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Travel for less this spring break

ERIN BEN-MOCHE OU News Bureau Though many college students want to head to warmer, exotic destinations for spring break, they stay home due to costs and anxieties attached with traveling. College student Sylvia Trocea found the lack of money disheartening but the travel process frustrating. “I would love to travel to Australia and Japan,” Trocea […]

February 26th, 2017 | Posted in Featured article,Michigan | Read More »

Onyx skaters head to nationals

BY CHEYANNE KRAMER OU News Bureau A group of high school aged girls stand at attention around their coaches, standing still on slick ice. Black dresses reveal blue underskirts whenever they move. They stood silent, listening intently to their coach. Their performances played back before them on a small screen, and they stood, nitpicking even […]

February 22nd, 2017 | Posted in Featured article,Oakland County | Read More »

Assemble Sound unites musicians in old Corktown church

BY ZACH MICKLEA OU News Bureau For 146 years, the green brick church on 17th Street in Detroit has been a gathering place for people and philosophies. Constructed in 1871 as St. Paul’s German Evangelical Church, the building has convened countless congregations. Now, the building has new residents. Less than two years ago, the church […]

February 19th, 2017 | Posted in Featured article,Wayne C. | Read More »

Artists cast their gaze on Detroit

BY ALEXUS BOMAR OU News Bureau Cultural institutions and creative industries have played a critical part in bringing the people of Detroit closer. According to a report by Creative Many, an organization focused on the culture and design economy in Michigan, creative industries in Michigan contribute to the growth of communities and the economy along […]

February 19th, 2017 | Posted in Featured article,Wayne C. | Read More »

Dansu teams bond through performance

BY CHEYANNE KRAMER OU News Bureau Dance is a common sport for young girls, since it helps build character and gives young people a sense of teamwork. The Michigan Dansu community takes group dancing to a different level. There are no competitions and there are no judges. These teams of dancers often perform during anime […]

February 19th, 2017 | Posted in Featured article,Michigan | Read More »

The Clean Plate targets allergies, health

BY SHELBY TANKERSLEY OU News Bureau When it opened in 2014, The Clean Plate in Shelby Township set out to serve anyone regardless of dietary needs. It is mainly a vegan-friendly restaurant, but is hospitable to people with gluten, soy and avocado allergies, as well. The Clean Plate goes to great lengths to make sure […]

February 19th, 2017 | Posted in Featured article,Macomb C. | Read More »

Card store moves into new era

BY KAITLIN SLOAN OU News Bureau Raad Ankawi holds his own at his Sterling Heights sports card collectors shop in this ever-advancing era of technology. Ankawi was a card collector after he came to America in 1966. He and his oldest son, Bryan, decided to start up a hobby business. In 1989, Grand Slam Sports […]

February 12th, 2017 | Posted in Featured article,Macomb C. | Read More »

Chili lovers drain bowls at cook-off

BY STEVE SKIPINSKI OU News Bureau Chili ran out at the 2nd Annual Blake’s Hard Cider Co. Chili Cook Off in Armada. Blake’s Cider Mill hosted its second annual chili cook-off Jan. 28. David Blake, one of the event coordinators, said there were more than 500 attendees and 35 chili cookers, which shattered last year’s attendance of […]

February 12th, 2017 | Posted in Featured article,Macomb C. | Read More »

Group aids LGBTQ community with ‘intimidating’ paperwork

BY ZACH MICKLEA OU News Bureau The Know Your Rights project is a group aimed at providing legal services and advice to the local LGBTQ community. Based in Ann Arbor, it is a cooperative effort of the Jim Toy Community Center, Outlaws of the University of Michigan Law School, Legal Services of South Central Michigan […]

February 12th, 2017 | Posted in Featured article,Michigan | Read More »

Giant helmets a fan favorite

BY KAITLIN SLOAN OU News Bureau When 23-year-old cystic fibrosis patient Steven Strickland puts his mind to something, big things can happen. Strickland of Sterling Heights founded Giant Helmet, which creates large sports helmets up to 8 feet high for fans to gather around and inside for photographs. Giant Helmet displayed the Red Wings helmet […]

February 10th, 2017 | Posted in Featured article,Macomb C. | Read More »