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Saturday, January 31, 2015

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Viewpoints

Viewpoint: Minority enrollment

BY KATE STENVIG

As long as the number of minority students continues to drop, racism on campus will increase. As long as the administration covers up rape instead of punishing the rapists, the real message will be clear that rape goes unpunished on this campus, and incidents of rape, sexual assault and harassment will continue to be rampant on this campus, no matter how many sexual assault-training programs students are forced to attend.

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Viewpoint: Inclusive language, only part of the solution

BY ROBERT SCHWARZHAUPT

Language has a real effect on social interactions, and everyone should strive to understand how their language can make people feel, but we should be wary on its actual efficacy in solving the problems that have huge effects on people’s lives such as cyclical poverty and the achievement gap.

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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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