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Editorials

From the Daily: Modifying the MIP

BY THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Although this bill would lessen the consequences for underage drinking, it retains enough consequences to be similarly preventative as the current law.

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From the Daily: Give us some credit

BY THE MICHIGAN DAILY

To make college more accessible, all types of student loans should work to help and accommodate students, not hurt them. The Fair Student Credit Act should be more encompassing in addressing these inconsistencies between private and federal loans.

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From the Daily: Too little too late

BY THE MICHIGAN DAILY

On Monday, during a Detroit City Council meeting, officials and activists convened to form a workgroup to evaluate the effectiveness of the city’s current water bill assistance programs, and to begin proposing an affordability program.

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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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Columns

Rabab Jafri: Their own heroes

BY RABAB JAFRI

As readers and writers question whether diversifying characters will detract from their stories, the real question is why not have superheroes living with others in a world as diverse as the world around us?

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Elijah Sparkman: An homage to the Huron

BY ELIJAH SPARKMAN

I want to become a better writer. I’m not really sure how one does so, but I assume that if I keep trying new exercises and techniques then something will happen sooner or later.

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Aarica Marsh: More than just numbers

BY AARICA MARSH

FAFSA measures our lives through a year of numbers. It doesn't ask whether your parents nearly lost everything in the financial crisis of the early 2000s, how many times your house was almost repossessed, whether any of your family members suffer from a crippling mental illness or if there has been any long-term issues that may affect your financial situation.

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Elijah Sparkman: Dear Pamphleteers

BY ELIJAH SPARKMAN

The Diag is the domain for life. People doing what they like.

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Anna Polumbo-Levy: The problem with Yik Yak

BY ANNA POLUMBO-LEVY

If we cannot create a better environment around Yik Yak, these systematic changes won’t do much difference. We have to ask ourselves: would I be comfortable posting this if it weren’t anonymous, or would it offend or hurt someone?

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Viewpoints

Viewpoint: A schmoozefest for change

BY MARY KATE WINN

The conference might be elitist, but it’s productive. The event is going to tackle major issues in the next few days, such as diversity and equity. These are important topics to discuss and having these discussions can bring about real, positive change.

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Viewpoint: Exploring space tech

BY ARUN NAGPAL

Opportunities like RASC-AL bring to light many of the positive impacts space-oriented technology has both on the scientists and engineers who design it and the people, like you or I, whose lives are infinitely improved by it.

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Queer in Action: Accepting my identity

BY ELIJAH BATCHELOR

Accepting my queer identity and coming out has been nothing short of a process, and one that is far from over, but for now I am happy. If at any point in my life God, my parents, a doctor or ANYONE ever asked me if I would like to be straight, I would have jumped at the opportunity in mere seconds.

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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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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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