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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

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Harleen Kaur: Getting to the Hill

BY HARLEEN KAUR

Although our social identities certainly have an impact on our daily lives, I hope that one day they won’t have such a powerful influence on what individuals are and are not able to do. If we’re all truly created equal, it’s certainly time that our institutions reflect that truth.

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Michael Schramm: Christianity revisited

BY MICHAEL SCHRAMM

I believe my God is all-powerful enough to handle controversy, and my desire to share him outweighs my desire to remain unyielding to a rule.

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Nivedita Karki: An alternate his-tory

BY NIVEDITA KARKI

What would Cleopatra be remembered for if our historical accounts of her were documented by a female historian? Would they have highlighted her work more? Been more empathetic? Not contributed to Cleopatra’s hyper-sexualization over two millennia?

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Sophia Usow: A road trip through America

BY SOPHIA USOW

The beautiful, the free. Closeted in cornfields, hidden by highways and shards of billboards, our nation glows, blinding planes and passing stars.

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Alexander Hermann: Deconstructing the “Two Cities” Tale

BY ALEXANDER HERMANN

The means to a better future, whatever it looks like, requires us to discard the present fictions we use to write the story of Detroit today.

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Maja Tosic: If you've ever felt white guilt ...

BY MAJA TOSIC

White guilt is harmful. It does not allow white individuals to see people of color as equals. It detracts from the conversations and actions that need to happen. It’s a display of power, not empathy.

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Derek Wolfe: Beginnings are hard, endings are harder

BY DEREK WOLFE

Colbert’s decision to leave his nest at Comedy Central to be Letterman’s successor brings up interesting questions, and quite frankly, a rather polarizing debate: Why ruin a good thing? And most importantly, if he’s not in character, is he even that funny?

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