Posthumous Releases: When Does Appreciation Become Commercialization?

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As a listener that lacks musical ability (unless belching out the lyrics to “Bohemian Rhapsody” counts as talent), I cannot help but appreciate the intricacies of my favorite songs.

Recognizing the Role of Professional Sniffers

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Of our five senses, one is commonly taken for granted: smell. As we assimilate to the odors around us, we fixate on the foul, casting stink eyes toward public restrooms and dirty gym socks.

Puff, Puff, Ban

Comic depicting a hand labelled "Congress" taking away a vape pen from a man holding an assault rifle

The children! The children! Won’t somebody think about the children? This is the message from on high of capitol hills like Washington D.C. and Lansing, MI.

Burning Amazon Affects All of Us

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The Amazon rainforest, referred by climate scientists as “Earth’s lungs,” has been been on fire since August 15.

The Drills of 9-11

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Eighteen years ago my life as an American changed. It changed hard and it changed fast. The security blanket I pulled over my eyes was ripped away without mercy.

Finding My Brother Through 23andMe

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Earlier this year, I learned my sister had a different father than me, prompting me to dramatically question my own family lineage.

U.S. Census May Pose a Partisan Threat

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In 2020, the United States is set to conduct a new census to count and collect demographic data on those living within the country. While the census is usually routine every 10 years, this census year has brought with it some controversy.

Anime to Live-Action: A Big No-No

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Anime is well known for its dramatic storytelling, intense visuals, and beautiful artwork.

Fight for Reproductive Rights

Graphic outlining abortion laws after Justice Brett Kavanaugh's appointment to Supreme Court

This month, Michigan lawmakers voted to ban the dilation and evacuation abortion procedure, in an effort to further limit abortion rights in the state.

“The Feathered Threat” or “Getting Goosed on Campus”

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Their taunts and jeering can be heard around the clock. They invade our bushes and flower beds. They litter relentlessly. They crowd the walkways connecting our fair campus, and they will attack without provocation or regard for the sanctity of life.


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