So the next time you feel the urge to go to a tanning bed, be sure to weigh the risks and benefits. Keep in mind that the temporary bronzed appearance you’re after is just that — all too short-lived.

To admit that you are not prepared, that you might not have the fire, takes incredible courage and principle. I understand why you don’t want to run, but it’s the exact reason you should.

From 4 to 6 p.m. tonight we will be hosting our first ever "Queer Carnival" at Regents Plaza (look for the big, spinning cube). There will be carnival snacks, games and a chance to connect with LGBTQ faculty and staff, as well as friends and allies. We hope to see you there.

Rachel Dawson can be reached at rdawson@umich.edu

Rachel Dawson can be reached at rdawson@umich.edu.

It’s time to start prioritizing those things because these are the experiences that will go a long way in living the life I want to live — one that’s not sucked away by staring at social media.

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.

Ever since its creation in 2009, the for-hire ride service, Uber, has faced countless criticisms.