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Saturday, December 20, 2014

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Michigan in Color: I am Michael Brown

BY SIMON RIVERS

I am tired. I am weak. I am crying. I am angry. I am dissatisfied. I am enraged. I am livid. But most importantly, I am Michael Brown.

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Viewpoint: Economics of happiness

BY VAMIKA BAJAJ

Don’t get me wrong; I’m still just as passionate of an economics student. But sometimes, we all need to turn off autopilot and see where we’re actually flying. So next time I ask you about yourself, don’t tell me what you study, tell me who you are.

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Michigan in Color: Letter to the revolutionaries

BY SUNDAI JOHNSON

There is no more room for passivity and complacency. There is no ‘neutral’ where human rights are concerned, only responsibility.

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Viewpoint: Dow Chemical, questionable donor

BY SCIENCE FOR THE PEOPLE

Certainly there are limits to what we will endorse by accepting their money. Do criminal elements like Dow deserve our endorsement? And is it simply irrelevant that the fellows doing such fine work must be saddled with the Dow label? Maybe the University can give us an answer.

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Viewpoint: Student-athletes of the world unite

BY ZAK WITUS

I propose we fully partition academics and high-profile, currently “pre-professional” athletics. Indeed, the partition already partially exists, and our University president realizes it. Student-athletes should not expect that the benefactors of the current institution of college athletics (the universities, the NCAA, media corporations, etc.) will voluntarily relinquish their power and in turn fairly compensate student-athletes for their work.

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Viewpoint: A new approach to student mental health concerns

BY NICHOLAS RAJA

That afternoon, 35 people who had been strangers less than 72 hours before stepped off the bus by the Union as friends, energized and optimistic about the future of mental health at the University.

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Michigan in Color: Rules to live by

BY RYAN MOODY

Little by little, I was socialized to believe in a shameful “truth,” that Black is an inherently negative descriptor. An ugliness I would need to overcome to be respected, valued, worthy.

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