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The Michigan Difference

December 15, 2011

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A common expression at UofM is, “the michigan difference”.  Does Michigan really have a difference that makes it a much greater institution then other schools.  I believe it does, but how would various political theorists feel about our school? Hobbes says that the primary motivation of people is fear of death.  In the academic world, […]

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Continuity and Change Over Time

December 15, 2011

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In my English class this year, my professor shared the following quote with me: “History never repeats itself but sometimes it rhymes.” It immediately struck me that not only is this statement applicable to the literature we were covering in the English class, but it is equally if not more applicable to what we have […]

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Exam Time Sucks

December 15, 2011

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Everyone hates finals.  I know I do.  But why are they unfair?  I believe that they are not an accurate representation of peoples’ comprehension of the material for classes, and they are a poor gauge of what each student has learned.  To evaluate students at the same time for every class that they’re in can […]

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The High School Experience.

December 14, 2011

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Firstly, is there a social contract in high school? If so, what is this social contract like? What does it do and for whom? I would argue, for the majority of high schools, there is a definite social contract within the high school boundaries. In my opinion, a social contract influenced by a Hobbesian absolutism, […]

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“Schools MUST Embrace Technology”

December 13, 2011

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It’s a known fact that our generation is becoming increasingly dependent on technology.  Let’s be very real – we probably wouldn’t even know where to start if we were forced to live without it.  But let’s switch that around: what if we were forced to live with it?  That’s what the UK has decided is […]

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Internet Censorship

December 13, 2011

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Congress is currently considering legislation that could change the internet as we know it. Because of pressure to stop the violation of intellectual property rights, Congress is considering passing the “Protect IP Act,” which could harm freedom of expression on the internet. At its core, the bill is about stopping piracy and protecting intellectual property […]

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The Spirit Molecule

December 12, 2011

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Enter the Void is a 2009 experimental film about a young American drug dealer living in Tokyo. Much of the film revolves around him, our protagonist, using what is often considered the strongest hallucinogen known to man, dimethyltryptamine, commonly referred to as DMT. In film, the protagonist experiences outer-body visualizations that are quite bizzarre, yet are at […]

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Procrastination

December 12, 2011

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 “Procrastination is like masturbation; in the end, you’re just screwing yourself” I stumbledupon.com this quote while I was on my study break from studying for my Political Science exam and had a great chuckle so I decided to write a blog post about it. This problem usually arises for me during midterms and finals, or whenever […]

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Plan B Remains Behind the Counter: Right or Wrong?

December 8, 2011

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In most recent news, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius overruled the Food and Drug Administration’s decision that emergency contraceptive pills should be permitted to be sold freely over the counter. This decision would have allowed teenagers 16 years and older to buy and utilize emergency contraceptives, or Plan B as we know it. […]

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“I err therefore I am” – St. Augustine

December 7, 2011

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Yesterday night, I was driving to the CVS pharmacy at South Industrial Highway with two of my housemates to buy some groceries. We followed the detour on South State Street to Golden Avenue. Because there was no detour sign on Golden Avenue, we started to discuss which way we should go. One of my housemates, […]

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