Ah, summertime. A time for many students at the University of Michigan to head off to big corporations to get the opportunity to earn a meaningful wage and network — an opportunity that can open doors for years to come.
Coming to college, everyone echoed a similar mantra: “Cherish every moment, you only have one freshman year.” In the weeks before I finally left for Ann Arbor, I was wrought with anxiety and apprehension by the thought of going to college and leaving everything I knew behind.
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month; if you’ve been opening your social media feeds or participating in society for the past few months, I imagine you are not lacking awareness of this problem. However, you might be lacking hope.
I write this on Monday, April 9, the day that the Lecturers’ Employee Organization was initially going to begin its work strike, protesting the University of Michigan’s hypocrisy and greed in their ongoing bargaining negotiations.