Tag Archives: University of Michigan

Pregnant inmates find hope in doula support groups

Rio White, a 25-year-old inmate in Boone County Jail, Indiana, recalls layering her hands over the bump swelling from her belly. In May, 2016, she was convicted for possession of heroin and paraphernalia.  Six weeks pregnant with her first child, she wept alone in the corner of a 5’ by 12’ cell; her echoes bickering […]

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Student Marijuana Use Rises on University of Michigan’s Campus

As the bars close their doors to the public and the police shut down house parties on a Saturday night at the University of Michigan, Raveena Jagarnauth, a twenty-year-old senior, is among the crowd looking to make this night memorable. Standing in the middle of the packed block party on John Street, Jagarnauth sees fellow […]

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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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I Believe Reflection

I believe that the best journalism is factually accurate. I believe that the greatest challenge of being a journalist is staying impartial when necessary. I believe that writing for the general public is an important skill to have given today’s public access to digital media. I believe that the biggest problem with journalism today is […]

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Google, Journalism, and Power

Reading about Google and its maps in this article from the Atlantic has me thinking about power — specifically, who has it, and what that means for those of us who don’t. Google really has revolutionized the way we see the world. We can literally watch it from our desktop computers. Remember when Google Earth […]

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Sexual Assault: Two sides of the story?

When it comes to sexual assault, there can be a lot of conflicting reads. On the one hand, journalists produce statistics that say that 22.5% of undergraduate women at the University of Michigan have been sexually assaulted. But journalists simultaneously draw a good deal of attention to cases like that of Drew Sterrett from the […]

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Material Recycling Facility Experience

As I enter the murf in my yellow hardhat and bright orange safety vest, my ears are bombarded with simultaneous sounds of crushing glass, clinking machinery, and sharp, loud bangs. My nostrils are consumed with an unpleasant odor as I make my way through this maize-like structure. Bang. Crush. I look down to see magazines […]

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A Look Into Rachel Morgan’s Everyday Life

One week with Rachel Morgan has changed my entire outlook on what is perceived as a “normal” day for people. I first met Rachel in a dining hall in Ann Arbor where she mentioned her goal of earning a PHD in Immunology and studying arthritis. I have learned a great deal about Rachel from her […]

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Catherine Badgley on Our Food Sytem

  I decided this semester to write a profile about a former professor of mine, and a very respected researcher in her field. The profile wound up being about the research that interests her and the food system. It was an amazing experience firstly, because I learnt about some key interviewing skills, but also because I […]

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