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Friday, December 19, 2014

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James Brennan: Catharsis

BY JAMES BRENNAN

Like sexual assault, ignorance and selfishness are at crisis levels in America.

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Maura Levine: Open to interaction

BY MAURA LEVINE

As we sink into the deep depression that signals the impending doom of winter, we search for ways to make ourselves warm again, inside and out. People turn on the Christmas music way too early and pull out their favorite sweaters with the hope that these small efforts will stave off the inevitable arctic chill.

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Rennie Pasquinelli: Caught being Black

BY RENNIE PASQUINELLI

You aren’t hearing about this issue because Black people are more sensitive to police violence amongst their community members, or because Black people are more likely to be violent and criminals. You’re hearing about it because it is a tangible problem facing the Black community.

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Austin Davis: The battle over blood

BY AUSTIN DAVIS

The University of Michigan is an institution that is effectively stifling any potential for change BDU could have on the MSM policy by remaining inactive and unsupportive. Bureaucratic legalities are no excuse for inaction.

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Tyler Scott: Getting sick

BY TYLER SCOTT

Going to class sick is much more an act of survival than of selfishness. Comfort is the cost of progress and it has to be paid.

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James Brennan: The pendulum

BY JAMES BRENNAN

People have always been falsely accused of crimes, and sexual assault is no exception. The University and other schools have clearly failed in their duty to protect students from rape and sexual assault, but they cannot answer by flippantly branding students as rapists. The University must continue to aggressively investigate claims of sexual violence while respecting in full the due process rights of the accused.

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Sara Shamaskin: Laughing away the stress

BY SARA SHAMASKIN

We need a chance to laugh. As students, we push ourselves to our mental, physical and emotional capacities while at a competitive university. We have to take a few seconds to forget about the grades that we feel define us and the workload ahead.

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