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Thursday, June 26, 2014
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the former misses the mark. The
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for Mariah Carey than a British
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sometimes dull.
troubadour. "Don't," on the other
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next like they're dominos falling in
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give way to a slinky, understated
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impress in more genres than just
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starts with normal crooning sing-
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sudden he goes into full-on "Let's
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ish kid is tryingto be Marvin Gaye,
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because he's actually succeeding.
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alone proves that), but it's clear that
Sheeran was also complicit in this
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as he has, right now, going forward
with his music, there are a million
different paths that he could take.
Next album will hopefully feature a
stronger Sheeran boldly venturing
on the most ambitious path.

The housing divide

Thursday, June 26, 2014
The Michigan Daily - michigandaily.com
Bettering beginnings


n 2013, amidst
surrounding the dev
of new high-rise


housing in Ann
Arbor, I took
the position
that these new
buildings were
good. Friends
would complain
that complexes
like Landmark, MES
Zaragon and BRENNAN
Varsity were
ruining the
city's character
as a quirky, medium-sized college
town. My defense was simple: the
addition of high-density buildings
would add more housing supply,
therefore lowering the cost for
everyone else. Considering the
current state of student housing,
the addition of new units to lower
costs was a logical idea worth
We have yet to see a marked
decrease in housing prices across
the board, but that isn't to say it
won't still happen down the road.
Even if it does,
endorsing the
of luxury high Housing's
rises has turned impacti
out to be a
terrible position campus' pO
to hold.
Goinginto the
spring semester,
I decided that for summer housing
I was going to find a sublease in
either Landmark or Zaragon, the
two most popular luxury apartment
buildings. Like always, the summer
housing supply far exceeds demand,
allowing rent prices to be a fraction
of what they would normally be.
Through a friend, I found a spot
in a four-bedroom Landmark loft
for $300 a month - half of what I
will be paying for my other, much
less luxurious apartment in the
fall. Like many other students,
without a huge reduction in costs,
I wouldn't be able to afford a place
like Landmark.
Within a day of moving in, I
realized how bad these buildings
are for the campus.
While Ann Arboris very much in
need of more off-campus housing
in nearby areas, not to mention
much less shoddy, dilapidated
living spaces, Landmark, Zaragon

and others are not the solution
to this problem. Instead, they
are contributing to the further
polarization and segregation of
students off campus.
Spend a day in the lobby of
Landmark and watch the people
who come in and out of the
building. It's not a varied group.
Landmark predominantly houses
wealthier students. These students
are already likely to self-segregate,
but then we construct buildings
that densely house people able
to afford $1,000 a month in rent.
While there is expensive housing
everywhere, there are no other
places where such huge numbers of
people that are so similar in social
class live (except, of course, far off
campus in low cost housing, which
presents an opposite but similar
High-rise, luxury apartments
are not a way to solve Ann Arbor's
student housing dilemma. Yes,
we have plenty of students that
can afford to live in Zaragon and
Landmark, and we should make
available more high-end housing
units for these
However, our
a hurdle first priority
ng our should not be
toward making
larization. life better and
easier 'for our
most well off.We
should instead
be encouraging the construction
of more large, mixed-income
developments. Moreover, the
University and students need to
start taking landlords and housing
companies to task for the crummy,
potentially dangerous houses and
apartments that we are forced to
overpay for.
Housing is not just an issue
of affordability but a major
psychological hurdle impacting
the campus's polarization.
Desegregating housing would not
just encourage students to become
better friends with their peers but
could lessen the effects of ever
increasing polarization based
on race and class. If we can live
together - and, of course, party
together - maybe we can better
understand each other too.
- James Brennan can be
reached at jmbthree@umich.edu.

This sut
to Tam
clinic a
of a team of do
that are
for the health,
safety and
well-being of
nearly 1,200
campers and
staff at our
main camp,
camps in
the Upper
and Canada,
travel out wes
After spending
weeks prepar
and health for
came on Tuesc
and fun began.
About two
wrote about
of goodbyes.
spending all of

miner, I returned six or more years. But regardless
arack Camp as a of experience, each camper needs
ssistant. I'm part someone to confide in. The trust
octors and nurses or lack thereof between camper
and staff will make or break
a summer and possibly many
summers to come. And though
I'm talking about camp and by no
means an expert on psychology, I
think it goes without saying how
important trust is in nearly every
relationship we experience.
DEREK K In the clinic, the doctors and
WOLFE nurses change from week to
week. The clinic assistants as
well as the clinic director are
the only constants for the entire
and trips that summer. Therefore, it's absolutely
t and to Alaska. imperative that from I can instill
the previous two trust between the nurses and
'ing medications myself from day one so the week
-ms, the campers runs as smoothly as possible.
day. The madness They need to be confident in my
abilities and feel comfortable
months ago, I talking to me.
the significance That's a challenge because I'm
However, after a beginner, too. Before coming
Tuesday meeting to camp, I

feel for everyone's personalities
and tendencies. It's not easy and
can be frustrating at times.
However, I don't believe
this column is a discussion on
"change is hard" because that's a
cliche conversation at this point.
Rather, beginnings are always
happening and that means we
must always be learning. Over
all the last couple of weeks, I've
learned where the bandages
go, how medication dispensing
protocol and everything in
between. Essentially, I've been
sent through crash course in
healthcare management. And
that's the where the importance
of trust comes back in to play. I
have to be comfortable asking
questions - alot ofthem. IfI can't
be comfortable, then complete
failure is likely imminent.
Luckily, the clinic team this first
week has been beyond helpful
and gracious with their time. I
believe I'm soaking everything
in at a solid pace

nearly every single camper and
the previous weeks meeting
fellow staff members, I realized
that beginnings are worth talking
about too. These are my thoughts
and observations.
First . impressions are
everything and more at camp.
In my case this summer, I have
one chance to make campers
feel comfortable coming to the
clinic for their health concerns,
both physical and mental. The
worst thing that could happen is
a camper concealing their issues
until the last possible second, like
a balloon about to pop.
The first interaction between
staff and camper needs to
establish trust. I cannot
emphasize that enough. Many of
thesekids areleavinghome forthe
first time and while others have
been coming to camp for four, five,

a tremendous
of anxiety
though I've
worked at
camp before,

and I'm happy
about that.
We'd all be better Since
beginnings are
off lending othersbsuch are
such a presence
a hand. in alt of our
lives, I have a
challenge for

I'd never
worked in the clinic before. It's a
new job.
This is also all coming after
spending the Winter and Spring
semesters learning my role as
a columnist for The Daily and
as a volunteer at the University
Hospital, which took several
weeks to master the nuances of
the job. Just when I had become
comfortable, it was back to square
one. Once again, I'm learning
the simple tasks like where
everything belongs, but also the
more difficult ones like getting a

some and a
reminder for many. Goodbyes
are often sad. But, beginnings
are often scary, as I've realized
once again this month. It's fair
to say that no one likes to, feel
clueless. It can be humiliating
and embarrassing. But, if we're all
willing to lend a hand to the new
guy and be willing to establish
trust as quickly as possible, I
think we'd all be better off.
We're all just winging it
- Derek Wolfe can be reached
at dewolfe@umich.edu.

Rehab is amazing. It reminds me of
football camp."
-Toronto mayor Rob Ford in an interview with the Toronto Sun after checking himself
into rehab in May. In late 2013, Ford admitted to substance abuse problems while in office.

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