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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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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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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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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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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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Paving the Way for Local Food

The smell of freshly brewed coffee fills the air as the employees laugh and smile behind the counter at Argus Farm Stop on Liberty Street in Ann Arbor, Michigan. A few more steps, and the scent changes to that of turnips and herbs. Many people sit on laptops in the greenhouse area, while others look […]

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A Shift to Voice User Interface in Older Adults

In an otherwise quiet and mundane Wednesday in February, The Villages, an adult retirement community in central Florida, boasts a lively and active scene. Groups of men meander with golf bags slung over their shoulders, couples sway their linked hands as they stroll under the sunset, and children yell and splash in the community pool. […]

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Challenging the Gluten Challenge: Improving the Diagnosis of Celiac Disease

By Danielle DeMarco “Every night my stomach was so distended, kind of like when you see a child that’s malnourished in Africa. I was in excruciating pain every night.” Following numerous trips to the doctor’s office, rounds of blood testing, and diet changes, eliminating gluten from Cassidy Pont’s life ended years of physical, mental and […]

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I believe, reprise

After a semester of this journalism course, I think I am more hopeful about journalism than I was before. In my original “I believe” statement, I talked a lot about journalism needing to evolve and morph in order to stay up to date with this 21st century audience. While I still believe this is true, […]

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I believe, reprise

Prior to this course, I think I was a bit optimistic about the general public’s desire to seek out the most unbiased news possible. Idealistically, I think most people would agree that the truth is good and should be reported on. However, this is not always put into practice, especially when making choices about which […]

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