Every day, I walk out my front door and turn to lock it behind me. I cross the front porch, take the four steps to the sidewalk, and turn left up Benjamin Street as it curves into Mary Street. I take a left on Packard Street and a right on Hill Street and walk up the steps to the Weill Hall, where I have most of my classes.
In 2013, an undergraduate research project suggesting Oreos activated more of the brain’s pleasure centers than either cocaine or morphine set off a storm of media attention. However, the study was done in rats and never directly compared Oreos to either drug.
Climate change will have incredibly damaging effects if we don’t take action against it, and soon. A new federal report released last week contradicts President Donald Trump’s rhetoric on climate change and emphasizes the economic downfalls it will cause our country in the near future. A focus on Trump’s denial, while important, ultimately distracts from the urgency of the issue, irresponsibly turning an effort to highlight the truth into political ammunition that fuels partisanship.
Any mention of universal social programs inevitably devolves into discussion of their exorbitant cost and the undesirability of making programs available to people who don’t need them. In 2015, former State Secretary Hillary Clinton somewhat notoriously said, “Now, I'm a little different from those who say free college for everybody.
We all know that feeling. You decide you have some extra time on your hands and you immediately reach for your phone. And though you originally intended to only watch the highlights of yesterday’s football game, 45 minutes later you end up in the “weird” parts of YouTube, taking in videos you never meant to watch. For many, this may mean something along the lines of “Dave Rubin Calmly Destroys a Crazed Hyper-Victim," a video that has racked up more than 10 million views on YouTube.
Growing up is hard. Everyone remembers feeling awkward, embarrassed and uncomfortable in middle and high school at least once or twice. The constant changes that puberty brings to your body, paired with a growing awareness of your own attraction and sexuality, makes it difficult to navigate healthy relationships and standards in your personal life. It’s even more difficult to understand these changes when so many of the topics that you are curious about are considered taboo or inappropriate.
Albion, Mich., is an underwhelming place for someone from Metro Detroit. Aside from the small — very small — private liberal arts college that bears the city’s name, there is not much else. Beyond Albion College’s campus, you will find rows of dilapidated houses with peeling paint. Driving through Albion, you get a sense that the city has seen much better days. In fact, if you drive through any number of Michigan cities, you get the same feeling.
This past Monday, the White House Correspondents’ Association announced it would be departing from its usual tradition of inviting a comedian to roast the president and the press corps at next year’s annual White House Correspondents’ Dinner. Instead, in a controversial decision, the organization has invited renowned historian Ron Chernow to deliver a speech on First Amendment rights and freedom of the press.