POSTING WITH A PURPOSE: THE BLOGGING OF BROWNKEY ABDULLAHI

POSTING WITH A PURPOSE: THE BLOGGING OF BROWNKEY ABDULLAHI

(Photo Credit: Medium, Akili Dada) BY STARR BROWN, KATELYN BURNSFIELD AND TREVOR TYLE Brownkey Abdullahi may seem like your ordinary African refugee, but in reality, she’s a blog posting pioneer in the world’s largest refugee camp. At 25 years old, Abdullahi proudly hails from her Dadaab refugee camp in Kenya as its first female blogger. Since … Read More

Exercise 5

Before Questions What comprises the Middle East region? Locate Israel, West Bank, and the Gaza strip on a map. What is the population in these areas? – 218 million people What is your understanding of the Middle East situation? From where do you get most of your information about it? – I know very basic … Read More

Is The Selfie Epidemic Really A Bad Thing?

It’s become so easy for older generations to drag millennials for our avocado toast and selfie obsessions while pointing out that we’re killing chain restaurants and unable to buy houses.  But is our obsession with selfies really a bad thing. Today, unlike even a decade ago, it’s so easy to take out a camera and document a moment. Ever … Read More

The World Of Reddit

I’ve always had a hard time comprehending the world of Reddit. I never understood why you’d want to pretend to be someone you’re not online, post things you probably don’t want to be attached to IRL, say things you’ll regret in a few years, maybe even post things that are illegal. I never thought that’s … Read More

Reporting On Mental Health Reflection

The island on Second Life was an interesting immersion of a few symptoms of schizophrenia. I found the voice hallucinations one of the more interesting parts as I knew those who have schizophrenia can have these but never understood truly how it sounded or felt like. Having known about the disorder and that it truly … Read More

Under Our Skin Reflection

The Under Our Skin project from The Seattle Times has been something I’ve seen a few segments from before. However, exploring this project in more depth than the previous time I interacted, I was able to get so much more out of it During housing training for my position as a resident assistant this last … Read More

Neck Deep ‘Peace And The Panic Tour’ – Detroit

Neck Deep ‘Peace And The Panic Tour’ – Detroit

After spending all of December convincing my friends Joe and Pat (who never listen to me about music), I finally got them to agree to see Neck Deep on tour this winter just as tickets sold out. With classes canceled and a blizzard overtaking the entire state of Michigan, I jokingly checked Facebook to see if anyone was selling … Read More

Fusion Shows’ 10th Birthday – Pontiac

Fusion Shows’ 10th Birthday – Pontiac

January 13, 2018 The Crofoot– Pontiac, Mi For Indie Band Guru (recap post) If you were anywhere near Pontiac, Michigan on Saturday night and weren’t at Fusion Shows’ 10th Birthday party, you missed out on one of the biggest shows to happen in 2018 already. The night was packed full of both local talent and fan favorites … Read More

A Long And Sordid History

A Long And Sordid History

A Long and Sordid History comes from Tumblr user Anarchy And A Cup Of Coffee and can’t be traced back further as there is no link to the original posting of the cartoon. The cartoon shows three panels, each has a black man is kneeling or sitting and a white man is telling him to … Read More

Check Your Privilege

Growing up white, you never really think about how the color of your skin effects your place in the world. We’re taught that racism is bad and slavery happened decades ago, but it’s still happening. We’re never taught that being white gives us opportunity just because of the color of our skin. I didn’t realize … Read More