What it must feel like to run through a crowd of people carrying signs with your name and your face, hordes of strangers reaching for you with arms outstretched and trying to grab at different parts of you.
If it were possible to distill joy into liquid form and inject it directly into the vein, it still wouldn’t be as potent or infectious a high as “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again.”
Stuffed to the brim with beautiful people, colors, happy songs and bright emotions, the sequel to the original 2008 “Mamma Mia” is one of the best movie theater experiences you’re likely to find this year, or even this decade. It’s two straight hours of cathartic emotional release, a swirling giddy combination of laughter, tears and dance.
Harry Styles is staring at me, and his eyes are bright green, wide open and beautiful. He’s kneeling down to come closer and his gaze is a straight shot directly down the center of the camera lens, piercing right through the screen to meet mine. “I’ve got a fire for a heart,” he says in a low clear voice, as if the nearly 800 million people watching didn’t already know.
At around 5:40 a.m. on June 11, a home invasion took place off campus on 1500 Washtenaw Ave., according to University of Michigan Division of Public Safety and Security.
The suspect reportedly entered the victim's bedroom and stole several items, but fled the residence when confronted. Described as an approximately 40-year-old Black male of medium build with possible facial hair, the suspect was last seen wearing camouflage pants and a two-tone long sleeve shirt.
Anyone with information regarding the incident is encouraged to contact DPSS at (734)763-1131.
On Thursday May 10, The Daily was honored for exceptional journalism by the Michigan College Press Association. 16 Michigan college newspapers submitted 816 entries to the contest, and the Daily was the recipient of 14 awards, 13 for editorial content and one for advertising. Past MCPA president Joanne Williams said, "It is more important than ever to recognize and encourage good, impactful journalism. That is what our college newspapers are doing, and with support and recognition from contests and professionals in the field, that will continue."
Two weeks ago, The Daily spoke with award-winning author Weike Wang, whose debut novel “Chemistry” is a sparse, sharply written and deeply reflective character study of a young woman struggling with pursuing a doctorate in the eponymous field. As the nameless protagonist descends deeper into a downward spiral of anxieties and pressures, “Chemistry” only becomes more measured and precise, a testament to the unique voice of its author. Wang graduated with a degree in Chemistry from Harvard University in 2011 where she later earned a doctorate in public health.
Michigan Time is soon to be a relic of the University’s past, but before it was brutally murdered, it was sweet relief to the thousands of students who used those 10 minutes to breathe just a little bit easier. Yeah, maybe some of us took it too far, stretching 10 minutes to 12, 12 minutes to 15 as we pretended we weren’t late and that nobody could hear us as we stumbled through the crowded lecture halls to the one open seat, unfortunately located in the middle of the front row. Michigan Time is precious, and we’ll all be sad to see it go.
There’s no doubt we are living in an age of screens, and books have not been spared in the relentless transfer of text to electronic devices. Is this a bad thing? How have writers grappled with the impacts of technology on human connection, communication and interaction?
Sweetland lecturer Simone Sessolo studies how technology shapes the way we write and think. His take on digital media is refreshingly nuanced.
“Let’s not start by being evaluative,” said Sessolo. “Let’s start by observing and describing.”