Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 10:36pm

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.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 11:41am

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.”

Sunday, March 4, 2018 - 4:42pm
Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart in "Twilight"

For a few years, one of the biggest blockbuster franchises that completely saturated the media and its surrounding discourse was a story about a teenage girl’s supernatural romance.

Thursday, February 8, 2018 - 5:36pm

My apathy toward having a Good and Cool Music Opinion is equal and opposite in strength to how deeply I care about chronicling the evolution of the Dress as a motif in Taylor Swift’s music.

Thursday, February 1, 2018 - 4:49pm

Last time I was home, I asked a friend how she tells people about Arizona when they ask what it’s like. She told me that what feels truest (but what she doesn’t normally say), is a cliché from old Westerns: “Hard places breed hard men.” When I asked her if the two of us were hard men, she told me of course we were. “Teenage girlhood is no joke,” she said.