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Columns

Haya Alfarhan: How to talk about the Middle East in class

BY HAYA ALFARHAN

Always end by talking about freedom. Your freedom, their freedom. Freedom is always the operative word.

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James Brennan: Sexual assault and fame

BY JAMES BRENNAN

His wife forgave him, and we welcomed him with open arms. He made some bad decisions, he hurt people around him. But who among us hasn’t? After all that we’ve shared with him, well — he’s pretty much family. We can forgive and we can forget. But rape — that is something we cannot forgive.

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Julia Zarina: Why we do this

BY JULIA ZARINA

As engineers, we are conditioned to think practically, often to a fault. However, there is inherent value both to engineering as a profession and to wider society in focusing on the more abstract questions that seemingly have no answer.

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Michael Schramm: Breaking the business cycle

BY MICHAEL SCHRAMM

It’s tough on this campus. We all have student organizations, clubs, jobs, classes and responsibilities laying more commitments on us than ever before. But the solution isn’t to always work more. Sometimes, taking time to yourself allows you to get more done in a shorter time.

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Melissa Scholke: Empty promises

BY MELISSA SCHOLKE

Until same-sex marriage is legalized — without a doubt — laws will continue to dictate whether an individual can freely lead the life they desire. Our friends and family deserve action, not more empty promises.

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Maja Tosic: This column is not about football

BY MAJA TOSIC

Instead this article is about the voices that have been silenced, because football has taken the forefront of concerns. Even though this institution will first listen to #firedavebrandon before #expelrapists, I will not. Even though the Board of Regents and University President sit in their cushioned lives so far removed from reality, I will not.

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Derek Wolfe: Unhealthy election habits

BY DEREK WOLFE

While elections are necessary for our great democracy, the dynamics that accompany them are incredibly complicated and overall unhealthy. Through my anecdotal evidence alone, it’s clear that it’s difficult to gauge one’s true motivations.

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