A long-form magazine that intertwines the genres of news, opinion and creative nonfiction.

The Double Edition:

August 11 Edition:

I cry on planes

Last week, I did something I haven’t done in months: I went on a plane. A red-eye flight. My first real trip post-quarantine. At midnight, I shuffled on board alongside a few dozen half-asleep travelers. We each settled into our […]

The “Spike the Bulldog” scandal

I’m going to tell my story of Spike the Bulldog. My middle school was very small. It was also connected to a high school. Though the buildings were separate, we would see the older students around and knew most of […]

Texts from the void

I collect text messages. I’ve done this for as long as I’ve had a smartphone. I know I will probably never look at many of these little screenshots of contextless conversations again. However, I still feel a responsibility to memorialize […]

August 4 Edition:

You do/you don’t want to be crazy

I am sitting on my couch, enduring the ridiculous adolescent pain of whatever had struck me on that particular day of my junior year of high school. With a family-size bag of Chex Mix lying beside me, the season three […]

July 28 Edition:

An ode to college caffeination

I start most of my days with coffee. The beverage is so embedded into my schedule that if I don’t start the morning with one, I get a headache by […]

How improv makes me a better human

I took my first improv class by accident during my sophomore year of high school because it was the only elective left open. While all my friends enjoyed ceramics or photography, I sauntered across campus to the daunting theater classroom […]

Did COVID make us all introverts?

Introvert. A popular word floating around recently, as we return to “normal life.” A label I’ve picked up during quarantine. A safe little home, a social charging port. Their energy source is alone time — they recharge their social battery […]

July 21 Edition:

Growing up with Taylor Swift: Part 1

This is the first article of a three-part series dedicated to analyzing and reminiscing on Taylor Swift’s discography. The second and third articles will be released in the months to come.  Hi. We’re Andie and Abby, and we are, to […]

A statement on The Statement

The Michigan Daily’s magazine, The Statement, is quickly described as a “long-form magazine that intertwines the genres of news, opinion and creative nonfiction.” That might serve as an adequate elevator pitch; however, after nearly a year of writing for The […]

July 21 Edition:

Growing up with Taylor Swift: Part 1

This is the first article of a three-part series dedicated to analyzing and reminiscing on Taylor Swift’s discography. The second and third articles will be released in the months to come.  Hi. We’re Andie and Abby, and we are, to […]

A statement on The Statement

The Michigan Daily’s magazine, The Statement, is quickly described as a “long-form magazine that intertwines the genres of news, opinion and creative nonfiction.” That might serve as an adequate elevator pitch; however, after nearly a year of writing for The […]

July 14 Edition:

College quantified

College is 75% over for me, and the data is in. I estimated:  Number of broken microwaves: 2. Number of bus rides, total: 324. Number of rides on the wrong bus: 7. Number of times caught in the act, any […]

My place on the timeline of life

“Today is the oldest you’ve ever been, and the youngest you’ll ever be again.” This piece of wisdom from Eleanor Roosevelt has been on my mind a lot lately. At the start of summer, I watched a class of seven-year-olds […]

The double-edged sword of summer

Every year around the middle of June, the hallways of my high school teemed with excitement for the incoming summer. Much like the opening scene of High School Musical 2 (minus the dance number), after the last bell goes off, […]

July 14 Edition:

College quantified

College is 75% over for me, and the data is in. I estimated:  Number of broken microwaves: 2. Number of bus rides, total: 324. Number of rides on the wrong bus: 7. Number of times caught in the act, any […]

My place on the timeline of life

“Today is the oldest you’ve ever been, and the youngest you’ll ever be again.” This piece of wisdom from Eleanor Roosevelt has been on my mind a lot lately. At the start of summer, I watched a class of seven-year-olds […]

The double-edged sword of summer

Every year around the middle of June, the hallways of my high school teemed with excitement for the incoming summer. Much like the opening scene of High School Musical 2 (minus the dance number), after the last bell goes off, […]

July 7 Edition:

June 30 Edition:

Alcohol and awkwardness

A few weeks ago on my 21st birthday, a friend and I made our way to Good Time Charley’s to buy my first legal drink. We shared a fishbowl called […]

Rising

“In my 30 years of practice, I have never seen anything like this before. I think it’s all in your head.”  This was a psychiatrist’s explanation of what was going on in my brain while I sat in front of […]

The crush drought and its consequences

When I was in middle school, I had a crush on a boy named Jack. I went to basketball camp the summer before 7th grade knowing that I was not really an athlete, but that this crush of mine was. […]

Confessions of a failed brand ambassador

Outdoor Voices broke into the saturated athleisure market by harnessing the influence of a specific type of woman on Instagram: the type who kayaks before work, runs half marathons for fun and brings oil paints to picnics. The brand was […]

June 23 Edition:

Reconciling body and identity

TW: Body image, discussion of eating disorders Back in January, I had to get an ultrasound done on my liver and gallbladder after months of pain and nausea had landed me in more doctors’ offices than I’d ever been in. […]

June 16 Edition:

Feeling SOUR about friendship breakups

It’s hard to miss Olivia Rodrigo’s debut album, SOUR. People have been listening on repeat across the world — the album is topping charts and breaking records daily. The cause of her immense popularity? I would credit her vulnerable relatability. […]

Recollections of journeys with you

“We keep this love in a photograph / We made these memories for ourselves / Where our eyes are never closing / Hearts are never broken / And time’s forever frozen, still” —Ed Sheeran, “Photograph.”  It began with photographs, unearthed […]

June 9 Edition:

Town or gown: the two sides of Ann Arbor

Painting the rock at the corner of Hill Street and Washtenaw Avenue is much more than just a longstanding campus tradition.  In 1953, Michigan students and their Michigan State counterparts […]

Reflections on Gen Z’s image

When I typed “Why is Generation Z…” into Google, the first autofill suggestion was “so soft.” The second was “so sensitive.” Next was “entitled,” followed by “different,” “anxious” and “stressed.” It feels like Gen Z — which is largely agreed […]

What it means to be bombed

It’s an average Tuesday night in Tel Aviv, Israel’s secular hub and a social oasis in the desert of the pandemic. I’m going out to meet some friends at a bar after a long day at the office; there are […]

The effects of time on personal growth

Introduction: I have reached a somewhat odd phenomenon in my life.  It’s May. I have traveled back from school to the house where I grew up and notice my dog’s face is much whiter, and my next-door neighbors in elementary […]

June 2 Edition:

A faith of my own

The pages of the frayed old children’s book peek out of my nightstand, begging to be read once again. Prepared for the overflow of emotions and tears that I know are on their way, I wipe my eyes, put on […]

Conversations from the kitchen table

The kitchen table in my childhood home was actually chosen by me at 13 years old. I dragged my mom to Delia’s, the Justice of my middle-school era, while they were having a store-closing sale. The table they displayed their […]

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