Monthly Archives: December 2011

Ann Arbor City Council Revisits Heritage Row Project

By Bryan K. Alfaro October 3rd, 2011 Ann Arbor City Council voted unanimously Monday night to revisit the twice-defeated Heritage Row apartments development proposal, in a last ditch effort to preserve seven houses along Fifth Avenue near downtown Ann Arbor, … Continue reading

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Which Side of the Border Fence are Americans on?

By Bryan K. Alfaro March 13, 2011 Americans are divided on the subject of the border fence between Mexico and the United States. The fence began construction in 2006 in an attempt to control illegal immigration, stem violence in border-towns … Continue reading

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Local Entrepreneurs Helped Revitalize Depot Town

By Bryan K. Alfaro November 21, 2011 Ypsilanti’s Depot Town of today bears little resemblance to the rundown commercial district it was 60 years ago. In the 1860s, the district’s railway became a staging area for Michigan militias during the … Continue reading

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Fun in Depot Town for Under $20

By Bryan K. Alfaro November 21, 2011 Eastern Michigan University students looking to enjoy Ypsilanti’s Depot Town, while not breaking the bank during the holiday season, should check out our “Fun for Under $20 Top Ten List.” 1. Students can … Continue reading

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Oscoda, Michigan: Outdoor Getaway

By Bryan K. Alfaro November 3, 2011 If you enjoy outdoor activities and are looking for a new place to experience, then consider Oscoda, Mich.; the township is on Lake Huron about three hours north of Ann Arbor and offers … Continue reading

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Fall 2011 at EMU

By Bryan K. Alfaro September 19, 2011 Michigan native Rebecca Hawkins was browsing through the Eastern Michigan University bookstore with her companion Shelby Graham, to kill time before class on one of the last days of summer. The 26-year-old EMU … Continue reading

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Comic Book Hero “Thor” Hit DVD in September

By Bryan K. Alfaro October 5, 2011 Marvel Studios released its latest super hero movie “Thor” (2011) on DVD last month; Kenneth Branagh directed the film based on the origin story from the Marvel Comic of the same name. Thor … Continue reading

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Free Treatment for EMU Students With Seasonal Affective Disorder

By Bryan K. Alfaro September 19, 2011 Eastern Michigan University students, like other scholars, contend with the pressures of taking classes, being separated from friends and family, working and dealing with the state’s extreme weather changes. Living in Michigan where … Continue reading

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EMU Graduate Starts Reading Craze at Erickson Elementary

By Bryan K. Alfaro April 18, 2011 D.J. Schwartz, 40, is a returning student who graduated from Eastern Michigan University in 2011 with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education: with a concentration in integrated science and mathematics. After 15 years … Continue reading

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