On the Prowl for Parking – Losing an Education

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Why is the university spending money on parking permits when they serve no purpose? Why have structure and a campus police presence when it’s only enforced from 9-5? We pay good money to attend the UM – Dearborn yet we spend valuable class time searching for parking.

Image Overload


You see, it’s obvious that a lot of people are just dying to post pictures of themselves on social media. Sure, you could give the argument that the couple that is engaged is just excited to be married, and the couple that is having the baby is just so eager for their buddle of joy to arrive. However, it’s not that simple.

Take Back UM-Dearborn

Throughout my time working and attending school here, I have been hit on, harassed, and even followed by individuals to whom I have clearly stated my disinterest. Often, this forces me to face the question of protecting either my person or my job – am I supposed to put myself at a distance and be rude to fend off unwanted attention to protect myself, or continue being polite to protect my job? Choosing one side risks the other’s security, and neither is inconsequential enough to be cast aside as a tradeoff.

Winter Blues? Or Something More Serious?


Anyone else feeling the winter blues? Well it’s that time of the year again, where the days are shorter, and you’re left with nothing but your thoughts at 2 a.m.—because you simply can’t sleep!

What Does it Mean to be a Fan?

fan culture

But you said you were a fan. Correct me if I’m wrong, but considering the word “fan” is short for “fanatic”, shouldn’t your knowledge of a band being greater than one popular song on the radio? Shouldn’t you be able to talk about more than one film by a director? Shouldn’t you have tried more than Taco Bell if you claim to like Mexican food?

A Good Possibility That It’s Love


There isn’t really a wise reason I can think of for having a Ferrari, and that’s why it makes owning one all the more enticing. A Ferrari is an almost embarrassingly noticeable consumer good, but driving around in one should make you feel like a god, or at least have you feel as though you finally “made it.”

The Things I Carry

I carry many things throughout my life that I hold dear. Some are simple memorabilia, others are precious items that I bought or gifts that I treasure to this day. They are not necessarily sentimental items, but they seem to give me strength whenever I look at them or play around with them before I get on with my life

Expectations Run High


So if you want to be a doctor, do it because you love to and are passionate about it. Don’t do it just because of the money and to please your parents.

New Congress, Old Problems


Gridlock has become synonymous with Congress for the last few years. Now that both houses belong to the same party it may not be as bad, but I remain unconfident that we will come to compromises on issues and actually get things done.