Monday, January 8, 2018 - 6:09pm

Like all true romances, ours was long and slow, but when it came, it was everything. Yes, I didn’t fall in love with Spanish until my senior year of high school, but now, I am planning to major in it and already looking forward to studying abroad in Buenos Aires. But why did it take so long for me to discover this passion, and why do I feel like I am the only one?

Monday, January 8, 2018 - 4:36pm

When I first heard about the proposed tax increase on graduate students, I thought, “why would anyone make it harder for motivated, capable people to pursue higher education?” I work in a lab with many graduate students, and I am considering graduate school myself. This tax would have hurt people I know, and although it would not affect me immediately, it could certainly impact my future. I sent emails to both Michigan senators as well as my district’s congresswoman urging them to fight against the provision increasing graduate students taxes.

Monday, January 8, 2018 - 4:27pm

Recently, my friend told me about an encounter with a classmate of hers. Her classmate had shared that they* felt irked that a girl wanted to join an organization they were a part of because she was white, and they wanted the club to be diverse. They then proceeded to say to my friend, who is half-Mexican, “you know, like you.” My friend recounted the incident to me with a disgruntled expression on her face, and then sarcastically told me that she was glad that she could be their “Latina friend.”

Sunday, January 7, 2018 - 6:30pm
Representation

Sunday, January 7, 2018 - 5:22pm
Casey Tin/Daily

I belong to “The Broken Generation,” at least according to a story run by Maclean’s (think Canada’s The Atlantic) in 2012.

 

Casey Tin/Daily

Sunday, January 7, 2018 - 3:49pm

As 2017 turns to 2018, and the age of President Donald Trump continues into its second year, the emotional roller coaster that has taken place for progressive Americans has been nothing short of exhausting and difficult.

Sunday, January 7, 2018 - 2:32pm

The average American consumer spends 24 hours per week listening to music. Among those consumers, the most popular genres to listen to are R&B and hiphop.

Thursday, January 4, 2018 - 5:27pm

This month a year ago, Donald Trump was sworn in as President of these United States, and many of us were bracing for the worst. It seemed too simple — 30 seconds with his hand on a Bible, rain drizzling down on the CNN camera — for such a momentous event. I’d spent the last three months dreading that moment, reevaluating how great a sin it had been for President Barack Obama to be such a mild liberal. And then, all at once, it was over.

Thursday, January 4, 2018 - 5:24pm

Our campus, like many college campuses across the nation, has been rocked by a number of upsetting behaviors in the preceding months. Look at any news outlet and you will quickly see that binge drinking and drug use are harming college students both on and off campus. Scroll through your Facebook feed, and with the emergence of campaigns such as #MeToo, you will realize that some of your most idolized heroes, and perhaps even closest friends, have suffered sexual harassment and assault.

Thursday, January 4, 2018 - 5:17pm

Women won’t save the world. Maybe a woman will. Maybe the efforts of many women will. But when we look at “women” as a singular entity, we ignore all of the many qualified, hardworking women who are individuals making up this collective. We ignore the women who have been working to make change for years, who are people with stories, not faceless members of an underrepresented group.