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As of late, few topics have stirred more controversy and ignited more debate here at the University of Michigan than free speech. However, the real fight has only begun, as figures like Richard Spencer expose an increasingly dangerous shift in American opinion regarding hate speech.

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“Borders are an obstacle to unity, to humanity really,” Chico MacMurtrie exclaimed during his presentation of his Border Crosser robots. Do borders just continue to reinforce a tendency toward isolationism and separate us from one another?

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To Our Fellow Wolverines,

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This evening, the University of Michigan’s Department of History is sponsoring “Disrupting White Supremacy,” a teach-in on the global history of white supremacy, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. in Mendelssohn Theatre in the Michigan League.

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A couple of nights ago, I was clearing my dishes in the dining hall when I realized that I had finished all of my work for the day. Feeling satisfied, I walked up to my dorm room and thought about how I would seize this opportunity.

On my way home from class today, I thought about what it would be like to be shot. What would I do if someone opened fire right here, right now?

I grew up the son of a single mother who put herself through college while raising two kids. I vividly remember days as a kid when my mother would take me with her to college. She expected my sister and I to go to college when the time came.