Monday, October 5, 2020 - 11:36am
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Let me just complain for a minute: Paris. I was supposed to go to Paris last May. Spring. In Paris. For a week. To visit a friend. Let me just repeat: Spring, in Paris, with other college juniors. And then the virus hit Europe and the trip was canceled. Understandable, it is a pandemic after all. So, imagine, how excited I was for “Emily in Paris” — a moment in October, in the middle of midterms, to leave Ann Arbor and enjoy the escapism that is, in essence, a glorified romantic comedy? Count me in.

Tuesday, September 15, 2020 - 1:50pm
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I’ve always wanted to go on a road trip. Particularly one filled with adventure and uncertainty, a road trip not unlike Percy Jackson’s quest in “The Lightning Thief,”  albeit without the mythical monsters and the impending wrath of the Greek gods. HBO’s latest original film “Unpregnant” takes the road trip premise and uses it to make the coming-of-age film mobile. Barbie Ferreira (“Euphoria”) as Bailey and Haley Lu Richardson (“The Edge of Seventeen”) as Veronica shine in this buddy film, with both actresses pushing the bounds of their characters.

Wednesday, May 27, 2020 - 5:28pm
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With only one year left on campus and a potential online senior fall, I’ve been thinking a lot about post-grad life, especially what that means for making friends and dating. Dating in the real world is probably one of the most intimidating parts about getting older (aside from crippling debt and a collapsing economy, of course).

Wednesday, May 27, 2020 - 5:26pm
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A relationship’s “spark” is an abstract concept that we love to talk about. Whether it’s the reason someone might want to break up or it’s why we aren’t going on that second Tinder date, the world seems to have collectively agreed that it’s the key to a good relationship. But what happens when the spark starts to fizzle? Or disappears altogether? Some couples go to marriage counseling while others might turn to less traditional methods of rekindling the relationship. In Netflix’s newest film, “The Lovebirds,” the answer to this question is murder, of course. 

Monday, April 13, 2020 - 3:44pm
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The world of professional dance is ruthless — the beauty we see as an audience is often the result of years of both psychological and physical damage. To become a principal dancer in any kind of dance company requires a certain amount of discipline that the average person doesn’t have. Every dancer, whether they’re just starting out or are at the peak of their career, has questioned not only whether they’re technically good enough, but also if they have the “look.” For ballet, this means long, sinewy limbs that can gracefully hold impressive positions.

Tuesday, April 7, 2020 - 2:19pm
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At its best, politics is stressful. At its worst, it’s a mind-boggling maze of rules and red tape. And, as we get older, the messiness of our current bureaucracy becomes increasingly obvious, revealing a system that is much more complicated than Schoolhouse Rock! makes it out to be. The power we hold as voters is daunting to most, but to a select few, it’s a threat to their livelihood. Politicians are meant to be held accountable by the public; any AP US History student could tell you that. 

Monday, March 30, 2020 - 4:38pm
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It’s a little bit early in the year for me to be watching, let alone writing about, the Netflix Christmas originals. But in a time of serious uncertainty, there’s some comfort to be found in the formulaic nature of these films. It’s almost like a choose-your-own-adventure in the Netflix search bar — do you want to be a rich city gal discovering the magic of Christmas in a small town or a young girl, down on her luck, who meets a prince and falls in love? 

Thursday, March 19, 2020 - 12:12pm
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Commitment is difficult — it is much more fun to flirt and keep conversations at surface level than it is to actually connect with someone. Even more fun than flirting, however, is setting up other people. To be the person that can say they just knew two people would love each other is a feat that most cannot claim. In its newest iteration, Jane Austen’s classic novel “Emma” is once again brought to life, this time with the comically expressive eyes of Anya Taylor-Joy (“Glass”) as the heroine and with a luxurious English estate covered in pastels.

Thursday, March 12, 2020 - 5:25pm
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When someone talks about “the arts,” the first thing that comes to mind is usually some form of self-expression, like painting or photography. Very rarely do we talk about art in the same breath as running, but why not? We’re exploring this question with “Daily Arts Runs a Marathon.” However, due to the rising concerns surrounding a certain virus, our endeavor ends here, with our runners reflecting on their training, or lack thereof, before the run was cancelled and we scattered to our respective corners of the world. 

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Sunday, March 8, 2020 - 4:23pm
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Horror movies, in general, are not my favorite things in the world. I got nightmares simply from reading the synopsis of “Us,” and had I known what “Get Out” was about, I would not have agreed to see it with my friends. Obviously, Jordan Peele isn’t the only person making horror movies, but of the ones I’m interested in seeing, his movies rank the highest. On top of their plots, however, they have another thing in common: their release dates. “Us” aired in theaters on Mar. 22 last year and “Get Out” was released on Feb. 24, 2017.