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My first class of the winter semester was an 8:30 a.m. physics class. I sat in the middle row — toward the right side — and sipped my coffee, hoping that the caffeine would kick in soon so I could make it through that first day.

I was first introduced to the concept of a cooperative while researching campus life at various universities during high school.

The Thursday before last, President Trump met with lawmakers in the Oval Office to discuss a bipartisan immigration plan. The plan involved cutting the visa lottery in half, with the rest going to underrepresented countries in Africa and Temporary Protective Status nations such as Haiti.

Over the past few years, I have seen my older brother, a mentor of mine, become increasingly involved in social justice and civil rights issues. Two weeks ago, he began his professional career as a paralegal, working on death penalty defense cases on behalf of the state.

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At its basic level, the role of our American government is to serve as the voice of the people. They fundraise from the American people through taxation, and use those funds in the best interest of the country.

My boyfriend asked me recently, “Is there a word like ‘bromance’ for girls?” And I said, “No, boys are the ones who aren’t allowed to just have friends.”

Nearly two weeks ago, Oprah Winfrey gave an unquestionably moving speech, calling on leaders — especially those in Hollywood— to end a culture of sexual harassment and assault.

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On Jan. 3, the Interfraternity Council at the University of Michigan lifted their two-month self-imposed suspension and gradually restarted social activities and formal rush.

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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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.