Monday, October 19, 2020 - 5:24pm
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This past month, I’ve spent more days than not sitting in the same brown wooden chair at my desk, logging on and off Zoom, scrolling through Facebook, chipping away at articles, messaging and texting and emailing and attending more virtual meetings and FaceTime calls before realizing that the sun set hours ago. I haven’t been outside. I’ve snacked here and there. And I feel like I’ve accomplished almost nothing. 

Sunday, October 4, 2020 - 11:22pm
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For the first 18 years of my life, I lived about a hundred yards away from my grandmother’s house. As a kid, I’d skip down the street to her house for a dinner of PopTarts and games of Kings in the Corner, “PBS NewsHour” always playing on the TV in the background. The TV volume muffled the sound of the back door, so I’d tiptoe as far into the living room as I could before announcing my arrival, to surprise her. We’d catch the end of the broadcast before dessert: white wine for her, an ice cream bar for me, “Antiques Roadshow” for us both. 

Monday, September 7, 2020 - 5:12pm
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My mother has always told me I’m allowed to be an English major, but I’m not allowed to become a teacher. As a senior studying creative writing and literature, I haven’t strayed far from the world I grew up in — one where education was a daily topic of discussion. 

Wednesday, June 10, 2020 - 10:35pm
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Hundreds of people gathered in Ypsilanti, MI on June 6 to protest police brutality in support of #BlackLivesMatter. The protest remained peaceful and culminated in a dialogue between protesters and the Chief of Ypsilanti police, Tony DeGuisti, though not much was accomplished.

Saturday, May 30, 2020 - 10:26pm
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Ann Arbor residents protested police brutality in the Diag Saturday afternoon.

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 - 1:46pm
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Ann Arbor in a pandemic looks almost like a normal summer. There’s too much construction, kids playing frisbee on the Diag and squirrels looking for a snack. But look a little closer—there should be a hundred people lounging in the law quad, not twenty, and the lone slack liner should have a group of friends and speakers nearby, and the buses should say ‘Bursley-Baits’ not ‘Essential Trips Only.’ Campus is blooming, finally, with tulips and bright green buds, and only a small number of people are left to enjoy it.

Tuesday, February 18, 2020 - 3:25pm
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Content warning: This piece contains graphic descriptions of gender-based and sexual violence.

Tuesday, January 14, 2020 - 10:30pm
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Tuesday, January 7, 2020 - 9:17pm
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Costa Rica has one of the most diverse populations of hummingbird species in the world. Here are a few photos of some that I was able to see on my trip to Costa Rica over Winter Break. 

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 10:12pm
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These photos are of the sand dunes in Sossusvlei, Namibia. I'm currently studying abroad in Cape Town, South Africa, and took a road trip through Namibia with some friends before our exams start. We stayed at a campground an hour away and then drove to the dunes for sunrise--the colors and sand was unlike anything I'd seen before. I’ve seen hundreds of photos of dunes on Instagram and by other photographers, so I was trying to balance this new experience with making photos that were unique to the place.