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Student senator proposes formal investigation of student government president

(02/18/15 12:10am)

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.

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

(02/18/15 4:51am)

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.

News briefs, Feb. 18

(02/18/15 9:03am)

Thursday, Feb. 19JUSTICE FOR AYOTZINAPA: THE DISAPPEARANCE OF STUDENTS FROM MEXICOFrom 9:30 AM to 11:00 AMMarshall Building - 119On 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.

BDSM versus abuse: lines are grey

(02/18/15 1:07pm)

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”.

Short Hair and Feminism

(02/18/15 2:48pm)

A couple of weeks ago, my fellow opinions columnist, Andrew Kocis, wrote an article about how similar our generation, the Millennials, is to the post-WWI “Lost Generation.” It was about this same point in history where the controversial “bob” haircut grew in increased popularity and I can’t help but compare it to the pixie-cut trend that’s going around today.Smack in the middle of these two generations was the super long, straight hippie hair of the 70s.