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Monday, October 20, 2014

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Viewpoint: A Rick's night gone wrong

BY MARIS HARMON

It seems like every day I read articles in the paper about the movement to create justice for rape victims on campuses, to create movements to teach men not to assault women. We need to learn. We need to fight. We need to protect our women.

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Viewpoint: Let's talk about money

BY ERICA WATSON

College has been a completely different experience for me than it has for many of my peers. For many, coming here was the first time they ever had to deal with things on their own. For me, I had been working since I was old enough to do so and helping to pay rent since I was 16 years old. For me, college was freeing because it meant I had less to take care of, not more.

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Michigan in Color: Towel Head

Photo courtesy of Harleen Kaur

BY HARLEEN KAUR

The day that I feel truly fearless practicing my faith will be the day that I truly feel like a Michigan Victor, but until then, I’ll have to keep proving that I’m not just a “towel head.”

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Viewpoint: An opportunity for the center

BY DANIEL KARR

The current political atmosphere of congressional gridlock and polarization leaves little room for the ideological center and its ideas. However, intense partisanship and the dysfunction it has caused may actually provide centrists with an opportunity to make their voices heard.

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Michigan in Color: My mother's language

BY AKSHAY SETH

Eventually, suddenly, you stop hearing your mother’s language altogether. Months pass by before you notice any signs of its disappearance. You wonder if this is what growing up feels like.

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Viewpoint: What's a survivor to do? Options for post-assault care

BY ALEXANDRA DULIN

Currently in the United States, there is a charged discussion surrounding sexual assault. However, much of this discussion has focused on the perpetrators and does not consider the view of survivors and what they desire.

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Viewpoint: Time for trains

BY PAUL SHERMAN

So, perhaps it’s time for a change. In the future, I hope I can hop on a high-speed train that could take me from Ann Arbor to Washington D.C in no time at all.

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