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March 30, 2022 (vol. 131, iss. 70) • Page Image 1

…CAMPUS LIFE GOT A NEWS TIP? Call 734-418-4115 or e-mail news@michigandaily.com and let us know. INDEX Vol. CXXXI, No. 70 ©2022 The Michigan Daily NEWS............................ 3 A R T S . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 M I C . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 O P I N I O N . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 S P O R T S . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 0 michigandaily.com For more stories and coverage...…

March 30, 2022 (vol. 131, iss. 70) • Page Image 2

…The Michigan Daily — michigandaily.com News 2 — Wednesday, March 30, 2022 Art & Afrofuturism panel explores the work of late author Octavia Butler PHOTO ADMINISTRATION GENEVIEVE GRUENLER Daily Staff Reporter ALLISON ENGKVIST/Daily An Ann Arbor resident wheels his display of two different worlds through campus during the Climate Strike Friday afternoon. The Michigan Daily (ISSN 0745-967) is publishing weekly on Wednesdays for the Wi...…

March 30, 2022 (vol. 131, iss. 70) • Page Image 3

…Read more at MichiganDaily.com News Wednesday, March 30, 2022 — 3 ADMINISTRATION The Michigan Daily — michigandaily.com Design by Kate Shen Graduate students at the Univer- sity of Michigan School of Social Work walked out of their classes Monday morning and gathered on the Diag to rally for Payments for Placements (P4P). This is a student campaign demanding that the Uni- versity begin compensating Master of Social Work (MSW) stude...…

March 30, 2022 (vol. 131, iss. 70) • Page Image 4

…The Michigan Daily — michigandaily.com Arts 4 — Wednesday, March 30, 2022 IN THIS WORLD of expectations, schedules, meticulously crafted five-year plans and a deep underlying pressure to have everything figured out, a surprise can be refreshing, terrifying, the absolute worst or the one thing you needed all along. Surprises have been the key to my life, simul- taneously adding the sprinkles of delight I need to get through the ceaseles...…

March 30, 2022 (vol. 131, iss. 70) • Page Image 5

…Wednesday, March 30, 2022 — 5 Arts The Michigan Daily — michigandaily.com Surprise! Your favorite movie is a little bit fascist Surprises from the man who taught me how to love a good movie Musings about pop-out cakes WALT DISNEY, I think, is probably more influential than Jesus. So why do I feel like crit- ics shy away from critical analy- ses of Disney films, especially the classics? Just because they are cute and enormously popular...…

March 30, 2022 (vol. 131, iss. 70) • Page Image 6

…The Michigan Daily — michigandaily.com Michigan in Color 6 — Wednesday, March 30, 2022 Over the past two years, my vibrant paintings have engulfed my once unem- bellished bedroom wall. Each comes with a unique color scheme: from a pale orange canvas of Lisa Simpson to soulful butter- flies flying across a lilac sky. To me, paint- ing is a therapeutic release that I don’t find in other spaces I use for comfort. While I often use journali...…

March 30, 2022 (vol. 131, iss. 70) • Page Image 7

…Wednesday, March 30, 2022 — 7 Michigan in Color The Michigan Daily — michigandaily.com “I want the tall Mexican kid!” Nobody moved from the pickup bas- ketball line. Every player’s eyes were suddenly searching for this elusive, presumably Hispanic guy so the game could start. “You, dude, YOU” an impatient fin- ger points directly at me, the exaspera- tion clear in my temporary teammate’s voice. “Uh… I’m not Mexican,” I awkwardly ...…

March 30, 2022 (vol. 131, iss. 70) • Page Image 8

… The Michigan Daily — michigandaily.com Opinion 8 — Wednesday, March 30, 2022 PAIGE HODDER Managing Editor Stanford Lipsey Student Publications Building 420 Maynard St. Ann Arbor, MI 48109 tothedaily@michigandaily.com Edited and managed by students at the University of Michigan since 1890. JASMIN LEE Editor in Chief JULIAN BARNARD AND SHUBHUM GIROTI Editorial Page Editors ficial position of The Daily’s Editorial Board. All ot...…

March 30, 2022 (vol. 131, iss. 70) • Page Image 9

…“ Sexuality is a spectrum.” I’m sure you’ve heard this sentiment many times before, as it’s become the poster slogan for a progressive view on what it means to be queer. As younger populations continue to explore queerness, our pre- established binary definitions of attraction begin to blend into a continuum of different levels of sexual, romantic and gendered attraction. As Generation Z (Gen Z) becomes more accepting and op...…

March 30, 2022 (vol. 131, iss. 70) • Page Image 10

…Taylor Daniels: Shattering the grass ceiling: the first women’s collegiate club baseball championship JEREMY WEINE/Daily Alana Richardson scored Michigan’s first goal in its loss to Penn State. The Michigan Daily — michigandaily.com 10 — Wednesday, March 30, 2022 Sports Growing up as the only girl on my youth baseball team, of course one of my favorite movies was A League of Their Own. The 1992 classic and highest- grossing ba...…

March 30, 2022 (vol. 131, iss. 70) • Page Image 11

…The Michigan Daily — michigandaily.com Wednesday, March 30, 2022 — 11 “What’s next?”: Maggie MacNeil’s journey to Olympic gold and beyond KATELYN TURNER For The Daily JULIANNE YOON/Daily Maggie MacNeil won a gold medal at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics. SportsMonday: Don’t judge Michigan at its highs, judge it by its lows Out of COVID’s shadow, Michigan lacrosse has found its identity LINDSAY BUDIN Daily Sports Writer KATE HUA/Daily ...…

March 30, 2022 (vol. 131, iss. 70) • Page Image 12

…WICHITA, Kan. — With the clock ticking down in the Michigan women’s basketball team’s first ever Elite Eight, junior guard Maddie Nolan, standing on the block, looked across the lane to senior forward Naz Hillmon. The two shared a look, Hillmon told Nolan to take a deep breath and they both steeled themselves for the next play. Down by nine and struggling to overcome a late onslaught from Louisville, both players knew the situati...…

March 30, 2022 (vol. 131, iss. 70) • Page Image 14

…An Ethnography of Adderall and Wolverines ILLUSTRATION BY TAMRA TURNER PAGE LAYOUT BY SARAH CHUNG 2 — Wednesday, March 30, 2022 // The Statement Content warning: Mentions of substance abuse Becoming a university student means experi- encing many ‘firsts,’ one of which being the first time you might try stimulants — caffeine, nico- tine, cocaine, the list goes on. For me, Adderall arrived months too late, but it changed my life non...…

March 30, 2022 (vol. 131, iss. 70) • Page Image 15

…BY ELIZABETH WOLFE, OPINION ADVICE COLUMNIST Wednesday, March 30, 2022 // The Statement — 3 Read more at MichiganDaily.com A crash course on alpha males Content warning: Messages pertaining to violence against women and gun shootings. Oct. 2, 2021 I’m sure you remember it was the beginning of October. Though it really doesn’t matter what kind of day it was — which day of the week, whether it was sunny or rainy — it really was...…

March 30, 2022 (vol. 131, iss. 70) • Page Image 16

…4 — Wednesday, March 30, 2022 // The Statement What’s Grindr got to do with it? BY DRAKE GEORGE, STATEMENT CORRESPONDENT Content Warning: Mentions of sexual abuse, abuse of minors, graphic nudity Opening up Grindr is like reading a magazine with no articles or captions. Just photos of the sexiest male celebrities, faceless creatures we like to flip through like products in a catalog. Grindr is designed to allow Queer men to find ...…

September 30, 2020 (vol. 130, iss. 132) • Page Image 1

…Movie theaters and performance venues can reopen Oct. 9 in accordance with public health guidelines, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced in a Friday press release. Whitmer also altered limits on indoor and outdoor gatherings, putting a formula in place to determine capacity at different locations. In a statement, Whitmer said the state’s early steps to combat the virus made it possible to loosen restrictions. “Michigan took...…

September 30, 2020 (vol. 130, iss. 132) • Page Image 2

…Gov. Gretchen Whitmer aims to make Michigan completely carbon neutral by the year 2050, her office announced in a press release Wednesday. “The science is clear – climate change is directly impacting our public health, environment, our economy and our families,” Whitmer said in a statement. “This dangerous reality is already causing harm throughout Michigan, with communities of color and low-income Michiganders sufferi...…

September 30, 2020 (vol. 130, iss. 132) • Page Image 3

…In May, protests erupted in Ypsilanti after a video showed the officer repeatedly hitting Grady El in the head. Elected officials, candidates and community members spoke out against racial injustice in education, the criminal justice system and the economy during Saturday’s event. Eli Savit, Democratic candidate for Washtenaw County prosecutor, said the charge for wanton endangerment — but not for Taylor’s murder — proved t...…

September 30, 2020 (vol. 130, iss. 132) • Page Image 4

…About 50 people and public officials attended a virtual public hearing with the Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners, Ann Arbor City Council, Scio Township Board of Trustees and the Huron Watershed Council regarding the Gelman Plume Litigation Settlement on Thursday evening. U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell, D-Mich., moderated the hearing. The Gelman Plume is the spread of the chemical 1,4-dioxane into soil and groun...…

September 30, 2020 (vol. 130, iss. 132) • Page Image 5

…The Michigan Daily — michigandaily.com News Wednesday, September 30, 2020 — 5 Students and faculty work to adapt to hybrid courses With 22 percent of LSA classes being taught in the hybrid or in-person format, the disconnect between students in the classroom and students on Zoom coupled with the technological learning curve has proved challenging for hybrid courses. LSA sophomore Michelle Ascrizzi is enrolled in a hybrid ...…

September 30, 2020 (vol. 130, iss. 132) • Page Image 6

…The Michigan Daily — michigandaily.com Michigan In Color 6 — Wednesday, September 30, 2020 As a first-year living on campus during a widespread pandemic, my concerns about daily life at the Univeringly continue to increase. The administration does not seem to be taking the struggles of students into consideration, evident from the increase in our tuition, prevalence of lab fees and blatant lack of student testing. When I sit ...…

September 30, 2020 (vol. 130, iss. 132) • Page Image 7

…Wednesday, September 30, 2020 — 7 The Michigan Daily — michigandaily.com Michigan In Color 7500 miles from our native Ann Arbor campus lies the Pakistani city of Karachi, a metropolis renowned for its linguistic, ethnic and reli- gious diversity. Just 750 miles from Karachi exists Lahore, the next largest Pakistani city notable for its social liberal- ism, high level of educational quality and literary works. Despite these positive ...…

September 30, 2020 (vol. 130, iss. 132) • Page Image 8

…Opinion T hough it is good that social media sites, particularly Twitter, are finally working to prevent the rampant spread of misinformation on their platforms, this alone is not enough. These fact-checking provisions are limited in scope, and thus do not absolve social media users of responsibility for verifying that content they consume or amplify is factually accurate, especially when it relates to topics as paramount as...…

September 30, 2020 (vol. 130, iss. 132) • Page Image 9

…I ’m sure you’ve all heard by now, but the long-seated Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died. She passed away on Sept. 18 and immediately reinvigorated a partisan conflict that’s been brewing for the past four years. Her body hadn’t even been cold, and people were already in an uproar about what the proceeding replacement would look like. Sentiments over former President Barack Obama’s appointee, Justice Merric...…

September 30, 2020 (vol. 130, iss. 132) • Page Image 10

…7-Opinion Opinion The Michigan Daily — michigandaily.com I f I asked you what are cars for, there are a few answers I might expect you to give me. Cars expand our horizons by letting us travel farther. They save time by letting us travel faster. Or, maybe you would simply say that we need cars: We need them to get to our places of work, to get to the store and buy food, to visit our families — in short, to live our lives. If car...…

September 30, 2020 (vol. 130, iss. 132) • Page Image 11

…In the United States there has long been a strange fascination with stories of the American backwoods — gritty tales of brazen crime, graphic murder, religious fanaticism and twisted mentalities. They fixate on the post-war rural South and glorify the violence that erupts among the backwoods folk. And there’s never a person of color in sight. This is the vein of “The Devil All the Time,” a stark tale of rural Ohio and West V...…

September 30, 2020 (vol. 130, iss. 132) • Page Image 12

…Last week, Mickey Guyton made history as the first Black woman to perform solo at the Academy of Country Music Awards. She sang to an empty Grand Ole Opry house where lights lined the pews instead of people. The audience watching from home was largely unfamiliar with Guyton or her music — her debut “Better Than You Left Me” peaked at #34 on the Billboard Country Airplay Chart in 2015, her highest-charting single to date. Nonethel...…

September 30, 2020 (vol. 130, iss. 132) • Page Image 13

…Arts Wednesday, September 30, 2020 — 13 The Michigan Daily — michigandaily.com “extremely online” to my friends, they usually agree — they too love memes and spend hours on Twitter. gets messy. It usually turns into some form of me reciting my own version of Bane’s quote from “The Dark Knight Rises”: “You merely adopted the internet; I was born in it, molded by it.” Like all great horror movies, “Antebellum” is barely fiction. ...…

September 30, 2020 (vol. 130, iss. 132) • Page Image 14

…I n his article for Geo- graphical Review, geog- rapher Blake Gumprecht posits the American college town as “a place apart, a unique type of urban community shaped by the sometimes conflicting forces of youth, intellect and idealism that have been a critical but underap- preciated part of American life.” I have a hard time agreeing with the second part; the image of a youthful, crafty, idealistic American is practically a ste- re...…

September 30, 2020 (vol. 130, iss. 132) • Page Image 15

…L ate in the evening of the Jewish New Year Rosh Hashanah on Sept. 18, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg passed away from complications related to pancreatic cancer. Upon hearing the news of her passing, it is understandable why so many responded with punditry on the upcoming battle over her replacement on the Supreme Court of the United States and its intersection with the upcoming election on Nov. 3. Recognizing the possibil...…

September 30, 2020 (vol. 130, iss. 132) • Page Image 16

…The Michigan Daily — michigandaily.com statement Wednesday, September 30, 2020 — 16 A lesson from past pandemics BY WILLA HART, STATEMENT COLUMNIST L ast week, in one of my history classes, Sick- ness and Health Since 1492, I was assigned the reading “The Cholera Years” by Charles E. Rosenberg. The book is a dense, nearly 300-page account of the United States cholera epidemics of the 1800s; the syllabus had us reading all but on...…

September 30, 2020 (vol. 130, iss. 132) • Page Image 17

…The Michigan Daily — michigandaily.com Sports Wednesday, September 30, 2020 — 17 Will Tschetter leads a simple life. He lives on his family farm in the rural outskirts of Stewartville, Minn., a community of roughly 6,000 people. He doesn’t have social media. Basketball is his passion, but farm work comes first; he once instructed Juwan Howard to call him back so he could finish hauling the day’s load of rocks. Perhaps it’s fitting...…

September 30, 2020 (vol. 130, iss. 132) • Page Image 18

…Jaylen Jones and Tyler Fullman are two supremely talented student athletes from Georgia and Chicago, respectively. They both have athletic accolades under their belts, and they both have their sights set on professional ball. Jones and Fullman are two Black pitchers who will join Michigan’s baseball team next year. They will find themselves under the tutelage of coach Erik Bakich, who has gained national attention in ...…

September 30, 2020 (vol. 130, iss. 132) • Page Image 19

…The Michigan Daily — michigandaily.com Sports Wednesday, September 30, 2020 — 19 Undersized and overlooked, Ronnie Bell set to anchor young receiver corps Ronnie Bell had been exiled from campus amid the pandemic. Gyms were closed. So were local football fields. But the junior wide receiver had to find a way to train. So on his second day home, his dad came up with the ultimate workout. That’s how Bell ended up pushing a Ch...…

July 30, 2020 (vol. 129, iss. 124) • Page Image 1

…Thursday, June 11, 2020 INDEX Vol. CXXIX, No. 124 © 2020 The Michigan Daily NEWS .................................... OPINION ............................... ARTS/NEWS.......................... MiC......................................... SPORTS................................ MICHIGAN IN COLOR My experience in a COVID-19 hotspot Reflections of trip to a declared ‘hotspot’ of the coronavirus pandemic, Gatlinburg, Tenn. >> SEE PAGE...…

July 30, 2020 (vol. 129, iss. 124) • Page Image 2

…The University of Michigan announced its hybrid plan for the fall semester in late June, allowing dorms to reopen and remaining flexible to students who do not want to return to campus. However, com- munity members have raised ques- tions about off-campus housing and what students are able to do about leases if they do not plan to return to campus in the fall. Oxford Companies Associate Director Katie Vohwinkle told The Daily in a...…

July 30, 2020 (vol. 129, iss. 124) • Page Image 3

…The Michigan primary elec- tion for Michigan’s 12th Con- gressional District seat in the U.S. House of Representatives is on Aug. 4. Solomon Rajput, a current medical student at the University of Michigan, is taking a leave of absence to run for Congress and chal- lenging incumbent U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell, D-Mich., who has served three terms as the representative from the 12th district. The Dingell family has represented the distr...…

July 30, 2020 (vol. 129, iss. 124) • Page Image 4

…A s I write this article from my home in Miami, Fla., my state’s COVID-19 rates continue to peak at tens of thousands of new cases per day. An article from The Guardian described the magnitude of the Sunshine State’s crisis as such: “If Florida was a country, it would be one of the world’s biggest hotspots.” Nonetheless, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has adopted an opti- mistic, yet somewhat dismissive outlook on the growth in cases. In...…

July 30, 2020 (vol. 129, iss. 124) • Page Image 5

…A s a student at the University of Michigan over the past year, I have come to love the natural beauty of the Ann Arbor region, whether it be the scenic Huron River winding through the Washtenaw County coun- tryside, large expanses of open space or picturesque farms dotting the land- scape. Unlike many other cities similar in size — along with most areas of Metro Detroit — Ann Arbor’s close proximity to the countryside in nearly all ...…

July 30, 2020 (vol. 129, iss. 124) • Page Image 6

…Not a month before quarantine started, my Taylor Swift™ snake ring snapped in half. After anxiously twisting it on and off my finger for nearly two years, the silvery metal fittingly relented in therapy. Bulky, obnoxious and glit- tery green — I had come to think of it as a secret signal (“I knew you were a Swiftie!”) and a con- versation starter. “Oh,” I began when anyone asked me about it, “I’m a really big Taylor Swift fan.” So it’s ...…

July 30, 2020 (vol. 129, iss. 124) • Page Image 7

…Lianne La Havas’s newest album, a self-titled record of anthems and lullabies, is perfectly representative of herself as an artist. The collec- tion of 12 songs firmly defines her ingenuity as a singer-songwriter, encapsulating her chamele- onic musical aptitude through the ebb and flow of a lilting guitar. Even in the most brash and declarative moments on the album, La Havas’s supreme control and calm when navigating the most climactic...…

July 30, 2020 (vol. 129, iss. 124) • Page Image 8

…8 Thursday, July 30, 2020 The Michigan Daily — michigandaily.com MICHIGAN IN COLOR Is it love or Asian fetish? “Look, I’m a tall guy; I’m just attracted to small, cute girls. They happen to be Asian, but I don’t have yellow fever.” The friend I made in the beginning of the school year was trying to explain how he — a white male — did not have an Asian fetish, but he was doing a poor job at that. Later on, I learned he was a dominant ...…

July 30, 2020 (vol. 129, iss. 124) • Page Image 9

…9 Thursday, July 30, 2020 The Michigan Daily — michigandaily.com MICHIGAN IN COLOR My experience in a COVID-19 hotspot Recently, my family drove down to Tennessee to immerse ourselves in nature and find some peace and adventure during such dystopian times. While being up in the Smoky Mountains was beautiful and well worth the trip, it was also scary driving past the crowds of locals. Tennessee is one of eighteen other states recogn...…

July 30, 2020 (vol. 129, iss. 124) • Page Image 10

…10 Thursday, July 30, 2020 The Michigan Daily — michigandaily.com SPORTS In bubble, Mikie Schlosser is only focused on winning In coming weeks, fans of major professional televised sports leagues like the MLB, NBA and NHL will see the highly anticipated returns of sports in the form of abbreviated, COVID- 19-adjusted seasons. The NBA is creating a local bubble, while the MLB is trying its best to keep its employees socially isol...…

July 30, 2020 (vol. 129, iss. 124) • Page Image 11

…11 Thursday, July 30, 2020 The Michigan Daily — michigandaily.com SPORTS Four sports shut down voluntary workouts due to COVID-19 Less than a week after Michigan State football halted its practices and went into a 14-day quarantine, Michigan is pausing voluntary workouts for ice hockey, volleyball, swimming and diving and field hockey, an athletic department spokesperson told The Daily. Workouts have been paused becau...…

July 30, 2020 (vol. 129, iss. 124) • Page Image 12

…12 Thursday, July 30, 2020 The Michigan Daily — michigandaily.com SPORTS Barriers remain between Black athletes and college athletics In the 1880s with Moses Fleetwood Walker, Michigan baseball became one of the first colleges to have a Black baseball player. In 1890, George Jewett joined the Michigan football team as a halfback — the University and the Big Ten’s first Black football player. Forty years and Fielding Yost ...…

March 30, 2020 (vol. 129, iss. 94) • Page Image 1

…The University of Michigan’s transition to online classes has presented unique obstacles for fine arts students, who have had their recitals impacted, face issues obtaining necessary materials and experience difficulty practicing their disciplines remotely. The University announced plans to move to online classes on March 11 amid an outbreak of coronavirus in the state. As students transition to attending lectures,...…

March 30, 2020 (vol. 129, iss. 94) • Page Image 2

…2 — Monday, March 30, 2020 News The Michigan Daily — michigandaily.com U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell, D-Mich., held a conference call this afternoon with various media outlets to briefly discuss the details of the Coronavirus Relief Bill passed by Congress. According to Dingell, the $2 trillion would be sectioned off into seven main categories: individual, small businesses, large businesses/corporations, hospitals and public...…

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