Monday, March 12, 2018 - 6:13pm

Over Spring Break, I stopped by my local movie theater to watch the highly praised “Black Panther.” The film had a different feel than other Marvel movies, straying away from the cliché evil villain who is evil strictly because they enjoy it. Instead, the film opts for a more sympathetic villain who many can relate to. It’s a refreshing take on a movie industry that usually produces strikingly similar heroes, villains and plot lines.

Monday, March 12, 2018 - 5:47pm

On Feb. 14, 2018, 17 students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. were killed by former student Nikolas Cruz. The deadliest school shooting since Sandy Hook in 2012, the traumatic events at Stoneman Douglas High School marked another attempted mass murder at a school in the years since Columbine, Colo. in 1999. There are not enough words to describe this tragedy that has once again struck our nation.

Monday, March 12, 2018 - 5:40pm

The first song that made me feel like a woman was “Can’t Hold Us Down” by singers Christina Aguilera and Lil’ Kim. I was about 12 years old, and despite how young I was, the lyrics struck my heart so deeply that I remember almost every detail about that day. From the first line, “So, what am I not supposed to have an opinion? / Should I be quiet just because I’m a woman,” I felt something brewing, bubbling and rising in the pit of my stomach — empowerment.

Sunday, March 11, 2018 - 6:22pm
Second semester’s angels

Sunday, March 11, 2018 - 6:04pm

The unusually persistent national focus on gun control has given rise to online satire of proposals — particularly in Florida — to arm teachers as a countermeasure for mass shootings. Twitter, as usual, delivered the most popular examples — all of which centered around the idea of how comical it would be for less-than-threatening high school teachers to carry handguns. 

Sunday, March 11, 2018 - 5:53pm

Over the past couple of months, a series of articles published by the Detroit Free Press has exposed several controversial practices regarding the University of Michigan’s endowment and its investment/distribution.

Sunday, March 11, 2018 - 5:43pm

I come from a family of ministers, teachers and members of the military; service is an intrinsic aspect of my life. It’s not that my family members made it look easy, or quick, or simple, because the work of serving others is never over. But they carried themselves with a sense of hope that always saw them through the challenges at hand. In my eyes, they were superheroes for that. Representing Michigan as its Youth Governor in 2014, I heard the Martin Luther King Jr.

Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 7:18pm

Two years ago, I was sitting in the headquarters of the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign calling as many people as I could: assisting people in finding their polling locations, trying to galvanize as many votes as possible.

Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 6:35pm
Missing the bus
Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 5:33pm

In the University of Michigan’s Angell Hall Auditorium A, the mirthless drone of a college student not much older than myself is discussing bystander intervention. Or at least, he’s describing it. He imbues the lecture with so little care that the other young men surrounding him are just as disengaged, as though he were talking about the most inconsequential of problems.

For a council that has been under scrutiny in recent months, the Interfraternity Council has visibly done little that actually exhibits their commitment to ending sexual assault within Greek life.