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Sunday, October 26, 2014

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Melissa Scholke: Say yes to stereotypes

BY MELISSA SCHOLKE

I’ll admit I don’t possess authority to state whether or not Republicans are, in fact, waging a war on women; however, I will say recent attempts by the Grand Old Party to attract female voters are extremely flawed.

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Eli Cahan: Those who stay

BY ELI CAHAN

I support Hoke and Brandon because I support Michigan Football. I think you should, too. Forever and always, Go Blue.

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James Brennan: Dear Stephen Ross

BY JAMES BRENNAN

Mr. Ross, do what is right. Exercise your (money) powers as granted to you by the Board of Regents, the Michigan constitution, and the number of zeros in your bank account. Fire the bad man who has single-handedly made all of our lives so miserable.

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Derek Wolfe: A little bit of ourselves

BY DEREK WOLFE

Seeing our favorite teams lose and fail to meet expectations triggers a soft spot because we’re all dealing with meeting expectations. Sure, ours aren’t coming from millions of fans. They’re coming from friends, family and ourselves. But, that doesn’t make them any less significant.

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Eli Cahan: Of memory, learning and training

BY ELI CAHAN

Freshmen anticipate adding to their “bookshelf” of knowledge, whereas upperclassmen believe they’ll only need the knowledge the duration of the semester, and then POOF, out it goes with the spring cleaning. It’s not that the freshmen are wrong: in fact, they’re completely right in spirit. But, the upperclassmen know the practical phenomena of the classroom: whereby memory cycles operate on four-week intervals (unless, heaven forbid, the final is cumulative).

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Maura Levine: Beltway naïveté

BY MAURA LEVINE

I’ve ditched my naïveté and come to realize the human nature and the inevitable fallibility in each and every government servant.

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Rennie Pasquinelli: Beneficial frustration

BY RENNIE PASQUINELLI

The fear of not being listened to and believed isn’t too hard to fathom, considering the way rape and sexual abuse are treated in our society. But, when you gather a group of college-aged students who all oppose the extreme opinions of a conservative group, there appears to be an open space for dialogue about sexual assault.

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