Tag Archives: #Student’sChoice

Dakota Pipeline Protesters Erect Teepees Outside Trump Hotel

In the Huffington Post Article, “Native Americans Bring Dakota Pipeline Protest to Trump’s Doorstep,” the author reports on the Native Nations March, a four day march that culminated on Friday, that was organized in response to the President’s advancement of the pipeline and to stand for native sovereignty. The story features interviews of a member […]

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Flint residents seek $722M over water crisis

This article from The Detroit News covers a recently-filed suit by Flint residents against the Environmental Protection Agency. It begins by describing the details and motivations of the lawsuit, then expands its scope to describe how the lawsuit fits in the larger Flint water crisis. It uses the experience of Jan Burgess, a former Flint […]

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Hunt for Dioxane in Ann Arbor’s West Park Begins

This MLive article discusses the search for traces of the local dioxane plume in the West Park area of Ann Arbor. It provides a fairly substantial amount of detail about what’s being done in that area, but is lacking a major component. This article simply does not have a nut graph and offers no explanation […]

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Is Nate Silver right?

In this Politico article, “Is Nate Silver right?”, Steven Shepard analyzes the famed statistician’s election polling methods on fivethirtyeight.com. Shepard indicates how polls are intended to “bring order to the chaos” and provide a unbiased position on the election status. As someone who is very up to date in the election and checks multiple polls […]

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Early Turnout Tilts Toward Democrats in Swing States

This New York Times article, by Jeremy Peters and Matt Flegenheimer, analyzes the current rates of Democrats and Republicans who have cast early votes. Looking at these turn out numbers, they are able to make predictions about the final results in some of the most important states in the election. Overall, I thought this article […]

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Sexual Assault on Airplanes

Karen Schwartz does a great job reporting in her New York Times article “Recent Incidents Put a New Focus on Sexual Assault on Airplanes.” I chose this article because of its unique approach to covering sexual assault. Though sexual assault has been an increasingly covered topic by the media, stories frequently feature incidents on college […]

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Can Social Media and Journalism Coexist?

In his article for The Guardian “Why Facebook is public enemy number one for newspapers and journalism”, Roy Greenslade argues that the filtered news content that Facebook provides it’s users is destroying the essence and importance of journalism and the news. I thought the most compelling point that the article made was the harm Facebook […]

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Reporting on Hurricane Matthew to Open Up Conversation about Rising Sea Levels

Student Choice Article Here I chose this article because Hurricane Matthew is a huge event in our country that affects many of us and I think its important to analyze how a big platform like National Geographic is reporting on the issue.  Its true that this could be a mementos time in history to open […]

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The death of privacy

As most people probably know, there is no such thing as privacy anymore now that we have reached the digital age.  We post things about our lives on social media and do so many things online.  We are constantly connected through our phones and computers and we constantly give companies the right to our personal […]

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Automakers Go Electric, Even if Gas is Cheap

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/12/business/going-electric-even-if-gas-is-cheap.html This article from the New York Times talks about auto companies investing more in electric vehicles in response to President Obama’s fuel efficiency mandate of 54.5 mpg by 2025, even though gas prices are low.  At the same time, they are trying to develop more fuel-efficient cars within their deadline. I think it is […]

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