My heart sank as the unthinkable happened.

Student health and safety is, without a doubt, one of the most pressing issues for students across the country.

I am a relatively recent transfer admit to the University of Michigan’s College of Engineering. I am also a severely disabled student. At age 19, I was a sophomore here when I suffered an Arteriovenous Malformation, a brain hemorrhage that left me with signs of a stroke.

I’ll admit something that I don’t usually say about my student representatives in Central Student Government.

There is nothing better than hearing your close friend share an intense, silly or emotional story from their day-to-day life.

Last Tuesday, racist emails were sent to the University of Michigan computer science and engineering email list.

College affords students the opportunity to try their hands at new things, room to develop and grow new passions and the ability to enrich the lives of others. So much of that work is accomplished by way of student organizations, of which the University of Michigan has more than 1,400. 

The University of Michigan’s third century has begun with a challenge.

We express our solidarity with our Muslim, Black and Jewish peers affected by these recent acts of hatred toward their communities. We further express solidarity with all groups of minority identities, whose oppression has been exacerbated by the new administration.

It is obvious that the Republican Party currently maintains a higher position of power in the government because of the election of a new president.