Shattering Glass Recycling Preconceptions: Challenges and Solutions to Recycling Glass

By: Taylor Lass Lucas Dean overlooks piles of crushed glass at SOCRRA Clad in a neon yellow vest and eyes obscured by dark sunglasses, Lucas Dean listens to the piercing noise of the glass breaker crushing glass into pieces the size of coins. Three piles of glass separated by grade stand before him. “I can […]

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I believe, reprise

I think that where my beliefs have not been changed and instead enforced, are those relating to the problematic nature of bias infiltrating reporting and that the best journalism is unbiased. Through this course, I have learned about the standards of integrity that journalism must be held to. Moreover, we have witnessed and discussed the […]

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I Believe, Reprise

Reflecting on the “I Believe” statements from the beginning of the term, the general theme was that the future of journalism was unclear. I agree with my earlier ideas that the news is headed into the world of tech, and if newspapers want to survive they will have to put their efforts into this field. […]

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Zero Waste Movement’s Growing Popularity

                      Stefan Johnson is holding the trash he has produced over the course of three weeks. To Sam McMullen, student, age twenty two, the Ann Arbor Food Coop is one of the only places he can shop. He swiftly weaves through the snack aisle carrying […]

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The Zero Waste Movement’s Growing Popularity

    To Sam McMullen, student, age twenty two, the Ann Arbor Food Coop is one of the only places he can shop. He swiftly weaves through the snack aisle carrying a worn out brown hemp bag filled with empty oatmeal containers and glass mason jars. Unlike other customers, his attention is not caught by […]

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Microbiome Manipulation as a Life-Saving Tool

The human body is populated by trillions of bacteria and other microbes, the vast majority beneficial or harmless. Photo by Jordan McKaig “My infectious disease doctor, my colorectal surgeon, and my gastroenterologist came together in the hospital and said, ‘We don’t have anything else we can offer you. Your kidneys are shutting down. You need […]

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Rethinking Opioid Intervention

Rethinking Opioid Intervention By: Emilie Blair Lenardo, 53, holding a few of her prescription pill bottles   Yvette Lenardo, 56, looks down at her bright orange pill bottle, the frustration clear on her face. After struggling through addiction to Oxycontin for a year, her son finally convinced her to get help. Lenardo didn’t always struggle […]

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Environmental Concerns of Improper Opiate Disposal

Last summer Kylie Schafer, a 20 year old university of Michigan Student, laid in sticky shorts trying to tune out the sound of students enjoying the Michigan summer as she tried to beat the sun to sleep. She had to be at East Ann Arbor Medical Center on the other side of town by 6AM […]

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Unraveling The Growing Dilemma of Burnout among Physicians

During his third month of residency in obstetrics and gynecology, James Liu remembers reaching the end of an exhausting monthly rotation. Liu was doing what he loves best, delivering babies. However, Liu was in the delivery room alone, a newer experience for the young resident. “We were short staffed. We were also inexperienced” Liu said. […]

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Psychologists Usher in a New Age of Environmental Messaging

BY: REBECCA HUSKA On a pleasant day in Beijing, China, a mother took her three-year-old daughter to a park. While at the park her daughter drew a landscape and used a grey crayon to color the sky. The mother was confused and said, “No sweetie, the sky is blue.” Her daughter looked at the sky […]

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“Not the only one”: Advocates seek to make deregulation everyone’s issue

Second only perhaps to its size, the feature of the Marathon Oil refinery most noticeable to anyone setting foot on the company’s 500-acre facility in Detroit is the smell. The smell comes from sulfur, says Marathon Operations Supervisor Sam Catalano, but after years of working there, he’s gotten used to it.   Residents, however, have […]

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Using Nature as a Remedy for Eco-Anxiety

BY MATT ZHAO On a given sunny day in Salt Lake City, Utah, a group of people may gather at the International Peace Gardens, sitting in a circle on the grassy lawn, and hiding from scorching rays under the shade of a tree. These people have probably congregated for a weekly meeting of the Good […]

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A collaborative approach toward sustainability efforts in the City of Detroit under Office of Sustainability Director, Joel Howrani

From one meeting to the next, a typical day for Detroit’s Director of Sustainability, Joel Howrani, is spent in four to six different interdepartmental meetings, and rarely with the same group of people. The position requires Howrani to work collaboratively alongside a multitude of city and state departments, community organizations, and internal and external groups […]

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