My name is Aria Gerson. I’m sitting in Starbucks on a Saturday afternoon in September writing this, which is notable because I usually spend my Saturdays in Big Ten football press boxes. That’s just a fancy way of saying I’m on the football beat for The Michigan Daily and I write about the team on a day to day basis. I maintain that the women’s bathroom in the press box at Michigan Stadium is the best bathroom on campus. I’m hoping to do sports journalism as a career, and I spent my summer on Cape Cod interning for the Cape Cod Times and covering the Cape Cod Baseball League.
Outside of The Daily, I’m majoring in political science. I’m a former theatre kid who blogs about theatre, dance and concerts for Arts at Michigan and I’ve been a member of Wolverine Support Network for the past year. I like to tweet (a lot). I use a lot of exclamation points, both ironically and non-ironically, and I like to yell about football coaches’ playcalling. I like music, particularly female-fronted indie pop bands, songs with key changes and songs with high notes so that I can use my old belting chops every time I’m in the car and pretend that I sound great while doing it. I shop a lot, drink a lot of coffee and eat a lot of ice cream. I love trivia and play competitively in an online league, which is not to say that I’m good, but playing itself is half the battle, right?