Wednesday, November 13, 2019 - 6:21pm

Although the dean only allows the domestic students to swap sections,

That’s not discrimination. That’s just a policy.


Although a professor’s favorites all happen to be white

and she only lets them speak,

She’s not racist. That’s just a coincidence.


Although your class points at a random Asian figure in a drawing and asks

“Is that you?”

They’re not racist. They’re just dumb.


Although someone who sits next to you looks down and throws handouts,

She’s not racist. She’s just rude to everyone.


Wednesday, November 6, 2019 - 9:03pm
MiC logo

Following in the footsteps of various on-campus student organizations, The Michigan Daily’s Michigan in Color section has formally condemned the Order of Angell, a secret society at the University of Michigan. With the Order of Angell’s history of Native American cultural appropriation, MiC argues that modern reforms can not make up for historical damage.

Monday, November 4, 2019 - 7:06pm

The clock ticks and ticks. My eyes are lasered onto the small hand as it approaches 9. I can’t afford to continue looking at it, but I can’t look away. Feeling every second that passes, my body reacts with a fidget, a leg shake or that creeping angst. In front of me: a laptop open to too many tabs, two books with scattered highlighting and all of my notebooks filled with lead to the brim. It’s midterm season and the misery in the air confirms it. My calendar is full of steep assignments, but I also have tests and classes per usual.

Sunday, November 3, 2019 - 3:15pm
Sean Tran’s Character

In the midst of the 10-year anniversary of League of Legends, a multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) game by Riot Games, I find myself reflecting on the too many hours that I’ve spent on LoL alongside its other 80-million monthly players. When my cousin introduced me to the game in 2011, the champion (LoL’s name for its characters) Ahri, an overly seductive, spellcasting representation of Korea’s mythic nine-tailed fox, had just been released.

Sunday, November 3, 2019 - 2:56pm
Painting by Meleko Mokgosi, Acts of Resistance exhibit

A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of visiting the Pan-African Pulp exhibition at the University of Michigan Museum of Arts. This part of the museum showcases art by Meleko Mogosi, a South African painter. Now, his art was nowhere near mediocre. Each piece revealed a different layer of the nuanced topic that is the black experience. Some parts of the exhibit paid tribute to a magazine comic that shed light on the different oppressions that were common across Africa. Another showcased the many black women who have contributed to the progression of the Pan-African movement.

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 - 7:56pm
Carlina Duan

As a freshman at the University of Michigan in 2011, Carlina Duan didn’t know what the term “person of color” meant. 


“I wasn’t keyed into that way of speaking as much. I’m not sure the campus was either.”


Monday, September 16, 2019 - 6:34pm

As I was walking through campus earlier this week, I realized that there were a lot of people and things that are underappreciated at Michigan. So here’s a shoutout to some of them: 



  • Shoutout to the Alumni Center for being under construction so that students can bond over memeing Bagely.

  • Shoutout to the janitors that clean the dorms’ bathrooms and public spaces. Y’all deal with so many people’s messes and we truly appreciate you so much.

Monday, April 22, 2019 - 6:34pm
Raza Shar (played by Nabhaan Rizwan) in the episode “No Sleep Till Brooklyn”.

Breaking away from mainstream Hollywood portrayals of counter-terrorism and Muslim immigrant communities, Informer succeeds precisely because it doesn’t pretend to be something it’s not. The series is firmly rooted in its desire to not be dramatically over-sensationalized (for instance, there is no bombing of Buckingham Palace or Big Ben) and to portray its minority characters as flawed but complex individuals.


Monday, April 22, 2019 - 6:27pm
Freddie Mercury performing at Wembley, 1986.

Freddie Mercury is one of my biggest idols. And no, in case you are wondering this isn’t a "Bohemian Rhapsody" or "Queen" bandwagon fan piece. I feel like we all know a person who as soon as they saw the movie decided to obnoxiously play “Don’t Stop Me Now” at every party they went to. I’ve had a poster of Freddie striking his iconic and all too familiar pose taped to the wall of my room since middle school. In fact, it feels like I’ve known Freddie for quite a while now.


Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - 11:41pm
Notre Dame engulfed in flames from the April 15th fire

And that’s not an exaggeration.




Sometime on Monday, a breaking news alert popped up on my phone. “Fire at Notre Dame in Paris.” Within an hour, the first photo appeared of the Notre Dame engulfed in flames. My group chats and Facebook news feed became saturated with people’s reactions.


“This is a tragic, tragic loss.” 


“Thoughts and prayers are with the people of France.”


“Sobbing. Just sobbing.”