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Thursday, November 20, 2014

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Michigan in Color: Taking back my Black

Photo Courtesy of Sundai Johnson

BY SUNDAI JOHNSON

My Blackness, my Black Womanhood, the whole of my identity, is mine. It belongs to me and I carry it in calloused hands. I do not tip toe, I stomp. I rumble and shake and move the ground like earthquakes. And I conquer victoriously — with my crown made of black gold.

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Viewpoint: This November, say yes to Democrats

BY LAURA MEYER

Four years ago, students and Democrats stayed home on election day; Michigan’s women have suffered the consequences every day since. Rather than making progress towards equal pay and reproductive freedom, we got the offensive and restrictive abortion rider bill and a group of Republican legislators who couldn’t care less about the issues facing women. When students don’t vote, women lose.

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Viewpoint: Why you should vote

BY JESSE BUCHSBAUM

The experiences we have in college will stick with us for our entire lives — make voting one of them.

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Viewpoint: U-M Sustainability Culture — Actions Not Keeping Up with Awareness

BY GRAHAM SUSTAINABILITY INSTITUTE AND INSTITUTE FOR SOCIAL RESEARCH

According to findings from a new U-M Sustainability Cultural Indicators Program report, most U-M faculty, students, and staff have boosted their knowledge about how to be more sustainable, particularly in the areas of foods and waste prevention. However, behavior in these areas has remained essentially the same.

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Viewpoint: a response for you

Courtesy of Sumana Palle

BY SUMANA PALLE

My article was not about concrete solutions or next steps you can take. My job is not to educate you. This article was not for you. That article was for everyone else who suffers on this campus and their friends, allies, and well-wishers.

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Viewpoint: Sharing stories, ending stigma

BY STUDENTS FOR CHOICE

It’s our duty as young people who care about the safety and well being of our community to amplify the voices of individuals who have had abortions by creating a space for them to share their stories free of the shame and stigma that currently surrounds abortion.

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Viewpoint: Protest in Ann Arbor — business as usual

BY JOEL ELCONIN

the next time the media pours into Ann Arbor, to cover a protest, let’s pray they can place the event in its proper historical perspective, and not produce an oversimplification that merely portrays a group of students who are unhappy with the status of their football team. Instead, the press should treat student unrest with the proper respect it deserves, by recognizing how protest is embedded in every hallway, classroom, and common area at the University of Michigan.

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