Sunday, January 8, 2017 - 10:57am
Winter Break in Florida

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Sunday, January 8, 2017 - 10:49am

Engineering education, as I have experienced it, has a singular obsession with theory. This obsession brings irreparable change to a student’s mentality and, inevitably, the industry they enter. I make the presumption throughout this column that engineering students enter college with a desire to create or change things for the better in some way. This fundamental desire is not catered to when students enter the classroom; it is even discouraged. This is not to say that all ability to achieve great things is completely limited by years of classroom experience.

Thursday, January 5, 2017 - 6:01pm

It has been posited that were it not for the Democratic National Committee's tactics and deep-rooted support for Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders would have been the blue candidate and would have been victorious over President-elect Donald Trump.

Thursday, January 5, 2017 - 3:38pm

In Mark Zuckerberg's annual "year in review" video, one quote stood out to me: “Even when we seemed at our most divided, we were still connected.” There’s a dynamic presented here between connectivity and divisiveness. As our society is quickly adopting ultra-connectivity, are we losing our ability to be unified? As we continue down this path of increasing technological proximity, we have a responsibility to work toward more unity.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017 - 6:18pm

The recent election of Donald Trump as president-elect of the United States has re-opened a discourse on the state of race and racism in our country. Instances of police brutality continue to dominate television headlines, online news outlets and social media feeds.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017 - 11:51am

Well hi, how are you? I hope you are having a nice time ice skating with your granddaughter — my friend and I were until you reminded us of what the majority of Americans think is the country’s latest blunder. It’s funny that you picked us out to talk about this. What gave us away? I know we fit the demographics of Hillary Clinton supporters: We are both college-aged women and I’m Black, but we left our “Stronger Together” signs at home. You got us, as much as I tried to tone down my liberalism to keep everyone in the suburbs of Michigan calm, you saw right through me.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017 - 5:58pm

This past year was a bizarre ride. The Cubs won the World Series, "killer" clowns allegedly roamed the land and the man who invented the Kinder Egg Surprise passed away, just to name a few. I could go on.

Monday, December 12, 2016 - 8:44pm

In 1936, F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote, “The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function.” Fitzgerald was specifically referring to overcoming hardship while remaining determined despite a looming hopelessness. These were his observations nearly a century ago, yet they are perhaps more relevant than ever as our nation finds itself in the middle of what seems like a dream.

Monday, December 12, 2016 - 6:55pm

I, too, sing America.

Besides,

They’ll see how beautiful I am

And be ashamed—

I, too, am America.

-Langston Hughes

We live in a time in which the world, yet again, is changing in a big way. Issues that have been smoldering beneath the surface for decades are once again in the forefront of our minds, hearts and prayers. We, as a body, are no longer willing to sit silently. We want to take a stand. We want to be allies and active participants in this fight.

Monday, December 12, 2016 - 6:55pm

I, too, sing America.

Besides,

They’ll see how beautiful I am

And be ashamed—

I, too, am America.

-Langston Hughes

We live in a time in which the world, yet again, is changing in a big way. Issues that have been smoldering beneath the surface for decades are once again in the forefront of our minds, hearts and prayers. We, as a body, are no longer willing to sit silently. We want to take a stand. We want to be allies and active participants in this fight.