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Tyler Jones: Beyond jihad

BY TYLER JONES

Once a terrorist is captured, is the goal to lock him away forever or transform him into a peaceful member of society?

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Erika Mayer: Going overboard across the pond

BY ERIKA MAYER

Did you know that in England, “duck” is a term of endearment? Neither did I, until I was accepted into a study abroad program in the United Kingdom. This summer, I will be interning for a member of the British Parliament for two months in London.

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Carolyn Lusch: Knowing where you live

BY CAROLYN LUSCH

It’s time to see where you live.

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Anna Paone: Pro-life 101

BY ANNA PAONE

Let me tell you a story about a normal, American girl. She was born and bred in central New Jersey, not an hour outside of Manhattan. Her family consisted of pro-choice Catholics — or rather, people who thought it was possible to be pro-choice Catholics. (Yes, this story involves religion.

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Lexi Zimmerman and Courtney Fletcher: The student-athlete divide

BY LEXI ZIMMERMAN AND COURTNEY FLETCHER

As athletes who take academics very seriously, we have noticed a mutual misunderstanding, even tension, between athletes and non-athletes. Everyone knows the two sides of the issue: “Athletes are only here because they play a sport,” and “non-athletes sit around and do nothing all day." But both arguments have an element of truth.

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Tommaso Pavone: Dis(uburb)turbia

BY TOMMASO PAVONE

This past weekend, with my exams completed and my responsibilities as a Resident Advisor fulfilled, I got in the car with my parents and drove an hour northeast of Ann Arbor to my hometown of Troy, Michigan. But once I got home, I remembered one of the many reasons why I enjoy being a student at the University: We live in Ann Arbor.

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Noel Gordon: Sexual orientation shouldn't matter in politics

BY NOEL GORDON

Unless you’re an avid follower of Philadelphia politics — in which case I say more power to you — you probably haven’t heard a whole lot about the ongoing feud between incumbent Pennsylvania House Rep. Babette Josephs (D-Phila.) and her primary opponent, Gregg Kravitz. Both Josephs and Kravitz want to be the Democratic nominee in the race to represent Center City’s 182nd House district.

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