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MURPHY: My shell-shocked summer

Michael Murphy

May 6, 2010

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The summer before senior year was supposed to be a good one: beautiful weather and no responsibilities during my last summer before real life began. That idea came to a screeching halt about a week after I got home from sc... Read more »

MURPHY: Kopp rocks as senior speaker

Michael Murphy

April 29, 2010

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Every year, colleges around the country strive to grab the most prominent graduation commencement speakers. This year, the University of Michigan tops most people’s list. Instead of saying it right away, I will give you tw... Read more »

MURPHY: ‘Avatar’ depression strikes

Michael Murphy

April 22, 2010

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It all started on Jan. 17. I saw a film so great I had to be pried from my seat 10 minutes after the credits started rolling. I didn’t want to believe it ended. I was eventually forced to leave by a Steve Urkel look-a... Read more »

MURPHY: Taking the law into your own hands

Michael Murphy

April 15, 2010

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I am a huge fan of the show “Dexter.” For those of you who are unfamiliar with it, it’s about a psychopath who has honed his thirst for killing only those who deserve it most: serial killers, rapists, pedophiles, etc. ... Read more »

MURPHY: Bicyclists: Respect the road

Michael Murphy

April 8, 2010

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Spring is in the air. Baseball, warm weather and jean skirts (I love wearing jean skirts) are all emerging from hibernation. In a few weeks, we’ll be in full spring mode. There aren’t a lot of things to dislike about sprin... Read more »

MURPHY: Airline industry nosedives

Michael Murphy

March 25, 2010

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Remember the days when getting on an airplane was an adventure? In-flight meals tasted great and you were provided with all the food, pillows, blankets and cokes you wanted. Flying was an excuse to play Game Boy and color. Don... Read more »

MURPHY: The how-to spring break guide

Michael Murphy

March 11, 2010

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Many of us will be going on spring break in a few days. I will be venturing off to a certain commonwealth of the United States. Sun, fun and an unhealthy amount of alcohol will surely be involved. And while this is great, t... Read more »

MURPHY: The reality of getting older

Michael Murphy

March 4, 2010

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Freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors are all experiencing changes right now. Not in their bodies (hopefully), but in their attitudes. Although school doesn’t end for another two months, many of us have already checked o... Read more »

MURPHY: Bowling night underrated

Michael Murphy

February 25, 2010

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It’s an exclusive underground fraternity that convenes late at night just once a week. Upon arriving, your only friends are your teammates, and when you enter, leave your personal problems at the door. The only things that matter... Read more »

MURPHY: Winter Olympics Disappoint

Michael Murphy

February 18, 2010

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Al Gore undoubtedly has a smile the size of the Prime Meridian on his face right now. Much like America’s failure to heed the stern warnings in former Oscar snubs like “The Day After Tomorrow” and “Deep Impact,” m... Read more »

MURPHY: 12-year-old could serve life in prison

Michael Murphy

February 11, 2010

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Jordan Brown is facing murder charges after putting a bullet in the head of Kenzie Houk in February 2009. Houk, 26, was engaged to Brown’s father. She was eight months pregnant and the mother of a seven-year-old and four-year-ol... Read more »

MURPHY: The iPhone apps of the future

Michael Murphy

February 4, 2010

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A large percentage of us have iPhones. I do. They’re awesome. But why? Why do we have these ostentatious cell phones that run out of battery faster than America forgot Might Jackson was a pedophile? I think the simple exp... Read more »