Recent Stories

BDSM versus abuse: lines are grey

Erica Smith, a graduate student of behavioral psychology, facilitated a lecture titled “Sex Posi+ive: What’s your kink?” Tuesday evening in Room 352 of the Student Center.

The lecture discussed the differences between an actual bondage, domination, sadism and masochism relationship, and that of the one depicted in the book by E.L. James, “50 Shades of Grey”.

News briefs, Feb. 18

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On September 26, 2014, 43 students from a Rural Normal School in Ayotzinapa, Guerrero, Mexico disappeared at the hand of the police. Join the Michigan Solidarity Network with Mexico to learn about their story and the ongoing movement to demand justice.

Eagle on the Street

As classes wind down for the week, Spring Break is on the horizon. The Echo asked students: “What are your plans for the break?”

Beyond the binary: Speaker talks about living as a transgender person in the U.S.

A large crowd of students gathered in the Quirk Sponberg Theatre for a frank discussion on gender as part of Beyond the Binary.

The event  featured speaker Noelle, who is transgender, was held Tuesday and was organized by professor Danielle Ensch,.

Noelle provided insight on the role of gender in society, highlighting the differences between cultures.

Student senator proposes formal investigation of student government president

Student senator William McDonald proposed a formal investigation of Student Government president Desmond Miller at an internal affairs meeting Tuesday.

McDonald raised three areas of concern as to why he wants this formal investigation to take place, the first being impropriety of his executive directors.

The first area of concern was Miller’s relationship status with Eden Zimak, the chair of the public affairs committee and director of social justice for Student Government.

Congresswomen Debbie Dingell delivers valentines to Veterans

Congresswoman Debbie Dingell passed out homemade Valentine’s Day cards to veterans at the Veterans Affairs Ann Arbor health care System Sunday.

After collecting cards from students in the Dearborn, Taylor, and Ann Arbor school districts for two weeks, Dingell met with veterans to hand deliver the cards and listen to their stories.

Appreciate the commonplace

In the summer of 2013 my brother and I travelled to Europe; he went to Italy, I went to Spain. The view in Madrid, Spain was either that the Catalans were unserious in their push for independence, or that they were only interested in economic and political gain.

The US electoral system is flawed

The way we elect our president is through the Electoral College system. While we do have a popular vote, it is the Electoral College that officially selects who our next president will be.