Over Thanksgiving break, I went to see the new coming-of-age film, “The Edge of Seventeen,” expecting to see myself in Hailee Steinfeld’s awkward, selfish, yet entirely relatable protagonist, Nadine.
I registered for the final classes of my undergraduate career Wednesday morning, and only as I wrote this sentence did it hit me how odd that is.
When I was 13, I slammed my thumb in the door of my mom’s blue Mini Cooper. In an effort to show her just how angry I was about our morning fight minutes before, my melodramatic middle-school self got out of the car and slammed the door closed, not realizing my left thumb was in the way.
As Asian/Pacific Islander American students and alumni of the University of Michigan, we are called to action as we witness everything we love about our campus and nation coming under assault.
As a graduate of the University of Michigan, I have been paying extreme attention to the 2016 presidential campaign. My change from being a Hillary Clinton supporter in 2008 to a Donald Trump supporter in 2016 isn't typical. I barely knew about Trump after he declared he would run for president.
Fidel Castro, the revolutionary Cuban leader who led his country toward communism and the world toward the brink of nuclear war, died last Friday at 90 years old. Upon the news of his death, we witnessed just how divisive a figure he truly was.
I think it was two years ago, when during the hard-fought University of Michigan-Ohio State University football game, I was so impressed with the care, concern and great sportsmanship demonstrated for all to see when the UM quarterback went over to OSU quarterback J.T.