opinion

Looking deeper

Since the election of Donald J. Trump Tuesday, Nov. 8, there has been no shortage of people stepping up to speak their mind about the election results. From protests to speeches to celebrity endorsements, all eyes have been on Trump and what his presidency will mean for the U.S. However, as we get closer and closer to inauguration day, we seem to be casting a shadow on a key part of any presidency: cabinet picks.

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Millennials: who's to blame?

Something our society does very well is put the blame on people, or groups of people. Regardless of the situation, we won’t work our way out of it until we first figure out whom to blame. Well, lately it seems that we’ve been having so many different problems that society is getting lazy. Instead of getting to the root of the issue, society keeps pointing the blame at one particular group, over and over: millennials.

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What happens after Trump takes office?

The time has come, and as of Friday, Jan. 20, president-elect Donald Trump will become President Donald Trump. Over the last couple of months Americans have dealt with this news with either jubilation, despair or a sense of uneasiness. With almost 3 million popular votes for Hillary Clinton falling on deaf ears, many Americans have felt that this election exposed the inadequacies of a dated polling system based on electoral votes. With this knowledge in hand, those who don’t approve of the election results now have some decisions to make.

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Redefining resolutions

New Years Resolutions present a beautiful opportunity to reflect and reinvent oneself. As an idealist, I quite appreciate ambitions to create a new you in the new wear. Of course, these resolutions often fall short. Early January the gym is packed with waits at each machine, but as time goes on, the numbers start to dwindle.

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Snow and ice make for hazardous conditions

Well, Michigan’s January weather has certainly begun to set in. As I’m sure we’ve all noticed, the roads and sidewalks have become very icy this past week. Seeing as classes were cancelled on Thursday, that’s a pretty serious issue. And although it hasn’t been too much of an issue recently, I have a feeling more snow is definitely on the way before winter’s over. So this is a reminder about the hazards of good old winter weather.

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Making light of tragedy

Explosions, a love story, an unquestionably heroic main character: these are typical elements that make up your average action movie. Are they appropriate though when you apply them to a “based on true events” story about a tragedy?

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A sense of community

Oftentimes, construction projects get stalled along the way due to technicalities, financial requirements and personal politics. We understand many people and permissions are necessary to complete large projects, such as the light installation on 48th Avenue, and we believe there is an important message to take away from the collaboration seen throughout this project.

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The Bachelor: a guilty pleasure

You know the times are changing when ‘The Bachelor’ now spans across genders. No longer do men have to hold on to the savory details relayed to them by their girlfriends. No, in fact, it is completely acceptable, even encouraged, for anyone to watch ‘The Bachelor’ and not list it as a guilty pleasure, because there is nothing to feel guilty about. Just downright riveting TV.

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