Sunday, February 21, 2021 - 1:59pm
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It all started in a car. I couldn’t tell you how old I was or where we were going, but I remember distinctly the first time I appreciated The Beatles the way I do now. My dad, now owner of a music publishing company based in Nashville, Tenn., has ingrained a comprehensive music education in me and my siblings — beginning with my bedtime lullaby, “My Girl” by The Temptations.

Sunday, February 7, 2021 - 12:55pm
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As we enter February, my inner hopeless romantic sees only one thing: the rapidly-approaching Valentine’s Day. This year, however, will look different for many people, including myself. Due to the ongoing pandemic, many people will be forced to enjoy virtual Valentine’s Day celebrations in lieu of traveling, going out to dinner or any other plans involving the better part of the outside world.

Tuesday, January 19, 2021 - 12:55am
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As we enter the new year of 2021, there is a unique energy in the air. It feels like the entire universe and cosmos are collaboratively wishing for concerts, crowded planes to faraway places and intimate reunions with loved ones devoid of this overarching fear of contraction and spread of disease.

Thursday, November 19, 2020 - 3:43pm
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As many begin to head home for the holidays, it has become clear that this year will look different. If you are planning to safely reconnect with family this holiday season, there is bound to be tension regarding any discussion from a year that is seemingly a simulation gone rogue. Despite the largely-acknowledged principle of avoiding controversial talk at the Thanksgiving table, complicated conversations are essential this year more than ever before — especially when held with those you don’t agree with. 

Monday, November 9, 2020 - 10:52am
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The Equal Rights Amendment was first introduced to Congress in 1923 by suffragists Alice Paul and Crystal Eastman. In 1972, it passed in Congress, but the necessary number of states failed to ratify it by the 1982 deadline. Since then, it has incited a great deal of debate on both sides of the aisle.

Wednesday, October 28, 2020 - 3:08pm
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The Washtenaw County Health Department’s stay-in-place order announcement was met with a mixture of emotions.

Monday, October 12, 2020 - 11:08am
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I’ve had many conversations regarding the impact COVID-19 has had on the world. To many of my New York family members, the pandemic has been likened to 9/11; the devastating, unjustified loss of lives and its eternally echoed consequences affect every citizen of the United States. The question that follows is, then, what will be our new normal? 

Thursday, September 24, 2020 - 1:23pm
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At 87 years old, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg lost her battle to cancer. As I type the word “battle,” it could not feel more appropriate, as Ginsburg truly was a warrior who fought far beyond the physical obstacles of cancer. We must now all find this warrior within us, for R.B.G. and everything she represented.

Tuesday, April 14, 2020 - 2:13pm
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The coronavirus pandemic began as a murmur of distant contagion. Like many other newsworthy tragedies, it seems unreal and somehow unthreatening until it happens to you. The world has been shocked by a wave of uncertainty. People were ripped from their comfortable nooks of life and normalcy with no warning, no time to process. As a student on the big, bustling University of Michigan campus, my daily routine has shifted largely.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 - 11:23am
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Due to a pandemic-that-must-not-be-named, many people have found themselves quarantined in their homes. This new window of free time can be looked at as a unique opportunity to try new things. Perhaps, you can finally read all of those untouched books on your shelf, start exercising, learn to bake, watch that show you’ve been meaning to get to on Netflix. While I am a big proponent of trying new things, I also strongly recommend revisiting things you’ve experienced in the past.