Erik Nesler

Sears, the retailer found in shopping malls across the U.S. and “The Original Everything Store,” filed for bankruptcy early in the morning Oct. 15.

Julia Montag

Some things are out of our control, like gas prices and traffic. You can’t control what others do or say, just like you can’t pick who’s in your family. Unfortunately, most of us assume we cannot control climate change.

Kendall Hecker

My family isn’t big on birthday presents. Most years I get a nice sweater, wool socks to replace those I have worn through and a homemade cake. So I was surprised on my 18th birthday when my mom, straining from the weight, handed me a massive box wrapped in red paper.

Marisa Wright

You probably did not learn it in history class growing up. You probably did not learn it in any books. You probably have never even thought about. You still may not even know it. But, you should.


When I arrived at the University of Michigan at the beginning of freshman year, my friends and I discovered Bird electric scooters on the Diag. I’d never ridden e-scooters since they had not yet made it to my native New York City, where Citi Bike and Uber reign supreme.

Hannah Harshe

It seems that all people can talk about lately are those pesky millennials and their consumer habits, whether it means buying avocado toast or Kylie Jenner lipsticks.

You are not a child anymore

Every year, the University of Michigan proudly welcomes in close to 6,000 young new students, full of hope and excitement about this new chapter of their lives.


The line “If voting could change anything it would be made illegal!” is often misattributed to Mark Twain, and disputably attributed to anarchist Emma Goldman.

Amanda Zhang

For the most part, my two best friends and I are just like any ordinary group of American girlfriends. We frequent Chipotle, binge episodes of “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and endlessly trash-talk people from our high school.

Alex Satola

Though Facebook is the most commonly cited bad guy when it comes to misuse of its users’ personal information, especially in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal or the recent