Lauren Opatowski

Is It Our Job to Wear Heels?

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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.

Historical Pranks

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

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.