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Saturday, April 19, 2014

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Editorials

From the Daily: Fighting Molly (and other drugs)

BY THE MICHIGAN DAILY

The University can address this troubling trend by supporting students who may be suffering from drug dependence or abuse by better advertising the extensive resources for students.

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From the Daily: Keeping it clean

BY THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Michigan should continue to work closely with the Canadian government and regulatory agencies to prevent the development of the proposed facility and formulate viable alternatives for the disposal of nuclear waste.

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From the Daily: Registration information

BY THE MICHIGAN DAILY

While having students register for the entire year may not be the answer, the University should provide course information for the entire year in order to help students plan their academic careers.

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From the Daily: Awarding artistic expression

BY THE MICHIGAN DAILY

The Accolades Achievement in the Arts will recognize the accomplishments of student arts groups by announcing the winners of 18 different awards as determined by student votes. The event is a positive way to promote and recognize student arts groups, and similar events should be considered in the future.

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From the Daily: Renovating Detroit

BY THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Duggan’s proposal to grant $25,000 in forgivable loans to owners of 79 vacant homes in the Marygrove neighborhood is worthy of praise. It’s an efficient form of blight removal and control because it maintains salvageable homes and also works with community members to guide the process.

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From the Daily: Celebrating mental wellness

BY THE MICHIGAN DAILY

CAPS has helped make a positive change in the community and encouraged discussion of a difficult topic with this event. The University should continue to promote and strengthen CAPS in order to maximize their ability to affect change and reach out to students.

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From the Daily: A matter of morals

BY THE MICHIGAN DAILY

The Business Leaders for Michigan have recently thrown their support behind the banning of employment discrimination based on sexual orientation based on economics. While this rationalization is sound, an economic argument shouldn’t be the only reason for the banning of discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.

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From the Daily: Investing in safety

BY THE MICHIGAN DAILY

The University has a responsibility to protect the workers from whom it directly or indirectly profits. While it is commendable that Coleman renewed this effort, the University needs to take further action to promote worker safety.

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From the Daily: Recognizing gifted students

BY THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Gov. Snyder needs to allocate funds to programs and after school activities that encourage gifted students to challenge themselves academically and develop targeted interests from an early age.

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From the Daily: Credit where credit is due

BY THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Students with more than 60 credits, who are of junior or senior standing, can now transfer credits from a community college, helping to lower economic barriers to higher education and allowing for greater schedule flexibility without diminishing the quality of a degree earned at the University.

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Columns

Maja Tosic: If you've ever felt white guilt ...

BY MAJA TOSIC

White guilt is harmful. It does not allow white individuals to see people of color as equals. It detracts from the conversations and actions that need to happen. It’s a display of power, not empathy.

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James Brennan: Dreams from my sister

BY JAMES BRENNAN

Federal, state and local governments need to invest more in insurance and facilities for mental health, while schools need to provide counselors and educate students on psychiatric health like any other public health problem. This needs support from our tax dollars, our charitable giving and our treatment of individuals with psychiatric problems.

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Derek Wolfe: Beginnings are hard, endings are harder

BY DEREK WOLFE

Colbert’s decision to leave his nest at Comedy Central to be Letterman’s successor brings up interesting questions, and quite frankly, a rather polarizing debate: Why ruin a good thing? And most importantly, if he’s not in character, is he even that funny?

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Harleen Kaur: Seizing senior year

BY HARLEEN KAUR

Next year, I want to focus on obtaining an education, not a diploma. I want to attend events, partake in dialogues and form relationships that challenge my ideals and accept me for who I am.

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Emily Pittinos: Goodbye, lovehounds

BY EMILY PITTINOS

Instability is scary as hell, but tackling that monster again and again has proven that not knowing has always helped me discover new pleasures, and the incredible leaps I am capable of taking.

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Viewpoints

Michigan in Color: On finding my voice

Courtesy of Kevin Chung

BY KEVIN CHUNG

I am writing here, as a person of color navigating through these social justice spaces on campus, to state that I myself might not “get it.” This enticing yet fallacious notion of “getting it” encapsulates so many feelings of anger, being silenced, and being misinterpreted; but the “it” factor is no call to action.

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Michigan in Color: Losing laughter

Courtesy of Zanib Sareini

BY ZANIB SAREINI

They say laughter is the best medicine. I’m the girl laughing three days in a row at the same old joke. Laughter is my medicine. It cures all. It cures my bad days. It cures my discomfort. A day without laughter is a day without coffee and I need my coffee. I need my laughter.

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Michigan in Color: Welcome home

Courtesy of Trinity Lin

BY TRINITY LIN

However, I remind myself that no home is perfect. If I want to belong somewhere I must learn to highlight the beautiful things, the safe spaces and inspiring places. If not enough exist, it is my job as a student to help create them.

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Michigan in Color: Health means whole

Photo by Mike Frieseman, courtesy of Ciarra Ross

BY CIARRA ROSS

Because Black American women are leading in several U.S. health disparities - with the highest national rates of infant mortality, obesity, fatal breast cancer, diabetes and preterm births - it is crucial to evaluate how Black women’s intersectional social identities impact their health outcomes.

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Viewpoint: Funding the Michigan Difference

BY ALEX ABDUN-NABI

We, the Student Organization Funding Commission of the Central Student Government, are very proud of the impact students have on campus, and humbled that you, the students of the University of Michigan, have entrusted us with such an important responsibility. But we believe that our impact has been limited by our own funding constraints, something that inhibits us from supporting students.

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Cartoons

Cartoon: #Graduation

BY MEGGIE RAMM

Meggie Ramm can be reached at roseramm@umich.edu.

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Cartoon: Freshman year to senior year

BY VIRGINIA EASTHOPE

Virginia can be reached at vcehope@umich.edu.

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Cartoon: Major in dreaming, minor in napping

BY VIRGINIA EASTHOPE

Virginia Easthope can be reached at vcehope@umich.edu.

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