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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

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Viewpoint: A message from CAPS

BY COUNSELING AND PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES

I invite you to take a few minutes to view this video, to listen to your own song that needs to be sung that only you can dream and sing, and we hope it helps us all to find in our own hearts the ability to stop by that open door, to have a quick supportive conversation with a friend and to encourage us to help each other.

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Michigan in Color: Platelets, past and present

Photo courtesy of Teresa Mathew

BY TERESA MATHEW

I’m Californian; I grew up surrounded by mountains of watercolored blue and In-N-Out and libraries I lived in. But I’m also Malayali, I’m also a Keralite, and I know that must be part of my truth because that’s what my mother and father are. And if I’m not theirs, if I’m not Kerala’s, then what am I? Love is a tricky concept; home is a tricky word. Blood connects us to one — it draws us back to the other.

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Viewpoint: Reversing the brain drain of Michigan’s college graduates

BY DANIEL KARR

The millennial generation has the opportunity to change the status quo in Washington. Now, we have the opportunity to take ownership for the policies that affect our state and our students.

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Viewpoint: Abortion is health care: fund abortion now

BY STUDENTS FOR CHOICE

You have probably never heard of Hyde despite its continual passage — there’s not much press coverage, little debate. And we, Students for Choice, want to change that.

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Viewpoint: Put away your cameras: Africa isn't a spectator sport

BY JAYLA JOHNSON

You have seen the images and heard the stories. You may have liked these posts or posted a few statuses of your own. Unbeknownst to you, you’re supporting a dehumanizing production — the exploitation of human narratives, the perpetuation of suffering, the continuation of neo-colonialism — the white-savior industrial complex.

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Viewpoint: Don't be afraid to criticize the police

BY SAM MYERS

Simply put, on average, we have overwhelmingly white police departments in charge of protecting communities of color. But they don’t seem to be doing much protecting.

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Michigan in Color: A 'mild' story

Photo by Catherine Huang

BY CARLINA DUAN

But what we don’t learn, and what, I suppose, some might never learn, is what makes a story ours: How do we pass judgment — and how do we lay claim — over what is inherently our own meat, our own blood?

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