Sunday, February 14, 2021 - 7:19pm

In early April, I screenshotted a picture I saw on Wikipedia of a cow lying on the ground captioned “a sleeping cow laying on her side is not immobilized; she can rise whenever she chooses.” It epitomized early-quarantine lethargy, and I thought it was really funny. I kept collecting obscure and amusing Wikipedia excerpts and posting screenshots of them to an Instagram page I titled @depthsofwikipedia.

Sunday, February 14, 2021 - 7:01pm

At 11 years old, the world is a confusing place. You are too old to be a naive, irresponsible child but not old enough to navigate the world independently. You still need an adult to guide your decisions, but you’re constantly itching for the sweet feeling of self reliance. 

Saturday, February 13, 2021 - 6:28pm

My sister and I were born one minute apart. Whenever I tell people this, questions inevitably follow: “What’s it like having a twin?” “Are you best friends?” “Can you read each other’s minds?” 

Saturday, February 6, 2021 - 3:01pm

My dad shows his love through gifting t-shirts.

It doesn’t matter the occasion or the time of year or the person receiving it — the man does it out of pure joy. Because of this obsession, it would seem rather intuitive that his go-to holiday presents are t-shirts galore, from the “Don’t speak to me before my coffee” shirt for my mother to the “Michigan Grandpa” shirts for his father.

Sunday, January 31, 2021 - 1:10pm

For most of my life, my brother Noah’s bedroom has been connected to mine. He cannot access the rest of the house without walking through my bedroom each morning. I have had the comforting privilege of reading Noah bedtime stories and hugging him goodnight a mere 10 steps from my own bed. 

Sunday, January 24, 2021 - 1:16pm

I was sitting at my kitchen counter with my mom when I got the notification that my “Year in Review” on Snapchat had been uploaded for 2020. With not much else to do on that December morning, I opened the application, excited to relive both favorite and forgotten memories that made up an unparalleled year. 

Monday, December 7, 2020 - 11:27pm

It’s that time of year again, Michigan Daily readers. The leaves are changing, holiday music is playing, snow is falling and you guessed it — The Statement Magazine is analyzing campus sex culture. Welcome to our annual sex edition, where we dive deep into the topic’s nuances and intricacies through narratives and investigative pieces. But first, in order to get quantitative data about what sex looks like for students at the University of Michigan, we created a survey with a wide-range of questions focused on sexual education, perceptions and activity.

Sunday, December 6, 2020 - 6:07pm

People love listening to other people talk about sex.

The fear is actually talking about it themselves. Aside from the awkward sit-down discussions  some parents force upon their adolescent children and the inadequate sex education classes most students are subjected to, talking about sex is generally considered taboo — most especially for women.

Sunday, October 25, 2020 - 9:00pm

Every morning I wake up and realize that we’re one day closer to the general election on Nov. 3. Whether it be from a New York Times notification or a new mark on my calendar, the start to each morning feels like a ticking time bomb. With each conscious realization of Election Day’s proximity comes an unavoidable pit of anxiety. This uneasiness is not foreign to me; in fact, it’s a feeling that I’ve felt before — four years ago, to be exact.

Wednesday, August 12, 2020 - 8:44pm

To ghost, or be ghosted? That is the question: Whether it is nobler in the mind to suffer the confusion and self pity of a snapchat left on delivered, or to take arms against a sea of digital age relationship rules and reveal to someone how you truly feel.

There are plenty of terms that I use and hear in my everyday life that describe the end of a relationship: 

“We broke up.”

“They ended things with me.”

“We’re not together anymore.”

“It’s over.”