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Sunday, August 2, 2015

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Editorials

From the Daily: Better family planning

BY THE MICHIGAN DAILY

These bills would, among other things, make emergency contraceptives available to rape victims and make it illegal for employers to discriminate against women based on their use of contraceptives. This proposed legislation is a long overdue step toward leveling the playing field for women and should be passed.

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From the Daily: Take the finger off the trigger

BY THE MICHIGAN DAILY

With the number of incidents involving guns on the rise, Michigan legislators must act now to unequivocally keep guns out of schools.

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From the Daily: Dirty energy, bad policy

BY THE MICHIGAN DAILY

It’s necessary for the government to promote renewable energies through mandates to allow them to develop into more cost-efficient and practical technologies. Failing to do could allow these technologies to fall into disuse, at great disservice to the environment and the humans that inhabit it.

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From the Daily: Fair funding

BY THE MICHIGAN DAILY

These exuberant increases help to highlight inefficiencies in the current higher education funding system. The state legislature must alter the performance-based aid in order to ensure students are able to access the education they deserve.

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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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Columns

Rabab Jafri: Incorporating other cultures

BY RABAB JAFRI

This lack of cultural awareness is a problem that’s present in many social, work and school environments and needs to be addressed at every level.

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Elijah Sparkman: Insta-happiness

BY ELIJAH SPARKMAN

No, I don’t think I’ve actually found THE secret to happiness, but isn’t it enough that I’ve found a new, completely absorbing digital media to distract me enough from all the pain and poverty and injustice in the world?

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Derek Wolfe: For Moose

Courtesy of Derek Wolfe

BY DEREK WOLFE

Death is messy and difficult. Sometimes, most of the time maybe, it just doesn’t make sense — the mind cannot comprehend it.

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Melissa Scholke: Getting lost

BY MELISSA SCHOLKE

You may wander and turn down the wrong path with no way to erase your steps. You, actually, may make numerous wrong turns. But, the skills and the knowledge you uncover along the way will aid you in creating a new path.

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Aarica Marsh: All in for the Art Fair

BY AARICA MARSH

In the end, how can any celebration of art, no matter how pretentious, really be that bad?

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Viewpoints

Viewpoint: The f word

BY BETHANY LEHMAN

I am a feminist at a time when feminism is a bad word. I am a feminist anyway.

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Viewpoint: Investing in diversity

BY ROOSEVELT INSTITUTE

While much has been written about how the ban has affected minority enrollment in higher education, there has been far less discussion about how the ban has affected university procurement departments.

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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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Cartoons

Cartoon: Vice Grips #12

BY RACHEL DAWSON

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

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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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