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Sunday, November 23, 2014

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Viewpoints

Viewpoint: “It’s On Us” — Week of action

BY LAUREL RUZA

It’s on us to start the conversation, but more importantly, it’s on our campus community to listen and act.

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Viewpoint: A SAFE statement of intent

BY STUDENTS ALLIED FOR FREEDOM AND EQUALITY

As our University remains invested in these companies, we as students are complicit in human rights violations. SAFE calls upon the University of Michigan student body to reflect and learn more about the current situation.

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Viewpoint: Winning the battle for blood

BY LAUREL FRICKER

When I returned to campus for my sophomore year, my personal goal was that by the end of November, every single student as well as faculty and staff member on the University of Michigan’s campus would have heard the words “Blood Battle” at least once, and hopefully even know for what they stood. I am afraid I have not yet successfully completed my goal.

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Viewpoint: Make Saturday count

BY FOOTBALL STUDENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE

As a student body, our attitude toward this upcoming football game is important. Saturday marks the last home game of the season, the last time we will walk through those hallowed gates into our house this year, and our attitude will dictate our experience of the game. So, let’s choose to put aside our critiques and complaints and make the matchup between Michigan and Maryland the best home football game atmosphere yet.

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Viewpoint: Transforming gender conversations

BY CULLEN O’KEEFE

So, from this Transgender Awareness Week forward, I urge you, reader, to be mindful of your language and activism when discussing gender and sex, and I call on us all as a community to include and celebrate the lived experiences of trans people as more than just an asterisk to otherwise-cisgender narratives. Lives depend on it.

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Viewpoint: #BBUM one year anniversary

BY BLACK STUDENT UNION

Today marks the one year anniversary of #BBUM, Being Black at the University of Michigan. The Black Student Union created this Twitter campaign in hopes of giving a voice to the Black experience at the University. This campaign quickly garnered national attention, and inspired similar movements on other college campuses across the nation.

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Viewpoint: Institutional trauma

BY ELIZA CADOUX

PTSD is real. Chronic pain is real. Anxiety is real. Depression is real. Take our minds seriously. Take us seriously. Stop telling us you care and show us you do.

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