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The Far House is far out

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A tiny house on Packard Street, in between Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti, is bursting with enormous musical and artistic flavor. The Far House serves as a music venue as well as a platform of passion for artists, activists, musicians and wild ones.

New sexuality law may not make much of a difference

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Parents in Germany can now opt out of declaring “it’s a girl” or “it’s a boy,” and instead say nothing; letting their intersex baby decide his or her own gender identity later in life, or remain ambiguous.

Siblings of those with disabilities show their pride

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Siblings of all kinds will be gathering in Depot Town to proudly celebrate support for their brother or sister who has a disability.

Rhino species extinct due to African rangers selling out

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Another one of Earth’s majestic creatures has bitten the dust forever. The western black rhino, a subspecies of the black rhino, was declared extinct last month by The International Union for Conservation of Nature, as no sightings of the creature have been reported since 2006.

Abercrombie and Fitch CEO’S comment sparks controversy

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The over-priced and over-perfumed brand Abercrombie and Fitch is being chastised in the media lately for not carrying XL and XXL women’s sizes in their stores because the CEO of the company only wants the “cool kids” to wear his company’s clothing. Overweight women are not included in the A&F definition of the “in-crowd,” according to the personal opinion of Abercrombie CEO Mike Jeffries.

Women’s groups outraged

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The morning after pill is a safe and effective way for women to reduce the risk of pregnancy by 95 percent, if taken within 24 hours of intercourse, according to the Food and Drug Administration.

The Color Run will return to Ypsilanti streets May 11

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The streets of Ypsilanti will be littered with colorful footprints and people as it welcomes the return of The Color Run, renowned as “The happiest 5k on the planet.”

Background checks needed for gun buyers

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Another gain was won for anti-gun control lobbyists when a compromise amendment that would expand background checks to cover Internet and gun show sales was rejected by the Senate this week.

Tan skin not worth the risk

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Tanning your skin is a luxury that countless white women in the U.S. indulge in on almost a weekly basis to fit an arbitrary standard of beauty, but one should be careful. Overusing such powerful ultraviolet rays can turn the glamorous into cancerous.

Film series group hosts potluck, movie night

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Ypsilanti community businesses and organizations will join forces this Friday for a monthly potluck and Sustainability Film Series presentation of “Homeland.”

Human Rights Campaign for some, not all

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A large amount of Facebook users showed their support for gay marriage last week by changing their profile picture to the Human Rights Campaign’s equal-sign logo, and the trend is slowly going out of style. One is stirred to wonder if people really knew the full truth about who was behind this movement that took our newsfeeds by storm.

Be skeptical of green labels

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In the marketing world, the color green is representative of healthy food. And of course, when you think of such food, your mind naturally goes right to McDonald’s new Go Wrap, am I right?

Exhibit shows women’s art

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Eastern Michigan University’s celebration of Women’s History Month continues, and the next empowering event, “The Looking Glass Self Art Exhibition,” is a gallery of self-portraits crafted by women to define self-identity, and evaluate the true nature of perspective.

Reform prison to help minors, mentally ill

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The U.S. justice system is harsh when handing out life sentences, and when the convicted criminal is a juvenile, the possibility of an undiagnosed mental illness is common. The atrocious nature of the present prison system subjects the freshly convicted minor to extreme and inhumane treatment, such as solitary confinement, which severs one’s hope for personal growth and development.

U of M’s new gender-neutral housing option great idea

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It’s not very often a university is commended for being totally inclusive to people who exist outside of the gender binary. But recently, the University of Michigan announced gender-neutral university housing will be an option on their campus in Ann Arbor at the start of the next fall semester.

Storytellers talk about scars

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It takes real courage to go on stage and tell a room full of strangers about painful moments from your past. The theme for the Eastern Michigan University Campus Life Storytellers Lounge last Thursday was scars, and even with such personal subject matter the atmosphere was relaxed and intimate.

New app for lazy men

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To say the way human beings interact has changed immensely in the past 10 years would be an understatement. That fact is clearly on display in the new application available on Facebook called Bang With Friends.

Elephants in danger of extinction

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Bookmarks, jewelry, piano keys, picture frames—you name it—all fuel elephant poaching and the rush for ivory.

‘You will be empowered to spread the word’

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The Eastern Michigan University Women’s Resource Center reminds us all that January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month, and although that may seem grim, a healthy dose of perspective can inspire true power for change by simply raising awareness.

Marital status irrelevant in rape; legal system should be modernized

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Is it rape if a man pretends to be a woman’s boyfriend and has sex with her while she sleeps? Of course it is, but in a bizarre case in California, what one would think is common sense is being disputed.


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