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The Marvel blockbuster Black Panther came into theaters last weekend with record-breaking numbers. However, this film defies the standard superhero movie that comes with hyper-masculine white male leads. The latest installment provides the most diverse superhero movie and succeeds on every level. 

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When the term “immunization” comes up, controversy often follows. Despite overwhelming scientific evidence to the contrary, people still believe that immunizations can cause autism, that there are unsafe levels of mercury and formaldehyde in them, and that flu shots give people the flu. All …

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Saturn, Venus and Mercury will be in retrograde this month, bringing different emotions to the table. Saturn will give us what we deserve, depending on our past actions because it evokes karma – if you believe in that sort of thing. Venus is the planet of love, so April can bring passion to …

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The small doses of sun March has in store will help guide us out of our winter-brain-funk, and each of the signs will experience personal renovations and renewal. 

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Since Mercury moved out of retrograde on Jan. 8, things have been looking up. The February horoscopes prove that harsh times and difficult experiences lead to solid lessons and fresh perspectives. A lot of the signs this month will see success in practical areas and will gain the ability to …

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Mercury in retrograde is affecting all of us in a negative light and providing a harsh end to a truly terrible year. Unlock your 2017 January horoscopes to start the year off on a good note.

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America should always be a place where a person who is willing to work hard has a fair shot to get ahead and have success in life, no matter his or her background. People like Tina Reyes, from Flint, who earned the grades that got her accepted into one of our top Michigan universities. When …

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The Washington Post recently described Detroit as a rising “food mecca.” Over the past year alone, Detroit’s food industry welcomed Jolly Pumpkin Pizzeria and Brewery, Treat Dreams, and Central Bar + Kitchen, just to name a few. The increasing number of restaurants, bakeries, and bars will l…

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Imagine, you open up your social media account and the first picture you see is a built-looking male celebrity with his shirt off. The picture has tons of “likes” and the comments are all praising how good he looks. 

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Before the awards show gets started, I’d like to take a moment of your time and discuss the big white elephant that’s going to be in the room tonight. A lot of people upset about the choice of nominees this year because of the lack of diversity. I’m one of them. But until I looked into the h…

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As a student, you have enough to worry about without having to think about getting the flu. Catching the flu can sideline you for days or weeks, and in some cases, can even develop into something more serious.

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It’s that time of year again: resolutions. We all do it, and we all have very good intentions of making and keeping our New Year’s resolutions. However, it can be very difficult to stay committed to our resolutions for an entire year, and it can be even more challenging when we are not makin…

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Editor's note: The content of a submitted letter does not necessarily represent the views of The South End, its editorial board or its employees. 

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At five in the morning, I woke up, picked up my clothes off the ground and snuck out to drive home without waking last night’s “encounter.” Making it back to my apartment, I hopped in bed and snuggled up to my boyfriend. He asked if I had a good night, I told him yes, squeezed him tight, and…

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Nutrition advice from the popular media is often misleading and confusing. This can make it especially difficult for college students to learn to eat healthy while on their own for the first time. Other factors that can contribute to a less than ideal eating pattern for college students incl…

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My 1010 professor didn’t show up for the first day of class this semester. My 1010 professor didn’t post the syllabus on Blackboard. My 1010 professor used the wrong answer key on our midterm. No, this isn’t one incompetent 1010 professor. It’s most of the 1010 professors we encounter as we …

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Between exams, papers, jobs, volunteering and social engagements, it can be hard for college students to find the time to maintain a lifestyle that supports their health and wellness. Often, students don’t even get a chance to slow down until they are hit with an illness, and then are forced…

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“Anytime I talk about Detroit, it will not be positive. Therefore, I’m called a Detroit basher. The truth hurts, you know? Tough shit.” 

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FAFSA? Loans? Registration? Credit hours? The college vocabulary is practically a foreign language for any incoming freshman, but with the guidance of a college-educated mom, dad, older sibling, etc. it can be a smoother transition. Unfortunately, for the new students without guidance, the s…

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Some community advocates who oppose the Riverside Park swap, like former state representative Rashida Tlaib, speculate that there are covert monetary ties between Mayor Duggan and Moroun, but the only on-the-books financial connection between the two parties is $3,400 that son Matthew Moroun…