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Thursday, April 24, 2014

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Sophia Usow: Notes on a vortex

Winter

BY SOPHIA USOW

We don’t care how the ice goes away or what it becomes. We just hope for shorts and warmth, camping and moonlight swims, renewal and rebirth.

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Alexander Hermann: The role of Detroit's fellowship programs

BY ALEXANDER HERMANN

With the right energy and a commitment to social justice, young professionals can certainly make meaningful progress benefitting everyone in the city.

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James Brennan: Paying for happiness

BY JAMES BRENNAN

It kills me a little inside because I feel like I’m chasing money, but as my sister always reminds me, I’m not; I’m chasing a sense of security.

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Derek Wolfe: Anonymous altruism

BY DEREK WOLFE

Once in a while peer pressure produces good things, but it also makes me question where our motivations come from.

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Harleen Kaur: Leaving the savior mentality behind

BY HARLEEN KAUR

I have heard incredible testimonials of those who choose to attend a service-based spring break of some sort, claiming it as a sort of “life-changing” experience, but I am always left wondering, how much can you really affect a community in one week?

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Julia Zarina: How to tell a true story

BY JULIA ZARINA

From my window on the city, I stopped trying to sleep and just watched. The streetlights became the stars in my own galaxy.

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Sophia Usow: Merit, the Michigan difference in action

Sophia Usow/Daily

BY SOPHIA USOW

But I want to make a difference, as I think we all do. Like the 23 kids who attend FATE, I have ambitions that necessitate higher education and a community who will guide me towards reaching my full potential. That way, maybe I’ll grow up and create something as meaningful as David and Kuhu.

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