Thursday, January 31, 2019 - 5:49pm
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During the 2016 presidential campaign, then-candidate Hillary Clinton proclaimed that single-payer healthcare will “never, ever” happen, citing its impracticality. Despite Clinton’s victory over progressive standard-bearer Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., in the primary, Democrats have made a stunning lurch to the left on health care and a whole other host of issues since the 2016 election.

Thursday, January 31, 2019 - 5:43pm
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Thursday, January 31, 2019 - 5:41pm
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Who would’ve thought such a simple, everyday question could trigger so much anxiety and dread?

Hi, my name is Maria. Pronounced MAH-ree-ya — not mah-REE-ya. Taking it upon myself to correct the pronunciation of my name is my way of reclaiming both my narrative and my identity. And it’s about time my fellow uniquely named individuals did so as well.

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 - 4:07pm
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More than four years since the start of the Flint water crisis, thousands of residents still have lead pipes. Flint is in the process of finding and replacing those pipes, but it is challenging. City records are spotty, making locating at-risk homes somewhat of a shot in the dark. However, simply digging up all the lines in the city would be costly and time-consuming.

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 - 3:58pm
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Since I was eight years old, my teachers and parents warned me to avoid the types of clothing that revealed my feminine features because men on the streets, uncles who visit my house and even young boys in my class might be provoked to take advantage of me. I grew up in a society where a man’s testosterone-driven malignancy was rarely decried when rape crimes flashed on the news. Instead, the news vilified the women who were victims for wearing outfits that unveiled more legs than necessary and blamed them for “asking for it.”

Sunday, January 27, 2019 - 4:43pm
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Growing up as a young woman means that you are constantly on display. Everywhere you go — at school, at the grocery store, at volleyball practice, at church, at the pool, even at home — you are always open to critique, comments or questioning related to your body.

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 6:33pm
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Lena Siskind can be reached at lenasisk@umich.edu.

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 6:09pm
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The art of scamming has been fascinating to me ever since the term “influencer” came to light. A scam can take many forms: It can be as simple as knowing how to get a free drink at a bar or as complex as manipulating financiers and loan companies into lending you money that doesn’t exist and buying Macaulay Culkin dinner to convince him that you’re German royalty. We live in a time when the internet provides anonymity at extreme consequences.

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 3:00pm
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Over the recent holiday, I attended an event as part of the 2019 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Symposium at the University of Michigan. I heard about the harsh experiences three women faced as they participated in a student-led committee to confront racism in the South during the 1960s. Someone asked how the civil rights movement became as powerful as it was, and one woman reasoned that the might of those oppressed during that time period was aligned with the spirit of the youth.