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 appropriate to shed light on another tribulation concerning HIV/AIDS. The world’s leading contributors to The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria have declared that due to the financial downfall, donation goals will be [...]
While the idea of writing about the train wreck that is Lindsay Lohan has little to no appeal to me, I was so disheartened by the headline in the Gawker this week, ”To be Successful, Lindsay Lohan Must Die” that I felt obliged to share my thoughts. Now, before completely discrediting the article, I have [...]
After the devastating week that the students, faculty, alumni and supporters have been dealing with at Penn State, the university trustees have just announced that Joe Paterno and President Graham Spanier have officially been fired. President Spanier is to be replaced immediately and Mr. Paterno will not be finishing the season even after he released a statement that [...]
I wanted to address a rather light issue, but I think an important one all the same: Kim Kardishian’s divorce. While the pending divorce seems like a total joke to many reality TV show haters and unbelievably devastating to the reality TV junkies, I find myself caught in between. While I have inevitably watched a few episodes [...]
Just two weeks ago, the Board of Regents came out with U-M’s Financial Report. Considering the school’s endless construction and beautiful new facilities, it should be no shock that the University remains financially strong. President Mary Sue Coleman exclaims this financial success highlights the University as a "vibrant and forward-moving research university with a deep [...]
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.
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?
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.