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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

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The Statement Magazine: The Space Race, 40 Years Later

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BY THE STATEMENT MAGAZINE

The Statement magazine investigates the University's progress in space research and the development of LSA theme semesters.

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How theme semesters are shaping the way you learn

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BY TANAZ AHMED

For more than 20 years, theme semesters have played an integral part in anchoring the LSA curriculum. Through theme semesters, LSA works to provide courses and events related to a specific topic each term.

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Pinching pennies: Reign in your spending

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BY AMRUTHA SIVAKUMAR

Budgeting isn’t rocket science, but it sure is math. And there’s something about math that seems too time-consuming to have a place in most of our schedules. Many of us struggle to find satisfaction with the way we’re spending money, and coupled with tuition and rent, the woes surmount.

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Keeping up with the campus consumer

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BY ADAM DEPOLLO

While the circumstances surrounding these moves are unique to each situation, the fact that local fixtures like Seva and Blimpy Burger are finding themselves uprooted from their longtime homes shows that one thing is certain: Ann Arbor is changing, and the independent businesses that help make the city unique are, at least in some cases, being pushed out in the process.

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Photo Story: Kickin' it in Toluca

BY VIRGINIA LOZANO

Skateboarding has been an uprising interest in the city of Toluca, Mexico and its surrounding pueblos. One of the main contributors for its recent popularity is the Zarape Skateshop that opened up in 2013.

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The Statement Magazine: Ann Arbor Unlocked

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BY THE STATEMENT MAGAZINE

The Statement Magazine delves into the traditions that make Ann Arbor unique.

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Ann Arbor's not-so-secret society

BY MARGO LEVY

What do former-President Gerald Ford and Denard Robinson have in common? To start, they both attended the University. While here, they also both played on the football team. Finally, their senior year extracurricular overlapped — they were both members of The Order of Angell.

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The Rock: a community monument

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BY SHOHAM GEVA

On the corner of Washtenaw Avenue and Hill Street, in the middle of George Washington Park, stands a gaudy paint-covered rock. The Rock, now capital R, is a monument to hundreds, if not thousands, of different student organizations.

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Peeking through the fairy doors

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BY OMAR MAHMOOD

There is a fairy door by the box office at Michigan Theatre. I sat in that little corner on a Sunday afternoon, watching the people as the fairies do.

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The Statement is The Michigan Daily's weekly news magazine, distributed every Wednesday during the academic year.

Personal Statement: Life’s too ‘short’

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BY MICHAEL SUGERMAN

On my 16th birthday checkup, my pediatrician told me that I was done growing. What made me upset, then, was what the doctor said in response to that news: “I’m sorry.” He apologized to me, as if my final measurement was some type of pitiable misfortune. And I hated it.

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Historical photo courtesy of the University's Space Physics Research Lab

The ‘U’ takes on a new era in space

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BY IAN DILLINGHAM

Forty-five years after Armstrong’s fateful steps, the face of American space research is changing. As the generation inspired by man’s capacity to explore the universe approaches retirement, questions linger about what the future holds for the nation’s once powerful research enterprise.

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How the new in-state tuition policy impacts international students

BY AMABEL KAROUB

On Tuesday afternoon, Public Policy senior Daniel Morales sat in Starbucks with his leather-clad laptop in front of him. He seemed to speak without breathing, flowing from topic to topic as if someone might try to silence him at any moment.

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Personal Statement: My quarter life crisis

BY MARIAM SHEIKH

“So you’re a freshman, right?”

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Illustration by Megan Mulholland

The Writer's Notebook: Do morals matter?

BY MAX RADWIN

In August, Woody Allen’s latest film “Magic in the Moonlight” made its big screen debut. Unlike Allen’s previous work, this time, there are talks of boycotting it.
Last February, his daughter Dylan Farrow wrote an open letter published in the New York Times describing a childhood marred by sexual abuse at the hands of her father.

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Personal Statement: The prodigal townie

BY BROOKE GABRIEL

Parents’ Weekend, 2011: a younger me in a sassy black dress and red lipstick does her best to keep from shaking as no less than three grown-ass men take their day out on her.

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The thrift shop ‘treasure hunt’

BY CAROLYN GEARIG

While most students are asleep at 9 a.m. on Saturdays, LSA sophomore Sara Cusack can often be found trekking across downtown Ann Arbor to the weekly Kiwanis Thrift Sale.
“I don’t typically buy my clothes new, but I put a lot of effort into finding them,” she said. “I like not knowing what I’m going to get.”

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Big House by night: Breaking in by tradition

BY MICHAEL SUGERMAN

Editor's note: Some names have been changed in this story due to safety and/or privacy concerns.
It was pitch black. Quiet, excluding excited whispers and hurried footsteps. A group of five was circling the Big House, with a simple mission: get in.

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