Viewpoints

For the past seven years, a specter has been haunting my classes. 

In November, I was one of over 1,100 seniors who signed a petition expressing disappointment with the spring 2017 commencement plans.

It’s done! The dreaded University of Michigan Central Student Government election season is over and we have a winner: eMerge! Congratulations; I know you all worked very hard and wanted this more than anything you’ve wanted thus far in your campus careers.

Students are, bar none, the most important resource at the University of Michigan. We are not simply students at the University; we are the University.

For many, today’s America is the pinnacle of the continuous development of humanity toward ever-greater freedom.

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“You can’t put sleep on a resume.”

I have to say, this year had real potential to be different. The ridiculous genesis of meaningless, self-important parties with shelf lives of about three minutes spit out, entirely by accident it seems, two interesting options.

In February 2012, I was sitting on my couch, wearing my UConn basketball jersey and watching my team take on Villanova. The game was in overtime with UConn up by two points when Villanova drove down the court and tied it up with six seconds left.

The three of us have come together because we see that the University of Michigan needs student voices to speak up at this critical moment before Central Student Government elections.

During my past four years on campus, as a former editor for this publication and as a student interested in campus policy, I’ve paid a lot of attention to Central Student Government elections.

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