We hear it in our classrooms, friend groups and on social media: Stay woke. It’s a call to progressive action and beliefs.

In light of recent events, we offer these brief words, straight from our hearts:


1. We are glad you're here, studying with us.


Some of this year’s biggest political issues have not been the big, drawn-out battles that take place in Lansing or Washington, D.C.

This academic year, we have already witnessed two record-breaking hurricanes, a massive fire in California and devastating floods in South Asia. “Climate change” is the word on everyone’s lips.

I am fortunate enough to surround myself with people who are generally politically motivated, left-leaning individuals. I live in a co-op filled with murals praising liberal and socialist views.

I identify as a man who loves men; however, I’ve recently been hesitant to adopt the identity of “gay.” If you think about the average gay man, what archetype pops up? For me, it’s an attractive jock wearing revealing underwear, maybe posing with other equally attractive jock friends.

With President Trump apparently fully recovered from his tepid condemnation of neo-Nazis and white supremacists for the deadly violence in Charlottesville, Va., he reverted Tuesday to his original remarks blaming “both sides.” Tuesday’s comments from President Trump, foolish and amoral as t

Last year, I voted for Sen. Bernie Sanders in the Michigan primary. I was also one of the nearly 7 million small-dollar contributors that fueled the Bern.

Nathan Koski is a 23-year-old Michigan resident who works every morning as a porter at local Chrysler dealerships.