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Avery DiUbaldo: An open letter to the judges of the Barry Bagels' Maize and Blue Homecoming Bagel Contest

BY AVERY DIUBALDO

In what way was “Big House Bagel,” which you selected, preferable to our own entry of “The Bagel House,” which you did not? Why include “Bo Schembagler” among the top 10 and exclude “Bagel Hoke”?

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Haya Alfarhan: Dangerous discourse

BY HAYA ALFARHAN

Nobody asked Maher or Harris or Affleck or Kristof to present their credentials. Their authority on the topic is never questioned. Despite the fact that none of them is actually affected by the radical Islam they seem to discuss.

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Julia Zarina: The importance of not being a Cool Girl

BY JULIA ZARINA

To me, “Gone Girl” has always been a cautionary tale about modeling yourself around an unrealistic ideal, of catering to the expectations of others to a fault and about the motivations that cause someone to become a Cool Girl, taken to their logical extreme.

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Devin Eggert: A horror story from a lower class traveler

BY DEVIN EGGERT

1. Don’t ride a Greyhound, 2. Time trumps money sometimes — even for the cheap, and 3. Just because Jack Dawson paid for a lower class ticket doesn’t mean he shouldn’t be given humane treatment if the Titanic sinks.

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James Brennan: The mythology of diversity

BY JAMES BRENNAN

Let me shatter one final myth of diversity at U of M: whether their motivation is racial justice or admissions brochures displaying a human rainbow, the administration is not doing everything they can to build a diverse student body.

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Abby Taskier: Unified by faith or bound by obligation?

BY ABBY TASKIER

I am Jewish. I am proud of the culture Judaism has created and developed, the moral code it promotes, the level of perseverance amidst endless persecution that Jews have endured. But I am disturbed by the homogeneity of Jewish institutions, especially those here on campus, that subsequently produce homogenous, uncontested thought.

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Omar Mahmood: I am Urdu

BY OMAR MAHMOOD

I write this essay in English. But my spirit will never speak English. My grandpa was Urdu. My father is Urdu. I will be Urdu.

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