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Time for Change January 27, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — writing4english @ 10:03 PM

When people are given bad news along with some good news, they tend to emphasize on the bad and look past the good. In my opinion this is how the city of Detroit is viewed. Many bad events have taken place throughout this city, but we hardly ever open our eyes to witness the good things that this city has to offer. Detroit is a dark, gloomy, mysterious place to most people. It is an abnormal place to those who haven’t taken the time to truly explore it. Detroit does have a ridiculously high crime rate, but we don’t realize how large of a city Detroit truly is. Anywhere you go there is the good, the bad, and the ugly, but sometimes we need to look past the bad to accept the good. This amazing city has so much to offer. Any sports fan knows that Tigers Stadium, Ford Field, and Joe Louis Arena are located here in Detroit. Sporting events are held here and they help add life to the city. Detroit also has The Detroit Zoo and Universities, like the one we are currently all attending that also add character to the city. I will admit Detroit can be an intimidating place at times I want to overcome that idea. I want Detroit to be referred to as the way my grandma used to describe it, “the happening place to be, where everyone would go to have a good time”. Certain places are meant to make you feel a certain way, and the things located there are meant to help manipulate that feeling (Silverman and Raider 481). Detroit has the ability to persuade those civilians who believe it is a terrible place, into believing it is not so bad of a place after all. My personal goal while attending University of Detroit Mercy is to get involved with the city and hopefully discover the unheard, hidden parts of it. I want to shine the light on the good parts and make the city come to life once again! “Detroit was being described as “the comeback city,” where according to the Chicago Tribune, “a new day may be dawning on this most maligned of America’s big cities.” (http://www.city-data.com/us-cities/The-Midwest/Detroit-History.html). Let’s make this statement true again.

-Geri Gabrielson

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3 Responses to “Time for Change”

  1. That’s a good goal. I think a lot more people should try to obtain that goal. Detroit would be a much better place to live if everyone just tried a little bit harder to bring out the best that this city has to offer.

    Alexandria Vintevoghel

  2. We really do need to get past all the negative and appreciate the great things Detroit has to offer.
    Nayeli Garza.

  3. I like this, Geri. You utilize the paraphrase well. And I also like that you admit to being intimidated. Nice job.

    ~Jenna G.


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