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Monday, December 22, 2014

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Viewpoints

Viewpoint: Preserve excellent public education — vote yes on annexation

BY CAROLINE SEMRAU

Together, Whitmore Lake and Ann Arbor will be a model of strength, unity and perseverance. Our community will model the traits we teach our students. Vote yes on the Ann Arbor Schools Proposal for annexation.

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Viewpoint: A culturally transmitted disease?

BY JAIKOB DJERF

Transmission of HIV is fully preventable; most of the new cases contracted are due to a lack of knowledge and lack of precaution.

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Viewpoint: Remember the non-partisan elections

BY JR KELLER

This midterm election is important for our state and the nation, but it is equally important for our local community. At the polls many people will have the opportunity to ‘vote the ticket,’ casting all votes for a particular political party. Even if that is your modus operandi, do not forget to consider and vote for non-partisan candidates toward the end of the ballot as well.

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Viewpoint: Sexual Assault Action

BY AN ANONYMOUS GROUP OF SURVIVORS AND ALLIES

This protest seeks to actively disrupt the University of Michigan’s complacency in handling issues of sexual assault on this campus. To the administration: students are taking action because it is time our voices are heard.

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Viewpoint: Be an educated citizen

BY JAMES HENDRICKSON

At the end of the day, the most fundamental component of our lives is our freedom to voice our opinions. If we choose not to voice them when it matters the most, then what's the purpose of having one at all?

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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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