Community Culture

Dana Pierangeli

My quest has been less about coffee than just finding a place where I belong — a little nook of campus I can call my own.

Dana Pierangeli

I didn’t see any hypnotized Diag squirrels or dancing oaks, but the Orpheus Singers certainly lived up to their name. Directed by Eugene Rogers, the smallest of the SMTD choirs put on a night of beautiful classical choir pieces that charmed their audience.

Isabel Stein

In addition to this recital being a celebration of both Stein’s career at school and her father, it is also a celebration of the writers of the songs she will be performing.

Ryan Cox

“It’s a really easy way for people to connect with something that isn’t necessarily a news headline of a political topic. Using art as a medium allows people to interface with their emotions more readily than, say, interacting with a headline,” Hobbs stated.

Natalie Kastner

Last Sunday evening at the University of Michigan Museum of Art, I was transported to another world. Runyonland Productions, headed by School of Music, Theatre & Dance senior musical theater major Thomas Laub, put on a production of Adam Guettel’s “Myths and Hymns.”


Even today, this play is able to speak about unspeakable topics: bringing mankind’s desires into the light in an effort to prevent us from traveling into Elysian Fields.

Sammy Sussman

The play began to feel as though it were a series of interviews with unrelated subjects, each one addressing the audience to detail the horrible effects that the crisis had on their life. The great disparity between the messages of these characters, however, diluted any central narrative or take away that might have developed.


The music was a blend of modern and classical in a fun and enlightening concert. True to the name of the concert “Pops Braves the Elements,” each piece related in some way to earth, air, fire and/or water.


Although the actors are in black suits and listening to jazz on the couch, their messages remain the same – even when togas are replaced with suits, the idea of jealousy in politics remains as constant now as it did over 2,000 years ago.

Courtesy of Iwan Baan

In harmony, the multi-leveled plains make for a surprisingly comfortable, multi-functional space. This works particularly well in Tokyo, where small living spaces are the norm and beds are typically laid across the floor. While, yet again Fujimoto pointed out the artificial orthogonality of these plains of wood and the metal beams that run through them he stressed that, collectively, they “softly surround you to create a human scale… just like the forest.”