Tuesday, March 31, 2020 - 1:03pm

Solomon and Matt are roommates. As roommates, they typically only see each other in the morning, maybe in between classes and before bed. However, COVID-19 said “LOL” and they have been shut together in their apartment for three weeks. These pieces, one by each roommate, were written in whatever fraction of isolation they could find on opposite sides of their shared living room.



Sunday, October 20, 2019 - 7:19pm

I told Tinder I was bisexual before I told my mom.

This was three weeks ago now. After deleting and redownloading the app for what must have been the tenth time, I began typing the shorthand “bi” into my bio. I had mentally prepared for an hour, repeating over and over that this was right, that this was what I wanted. The “b” came with ease. One letter down, one to go. 

Monday, April 22, 2019 - 6:03pm
Taylor Fegan

In the carpeted oasis of floral-print armchairs, Shutterfly stock images of fruits and rickety wooden tables that inevitably cause your drink to spill at Espresso Royale (State Street location), a brick wall divides the center of the room. The brick is chipped, faded, smattered with uneven plaster. In the middle of the wall, the brick is absent entirely. A sturdy iron beam running across the top of the tattered bricks keeps the wall from crumbling on mild-mannered students and Piada patrons from across the street.

Tuesday, January 22, 2019 - 11:44am

If I have two things to thank for introducing me to the heavenly spirit that is Connie Converse, they are Spotify’s Discover Weekly algorithm and The New Yorker.

Tuesday, January 8, 2019 - 3:01pm

In terms of an introduction, this is a column about nothing in particular. But it’s also a column about anything under the sun. I don’t know if this affords me unmeasurable literary freedom or if it cages me in, wandering aimlessly around the halls of banality. But as a circus manager in charge of transporting the big top from town to town has probably said at least once, “Let’s get this show on the road.”

Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 9:26pm
Rackham Student Government President Naomi Wilson addresses the Regents during the Regents Meeting at the Richard L. Postma Family Clubhouse Monday afternoon.

The University of Michigan Board of Regents voted to allocate funds for various University building projects as well as authorize the purchase of new land Thursday afternoon at their monthly meeting. The board also approved the renaming of the Law School’s South Hall after receiving a $33 million donation from an alum for Law student support.

Saturday, November 10, 2018 - 10:15am

A home invasion on the 200 block of North Thayer Street near Catherine Street was reported to the University of Michigan Division of Public Safety and Security Friday morning, according to a crime alert sent by DPSS Saturday morning.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018 - 9:09pm

In a race that took until Wednesday morning to call, Democratic challengers Jordan Acker and Paul Brown have unseated Republican incumbents Andrea Fischer Newman and Andrew Richner on the University of Michigan Board of Regents.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 6:55pm
You Can't Bury Canterbury (Part 2)

This is part two of a series published by the Statement examining the Canterbury House, its influences and history. Part one was published last week, titled “You Can’t Bury Canterbury: Ann Arbor’s Hidden Musical Gem.”

A simple bass line plucked on an upright bass lays beneath the voice of a strong soprano. The voice sings:

“Maybe we could use this as communion.

Stand and hold hands.”

Tuesday, October 9, 2018 - 4:33pm
You Can't Bury Canterbury

The recording starts with Bach’s “Toccata and Fugue in D Minor” on the organ — you’d know it if you heard it — with a minor modulation of pitch, a quiver. Then a voice rings out above the organ’s echo.

“Good evening.

*organ intro repeats*

“This is Dan Burke of Canterbury House

*organ once again*