Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 6:04pm

I am fortunate enough to surround myself with people who are generally politically motivated, left-leaning individuals. I live in a co-op filled with murals praising liberal and socialist views. I frequently visit Metal Frat, a place where it often seems difficult to visit without having a political conversation. I write for The Michigan Daily, a clearly liberal-leaning college newspaper. I’m majoring in Arts and Ideas, a major where my class conversations about art often lead to discussions about the art’s impact on the political climate during its conception. 

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 2:57pm
The housing search

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 12:30pm

When I was around 13 years old, I became absolutely desperate to be in my 20s. I was just old enough to desire independence but still too immature to handle it. I imagined my 20s as this glittering time in my life when I would have my own apartment, spend my evenings partying and eventually meet the love of my life. I envisioned my 20s as the best decade of my life; I wouldn’t be burdened with children yet, and I would still be young and in shape. I would also have a high-power, high-paying job. I would never be alone, and my life would be magical. 

Monday, September 11, 2017 - 8:05pm

In the Statement article, "Free Speech in the Ivory Tower," the author states “According to University spokesperson Rick Fitzgerald, the University has a high bar for when to intervene in protests, and has not done so in recent memory.” This is untrue. On Nov. 30, 2006, the University violently intervened in a protest of a speech at the Michigan League by Raymond Tanter, a proponent of regime change in Iran.

Monday, September 11, 2017 - 4:17pm
Deep breaths

Monday, September 11, 2017 - 4:06pm

A recent article in The Atlantic is titled, “Why Won't Trump Call Out Radical White Terrorism?” Another from Fortune states, “The Charlottesville Car Attack Was Terrorism.

Sunday, September 10, 2017 - 3:53pm

This spring, I received the devastating news that the camp I had grown up at was closing. With no summer plans, I found myself seeking a new position at a sleep-away camp in Ontario, Canada.

During the staff training week, the camp developed a friendly and inviting staff culture. But as everyone assimilated to the camp more, I noticed that the staff tended to befriend those with shared nationalities, languages and experiences. 

Sunday, September 10, 2017 - 2:35pm

Despite President Donald Trump’s historically low approval ratings less than a year into his presidency, the Democratic Party failed to win a single seat in the Congressional special elections earlier this year, losing special House elections Georgia

Sunday, September 10, 2017 - 11:36am
"Maybe we should try Airbnb this year."

Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 3:09pm

David Foster Wallace’s short story anthology, “Girl with Curious Hair,” rested beneath my sunburnt face as I lay belly-down beneath a volleyball net at the School for Field Studies in Rhotia, Tanzania. Here, even amid the shrieks emitted from the students-versus-staff soccer game the next field over, I was met with a rather unfamiliar sensation: the ability to effortlessly follow a storyline.