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get up

get up  v. phr.— «It is this desire to get known, or “get up” all over town to become “all city” that motivates tagging, which is probably the most visible form of graffiti in the city of Grand Rapids...

suitcase university

suitcase university  n.— «We’ve got a reputation of being a suitcase university because students go home in the weekend.» —“Colleges work to speed graduation” by Judy Putnam in Lansing Grand Rapids...

perfumed prince

perfumed prince  n.— «My friend says that Clark is “the last guy in the world you want to see in the White House.” He describes him as a “perfumed prince” who is so conceited he never admits he’s wrong and treats...

gank

gank  v.— «Hickman said he and Maurice Pointer planned to “gank”—the street term for rob—the undercover agent, posing as a customer, by selling him fake cocaine for $28,000 on April 8 on the MSU campus in East Lansing...

post traumatic slave syndrome

post traumatic slave syndrome  n.— «She outlined her case for “Post-Traumatic Slave Syndrome.” She said America still suffers from the pathologies developed by both blacks and white people as a result of the practice of slavery...

food insecurity

food insecurity  n.— «Driving the “food insecurity” numbers—a term coined by the federal government to measure hunger—is Michigan’s stubborn unemployment rate, the anti-hunger research and policy group said.» —“Economy...