Olivia Jackson


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Watch out for bed bugs this fall

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Students are excited to be back at school. With all of the fun things going on around you, there could be creepy crawlers having their own reunion in your living space. These creepy crawlers are better known as bed bugs.

Three simple tips for buying books this semester

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College comes with many expenses. There is money due for tuition, classes, parking passes and most of all the dreaded expensive costs of books. Books are a necessity, but also a nuisance. My freshman year of college the cost for all of my books in the first semester alone was $350.

Three tips for surviving your freshman year

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The summer is coming to a close and the school year is quickly approaching. Many students have said goodbye to their high school homies and are embarking on a new journey- the college life. For some students the transition from high school to college is effortless, but for others who are like me it might be a little bit of a struggle.

Celebacy could be the new sexy

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Since the early decades of the 20th century, women have evolved from being meek, soft spoken and being private about what intimate things they have done with their husbands. In today’s generation of the “new woman,” they have been put into a category of being overly and openly sexy, not knowing their worth and defiling their temple.

‘Sylvia’ comes to Eastern Michigan University

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Coming to the Eastern Michigan University Theatre, Ken Stevens is directing his final production called Sylvia. This interesting twist on how marriages face adversities was originally created by A. R. Gurney. Not only does this play aim to bring on laughter, it also plans to impress with impeccable actors who are some of Eastern Michigan’s Alumni.

Romantic ways to enjoy summertime in the city

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The weather is warming up and people are ready to create loving and fun memories with their special friend or meet someone new. With love swirling around in the air along with a fresh breeze to add its sweet coolness, the perfect place to be is out in the city letting its beauty take you away.

Ypsi’s Depot Town has a lot to offer

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Ypsilanti has a reputation among college students as being a small town filled with nothing but crimes and raggedy apartments. Apparently they have not ventured to Depot Town.

Modern hip-hop no longer motivational but racist, sexist

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Before Lil Wayne and Rick Ross made a big deal of hustling the streets of ghettos and slinging rocks, Afrika Bambaataa made our planet rock with his crew Soul Force. In the 1980s, hip-hop was a way for musical artist to connect with people who mutually understood the struggles of living in the ghetto and who had dreams of making a way out.

Children need both

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Over the past few decades, the ideologies and traditions of raising a family has changed. Families that once consisted of a hard-working father and a stay-at-home mother now consist of one parent trying to multitask the duties of two parents. In this generation, the sole provider has been mothers. Mothers have been forced to take on the responsibility of raising children on their own without the help of the fathers.

If people take action, Detroit can be rebuilt

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Neighborhoods that once grew beautiful pastel peonies and shining marigolds are now barren. Homes that held memories of a bright-eyed baby’s first steps are replaced with blown out windows and graffiti-stained walls. This is the depiction of the average Detroit urban community. The urban communities have been neglected and left to wither away to nothing. With help and dedication from the community, neighborhoods can be rebuilt to provide better and safer living.

Detroit hits its lowest point

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Detroit was once a thriving city filled with an abundance of employment oppourtunies and a population that once reached into the millions.


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