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Friday, December 19, 2014

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Viewpoints

Viewpoint: Transforming gender conversations

BY CULLEN O’KEEFE

So, from this Transgender Awareness Week forward, I urge you, reader, to be mindful of your language and activism when discussing gender and sex, and I call on us all as a community to include and celebrate the lived experiences of trans people as more than just an asterisk to otherwise-cisgender narratives. Lives depend on it.

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Viewpoint: #BBUM one year anniversary

BY BLACK STUDENT UNION

Today marks the one year anniversary of #BBUM, Being Black at the University of Michigan. The Black Student Union created this Twitter campaign in hopes of giving a voice to the Black experience at the University. This campaign quickly garnered national attention, and inspired similar movements on other college campuses across the nation.

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Viewpoint: Institutional trauma

BY ELIZA CADOUX

PTSD is real. Chronic pain is real. Anxiety is real. Depression is real. Take our minds seriously. Take us seriously. Stop telling us you care and show us you do.

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Viewpoint: Taking action on a two state solution

BY MICAH NELSON

If we support the autonomy of both Israelis and Palestinians, advocating for Palestinian self-determination is essential. It can start here at Michigan. We are eager for Hillel to join us.

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Viewpoint: Student-athletes want to be heard

BY STUDENT ATHLETE ADVISORY COMMITTEE

We believe that recent coverage of Michigan Athletics has been largely one-sided. Understand that media coverage and decisions made about Michigan Athletics intimately affect our lives. We have been insulted and discredited not only as student-athletes, but as people. Out of respect to our university, we have stayed silent for weeks; now, we feel the need to speak up.

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Viewpoint: A return to governing

BY BENJAMIN KELLER

Just like most people in this nation, I am fed up with our elected representatives’ refusal to perform the jobs we sent them to Washington for. So whether you are a Republican, Democrat, Independent or don’t affiliate with a party like myself, all Americans should be happy in an imminent return to governmental normalcy, and an end to that most hated word that has so often characterized our government: gridlock.

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Viewpoint: For an Open Hillel

BY SARAH BLUME

Even without Hillel’s support, the Palestinian Solidarity Shabbat will go on. It’s this Friday, Nov. 14 at 7 p.m. in East Quad’s Benzinger Library (Room 1423). We welcome anyone who wants to join in this informal setting, where no views will be censored, restricted or stigmatized.

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