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Alexis Rankin/Daily

Campuses across the nation have been roiled by the question of changing history, or the desire to reconcile modern morality with the darker points of an academic institution’s history.

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Emily Hardie/Daily

What if I never got into the habit of carrying around a reusable water bottle because my mother liked the ease and aesthetic of red Solo cups?

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Erin Tolar/Daily

More often than not, though, the question is asked by someone carelessly inquiring about your future on the off-chance that they’ll be interested.

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Olivia Stillman

At Michigan in Color, we pride ourselves on being a section by and for people of color, dedicating ourselves to producing inclusive content from all marginalized identities.

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Olivia Stillman/Daily

This season of New York Fashion Week, I was lucky enough to assist the production team at an anonymous (shh!) designer label in a two-day, get-shit-done conquest leading up to their fall winter 2017 show. Here’s how it went down, in real time.

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Cover by Claire Abdo

There is no mosque or designated prayer room. A reminder must be sent out each week specifying when and where to meet on Fridays so that the prayers can be held. Efforts have been made, I’m told, to secure a stable location, but to no avail.

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Illustration by Katie Spak

Last Sunday, my friends dropped me off at a Wal-Mart in Saline and said, “See you in 12 hours,” which is a strange thing to say, but in this case, it was exactly the right thing to say — I was going to be at Wal-Mart for 12 hours.

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Illustration by Katie Spak

Driving back from the beach, from my cousins’ house, from soccer games and swim meets, I always knew where I was. The familiarity of the Pennsylvania woods, the highway signs of 95 and Route 1, and the Eagles stickers on the backs of cars reminded me I was never far from home.

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Cover by Carolyn Gearig Claire Abdo and Katie Spak

Google Maps has never given me much of a warning before an impending turn. Today is no exception.

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I never expected to spend the morning of Jan. 24 in the emergency room. I didn’t think I’d be hooked up to an IV when I should have been sitting in my “Origins of Nazism” lecture at 11:30.

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Michelle Phillips/Daily

Editor's note: this article contains content related to sexual violence.

To this day, I remember the photos.

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Michelle Phillips/Daily

The other night, I took myself out to see “La La Land” at the Michigan Theater. After countless recommendations from friends, I knew I had to go. The only showing I could fit in my day was at 9:45 p.m. on a Monday night, so naturally it was hard to find a friend willing to tag alone.

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Courtesy of Sam Rosenberg

We park the car in their garage, which always smelled of tar and gas, and I run toward the elevator up to their room. When the elevator opens to their hallway, I sprint down to the end, all giddy and showered, dressed up for Friday night.

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Illustration by Katie Spak

What if I told you that, for one day, I was able to turn back the clock and be a 10-year-old kid again. That for a few hours, I was able to take a break from a world that increasingly felt like it was becoming too much to handle.

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Illustration by Katie Spak

How did you do it?

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Illustration by Katie Spak

Sometimes my mind takes me back to that one day in early September of freshman year, when I visited the University of Michigan Museum of Art with a group of strangers; students from my hall, from orientation, people I thought would become my best friends.

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Illustration by Claire Abdo

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It is strange to visit a place full of dead bodies that have decomposed, or are in the process of decomposing, and think about your loved ones in this way — no longer breathing the fresh air above the ground they now lie beneath.

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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."