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Fan (Courtroom) Duel

By Joseph Hendricks In 1979, Daniel Okrent unknowingly commenced a fantasy sports revolution with his invention of “rotisserie baseball.” Founded as a medium for self-proclaimed baseball “know-it-alls” to competitively test their convictions via head-to-head contests, rotisserie baseball has evolved into the fantasy sports industry which encompasses all major sports in season-long competitions. Daily fantasy sports…

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GOP Candidates’ Tax Proposals: For Dummies

By Claire Brunner If there were an award for the most boring, complex political issue out there, tax reform might top the list. For this reason, politicians often leave it alone and instead pick issues that are more exciting to their constituents. Unfortunately, tax reform is also one of the most important issues that politicians…

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The Changing Face of Climate Change

By Shaun Kleber In the last Democratic presidential debate, each candidate was asked to briefly name what he or she viewed as the greatest threat to American national security. The first few candidates listed the standard responses: chaos in the Middle East, terrorism, cybersecurity. Hillary Clinton, veering a bit off the beaten path, suggested nuclear…

An Active Minds suicide prevention exhibit travels to campuses across the country. This exhibit features 1,100 backpacks representing the number of college students lost to suicide every year.
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No Room for Judgment: The State of College Mental Health

The Active Minds suicide prevention exhibit shown above travels to campuses across the country. This exhibit features 1,100 backpacks representing the number of college students lost to suicide every year. By Melissa Florkowski One in five American adults suffer from mental health issues such as depression, anxiety and addiction. These numbers are far beyond the point of dismissal:…

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Moving on from Hurricane Joaquin

By Megan Kriss For Georgia students, October’s rain spurred by Hurricane Joaquin meant getting soaked while watching the Dawgs lose to rival Alabama. For Louisiana State University’s fans, it meant stepping back and letting an opposing team treat Baton Rouge like home. But for the almost 5 million residents of South Carolina, Hurricane Joaquin was, and…

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