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California Dreamin’

By Alex Biles, University of Michigan Texas, with its rich, conservative heritage — a Tom Landry tinge of burnt orange — is often cast by critics as a hyper-right-wing desert of ignorance and oil fortunes surrounding the oasis of tolerance and understanding that is Austin. The Lone Star State’s unabashed love for firearms, capital punishment … Continue reading

Two-Faced Times

Creating Wealth Has Never Been So Easy. Or Difficult. By Alex Biles, University of Michigan “Oh, get a job? Just get a job? Why don’t I strap on my job helmet, and squeeze down into a job cannon and fire off into job land, where jobs grow on jobbies!” — Charlie Kelly Welcome to post-college, the … Continue reading

Rankings: 50 Universities with Internationally Portable Degrees

By Tom Pavone, University of Chicago In today’s globalized world, every college student should be asking themselves whether their degree will be portable internationally. It turns out that answering this question is more difficult than simply referring to the U.S. News and World Report college rankings. Why? Because what brings prestige to a university in … Continue reading


By Colleen Ladd, University of Central Florida I’m a 90s kid. Born in ’91. With orange bits of Nickelodeon TV shows, printed bits of Goosebumps chapter books, pleather bits of K-Swiss and Sketcher shoes and color swatch bits of the Power Rangers, my childhood memories make a nostalgic, mosaic painting. I woke up early on Saturday … Continue reading

Where Evolution Ends and Television Begins

The Consequences of Media Gender Norms By Gianna Albaum, University of California, Berkeley You are brainwashed. It’s not your fault, and don’t worry — it’s normal. You think I’m joking, but the fact of the matter is that brainwashing is just a super scary word for what cognitive scientists refer to as socialization. When we’re … Continue reading

Three Things I’ve Learned As A First-Time Entrepreneur

By Alex Schiff, University of Michigan Unlike most of my peers at Ross School of Business, I shunned the traditional sophomore internship or job this summer to work on my startup, Fetchnotes. With the start of classes yesterday, I wanted to share a few lessons I learned this summer in my first four months as … Continue reading

Romans was Written to Christians

What the Bible Really (Doesn’t Say) About Homosexuality By John Roemhild, North Central University (MN)  26For this reason God gave them up to dishonorable passions. For their women exchanged natural relations for those that are contrary to nature;27and the men likewise gave up natural relations with women and were consumed with passion for one another, men committing shameless … Continue reading

Labor’s Tattered Clothes

Labor Needs a New Salesman By Alex Biles, University of Michigan  This past Labor Day, President Obama utilized the occasion to address a fervent crowd of supporters on the topic of job creation. With gloomy unemployment numbers, he outlined a preview of the jobs speech he will deliver to Congress this Thursday. And though the … Continue reading

The End of Europe?

How Human Rights Protection Offers a New Motive of European Integration By Tom Pavone, University of Chicago  A recent Time magazine article titled “The End of Europe” paints a bleak picture for the future of the continent. With the Greek financial crisis and both Italy and Spain flirting with a similar fate, the economic health of … Continue reading

Three Ways The Government Can Spark An Entrepreneurial Revolution

By Alex Schiff and Chase Lee, University of Michigan Over the past decade, the financial barriers to starting a web-centric business have plummeted, and technical developments, fueled by open-source technology, have made once unprofitable ideas extremely lucrative. Combined with the rising information economy, this has spurred a wave of entrepreneurship across America—one that won’t be … Continue reading