Monday, April 15, 2019 - 1:15pm
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Recently, I took a road trip down to West Virginia to learn more about mountaintop removal coal mining and tour the remains of a retired mine on Kayford Mountain, located in a rural area outside of Charleston, W.V. Mountaintop removal, as the name suggests, is a process of coal mining that involves rigging explosives to a mountaintop and blowing it up so coal companies can extract threads of coal hidden in the interior of the mountain.

Monday, April 1, 2019 - 4:45pm
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On Friday, March 15 some 3,000 students from the University of Michigan and high schools in the Ann Arbor area gathered on the Diag as a part of the Global Climate Strike.

Monday, March 18, 2019 - 3:04pm
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Most, if not all, of my favorite memories in my entire life take place inside a national park. There was the time I climbed a 14,000-foot mountain located in a national forest in Colorado, or the time I spent multiple days hiking in beautiful Zion National Park in Utah. One of my most surreal experiences occurred laying on a beach in Acadia National Park in Maine, staring up at more stars than I had ever seen at one time, connecting them to form constellations and seeing the Milky Way shine brilliantly across the expansive night sky.

Sunday, February 24, 2019 - 4:32pm
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On Feb. 13, the Earth said a bittersweet final farewell to one of the greatest accomplishments in space history: the Mars rover known as Opportunity. Opportunity, or “Oppy” as some call it, went silent last June when a planet-wide sandstorm developed and likely covered solar panels used to power the rover, leaving Oppy unable to recharge its batteries.

Monday, February 11, 2019 - 2:07pm
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The recent polar vortex that swept through the Midwest trapped many inside as temperatures dropped dangerously low, resulting in the University canceling classes for just the third time in the past 40 years due to weather.

Sunday, January 27, 2019 - 5:15pm
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The summer of 2018 saw a popular collective movement from companies and consumers alike as they rallied against the use of plastic straws. Companies such as Starbucks began to announce the eradication of plastic straws from their practices.

Thursday, January 10, 2019 - 11:33am
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For a state known as the “Great Lakes State,” the current state of water in Michigan is terribly concerning.