Statement

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I had a tough time in business school from the get-go. It was terrifying to walk into the Winter Garden for the first time and pass by juniors in suits passed out on couches or sobbing on the phone after an exam.

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My typical Ann Arbor weekend: I’ve made the trek down to Main Street to one of my favorite coffee shops and, before I get started on schoolwork, I sit with a fresh mug of black coffee and a crisp copy of the newspaper. That’s right: the news, on paper. Hard-copy news is still alive and well.

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Blockbuster, Borders, Brookstone, BlackBerry — one of these things is not like the others. What once was a household tech name is now a memory of the past.

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It’s no secret that the happy moments we post onto the internet are often a façade for the sadness we hide from ourselves and the rest of the world.

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I planned my dream wedding when I was 6 years old. I had met my soulmate in my kindergarten class, and I was positive that our love was going to last forever.

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Last year, a friend of mine, who had been searching for a girlfriend for a decade, finally found someone. When I heard the wonderful news, I texted him, “I’m happy for you.” His reply was odd but familiar.

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Imagine having a secret for most of your life you have wanted to tell someone for so long, but are afraid of what might happen if you share it. This was me. Until today. Today, I am going to stop feeling alone, and embrace who I am as a person — I am gay.

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Climate activists can usually remember the moment they realized the magnitude of the ecological problem humanity faces.

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I begged my mom to pack me American food for lunch every day. I wanted perfectly prepared meals with sliced green apples in a brown bag and a cute note on the napkin.

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After the Patriots and the Rams kicked off the lowest-scoring Super Bowl in its 53-year history, ad space became as scrutinized as the space between Rams wide receiver