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Lauren McCarthy: No such thing as a healthy selfie

BY LAUREN MCCARTHY

Though media fads are nothing new to American society, the intense vulnerability and insecurity that social networking and personal technologies induce is both alarming and troubling. Are we setting the stage for coming generations to be hypersensitive to and misunderstanding of communication, self-representation, self-indulgence and their appearance?

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Michael Schramm: Christianity's g(r)ay area

BY MICHAEL SCHRAMM

But the truth of the matter is, I don’t think I’m wrong, and I shouldn’t feel shame for believing I’m right. I’ve done my biblical research, and I hold my belief because it takes the Bible — Christianity’s ultimate frame — into consideration.

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Julia Zarina: The least boring story ever told

Courtesy of Julia Zarina

BY JULIA ZARINA

Memory to me is an activity, not an incidental occurrence, and I am obsessed with remembering. As someone trying to be permanent in a life that refuses to be, it is how I have always defined myself.

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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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