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Saturday, October 25, 2014

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Victoria Noble: If you really want STEM majors...

BY VICTORIA NOBLE

Creating an environment where students believe they can succeed will invariably create more successes. All things equal, that’s something worth pursuing.

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Sierra Brown: Is Ebola population control?

BY SIERRA BROWN

Is it possible that he's just brave enough to say what many people are thinking?

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Yardain Amron: The history of the basic bitch

BY YARDAIN AMRON

I had heard the label around the block, but never gave it too much thought; a Basic Bitch was just one of those silly slang monikers trending these days — like ‘Flapper’ did in the ‘20s, or ‘Valley Girl’ in the ‘80s (thank you Google).

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Viewpoint: Tackling sexual assault on campus

BY SHERRIE KOSSOUDJI

Football is the bad boy of abusive behavior right now and it’s no wonder, many people say, since the game itself is so violent. But as we excoriate the NFL for lenient decisions in the face of domestic violence we expose our willful blindness to the simple ubiquity of violence against women.

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Avery DiUbaldo: An exercise

BY AVERY DIUBALDO

A curiously little-known episode in baseball history is the one in which, during a 2011 game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, a moth flew into the ear of Cardinals left-fielder Matt Holliday and refused to fly out.

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Michael Schramm: Ann Arbor's housing headache

BY MICHAEL SCRHAMM

After spending six years renovating on-campus facilities without making efforts to alleviate the extra students in the off-campus market, I hope that the University (or some force with political clout) makes an effort to alleviate some of these issues.

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Omar Mahmood: An open letter to President Obama

BY OMAR MAHMOOD

My name is Omar, Mr. Obama. It is true that I am a Muslim. It is true that my blood is of the steppes of Asia. But I write you as an American who wants to hold his head high, but who can only look down in shame when he walks out of history class. I know nothing about killing. But if you want to be rid of me, have some dignity about it. Don’t send a drone after me. Have dignity enough to look your victim in his eyes.

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