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Sunday, September 21, 2014

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Columns

Carlina Duan: Not your cutie

BY CARLINA DUAN

For me, “cute” and “small” give me opportunities to claim mightiness and power in revolutionary ways. I can be cute, but I can also be dimensional.

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Zak Witus: Unpaid and unfair

BY ZAK WITUS

One important obstacle for this potential movement is that currently students aren’t properly organized. Any successful boycott or strike would require a vast majority of students to ban together against those exploiting them for their labor and together demand fair wages.

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James Brennan: Segregation by high rise

BY JAMES BRENNAN

Desegregating housing would not just encourage students to become better friends with their peers but could lessen the effects of ever increasing polarization based on race and class.

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Derek Wolfe: Bettering beginnings

BY DEREK WOLFE

Goodbyes are often sad. However, beginnings are often scary, as I’ve realized once again this month. But, if we’re all willing to lend a hand to the new guy and be willing to establish trust as quickly as possible, I think we’d all be better off.

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Victoria Noble: #MyLiberalCampus is great for Republicans

BY VICTORIA NOBLE

In my experience, the University’s campus has supported dialogue on a plethora of issues—even when that dialogue criticized the University. That doesn’t mean faculty shouldn’t take care to ensure that it remains that way, or to evaluate seriously claims of students who had negative experiences in class.

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Harleen Kaur: Love over fear

BY HARLEEN KAUR

Rather than raising daughters to be fearful or cautious of what men can or will do to her, why don’t we ask sons to treat their sisters with more respect? Rather than continuing to play the blame game, we should teach equality and justice, value and self-worth. Teaching love over fear has always been more powerful, and it will get us much farther, too.

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Zak Witus: The psychology of consumerism

BY ZAK WITUS

If we’re willing to critique our own consumerist habits and sacrifice a bit of ignorant bliss, then we can align our actions with our higher ecological ethics. Maybe then we can live cleanly on Earth for a little bit longer.

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