Michigan in Color

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Addiction is like prayer

Begging for release

Craving freedom from self

Desire 

Entropy is me 

Freedom is not-- 

Guiding me home

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It is during times like this, when normalcy escapes us and uncertainty consumes us, that what defines us becomes clear.

Courtesy of Maya Mokh

“Either write something worth reading, or do something worth writing.” A friend gifted me a brown leather journal with this quote on the cover in eighth grade.

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15%. That’s how many undergraduate students at the University of Michigan are members of social sororities or fraternities. Though far below the “majority,” it seems like every person I’ve talked to is a member of some greek organization, promoting their next event or fundraiser.

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According to the CDC, 160 to 214 million Americans could be infected by the novel coronavirus over the course of the pandemic.

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In these times of uncertainty and social distancing, it can be really easy for us to justify habits that aren’t always conducive to our mental health—spending days lazing on the couch, staying inside all day, binge-watching Tiger King on Netflix (this I’m totally guilty of).

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i painstakingly paint my nails every week last 

week it was bubblegum blue. from up close

 

they must look so trite and clumsy. i need to stop

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Coronavirus has infected all aspects of life, but it doesn’t present us with new problems. The issues we’re tackling now have existed before COVID-19 affected us. In the wake of a global crisis, people’s true colors show. 

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From a regular Monday to suggestions of complete-isolation, the world felt unstable last week and worthy of describing as surreal. As the days pass, I find myself continually crawling back into the observatory that is my consciousness.

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On March 10, five states held their primaries (Idaho, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri and Washington), while North Dakota held their Democratic caucuses.