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Friday, July 25, 2014

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Viewpoints

Viewpoint: I am still pro-Israel

BY LEV FACHER

Too often, polarizing phrases like “pro-Israel” interfere with people’s ability to express their true feelings. The tone within the Jewish community seems to be that publicly taking issue with the unethical and unjustifiable actions that Israel commits on a regular basis makes one “anti-Israel,” the only logical alternative to “pro.”

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Michigan in Color: Learning to see color

Courtesy of Layan Charara

BY LAYAN CHARARA

Color is not binary. Identities are fluid. People come in many shades, and it’s important to understand that they are all difficult to navigate. It’s not a matter of white versus non-white. It’s a matter of giving people the space they require to negotiate their feelings and experiences.

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Michigan in Color: Losing laughter

Courtesy of Zanib Sareini

BY ZANIB SAREINI

They say laughter is the best medicine. I’m the girl laughing three days in a row at the same old joke. Laughter is my medicine. It cures all. It cures my bad days. It cures my discomfort. A day without laughter is a day without coffee and I need my coffee. I need my laughter.

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Viewpoint: Bringing life to the debate

BY TAYLOR CROOKSTON

As an institution, the University constantly calls for total inclusivity, diversity and tolerance. Unfortunately, it fails to ensure such principles in a number of contexts. One glaring example of this can be seen within the conversation around abortion.

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Michigan in Color: Welcome home

Courtesy of Trinity Lin

BY TRINITY LIN

However, I remind myself that no home is perfect. If I want to belong somewhere I must learn to highlight the beautiful things, the safe spaces and inspiring places. If not enough exist, it is my job as a student to help create them.

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Michigan in Color: A love letter

Teresa Mathew/Daily

BY SUMANA PALLE

This is not a profound article about oppressive systems or a brave narrative of a journey to self-love; this is a love letter, with all its humble simplicity, plainness, and rambling, to myself, and through myself, to you. This is just a love letter, nothing more, but certainly nothing less.

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Michigan in Color: Health means whole

Photo by Mike Frieseman, courtesy of Ciarra Ross

BY CIARRA ROSS

Because Black American women are leading in several U.S. health disparities - with the highest national rates of infant mortality, obesity, fatal breast cancer, diabetes and preterm births - it is crucial to evaluate how Black women’s intersectional social identities impact their health outcomes.

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