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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

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Letters to the editor

Letter to the Editor: Consider implications of Halloween costumes

BY SARAH BLUME

I know the topic of Halloween costumes doesn’t seem like a debatable topic or a topic that should be problematic to the students at the University of Michigan. However, like many students, as I thought about possible costumes for the upcoming festivities, I realized that there should be some discussion about what’s appropriate and not offensive.

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Letter to the Editor: Proposal 6 gives the people the power to decide

BY MICKEY BLASHFIELD

Proposal 6 is an opportunity for Michigan taxpayers to assert fiscal self-determination that thus far, the governor has been working to deny.

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Letter to the Editor: ‘U’ should utilize sustainable opportunities on campus

BY MICHELLE BUSCH

Ample opportunities exist that allow students to get more educated or involved in sustainable practices: EarthFest, Graham Environmental Sustainability Institute, Planet Blue, Student Sustainability Initiative and the University of Michigan Sustainable Food Program are just a few.

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Letter to the Editor: Engage in political science, not political silence.

BY WILLIAM ROGERS

Answering this question may, for some, be informed by moral or religious beliefs. Attempting to respond to this question from a normative position is, necessarily, partisan. But answering the first question requires only observation.

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Letter to the Editor: Consider the disabled on campus

BY LYDIA DEJONGE

I’d like to call your attention to an issue that I have been noticing around campus — the appalling lack of accessibility for disabled persons.

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Letter to the Editor: Everyone deserves an affordable education

BY MICAH NELSON

I believe a more affordable college education will lead to an equitable distribution of wealth in our country. Education is the only force that breaks the cycle of poverty, and therefore, college shouldn't be a commodity. I support tuition equality, because I believe everyone should have the opportunity to earn a college degree.

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Letter to the Editor: Princes and equality will win a woman's heart

BY NATHAN CHESTERMAN

In his response to Bethany Biron's article about trends in women sexual culture, Jeffrey McMahon completely reframes and misrepresents the issue as black and white

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Letter to the Editor: Vote ‘yes’ on Proposal 3 for clean energy

BY EVAN GRANITO

I support Proposal 3 not just for the jobs it will create, but for the money it will prevent from leaving Michigan, for the health of our people and economy and for the quality of our air and water.

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Letter to the Editor: Pro-life is pro-freedom

BY MICHAEL PUSKAR

On Sept. 13 & 14 in The Michigan Daily, there were attacks on the Republican Party for being pro-life. It was claimed that since Republicans support small government, we should keep the government out of the emergency contraception. Yet, being pro-life isn't being inconsistent at all.

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Letter to the Editor: College Republicans lack clear fiscal outlook

BY JACOB LIGHT

Thursday’s article about young Republicans’ thoughts as we approach the November election illustrates just how poorly the Republican Party platform correlates with the issues that matter to many college students.

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