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Monday, April 27, 2015

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Editorials

From the Daily: '14-'15 Edgar Awards

BY THE MICHIGAN DAILY

And so, without further ado and the protection of the First Amendment on our side, we present the 12th Annual Edgar Awards.

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From the Daily: Vote yes on Proposal 1

BY THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Proposal 1 is the only plan in place to effectively fund and fix Michigan’s roads. Although it might initially be perceived as unfairly affecting those with lower incomes, it accounts for this issue through its funding for EITC. The necessity of road repairs ultimately outweighs the proposal’s issues. Vote Yes on Proposal 1.

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From the Daily: Improve laptop equity

BY THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Laptops may not have been a necessity in the past, but today, they are essential to being a successful college student. In order to level the playing field for all students, it is crucial that computers are accessible to all and that there are measures to ensure that students who need financial assistance to purchase them receive it.

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From the Daily: A great first step

BY THE MICHIGAN DAILY

To keep expanding the program, as the BSU is currently in the works of doing, other student organizations should become involved in the initiative.

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From the Daily: Clear, unambiguous action required

Illustration by Emily Schumer

BY THE MICHIGAN DAILY

It is undeniable that the University’s sexual assault adjudication and education processes contain significant policy faults that cannot be ignored.

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From the Daily: A poor fix to truancy

BY THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Though removing cash assistance from families who receive welfare benefits has been an effective punishment in that it has decreased truancy, it does not take into account the complexities of truancy and is unfounded in principle.

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From the Daily: A flawed system

BY THE MICHIGAN DAILY

CSG has an immense capacity to affect students in a positive manner. The onus is now on our new leaders-elect — LSA junior Cooper Charlton, LSA sophomore Steven Halperin and the newly elected representatives — to effectively guide our campus to a new era of student governance, along with a revitalized and professional campaign atmosphere.

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From the Daily: Increase the smoking age

BY THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Along with measures that must be taken to reduce the overall percentage of people who smoke, increasing the minimum legal tobacco purchasing age presents significant upsides.

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From the Daily: Vote The Team

BY THE MICHIGAN DAILY

The Michigan Daily’s editorial board endorses The Team candidates Will Royster and Matt Fidel for CSG president and vice president.

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From the Daily: Reevaluating the system

BY THE MICHIGAN DAILY

The University must reevaluate how fraternities are punished.

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Columns

Jesse Klein: Leaving my sanctuary

BY JESSE KLEIN

Just like the rooms I vacate every May, someone else will move in and make it their sanctuary. And I will come back and stand outside, looking in the windows and reminisce.

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Sydney Hartle: Put yourself out there

BY SYDNEY HARTLE

If you haven’t taken the opportunity to share something you’ve made with others, college might be a good time to try it. It’s horrible and incredible and I highly recommend it.

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Victoria Noble: What are you reading?

BY VICTORIA NOBLE

Our college education is largely focused on learning course material in preparation of work in business, engineering, public service, medicine, law or the wide variety of fields University graduates work in after college. But our education is also meant to prepare us to be thoughtful, critical and knowledgeable citizens.

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Abby Taskier: Advice on defining your own success and quieting the self

BY ABBY TASKIER

I believe that in order to achieve personal success, a success defined by you and only you, you must distance yourself from preconceptions, from the notion that to be happy is to be the best.

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David Harris: Silence

BY DAVID HARRIS

I never ended up getting a new pair of headphones. I never needed to. I learned to enjoy the moments, the walks, the only time in days not filled with studying and meetings and occasionally sleep.

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Viewpoints

Michigan in Color: Platelets, past and present

Photo courtesy of Teresa Mathew

BY TERESA MATHEW

I’m Californian; I grew up surrounded by mountains of watercolored blue and In-N-Out and libraries I lived in. But I’m also Malayali, I’m also a Keralite, and I know that must be part of my truth because that’s what my mother and father are. And if I’m not theirs, if I’m not Kerala’s, then what am I? Love is a tricky concept; home is a tricky word. Blood connects us to one — it draws us back to the other.

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Viewpoint: A message from CAPS

BY COUNSELING AND PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES

I invite you to take a few minutes to view this video, to listen to your own song that needs to be sung that only you can dream and sing, and we hope it helps us all to find in our own hearts the ability to stop by that open door, to have a quick supportive conversation with a friend and to encourage us to help each other.

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Viewpoint: Abortion is health care: fund abortion now

BY STUDENTS FOR CHOICE

You have probably never heard of Hyde despite its continual passage — there’s not much press coverage, little debate. And we, Students for Choice, want to change that.

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Viewpoint: Reversing the brain drain of Michigan’s college graduates

BY DANIEL KARR

The millennial generation has the opportunity to change the status quo in Washington. Now, we have the opportunity to take ownership for the policies that affect our state and our students.

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Viewpoint: Put away your cameras: Africa isn't a spectator sport

BY JAYLA JOHNSON

You have seen the images and heard the stories. You may have liked these posts or posted a few statuses of your own. Unbeknownst to you, you’re supporting a dehumanizing production — the exploitation of human narratives, the perpetuation of suffering, the continuation of neo-colonialism — the white-savior industrial complex.

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Cartoons

Cartoon: Vice Grips #7

Rachel Dawson/Daily

BY RACHEL DAWSON

Rachel Dawson can be reached at rdawson@umich.edu.

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Cartoon: The Out-of-Stater #4

Gabriella Meyer/Daily

BY GABRIELLA MEYER

Gabriella Meyer can be reached at gabsmey@umich.edu.

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Cartoon: Vice Grips #6

Rachel Dawson/Daily

BY RACHEL DAWSON

Rachel Dawson can be reached at rdawson@umich.edu.

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