Monday, January 22, 2018 - 4:30pm

The Thursday before last, President Trump met with lawmakers in the Oval Office to discuss a bipartisan immigration plan. The plan involved cutting the visa lottery in half, with the rest going to underrepresented countries in Africa and Temporary Protective Status nations such as Haiti.

Sunday, January 21, 2018 - 5:12pm

At its basic level, the role of our American government is to serve as the voice of the people. They fundraise from the American people through taxation, and use those funds in the best interest of the country. Despite the last year’s whirlwind of political news, the essential functions of government have remained working to serve the American people throughout all of the turmoil in Washington, D.C.. Last Friday’s government shutdown was a failure of that critical responsibility, and Congressional Democrats are largely to blame.

Sunday, January 21, 2018 - 1:42pm
The expectation

Sunday, January 21, 2018 - 1:37pm

Over the past few years, I have seen my older brother, a mentor of mine, become increasingly involved in social justice and civil rights issues. Two weeks ago, he began his professional career as a paralegal, working on death penalty defense cases on behalf of the state. This line of work is notoriously both difficult and emotionally draining. In his words, it is a fight against a system where the defense is routinely given fewer resources and tools than the prosecution and asked to do the same work.

Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 5:09pm
I'm sorry zippy

Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 5:06pm

Nearly two weeks ago, Oprah Winfrey gave an unquestionably moving speech, calling on leaders — especially those in Hollywood— to end a culture of sexual harassment and assault. Out of this rose the #Oprah2020 hashtag along with a debate we shouldn’t be having: Should Winfrey run for president?

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 5:28pm
Fruits and veggies of UMich

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 5:23pm

Earlier this month, H&M sparked outrage when an image appeared on its online store featuring a Black child modeling a sweatshirt that read “coolest monkey in the jungle.” Two white child models were featured on the site also wearing jungle-themed sweatshirts, but their sweatshirts did not reference monkeys.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 4:42pm

In the wake of President Donald Trump calling Haiti, El Salvador and nations in Africa “shithole countries” when discussing immigration policy, people from these countries have been extolled by figures in the media as having an unparalleled resiliency, especially compared to a president who has never had to make a serious effort at achieving anything.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 9:00pm

By targeting women, minorities and other vulnerable populations through his tweets and public comments, President Trump has begun to cement his legacy as a bully more than a role model, despite being in office for less than one year.