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Friday, October 31, 2014

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Viewpoint: Horrible leadership at the University, starring Dishell and Schlissel — A hilariously painful tragicomedy in four parts

BY SUMANA PALLE

I’m tired of having my voice repeatedly stolen by rich, white, heterosexual, cisgender men like Dishell and Schlissel who claim they care for political reasons but have made it very evident that they do not. I am out of tears, out of cookies to give to privileged folk who sometimes behave like decent human beings and generally just out of fucks to give.

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Viewpoint: Students are right to take a stand on health and safety

BY DEMAURICE SMITH

Our union stands with Ramogi Huma and the College Athletes Players Association to once again call for improved health and safety standards and return-to-play concussion protocols across all NCAA sports. It is the least that “student-athletes” deserve, and no health and safety standard in sport should fall below that of the professional level.

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Viewpoint: The real problem with Dave Brandon

BY JAKE ROTHENBERG

We should be marching to let our University and Athletic Department know that we will not accept the mere lip service they pay to “our safety.” Until this occurs, and until Dave Brandon steps down for these reasons, we are all complicit in the sexual assault of a fellow student. And until we reassess what we are marching for, we are all committed to making this campus unsafe.

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Viewpoint: BAMN supports firing of Dave Brandon

BY KATE STENVIG

BAMN supports the demand for the firing of David Brandon and Michigan's coach Brady Hoke, and we call for the organization of a union for student-athletes that will provide protection from dangerous, unhealthy practices and playing conditions, that prevents the University from revoking the scholarships of players who suffer injuries and protects the overall educational and financial interests of the students against the exploitation of the University.

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Viewpoint: We're not there yet

BY MOLLY INDURA

We live in America, home of the free, where all are created equal except for same-sex couples, who are treated as second-class citizens by not being permitted to marry. Equal rights and protections are denied to these couples and their children. As a nation, we claim to treasure freedom and equality, but in reality, we just aren’t there yet.

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Michigan in Color: Pressured perfection

BY DANA SHIN

It’s hard to understand the essence of acceptance, and it’s hard to describe the transition from self-hatred to self-love. I still have some days when I wake up and shrink away at the sight of my skin, pinching, prodding, and pulling at my ribs. But most days, I know that it’s okay to be in love with myself.

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Viewpoint: Michigan vs. Rutgers — A tale of two programs

BY PROF. MARK KILLINGSWORTH

Change needs leaders as well as protesters. It’s early in Mark Schlissel’s tenure, but it’s not too early for him to build a coalition with other college presidents to get the economic insanity of today’s college athletics under control. After all, aren't we the leaders and best?

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