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Design by Michelle Phillips, photo by Amelia Cacchione

Here at The Statement Magazine we’re interested in telling the stories that matter to this campus. Today, we’re talking about sex. How do you do it? How often? What do you know about reproductive health and sexual health?

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After being sexually assaulted before college, an LSA freshman who prefers to remain anonymous due to the sensitive nature of her experience, was not aware of the resources available to her. The sex education class she took in high school hadn’t prepared her.

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Illustration by Emily Koffsky

I know what you’re thinking. What does a column-writing, grandma-sweater-wearing kid who looks like the offspring of Woody Allen in "Annie Hall" and a cold bowl of clam chowder know about sex?

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With the highly-anticipated opening of “Hamilton: An American Musical” in the summer of 2015, it seemed as if Broadway — and theater as a whole — was taking the first step to combat the highly divisive and potent movement that has persevered in another section of the arts: #OscarsSoWhite.

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Courtesy of Rabab Jafri

“Passengers please prepare for landing.”

I hold onto my seat and look out the window. My stomach jumps as the plane hits the ground and I closed my eyes to feel the earth beneath me.

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Illustration by Hannah Myers

It’s the most wonderful time of the year …

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Hot air wafts from the oven in the kitchen of Linder Cooperative House, which looks semi-industrial with steel gray appliances. A hooded stove and two picnic benches tucked under a wooden table back into the far right corner of a chipping, bright orange wall.

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Illustration by Hannah Myers

Among the unending items we fact-check, spell-check, grammar-check and style-check at the mighty copy desk are the names of University of Michigan officials, guest speakers, Ann Arbor residents and students. Names are easy.

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Illustration by Hannah Myers

I was never much of a teenager. It’s not as if I wasn’t a student; it was that I was absent so much — literally away from Northbrook, at debate tournaments once or twice a month, over the weekends — that I never felt as if I was really a member of my community.

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Illustration by Amelia Cacchione

Recently, a panicky feeling has been lingering in the back of my mind. I’m entering the last semester of my undergraduate education, and I don't know what I want to do when that's over.

Editor's note: The author of this piece remains anonymous to protect their identity.

I don’t know how to write this article.

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On Friday night, the shops of Ann Arbor remained open after the sun went down and the twinkling holiday lights came on. The annual KindleFest Market, or Christkindlmarkt as it is known in Germany, brought together food, holiday deals and Santa in a night of celebrations.

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Courtesy of Micky Esteban

I grew up in a small town in Connecticut where it was impossible for me to get lost. In a place where 95.7 percent of the population is Caucasian, an Asian stands out in a crowd. My school, my dance studio, my friends all reflected that demographic. As a result, I was my differences.

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Courtesy of Johanna Kepler

I always feel as though I was given a second chance. I was born in Guatemala City to a homeless mother who never had the opportunity to go to school. She signed my adoption papers with her thumb print because she couldn’t write her name.

The Michigan Daily photo staff share photos from their Thanksgivings, featuring traditions, family, and memories. 

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Illustration by Amelia Cacchione

“Why even drink coffee if you’re gonna just have decaf?” I could probably buy my own coffee shop if I had a dollar for the number of times someone has asked me this.

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Courtesy of Anthony Cozart

From the center of Greece’s largest refugee camp, you’re surrounded by hundreds of temporary housing units. The white, rectangular metal boxes are in precise rows, creating a grid that projects a sense of order.

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Illustration by Hannah Myers

When I was 14, it felt as if someone suddenly hung a strobe light over me. It refused to budge and followed me everywhere, the light piercing. I felt I was constantly glanced at, scrutinized and judged by everyone. I was wrong, but I didn’t know it back then.

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Ryan McLoughlin/Daily

For 84 years, a football game arguably more exciting than the NCAA game it precedes has brought excitement to tailgaters and alumni on homecoming weekend.