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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

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Editorials

From the Daily: Never too safe

BY THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Emergencies are unpredictable and maybe even inevitable, but with continual improvements to DPSS communication systems and proper training for University faculty, tragedies can be prevented.

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From the Daily: The housing headache

BY THE MICHIGAN DAILY

While there are University programs in place to help students with off-campus housing, there remains a need for additional assistance. Furthermore, Ann Arbor must more closely monitor leasing practices in the city’s housing market.

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From the Daily: A full house

BY THE MICHIGAN DAILY

The challenges faced during the recent housing dilemma should and could have been avoided by proactive planning. The University can prevent future crises by improving interdepartmental communications and planning contingencies for inevitable errors.

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A New Year, An Open MiC: Letter from the Editors

Illustration by Teresa Mathew

BY MICHIGAN IN COLOR EDITORS

Welcome back to Michigan in Color, a space for People of Color (PoCs) on the University of Michigan campus to facilitate change by sharing their stories and voices.

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From the Daily: Drying out Detroit

BY THE MICHIGAN DAILY

While it’s important that DWSD receives funds to make up for their deficit, the department must also keep the lives of Detroit residents in mind when implementing programs to collect water bills.

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From the Daily: Fighting Molly (and other drugs)

BY THE MICHIGAN DAILY

The University can address this troubling trend by supporting students who may be suffering from drug dependence or abuse by better advertising the extensive resources for students.

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From the Daily: Keeping it clean

BY THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Michigan should continue to work closely with the Canadian government and regulatory agencies to prevent the development of the proposed facility and formulate viable alternatives for the disposal of nuclear waste.

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From the Daily: Registration information

BY THE MICHIGAN DAILY

While having students register for the entire year may not be the answer, the University should provide course information for the entire year in order to help students plan their academic careers.

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From the Daily: Awarding artistic expression

BY THE MICHIGAN DAILY

The Accolades Achievement in the Arts will recognize the accomplishments of student arts groups by announcing the winners of 18 different awards as determined by student votes. The event is a positive way to promote and recognize student arts groups, and similar events should be considered in the future.

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Columns

Haya Alfarhan: Sit with your discomfort

BY HAYA ALFARHAN

Discomfort is not fun, but it will make you a less shitty person. It will make you relearn things, teach you compassion, and yes, it might even make you realize some pretty painful truths. When you make the choice to be comfortable, you’re making the choice to accept what you’ve been taught about yourself and your role in the world with no questions.

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Devin Eggert: Creating a new CAPS

BY DEVIN EGGERT

After fighting an uphill battle in terms of getting prompt psychological services for my fellow students, I could not be more pleased with the CAPS team’s response to the need for faster services.

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Abby Taskier: The esquina caliente

BY ABBY TASKIER

The imposition of judgment is dangerous, as people from different backgrounds and opportunities tend to impose their judgment on those who have committed crimes, both petty and serious.

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Michael Schramm: The oppression of poverty, part 2

BY MICHAEL SCHRAMM

As I got older, I began channeling my fear into a source to improve my academic and social lives — things that I could control. Unfortunately, many children suffering from parents’ financial strain never find ways to cope with their anxiety. Instead, the stress manifests itself in mood-altering and antisocial behaviors.

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Omar Mahmood: A difference for one

BY OMAR MAHMOOD

I could not help them all, and by the end, I had decided to take Pablo under my wing and do my best to guide him.

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Viewpoints

Michigan in Color: Identity as a Michigan Student

BY MEKAREM ELJAMAL

People spend the whole summer preparing for their first days at Michigan. They’ve got everything for their dorm, books for their classes, plenty of nerves in their stomachs and the words of tour guides, old friends and University administrators running through their minds. But quite often there are some lessons that they’ve never been told.

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Viewpoint: Let's talk about money

BY ERICA WATSON

College has been a completely different experience for me than it has for many of my peers. For many, coming here was the first time they ever had to deal with things on their own. For me, I had been working since I was old enough to do so and helping to pay rent since I was 16 years old. For me, college was freeing because it meant I had less to take care of, not more.

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Viewpoint: What's a survivor to do? Options for post-assault care

BY ALEXANDRA DULIN

Currently in the United States, there is a charged discussion surrounding sexual assault. However, much of this discussion has focused on the perpetrators and does not consider the view of survivors and what they desire.

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Viewpoint: Taking back our bodies

BY MELISSA SCHOLKE

Society needs to stop placing women’s health on the line to placate the populations who enjoy objectifying us.

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Michigan in Color: Towel Head

Photo courtesy of Harleen Kaur

BY HARLEEN KAUR

The day that I feel truly fearless practicing my faith will be the day that I truly feel like a Michigan Victor, but until then, I’ll have to keep proving that I’m not just a “towel head.”

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Cartoons

Cartoon: Freshman year to senior year

BY VIRGINIA EASTHOPE

Virginia can be reached at vcehope@umich.edu.

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Cartoon: Major in dreaming, minor in napping

BY VIRGINIA EASTHOPE

Virginia Easthope can be reached at vcehope@umich.edu.

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