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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

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Harleen Kaur: Love over fear

BY HARLEEN KAUR

Rather than raising daughters to be fearful or cautious of what men can or will do to her, why don’t we ask sons to treat their sisters with more respect? Rather than continuing to play the blame game, we should teach equality and justice, value and self-worth. Teaching love over fear has always been more powerful, and it will get us much farther, too.

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Zak Witus: The psychology of consumerism

BY ZAK WITUS

If we’re willing to critique our own consumerist habits and sacrifice a bit of ignorant bliss, then we can align our actions with our higher ecological ethics. Maybe then we can live cleanly on Earth for a little bit longer.

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Mike Yee: When N=1

BY MIKE YEE

Though we have made great strides in combating exploitation, ridicule and neglect, much work remains to be done. For now, students remain vulnerable to mistreatment, and small sample sizes make it difficult to gauge whether or not one’s travails are “normal.” For now, ambiguity aids the abusive and vagueness validates the vindictive. For now, the N justifies the mean.

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Carlina Duan: The syllabus isn't enough

BY CARLINA DUAN

I don’t want to constantly nod my head. I want to ask questions. I want to remain restless. I want my brain to whir at high speeds. I want to learn, I want to celebrate. I want to create.

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Derek Wolfe: Excluding exclusivity

BY DEREK WOLFE

Let’s move the state forward as a community. That can start by moving this conference to mainland. It smells too much like horses on Mackinac, anyway.

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James Brennan: Why I hate religion

BY JAMES BRENNAN

Religion destroys a person’s ability to fully think for him or herself, in turn destroying their ability to decide their own path in life.

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Victoria Noble: Empowering student journalists

BY VICTORIA NOBLE

Student journalism is undeniably a venue for promising discussion. It’s an important outlet to open and set the tone for so many other forums.

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