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Monday, April 21, 2014

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Viewpoints

Viewpoint: Greeks and giving

BY PAUL PARKER

The Greek community here at the University is committed to giving back; funding through scholarships such as these can make a significant difference in a young man’s life.

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Viewpoint: About that bucket list...

BY HALEY GOLDBERG

I sat down with a blank piece of paper and a black Sharpie last month, determined to curate a list of adventures I needed to have before graduating in May. But as I’ve started striking a line through each item on the list hanging on the light blue wall in my room, I’ve realized something: I think I made the wrong bucket list. I should have made a “bucket list” of people.

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Michigan in Color: When all you do is talk the talk

Courtesy of Ryan Moody

BY RYAN MOODY

Because the thing is, these days you don’t have to call me a nigger, wear a white-hooded cape, or burn a cross on my front lawn to let me know that who I am, the way that I am, isn’t always welcome here.

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Viewpoint: It's OK to be a little lost

BY JORDYN KAY

I have no idea where I will end up and that’s OK. We need to realize that our major or career aspirations do not have to define the rest of our lives.

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Viewpoint: Funding the Michigan Difference

BY ALEX ABDUN-NABI

We, the Student Organization Funding Commission of the Central Student Government, are very proud of the impact students have on campus, and humbled that you, the students of the University of Michigan, have entrusted us with such an important responsibility. But we believe that our impact has been limited by our own funding constraints, something that inhibits us from supporting students.

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Viewpoint: Academia across the pond

BY BRANISLAV RADELJIć

It is truly interesting to observe the differences that characterize the approaches to doctoral research in politics in America and Britain. To begin with, while the former perceives the readiness to argue, challenge, debate and offer contrasting standpoints as an opportunity to deepen academic links, the latter is very careful about such aspects of academic upbringing as if they could eventually generate animosity.

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Michigan in Color: The Different Factor

Courtesy of Mariam Sheikh

BY MARIAM SHEIKH

When I was in middle school in New York, never once was I asked what religion I was or where I came from — simply because it didn’t matter — each student came from a family who came from someplace unique in the world. Identity was not based on nationality, race or religion, but based on your character or your personality.

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