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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

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Columns

Haya Alfarhan: Sit with your discomfort

BY HAYA ALFARHAN

Discomfort is not fun, but it will make you a less shitty person. It will make you relearn things, teach you compassion, and yes, it might even make you realize some pretty painful truths. When you make the choice to be comfortable, you’re making the choice to accept what you’ve been taught about yourself and your role in the world with no questions.

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Avery DiUbaldo: The lady with the dog

BY AVERY DIUBALDO

But the truth is not made of particulars, nor is it on particulars that this “true” story depends.

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Michael Schramm: The oppression of poverty, part 2

BY MICHAEL SCHRAMM

As I got older, I began channeling my fear into a source to improve my academic and social lives — things that I could control. Unfortunately, many children suffering from parents’ financial strain never find ways to cope with their anxiety. Instead, the stress manifests itself in mood-altering and antisocial behaviors.

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Abby Taskier: The esquina caliente

BY ABBY TASKIER

The imposition of judgment is dangerous, as people from different backgrounds and opportunities tend to impose their judgment on those who have committed crimes, both petty and serious.

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Melissa Scholke: True Leadership

BY MELISSA SCHOLKE

The goal of leaders is not to seek accolades or to establish themselves at the top of their fields. While knowledge is considered a hallmark of a leader, the application of one’s knowledge and its combination with compassion forges true leaders. Leaders recognize individuals capable of improving our world are found within various social classes, colleges and career fields, and they work tirelessly to include them.

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Julia Zarina: Rethinking the melting pot

BY JULIA ZARINA

It was a delicate balance, having two identities in America. People were vigilant about pointing out apparent deficiencies in “American-ness.” Accents, smells, skin color, clothing and beliefs all were potential conditions in need of remedy.

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Eric Ferguson: Our better Angells

BY ERIC FERGUSON

To live up to Angell’s vision and ensure that the University diffuses dynamic, well-educated men and women across all ZIP codes and into families of every socioeconomic status, Schlissel must prioritize that vision for the full course of his tenure and convince those beneath him to do the same.

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