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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

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Maja Tosic: The silent battle of women

BY MAJA TOSIC

This summer, I followed my fellow Wolverines to a place that inflates with interns during the summer — Washington, D.C. Together we exchanged our casual sweats and yoga pants for awkwardly fitting suits and blistering heels. As we rushed on the metro and interned with various organizations, we all gained a taste of the workplace. But the taste I got turned sour and could not be rinsed out.

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Maura Levine: An applicable education

BY MAURA LEVINE

A class giving us tools to advance our careers and look at all possibilities would be more worthwhile than an unrelated distribution requirement, and would give us the skills to succeed and compete in an ever-changing job market.

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Rennie Pasquinelli: Ethical vs. practical

BY RENNIE PASQUINELLI

Is the U.S. an ethical actor that attempts to step in every time there is a seemingly alarming genocide? Three other countries besides Iraq prove the answer to that question to be a flat out “no.”

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Austin Davis: The Big Apple in Tree City

BY AUSTIN DAVIS

The gentrification process of New York is rapidly staking off the city for wealthy elites. Within the much smaller boundaries of Ann Arbor, however, the process is happening even faster.

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Tyler Scott: Engaging in the world

BY TYLER SCOTT

After the 2012 presidential election, Politico published an article citing a Tufts University study that found Mitt Romney may have gotten away with his plans to call the White House “home” were it not for those meddling kids.

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Michael Schramm: The oppression of poverty

BY MICHAEL SCHRAMM

Whoever believes that the “American Dream” is alive and well for everyone is simply incorrect. Though every adult strives for success and happiness, many childhoods come with unchangeable factors that hinder or strip future success. These inhibitors are systems of oppression.

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David Harris: Little field of dreams

BY DAVID HARRIS

Youth sports are among the greatest of lesson-teachers. Lessons of winning and losing, humility and graciousness, successes and failures. And sure, I learned all of that. But more than anything, I learned to dream.

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