Monday, February 12, 2018 - 7:35pm
Inside of Comet Coffee

Often overlooked for its economical seating and sophisticated nature, Comet Coffee is an Ann Arbor gem.

Monday, January 29, 2018 - 5:44pm
Roos Roast Coffee

If I have one hope for 2018 — besides finishing school, graduating, figuring out life and finding my bigger purpose in this world — it’s to drink better coffee than I did last year.

Since I am coming to the final pages of this chapter of my college career, it would make sense for me to try “adulting” in all corners of my life. This includes the music I listen to, the things I eat, the things I say, the books I read, but also, the caffeine I drink. Which means putting away the Starbucks app and prioritizing quality over convenience.

Monday, January 15, 2018 - 10:29pm
Songbird Cafe

Past the deer and occasional wild turkey on North Campus, beyond the research complexes and Environmental Protection Agency field office, lies a stretch of strip malls with grocery stores and gyms with vacant parking lots. Along Plymouth Road, among stores with yellowing signs and mounds of snow taking up parking spaces, there’s a place that is always full — the Songbird Cafe.

Monday, January 1, 2018 - 11:47pm
A Starbucks in Nagano, Japan.

Like every good story, mine comes with a cup of coffee — an Americano with no room, to be exact.

As I start my final semester at the University, finishing two degrees and leading up to what is probably my 2,190th cup of coffee (365 days x 4 years x 1.5 cups on average), I’ve come to appreciate the coffee shop culture in Ann Arbor. It’s contributed to the way I feel a part of the Ann Arbor community — aspiring journalists, novelists, physicians, researchers and artists alike.

Monday, October 23, 2017 - 8:43pm

“Forty kilograms,” the ballet instructor announces. Silent agreement among faculty and other students is palpable in the studio, albeit the obvious tension. It’s an easy 4 kilograms below the number where the scale’s needle hovers — a sigh escapes, relief fills my chest. I step off and watch the needle bobble back to zero, a number I will never be.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 6:27pm

Even though the organization’s work on expanding its campus identity is ongoing, the unwavering bonds within Michigan Sahānā are apparent from the continued emphasis on a sense of family.

Monday, September 18, 2017 - 8:47am

Thursday night, the Arthur Miller Theatre filled with students and Ann Arbor locals for the third show of “Every Brilliant Thing.”

The one-man show, starring Jonny Donahoe, was produced by Paines Plough and Pentabus Theatre Company from London and presented by the University Musical Society from September 12th through 17th.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 5:27pm
Dr. Cynthia Chestek presents on using high density interfaces to the nervous system for the restoration of hand function at the 3rd Annual Udall Center for Parkinson's Disease Research Symposium at the Biomedical Science Research Building on Wednesday.

With close to 60,000 Americans diagnosed annually, Parkinson’s disease is the second-most-common neurodegenerative disease in the United States following Alzheimer’s disease. With an elderly population, experts are predicting there will be an increasing prevalence of Parkinson’s disease with greater economic burdens on patients due to treatment and lifestyle changes.

At a Wednesday morning symposium held at the Biomedical Science Research Building, seven research experts discussed current Parkinson’s disease research and its clinical implications.

Saturday, May 6, 2017 - 12:44pm

On Monday, the University of Michigan announced a $5 million donation from the Prechter family to advance bipolar disorder research at the University hospital and to support ongoing longitudinal studies of the illness.

In 2001, German-born automotive entrepreneur Heinz Prechter committed suicide after a long struggle with bipolar disorder. Today, his battle against bipolar disorder and the stigma surrounding it is continued by his wife, Waltraud Prechter, who founded the Heinz C. Prechter Bipolar Research Fund in November 2001.

Sunday, April 23, 2017 - 8:10pm

Saturday night, Hill Auditorium filled with over 3,500 people for one of the University Musical Society’s last performances this season. Yo-Yo Ma, Edgar Meyer and Chris Thile Bach Trios celebrated Bach’s music in a two-hour concert, ending in a standing ovation and two encore performances.