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Sunday, December 21, 2014

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Maura Levine: Girl-on-girl crime

BY MAURA LEVINE

With sex appeal gone, it seems our culture rejects women for everything except being good homemakers or wise maternal figures. But women aren’t just their sex appeal or their wise brain. Women can stay sexy well into middle age so long as they feel confident and comfortable.

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Rennie Pasquinelli: White privilege? Hail yes

BY RENNIE PASQUINELLI

Here are 20 ways that white people — including myself — are privileged at The University of Michigan, as well as other settings.

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Tyler Scott: Exactly the right time

BY TYLER SCOTT

For once, it at least feels like the student voice meant something, that it made a difference by providing a key outlet of discontent, and at exactly the right time.

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Sara Shamaskin: The RythM of community

BY SARA SHAMASKIN

The feeling that you matter, that you can elicit change, make people listen is a powerful feeling. A feeling that makes you want to stay at a university and continue to be a part of something that will forever remind you of college.

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Jenny Wang: Choosing the right college

BY JENNY WANG

I tell my students to stay conscientious. I tell them to strive for their goals and passions while also keeping an open mind. I tell them to prioritize their learning but not at the expense of their physical and mental wellbeing. In the end, though, my only wish is that they choose a school where they get the most out of their learning, and hopefully they will take a little less time to get there than I did.

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David Harris: When words are not enough

BY DAVID HARRIS

Jeff Nardone taught me the power of words, but sometimes there are things for which words don’t suffice. You try to cling and grasp at the topic with adjectives and allegories and every piece of linguistic style in your arsenal but inevitably fall over the metaphorical cliff you’re trying to describe.

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Sierra Brown: Six words

BY SIERRA BROWN

I never considered how hard it would be to discuss something about myself in six words.

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