michigan, the sky was dark and the streets I had familiarized myself with during the daytime were foreign. Out of stubbornness, I avoided looking at the maps on my phone and began to walk with a new classmate. I tried my hardest to look like I knew where I was going and keep it cool. As I anxiously searched for a landmark that would send me in the direction home, I realized this transition was going to be more difficult than I imagined. 

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 8:57am
Action via email

Monday, September 25, 2017 - 8:30pm

Suicide. A word that is uncomfortable for many to say because of the associated stigma, so it is exchanged for other words, or not said at all. 

Suicide. A word that many people on this campus have a personal connection to, whether because a loved one has attempted or died by suicide, or because of their own struggles with mental illness.

Suicide. A word we need to stop avoiding and to start talking about more. A word around which we need to send silence packing.

Monday, September 25, 2017 - 3:30pm

I knew long before this weekend how I felt about kneeling during the national anthem. Whether I like it or not, it’s a right and a privilege of living in this nation to protest peacefully. I was lucky enough to be born in the United States, and I can say without a doubt that there is no other place I would rather call home.

Monday, September 25, 2017 - 3:27pm
Laptop stickers

Sunday, September 24, 2017 - 6:23pm

It can be easy to feel insulated from national events on campus — the demands of coursework, social involvement and employment create a barrier between our world, campus and the larger country. The nature of academia, though, means that we must be more alert than average; our responsibility to be politically engaged is enhanced, not diminished, by our status as students. 

Sunday, September 24, 2017 - 3:47pm

Safe spaces have inspired passionate debate in higher education: They’re either necessary to help students deal with microaggressions and trigger warnings, or they criticize a university for coddling and sheltering students.

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