The Daily ran an entry from Lexi Zimmerman (senior setter) and Courtney Fletcher (junior middle) today on the divide between Michigan students and Michigan athletes. An exerpt of the introduction:
Everyone knows the two sides of the issue: “Athletes are only here because they play a sport,” and “non-athletes sit around and do nothing all day." But both arguments have an element of truth. Some athletes were greatly helped by their athletic ability when applying to Michigan, and, equally, there are some non-athletes who have all day to do homework yet still fail to turn it in on time. While both sides have legitimate arguments for their cause, the real issue is the lack of respectful dialogue between the two schools of thought. Here is our attempt to contribute to that dialogue.
The article itself was kind of meh, explaining who they are and lamenting the difficulties of juggling schedules. It left me wondering more what inspired them to write the article in the first place.