July 2016 – Detroit Community-Engaged Research Program

July 2016

Detroit’s Water

Hi all, Week 9 has come and gone, and I feel like I’m finally starting to get my head around some of the bigger issues at play in the city of Detroit. After spending some time at the Riverfront this weekend (at the MoPop concert) and seeing how beautiful it is that so many people […]

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Discouraged Moose

This election has been a weird one for me. I’ve always followed elections very intently (Presidential and congressional) until this one. Don’t get me wrong, I watched debates and I read about the differences between the two sane candidates, but for some reason I just can’t get excited about this election. I absolutely loved Bernie but I was

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Week 9 Blog Post

  This summer is the first time that I’ve ever had a 9 to 5 job. Over the years all of my work experience has been linked to school (of one kind or another), music, or family. I’ve never been in an environment where extra work and practice was not expected outside of the hours

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This post is not specifically about my experiences in Detroit, DCBRP, or Friends of Parkside. However, it is still very relevant in my eyes because the upcoming election will determine the future of cities like Detroit and small nonprofits like Friends of Parkside. So, here’s my political rant for the summer. I voted for Bernie

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Fun Times

I’m pretty ready for the internship to end, but I’m not ready to stop living at Wayne State and living with everyone. I really enjoyed my experiences here. I enjoy hanging out with everyone and getting to know everyone. I hope that I get to hang out with at least a few people, or at

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Week 9

One of the aspects of my internship that has surprised me most (and an aspect that I now feel comfortable writing about because I’m convinced no one will ever read these blog posts) is the office drama. There always seems to be tension among some coworkers, feuds between departments, gossip, and general mistrust floating around.

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A Gilded Past

One of the common narrative that arises when talking about the city is “bringing it back” or “restoring it.” While I think it’s fair to have different opinions and strategies about how to bring about change, I think that hearkening back to the past is where people are mistaken. Detroit and the metro region, just

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