Elizabeth Moosekian is 22 years old and currently enrolled in Henry Ford College’s Graphic Design Multimedia program. She’s been drawing since she was a little girl, and is especially passionate about drawing with charcoal. In addition to drawing, Elizabeth is an avid runner, and considers it another effective way to de-stress.
Using invasive plant impact research written by Jacob N Barney, Daniel R Tekiela, Eugene SJ Dollete, and Bradley J Tomasek we sought out the impact of the potential threat of invasive plants in our local community. We collected local plant specimens surrounding our community, plant pressed them, and placed them into Riker Mounts to preserve them for purposes of identification to genus and species, and to establish a herbarium collection of local plants for Henry Ford College.
As the Electronic Dance Music (EDM) scene continues to rise, it is important to recognize the roots of the genre not only to get an understanding of how and why the music was and is created, but to be able to comprehend and appreciate the aesthetic of the musical style as well. The concept of techno music dates back to the early to mid 1900s, when futurists such as Luigi Russolo and Alvin Toffler predicted the effects the Industrial Revolution would have on the creative minds of people. Russolo believed that prior to the urban industrial world, there was no true sound.
Black Bottom and Paradise Valley; a forgotten metropolis, lost to Detroit through the constant industrialization and the enthusiasm for urban renewal that led to the destruction of a cultural and economic epicenter, on par with the likes of New York City’s Harlem and New Orleans’s Bourbon Street. Now, Black Bottom only exists in our hearts and spirits of those who hold fond memories of the demolished neighborhood.
I realize that there are a pair of well-worn men’s brown loafers in front of the door next to the shoe cabinet that were not there before. What’s going on? The plates are clattering in the kitchen and I remember that I haven’t said anything yet so I quietly shout-out, “Assalam wa alaikum.”