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Michigan in Color: A hard pill to swallow

Photo courtesy of Rachel Webb

BY RACHEL WEBB

I will not apologize for being a mad, Black woman. Nobody ever realizes that who I am is what got me here. Now deal with it.

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Michigan in Color: Amplify — A letter from the editors

BY MICHIGAN IN COLOR EDITORS

Amplify is an ongoing series of pieces by our Black contributors to honor the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. and to celebrate the honest, brave, revolutionary space that Michigan in Color strives to be.

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Michigan in Color: Alive while Black

BY DAN GREEN

However, noting this as recent news ignores the long history of policing Black bodies in our country.

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Michigan in Color: My father's story

Photo courtesy of Akshay Seth

BY AKSHAY SETH

There’s a part of this story my father doesn’t want me to talk about. That’s because this chapter, this little tidbit he’d much rather see buried with the voice memos of him doing what only he recognizes as singing, starts the night he dragged us to a Dallas Hooters franchise, one that has long since been framed in the patchwork suburbia of Olive Garden.

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Viewpoint: Barging in — how SpaceX (almost!) just revolutionized space travel

BY ARUN NAGPAL

We at SEDS (Students for the Exploration and Development of Space), meanwhile, support this endeavor simply because any significant stride in space is unequivocally a boon for humanity as a whole. The effort to make space accessible to society has an importance on a scientific and technological level that cannot be understated. Yet, it is just as important as another step in expanding our understanding of the universe.

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Viewpoint: Dealing with dissonance

BY REGAN DETWILER

This happens to many freshmen: the first semester of college knocks them off their feet, creating the potential for a trip home for winter break that might be a little weird, spending extended amounts of time with friends and family who only knew you pre-first semester.

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Viewpoint: Improving the pre-med curriculum

BY MARC SCHLESSEL

Pre-medical students at the University of Michigan look like elementary students contorting their bodies while playing a game of Twister. At times, the balancing act is impressive. At other times, students collapse to the floor.

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