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The Statement

In The Statement

Famous by Association: Butt really

BY MARIAM SHEIKH

Kim Kardashian’s #Breaktheinternet campaign is just the latest evidence of society’s serious obsession with big butts. I mean, don’t act like you haven’t noticed.

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Raising the bar: CCRB looks to improve its facilities

File Photo/Daily

BY ZACH SHAW

Every day, the recreational sports department at the University does what they can to address crowds, outdated equipment and comfortable environments, but sometimes the facts pile up just a little too high.

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More than a race: How campus fosters running communities

Ruby Wallau/Daily

BY JENNIFER CALFAS

As they limped through the recovery area spanning West Fort Street in downtown Detroit, each entrant had the same expression that encapsulated simultaneous elation, exhaustion and happiness. Crying and falling into the arms of loved ones, the runners felt something those cheering on the sidelines did not: the runner’s high.

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From the Pews: Born to believe?

BY CLAIRE BRYAN

Looking around the oak dining room table at every holiday family dinner, you’ll find one empty seat as we all grab hands, tilt heads and listen to my Uncle Steve recite a prayer.

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Personal Statement: Cool like 'Kill Bill'

BY ALEC STERN

I have always made decisions based on what other people will think. I know it’s wrong, and outwardly I’m not self-conscious or paranoid. But it’s always been there. That tick. That nagging voice in my head. An incessant impulse to be something I assume other people want me to be.

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The Statement Magazine: #activism

Cover by Amy Mackens

BY THE STATEMENT MAGAZINE

The Statement magazine explores the role of social media in activism.

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Thought Bubble

Ruby Wallau/Daily

BY STATEMENT STAFF

“I’m specializing in archives and records management. I want to be an archivist. Archives are relevant to every single person. There is some way that their lives connect to records and the past. Without the past, we don’t really have context for our current situation in the present.”
— Shae Rafferty Information Graduate Student

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Visual Statement: Best of Fall Sports Photography

BY PHOTOSTAFF

These photographers have stood through unrelenting rain and spent hours on one knee just to capture the one image for an event, so here are some of the best from this fall semester.

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Personal Statement: What it really means to be gone

BY ADAM DEPOLLO

My grandmother was fading into the background of faces from my childhood, becoming another one of the dead relatives lining the pages of our photo albums, turning into a set of anecdotal stories. She seemed, with each day, less and less like the person I knew, with all her affectations and complexities, and more like an ossified, idealized caricature of herself. This was what it really meant for her to be gone.

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Ann Arbor Affairs: Why I'm smitten with "SNL"

BY ERIKA HARWOOD

I can’t really recall the specifics of my first time — but I do remember loving it. It happened in the middle of the day, around 1 p.m. I was perched on the edge of my couch, dazed with anticipation because it was finally, after all those years, happening.

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Famous by Association: This isn't about Beyoncé

BY MARIAM SHEIKH

As you have probably guessed, this column isn’t about Beyoncé. However, it is about her newly married sister, Solange.

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A growing network: How social media is changing student activism

Ruby Wallau/Daily

BY NATALIE GADBOIS

The University has always had a reputation for grassroots activism — ever since President John F. Kennedy chose to announce the plans for the Peace Corps on the steps of the Student Union in 1960, Ann Arbor has been an unofficial center for liberalism and social. But, hashtag activism is the new norm at the University, with social media taking the forefront in student social justice movements.

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The Statement Magazine: From the classroom, to the field

Cover by Amy Mackens

BY THE STATEMENT MAGAZINE

The Statement magazine explores theory and practice in pedagogy.

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Thought Bubble

Ruby Wallau/Daily

BY STATEMENT STAFF

“Well, (education) is a powerful tool … People have been fighting for education since forever and, you know, I think it’s the one tool that sort of can propagate you from an underdeveloped person — or, if you look wider — a country itself, to a developed nation. It’s the only tool that I think is the most powerful in helping you expand your horizons, and expand yourself.”

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VIDEO - Theory and Practice Based Learning

BY MICHELLE LAN

A quick explanation of how theory and practice interact with one another.

Video By Michelle Lan

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