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The Statement

In The Statement

The third culture kid: Between homelands

BY RACHEL PREMACK

The term “third culture kid” is new and somewhat unknown. Coined in the 1950s, it’s defined as a child who experienced a “significant part of his or her developmental years outside the parents’ culture” and as a result does not identify completely with any one culture.

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Shifting the spotlight: how staff shape the ‘U’

BY SAM GRINGLAS

People call them Michigan Men. From a tract of wilderness, they molded one of the nation’s premier institutions of higher education. Even today their names grace the University’s academic temples of stone and brick, tangible markers of the triumph they left behind.

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Campus Mechanics: You are the trend

BY AMRUTHA SIVAKUMAR

In the fall of 2010, I did everything I could to stand out.

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Personal Statement: That sexy sweater

BY MAX RADWIN

It was the kind of morning I would have missed 99 times out of 100, but the fact that I should have missed it, but didn’t, is what makes it so miraculous.

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The Statement magazine: Weighed down, pushing back

Cover by Alicia Kovalcheck and Amy Mackens

BY THE STATEMENT MAGAZINE

The Statement magazine looks at the racial climate at the University.

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What is being Black at the University?

Amy Mackens/ Daily

BY WILL GREENBERG

For many Black students at the University, the truth is there is an extra layer to their experience: a specific racial consciousness that hangs over the community.

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Rushing your roots: Minority Greek life at the 'U'

BY EMMA KERR

For students of color, the Greek life experience can provide a community where cultural roots are shared and celebrated. Yet the barriers that separate students racially within Greek Life on campus are also unwritten and unacknowledged.

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The Writer's Notebook: Falling out of love with Harry Potter

BY MAX RADWIN

Yes, Harry Potter has its place on history’s bookshelf, but it does not occupy the space or share the company you think it does — a realization that dawned on me as I continued reading books beyond that of the boy who lived.

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The Statement magazine: Underpaid & overworked

BY THE STATEMENT MAGAZINE

The Statement magazine examines the ethics unpaid internships on campus and beyond.

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Rethinking Rackham

BY JEREMY SUMMITT

With 15,000 students — less than half of the undergraduate population — it might not be the biggest surprise that graduate students get skimmed over when it comes to changes in the University curriculum.

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Personal Statement: naming our dual society

BY ALEX WINNICK

For me and other white students at the University, this process requires more than understanding and supporting the #BBUM movement. It means examining my place in America’s primary society to see if and how I am implicated in creating the circumstances rendering #BBUM necessary.

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My First Time: All ears on Bey

BY DANIEL FELDMAN

“Rocking out to Beyoncé’s new album while studying for my finals. All hail Queen Bey!”
This is essentially all I saw on social media for two weeks of school during fall semester.

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Personal Statement: Thanks, Grandma

BY CAROLYN GEARIG

Every day was an adventure when I was with my grandma — whether we were taking her RV to the upper peninsula to go camping and visit her cabin, eating at McDonald’s (she would always get Happy Meals so my brother and I could have the toys) or visiting the American Girl Place in Chicago.

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Salary sacrifice: Are unpaid internships worth it?

BY ALICIA ADAMCZYK

With some unpaid interns taking the case to the courts and others not able to afford to work for free, it begs the question: Is the unpaid internship worth it?

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The Statement magazine: The hacker's revolution

BY THE STATEMENT MAGAZINE

The Statement staff explores hackathon culture at the University.

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