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Monday, April 21, 2014

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Sophia Usow: A road trip through America

BY SOPHIA USOW

The beautiful, the free. Closeted in cornfields, hidden by highways and shards of billboards, our nation glows, blinding planes and passing stars.

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Alexander Hermann: Deconstructing the “Two Cities” Tale

BY ALEXANDER HERMANN

The means to a better future, whatever it looks like, requires us to discard the present fictions we use to write the story of Detroit today.

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Maja Tosic: If you've ever felt white guilt ...

BY MAJA TOSIC

White guilt is harmful. It does not allow white individuals to see people of color as equals. It detracts from the conversations and actions that need to happen. It’s a display of power, not empathy.

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Derek Wolfe: Beginnings are hard, endings are harder

BY DEREK WOLFE

Colbert’s decision to leave his nest at Comedy Central to be Letterman’s successor brings up interesting questions, and quite frankly, a rather polarizing debate: Why ruin a good thing? And most importantly, if he’s not in character, is he even that funny?

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Harleen Kaur: Seizing senior year

BY HARLEEN KAUR

Next year, I want to focus on obtaining an education, not a diploma. I want to attend events, partake in dialogues and form relationships that challenge my ideals and accept me for who I am.

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Emily Pittinos: Goodbye, lovehounds

BY EMILY PITTINOS

Instability is scary as hell, but tackling that monster again and again has proven that not knowing has always helped me discover new pleasures, and the incredible leaps I am capable of taking.

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Patrick Maillet: Blessings in disguise

BY PATRICK MAILLET

Throughout my life, my parents have raised me to look at life’s mishaps as blessings in disguise. Though this mindset is hard to appreciate when life throws an unfortunate obstacle your way, accepting the fact that things happen for a reason is truly the key to happiness.

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