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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

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Columns

Haya Alfarhan: An open letter to poorly dressed men on campus

BY HAYA ALFARHAN

Gross Aesthetic Syndrome is real, and it’s sweeping our campus. I strongly urge you to take precautions — I’d hate to lose more of our men to it.

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Eric Ferguson: Democratic disillusionment

BY ERIC FERGUSON

This is, apparently, what American democracy looks like. It’s no longer an inspiring view.

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Devin Eggert: To teach or not to teach

BY DEVIN EGGERT

Just like the diversity of classes and thought at this University, people designing the classes and educational system should keep in mind that there are diverse students as well. If the University of Michigan wants to advance, we shouldn’t be mindlessly cutting off our lower side on the bell curve. By setting a little time for academic strategy when the students are young, you are helping disadvantaged freshmen a ton and giving advanced students a greater understanding.

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Abby Taskier: The paradox of adderall

BY ABBY TASKIER

I was medicated early on with the assumption that my unidentified aversion to putting forth effort would be cured. But what professionals should have encouraged was the pursuit to identify my aversion.

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Michael Schramm: Socioeconomic stress

BY MICHAEL SCHRAMM

Socioeconomic issues are complex, harsh and oftentimes result in narratives left unheard. But we can make a difference by spotlighting these pains and standing in support of change.

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Omar Mahmood: Tom Bissell

BY OMAR MAHMOOD

I saw in these writers a character that I’ve always had as well — depression, an urge to go live in the wild (seriously), and a disdain for the system.

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Eli Cahan: Follow the Yellow Brick Road

BY ELI CAHAN

So all of this is to say, if you love banking, do it. Just make sure you’re making the decision because it’s what you want, for who and how you want to be.

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