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Friday, April 18, 2014

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Michigan in Color: Words will always hurt me

Courtesy of Zeinab Khalil

BY RIMA FADLALLAH

Unfortunately, as an Arab-American woman who is pro-Palestinian and has been heavily active with #UMDivest, I do not have the privilege to call out names, positions or communities when specifying an audience. So, look for yourself in my words — you’ll know who you are.

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Michigan in Color: Deconstructing the term 'divisive'

BY BAYAN FOUNAS

By suggesting to students that they take alternative forms of action, such as dialogue, which was similarly asked of students in the Civil Rights Movement, is a form of policing students on how to take action to simply maintain the status quo without challenging the structures that continue to oppress communities of marginalized races and sexualities.

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Viewpoint: In response to “Focus on the issues”

BY MICHAEL PROPPE

Your editorial published on April 2, 2014 (From the Daily: Focus on the Issues) is filled with inaccuracies, misguided judgments and ideas that threaten the foundations of student governance.

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Viewpoint: Embracing technology

BY RACHEL JOHN

Help eliminate the “narcissistic” and “impatient” stigma of the Millennials. Redefine our generation. Redefine the heartbeat of our generation.

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Viewpoint: Understanding HIV/AIDS

BY EDVINAS BERZANSKIS

It’s peculiar to think that I had to travel 1,160 miles into the heart of Texas to gain insight into a global issue that affects us in our very own backyard. But sometimes it takes a new environment for people to see an issue in a fresh, eye-opening context.

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Viewpoint: Remembering Tigers stadium

BY DAVID HARRIS

But even though the stadium is gone, reduced to a blank slate of infield dirt and grass, something is still there. Something far grander than the grandiosity of the stadium ever was. It can be covered up like the pavement covers the trolley tracks. It can be pushed aside. But it can never be taken away.

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Viewpoint: Silent love

BY CORINE ROSENBERG

I am asking that we all start practicing love. Not only self-love and friend love, but silent love. Let us give our peers back their humanity. Let us try to listen.

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