Love is in the air on the University of Michigan-Dearborn campus and no one is feeling it more than Finance major, Michael Hodges. Just a day after Valentine’s Day, Hodges proposed to his girlfriend of five years, Sheriesha Henderson. One month ago, Hodges walked into the Michigan Journal office hoping to do something special for his girlfriend. He said that he wanted to propose to Henderson where they shared their first kiss, the Chancellor’s Pond.
In case you didn’t already know, Kevin McCallister from Home Alone is my spirit animal. Recall the beginning of the movie when he’s cluelessly wandering the halls of his house trying to get help packing for a trip and all he wants is the simple nourishment of a cheese pizza? I just want my mom to pack my suitcase for me for the rest of my life, and all I ever want is a simple cheese pizza, just for me, but do I ever get my cheese pizza? NO. And will my mom pack my suitcase forevermore? Probs not.
“In the Eye of the Storm: The Man. The Life. The Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.” aims to keep King’s dream alive, while encouraging others to follow their own dreams. Doing so is actually a large part of Harris’ life, as he mentors young men. His work shows too, as in the past year, the men he mentors have had a 100 percent retention rate, as well as 100 percent entering college and receiving scholarships.
On Thursday, February 6, the House of Maize and Blue in the Union was alive with music, drawing the attention of many of the Union’s residents to see what all the noise was about. The Black Student Union (BSU) at the University of Michigan-Dearborn was hosting a Hustle for Hearts event.
If I had to compare my aversion to conflict in layman’s terms, I would liken myself to a Chihuahua. So basically, whenever anyone’s disagreements heighten over 75 decibels, you can nearly guarantee I will be sitting in the corner equating my reaction to be 33 percent fear, 33 percent shake, 33 percent anxiety, and 1 percent possibility of needing to nervous pee.
Students and faculty on University of Michigan-Dearborn’s campus will gather together for a Leadership Lens film series next week, on February 12 and 13 in Kochoff Hall B and House of Maize and Blue in the Union at Dearborn. The series will expose controversial issues throughout the world and after the screening students and staff will be able to share their thoughts and ideas about the film.
On Wednesday, January 29, the Women’s Resource Center at the University of Michigan-Dearborn held a National Stalking Awareness Month event, this January being the tenth anniversary of Stalking Awareness Month. The evening included the stories of two women that have been stalking victims, as well as a clip of a documentary about one of the speaker’s stalking cases, and shared resources for those affected by stalking.
The Black Student Union (BSU) has been very busy this school year. This semester they are choosing to focus on health issues and how they can help. Thursday, February 6 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. BSU will be hosting Hustle for Hearts, an event aimed at educating people on heart health and getting people moving. In an effort to show everyone a new way to get healthy and stay active, BSU and those who choose to attend will be doing hustles. They will also be providing everyone with information about heart health.
When this kind of all out life fatigue sets in, I’ve realized there’s only one way you can possibly reserve your sanity…TREAT YO SELF. You know why? Because when the going gets tough the tough get going all right. They get going to treat themselves. “But how do I treat myself when I’m already so overwhelmed?” you ask. Well, first of all, stop whining because that is cutting into quality you time. Second, forget about all your responsibilities and commitments for just one hour a day. Do it. It’s one hour that you probably were going to spend complaining anyways. So take that hour to do something you previously would say you don’t have time to do.
I think the ice on the ground is a metaphor for this semester. I can’t walk on ice without falling directly on my patootie. Thus I won’t be getting through this semester unscathed much like I had imagined. The unbecoming, unexplainable rash that sprouted on my arm overnight last week made me face the reality of extreme trauma. Is this real life?
University of Michigan-Dearborn’s African and African American Studies Department and the Black Student Union held their annual poetry reading on campus in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. on Wednesday January 22, 2014 in the College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters (CASL).
“I feel thankful to our feminist foremothers who fought for these rights and I believe that it’s extremely important to celebrate what they have helped fight for,” Julia told me as we relaxed after the event. “Roe vs. Rave was about having fun and celebrating reproductive justice. We wanted to express that having these rights is a fun and exciting thing! It’s something to be proud of and happy about!”