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Thursday, July 24, 2014

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Columns

Harleen Kaur: Beautifully messy politics

BY HARLEEN KAUR

Advocates can make change by not only voicing concerns for discriminatory policies, but also by making sure they are at the table. The moment you’re in a Congressional office and someone discusses an issue that is pertinent to you, you will no longer be the protester on the street or the lobbyist on the phone, you will be the expert at the table who’s ready to advise your peers on this legislative action.

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Michael Yee: Four deaths

BY MICHAEL YEE

It was all too little, too late.

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Carlina Duan: Not your cutie

BY CARLINA DUAN

For me, “cute” and “small” give me opportunities to claim mightiness and power in revolutionary ways. I can be cute, but I can also be dimensional.

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Zak Witus: Unpaid and unfair

BY ZAK WITUS

One important obstacle for this potential movement is that currently students aren’t properly organized. Any successful boycott or strike would require a vast majority of students to ban together against those exploiting them for their labor and together demand fair wages.

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James Brennan: Segregation by high rise

BY JAMES BRENNAN

Desegregating housing would not just encourage students to become better friends with their peers but could lessen the effects of ever increasing polarization based on race and class.

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Derek Wolfe: Bettering beginnings

BY DEREK WOLFE

Goodbyes are often sad. However, beginnings are often scary, as I’ve realized once again this month. But, if we’re all willing to lend a hand to the new guy and be willing to establish trust as quickly as possible, I think we’d all be better off.

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Victoria Noble: #MyLiberalCampus is great for Republicans

BY VICTORIA NOBLE

In my experience, the University’s campus has supported dialogue on a plethora of issues—even when that dialogue criticized the University. That doesn’t mean faculty shouldn’t take care to ensure that it remains that way, or to evaluate seriously claims of students who had negative experiences in class.

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