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In The Statement

Cass Clinic brings health care to the community

BY PAIGE PEARCY

On a snowy Saturday at 8:45 a.m., Willie Oliver made the second trip of his life to the Cass Community Social Services building. He stood outside, underneath the red awning, in the line of people waiting to get inside when the doors opened at 9 a.m. Oliver has high blood pressure and like many of the people waiting in line with him, he couldn’t afford a trip to the doctor’s office.

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InsideOut Literary Arts: Youth-driven and inspired

BY JENNIFER CALFAS

Christopher had an idea. Shifting his weight from side to side in his desk, the third grader raised his hand, begging to answer a question.

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Matrix Theatre gives students outlet for creativity, expression

BY PAIGE PFLEGER

The home of Matrix Theatre sticks out from its surroundings — it’s a two-story brick building that looks like the other storefronts should surround it, but it stands abruptly thin, tall and alone. Michigan Central Station looms in the background, long-abandoned and windowless.

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The Statement magazine: Confronting the Mirror

Cover by Amy Mackens and Ruby Wallau

BY THE STATEMENT MAGAZINE

The Statement magazine examines the stigma behind disordered eating.

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Visual Statement: An English Major's Pilgrimage

BY TERESA MATHEW

Teresa Mathew traveled to London and Oxford for spring break to visit the land of her mother tongue. Scones, impeccably dressed humans and the world's most famous boy wizard.

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A silent battle: How students cope with disordered eating

BY ADRIENNE ROBERTS

LSA senior Kylie Miller is a resident advisor, a member of the Ballroom Dance Team and has a supportive group of friends. Miller also suffers from disordered eating. She has spent up to two dozen nights sitting in the bathroom for hours at a time, battling with herself, deciding whether or not to purge after a binge.

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Oedipus and Drugs: The history of psychoanalysis in Ann Arbor

Ruby Wallau/Daily

BY JOHN BOHN

In a society that demands things at ever-greater speeds — from text messages to medicinal cures — a theoretical discipline such as psychoanalysis, which asks of its patients to engage with their self histories of trauma and loss for an extended period, may be unsettling when first encountered.

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Personal Statement: Diving into my insecurity

Photo courtesy of Ruby Wallau

BY RUBY WALLAU

Weight transformed into a number that I couldn’t stop thinking about.

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The Writer's Notebook: Not literature, not theatre

BY MAX RADWIN

Slam poetry is a synthesis of those two mediums of art done poorly. It isn’t literature, and it really isn’t theatre.

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The Literary Lens

BY DAILY VIDEO STAFF

Videographers worked with authors from The Literary Issue to recreate their pieces in multimedia forms.

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The Statement Magazine: The Literary Issue 2014

Illustration by Amy Mackens and Ruby Wallau

BY STATEMENT STAFF

This year, The Statement’s Literary Issue attempts to introduce you to writing that uproots and imagines.

Here's a selection of pieces included in the issue:

  • Inedible Love - by Teresa Mathew
  • A Day at the Fair - by Amy Henson
  • Literary Lens - a collection of multimedia pieces
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    Google Search: flowering tree species in detroit

    Illustration by Amy Mackens and Ruby Wallau

    BY LEELA DENVER

    fat bunches              v. sweet,
    perfumed       very sweet smelling cream-
    colored        kind of squat          small

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    Letter from the Editor: The Literary Issue

    BY CARLINA DUAN

    We write so we can remember. We write so we can press the eye’s detail to the page; so we can make and shift and save and carve. This year, The Statement’s Literary Issue attempts to introduce you to writing that uproots and imagines.

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    Behind the Curtain

    Illustration by Amy Mackens and Ruby Wallau

    BY ALEXANDER BERNARD

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    A Day at the Fair

    Illustration by Amy Mackens and Ruby Wallau

    BY AMY HENSON

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