Monday, November 19, 2018 - 5:54pm
Margot Libertini

Michigan has long been considered a key part of the “blue wall,” a term used to describe the reliability of Democratic voters in the northern Midwest states. This is a nice sentiment but we in Michigan have a Republican governor (if for only two more months) and a Republican state legislature.

Sunday, November 18, 2018 - 5:05pm
Marisa Wright

As a young girl, she was first immersed in the world of politics as the daughter of the mayor of Baltimore, Thomas D’Alesandro. In the 1970s, she began working on California Gov. Jerry Brown’s presidential campaign and went on to become the chair for the California Democratic Party. After being persuaded to start her own campaign, she was sworn in as a congresswoman in 1987 and rose quickly through the ranks of the Democratic Party.

Sunday, November 18, 2018 - 4:00pm

On Tuesday, e-cigarette maker Juul announced it would remove their fruit-flavored products from store shelves, caving into pressure from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Sunday, November 18, 2018 - 2:53pm
Kendall Hecker

Despite the fervor with which I despise the manic pixie dream girl archetype, I have always found the film “(500) Days of Summer” to be undeniably charming. To the uninitiated, it is the indie tale of Summer   played by Zooey Deschanel, who doesn’t believe in love, and Tom, played by Joseph Gordon-Levitt, who is an unapologetic romantic, and their relationship spanning a year and a half. They have their ups and downs as Tom slowly falls in love and Summer slowly does not.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 6:42pm

This experience we call college has the potential to be the most integral quest for self-discovery in our lives. Exalted in popular imagination as a wild, inspiring and fulfilling era, adults often reminisce on their college years with a wistful smile. This is because people in college are afforded the freedom of adulthood without its consequential responsibility.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 4:04pm

Last week, America watched with mixed emotions as the House of Representatives went blue for the first time in 7 years and the Republican Party secured their lead in the Senate. A few key races remain contested, at least at the time of writing: a Florida senate race and the Florida governorship.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 6:19pm

Signatories to the recent statement criticizing the University of Michigan’s decision to discipline Prof. John Cheney-Lippold for refusing to support a student who wanted to study in Israel framed the issue solely in terms of freedom of speech. In fact, two principles were in contention: a professor's right to express his views and a student's right to study at an institution of her choosing.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 6:16pm
Amanda Zhang

On its surface, Netflix’s “Bojack Horseman” simply looks like an absurd cartoon about a celebrity horse, but anyone who has seen the show can attest that its themes extend far past just whimsical animal puns (though they are admittedly one of my favorite parts of the show).

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 6:13pm
Erin White

 I have had a smartphone since I was 13 years old. And before that, I had an iPod Touch that, with the will of a Wi-Fi connection, gave me consistent access to the Internet. So for at least the last eight years, I have been the owner of some type of smart device. And while I have always considered myself a responsible person and taken care of these devices, sometimes things happen outside of your control.