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Friday, March 6, 2015

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Editorials

From the Daily: A dangerous precedent

BY THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Denying individuals services based solely upon a religious viewpoint is both an ethical violation and a contradiction of the standard of separation of church and state.

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From the Daily: Expanding the experience

BY THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Taking the initiative and making more reasonably priced tickets available to students receiving Pell Grants is an innovative and much-needed program. It is another step to improving the relationship between students and athletics, one that became strained during the era of former Athletic Director Dave Brandon.

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From the Daily: Don't allow weapons on campus

BY THE MICHIGAN DAILY

While advocates for this reform argue it is for the benefit of sexual assault survivors, there seems to be political motivation behind their reasoning. It appears that the pro-gun lobby is now utilizing the issue of sexual assault to validate concealed carry. However, this view overlooks the real issues surrounding sexual assault on college campuses and should absolutely not be implemented.

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From the Daily: Change the schedule

BY THE MICHIGAN DAILY

The University should consider starting classes a week earlier, before Labor Day. While there would certainly be opposition to this proposal, it is the best solution to fixing this problem.

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From the Daily: A necessary reality

BY THE MICHIGAN DAILY

While increasing out-of-state enrollment may seem controversial, in reality, it is one of the few options the University has to keep its budget balanced and remain a top-tier institution.

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From the Daily: A more humane society

BY THE MICHIGAN DAILY

The existing legislation regarding animal cruelty needs change, and these bills offer balanced amendments that consider the complexities of animal abuse and neglect.

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From the Daily: An ineffective effort

BY THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Since it is commonplace for large institutions to implement a wide-scale honor code, something the University is lacking, developing this code is worthwhile. However, it is naïve to believe a new honor code will achieve what Dishell hopes.

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From the Daily: A protected campus

Gabrielle DeCaro/Daily

BY THE MICHIGAN DAILY

The state — as a measure to contain the disease — should specifically institute education reforms in areas already affected by outbreaks. To guard against more avoidable outbreaks, factual information regarding vaccines should be integrated into class curriculum to allow students to better understand the preventative measures available to them.

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From the Daily: Increasing student influence

BY THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Creating a student-majority ward should not be a priority. Instead, the student population needs to participate in city government at an increased rate.

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From the Daily: One small step for marijuana

BY THE MICHIGAN DAILY

The AAP’s stance is cautiously optimistic, with the potential to help many people throughout the nation. Similarly, the effects of removing marijuana from Schedule I could potentially lead to the legalization of marijuana in the United States by increasing research and reducing stigma.

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Columns

David Harris: Stories

BY DAVID HARRIS

This is the crux of it all, that somewhere stories connect, personally or interpersonally, physically or metaphorically. Stories as silly as ones of cafeteria trays and squirrels, as serious as ones of childhood dreams and of loss.

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Abby Taskier: My grandmother's memoirs

BY ABBY TASKIER

Over the past semester break, I decided to read my grandmother’s memoirs — an unpublished spiral notebook consisting of 150 pages, documenting her upbringing in Romania, France and Mexico.

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Maris Harmon: Rejecting virginity

BY MARIS HARMON

Virginity is based around shame — either shame that you still have it, or shame that you “lost” it.

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Rabab Jafri: Stand with me

Rabab Jafri/Daily

BY RABAB JAFRI

The only way to combat these hate-crimes is to stand up against them regardless of the victim.

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Melissa Scholke: Eating disorder misconceptions

BY MELISSA SCHOLKE

Raising awareness, learning more about diverse populations affected and understanding symptoms can help in removing inhibiting stigmas and allowing people to begin to view their bodies outside of restricting, incorrect idealizations.

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Viewpoints

Visual Viewpoint: Critical feedback

BY VICTORIA NOBLE

Daily writers and editors share some reactions to their work.

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Viewpoint: Ending victim blaming

BY ANNA POLUMBO-LEVY

This isn’t just a national issue perpetrated by lawmakers and law enforcers; this is an issue that must be addressed at local levels such as the University.

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Viewpoint: Who watches the Airwatchers?

BY MIKE YEE

It’s important that we focus on seeking student input about changes related to our school’s information technology policies, in addition to continuing to supply users with the information necessary to make informed decisions regarding their privacy, without being coerced or rushed.

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Viewpoint: Keeping church and state separate

BY BEN KELLER

I love practicing my faith and I love participating in my government. Let’s keep those two actions separate.

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Cartoons

Cartoon: Vice Grips #4

Rachel Dawson/Daily

BY RACHEL DAWSON

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

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Cartoon: RIP Nutella

Heidi Liu/Daily

BY HEIDI LIU

Heidi Liu can be reached heidimae@umich.edu.

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Cartoon: The Out-of-Stater #2

Gabriella Meyer/Daily

BY GABRIELLA MEYER

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

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