Wednesday, May 22, 2019 - 6:20pm

I have not raised my hand all class. I know what to say; I have something worthwhile to share … I want everyone to hear what I have to say. I say to myself:

“Michaela, you can do it. Raise your hand. You’ve done this before.”

It is almost as if I am playing hot potato in my head — in the end, I do not raise my hand. Another opportunity is missed, and I am left scolding myself until the next day.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 - 8:07pm

Recently, Jordan Peele, director of the hit movies “Get Out” and “Us,” got a lot of attention for saying that he plans on continuing his pattern of casting Black people for his leads. He goes on to say that he has nothing against white guys, but won’t use them in his films because he has “already seen that movie.” When I saw somebody post his words on Instagram the other day, I was shocked that he was so blunt about his decisions, but also glad that someone powerful in the entertainment industry is dedicated to opening the door for Black representation.

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 8:36pm

This project aims to highlight bodies of color and their stories.


“My body is my clay, I mold it however I want.”


“My body is the only thing I have in this life that is purely mine, the only thing I have 100% control over.”


“My body is my story, every scar and every mark reflects my journey.”


“My body is a beautiful piece of art, it changes with each new day and each new journey.”

Monday, April 22, 2019 - 7:17pm
Nour Eidy

Public Health junior Nourel-Hoda Eidy has left her mark at the University of Michigan, that’s for sure. She is the founder of multiple programs for Arab students on campus, a founding sister of the first Arab sorority at the University, co-director of PILOT and a program assistant for the Community Action and Social Change minor. Eidy is a voice of change in her community, as well as for other communities of color. She said one of her driving forces to advocate for change on campus was the older students who paved the path for social change.

Sunday, April 21, 2019 - 7:18pm

Whenever religion naturally comes up in conversation, everyone should be proud to say what faith they preach. These are valuable discussions where we can encounter faiths we don’t practice and learn more about the different cultures around us. One friend taught me how he defines being a Christian, and I enjoyed talking with him about the similarities and differences I observed in Hinduism.  


Sunday, April 21, 2019 - 7:15pm

I will never forget the time in my second period high school biology class when my teacher looked me directly in the eyes and asked “What Asian are you? Chinese? Japanese? I can’t tell.” My faced burned with shame as I tried to explain in front of the entire class that I was a mix of two cultures, the product of two parents born across the Pacific ocean form each other.


Sunday, April 21, 2019 - 2:56pm
Democratic lawmakers in both chambers of the Michigan Legislature proposed a series of bills Wednesday that would enact protections for LGBT couples when adopting children.

Democratic lawmakers in both chambers of the Michigan Legislature proposed a series of bills Wednesday that would enact protections for LGBT couples when adopting children.

The lawmakers behind House Bills 4469-4472 and Senate Bills 272-275 hope to allow same-sex parents to adopt their partner’s biological or adoptive child, further protect same-sex couples from discrimination when adopting and hold adoption agencies accountable for discrimination.

Sunday, April 21, 2019 - 2:30pm
Mark di Suvero’s “Orion” will return to it's location outside the University of Michigan Museum of Art

The University of Michigan Museum of Art will welcome back a piece of public art this week after a yearlong hiatus.

Mark di Suvero’s “Orion” is a 53-foot high and 21,220-pound steel sculpture that was prominently featured in front of the museum on the University’s Central Campus, where it has stood since 2008. It arrived at the University to commemorate the opening of the Maxine and Stuart Frankel and the Frankel Family Wing of the UMMA. Before then, it was located in Chicago’s Millennium Park.

Sunday, April 21, 2019 - 1:34pm
LSA freshman Jordy Garcia performs "When I Was..." at the Mental Health Monologues Friday night at Palmer Commons.

About 50 people gathered Friday night in the Forum Hall of Palmer Commons for the 2019 Mental Health Monologues, sponsored by the University of Michigan’s chapter of Active Minds. This is the fourth year  Active Minds, an organization dedicated to raising awareness about mental health among college students, has put on the show. Students and alumni prepared monologues about their personal struggles with mental health.

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 6:11pm

4 basic strategies to cope with stress during final exams.