Jennifer Kirby


Recent articles


Color Run was a blast!

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The Color Run, nicknamed the “happiest 5k on the planet” is a global for-profit organization that hosts untimed five kilometer races around the world.

Professor gets award

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Eastern Michigan University psychology professor Steven Huprich was awarded the national Theodore Millon Award.

Obama signs ‘Monsanto Act’

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President Barack Obama signed what food activists have labeled the “Monsanto Protection Act” on March 26.

North Korea could prove to be threat

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un announced his country is now in a “state of war” with South Korea on March 30.

County one of healthiest

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Washtenaw County was ranked first among Michigan counties in “health factors” March 20, for the fourth straight year by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

We must stop cycle of bullying

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Bullying is a problem our society has faced for a long time. Even after so many years of advocacy on this issue, our schools still don’t know how to handle bullying as well as they should.

Petition aims to get state citizens a say in hunting

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Advocates for voting rights were collecting signatures in Eastern Michigan University’s Student Center Wednesday for a petition to allow the citizens of Michigan to have a say in new hunting laws.

EMU Catholics discuss excitement for Pope Francis

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Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, 76, of Argentina was elected March 13 as the next pope. He is the first Latin American and the first Jesuit to obtain the position.

Judge Tingling withdraws large soda ban in New York

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This month, New York State Supreme Court Judge Milton Tingling overturned the law that banned the sale of large drinks in New York.

Facebook uses ‘likes’ to get info

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Research from the University of Cambridge suggests that the pages people “like” on Facebook can be used to determine their race, intelligence, emotional stability, religion, sexual orientation and political views.

US job growth beats expectations

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The American economy is getting stronger, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported March 8.

Venezuelan President Chavez dies of cancer

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Hugo Chavez, the socialist president of Venezuela, died Tuesday after losing a battle with cancer. Chavez was first elected in 1998 and has been in power for 14 years.

Sleep deprivation unhealthy, affects more than 700 genes

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Researchers from the United Kingdom have discovered that sleep deprivation results in the alteration of genes in those who get less than six hours of sleep a night, the BBC reported.

China denies cyber hacking

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According to Mandiant, a company focused on intense cybersecurity of major companies, about 140 American companies and other global organizations have been hacked into by Chinese hackers.

Students stand up to trafficking

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Eastern Michigan University hosted a Human Trafficking Advocacy Day for the first time Tuesday in the Student Center.

President wants a vote on gun legislation

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President Barack Obama addressed the issue of gun control at his annual State of the Union address Tuesday.

Obama: Minimum wage needs a hike

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President Barack Obama discussed minimum wage, climate change and college prices Tuesday during the annual State of the Union address Tuesday.

AAA says gas prices rising, irking some students

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AAA Michigan released a report Feb. 4 that showed gas prices had jumped 31.8 cents, making the state wide average $3.697 per gallon.

Higher One: High fees

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Higher One, Eastern Michigan University’s student bank provider, has been widely criticized for charging students too many fees.

Obama plans to reform U.S. immigration policy

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President Barack Obama announced Tuesday in Las Vegas he plans to reform the U.S. immigration policy.


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