BY RACHEL WEBB
I will not apologize for being a mad, Black woman. Nobody ever realizes that who I am is what got me here. Now deal with it.
BY MICHIGAN IN COLOR EDITORS
Amplify is an ongoing series of pieces by our Black contributors to honor the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. and to celebrate the honest, brave, revolutionary space that Michigan in Color strives to be.
BY DAN GREEN
However, noting this as recent news ignores the long history of policing Black bodies in our country.
BY AKSHAY SETH
There’s a part of this story my father doesn’t want me to talk about. That’s because this chapter, this little tidbit he’d much rather see buried with the voice memos of him doing what only he recognizes as singing, starts the night he dragged us to a Dallas Hooters franchise, one that has long since been framed in the patchwork suburbia of Olive Garden.
BY ARUN NAGPAL
We at SEDS (Students for the Exploration and Development of Space), meanwhile, support this endeavor simply because any significant stride in space is unequivocally a boon for humanity as a whole. The effort to make space accessible to society has an importance on a scientific and technological level that cannot be understated. Yet, it is just as important as another step in expanding our understanding of the universe.
BY REGAN DETWILER
This happens to many freshmen: the first semester of college knocks them off their feet, creating the potential for a trip home for winter break that might be a little weird, spending extended amounts of time with friends and family who only knew you pre-first semester.
BY MARC SCHLESSEL
Pre-medical students at the University of Michigan look like elementary students contorting their bodies while playing a game of Twister. At times, the balancing act is impressive. At other times, students collapse to the floor.
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