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Sarah Henzlik Presents | The Daily Daily

The opinions expressed herein reflect only the views of the author and do not represent the opinions of the College Democrats at the University of Michigan (UMCD), the Michigan Federation of College Democrats (MFCD), the Michigan Democratic Party (MDP), or the Democratic National Committee (DNC).

+ The University is open to amending the Statement of Student Rights and Responsibilities. Participation is open to all students.

+ One person’s take on why the controversy surrounding the UMix screening of ‘American Sniper’ demonstrates that it is simply ‘more than a movie’

+ Tornado! Or just a warning.

+ A question regarding the relation between wording of survey questions and potential triggers for survivors of sexual assault and their allies.

+ Should we reconsider how we define ‘higher education’ and its merits?


Don’t forget the Pancake Breakfast this Sunday!
Until then,
Sarah
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Lea Presents | The Daily Daily

The opinions expressed herein reflect only the views of the author and do not represent the opinions of the College Democrats at the University of Michigan (UMCD), the Michigan Federation of College Democrats (MFCD), the Michigan Democratic Party (MDP), or the Democratic National Committee (DNC).

+ Last night was the 37th annual Take Back the Night rally. Highly recommend reading.
+ Looks like this year’s winner of “Whose CSG is it Anyway?” is officially Make Michigan. Luckily, now that the week of litigation is over, we can all forget how awful CSG election season is until next year.
+ Some of my favorite female politicians participated in a Ford School panel on women in elected office. This is important because when you have more men named John in the Michigan Senate than women, you have a problem.
+ ”In high school, a handsome, Black athlete made my body feel something that no white boy in high socks had ever been able to do”: and other things this columnist will someday regret having published.
+ Hey you! Click here to read about our Kick-Ass from last night! But for all you non-math kids out there, keep in mind that $58,437 is above the federal poverty line, not under it, as the article claims.
+ ”North Campus: The Next Frontier” is the best Star Trek movie about campus housing renovations that never got made.
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Collin Kelly Presents | The Daily Daily

The opinions expressed herein reflect only the views of the author and do not represent the opinions of the College Democrats at the University of Michigan (UMCD), the Michigan Federation of College Democrats (MFCD), the Michigan Democratic Party (MDP), or the Democratic National Committee (DNC).

+ Long article telling us it’s difficult, but possible to ball on a budget
+ Chair of the Young Americans for Freedom calls out The Team and its VP candidate. Lol.
+ The Daily has totally jumped the shark. Woah, the Jumping Sharks is totally a great band name.
+ Vietnam War activists came back 40 years later to reflect on their “Teach-In”
+ University helps keep the Great Lakes both great and lakes!
+ Vote your hearts out, you civic-minded Dems! Polls are open now until 11:59pm Thursday. Vote at vote.umich.edu  
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Taiwo Dosunmu Presents | The Daily Daily

The opinions expressed herein reflect only the views of the author and do not represent the opinions of the College Democrats at the University of Michigan (UMCD), the Michigan Federation of College Democrats (MFCD), the Michigan Democratic Party (MDP), or the Democratic National Committee (DNC).


+ Congrats to Music Matters for bringing one of the great conscience rappers of our time to campus later this spring, less praise for the Daily’s corny intro.

+ This weekend, dozens of local same-sex couples gathered to celebrate their one-year wedding anniversary, when for one day in Michigan, same-sex marriage was legal. Unfortunately the Court of Appeals granted an emergency stay on the ruling, but this summer’s ruling from the Supreme Court is hoped to finally bring marriage equality not only to Michigan, but to the entire nation.

+ The Daily describes the disappointing end to the season for the last of Michigan’s major sports. Time to get hype for softball!!

+ The RC reminds us that football and corn aren’t the only good things the Midwest has to offer.

+ A Daily columnist gives one perspective on the real reason I’m on Instagram in class right now.

Stay Classy,

Taiwo

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Sarah Henzlik Presents | The Daily Daily

The opinions expressed herein reflect only the views of the author and do not represent the opinions of the College Democrats at the University of Michigan (UMCD), the Michigan Federation of College Democrats (MFCD), the Michigan Democratic Party (MDP), or the Democratic National Committee (DNC).

+ An update on everyone’s favorite hashtag of 2015, #Skigate. Seems like an answer is getting closer.

+ Michigan Men’s Hockey continues its season with a hearty win over Wisconsin. Onto Michigan State tonight for the Big Ten semifinal. If my COMM GSI is any indication, it seems that some graduate students are more interested in following the action than undergraduates are. But is this a representative and generalizable sample? The plot thickens. 

+ A development in the move toward overturning the ban on same-sex marriage in this state. It’s encouraging to see local officials such as State Sen. Rebekah Warren (D–Ann Arbor), State Rep. Adam Zemke (D–Ann Arbor),) and State Rep. Jeff Irwin (D–Ann Arbor) sponsor concurrent legislation on repealing the state’s ban on same-sex marriage or legalizing it, even as SCOTUS has yet to release their ruling.

+ An exciting development from University researchers that would prevent people under the influence from driving a car. A very positive sign in the plight of eliminating alcohol-related crash deaths.

+ A perspective on the need to eliminate plastic waste to save our planet.

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Trevor Clark Dolan Presents l The Daily Daily

The opinions expressed herein reflect only the views of the author and do not represent the opinions of the College Democrats at the University of Michigan (UMCD), the Michigan Federation of College Democrats (MFCD), the Michigan Democratic Party (MDP), Adventure Time with Finn and Jake (ATFJ), Utz Potato Chips (UPC), Cartoon Network (CT), or the Democratic National Committee (DNC).

+ A fraternity hosted a wheelchair basketball game, wherein a bunch of able-bodied frat members got in wheelchairs and played against a group of physically disabled kids aged 6-18. “This feels ableist,” I thought to myself. Then this quote: “They’re people, too, and they can do almost everything that an able-bodied person can.” I’ve rewritten this sentence several times trying to describe how I feel about that person saying that, but let’s just check out the gifsBUT ACTUALLY THOUGH.
+ ”LSA junior Cooper Charlton, Make Michigan’s presidential candidate, said despite being a ‘white individual,’ he felt he understood minority populations’ struggles ‘through empathy. I can feel your passion… I can understand what you’re trying to say and I can help you.‘” We have all kinds of quotes happening today.

+ ”The Michigan Daily will be exploring Ann Arbor’s most quirky [should be quirkiest], lively [should be liveliest], and student populated [should be student populatedest] neighborhoods during the next month to see what makes this city tick.” 

+ Snyder requested $500,000 for campus sexual assault prevention, which is awesome. His only suggestion for addressing the problem so far is holding a forumwhich is not awesome. That’s a pretty expensive forum.

+ More than 60 percent of women surveyed who are strongly affiliated with Protestant and Catholic religious groups supported employee health insurance plans that cover birth control. That’s pretty legit.
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Taiwo Dosunmu Presents | The Daily Daily

The opinions expressed herein reflect only the views of the author and do not represent the opinions of the College Democrats at the University of Michigan (UMCD), the Michigan Federation of College Democrats (MFCD), the Michigan Democratic Party (MDP), or the Democratic National Committee (DNC).


+ More #Skigate, just in case you didn’t get enough!! It looks like SAM is done for good.

+ An important issue that affects, and will continue to affect, all Black people in this country. I’m very proud to see the RC attempting to tackle it.

+ The Daily takes a ride along with AAPD and UMPD officers. Not quite Training Day though…

+ As someone already very skeptical about the entire concept of an undergraduate business degree, I found this to be a thorough look at some problems with our very own Ross Palace­–er, I mean School of Business

+ It’s not quite the big dance but at least there will be some post-season basketball to worry about in Ann Arbor.

+ The Daily takes a ride along with AAPD and UMPD officers. Not quite Training Day though…

+ As someone already very skeptical about the entire concept of an undergraduate business degree, I found this to be a thorough look at some problems with our very own Ross Palace­–er, I mean School of Business

+ It’s not quite the big dance but at least there will be some post-season basketball to worry about in Ann Arbor.

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Meg Scribner Presents | The Daily Daily

Disclaimer: The opinions expressed herein reflect only the views of the author and do not represent the opinions of the College Democrats at the University of Michigan (UMCD), the Michigan Federation of College Democrats (MFCD), the Michigan Democratic Party (MDP), or the Democratic National Committee (DNC).

+ UMBees once again dominates Earthfest, prompting hundreds of EnviroDems to ask: “Should we be making our own chapstick?

+ Justice Scalia would like to “take the scruffy, bearded, sandal-wearing idiots burning the flag and… put them in jail.” Hypothetically, of course. Clean-shaven Dem Nick Rinehart is also quoted.

+ Rick Perlman, founder and president of Zaragon, Inc. thinks our willingness to pay high tuition means we also want to pay more for housing. My apartment has a bat infestation, making me neither sophisticated nor popular, but at least I don’t suffer from the crushing stigma that comes with living in a luxury apartment.

+ Stop binge watching Netflix (yes, I’m looking at you) and have a cultural experience with your fellow hipsters at the Michigan Theater.

+ Associate English Prof. Khaled Mattawa received a MacArthur Genius Grant yesterday. Meanwhile, I still can’t figure out how to use a French press.

Don’t forget- our first Kick-Ass of the year, featuring Congresswoman-elect Brenda Lawrence, is tonight at 8pm in the Wolverine Room of the Union!

Ranting since 1993,

Meg

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State of The Union | EnviroDems

In his State of the Union address Tuesday President Obama tugged at our
heartstrings when speaking of our most precious resource: our children. President
Obama was talking about children in the context of gun control and the recent
tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary. But guns are not the only things threatening
future generations. As Obama explained, the effects of climate change are already
impacting us. Superstorms, droughts, bizarre weather patterns – these are not
mere coincidences. They are the consequences of our energy use and consumption
patterns.
Undoubtedly, gun control must be addressed, but the threats of climate
change will be far wider reaching to many more people, both in our nation and
others. Every second that passes without meaningful action to mitigate climate
change puts our descendants in greater jeopardy. Obama alluded to taking action
to react to climate change – and we will certainly have to do many things to adapt
to our changing Earth. But we need to mitigate it as much as possible. Moreover,
Obama’s discussion of climate change was puny in comparison to his vision of
energy independence. Energy is obviously an important component of climate
change action, but it is just one component. So many different things need to be
done. It’s daunting, it’s challenging. But opening up new oil drilling operations
won’t do anything to mitigate climate change. Energy independence does not equal
sustainable energy policy.
We need jobs in the here and now. We need stricter gun control. Many want
immigration reform, debt reduction, tax reform, etc. But we are ignoring the biggest
threat to our nation’s most valuable resources. Energy independence is important,
but the United States needs to do so much more, and waiting is only making the
situation worse. If Congress does not act soon and in an appropriate measure,
President Obama simply must take executive action. He needs to put the “greatest
nation on Earth” on the path to helping save said Earth.

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First 2012 Presidential Debate Live Blog

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