What does it mean to be a good person? In a world full of difficult choices, I find myself grappling with this question daily. Are only those people who are truly good, whose bravery and strict moral codes have changed the world, allowed to be called good people?

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Cubes of Ages
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Cubes of Ages

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I recently saw “Battle of the Sexes,” a movie about tennis star Billie Jean King beating self-proclaimed “male chauvinist pig” Bobby Riggs in 1973.

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I want to set aside for a moment the question of race-based affirmative action. There are legitimate arguments for both sides of that debate, and though I do have my own opinion, it need not enter this discussion of a second, more pernicious form of affirmative action: legacy preference. 

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I started listening to Kanye West in middle school. Hip-hop didn’t mean nearly as much to me then as it does now, but his sound still resonated with me. 

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I really just cannot bear it any longer.

Traitor Joe
Erin Wakeland

"Are you sure that sitting at the front of the class won’t help?” “Are you sure it's not that you just aren’t paying attention?” “Why can’t you just get a translator?”

Some people know exactly what they want to be when they grow up. I am not one of those people. When I started my first semester of college, the only thing I knew was I wanted to study a subject that would allow me to help and support people.

Growing up, we’re told that we can be anything. We’re taught to dream and imagine; we’re told that optimism beats realism every single time. Then we get older, and we start to lose sight of this idea. When we’re kids, we dream of being president.

Do you have a voice that needs to be shared? Do you find yourself theorizing about why events in the news happen the way they do? Are you passionate about politics, the environment, technology, business, campus life or culture?

Over the past few weeks, U.S. Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich, has been accused by multiple former employees of sexual harassment.

For a substantial portion of the student body, approaching the race and ethnicity section on University of Michigan documents poses an issue: Their ethnic identity isn’t there. Such is the reality of many students who identify as Middle Eastern or North African.

On Nov.

In the wake of the Interfraternity Council’s suspension of all fraternity social activity due to serious allegations of sexual misconduct, hazing and dozens of hospitalizations

It’s that time of year again: Football season is coming to a close, the temperature is falling faster than the leaves and the sun is setting before most of us eat dinner. Final exam season is on the horizon. On Oct.

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Illustration by Joe Iovino

Historically and contemporarily, universities have been the center of social change and political discourse. Consequently, the nature of free speech on university campuses is a deeply important issue.

On Nov. 7, Ann Arbor will be electing five City Council members, one from each of the five wards. This year, three of the seats — in Wards 2, 4 and 5 — are contested.

Fall term brings a familiar struggle back to students: the scramble to get a group of friends together, the hours scouring the internet or taking to the streets to find that perfect house or apartment, the scraping together of money for a security deposit.

In an increasingly tense school year for students of color, the Oct. 7 football game against Michigan State University brought on renewed controversy: the policing of multicultural fraternity parties.