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Thursday, October 2, 2014

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Rennie Pasquinelli: Ethical vs. practical

BY RENNIE PASQUINELLI

Is the U.S. an ethical actor that attempts to step in every time there is a seemingly alarming genocide? Three other countries besides Iraq prove the answer to that question to be a flat out “no.”

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Austin Davis: The Big Apple in Tree City

BY AUSTIN DAVIS

The gentrification process of New York is rapidly staking off the city for wealthy elites. Within the much smaller boundaries of Ann Arbor, however, the process is happening even faster.

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Tyler Scott: Engaging in the world

BY TYLER SCOTT

After the 2012 presidential election, Politico published an article citing a Tufts University study that found Mitt Romney may have gotten away with his plans to call the White House “home” were it not for those meddling kids.

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Michael Schramm: The oppression of poverty

BY MICHAEL SCHRAMM

Whoever believes that the “American Dream” is alive and well for everyone is simply incorrect. Though every adult strives for success and happiness, many childhoods come with unchangeable factors that hinder or strip future success. These inhibitors are systems of oppression.

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David Harris: Little field of dreams

BY DAVID HARRIS

Youth sports are among the greatest of lesson-teachers. Lessons of winning and losing, humility and graciousness, successes and failures. And sure, I learned all of that. But more than anything, I learned to dream.

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Eric Ferguson: Read

BY ERIC FERGUSON

You are entitled to your own opinion on any issue, but if you’re going to even think about affecting someone else’s life by expressing that opinion through voting or advocacy, read. Read like the quality of your life and the lives of everyone you know and love depend on it — simply because they do.

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Derek Wolfe: Cooking is chemistry

BY DEREK WOLFE

As someone who likes science and being challenged intellectually, cooking falls perfectly into that category.

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