Viewpoints

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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.

When I was a little girl, I had a very clear picture of how my romantic life would turn out. Here’s what would happen: When I was about 18 or 19, I would meet the love of my life. He would come home, meet my parents, impress them and, after a few years of dating, we would get married.