Tuesday, February 5, 2019 - 3:44pm

The sun is beaming and so are you. You get a text that makes you smile, but you put your phone into your pocket before responding. You have on your headphones and the volume is maxed out, this is the playlist that blares through.

Warm (feat. Mia) - Dre’es, Mia

Herside Story- GoldLink

Feels- Giraffage

Tinder Song- VICTOR!

I Could Fall in Love- Selena (not Gomez.)

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 - 3:37pm


it’s past midnight and i start thinking about my umma[1] dying again. she’s not dead, but as my head starts to spin i think—

well what if she gets into a car accident tomorrow morning on her way to work, you know anything can happen on the new jersey turnpike, wait she doesn’t take the new jersey turnpike anymore since we’ve moved, but what if she gets into a car accident anyway, they happen pretty frequently, and then she’ll be gone forever, and i didn’t even hug her goodbye when she dropped me off for an interview on move-in day

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 - 3:21pm

Dating. A word that is thrown around casually at home in America is a word that, if uttered in an Indian household, causes the television’s volume to be lowered, the newspaper to be slowly folded, and the hustle and bustle to come to a standstill.

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 - 3:13pm

Where Love is Real

There is a place where love is real,

And after hate is concealed,

And there the sky is kind and blue,

And there the grass is jade dew,

And there the robin has a soft coo

To warm in the tomato sun.

Let us leave the place where the ash grows white

And the dull sidewalks are steel.

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 - 3:10pm

As a Chinese-American bisexual girl, my love and sex life have been a mess from the start. Long before I knew I was also into girls, I was super into boys, and not afraid to be upfront about it. I think I was something of a feminist in middle school before I really learned about or knew what feminism actually was because I thought that girls waiting for boys to ask them out all because of social and gender norms was dumb. I’d ask boys out.

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 - 2:54pm

I’ve had very little experience with love. But I have seen enough romantic comedies starring Ryan Gosling and have listened enough songs by Rex Orange County and Frank Ocean to at least know that Love is a complicated emotion. It’s not an emotion like happiness or anger, where most of the time, we know how and when to register these emotions. Love, on the other hand, is something that we’re still trying to figure out as young adults.

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 - 2:48pm

As long as I can remember, and perhaps even before, I have been a hopeless romantic. I had my first crush on a girl when I was three; when I was eight, I still had a crush on her and reflected this by giving her a pair of earrings that my mom helped me make. Her family moved away a year later and I was crushed.

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 - 2:40pm

“Comparison robs you of joy.” It is an old adage that I shouldn't have forgotten when I walked away from myself for a boy.

As funny and charming as I eventually found my first boyfriend, I wasn’t all that interested in him when we met over dinner with other interns. The music was too loud to hear even those across the table from me, and I was at the very end, only able to speak to a guy whose name I couldn’t quite remember or pronounce.

Sunday, February 3, 2019 - 9:51pm

The Michigan Democratic Party held its annual convention Saturday at the Cobo Center in Detroit. Politicians from across the state, regional and federal governments emphasized unity while laying the groundwork for 2020.

The state's top Democratic office holders gave speeches, including Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist II and Attorney General Dana Nessel.

Gilchrist highlighted the necessity of building a foundation for successful organizing in the coming year.

Sunday, February 3, 2019 - 8:57pm
Latinidad Editorial Board

Founded on the mission for Latinx students to reclaim, uplift and properly represent the Latinx community, Latinidad is a new magazine that is forging its ways among the intersection of creative expression and social justice. LSA seniors Jacqueline Delgado and Daniel Lopez developed the vision of Latinidad after searching through the University’ archives for Latinx representation and initiative.