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The Statement

In The Statement

Mary Naoum

Allison Farrand/Daily

BY GILLIAN JAKAB

With this consistent love of performing and the arts, Naoum came to the University not to pursue her own path to stardom, but to learn how her craft could be used to empower others and affect change in communities.

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Zaineb Abdul-Nabi

Tracy Ko/Daily

BY NATALIE GADBOIS

It’s an old adage : When you get to the top, don’t forget the little people. Student director and LSA senior Zaineb Abdul-Nabi has already found her footing in film, but she certainly hasn’t forgotten the little people along the way.

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Tyrell Collier

Allison Farrand/Daily

BY WILL GREENBERG

From the #BBUM campaign, a Twitter hashtag where Black students shared the experiences of “Being Black at the University of Michigan,” to the reading of the BSU’s seven demands on Martin Luther King Jr. day this year, Collier has led and improved his community by drawing attention to the many issues still facing Black and other minority students on campus.

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Reda Jaber

Adam Glanzman/Daily

BY ALICIA ADAMCZYK

In May, he will receive a Masters of Business Administration from the Ross School of Business and a Doctor of Medicine from the Medical School.

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Jeff Sorensen and Tim Pituch

Ruby Wallau/Daily

BY ADAM DEPOLLO

The success of optiMize is dependent on its ability to help students take the first step towards putting their own ideas and interests into action. For the organization’s founders, their partnership provided that initiative.

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Carly Manes

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BY ALLANA AKHTAR

“As an active, participating student at the University of Michigan who has friends here, who lives here as a social being, seeing needs that are unmet is where I seek action,” Public Policy junior Carly Manes said.

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The Statement Magazine: Now what?

Cover by Ruby Wallau

BY THE STATEMENT STAFF

The Statement examines pregnancy counseling clinics and contraception on campus.

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Visual Statement: Submerge

Alden Reiss

BY ALDEN REISS

I photographed the Michigan swimming and diving teams underwater for my senior thesis project. The photographs compiled for my upcoming show, Submerge, act as a vessel through which I explore the physical transformation that takes place when a human enters the water. Having almost drowned as a child, water often evokes feelings of fear and danger for me despite its natural beauty.

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‘A well-kept secret’ : How pregnancy counseling centers influence choice

BY AKSHAY SETH

“We can see, currently, several hundred visitors a year — something like 300 or more, and me only being here 18 months, I personally think we’re a well-kept secret,” responded Iris Proctor when asked about Arbor Vitae, a pregnancy counseling center, and its relatively low level of notoriety.

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Personal Statement: Being a Writer

BY GIANCARLO BUONOMO

When you’re seven years old, no one expects you to be an archaeologist. But at my age, adopting the visage is quickly becoming insufficient without some results, or at least serious preparations for them. And it goes without saying that reading Hemingway, and reading about Hemingway, are two very different things.

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Pick your protection: The impact of contraception usage on campus

Ruby Wallau/Daily

BY AMRUTHA SIVAKUMAR

While college is a time when many students choose to explore their sexual freedom, universities such as Michigan have been on the frontline of advancing sexual health and contraception education.

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My First Time: Lollapalooza, an intimate affair

BY MARIAM SHEIKH

While I may be one step closer to carpal tunnel, Lolla is worth the effort. After the first time I went, I was hooked. Lolla is like nothing else — organized pandemonium.

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The Statement Magazine: A Polarized Debate

Cover by Amy Mackens

BY THE STATEMENT STAFF

The Statement magazine looks at how the Israeli-Palestinian conflict manifests itself on campus.

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Discovering identity: Birthright trips as individual experience

BY KATIE BURKE

Free trips are often advertised as a sweepstakes grand prize or a selling point for a family vacation. For Jewish youth, however, one free trip in particular provides a way to explore and experience an ancient and complicated identity.

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Ann Arbor Affairs: Just words

BY TANAZ AHMED

My fourth grade teacher, Ms. Savur, probably had no idea that her praise of my mystery picture book, painstakingly woven together with pale blue yarn and featuring a madcap plot of missing jewelry and secret bathroom passageways, would lead to arguments with my parents at age 18 and, eventually, culminate in the first English major in my entire family.

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