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A cappella thrives by the Great Lakes

BY ERIN BEN-MOCHE OU News Bureau Twenty-one years ago, the a cappella company Varsity Vocals created a competition that more than 300 groups now participate in — The International Competition of Collegiate A Cappella. A cappella is broken into nine regions, then bracketed down to the top 10 groups. The final 10 from around the world […]

March 21st, 2017 | Posted in Featured article,Michigan | Read More »

Runners fund water wells in Kenya

BY SHELBY TANKERSLEY OU News Bureau What started as the brainchild of two running enthusiasts has planted over 100 water wells in Kenya. The Hope Water Project, organized by Kensington Church, uses marathons, triathlons and other races to raise money for the wells. The runners build friendships while training for a big race and the […]

March 17th, 2017 | Posted in Featured article,Michigan | Read More »

Virtual reality gaming has a ways to go

BY SHANA BOSLEY OU News Bureau If something isn’t broken, don’t fix it. That’s how many people feel about the integration of virtual reality with videogames. Videogames offer players an opportunity to escape the mundane and explore different worlds. Their mediums, genres of stories, graphics, depth and complexities have grown into a gaming industry with […]

March 1st, 2017 | Posted in Featured article,Michigan | Read More »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Millennials take on fashion

BY CHEYANNE KRAMER OU News Bureau It isn’t easy getting into the world of fashion, but that hasn’t stopped Stefan Savoy and Brit Beckman from surging into the limelight. Savoy, an art student, and Beckman, an associate at Loft Outlet, have created their own fashion lines. Savoy crafts designer shirts while Beckman makes outfits to […]

February 2nd, 2017 | Posted in Featured article,Michigan | Read More »

1,000 hear activist Shaun King at U-M

BY ZACH MICKLEA OU News Bureau Shaun King spoke about racial discrimination, police brutality and other civil rights issues to a crowd of 1,000 in Ann Arbor on Monday night. King is a writer and civil rights activist. He began his career as a high school civics teacher before starting a church in Atlanta and […]

January 24th, 2017 | Posted in Featured article,Michigan | Read More »