It’s Monday night and I’m wasting homework time by way of my usual outlet for laziness — the internet. When I find myself wondering about the recent life events of a friend I haven’t spoken to in years, I’m able — thanks to Facebook — to search her name in seconds.
As most of the University of Michigan is aware, Charles Murray came and spoke on our campus last week. While the many students felt like he was invading their space, it hit particularly at home with me as he spoke at Palmer Commons, where I’ve worked for almost a year and a half.
In my Modern Political Thought class, we’re reading, among other things, Thomas Hobbes’s “Leviathan.” Themes in the book reminded me of thoughts and feelings I’ve experienced under Trump’s administration, so I decided to write this column.
I can’t just get up and go to the gym — it’s a process. I need to get there physically and mentally. The Intramural Sports Building is an easy enough walk, but there is a ton of mental preparation that takes place before anyone swipes my Mcard.