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Friday, April 18, 2014

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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

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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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Patrick Maillet: A step backwards

BY PATRICK MAILLET

Right now it seems as if America is far from fully embracing homosexuality. I don’t know when America will elect a gay president, but in order for that to happen, America must learn from its mistakes and treat gay rights just as it treated civil rights.

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Katie Steen: Updating sexual education

BY KATIE STEEN

Spotty or nonexistent sex ed leads to more than just teen pregnancy and STIs. It leads to thousands of teens left confused about issues of gender, sex and identity.

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Caitlyn Brennan: Labor pains

BY CAITLYN BRENNAN

Of Australia, Austria, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States, the United States is the only country to not guarantee paid maternity leave, and we as Americans suffer immensely from this.

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Michael Schramm: Opposing party clichés

BY MICHAEL SCHRAMM

I’m sure everyone experiences isolation at parties. Perhaps being gay intensifies the problem, but loneliness is a universal experience. It opposes party clichés, but if you’re faced with isolation, you have to make the best of it.

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