Monday, November 19, 2018 - 6:40pm
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In one of the first weeks of my summer at the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee in Washington D.C., the chairman came down to introduce himself to the interns. When introducing ourselves he asked the interns to answer “how we found the DCCC, or how the DCCC found us.” As my fellow interns went around the room, I quickly realized that my story was not like the rest of my peers.

“My aunt is a major political influencer and she connected me.”

“My brother used to work here.”

“My mother is a Congresswoman.”

Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 6:04pm
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The thing about being the only woman of color in the room is that sometimes I forget that this is not how it has to be.

If I am just hanging out with my friends, sitting with the fellow interns or meeting with my superiors at work, it is easy to forget about race and diversity demographics. In the same way that you might forget about a distinctive feature on a friend (like brightly dyed hair) or in the way that I don’t notice my mother’s Chinese accent, familiarity with the individual has a way of making us forget our differences and see through to the person.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 7:10pm
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Do you love being interrupted? Do you revel in people underestimating you? Does it warm your heart to see loud, aggressive or gross behavior? Then you are going to love this thousands-years-old concept: toxic masculinity!

The angry commenter

If you’ve been a loyal reader of this column, then you know that it is somewhat controversial. With that, I have a lot of haters, most of whom are unsurprisingly white men.

Here are some of my favorite comments posted on my previous columns:

Tuesday, March 27, 2018 - 5:25pm
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There’s nothing like waking up to a blue sky and shining sun. Rolling out of bed doesn’t seem quite so hard when you know that waiting for you is the warm embrace of sunshine on your face and the sweet taste of finally-seasonally-appropriate iced coffee. You get dressed, put on a light coat and step outside to meet the beautiful day.

But wait — instead of the warm sun, you are abruptly confronted by an icy wind that stings your skin. It’s almost April. Where is the 60-degree weather? Why is it still freezing out?

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 6:41pm
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I am devoting my first column after Spring Break to a friend-requested topic: Travel etiquette. Many students spent this week-long break from classes traveling — be it on University-affiliated trips like Alternative Spring Break or definitely-not-University-affiliated trips to Cancun or Miami or even just a simple trip home filled with sleep and pets.

Monday, February 19, 2018 - 8:50pm
With all the money tax-avoidance expert Stephen M. Ross donated, you would think they could furnish the space with something better than inconveniently shaped cheap plastic.

When not fawning over Reggie or tailgating before football games (both of which are overrated), most students spend their time outside of class studying for said classes. Students spend night after night in various study spaces cramming for exams, having mental breakdowns or procrastinating on Facebook.

Monday, February 5, 2018 - 6:50pm
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Now that millennials are killing chain restaurants, a successful business is all about avoiding uniformity, and with that has come a wave of ethnic cuisines mutilated by whitewashed fusion food.

Monday, January 22, 2018 - 6:15pm
Coach Jim Harbaugh

Perhaps we should take notes from other countries and obsess over the true football: soccer.

Monday, January 8, 2018 - 5:55pm
Lydia's ranking of dogs.

Editor's Note: This column does not reflect the views of The Michigan Daily and recieved strong objections from multiple editors, who were probably offended on behalf of their dogs. 

If there is one thing I stand by in this world, it is this: Not all dogs are cute.

Sunday, December 10, 2017 - 6:28pm
The Michigan Legislature building in Lansing.

Each week, The Michigan Daily will be publishing a wrap-up of the most important bills proposed in Michigan Legislature over the past seven days: