Author Archives: Lauren Opatowski

War on AIDS

December 2nd, 2011 | by Lauren Opatowski

In lieu of yesterday’s World AIDS Day and Consider’s latest issue concerning gay men’s right to donate blood, I felt it only


Lindsay Lohan Must Die?

November 17th, 2011 | by Lauren Opatowski

While the idea of writing about the train wreck that is Lindsay Lohan has little to no appeal to me,


Penn State Scandal

November 10th, 2011 | by Lauren Opatowski

After the devastating week that the students, faculty, alumni and supporters have been dealing with at Penn State, the university trustees have


Can We Learn From Kim?

November 3rd, 2011 | by Lauren Opatowski

I wanted to address a rather light issue, but I think an important one all the same: Kim Kardishian’s divorce. While the


Is U-M Financially Strategic?

October 27th, 2011 | by Lauren Opatowski

Just two weeks ago, the Board of Regents came out with U-M’s Financial Report. Considering the school’s endless construction and


Is It Our Job to Wear Heels?

October 20th, 2011 | by Lauren Opatowski

I think it is safe to say that most women find a man in power to be sexy. A flawless black suit, sleek tie and a confident demeanor is all it takes to capture our attention. But what about his shoes? Unless he is sporting crocs or gym shoes around town, I don’t think anyone gives them much thought


Gilad Shalit Exchange

October 13th, 2011 | by Lauren Opatowski

A trolley is hurtling down the tracks. There are five workers on the track ahead of the trolley, and they will definitely be killed if the trolley continues going straight ahead ....There is a spur of track leading off to the side where another person is working. ...If you pull the switch, the one worker will surely be killed. What should you do


Art that Heals

October 6th, 2011 | by Lauren Opatowski

Being a huge supporter of C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital, I was thrilled to learn that the new Mott Children’s Hospital and Von Voigtlander Women's Hospital will be opening this November with an outstanding collection of 241 individual art pieces


What’s the Rush?

September 29th, 2011 | by Lauren Opatowski

It is only the fourth week of school, and I already have at least three friends who are tremendously behind in their classes. And what these three friends all have in common is that they are all in sororities.


The Gateway Theory

September 22nd, 2011 | by Lauren Opatowski

The saying “weed is a gateway drug” was actually coined after a real hypothesis called the “Gateway Theory” which seeks to prove that the use of marijuana will eventually lead to harder and more dangerous substances. This theory has now taken on a whole new meaning


Gamed & Confused

September 15th, 2011 | by Lauren Opatowski

From the moment we learn about addictive substances, our parents forbid us from going near them. They reiterate the fact that these things will ruin our lives and they couldn’t possibly stand the sight of their babies throwing their futures away.


What to Expect from Obama

September 8th, 2011 | by Lauren Opatowski

We are now officially back in school after a long summer and not a long enough welcome week, meaning we are getting that much closer to the real world where babysitting and unpaid internships will no longer cut it. It is no question that the awaited big speech tonight will leave each and every one of us college students curious about our awaited futures.


U.S. Congress Fails to Effectively “Get-Tough-on-Crime”

April 14th, 2011 | by Lauren Opatowski

An article was posted on CNN.com yesterday revealing that 4 in 10 prisoners return to prison within three years of being released. Despite state increased state spending in improving prisons, this fact has not changed in the past 30 years


Historical Pranks

April 1st, 2011 | by Lauren Opatowski

Although this holiday is not a legal holiday with an exact known origin, the concept of a day dedicated to harmless pranks and tricks can be traced as far back as 1582 in France with the reform of the calendar under Charles IX. [...] Here are the Top 5 April Fool’s pranks of all time


“Friday” YouTube Sensation

March 18th, 2011 | by Lauren Opatowski

What do you usually do when you hear nails on a chalkboard? You cover your ears because you don’t like the sound and choose not to listen to it anymore. It should only be natural that the same would go for a terrible song: if you don’t like it, you stop listening to it. Well, Rebecca Black’s song “Friday” posted on YouTube last week proves otherwise



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