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Max Lerner 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).

+ Justin Bieber was roasted and the Daily is roasting the roast.
+ Harbaugh is still exceeding unrealistic expectations when he’s not running CSG write-in campaigns or saving people on the highway.
+ Anyone who thinks that articles about the supply of Ann Arbor real estate aren’t interesting should read this article.
+ This article about Urban Outfitters mentions Nazis more than you would think. (Especially if you think that Nazis would be mentioned zero times.)
+ If you’re looking for something to read other than the Daily, just check out the Daily for suggestions.
Getting into Government is Thursday at 8!
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Collin Kelly Presents | The Daily Daily

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+ Hash Bash 2K15 featuring Leo from That ’70s Show!!!!!!!
+ About 50,000 people watched the spring football game. 50,000 people watched a meaningless scrimmage. Harbaugh that! (Bad pun on “How ’bout that!”)
+ A different “TBS” – one that actually showcases talent and not endless reruns of “The Big Bang Theory”
+ Earth Day on the Diag was a success! Although the Daily seemed to forget about the main attraction: the awesome moss graffiti showcased by EnviroDems
+ ”Shinola: maybe Ann Arborites can afford our watches?”
+ The Daily finally realizing that CSGelections, and the whole system maybe, possible, might not be the greatest or most important thing on earth???
+ Excellent viewpoint about how essential feminism is. Good thing FemDems kicks ass (and not just on Thursdays).
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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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Stephen Culbertson Presents | The Daily Daily

+ Awesome editorial about the choice to wear a hijab, and one that confronts the stereotype that those who wear a hijab are oppressed, or in need of saving.

+ I’m one of those people who finds it #fun to read about the Eurozone and political economy without the need for a #Hashtag, but I guess I’m in the minority. That’s why #Grexit exists, the hashtag referring to the real possibility that Greece leaves the Eurozone, but presenting it in a #fun and #hip way.

+ People are starting to realize that CSG elections are a bit screwy…in that it doesn’t matter who wins the popular vote as long as they can disqualify the other candidates. I propose reforming CSG meetings into a campus improv show called “Whose CSG is it Anyway?“, where the elections are made up and the votes don’t matter. 

+ LSA is going to review the Race and Ethnicity requirement, which can only be a good thing.

+ This article about shortcomings in the STEM curriculum seemed pretty cool, but nothing in the article comes close to being as interesting as finding out that there’s someone who goes to this school who is majoring in Biomedical Engineering and minoring in Community Action and Social Change.
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Women’s History Month: Michigan Ladies

 
Many people recognize the state of Michigan for its Great Lakes, cherries, or cars, but it is important to also acknowledge the influential women in Michigan politics, especially in Women’s History Month, Only 20.9% of the legislators in Michigan are women, and though we wish there were more women in power in Michigan, the ladies who are involved in Michigan politics now have been working very hard on our behalf. These impressive Michigan women have been busy lately, so it’s impossible to document every little action that each of these women have taken, but here’s a look at some of these awesome ladies who are representing us in Michigan politics.

Rebekah Warren represents the 18th District of the Michigan Senate and has been fighting for Michigan women since her time as executive director of NARAL Pro-Choice Michigan in 1999. She has been recognized by several women’s organizations during her time in Michigan legislature; she was given the National Women’s Political Caucus of Michigan’s Millie Award in 2005 and was named Legislator of the Year by the National Organization of Women in 2009. She has actively worked towards many feminist causes such as equal pay, access to emergency contraception, and support for sexual assault survivors. When Senator Warren spoke at KickAss last fall, she said, “What being pro-choice means is that you trust women.”

Brenda Lawrence was elected the US Representative for Michigan’s 14th congressional district in the Fall of 2014. She served as the first woman and first African-American Mayor of Southfield, and she was the President of the National Association of Democratic Mayors. Representative Lawrence’s campaign focused on issues of raising the minimum wage, and supporting student loan bailout and paid sick leave. This March, in honor of Women’s History Month, she has been promoting a petition calling for Congress to address issues of equal pay for Women. We are excited to see all the other ways in which Rep. Lawrence will continue to fight for Michigan women!

Stephanie Chang was the first Asian-American woman in the Michigan State Legislature. She graduated from the University of Michigan with a BA in psychology and returned for a master’s degree in public policy and social work. Before her time in the Michigan Legislature she worked with civil rights icon Grace Lee Boggs, and as a community organizer in Detroit fighting for progressive causes such as affirmative action, voting rights, and immigrants’ rights. She has worked to support the wrongfully convicted in Michigan and promoted reforms in the public defense system that were passed by Governor Snyder in bipartisan legislation in 2013.

Debbie Dingell is the US Representative for Michigan’s 12th District, an office that was previously held by her husband, John Dingell. She is the first US woman in congress to succeed her husband while he is still alive. Congresswoman Dingell is very invested in supporting higher education and has worked to expand financial aid opportunities for students in Michigan. She worked as chair of the National Women’s Health Resource Center, and fought for women’s inclusion in medical, and has also worked with the Barbara Karmanos Cancer Center to raise money for Breast Cancer research, diagnosis and treatment.

As Women’s History Month comes to a close, it is important to recognize all the important work done by women in politics in Michigan. These women are only a few of the Michigan politicians working towards a better future for women, and we hope to see many more women fighting for women in Michigan legislature.

Some of Michigan’s all-star women legislators participating in the College Democrats’ 2014 “Changing the Game” panel. From left to right: Congresswoman Debbie Dingell, former State Representative Rashida Tlaib, panel moderator and University professor Anna Kirkland, State Senator Rebekah Warren, Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence, County Commissioner Felicia Brabec.

 

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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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Leah Schneck Presents | The Daily Daily

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+ It’s not often that we hear this kind of sentiment on campus: “We say ‘there’s a place for everyone on The Team’ and we mean it.” It may be cheesy, but cheese is good, and so are leaders who want to be inclusive.

+ The Daily endorses The Team via a nuanced, extended pro con list. Bo would have wanted it this way.

+ LSA SG candidates for President and Vice President, apparently with the same last name (good lookin out, Daily), are running uncontested….cmon, where’s the fun in that? I mean the only reason anyone is really interested in politics is for the drama.

+ If you’ve gotten this far, you can guess that CSG elections are this week! Polls are open 12:00am Wednesday-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

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+ 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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