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Measles outbreak intensifies vaccine controversy

  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), “from January 1 to February 27, 2015, 170 people from 17 states and the District of Columbia were reported to have measles. Most of these cases are part of...
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Alaska legalizes recreational marijuana

Alaska is the latest state to legalize marijuana use and, as of Feb. 24, is now the third state in the nation to allow recreational use of the drug. While editorial rules have been implemented, such as being 21 years...
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FCC votes on new rules to protect net neutrality

Activists cited a major victory last week when the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted on new rules which effectively protect net neutrality. The rules ensure that the Internet is treated as a public utility by prohibiting paid “fast lanes” offer...
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Mississippi fears racism prevalent

February 25, 2015 / Volume XXXVII / Issue 2 Mississippi state representative, Gene Alday, is trying to protect himself against backlash due to racist comments he said in an education policy interview. He has stated several times since the interview...
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Study finds more college students feel depressed

Study finds more college students feel depressed

February 18, 2015 / Volume XXXVII / Issue I Emerging concern about the mental health of entering college students was reinforced this week by a survey demonstrating a sharp increase in students who reported feeling frequently depressed or overwhelmed. “The.....
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Anthem’s 80 million hacked: Identity and information protection

February 18, 2015 / Volume XXXVII / Issue I Anthem Inc., parent of Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, stated it had fallen victim to a massive data breach in which as many as 80 million current and former members’...
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Out of the shadows and right with the law: Obama’s new immigration program

Presently, about 11.7 million immigrants are undocumented and living in the United States without legal immigration status. Due to President Barack Obama’s new program, millions of these immigrants are protected from being deported and many will now be able ...
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Ferguson Protest held in Sarasota

Immediately after the controversial verdict where police officer, Darren Wilson, was not convicted for the shooting of Michael Brown, the internet blew up. In mere seconds, statuses were updated, messages were sent and event invites were accepted for the next....
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Thanksgiving costs lower this year

Roughly 51 million turkeys will be consumed tomorrow.  Along with the cooler weather and finals, Thanksgiving has arrived, the only day in America where it is socially acceptable to eat yourself into a deep sleep. The “First Thanksgiving” occurred in...
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Senate strikes down Keystone XL pipeline bill

The United States Senate struck down a bill by one vote that would have allowed for the construction of the remaining 60 percent of the Keystone pipeline, referred to as the Keystone XL expansion. The full pipeline would stretch from...
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