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Thursday, October 2, 2014

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The Statement Magazine: The Campus Gamer

BY THE STATEMENT MAGAZINE

The Statement magazine investigates gaming culture at the 'U'

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The next-gen athlete: students take eSports to a new level

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BY JACOB RICH

Today, thousands of people watch competitive gaming on a daily basis. Unlike the ridiculous scenes in “The Wizard,” eSports are for real, and eSports culture remains one of the most important rising trends in gaming today.

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More than just a soundtrack: The music behind video games

BY AMRUTHA SIVAKUMAR

From three-dimensional gameplay to motion-detection, video games are on the move to enhance your recreational experience. What some people may not realize, however, is that what they’re hearing while they play is evolving all the time too.

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The Statement Magazine: Go Blue?

Cover by Amy Mackens and Ruby Wallau

BY THE STATEMENT MAGAZINE

The Statement magazine delves into athletic culture at the 'U'

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From Brown to Blue: Schlissel takes on athletics

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BY JENNIFER CALFAS

When University President Mark Schlissel ran into Michigan Stadium minutes before the football team’s season opener, he entered a world beyond the sport. He entered a world of tradition, history and more than a few numbers.

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The Statement Magazine: The Space Race, 40 Years Later

Cover by Amy Mackens and Ruby Wallau

BY THE STATEMENT MAGAZINE

The Statement magazine investigates the University's progress in space research and the development of LSA theme semesters.

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How theme semesters are shaping the way you learn

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BY TANAZ AHMED

For more than 20 years, theme semesters have played an integral part in anchoring the LSA curriculum. Through theme semesters, LSA works to provide courses and events related to a specific topic each term.

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Pinching pennies: Reign in your spending

BY AMRUTHA SIVAKUMAR

Budgeting isn’t rocket science, but it sure is math. And there’s something about math that seems too time-consuming to have a place in most of our schedules. Many of us struggle to find satisfaction with the way we’re spending money, and coupled with tuition and rent, the woes surmount.

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Keeping up with the campus consumer

Photo by Ruby Wallau

BY ADAM DEPOLLO

While the circumstances surrounding these moves are unique to each situation, the fact that local fixtures like Seva and Blimpy Burger are finding themselves uprooted from their longtime homes shows that one thing is certain: Ann Arbor is changing, and the independent businesses that help make the city unique are, at least in some cases, being pushed out in the process.

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The Statement is The Michigan Daily's weekly news magazine, distributed every Wednesday during the academic year.

Personal Statement: What she left behind

BY ALEAH DOUGLAS KHAVARI

In 1937, at age 25, my grandmother fled Peiping, China after the Japanese Invasion, escaping by foot, ox cart, boat and train, through cities in lockdown and bombed-out countryside, spurred by the fear of never reaching her final destination: Kansu district, China.

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My First Time: Studying abroad

BY RUBY WALLAU

Even if from a young age, I have always romanticized a life spent abroad. I spent hours mesmerized by the glossy pages of National Geographic, my walls were adorned with maps of other countries and I have at different times attempted to learn French, Spanish and Japanese (with little success). Finally, my time did come.

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Photo Story: Shot from the head

BY NICHOLAS WILLIAMS

I packed up and headed to New York City, where I had a month long class — and where I planned on experimenting with a rather obtrusive type of street photography.

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Filling the stands: The evolution of Football Saturdays

BY GREG GARNO

Six hours before Michigan is set to kickoff against Miami University (Ohio), Roland Jersevic sets up his tent where the railroad tracks intersect Hoover Street. Even as ticket prices rise, commercials spread, schedules disappoint and records fluctuate, he’s one of many, who despite changes to the Football Saturday experience, renew their season tickets every year and show up, ready to tailgate.

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Ann Arbor Affairs: Me and my big bossy heart

BY CARLINA DUAN

When I say my heart’s bossy, I mean it’s oversaturated at times, with all the joy, all the angst, memories of river walks and collared shirts, all the love I have for dozens and dozens of people, dozens and dozens of places. Watery muscles. Heart seeped with everybody I try to love at all the “right” times — in all the “right” ways.

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Personal Statement: Why I quit skating

BY STEPHANIE SHENOUDA

I don’t remember the moment I fell in love with figure skating, but I’m positive it wasn’t the moment I first stepped on the ice.

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Big House by night: Breaking in by tradition

BY MICHAEL SUGERMAN

Editor's note: Some names have been changed in this story due to safety and/or privacy concerns.
It was pitch black. Quiet, excluding excited whispers and hurried footsteps. A group of five was circling the Big House, with a simple mission: get in.

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Personal Statement: Life’s too ‘short’

BY MICHAEL SUGERMAN

On my 16th birthday checkup, my pediatrician told me that I was done growing. What made me upset, then, was what the doctor said in response to that news: “I’m sorry.” He apologized to me, as if my final measurement was some type of pitiable misfortune. And I hated it.

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Historical photo courtesy of the University's Space Physics Research Lab

The ‘U’ takes on a new era in space

BY IAN DILLINGHAM

Forty-five years after Armstrong’s fateful steps, the face of American space research is changing. As the generation inspired by man’s capacity to explore the universe approaches retirement, questions linger about what the future holds for the nation’s once powerful research enterprise.

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How the new in-state tuition policy impacts international students

BY AMABEL KAROUB

On Tuesday afternoon, Public Policy senior Daniel Morales sat in Starbucks with his leather-clad laptop in front of him. He seemed to speak without breathing, flowing from topic to topic as if someone might try to silence him at any moment.

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