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Melissa Scholke: A rude awakening

BY MELISSA SCHOLKE

Harassment isn’t confined to the streets. Threats are invading our homes and our online presences. Yet, those attempting to combat these threats and bring more awareness to the misogynistic ideologies responsible are often threatened themselves.

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Derek Wolfe: My application for Athletic Director

BY DEREK WOLFE

I am officially announcing myself as a candidate for the Athletic Director position at the University of Michigan. Before I get written off as unqualified, let me explain. Mr. Hackett, feel free to use this as a cover letter if it suits you.

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Maja Tosic: When I abandoned beauty for strength

BY MAJA TOSIC

I started weightlifting for all the wrong reasons. I heard it will give me the toned look of Gisele. I heard it will give me the ass of J. Lo. I heard it will give me a body other than my own.

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Victoria Noble: Crossing the aisle

BY VICTORIA NOBLE

No matter who is elected, our new leaders will have a responsibility to focus on the most important thing both parties have in common: the people they serve.

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Austin Davis: Seeking refuge in a strange land

BY AUSTIN DAVIS

I tell this woman’s story as one which I hope will humble those who read it, who will appreciate the pain this woman has endured and the strength she has displayed in swallowing that pain against hardship in order to attempt to provide her loved ones with a life here in the United States — a place where she believed they would have more opportunity and autonomy in their lives as compared to that experienced in their native land.

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Maura Levine: Girl-on-girl crime

BY MAURA LEVINE

With sex appeal gone, it seems our culture rejects women for everything except being good homemakers or wise maternal figures. But women aren’t just their sex appeal or their wise brain. Women can stay sexy well into middle age so long as they feel confident and comfortable.

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Rennie Pasquinelli: White privilege? Hail yes

BY RENNIE PASQUINELLI

Here are 20 ways that white people — including myself — are privileged at The University of Michigan, as well as other settings.

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