I believe, reprise

Regarding the I Believe statements that I made in the beginning of the semester, I don’t think that my beliefs about news have changed all that drastically. I still believe that great journalism means telling a great story, and there is still a craving for good investigative journalism, but it should be read with a […]

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I Believe Reprise

For the most part, my beliefs from the beginning of the semester remain the same. Something I don’t think I considered as much at the beginning of the semester was how the change from print to online will affect the financial feasibility of news outlets, discussed in the article “Web Sites That Dig for News […]

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“I believe” statement, reprised

After reading through my initial statement made at the beginning of this course, I would say that I would revise it to focus more on the content of news, instead of the source of the news. My initial response focused more on the concept of information overload and understanding how to distinguish legitimate news from […]

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Biking in Detroit Spins Up

  He takes off like a bat leaving a cave. He flies past the Wayne State Library, weaves around the corner, exits the campus, and cranks his way forward. The blur of safety glasses, gloves, winter jacket, ski mask, and Camaro-red-striped bike-helmet rockets around Merrick Street to Anthony Wayne Drive. JeShawn Chrite, a Detroit native […]

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Water Ways: Michigan’s Journey to Clean Water and Better Infrastructure

The morning was quiet and ordinary as the city of Ann Arbor slowly recovered from the unexpected downpour of the night before. Excess water formed a constant stream to the nearest available storm drains, as well as any cracks and crevices that the pavement offered to hold the influx. Through first examination, nothing seemed amiss […]

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Farmers in Michigan and across the nation struggle to find sufficient seasonal farm labor

Andrina Turnquist (right), pictured here with a co-worker, collects data at the Williston Research Extension Center Andrina Turnquist, a student at North Dakota State University, works farm jobs during the summer to help pay for school. “I grew up on a farm, so it’s something I know how to do. Plus farm work is too […]

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Getting in the Zone: Adderall Misuse on College Campuses

It’s typical on a college campus to see students clutching a large coffee, or dashing into 7/11 to grab a Monster to fuel an all-nighter during finals. However, growing groups of students are searching for a more powerful stimulant: the prescription drug Adderall. Brad Meyers*, a 20-year-old junior at the University of Michigan, has been […]

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Future of Subsidized Housing Inspections in Question after Trump Reduces Funding to HUD

Dinner was on the stove. Exhausted from working a full day at Chariot Transport, Felicia Fennell, went to change into some comfortable clothing. She headed back to the kitchen, and spotted a mouse scurrying along the wall. In a panic, she tried to smack it with a broom, but the mouse had found its hiding […]

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Targeting the Gut Microbiome to Treat Diseases

Undergraduate research assistant Chicky Butler works in a glove box in Dr. Tom Schmidt’s laboratory. Research in the Schmidt laboratory focuses on the gut microbiome.   University of Michigan Nursing sophomore Olivia Livernois was diagnosed with Disautonomia, a condition in which the autonomic nervous system is not working properly, in January 2017. “I was having […]

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The Responsibility Healthcare Specialists have in Changing the Narrative of Opioid use in Michigan Hospital Settings

Andrew Willard, father of three, never thought a minor surgery with a written prescription from a reputable doctor would have such a major impact on his life. The consequences of over prescription can affect any individual, including educated healthcare professionals. The United States makes up only 4% of the world population, but prescribes 80% of […]

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Defunding of EPA’s National Vehicle and Fuel Emissions Laboratory May Have Lasting Implications

Less than 50 miles from the “Motor City” is the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) National Vehicle and Fuel Emissions Laboratory, where over 400 scientists perform gold-standard research and testing to develop and enforce policies that minimize dangers of vehicle-based pollutants on people and the environment. The lab was established in 1970 in response to an […]

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Faith: Empowering and Uniting to Fight Health Disparities

Lines are painted, soccer nets are set, and kids convene on the dewy grass of Pingree Park in Southeast Detroit. One comes with fingers wrapped around his grandfather’s hand, nervous for his game. Six come out of a mini-van giggling, while their mom juggles the newly adopted infant, water bottles, and lawn chairs. As diverse […]

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Low vaccination rates worry Michigan health officials, physician transparency can help with the solution

One afternoon when Rebecca Chottiner picked up her son from daycare, she noticed the infant had developed what appeared to be a bad cold, with allergies, watery eyes and a rash. Instead, the doctor diagnosed him with an illness Chottiner never expected: the measles. Still too young to be immunized against the disease at the […]

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