On July 4, as people celebrated the United States' Independence Day and I watched the smoke settling from the fireworks of the night sky, I could not stop thinking about the fog that looms over the nation.
On Tuesday, Oakland University announced it would increase tuition by 8 percent starting in the fall semester. The drastic tuition increase is well above the state-imposed cap of 3.2 percent that colleges must meet in order to receive their performance-based aid from the state.
When I first heard “The Monster” by Eminem ft. Rihanna, I wasn’t impressed. My personal music critics (read: all three of my housemates) constantly condemned the entire “Marshall Mathers LP2”; there was no awe-inspiring talent, the samples were awful, the lyrics mediocre.
The state of Michigan took control of Detroit Public Schools in 1999 through Public Act 10, which replaced the democratically elected school board with a CEO whose power encompassed that of a school board and a superintendent.