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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

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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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Eric Stulberg: Doing our research on research

BY ERIC STULBERG

The cost of sending a young adult to college continues to escalate, even as private and public scholarship funds dwindle.

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Rachel Van Gilder: Naval pioneers

BY RACHEL VAN GILDER

The pro-military feminist in me loves Thursdays. On Thursdays, the female midshipmen of the University’s Navy ROTC unit are dressed in their uniforms, hair neatly braided or arranged in a bun. And even though the hats they’re required to wear are kind of ugly, I’m always proud of them in a patriotic, girl-power sort of way.

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Nicholas Clift: Because it's hard

BY NICHOLAS CLIFT

President Obama should have tested the announcement of his plans for NASA in front of a crowd of third graders — and probably also Captain Kirk. Their reaction might have been a better test of his plan’s quality. Instead, last month, the president flew his jumbo jet to Kennedy Space Center to tell NASA his vision for its future.

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Gary Graca: The humble elite

BY GARY GRACA

We must realize that, come May 1, 2010, we all share one very special trait: privilege.

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Robert Soave: Ready or not, here we come

BY ROBERT SOAVE

Do something that you're not supposed to do.

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