A QUANTITATIVE LOOK AT THE SURPRISING UPRISING OF CLOTHING BRANDS

By Carolina Mondragon-Tadiotto When you step into your closet, what is it that you see? Chances are you own various pieces that are “trendy” from brands that hit the spotlight over the past few yeiars. I know I own my fair share of North Face puffer jackets and high top platform Converse. How often, though,…

EVEN MORE PODCAST RECOMMENDATIONS FOR QMSS FANS

Written by Connor Zahler To get you through the long summer months, we’ve prepared this list of podcast recommendations for you. A note: the views and ideas expressed in any of these shows are not those of the author, QMSS, or the University of Michigan. This is not an endorsement of everything in all of…

CELEBRATING LGBTQIA2S+ VOICES IN DATA SCIENCE

Image created with the help of DALL-E 2 Editor’s Note: This article uses the terms “LGBTQIA2S+” and “Queer” interchangeably to refer to the same community of people, as Michigan’s Spectrum Center does. QMSS acknowledges that terms like “Queer” have contentious histories and usages. These terms are absolutely not meant as a reflection of discrimination or…

QMovie Reviews: Transformers: Age of Extinction

Written by Connor Zahler MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE? As a child, I had two paramount obsessions: Star Wars and Transformers. There’s just something about space wizards and robot dinosaurs that can truly capture a young mind. Of course, a big part of it manifested in watching the Transformers movies. Directed (mostly) by Michael Bay,…

A Quantitative Look at the 2023 Oscars

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Written by Connor Zahler: The Academy Awards, more popularly known as the Oscars, celebrate the year in movies and give recognition to the most outstanding films (and aspects of films) of the year. While they have faced a lot of very fair criticism, most notably regarding a lack of diversity, many stars and regular viewers…

A Quantitative Look at Urban Public Transportation

Written by Cecilia Morales-Barraza: Public transportation, commuting times, and the walkability of cities are heavily interconnected factors which form the key aspects of urban transportation. By creating more walkable cities and investing in quality transportation, we can form an environment that is not only sustainable, but equitable for all Americans. Public Transportation From buses to…

Putting Methods to the (March) Madness: A Quantitative Look at NCAA Tournament History

Written by Cecilia Morales-Barraza: As the days of excitement for football games and abundant school spirit fade into distant memory, the most anticipated time in college basketball begins. With every game in this yearly NCAA D1 basketball tournament, new data becomes available for analysis. Women on the Rise Women’s teams have been competing in the…