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Monday, July 28, 2014

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Sara Morosi: Turning the page

BY SARA MOROSI

Class of 2014 — we won’t be second-semester seniors for much longer. Soon, the whirlwind of celebrating what we’ve accomplished these four years will be over.

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Sophia Usow: For Jan

BY SOPHIA USOW

To be the daughter of a beautiful, older woman is to sit down in the memory of your childhood attic, your hands running fingered question marks around the edges of an old photograph.

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Alexander Hermann: Create a regional land bank

BY ALEXANDER HERMANN

Just like the demolition of 80,000 properties in Detroit won’t stem the tide of disinvestment in the city, the creation of a regional land bank certainly isn’t a panacea to curing all the region’s redevelopment ills. Regardless, employing both would mark a major step forward in the stabilization and revitalization of Detroit and the broader area.

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Derek Wolfe: Don't boo, organize

BY DEREK WOLFE

If you truly want something, you cannot sit idly. And your friends, family and community can’t either.

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James Brennan: Another petty election

BY JAMES BRENNAN

It’s inconceivable how stupid cheating to win an election to be student body president is. It’s even more inconceivable that a person would sue their way into office over infractions as pointless as showing friends how to vote or failing to report small expenses.

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Harleen Kaur: Building our future

BY HARLEEN KAUR

Understanding and engaging in conversations about topics like the national minimum wage will allow us to realize the significance of educating ourselves on policy issues, strengthening our voices and allowing ourselves to be heard. Our voices and actions will build the next generation of policies and institutions, so the earlier we start our involvement, the better.

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Maja Tosic: 101 things I'll teach my white son

BY MAJA TOSIC

You are a white man. Don’t ever forget it. Don’t ever deny it.

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