brighton http://michiganradio.org en "This is f****** b*******" rally to be held in Brighton tomorrow http://michiganradio.org/post/f-b-rally-be-held-brighton-tomorrow <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The name of the rally was coined after&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">a phrase uttered by a Brighton 19-year-old.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">According to Amanda </span>Whitesell<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;of </span><a href="http://www.livingstondaily.com/article/20140530/NEWS01/305300016/Foul-language-feared-rally" style="line-height: 1.5;">LivingstonDaily.com</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Colin Andersen was hanging out in Brighton with his friends when things went wrong:</span></p><blockquote><p>Colin Andersen, 19, was hanging out with friends April 11 in a parking lot next to the pavilion and Imagination Station when he became upset that a friend, who had been ticketed for skateboarding, was told by police to leave. He said he swore under his breath, saying “This is f------ bulls---.”</p><p>He said no children were around or heard him swear.</p><p>However, police ticketed him for disorderly conduct. Andersen challenged the&nbsp;ticket&nbsp;in court and lost; he was fined $200.</p></blockquote><p> Fri, 30 May 2014 21:06:12 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 17808 at http://michiganradio.org "This is f****** b*******" rally to be held in Brighton tomorrow Brighton High School students don hijabs to explore literature, religion and identity http://michiganradio.org/post/brighton-high-school-students-don-hijabs-explore-literature-religion-and-identity <p></p><p>Maybe more than any other, high school can be a time when what you choose to wear has a huge impact on your sense of identity.</p><p>As students take their first steps into adulthood, they walk a fine line between fitting in with their peers and developing a unique sense of self.</p><p>Earlier this fall, a group of AP language students at Brighton High School were asked to read a memoir by Iranian author Azar Nafisi. The book detailed the experiences of women during that country's religious revolution, including dealing with new standards of modesty in the way they dressed.</p><p>To experience the material first-hand, several girls in the class in Brighton chose to spend a full school day wearing hijabs, the head-scarves worn by Muslim women in many parts of the world.</p><p>The exercise gave students a chance to learn about an unfamiliar culture and religion. But in a school community where no students and only one teacher outwardly practice Islam, wearing the scarves was a good way to draw curious looks, questions and a few unfriendly comments.</p><p>Teacher Diana Mason and three students at Brighton who took part recently told Stateside about the experience.</p><p>-<em> John Klein Wilson, Michigan Radio Newsroom Mon, 16 Dec 2013 22:25:12 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 15718 at http://michiganradio.org Brighton High School students don hijabs to explore literature, religion and identity Dutch manufacturers setting up shop in Brighton http://michiganradio.org/post/dutch-manufacturers-setting-shop-brighton <p>Michigan manufacturing is getting a boost from a group of Dutch companies which are starting production of a wide range of green technology products in Brighton.</p><p></p><p>This week, the companies are starting to roll out wind turbines, heat exchangers, &nbsp;water purification systems and other green technologies.</p><p></p><p>Jan Verwater is with the Michigan company partnering with the Dutch manufacturers. He says Michigan’s large production capacity gives it an advantage in attracting high tech businesses.</p><p></p> Mon, 08 Jul 2013 20:13:07 +0000 Steve Carmody 13426 at http://michiganradio.org