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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

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Melissa Scholke: Celebrating intelligence

16 minutes ago

BY MELISSA SCHOLKE

Levels of intelligence are expressed by a variation of degrees; no one type is superior. Rather than using intelligence to create boundaries for ourselves, society should revel in the intellectual diversity of each individual.

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Michael Schramm: An open letter to Taylor Swift

3 minutes ago

BY MICHAEL SCHRAMM

Please, don’t leave a blank space in my memories where 1989 should go.

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Rabab Jafri: A chance for survival

5 minutes ago

BY RABAB JAFRI

In the long term, getting people off the streets and into affordable housing is ideal, but the transition out of homelessness is very difficult. If given help to get through the winter, at least they will have a chance at survival.

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Dani Vignos: If you knew you couldn't fail

BY DANI VIGNOS

I’m staring at a postcard my mom wrote me when I was in a freshman spell of sadness. Its says, “What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?” If you are able, try to answer this question and do nothing short of that.

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Karen Hua: We've become cold-hearted

BY KAREN HUA

A simple nod or “have a nice day” will not actually hinder me on my way to my destination, nor will it make the biting wind any softer. Regardless, I’m quite sure the cold is much harsher on their end of the sidewalk.

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James Brennan: Evaluating WSN

BY JAMES BRENNAN

I have an interest in mental health care, in both definitions of the word “interest.” I find the topic interesting to read about and discuss, and as a person suffering from mental illness, it is in my best interest for these services to be available, affordable and transparent.

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Austin Davis: The cycle

BY AUSTIN DAVIS

Emit had to leave to catch a bus to meet his parole officer. I left our conversation wondering if employers in this city — whose community Emit felt treated him with respect — would respect a parolee enough to give him another shot.

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