Wednesday, July 17, 2019 - 6:36pm

When the Motherland

Finds Home in

Your mouths,

My heart Beats

as fast

as You Speak.

I Hear

the Sun

You Both

Grew up under.

Teach Me

to Taste


on My


so that

every time

I Open

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 - 6:42pm

“Paris, Je t’aime.” 

I’m gonna be honest, this sentiment did not really stick with me after I finished my study abroad. It’s not that I hate the city or I have anything against my experience there after three weeks, but I think my perspective of one of the most well-known cities in the world has certainly developed into something that has allowed me to read between the lines of what is presented and what actually is. I would instead, change this sentiment to “Paris, Je tu connais” — Paris I know you.

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 6:49pm
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 6:14pm

Earlier this month, a team of scientists published a study in Nature Medicine journal that could lead researchers closer to a universal vaccine for influenza, commonly known as the flu. Principal investigators include Aubree Gordon, University of Michigan assistant professor of epidemiology at the School of Public Health, and Florian Krammer, professor of microbiology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 5:58pm

সুবর্ণা; the color of gold. In Bengali, my mother tongue, pronounced: shoo-born-ah. The name given to me by my parents, recent immigrants to the Western Hemisphere, lovingly gazing down at their firstborn child in this new world.

The color of gold. My memories of the first three years of my life are backlit in a warm light, created by the love of being brought up in a household of doting parents, grandparents and aunts. I was the center of my little world, seeing everything with innocence and curiosity.

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 - 6:46pm

My tears flow like yours

As does my blood when you cut me

Tearing the color off my skin

Slicing the culture off my clothes

Scraping the accent off my tongue

I tell you the Nile flows through my veins

My hands as textured as papyrus

My skin as brown as the desert sand

And my hair as black as the kohl

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 - 6:12pm

In the opening scenes of “Always Be My Maybe,” Sasha Tran (Ali Wong) makes herself a lonely dinner. But soon, she leaves for her best friend Marcus’s (Randall Park) house, where his mom makes kimchi jjigae, the classic, spicy stew brimming with kimchi, tofu and more. My mouth watered at the sight; it reminded me of all the times my own mom made kimchi jjigae, which was (and still is) the only way she could get me to eat kimchi.


Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 6:15pm

When I was five years old, I found myself on a muddy, cold football field. I was in kindergarten playing flag football in Saginaw, Michigan. I was the only girl. That day, I didn’t think about being the only girl on the field, I only remembered being forced onto my back by an illegal tackle and scoring a touchdown the following play. My anger seemed to propel me to the end zone, my father screaming for joy when I crossed the threshold unscaved.

Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - 3:33pm

A team of international scientists secured a $34.3 million, seven-year grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases for their international research on influenza, commonly known as the flu. The team includes Aubree Gordon, University of Michigan assistant professor of epidemiology, and Paul Thomas, professor at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Gordon said her group’s research could provide more data to create better flu vaccines and lead to new insights into immune system responses.

Sunday, June 2, 2019 - 8:44pm
the annual Taste of Ann Arbor festival brought live music and over 30 local restaurants serving an array of entrees, drinks and desserts to South Main Street.

On Sunday afternoon, the annual Taste of Ann Arbor festival brought live music and over 30 local restaurants serving an array of entrees, drinks and desserts to South Main Street.

Restaurants, like Gratzi, Palio and Aventura, had tents set up with a couple of signature plates available for patrons to sample. From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., unique Indian, Italian and Spanish cuisines were readily made for each hungry passerby.