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Monday, June 29, 2015

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Editorials

From the Daily: It’s about time

BY THE MICHIGAN DAILY

For now, though, today’s ruling is a moment to celebrate and a testament to the will of a nation to enact necessary social change.

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From the Daily: Waging a war on youth pay

BY THE MICHIGAN DAILY

While the proposed legislation may offer some economic incentives for employers and businesses, the bill is highly presumptuous in nature, and if enacted, it would deny a livable wage to a population of young adults who may be relying on a minimum wage income for more than just spending money.

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From the Daily: Problematic privatization

BY THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Allowing this prison to reopen puts Michigan on the wrong side of criminal justice reform. An industry that relies on mass incarceration to profit will not work to rehabilitate prisoners, but will instead strive to keep more prisoners for longer periods of time.

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From the Daily: Modifying the MIP

BY THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Although this bill would lessen the consequences for underage drinking, it retains enough consequences to be similarly preventative as the current law.

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From the Daily: Give us some credit

BY THE MICHIGAN DAILY

To make college more accessible, all types of student loans should work to help and accommodate students, not hurt them. The Fair Student Credit Act should be more encompassing in addressing these inconsistencies between private and federal loans.

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From the Daily: Too little too late

BY THE MICHIGAN DAILY

On Monday, during a Detroit City Council meeting, officials and activists convened to form a workgroup to evaluate the effectiveness of the city’s current water bill assistance programs, and to begin proposing an affordability program.

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From the Daily: '14-'15 Edgar Awards

BY THE MICHIGAN DAILY

And so, without further ado and the protection of the First Amendment on our side, we present the 12th Annual Edgar Awards.

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From the Daily: Vote yes on Proposal 1

BY THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Proposal 1 is the only plan in place to effectively fund and fix Michigan’s roads. Although it might initially be perceived as unfairly affecting those with lower incomes, it accounts for this issue through its funding for EITC. The necessity of road repairs ultimately outweighs the proposal’s issues. Vote Yes on Proposal 1.

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From the Daily: Improve laptop equity

BY THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Laptops may not have been a necessity in the past, but today, they are essential to being a successful college student. In order to level the playing field for all students, it is crucial that computers are accessible to all and that there are measures to ensure that students who need financial assistance to purchase them receive it.

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Columns

Aarica Marsh: My tattoos are for me

BY AARICA MARSH

Whenever it’s hotter than 60 degrees out, the public catches a glimpse of my permanent artwork. I can’t be completely rude to random strangers for their annoying but innocent curiosity about my obvious tattoos.

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Anna Polumbo-Levy: Social media validation

BY ANNA POLUMBO-LEVY

When usage of these sites becomes stressful, it’s a good idea to reevaluate the time and energy spent on capturing that perfect sunset or the profile picture without a hair out of place, because one day you may realize you aren’t doing it for yourself.

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Rabab Jafri: Introspections of an introvert

BY RABAB JAFRI

Recognizing that introversion is a personality trait that can manifest itself in various ways and is different from being shy or having social anxieties is important when interacting with people on diverse sides of the spectrum.

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Elijah Sparkman: Inspired by history

BY ELIJAH SPARKMAN

When you tell me something new about the library — a place where I spend so much time, that’s a part of so many of my stories, that’s now a part of who I am — the information is going to matter.

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Derek Wolfe: On Ari Gold, Seinfeld and P.C. culture

BY DEREK WOLFE

Comedy is a unique place to effect social and political change. There is no denying the effect Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, Bill Maher and George Carlin, to name a few, have had on exposing huge problems in our society. So, why are we seeing other prominent comedians seemingly back away from this challenge to shape the conversation about important issues?

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Viewpoints

Viewpoint: A schmoozefest for change

BY MARY KATE WINN

The conference might be elitist, but it’s productive. The event is going to tackle major issues in the next few days, such as diversity and equity. These are important topics to discuss and having these discussions can bring about real, positive change.

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Viewpoint: Exploring space tech

BY ARUN NAGPAL

Opportunities like RASC-AL bring to light many of the positive impacts space-oriented technology has both on the scientists and engineers who design it and the people, like you or I, whose lives are infinitely improved by it.

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Queer in Action: Accepting my identity

BY ELIJAH BATCHELOR

Accepting my queer identity and coming out has been nothing short of a process, and one that is far from over, but for now I am happy. If at any point in my life God, my parents, a doctor or ANYONE ever asked me if I would like to be straight, I would have jumped at the opportunity in mere seconds.

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Viewpoint: Abortion is health care: fund abortion now

BY STUDENTS FOR CHOICE

You have probably never heard of Hyde despite its continual passage — there’s not much press coverage, little debate. And we, Students for Choice, want to change that.

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Viewpoint: Reversing the brain drain of Michigan’s college graduates

BY DANIEL KARR

The millennial generation has the opportunity to change the status quo in Washington. Now, we have the opportunity to take ownership for the policies that affect our state and our students.

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Cartoons

Cartoon: Vice Grips #9

Rachel Dawson/Daily

BY RACHEL DAWSON

Rachel Dawson can be reached at rdawson@umich.edu.

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Cartoon: Vice Grips #8

Rachel Dawson/Daily

BY RACHEL DAWSON

Rachel Dawson can be reached at rdawson@umich.edu.

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Cartoon: The Out-of-Stater #4

Gabriella Meyer/Daily

BY GABRIELLA MEYER

Gabriella Meyer can be reached at gabsmey@umich.edu.

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