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Detroit’s Soulful Plant Based Movement

The inside of Detroit Vegan Soul is decorated in bright colors, Detroit memorabilia, and a sign reading, “Soul Food Made From Whole Foods.”  It radiates positivity and hope – the buzz of conversation not limited to across tables but also between them, giving the feeling that this is a place of community as well as […]

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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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CRISPR gene-engineering could terminate muscular dystrophy

Ben Dupree, a 24-year-old graduate from Southern Methodist University of Texas, rolled his wheelchair in a laboratory at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and peered with wide eyes at something that has the possibility of saving his life. He saw the correction of a mutation in a picture of his own cells, that […]

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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…

Boy o-boi! I feel that I was pretty naive about journalism before this class started. That’s to expected though, since I had no idea about what the field is like or what it would entail. Here are six thoughts I had that I believed in at the beginning of the semester. That the role professional news organizations play in my life will probably increase in […]

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EPA & the Trump Administration

In the Washington Times article, Wolfgang calls into question the activities of EPA administrator Scott Pruitt and his collusion with gas companies (Devon Energy) during his tenure as Oklahoma attorney general, coordinating efforts to fight energy regulations imposed by the Obama administration. He then directly compares these efforts to the activities of the EPA under […]

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Maneuvering voice in neutral writing

In this 2016 Washington Post article,  Brady Dennis covers controversies in the transition of EPA administration after Trump’s election.  It stood out to me among the readings because in comparison, I found this piece to be particularly full of voice.  Voice is an important part of every writer’s writing because it gives a distinct personality […]

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Can statistics save the world?

The editorial piece published in spring of 2017 by George C. Wang for CNN.com, utilizes many different peer-reviewed studies and reports to make his case for how adopting a vegan diet can “save the planet”. Wang extensively cites a 2006 report by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations to illustrate the deleterious effects […]

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The farming sector, antibiotics and human health

In an article from the The Guardian, Fiona Harvey describes how the farming sector tries to reduce the amount of antibiotics used in animal food, as the overuse of antibiotics is thought to be a main cause for human resistance to medicine. In an Article that tackles issues related to human health it is easy to get […]

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Press Access & Environmental Coverage in the Trump Era

In the EENews piece, Camille von Kaenel mentions that Rep. Debbie Dingell’s request to tour the EPA’s National Vehicle and Fuel Emissions Laboratory in Ann Arbor in March, and was originally turned down – with the Lab stating that it had no political chaperones around. The Detroit News article also mentions that Dingell’s first request to visit the […]

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