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Zak Witus: "Bad behavior"

BY ZAK WITUS

My intuition is that the fraternity system creates “bad behavior” not on accident, but as the normal byproduct of being secretive institutions with problematic ideas of manliness that praise alcoholism and womanizing and meanwhile have unjust immunity from policing.

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Derek Wolfe: Equal and opposite

BY DEREK WOLFE

In 1996, there were 67 million emergency room visits. In 2008, 119 million. There’s no doubt millions of those trips could have been moved to urgent cares, which are equipped for handling smaller injuries and sicknesses.

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Carlina Duan: Writing as fuel

BY CARLINA DUAN

The more we intake the writing process as mystery, the less likely we are to access it. Perhaps it’s naïve, but I’m convinced that writing offers a type of fuel for efficient problem-solving. Writing can move us through the world with vigor and curiosity.

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James Brennan: To live and die on the left

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BY JAMES BRENNAN

I don’t blame anyone for failing to do this, because it’s hard — our minds crave simplicity. But the worst problems are often the most complex, and the left has to unite and search for real solutions instead of tearing itself apart fighting straw men.

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Zak Witus: A cigar isn't just a cigar

BY ZAK WITUS

A cigar is never just a cigar, except when we must pretend that it is.

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Victoria Noble: The problem with feminism

BY VICTORIA NOBLE

At the end of the day, equality isn’t about advancements for one gender or another. It’s love and support for everyone, no matter who they are.

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Victoria Noble: Putting performance before beauty

BY VICTORIA NOBLE

We can’t give acceptance a gender. For a while, the trends were for both genders to face body scrutiny. That trend is dangerous and unacceptable, and it goes without saying that everyone deserves to love their bodies. It’s time that we throw that trend in reverse, and it’s refreshing to see ESPN doing so — but improvement isn’t just for the guys.

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