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Monday, March 2, 2015

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Columns

James Brennan: Responding to a misguided alum

BY JAMES BRENNAN

Chait and others may be living in fear of “P.C. culture” ruining free speech, but that same culture is to thank for countless students having any kind of voice at all.

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Dani Vignos: Statutory Grape

BY DANI VIGNOS

Reading further down the menu at Blue Leprechaun on South University, I stumbled across a drink called Statutory Grape. At the time, I thought this drink was particular to this bar, but soon discovered that many menus on the University campus and in other cities featured such an appalling item.

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Austin Davis: Housing the homeless

BY AUSTIN DAVIS

Delonis’ ISH program works diligently towards empowering individuals, affirming their self-worth through the tactical use of local employment and housing resources. In order to house the homeless, however, perhaps larger factors are in need of reevaluation.

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Sara Shamaskin: Growing up without TV

BY SARA SHAMASKIN

Yes, I loved my basic shows like “Arthur” and “The Simpsons,” but I did not have Nickelodeon, Comedy Central or Disney Channel. It made me feel like some type of alien, a minority that was not up to date on the cool new shows with the plethora of channels at my whim.

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Eliana Herman: Coping with contradictions

BY ELIANA HERMAN

I have stayed strong in my opposition to Nooks and Kindles and other electronic reading systems because there is just something about holding a book in your hands, looking at real printed letters on smooth paper that cannot be replicated by just staring at an illuminated screen.

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Jenny Wang: Double-binded beauty

BY JENNY WANG

I’ve considered tweaking my original idea that beauty shouldn’t matter. It may be idealistically sound, but it falls short in terms of practicality. Yes, beauty is in many ways a social construction, but it still means something.

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Lauren McCarthy: Paying attention to the overcorrections

BY LAUREN MCCARTHY

The issue at hand has a long-standing history of imbalance, rife with injustice for victims of rape, but the solution is not to tip the scales in the opposite direction.

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