Community Culture

Eli Rallo

This campus has broken my heart twice, it has afforded me the ability to travel to South Africa to study theatre, it has broken me and mended me.

Zachary M.S. Waarala

The work that once seemed superhuman now made sense. It was tactile — and I could do it myself.

Dana Pierangeli

We need days where we work nine to five at a dream internship and days when we sleep till 12 p.m. and write crappy plays, or even just binge Netflix. Growth is a process, and all forms of creativity add to it.

Heidi Schreck

Recently in Birmingham, Alabama, as the byproduct of a near-total abortion ban, Planned Parenthood announced they will build new women’s facilities.

Sammy Sussman

It’s not just a unique voice, I’ve come to realize, that marks a successful artist. It’s also an ability to bend style to match this artistic voice.

The Allman Betts Band at the Ann Arbor Blues Festival

Despite the widespread falling-off of the genre over the years, I was delighted to see that the blues were alive and well in Ann Arbor, kept alive by the love of its audience.

Alix Curnow

As Welcome Week wears on, I can sense my mind drifting away from the dreamy allure of May, June, July and August. Soon enough, it’s caught in the swing of university life.

Isabelle Hasslund

When you’re an expensive plane ticket away from home, you learn to make a new home where you are. It took time and patience, but you come to realize that Ann Arbor’s magic is in its people.


There are 480 million acres of Midwest, filled with 68 million unique human beings. Hundreds of rivers and lakes amble through plains and forests. No one Midwestern state is quite like the other.

Warner Bros. Television

From the slow way Joe talks, with his carefully placed pauses and soft voice, to his unrelenting kindness, Joe the character could not be more midwestern.