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More than just a soundtrack: The music behind video games

BY AMRUTHA SIVAKUMAR

From three-dimensional gameplay to motion-detection, video games are on the move to enhance your recreational experience. What some people may not realize, however, is that what they’re hearing while they play is evolving all the time too.

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The Statement Magazine: Go Blue?

Cover by Amy Mackens and Ruby Wallau

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The Statement magazine delves into athletic culture at the 'U'

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Filling the stands: The evolution of Football Saturdays

Ruby Wallau/Daily

BY GREG GARNO

Six hours before Michigan is set to kickoff against Miami University (Ohio), Roland Jersevic sets up his tent where the railroad tracks intersect Hoover Street. Even as ticket prices rise, commercials spread, schedules disappoint and records fluctuate, he’s one of many, who despite changes to the Football Saturday experience, renew their season tickets every year and show up, ready to tailgate.

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Ann Arbor Affairs: Me and my big bossy heart

BY CARLINA DUAN

When I say my heart’s bossy, I mean it’s oversaturated at times, with all the joy, all the angst, memories of river walks and collared shirts, all the love I have for dozens and dozens of people, dozens and dozens of places. Watery muscles. Heart seeped with everybody I try to love at all the “right” times — in all the “right” ways.

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From Brown to Blue: Schlissel takes on athletics

Ruby Wallau/Daily

BY JENNIFER CALFAS

When University President Mark Schlissel ran into Michigan Stadium minutes before the football team’s season opener, he entered a world beyond the sport. He entered a world of tradition, history and more than a few numbers.

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Personal Statement: Why I quit skating

BY STEPHANIE SHENOUDA

I don’t remember the moment I fell in love with figure skating, but I’m positive it wasn’t the moment I first stepped on the ice.

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The Statement Magazine: The Space Race, 40 Years Later

Cover by Amy Mackens and Ruby Wallau

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The Statement magazine investigates the University's progress in space research and the development of LSA theme semesters.

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Personal Statement: Life’s too ‘short’

BY MICHAEL SUGERMAN

On my 16th birthday checkup, my pediatrician told me that I was done growing. What made me upset, then, was what the doctor said in response to that news: “I’m sorry.” He apologized to me, as if my final measurement was some type of pitiable misfortune. And I hated it.

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How theme semesters are shaping the way you learn

Ruby Wallau/Daily

BY TANAZ AHMED

For more than 20 years, theme semesters have played an integral part in anchoring the LSA curriculum. Through theme semesters, LSA works to provide courses and events related to a specific topic each term.

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The ‘U’ takes on a new era in space

Historical photo courtesy of the University's Space Physics Research Lab

BY IAN DILLINGHAM

Forty-five years after Armstrong’s fateful steps, the face of American space research is changing. As the generation inspired by man’s capacity to explore the universe approaches retirement, questions linger about what the future holds for the nation’s once powerful research enterprise.

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Pinching pennies: Reign in your spending

BY AMRUTHA SIVAKUMAR

Budgeting isn’t rocket science, but it sure is math. And there’s something about math that seems too time-consuming to have a place in most of our schedules. Many of us struggle to find satisfaction with the way we’re spending money, and coupled with tuition and rent, the woes surmount.

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The Statement Magazine: Keeping it local?

Cover by Amy Mackens

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The Statement explore consumer culture on campus.

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Photo Story: Kickin' it in Toluca

BY VIRGINIA LOZANO

Skateboarding has been an uprising interest in the city of Toluca, Mexico and its surrounding pueblos. One of the main contributors for its recent popularity is the Zarape Skateshop that opened up in 2013.

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How the new in-state tuition policy impacts international students

Photo by Ruby Wallau

BY AMABEL KAROUB

On Tuesday afternoon, Public Policy senior Daniel Morales sat in Starbucks with his leather-clad laptop in front of him. He seemed to speak without breathing, flowing from topic to topic as if someone might try to silence him at any moment.

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The Writer's Notebook: Do morals matter?

Illustration by Megan Mulholland

BY MAX RADWIN

In August, Woody Allen’s latest film “Magic in the Moonlight” made its big screen debut. Unlike Allen’s previous work, this time, there are talks of boycotting it.
Last February, his daughter Dylan Farrow wrote an open letter published in the New York Times describing a childhood marred by sexual abuse at the hands of her father.

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