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One day, I may forget my name. I will wake up in a stranger’s house and see a person I’ve never met before in the mirror. Her eyes will stare blankly back at me, face muscles sagging with fatigue and confusion. One day, I will forget how to hug someone.

Recently, U.S.

It’s ironic when you think about it: White, cisgender men have ridiculed marginalized groups for needing safe spaces and called us snowflakes, yet they are now demanding a safe space of th

Suicide. A word that is uncomfortable for many to say because of the associated stigma, so it is exchanged for other words, or not said at all. 

I knew long before this weekend how I felt about kneeling during the national anthem. Whether I like it or not, it’s a right and a privilege of living in this nation to protest peacefully.

Safe spaces have inspired passionate debate in higher education: They’re either necessary to help students deal with microaggressions and trigger warnings, or they criticize a university for

“Spider-Man: Homecoming” was not a particularly important nor life-altering must-see movie of the summer. But when I left the theater, something was off.

We hear it in our classrooms, friend groups and on social media: Stay woke. It’s a call to progressive action and beliefs.

In light of recent events, we offer these brief words, straight from our hearts:

 

1. We are glad you're here, studying with us.

 

Some of this year’s biggest political issues have not been the big, drawn-out battles that take place in Lansing or Washington, D.C.

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