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Grad School 101: Introduction to Mugs

Mugs are a key part of life in grad school. I’ve only been here for 2 months, and I have already determined that other than my phone. mugs may be the most important tool I have as a graduate student. Why you may ask? Because mugs are the delivery vessel for the life blood of…

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Blood, Sweat, Tears, and Guts: How I Got to SPH

As an undergraduate, I became a certified EMT and responded to emergencies on campus. There was the inevitable freshman who called when he got the flu in the fall and his mother was not their to tell him to take some ibuprofen. There was the epileptic whose roommate spotted having a seizure at 3am. And…

Our Campus, Our Coverage at the University of Michigan

When I started at the SPH last year, I could not believe the amount of group work I was assigned. An independent thinker, I struggled initially with the balancing act of classes, extracurricular activities, work, and group projects. Somewhere along the line though, I started to appreciate the value of working with other people –…

Halloween in Ann Arbor!

Halloween is almost here and I cannot wait! Growing up, Halloween was a very serious holiday – my family went the whole nine yards and although my parents are now empty nesters, I can always count on coming home to the witch that “flew” into our tree in the front yard. Halloween in Ann Arbor,…

Does Healthcare Reform Matter for Students?

With the Health Insurance Exchanges rolling out this month, now’s as good a time as ever to explore the implications health care reform and the Affordable Care Act have on us, as students. Although the ACA, “Obamacare,” has been widely discussed in the media, outside of the SPH I notice my friends don’t tend to…