Monday, September 14, 2020 - 2:32pm
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Perhaps one of the most cursed images a young woman can conjure is the female dressing room — the one tucked in the backstage corner of every theatre, dance studio and concert hall. With its taunting mirrored walls and the rancid stenches of burnt hair and the nervous sweat only starved teenage girls can produce, the place is hellish in the most basic sense. 

Thursday, September 10, 2020 - 12:29am
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While the coronavirus pandemic may have shut down Broadway and left the state of professional theatre in disarray, Music, Theatre & Dance sophomore Nicholas Daly is still finding ways to continue pursuing his theatrical potential. 

Sunday, August 30, 2020 - 7:50pm
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Waiting for a financial aid offer is a lot like waiting for a medical diagnosis. The unknown creates a fear so piercing, so all-consuming, that when the anticipated phone call or email finally comes through, holding your fate in a short string of sentences, your life halts for a second. And then, the shock: Maybe it’s a temporary loss of hearing. Maybe your heart begins to race so much you forget to breathe. Maybe you grow limp, wilting under the weight of life-altering information.

Wednesday, July 22, 2020 - 7:42pm
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Ever since the University of Michigan student body received University President Mark Schlissel’s email detailing the effects of COVID-19 on the winter semester, we’ve immersed ourselves in a digital world. Rapidly-evolving updates concerning student housing and remote learning meant that checking our email became an hourly necessity. And while self-quarantining, platforms like Zoom, TikTok and Instagram Live have lended us the ability to stay digitally connected while socially distanced.

Wednesday, July 1, 2020 - 6:30pm
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I felt a drip of sweat trickle down the back of my neck as I stared up at the boarded window. Glimpsing at my sketch then back at the wall of plywood that stood firm in front of me, I cautiously took my paintbrush to the ragged board. Customers milled in and out of the storefront, pausing, perplexed and curious, staring on as I struggled to maneuver the boards, my canvas.

Wednesday, June 3, 2020 - 5:53pm
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Ever since the U-M student body received President Schlissel’s email detailing the effects of COVID-19 on the winter semester, we’ve immersed ourselves in a digital world. Rapidly evolving updates concerning student housing and remote learning meant that checking our email became an hourly necessity. And while self-quarantining, platforms like Zoom, TikTok and Instagram Live have lended us the ability to stay digitally connected while socially distanced. To engage with digital culture is to engage with community culture, and vice versa.

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 - 5:30pm
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Ever since the U-M student body received President Schlissel’s email detailing the effects of COVID-19 on the winter semester, we’ve immersed ourselves in a digital world. Rapidly-evolving updates concerning student housing and remote learning meant that checking our email became an hourly necessity. And while self-quarantining, platforms like Zoom, TikTok and Instagram Live have lended us the ability to stay digitally connected while socially distanced. To engage with digital culture is to engage with community culture, and vice versa.

Wednesday, May 6, 2020 - 6:54pm
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Offering a delicious and aesthetically-appealing string of clips from classic Hollywood cinema and underscored by lively orchestral tunes with narration from a honey-sweet Sarah Jessica Parker, biographical documentary “What She Said: The Art of Pauline Kael” was fun to look at and fun to listen to.

Sunday, April 5, 2020 - 3:19pm
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My biceps started to ache as I rapidly whisked the sad, watery coffee-ground mixture with the manic fervor of a small child. Eyebrows furrowed and lips pressed together in a stubborn line, I was the poster image for culinary determination. It had been about 15 minutes since I first set my whisk to the coffee mixture, and I was not about to give up on the task at hand. The coffee would be whipped; it would be whipped and fluffy and a perfect caramel-brown color when I was done with it. 

Tuesday, March 10, 2020 - 4:08pm
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“There’s, like, two people here. Oh my God, this is hilarious,” my friend, Annie, said in between forced chuckles of disappointment. The two of us were standing in an endearingly short line for an EDM concert outside of Detroit’s Magic Stick Theatre.