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Like many University of Michigan students, I am from the deep Midwest, in a district likely dubbed “Trump Country, USA” by coastal reporters. My father has worked in manufacturing his entire life.

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On a sweltering day in Washington, D.C., the 8:30 a.m. Metro rush hour is filled with college students wearing a range of business casual to formal clothing, a lanyard and photo ID hanging around their necks.

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If you don’t want to be stereotyped, don’t tell people you’re from the South.

The Church of Scientology

When we walked into the recently opened Church of Scientology in Detroit, located downtown at 1 Griswold Blvd., a man in an ill-fitting black suit jumped up from behind the front desk and immediately told us to fill out a “survey,” asking for our full names, addresses, phone numbers, emails

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On the first day of middle school after moving to Michigan, I took a mathematics test. Our teacher walked slowly up and down each aisle, handing every student their test with a straight face.

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Every Monday we would crack the spine of our “Handwriting Without Tears” workbooks, an artifact of early 2000s elementary school curriculum, a time when public schools could still afford such luxuries.

Charting the politics of Michigan

An election is nothing more than a snapshot of the electorate at a given time. Nevertheless, the results of the 2018 midterm elections in Michigan help form a wider story of the shifting political sands of the state and the nation.

The Michigan Daily

“Do you guys want to hang Saturday night?” I text some guys I met during Welcome Week, the October of my freshman year.

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While at times it seems that we are living a political farce, President Donald Trump’s administration is not an exaggerated theatrical mockery of politics. It is the overt and violent manifestation and expansion of American imperialism.

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In the spring of 2016, I voted for Sen. Bernie Sanders in the Democratic primary for president. I’d gone to a rally that March, and Sanders had said things I’d never heard any politician say.