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Saturday, April 18, 2015

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Michigan in Color: Just a Dream: dialogue and safe spaces

Photo courtesy of Khan

BY KHAN

I am, however, vehemently against screening this movie at a venue such as Umix Late Night, which claims to offer opportunities for fun while “interacting responsibly” and serves “the interests of a diverse population.” I am against showing a film like “American Sniper” that demonizes Muslim and Middle Eastern, North African and South Asian identities, at a venue that fails to provide a setting where any dialogue or discussion can follow. And finally, I am disappointed that the same university officials who talk about creating dialogues turned their backs on the Muslim and Middle Eastern, North Africa, and South Asian self-identified students and organizations that were targeted with Islamophobic hate speech and messages, under the guise of “free speech”.

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Viewpoint: A collective response on the screening of 'American Sniper'

BY A COALITION OF CONCERNED STUDENTS

We, as University student organizations representing a broad spectrum of the campus student community, support the free speech rights of all students to view whatever movies they may want to see. But we are saddened and disappointed by the University’s decision to show “American Sniper” this Friday at UMix. The statement made last night by E.

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Viewpoint: Revamp Meatless Mondays

BY STEPHANIE TRIERWEILER

East Quad has already done an excellent job of branching out of traditional meals, raising awareness and participating in a respectable campaign. But I encourage my residence hall to foster real conversations during our third and final Meatless Monday of the semester, which takes place on April 13.

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Viewpoint: Why bother

BY STUDENTS FOR THE EXPLORATION AND DEVELOPMENT OF SPACE

Hostile or not, space inspires this kind of dreaming, and from our attempts at extraterrestrial exploration, we have cultivated a rather remarkable and effective motivator: enthusiasm.

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Perspectives: A difficult transition

BY VICTORIA NOBLE

The transition from life as a high school student to life as a student at the University is often a difficult one. In addition to a more demanding course load, many students face pressures associated with moving away from home, adjusting to life in an unfamiliar place and issues with roommates and living situations. As a new student last year, I found moving away from my family to be particularly difficult. In this video, several University students share the most challenging aspects of their transition to college.

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Viewpoint: Sugar, spice and some equality would be nice

BY BRENNA BELTRAMO

Treating women as sexual objects is just that — treating them as objects or, in other words, not as humans. That should not be a cultural norm.

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Michigan in Color: White-collar whiteness

BY ERICA

I’m stuck in a difficult position because I don’t want to be further isolated from my co-workers by fighting for racial inclusion at work, but I also don’t want to have to police my identity each day I come into work.

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