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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

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Viewpoints

Michigan in Color: We will not be silent

BY YAZAN KHERALLAH

The following narrative is the speech I was planning to give at the Central Student Government meeting on Tuesday had the legislators not decided to shut down discussion.

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Michigan in Color: My two loves

Courtesy of Gaby Vasquez

BY GABY VASQUEZ

I am too American to be Venezuelan. I am too Venezuelan to be American.

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Viewpoint: Taking a look at the bigger picture

BY ELENA POTEK

Justice is not about getting even. If we are killing and continuing this war in the hope that there will be a time when both sides feel that they have found justice through bloodshed, that time will never come

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Viewpoint: Believe in student government

BY MEAGAN SHOKAR

I hear it time and time again: “It’s just student government — you don’t do anything and you can’t change state or federal policy. It’s not that big of a deal.” However, I have a slightly different perspective — a rather hopeful one.

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Viewpoint: Collaboration for the pursuit of justice

BY MICHELE FREED

My Jewish values, my belief in social justice and my feelings about Israel are all intertwined. It’s the combination of these values, my people’s history and my social justice beliefs that influences my feelings about the state of Israel.

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Michigan in Color: CSG does not represent me

Courtesy of Emily Pittinos

BY ZAHRAA HADI

On Tuesday night, you silenced me. You were directly involved in my oppression and marginalization as a student of color on this campus.

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Viewpoint: Giving back to the University

BY JARED FRANK

To my mind, there are two things that make Michigan truly special: the bold ideas that are created here at all levels — by students and faculty — and the desire to give back to the Michigan community.

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