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Saturday, July 4, 2015

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Victoria Noble: Isn't that a song already?

BY VICTORIA NOBLE

Regardless of opposing pressure from music industry behemoths, it’s essential that Congress amend the Copyright Act to include a precise, but permissive provision defining what constitutes a sample.

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Zak Witus: Why we enjoy social media

BY ZAK WITUS

We enjoy social media because it offers us a stable, sterile, prefabricated virtual reality through which we can “peep” on other stable, sterile, prefab “people” or users.

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Abby Taskier: The PC trend

BY ABBY TASKIER

In this day and age, social awareness seems to have become a status symbol. All over the internet, people post comments on media platforms that attempt to highlight an author’s lack of political correctness.

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David Harris: The border

BY DAVID HARRIS

These streets are the border of my bubble of a town and Detroit. This is where the suburb meets the city. Where the neat rows of houses and lawns give way to a neighborhood of blocks with abandoned homes, lots of overgrown grass and charred wood left behind from a structure gone up in flames, neglected roads that haven’t been repaved in years.

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Michael Schramm: Recognizing homophobia outside marriage equality

BY MICHAEL SCHRAMM

We’re seemingly moving in the right direction, but there’s so much progress left to make besides legalizing gay marriage.

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Eliana Herman: The dangers of plastic

BY ELIANA HERMAN

It’s better to take preventative steps now by cutting as much plastic out of our lives as possible. It’s the only real chance we have at saving this glorious planet. And ourselves, too.

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Rabab Jafri: The ongoing civil rights movement

BY RABAB JAFRI

As a community, it’s important to realize that racism still is very much alive today, and that the Civil Rights Movement didn’t end with a happily ever after just because we have a Black president.

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