Maya
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Sunday, April 19, 2020 - 9:18pm
NOSELL. 2019 Ramadan Suhoor Festival

Observed by Muslims, the holy month of Ramadan sets forth a month of fasting, spiritual reflection and personal growth. Muslims are intrinsically joined together by group prayers, shared meals and charitable activities, propelling the meaning of Ramadan through connectedness. Exemplifying this connectedness is Dearborn, Mich., one of the largest Muslim communities in the U.S.

 

Sunday, April 12, 2020 - 8:01pm
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If I stretch my memory as far back as it’ll bend, I can remember the first time I had to teach myself how to breathe again. My parents had gone to a fundraiser, leaving me alone with my sister and my brother. I don’t remember exactly why, but I remember I needed to talk to my mom on the phone. For whatever reason, maybe because they thought I was too much of a mama’s girl or maybe they wanted to mess with me, my siblings wouldn’t let me call her.

Thursday, April 9, 2020 - 10:40pm
NOSELL

Trigger Warning: mention of intimate partner violence, abuse, violence 

 

Monday, April 6, 2020 - 7:36pm
NOSELL

The new FX series titled “Dave” is a semi-autobiography of David Burd, played by himself, who goes by Lil Dicky on stage. Yes, it is a corny dick joke and yes, I kinda love it. Moving on.

 

NOSELL

Sunday, April 5, 2020 - 8:10pm
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Addiction is like prayer

Begging for release

Craving freedom from self

Desire 

Entropy is me 

Freedom is not-- 

Guiding me home

Hanging me slowly; Hanging me slow

Inmate is me 

Jah will be 

Kinship

Like

Motherhood 

Nectar from mother

Oxtail is home 

Pride is culture

Sunday, April 5, 2020 - 7:52pm
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It is during times like this, when normalcy escapes us and uncertainty consumes us, that what defines us becomes clear. Our identities as Wolverines no longer hinge on the routines we had on campus, but rather on the integral parts of our identity which allow us to claim ownership over the title “leaders and best.” Through our resilience, leadership, and connectedness, we are able to feel like a Wolverine during a time where being a Wolverine looks entirely different than before. 

 

Monday, March 30, 2020 - 6:48pm
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15%. That’s how many undergraduate students at the University of Michigan are members of social sororities or fraternities. Though far below the “majority,” it seems like every person I’ve talked to is a member of some greek organization, promoting their next event or fundraiser. Despite the many negative stereotypes, I, like many other girls, came to college eager to participate in the famous “rush process.”

 

Sunday, March 29, 2020 - 9:16pm
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According to the CDC, 160 to 214 million Americans could be infected by the novel coronavirus over the course of the pandemic. Of those infected, 200,000 to 1.7 million are projected to die. The sudden onslaught of COVID-19 has taken the nation by surprise. Cracks in the United States health infrastructure have been exposed, amplifying feeble preparedness and ability to protect the average Americans, let alone the most vulnerable populations.

Sunday, March 29, 2020 - 9:09pm
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In these times of uncertainty and social distancing, it can be really easy for us to justify habits that aren’t always conducive to our mental health—spending days lazing on the couch, staying inside all day, binge-watching Tiger King on Netflix (this I’m totally guilty of). While some laziness and being stagnant can definitely be justified as therapeutic, acting in self-care and self-love is essential during these stressful times.

Here are a couple of activities you can do to soothe your mind, body and soul during these stressful times:

Monday, March 23, 2020 - 1:13pm
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I became hip to Noname’s Book Club this past summer. Noname, a rapper and organizer from Chicago, started a book club to uplift voices of color by highlighting two books each month for online and in person community members to read. February was the first time I was able to read along. I choose to read a collection of poems by Morgan Parker called “Magical Negro”. I’ve always loved to read books, especially work written by Black people but poetry is a whole other realm for me.