A manatee grazes and swims in the canal near the UM Business School. Grace Wehniainen // Opinion Editor
Look up from your phone and man-a-SEE* the world
Opinion Editor Grace Wehniainen is a ray of sunshine in the newsroom. She walks in with a smile and injects her perpetual optimism into every conversation. So it's no surprise to us that she ran into a manatee (basically the jolly, water mammal version of herself) on campus. The encounter wasn't random to her though; it was a serendipitous reminder.
"Had I walked by a few seconds too soon or too late, or had my head hung low, looking at my phone or my feet as usual, I would not have noticed the elephantine oddball moving just at the edge of my peripheral," she writes.
* Sorry for this corny headline. Couldn't resist.
ICYMI (in case you missed it)
Sunday is Earth Day, so we devoted our last issue to the environment.
Why not recognize the holiday by taking a baby step toward a greener lifestyle? You don't have to go full-out barefoot hippie to be more eco-friendly. Don't let green elitists tell you otherwise.