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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

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Viewpoints

Viewpoint: An open letter to Bobby Dishell

2 hours ago

BY GARRETT KESSLER

Mr. President, you are one of the only people on this campus with enough clout to actually make something happen. Your administration was able to change general admission so why are you shying away from this? Being president of the student body means going to bat for us — it means making waves.

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Viewpoint: Happy anniversary Hyde

BY CARLY MANES

In the name of abortion rights, human rights and reproductive justice, it is time to repeal Hyde. Reproductive rights activists often focus on abortion’s legality and physical accessibility — where women can receive abortion care and how far along into a pregnancy the procedure is legal; but the fight for safe and legal abortion means nothing if it isn’t accessible to everyone.

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Viewpoint: To Dave Brandon (and President Schlissel)

BY CHARLES ZHOU

With the team’s poor performance in recent games, many people are calling for Coach Brady Hoke to be fired. I am not one of those people, and those losses are in no way your fault. However, there needs to be a fundamental change in the University Athletic Department, and that begins with you.

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Viewpoint: When students vote, Democrats win

BY TREVOR DOLAN

Our capacity to affect our country’s political future is significant, and we all have a responsibility to acknowledge this capacity by exercising our right to vote. The right to vote gives students a voice.

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Viewpoint: Committing to a belief in change

BY KATHERINE PAK

The easiest and perhaps most meaningful way to fight for generational equity — having our voices equally represented with the other demographics at the policy-making table — is by exercising our civil rights and voting. This November, all 435 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives as well as 36 of the 100 seats in the U.S. Senate will be contested — and local races are taking place at all levels across the country.

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Viewpoint: FAA bans quadrotor flight in the Big House — what happened and why it’s important

BY PROF. ELLA M. ATKINS

We must support the FAA, NASA and other government agencies engaged in developing unmanned aircraft policy to appropriately manage the risks introduced by UA flight through navigable airspace. We also must be vigilant to ensure this policy respects the rights of landowners to exclusively control their “immediate reaches” airspace.

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Viewpoint: Does Greek Life uphold its values?

BY CATHERINE BERGIN

Though Greek Life is not a consistent role model for those looking to “conduct themselves with integrity and in accordance with sound values,” no organization is.

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