I now believe:

In the beginning of the term, my view of news was very optimistic. While I do still view news in a positive light, I now know and believe that news can have notes of helplessness, mood and bias that change with the political climate – especially in recent years. I wrote in my old I […]

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I Believe…Three Months Later

Over the last semester, my knowledge about journalism has evolved greatly- I went from having absolutely no experience in it to thinking more critically about the news, and writing a news feature for the first time. That being said, I am surprised by how much I still generally agree with my statements. One statement that […]

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“I Believe” … in retrospect

My perspective on the news — and how I consume it — has changed drastically since joining this class. This is strongly reflected when I read my “I Believe” writing from the beginning of the year. I understood many of the basic tenants of journalism, but not as much about the formulaic nature of its […]

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Revolutionizing Healthcare with Artifical Intelligence

It was a showdown signaling a new era. Viewers across the nation tuned in to watch renowned Jeopardy! champions Brad Rutter and Ken Jennings take on Watson, IBM’s natural language-based computing system. At stake was $1 million dollars and the reigning dominance of human intellect. While the nation watched in awe as Watson showed off […]

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Woes of Being Black and Vegan

Geoffery Wahonya hosting a vegan cooking get together at his apartment in Ypsilanti, MI It was October 19th, a rainy Friday night on as people are talking and catching up while collecting their belongings after a bible study session at the Ginsberg Center in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Sacha-Rose Phillips 24, is walking towards the kitchen […]

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The Bird Nation

It is 9am in Ann Arbor. Central Campus at the University of Michigan is bustling with countless students trying to get to their respective classes on time. The subtle hum of the Bird electric scooter can be heard across campus, as several students riding these scooters attempt to navigate through pedestrian traffic. One can occasionally […]

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Local Artists Transforming Trash Through Art

Alexa Gordon, 23, a student at the STAMPS School of Art and Design at the University of Michigan, stacks her hands, one on top of the other, as she explains her next art piece. “I’m thinking paint and then canvas and more paint, so it has this really layered look.” Gordon grew up in a […]

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Increasing Costs and Tariffs Threaten the Feasibility of Zero-Waste at Sporting Venues

Volunteers sort waste at a snowy Michigan Stadium on November 18th, the morning after a football game between the Michigan Wolverines and Indiana Hoosiers. On Saturday, November 17th, over 110,000 people watched the Michigan Wolverines beat the Indiana Hoosiers in their final home game of the season at a rowdy Michigan Stadium. Early Sunday morning, […]

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New Programs and Research May Dispose of the Perils of Electronic Waste Recycling

On a cold afternoon in Southfield, Michigan, eight workers are in a big warehouse drilling away at large electronic devices. Metal debris is flying from these electronics, but fortunately these workers are all wearing PVC coated aprons, safety goggles, and protective cut-resistant gloves while they work. These workers are working for eCycle Opportunities, a non-profit […]

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The Fashion Industry’s Dark Cloud

Ann Arbor, Michigan- Meghan Navoy sits in her studio in downtown Detroit surrounded by a variety of workspaces all used in her process of creating fabrics for her textile manufacturing label, Rosmarine Textiles. Attempting to cut out the waste seen in the fashion industries manufacturing and post production processes, Navoy uses only natural dyes from […]

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Actuaries: Vanguard of the Insurance Industry

“What do actuaries do?” repeated Nabil Ahmed, who smiled as he sat down in the bustling lobby of the Shapiro Undergraduate Library on an overcast afternoon.  As a 21-year-old senior at the University of Michigan and club President of Student Actuaries at Michigan, he’s clearly given this pitch many times before, but it has not […]

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You’ve Heard The Statistics: A call for women’s centers in times of increasing rates of sexual abuse and harassment

                                           Frequent visitor of the Women’s Center of Southeast Michigan, Tala Rasmussen, discusses her experiences with the organization and the home she found in it    Her “Little Sanctuary” is what Tala Rasmussen, a 20 year […]

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Styrofoam recycling in Ann Arbor faces a number of challenges

On a recent Friday night on the University of Michigan campus, there is a line of students inside Sushi Town waiting to pick up their sushi from the small carry-out restaurant. Two workers are vigorously putting together the takeout orders called in. As each customer pays, they are given a plastic bag filled with Styrofoam […]

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