Sunday, November 15, 2020 - 1:21pm
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I don’t consider myself a religious person, but I had the closest thing to a spiritual awakening when I first climbed up the olive steps leading to South Fourth Avenue’s most charming hideaway — a place with tingling espresso aromas, walls adorned with matcha-colored greenery and a heavenly soundtrack of scholarly chatter and prickly indie tunes: Literati Coffee.

Sunday, November 1, 2020 - 1:28pm
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Legend says a posse of sorority girls today looks like this: designer tennis shoes, various shades of honey-highlighted hair, a cluster of pastel-toned sweatshirts, and the quintessential sweatpants donning their sorority letters.

Tuesday, October 27, 2020 - 5:32pm
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Phoebe Bridgers. “A Star Is Born”’s Lady Gaga. Frida Kahlo. “High School Musical”’s Gabriella Montez. 

What do all these women have in common? 

Wednesday, October 14, 2020 - 6:07pm
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Positioned against the same Kermit-green wall he uses as a pseudo-sound stage for Zoom acting classes, School of Music, Theatre & Dance junior Oliver Klein spoke to The Michigan Daily via video call to talk about one of the only modes of artistic expression the pandemic has not drastically changed: film. 

Saturday, September 26, 2020 - 9:39am
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 A “Do Not Disturb – in therapy” sign made from college-ruled paper hangs politely on my housemate’s door. A color-coordinated chore chart occupies the dry erase board that hugs the side of our fridge. On it, small, pink “Gs,” marked for every four days, tell me when it’s my turn to do the dishes. Resting on our kitchen island is a cork board, and pinned in the center lies a painfully precise weekly class schedule made from Sharpie and notebook paper.

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.