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Cover by Claire Abdo

LSA junior Emily Kaufman jokingly refers to herself as a “trans-mama,” a guide of sorts to other women at the University of Michigan who are navigating what it means to be a transgender woman on campus.

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Illustration by Claire Abdo

I don’t like to talk about him.

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Illustration by Katie Spak

In her second column, Daily Staff Writer Jackie Charniga walks into Circus for one last hurrah, before the Ann Arbor classic closes in the next few weeks.

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Cover by Katie Spak

The market trends ending The Ann Arbor News were hardly confined to Ann Arbor. Until the advent of the Internet, most medium-sized cities could support at least one independent daily print publication that could reap healthy profit margins by holding a de-facto monopoly on local classified ad sales.

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Emilie Farrugia

Daily Arts’ Community Culture Editor Erika Shevcheck ponders the small things in life her bi-weekly column, “Little Things.”

In his bi-weekly column "Golden State Worrier," Daily Music writer Harry Krisnky gives some thoughts on the world, with a few long-winded phobias thrown in for good measure.

The common explanation post-11/8/2016 includes some kind of combination of the terms “white,” “angry,” “xenophobic” and “racist” — the list is familiar, and not entirely unfair.

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Illustration by Claire Abdo

Months ago, when I was assigned a story on the opioid epidemic, I was confronted with an entirely foreign concept: I didn’t

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Cover Design by Shane Achenbach

Each year, the Statement Magazine publishes the Sex Issue, which gauges the campus climate on a wide range of sex-related issues. We've adminstered a survey asking various questions about sex and reproductive health in Ann Arbor. Sex on campus is always interesting, always complex — read on to find out more about the sexual climate at the University of Michigan.

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Infographic by Emilie Farrugia

This year, 1,372 students took The Statement's annual sex survey. 45.3 percent of respondents identified as male, 53.4 identified as female and 1.2 percent identified as non-binary. Check out the results below.

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Illustration by Claire Abdo

"It’s something I’m just starting to get conditioned to, and while I’m trying to work on my new signature and not get overly excited when I hear people use it, I’m often still painfully aware of how my name doesn’t match my face, or my clothes or my voice."

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Illustration by Katie Spak

"On Nov. 11, 2015, I was diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa. RP is a progressive condition that causes retinal degeneration."

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Illustration by Claire Abdo and Katie Spak

A little under a month ago, I received a Facebook notification that the Regal Cinemas Bethesda movie theater in my Maryland hometown was shutting its doors after more than 20 years of business. “Thank you, Bethesda.

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Illustration by Claire Abdo

"In Milton’s “Paradise Lost,” he rewrites Adam and Eve, going into detail about Eve’s hair, a tangled mess that is somehow enticing and intoxicating."

Claire Abdo
Katie Spak

Let’s set the record straight: The term “soccer” didn’t originate in the America. Rather, it first appeared in England, and by some records it pre-dates the word “football” by about 18 years. So why does the rest of the world hate Americans for calling football “soccer?”

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Illustration by Katie Spak

Hey, you.

How’s it hanging back there? Is the weather all right? Have you fallen victim to any wandering eyes recently? Who am I kidding, of course you have. I have felt many a strange glance searing in your direction as of late (read: cuffing season, and the like).

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Illustration by Emilie Farrugia

Now, in order to prove that we’re not repressed, we have to talk about sex. Constantly.

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Illustration by Elise Haadsma

Prescriptive sex advice usually sucks.

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Illustration by Emilie Farrugia

To me, L.A. is a strange and surreal paradox, a bustling city rich in mythology, a flawed paradise that prides itself on diversity but is racially and socioeconomically divided. It’s at once fascinating and alienating.

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Photo courtesy of Zoey Holmstrom

As a photojournalist, my job is to take experiences that I see through my viewfinder and present them to our readers in an unbiased fashion. Through my experience, I’ve captured the raw emotions and passions that people have for this school and its teams. The genuine passion, heartbreak and cheers from fans, along with players’ intricate athleticism, have allowed me to understand in a small sense the immense pride that these Michigan fans display. It’s even made me reflect on one of my own passions as well: the practice of photography.