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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

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October 21, 2014 - 11:23am

Sierra Hansen: Remembering what war looks like

BY SIERRA HANSEN

As we all know, University Athletic Director Dave Brandon mishandled the situation surrounding sophomore quaterback Shane Morris and the entire campus responded with massive protests that were taken to the University president’s front lawn. For the record, I don’t care, and I’m about to make a case for why you shouldn’t either.

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October 21, 2014 - 11:14am

Neel Swamy: When celebrities are sexually assaulted

BY NEEL SWAMY

The word “rape” contains a magnitude that far exceeds its stoic dictionary definition of “the unlawful compelling of a person through physical force or duress to have sexual intercourse.” Indeed, the word “rape” has, over the course of the past 20 years, come to dominate our societal vocabulary. Rape is more than just an act. It is an epidemic that is far from controlled.

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October 21, 2014 - 11:08am

Daniel Karr: Finding common ground on the minimum wage

BY DANIEL KARR

In United States elections, third-party candidates are rarely taken seriously and almost never receive a substantial number of votes. However, in the upcoming midterm elections, Independents Greg Orman of Kansas and Larry Pressler of South Dakota have the potential to decide the fate of the U.S. Senate. Orman is challenging Sen.

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October 21, 2014 - 11:05am

Daniel Karr: Can moderates make a dent in the 2014 midterm elections?

BY DANIEL KARR

In United States elections, third-party candidates are rarely taken seriously and almost never receive a substantial number of votes. However, in the upcoming midterm elections, Independents Greg Orman of Kansas and Larry Pressler of South Dakota have the potential to decide the fate of the U.S. Senate. Orman is challenging Sen.

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October 21, 2014 - 11:01am

Sam Wittmer: Study A-blog

BY SAM WITTMER

Starting my year at Hertford College at Oxford University, I was most intrigued by the history and culture of the university — this was only second to simply identifying myself as an Oxford student from now on. Being a medieval city, it of course has the beautiful old historical buildings, best described as Harry Potter-like.

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October 21, 2014 - 10:58am

Justin Kim: Bitcoin, just the beginning?

BY JUSTIN KIM

This might just replace your plastic credit card. Apple CEO Tim Cook, slowly walking across the stage in his jeans and untucked purple shirt, gave a glimpse of the new Apple Pay at the annual Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco, California, earlier this month.

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October 21, 2014 - 10:56am

Justin Kim: The significance of 0.01

BY JUSTIN KIM

1.01365 = 37.8
0.99365 = 0.03

These numbers, scribbled on a white sheet of paper, hang on my wall right next to my alarm clock. It’s the very first thing I see every morning when I wake up to my deafening alarm that is sure to be heard throughout the halls.

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October 21, 2014 - 10:53am

Sierra Hansen: Where is paradise?

BY SIERRA HANSEN

While hunting frantically for a new job this summer, I found one TV miniseries to rule them all. You’ve probably never heard of it, unless you’re also one of those serial perusers of the Netflix “suggested for” lists and you’ve watched a lot of crime dramas in the past, or you were at Sundance last year.

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October 21, 2014 - 10:32am

Regan Detwiler: Cultural relativism

BY REGAN DETWILER

The spirit of cultural relativism is one of selfless understanding, which can help us move away from merely tolerating those who are different from us and closer to accepting (and maybe even celebrating) diversity.

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October 16, 2014 - 12:05am

Catherine Bergin: Greek life and dating — Oil and water?

BY CATHERINE BERGIN

Maybe Greek Life is, like a friend put it, “an artificial setting to facilitate an organic relationship.” On that note, I’m continuing my search for someone to invite to my date party next week. He may not be the Ying to my Yang, but this is Greek Life.

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October 15, 2014 - 11:34pm

Hali Levandoski: Dirt & Dish #3

BY HALI LEVANDOSKI

This week, Dirt and Dish explains how quinoa and kickboxing are excellent supplements to your college life.

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October 14, 2014 - 8:47pm

Jordan Smith: Dr. King's story inspires today's thoughts in Detroit

BY JORDAN SMITH

Being free from gentrification in Detroit could theoretically take many forms (new businesses, cleaning the Packard Plant, cleaning burned buildings, attracting jobs and promoting peace among citizens) and would affirm that freedom really reigns supreme over this land, in Detroit, and everywhere.

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October 7, 2014 - 7:46pm

Amelia Fuller: Michigan pride

BY AMELIA FULLER

http://www.freedomtomary.org/states/

I won’t deny that there are still many steps to be taken towards equality here at the University, and in Michigan. However, don’t forget that we live in a wonderful city and attend a fantastic college that has resources for everyone, whether you are out, questioning or anywhere in between. If the rest of state is anything like its colleges, I think we’re headed down the right path.

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October 5, 2014 - 10:45pm

Neel Swamy: Why Being A Male Feminist is Hardly an Oxymoron

BY NEEL SWAMY

Our society is locked in a cage of gender-based xenophobia, which has for too long induced the belief that feminism is a child-slaughtering, man-hating form of witchcraft.

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October 1, 2014 - 7:51pm

Hali Levandoski: Dirt & Dish #2

BY HALI LEVANDOSKI

As midterms begin to roll around and the growing animosity between the student body and various sporting ventures ensues, everyone could use a nice calming experience to help them unwind.

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