Tuesday, October 29, 2019 - 10:29am
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I watched Tidying Up with Marie Kondo on Netflix for all of three minutes before shutting it off. The self-awareness crept like heat onto my neck — I knew I’d never be that tidy. I’d never be “minimal.” 

Sunday, October 27, 2019 - 3:28pm
NOSELL

Hailing from the East Coast and the diner capital of the United States (New Jersey) I was a little caught off guard when I arrived at the University and all of the in-state kids kept talking about “Coney Island.” I imagined the residential Brooklyn neighborhood, which is swarmed by tourists and dotted with crowded beaches, a ferris wheel and greasy boardwalk concessions. It wasn’t too special. Eventually, though, I realized that the Coney Island I was familiar with wasn’t the same Coney Island new friends and classmates spoke of with such affection.

Tuesday, October 1, 2019 - 12:14pm
Eli Rallo

Pursell’s prose writing is extremely visceral and poetic — it builds worlds around you as you read. As a young person, she won awards for her poetry and in her adult writing career, she’s honed her poetic expertise in her prose.

Sunday, September 29, 2019 - 4:54pm
Eli Rallo

Both good games and bad games, home team and away team, everyone attending the Big House has one thing in common: We’re all hungry.

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 - 10:25pm
'Wicked'

When I had the opportunity to see “Wicked” on Broadway again this summer, I didn’t expect the piece to strike me differently than my previous viewings. My preconceived thought: Once you learn all the lyrics, have a vague awareness of the blocking and have each costume memorized there’s no room for surprise, right? Wrong. “Wicked” is more than a tourist attraction and an entertaining spectacle –– it is a call to action. 

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 - 11:24am
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When I was 16 years old, I read an article about Modern Family star Ariel Winter’s breast reduction surgery, which took her from a size 32F to a 34D. “It’s amazing to finally feel right,” she said in an interview with Glamour. “This is how I was supposed to be.” Two years later, I sat on my boyfriend’s bed, my arms defensively crossed over my own 30F chest, realizing that I didn’t feel right at all. 

Monday, September 16, 2019 - 4:01pm
Jerusalem Garden

A peek into some Ann Arbor's food scene.

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - 5:14pm
Eli Rallo

This campus has broken my heart twice, it has afforded me the ability to travel to South Africa to study theatre, it has broken me and mended me.

Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 2:43pm
Heidi Schreck

Recently in Birmingham, Alabama, as the byproduct of a near-total abortion ban, Planned Parenthood announced they will build new women’s facilities. The aforementioned ban is the most restrictive legislature surrounding abortion in the country and threatens a woman’s constitutional right to free choices regarding her body under Roe v. Wade. 

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 - 3:53pm
LibreShot

The temperature in suburban, seaside New Jersey has climbed to exactly rosé degrees Fahrenheit, which is just a few degrees warmer than springtime Chardonnay and a full 360 from musing autumn Cabernet. Summertime near the shore means one thing: Everyone is grabbing for a glass of that chilled, light, millennial pink wine and toasting “cheers” as early as 11 a.m. on a Friday. But what is it, really, about the wine that’s so attractive when mid-June hits and you’re near the ocean?