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(photo courtesy of Carolina Renaissance Festival 2015) Carolina Renaissance Festival History comes alive at the annual 16th century style festival of the Carolinas. With six acres of fun, there is something for everyone. Enjoy jousting knights on horseback while feasting like a king. Live comedy, music, dance and more! Time travel to the artisan market [...]

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Anime Weekend Atlanta: The Convention with a Thousand Attractions

Nerd culture is running rampant, and it’s great. It’s always fun to gather a bunch of people with a similar passion, put them all in the same room — or rather, convention center — and see what happens. In this case, that passion is anime. The place? The Cobb Galleria Centre. And what happens? The [...]

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Republican presidential candidate George Pataki talks about America’s economic future

Five months after formally announcing his bid for the Republican presidential nomination in Exeter, New Hampshire, former New York governor George Pataki returned to the Granite State on Monday night and spoke to a small crowd of students, faculty and Upper Valley community members in the Georgiopoulos Classroom at the Tuck School of Business.

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UC Berkeley scientists measure diesel truck emissions in Caldecott Tunnel

Nicole White/Staff A team of campus researchers is measuring the relative levels of diesel truck emissions passing through Berkeley’s Caldecott Tunnel in an effort to determine the effectiveness of California’s new emissions requirements. The researchers, a group of scientists from the campus’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, have been using a set of cameras, monitors and a [...]

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Farmer opens barn to show woolly mammoth bones

LIMA TOWNSHIP, Mich. — A barn in southeastern Michigan suddenly has become a natural history museum since bones from a woolly mammoth were discovered by a farmer while he was digging in a soybean field. More than 200 people have stopped at Jim Bristle’s farm in Washtenaw County, west of Ann Arbor, since Friday. They’ve [...]

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Meet Oregon volleyball’s five new freshmen

Last November, Oregon volleyball head coach Jim Moore announced the five newest recruits to his program. The class, ranked fourth in the nation by, consists of all front row players: one setter, two middles and two outside hitters. With each player six feet or taller, the group adds some height and blocking ability to [...]

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Swim & Dive: Late Ute rally not enough to top No. 12 USC

In her first meet, freshman Jordan Anderson stood out, but the Utah women’s swim and dive team fell to No. 12 USC 138.5-112.5 on Saturday at the Ute Natatorium. This was the first competitive meet of the 2015-16 season for the Utes. Utah was missing several key swimmers, including sophomore Maddie Meisel, who finished seventh [...]

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Fire alarm evacuates Student Center

Fire alarms blared at 10:30 a.m. at the Student Center announcing students and staff to evacuate the building immediately. A student placed a plastic container with popcorn in a microwave unattended, Assistant Director of Facilities and Operations Matthew Sebby said. Eventually, the plastic melted and caused a “plastic fire”. Immediately after, the fire alarm rang leaving [...]

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Turkey Between Elections

Supporters of the newly formed People’s Democratic Party protest in Turkey in 2014. On June 7, 2015, Turkey held general elections in which the governing Justice and Development Party, commonly known as the AKP, lost its outright majority in Parliament for the first time in 13 years. The electoral system in Turkey allocates 550 total [...]

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Gators need to back up Ole Miss win to avoid becoming a one-hit wonder

Early on in life, Jim McElwain owned a 1972 Ford Pinto.

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