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Notebook: Recruits impress during Friday Night Lights

The 2014 session of Friday Night Lights featured some of the top recruiting prospects from across the country. Several Gators targets, commits and even current UF football players were on hand from th

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Obamacare: Mistaking silence for success

The media is mistaking silence for success on Obamacare. In the past few months the American public has been engrossed by White House scandals, House hearings, presidential politics, book releases, Senate primaries, terrorist takeovers in the Middle East and unaccompanied minors. What has remained absent from most media coverage recently is Obamacare, which is rather [...]

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Student organizations give freshmen opportunities to build bonds

Clubs are a significant part of UCLA students’ lifestyles. Daily Bruin Radio talks to club members and incoming freshmen at orientation to find out which organizations students are interested in. — TRANSCRIPT: PHAN: Class enrollment periods have passed, students have prepared their academic schedules for fall quarter and orientation began earlier this month for the [...]

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A Different Form of Racism on College Campuses: Micro-aggressions

An annoyed student walks away after being called “sexy” solely based on the fact that she is multi-ethnic. An Asian-American student rolls his eyes after being asked about his ethnic origin for the umpteenth time. A black student groans after being told, “You’re pretty for a dark-skinned girl.” These comments reflect a form of racism: [...]

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Employee assaulted in early morning

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Stephen Rodrigues, undergraduate on leave, dies

Updated July 27 at 4:49 p.m. Stephen Rodrigues, an undergraduate on leave from the University, has died, President Christina Paxson announced in a community-wide email Saturday. Rodrigues, originally from California, was living in Providence at the time of his death, Paxson wrote. He was studying geology and biology. Rodrigues started at Brown in 2006, said [...]

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The medical marijuana debate continues

Mike Siegel/Seattle Times/MCT On July 17, a 9-year-old girl who suffered from Dravet Syndrome, a rare form of epilepsy, passed away in New York. Anne Conte experienced hundreds of seizures weekly as a result of her medical condition. Her recent death has forced many people to question whether the medical marijuana bill that passed in [...]

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Mapping it Out: Orientation Issue 2014

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Researchers build device that resembles the hearing of a fly

Researchers at the Cockrell School of Engineering have designed and built a new sound-receiving device that imitates the hearing of a fly and could improve the lives of millions of people with hearing loss, according to the researchers. The 2-millimeter device is made of silicon electromechanical materials and resembles a tiny seesaw. This “seesaw” works by [...]

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Emeralds fall to Salem-Keizer in series opener

Playing their first road game in nine days, the Eugene Emeralds (18-26) had trouble dusting off the rust in a 9-1, series-opening, loss to Salem-Keizer (23-21). Eugene failed to get much offense going as they were held to just five hits. However, the Dust Devils had no issue on the offensive end of the game, pounding [...]

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