Thursday, January 26, 2017 - 2:31pm

Last Saturday, I joined more than 8,000 people in front of the Michigan Capitol for the Women’s March on Lansing. Over these past few days I have tried to qualify what I felt and experienced in words, but honestly, all my attempts so far have seemed cheap. And while it was the Women’s March, I feel it’s important to explain why I, as a man, chose to participate.

Thursday, January 26, 2017 - 11:17am

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 6:41pm

In October 2015, I attended a talk featuring Piper Kerman, author of the memoir “Orange Is The New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison,” which inspired the award-winning Netflix television show. Kerman devoted much of her time to talking about the importance of criminal justice reform, and the auditorium was full of people receptive to her message.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 11:09am

After the election, like many of my fellow students, I had mixed feelings. However, unlike many of my friends, I felt a small sense of relief. I knew that this was going to be a time of incredible upheaval and chaos in our country; however, I was to be exempt from that chaos as I was planning on studying abroad for the first five months of the Donald Trump administration. For weeks, I bragged that I wasn’t going to have to deal with the “peaceful exchange of power” because I would be nearly 4,000 miles away.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 10:57am

I’m an engineer. You know, one of those elitist hermits who resides on North Campus and only occasionally takes the Bursley-Baits bus down to chastise those unfortunate non-engineers on Central Campus? Yep. Even worse, I’m an electrical engineer. You know … from the EECS department? I’m one of those snobs.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - 2:58pm

We all know a friend or two who grew up Catholic but no longer associates themselves with religion. “What a shame,” an older devout Catholic might think, “that young people just don't understand life.” What we may not realize, though, is that this generational gap is an opportunity for us to become good debaters.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - 10:52am
Say No

Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - 10:50am

One of my New Year’s resolutions was to live a life consisting of less phone time, including checking it less often throughout the day. Current status: little to no progress. At this point, all I have done is forgotten to bring my phone a few times when I go to leave for class. When I do have it, I still check it directly before and after my classes, during meals and any other spare moment in between.

Monday, January 23, 2017 - 12:07pm

With Valentine’s Day less than a month away and the heart-shaped boxes of chocolate appearing on the shelves of Walgreens, I find myself reminded of the time when I would spend countless hours perusing aisle upon aisle for the perfect box for my then-girlfriend. As a bachelor who experiences the common fear of finding himself dateless for Feb. 14, I take solace in the fact that I no longer bear the weight of my previous relationship upon my shoulders.

Sunday, January 22, 2017 - 12:54pm

Do you remember how, for many Americans, Nov. 9 (the day following the election of Donald Trump), was marked by feelings of extreme bewilderment, disbelief, fear, sadness and resolve to do more — to not be complacent in a regime of racism, to work doubly hard for civil rights for all, to protect and empower one another, and to get involved in civic life and civil disobedience and volunteering? These resolutions were so prevalent, among both liberals and moderates, as well as even a few Trump voters who realized the pain of their marginalized friends.