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March 31, 2021 (vol. 130, iss. 27) • Page Image 1

…STYMIED MEN’S BASKETBALL TEDDY GUTKIN Daily Sports Writer INDIANAPOLIS — The Michigan men’s INDIANAPOLIS — The Michigan men’s basketball team had aspirations of playing in the basketball team had aspirations of playing in the Final Four. Final Four. On Tuesday night, it came up just short. In a On Tuesday night, it came up just short. In a stunning upset, the Wolverines (23-5) fell to the stunning upset, the Wolverines (23-5) fel...…

March 31, 2021 (vol. 130, iss. 27) • Page Image 2

…The Michigan Daily — michigandaily.com News 2 — Wednesday, March 31, 2021 TESS CROWLEY/Daily Being a freshman is overwhelming, but I am ready to take on the rest of the semester and any new challenges that may come along in stride. The Michigan Daily (ISSN 0745-967) is publishing weekly on Wednesdays for the Winter 2021 semester by students at the University of Michigan. One copy is available free of charge to all readers. Additional cop...…

March 31, 2021 (vol. 130, iss. 27) • Page Image 3

…Public Health junior Nithya Arun and Engineering junior Carla Voigt will serve as president and vice president of the University of Michigan Central Student Government’s 11th Assembly, according to the student government elections preliminary results. The pair received 1,574 out of the 3,067 votes that were cast, according to preliminary election results obtained by The Daily. Arun and Voigt ran with the IMPACT party, whic...…

March 31, 2021 (vol. 130, iss. 27) • Page Image 4

…As vaccines are becoming more and more accessible, Michigan Medicine has been a key distributor responsible for vaccinating hospital staff and patients as well as some students and faculty in Ann Arbor. Each week, the number of vaccines available nationally varies, which influences the supply chain and ultimately how many doses local health systems have access to. Michigan Medicine has the capacity to vaccinate up to 24...…

March 31, 2021 (vol. 130, iss. 27) • Page Image 5

…The Michigan Daily — michigandaily.com Arts Wednesday, March 31, 2021 — 5 When I first sought out to understand the University of Michigan’s students’ experiences with guilty pleasures, I expected to find an underbelly of U-M students dumping their parents’ credit cards into VTuber donations or OnlyFans subscriptions. After seeing my post looking for interviews about the topic on Facebook, a close friend messaged me, “I do fee...…

March 31, 2021 (vol. 130, iss. 27) • Page Image 6

…The Ann Arbor District Library is a magical place. In fact, any local library, bookstore or streetside lending library is likely to have the best, most authentic book recommendations. The Daily’s Book Review writers certainly think so — so, in the same spirit of small city book recommendations, we offer our small list of books by Black writers that might have slipped past the New York Times Best Sellers list. Some of these books ar...…

March 31, 2021 (vol. 130, iss. 27) • Page Image 7

…During a workshop I participated in last summer, we were each asked to share our “immigration story.” I didn’t end up sharing with the group as I didn’t necessarily feel like I had much to say: My parents immigrated here from South Korea in the late ’90s, and I was born and raised in the U.S. End of story, at least on my end. I recently wondered, however, if my parents have ever been asked this question. Have they — my mom...…

March 31, 2021 (vol. 130, iss. 27) • Page Image 8

…The Michigan Daily — michigandaily.com Michigan in Color 8 — Wednesday, March 31, 2021 I Do Disclaimer: Though there is still a long way to go, movements that push for marriage equality have swept through Asia in the last decade. It is important that we take an active role in condemning homophobia and discrimination on the basis of gender identity. Note that I use the general terms “bride” and “groom” throughout in reference to m...…

March 31, 2021 (vol. 130, iss. 27) • Page Image 9

…7-Opinion Opinion Wednesday, March 31, 2021 — 9 The Michigan Daily — michigandaily.com BRITTANY BOWMAN 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. CLAIRE HAO Editor in Chief ELIZABETH COOK AND JOEL WEINER Editorial Page Editors Unsigned editorials reflect the official positi...…

March 31, 2021 (vol. 130, iss. 27) • Page Image 10

…2-News I n the year since the COVID-19 pandemic hit Michigan, 63% of Michigan’s prison population has tested positive for the virus and 139 people have died. In total, more than 25,900 incarcerated people and 3,800 corrections staff have tested positive. Incarcerated people are routinely exposed to illness and unable to follow Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance in cramped, shared spaces. Sanitation and ventilation ...…

March 31, 2021 (vol. 130, iss. 27) • Page Image 11

…T he first semester of my se- nior year was, academically, the worst semester of my life. I was enrolled in only six credits but found myself in a deep depression spi- ral, unable to do anything — to focus, do any work, care about my passions like writing and The Michigan Daily, but mostly I couldn’t take good care of myself. Writing and photography are the only things that come naturally to me and are what I want to spend my life...…

March 31, 2021 (vol. 130, iss. 27) • Page Image 12

…The Michigan Daily — michigandaily.com 12 — Wednesday, March 31, 2021 statement “They did not mean me when they said disabled” BY MARISA WRIGHT, STATEMENT DEPUTY EDITOR T hey tell me I look so healthy. They tell me I’m just so young. They just cannot believe it. They ask me if I’m really sick, like am I really sure? They ask me if I’ve actually received a diagnosis. They tell me it’s in my head, that it’s psy- chosomatic. They tell ...…

March 31, 2021 (vol. 130, iss. 27) • Page Image 13

…F or people who write regu- larly, one of the most dis- heartening experiences is that of “writer’s block.” It is an un- pleasant feeling, to say the least. No matter how hard I try, the words do not come. Or, they come in fits and starts, only to be censored before they reach the page. Words, the building blocks of the written product, seem to reside somewhere in my mind. They float around up there, waiting for me to scoop them ...…

March 31, 2021 (vol. 130, iss. 27) • Page Image 14

…In an extraordinary year, the Michigan hockey team looked like it might make it to the end. Everything the world could have thrown at the Wolverines, it did. An insanely long offseason. An athletic department- wide shutdown. A season-ending injury. At each turn, they’ve proven time and again that they’re capable of playing through unprecedented circumstances. Sitting as a two seed and the No. 8 team in ...…

March 31, 2021 (vol. 130, iss. 27) • Page Image 15

…“It’s tough.” Those were the words of Michigan coach Kim Barnes Arico in her opening statement after the team’s loss to Baylor. The last shot in Michigan’s historic season was a missed 3-point attempt. Junior wing Leigha Brown had less than one second to get the shot off. Down by three in overtime against Baylor, the shot determined whether the Wolverines’ season ended or if the team would compete in double overtime. She missed...…

March 31, 2021 (vol. 130, iss. 27) • Page Image 16

…Just like that, the dream ended. Two hours earlier, the Michigan men’s basketball team hoped to be cutting down the nets en route to their second Final Four appearance in four years. Unfortunately for the Wolverines, UCLA had other ideas. Now, in the wee hours of Wednesday morning, a dichotomous visual took shape on the court at Lucas Oil Stadium. On one side, a dejected Michigan team shuffled off the floor and into the ...…

August 31, 2020 (vol. 129, iss. 127) • Page Image 1

…As the first day of fall semester approaches and students move into on-campus residence halls, freshmen have had to modify their expectations for what the semester will now look like. LSA freshman Elizabeth Wolfe, who lives in East Quad Residence Hall, said she has tried to make her first several days as normal as possible despite the semester’s clear differences. “Interactions have been limited but I’ve k...…

August 31, 2020 (vol. 129, iss. 127) • Page Image 3

…The Michigan Daily — michigandaily.com News Monday, August 31, 2020 — 3 In the main hallway of Markley Residence Hall is a selection of large blue move-in bins. Standing next to the bins is a portable whiteboard sign with a hand-written message: “Please wipe before & after use!” On the floor lies a tube of disinfectant wipes, empty. This week, thousands of students are moving into University of Michigan residence hal...…

August 31, 2020 (vol. 129, iss. 127) • Page Image 4

…The Michigan Daily — michigandaily.com News 4 — Monday, August 31, 2020 Thousands protest police brutality across Michigan CLAIRE HAO & CALDER LEWIS Daily News Editor and Summer News Editor Last weekend, The Michigan Daily reporters went to 11 different protests, driving 269 miles and speaking to almost 100 people in 10 cities about why they came out. Some said it was their first time protesting. Many more said they were use...…

August 31, 2020 (vol. 129, iss. 127) • Page Image 5

…The Michigan Daily — michigandaily.com News Monday, August 31, 2020 — 5 LSA senior Dylan Gilbert was sitting in a class discussion with the other 20-or-so members of her class, when her English professor Scott Lyons read out loud the N-word from a short story by American writer William Faulkner. Gilbert, uncomfortable with the situation, left the discussion that day. Though the class carried on, the professor’s choice ...…

August 31, 2020 (vol. 129, iss. 127) • Page Image 6

…Pools of carmel swirling around a black hole abyss My eyes call themselves beautiful. Candied flakes swallowing influxes of light, I love this skeleton, Composed of bones proven durable From years of resisting wordly tarnish I love this skeleton, Despite the unevenness of my ribs The lopsided steel bars that Protect my fragile beating core I love my shoulders, Likened to soils drenched And weighed down heavy in the exhaust...…

August 31, 2020 (vol. 129, iss. 127) • Page Image 7

…The Michigan Daily — michigandaily.com Michigan In Color Monday, August 31, 2020 — 7 Heard the ruckus for the new Netflix reality TV show “Indian Matchmaking,” but not sure if you want to watch it? Don’t fret the details, I won’t spoil any- thing, but I’ll help you navigate whether or not this is a show for you. If you come from a Desi fam- ily like me, you grew up hearing about how the numerous rela- tionships in your family were ...…

August 31, 2020 (vol. 129, iss. 127) • Page Image 8

…2-News I have real problems with my city and my university. It’s legal in Ann Arbor to gather outside in groups of 25 and inside in groups of 10. But it isn’t safe. The city also requires that we wear masks when in groups, but even that’s not safe unless we are six feet apart. And how easy is it to wear a mask when you’re having a drink and a conversation? My city — the city I came home to 10 years after ...…

August 31, 2020 (vol. 129, iss. 127) • Page Image 9

…O n Sunday, June 7, nine members of the Minneapolis City Council acknowledged that the current system of policing is not working and that they intend to “defund and dismantle” the city police department. Council President Lisa Bender stated, “(We need) to listen, especially to our Black leaders, to our communities of color, for whom policing is not working and to really let the solutions lie in our community.” While still in the process o...…

August 31, 2020 (vol. 129, iss. 127) • Page Image 10

…2-News Monday, August 31, 2020 — 9 Opinion The Michigan Daily — michigandaily.com T he time to act is now. While COVID-19 may feel like it is pulling focus away from the issues that we care about, making it harder to communicate and plan actions and exhausting us emotionally and intellectually, there has never been a time where student action at the University of Michigan, especially collective action, will be as effecti...…

August 31, 2020 (vol. 129, iss. 127) • Page Image 11

…10 — Monday, August 31, 2020 Opinion The Michigan Daily — michigandaily.com A s K-12 students across the country prepare for the 2020-2021 school year, mounting research suggests that school districts can welcome students back to the classroom safely. However, from here in Ann Arbor to large cities like Chicago and Los Angeles, a flurry of school leaders have signed off on plans to keep millions of students home for remote learn...…

August 31, 2020 (vol. 129, iss. 127) • Page Image 12

…F rom the end of World War II through the pres- ent day, the United States has maintained a position as the world’s premier superpower. For decades, the American values of hard work, individualism, liber- alism and free-market capitalism appeared to lead to massive suc- cesses, including technological advancement, economic pros- perity and high standards of liv- ing. However, as COVID-19 has exposed, the values which people once ...…

August 31, 2020 (vol. 129, iss. 127) • Page Image 13

…W hen I first learned Espresso Royale was closing all of its locations in early June, it felt like just another thing fighting for my attention. Amid the global COVID-19 pandemic and Black Lives Matter protests following the killings of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor — only two examples of white supremacy that have sparked recent uprisings — the news that the coffee chain was closing seemed rather insignificant. That’s not t...…

August 31, 2020 (vol. 129, iss. 127) • Page Image 14

… Monday, August 31, 2020 — 13 Arts The Michigan Daily — michigandaily.com ‘Trinkets’: A show made perfectly for Twitter ‘I Used to Go Here’ is a different campus return The Michigan Daily’s Albums of the Summer ‘The Best Parts of Us’ celebrates our ties to the Earth Photo provided by Netflix Photo provided by Taylor Swift It might seem that if a Netflix executive wanted to get a grasp on what the kids were up to these days, all t...…

August 31, 2020 (vol. 129, iss. 127) • Page Image 15

…The Michigan Daily — michigandaily.com Arts 14 — Monday, August 31, 2020 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 glittery green — I had come to think of it as a secret signal (“I knew you were a Swiftie!”) and a conversation starter. “Oh,” I be...…

August 31, 2020 (vol. 129, iss. 127) • Page Image 16

…In April 2016, author, historian and professor Ibram X. Kendi published his National Book Award-winning “Stamped from the Beginning.” In what he subtitles “The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America,” Kendi’s exhaustive research chronicles the timeline of anti-Black racist ideas and their shifting power throughout American history. Kendi, one of America’s leading antiracist voices, was the youngest- ever winner o...…

August 31, 2020 (vol. 129, iss. 127) • Page Image 17

…A common misconception about “coming out” is that it represents a clean break, where there is a de- finitive moment when you’re in the closet and when you’re fully out in public. Most queer people will tell you that coming out is instead something you have to do over and over — that the people you will meet will most likely assume you’re straight until you inform them otherwise. This conception of coming out might be more true f...…

August 31, 2020 (vol. 129, iss. 127) • Page Image 18

…The Michigan Daily — michigandaily.com Sports Monday, August 31, 2020 — 17 Michigan men’s basketball coach Juwan Howard said that he will stay at Michigan in a statement responding to a report from ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski that Howard has been gaining traction in NBA front offices as a potential head coaching candidate. “While I am flattered, and know it will more than likely happen again, I am not exploring, seeking or listen...…

August 31, 2020 (vol. 129, iss. 127) • Page Image 19

…Nancy Eubanks’s job isn’t one that lends itself to social distancing. She’s the catering director for Zingerman’s Delicatessen, a job that like so many in Ann Arbor, is made possible by large groups of people. Especially every other Saturday in the fall. Eubanks has a routine on those Saturdays. She wakes up to the sound of the 400-member marching band practicing at Elbel Field, a few blocks away from her house. She ...…

August 31, 2020 (vol. 129, iss. 127) • Page Image 20

…There may finally be some clarity surrounding college football. After a meeting on Tuesday morning, Big Ten Presidents and Chancellors voted to postpone fall sports. “The mental and physical health and welfare of our student-athletes has been at the center of every decision we have made regarding the ability to proceed forward,” Big Ten Commissioner Kevin Warren said. “As time progressed and after hours of discussion with our ...…

August 31, 2020 (vol. 129, iss. 127) • Page Image 21

…20 — Monday, August 31, 2020 The Michigan Daily — michigandaily.com techshop.umich.edu new name. new website. still your university owned and operated technology store. I N T R O D U C I N G formerly COMPUTER SHOWCASE University of Michigan owned and operated since 1988 | provided by Information and Technology Services …

March 31, 2020 (vol. 129, iss. 95) • Page Image 1

…While many Americans are following the urging of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to practice social distancing due to the COVID-19 outbreak, those in prisons are often unable to comply with this recommendation. Nora Krinitsky, interim director of the Prison Creative Arts Project and director of the University of Michigan Carceral State Project, said one of the reasons the risk of contracting COVID-19 i...…

March 31, 2020 (vol. 129, iss. 95) • Page Image 2

…2 — Tuesday, March 31, 2020 News The Michigan Daily — michigandaily.com The closure of all K-12 public schools in Michigan has left School of Education students — who were in the middle of their student-teaching or in-classroom internships — using alternative methods to complete these requirements. Shortly after all K-12 public schools in the state were closed due to the threat of COVID- 19 on March 12, the Michigan D...…

March 31, 2020 (vol. 129, iss. 95) • Page Image 3

…During the event, attendees typically stand on their feet and dance for 24 hours continuously. Each year, VictorThon raises awareness and hundreds of thousands of dollars for pediatric rehabilitation services at C.S. Mott and Beaumont Children’s Hospital. The event connects University students with DMUM families, therapists from DMUM programs and other members of the Ann Arbor community. LSA senior Sydney Jose, ...…

March 31, 2020 (vol. 129, iss. 95) • Page Image 4

…O n Feb. 2, two heavyweight titans met up for what some described as the most anticipated boxing match in 20 years. My personal excitement for this fight was driven by an interest in boxing that began with following the Andy Ruiz-Anthony Joshua fight this past summer. Boxing had grown on me after the initial shock of watching a shorter, heavier fighter like Ruiz hang with the physical specimen Joshua and knock him do...…

March 31, 2020 (vol. 129, iss. 95) • Page Image 5

…In 2013, at the end of a family trip to Europe, my family had the chance to watch “Mamma Mia!” in London’s West End (the Broadway of England). Watching a group of talented actors dance across the stage while singing ABBA’s greatest hits was a great way to cap off what had already been an amazing trip. A few days after returning home, my family sat down to watch the 2008 film adaptation for the first time, still high off of th...…

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…Tuesday, March 31, 2020 — 6 Multimedia The Michigan Daily — michigandaily.com Learning to live with intent through West African dance PHOTO ESSAY PAULINE RAJSKI Staff Photographer As crowds of students rush from one class to the next, eat in dining halls in the next building, and run hard on treadmills only several feet away, a unique form of energy is unleashed in Studio B of the dance building. As a freshman, I had no idea the...…

March 31, 2020 (vol. 129, iss. 95) • Page Image 7

…The Michigan Daily — michigandaily.com 7 — Tuesday, March 31, 2020 Sports Joe Milton is not a subtle quarterback. He stands 6-foot-5 and dominates the room, the talent evident from his frame. He said two years ago — before ever stepping on the field at Michigan — that he once threw a football 85 yards, and it felt believable. The phrase “arm talent” was made to describe someone of his ilk. Then there is the rest o...…

March 31, 2020 (vol. 129, iss. 95) • Page Image 8

…8 — Tuesday, March 31, 2020 Sports The Michigan Daily — michigandaily.com Isaiah Livers to test NBA Draft waters with ‘open book’ mindset On the heels of a season that saw Isaiah Livers earn an All- Big Ten honorable mention selection, the junior forward announced he will enter his name into the NBA Draft on Monday. While Livers didn’t announce the decision until Monday, he told reporters on a teleconference that he mad...…

January 31, 2020 (vol. 129, iss. 61) • Page Image 1

…michigandaily.com Ann Arbor, Michigan Friday, January 31, 2020 ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-NINE YEARS OF EDITORIAL FREEDOM GOT A NEWS TIP? Call 734-418-4115 or e-mail news@michigandaily.com and let us know. INDEX Vol. CXXIX, No. 61 ©2020 The Michigan Daily N E WS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 O PI N I O N . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 CL A SSIFIEDS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 S U D O K U . . . . . . ...…

January 31, 2020 (vol. 129, iss. 61) • Page Image 2

…Thursday night kicked off the ninth annual Sustainable Ann Arbor forum, a series of monthly events from January to April focused on the city’s Sustainability Framework hosted by the Ann Arbor District Library. This month’s forum focused on the energy sector, with a panel of five experts in the field of sustainable energy each presenting on their respective areas of focus. About 60 community members attended the event. Jos...…

January 31, 2020 (vol. 129, iss. 61) • Page Image 3

…Collins was the Joan and Sanford Weill Dean of Public Policy for 10 years. When she left her post in 2017, Collins described her efforts to improve the school’s visibility in a farewell letter. “I was a really staunch supporter that you don’t talk until you have something to say — you don’t want to be known as the wind bag; you want to be known for having done the analysis, for having depth of understanding of what the challen...…

January 31, 2020 (vol. 129, iss. 61) • Page Image 4

…Opinion The Michigan Daily — michigandaily.com 4 — Friday, January 31, 2020 Alanna Berger Brittany Bowman Zack Blumberg Emily Considine Cheryn Hong Krystal Hur Ethan Kessler Mary Rolfes Michael Russo Timothy Spurlin Miles Stephenson Joel Weiner Erin White Lola Yang ERIN WHITE Managing Editor Stanford Lipsey Student Publications Building 420 Maynard St. Ann Arbor, MI 48109 tothedaily@michigandaily.com Edited and managed by students at ...…

January 31, 2020 (vol. 129, iss. 61) • Page Image 5

…I make a habit of avoiding movie theaters. Among other more important reasons, I really don’t enjoy other people telling me how and when to react. Misplaced laughter and overzealous reactions ruin a movie experience for me, almost as must as cliches and far-fetched storylines. The experience of watching “Uncle Frank” was an unfortunate mix of all of these. “Uncle Frank” is the type of movie that is sure to bring in crow...…

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