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[email protected] | Brian Taggett (19C) is from Kalamazoo, Mich., majoring in political science and Latin American and Caribbean studies. He served most recently as editorial page editor. Between referring to carbonated beverages as "pop" and unabashedly cheering for the Detroit Tigers and Red Wings, Brian is about as Michigan as they come.

Hurricane Katrina made landfall on the Gulf shore of the United States on Aug. 29, 2005, inducing devastation in Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana. Twelve years later, America is dealing with ...

On Jan. 17, Secretary of Education-nominee Betsy DeVos sat before a panel of senators for her confirmation hearing. The more-than-three-hours-long hearing included a promise to divest from an extensive network ...

Debuting at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 chart, Pittsburgh-based rapper Mac Miller’s newest work, Divine Feminine (2016), has made an immediate impact on the music scene. Much to day-one ...

In the 2000 election, Republican George W. Bush defeated Democrat Al Gore. This, however, is an oversimplification for the authentic discourse of the election 16 years ago. Sure, Bush won ...

The first time a Clinton ran for president, widespread disapproval of the presidential candidates plagued American voters. Forty-one percent of the nation held unfavorable views towards the candidates of the ...

In three hours, Omar Matteen fired more than 200 rounds of ammunition at clubgoers and police at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida. Using an assault rifle originally designed for military ...

In just over a month, athletes from around the globe will descend upon Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to compete in the 2016 Summer Olympics. While the Games only last a ...

Last year, Indiana Governor Mike Pence signed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, permitting private business owners to discriminate against potential customers if the discrimination is  justified by religious beliefs, including ...

On March 21, President Barack Obama visited Cuba, thereby becoming the first American president to do so since 1928. With the visit mostly marked with photos of Obama shaking hands ...