Monday, April 6, 2020 - 5:29pm
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My kitchen island has served as a place where time gets lost in long hours of insightful conversation. Now, when time seems to stand still and daily discussions don’t steer far from the all-consuming, mind-numbing coronavirus pandemic, I often reminisce to one of my last conversations with my college friends. 

Monday, March 23, 2020 - 6:46pm
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On Wednesday, March 11, the University of Michigan canceled classes for the remainder of the week and decided to move to an online format for the rest of the semester in light of the coronavirus pandemic. I was sitting at the Michigan Union, rushing to meet a deadline, when I received the email. The atmosphere around me immediately shifted. Textbooks closed, phones rang and chaos was in the air.

Tuesday, March 10, 2020 - 12:59pm
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Since Hasan Minhaj’s release of his talk show “Patriot Act With Hasan Minhaj” in 2018, the former Daily Show correspondent was met with high praise for his perfect blend of catharsis and criticism.

Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 12:28pm
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As a self-proclaimed coffee enthusiast, I’ve always had an incessant curiosity for coffee shops — the people, the atmosphere and of course, the coffee. The process of examining the menu of roasts, consulting a barista to validate my decision and sipping my selection over good conversation is my definition of heaven.

Thursday, February 6, 2020 - 12:00pm
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My parents are immigrants, so in our household, food is the center of everything. That means you don’t refuse food even if you just ate. While I’m not the biggest foodie, my parents would take food preparation very seriously, so I grew to love cooking over the years. I was never a natural, but my mom insisted that I learn all the traditional family recipes. What I once thought of as a tedious chore became the foundation for an appreciation of my culture and the art of food preparation. Grocery shopping is the most important task for the Shah family’s process.