Sunday, October 11, 2020 - 1:35pm

The seemingly everlasting build-up to the Fall 2020 semester made me anxious about where I would live. My mind raced with questions as I was stuck in a state of limbo, full of unknowns. The hope that I would get to spend my senior year of college on a pandemic-free campus quickly dwindled and instead morphed into worry. 

Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 11:41am

The dark night sky outside filled the window of my studio apartment, but my nerves awoke me with a jolt of panic at 5 a.m. It was March 20 in Melbourne, Australia, and an anxious pit formed in my stomach as I got ready to hop on a flight to travel back to the United States. I prepared my N95 face masks, tupperware of sanitizing wipes, hand sanitizer and latex gloves for my journey. I watched my last Melbourne sunrise through my window, the usually-hostile Australian sun diminishing into a soft, orange glow like a halo around the Melbourne skyline. 

Monday, March 16, 2020 - 5:22pm

When I was a child, my family used to go on nighttime walks during the summer. I remember strolling along the tree-lined sidewalks of New York City, purposefully going down the least well-lit pathways so I could spot fireflies. 

Monday, February 17, 2020 - 6:33pm

It was recital day, and all of my students were lined up backstage; these girls formed a perfectly straight line, no taller than my knee. I had been teaching dance since I was an adolescent so I knew what I was doing. My ballet teacher — whom I so badly wanted to impress, even though no matter how hard I tried, she would never compliment me —  smiled at the sight. She loved lines, especially straight lines. She examined the girls as she approached me, and she invited me to admire how small all the girls were while they adjusted their frilly lavender tutus.

Sunday, November 3, 2019 - 4:22pm

We went out during Halloween festivities to document the goriest, cutest and most interesting costumes.

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - 11:06am
MUD Jeans

MUD Jeans, a Netherlands denim brand and certified B-corporation, a professional certification for sustinable for-profits, is one of many fashion companies that dedicate their business model to environmental consciousness.

Monday, September 2, 2019 - 12:27pm
Isabelle Hasslund

When you’re an expensive plane ticket away from home, you learn to make a new home where you are. It took time and patience, but you come to realize that Ann Arbor’s magic is in its people.

Monday, April 15, 2019 - 9:44am
aUM Yoga

aUM yoga, founded in 2013 by University alum, Jessie Lipkowitz, has been serving as a haven for busy and stressed out students at the University for 5 years, starting first in a basement studio off State Street and moving to its current studio on South University.

Monday, February 18, 2019 - 12:29pm

It is so easy to fall back into that cycle of self-loathing, but my yoga practice is always there to ground me and show me how to love and embrace those features that make me different.