Opinion

Do you have a voice that needs to be shared? Do you find yourself theorizing about why events in the news happen the way they do?

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.

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With the conclusion of the 2016 presidential primaries, presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton has turned her attention toward presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump and the November showdown that awaits them.

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A crowd greets leaders of the Black Action Movement as they announce the Regents' decision to accept the goal of ten percent Black enrollment and employment on April 1, 1970.

1817: At Fort Meigs, Ohio: A treaty is reached between Michigan’s Territorial Governor, Lewis Cass, and Native American Tribes (Ottawa, Chippewa and Potawatomy).

In the time I’ve been on the Daily’s Opinion staff, I’ve noticed something: This campus has a lot of opinions and no shortage of people who want to share them.

The relationship between Americans, newspapers and editorial freedom is a tangled mess of a story, with blood and ink dripping slowly down its winding pages.

I began a happy dance, subsequently stopping dead in my tracks when a thought occurred — where on Earth was Mary Markley Hall? It was at that point I went through what I now refer to as “The Five Stages of Residence Hall Grief.”

Entering 2016, look for the candidate who can replicate what late-night comedians did so well for more than a decade, exciting people about otherwise dry, lifeless politics. Look for the candidate who can rise above “Trumpmania” and become a focal point in monologues from Conan and Kimmel.

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