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Using Social Media to Make Your Campaign Really Pop!

By Ana Frigo. Earlier I wrote about how to lead a great student government campaign. Now, it’s time to look at how social media can play a role in your campaign. In today’s age, it’s impossible to envision a world without the Internet. Why not use that to your advantage? …

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A few tips about tipping

If there is one memory the vast majority of us can share, it is our days of waiting tables. It is almost a rite of passage to the real and working world. Countless servings of fast and furious food with blood, sweat, and tears for drinks. “Hi there, what can …

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How are the Changes in Media Affecting Media Freedom?

By Ian Morse. This is the second piece in a recurring story set. The first article can be found here. I’d like to tackle another apparent paradox with you. The Internet has given those with access to it an incredible abundance of information at their fingertips. With an Internet plan …

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Why should American students care about Europe?

By Mary Anne Mendoza. The notion of American exceptionalism often carries positive connotations within U.S. borders but negatives ones beyond. In some cases, at least 49% of Americans believe that, “Our people are not perfect, but our culture is superior to others.”[1] Superiority alone may not denote rejection, but Americans …

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Libyan people on the state building road

Since 23 October 2011, Libya has progressed from a country wrecked by a conflict, to a country on the road to its first democratic elections and economic recovery. On 7 July 2012, Libyan people came on the streets to elect a first demcoratically elected government. However, reconciliation still needs to …

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Tips for Running for Student Government

By Ana Frigo. Whether you are running for student government in middle school, high school, university, or outside of the academic setting, knowing how and where to start is essential. Though campaigning for a position may seem intimidating at first, with the right preparation, you could be on your way …

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Unsafe Conditions for Refugee Women

By Jillian Tsacoyeanes. Worldwide, there were an estimated 16.7 million refugees at the end of 2013.[1] This does not include the 33.3 million individuals displaced within their own countries – totaling nearly 50 million individuals who had fled their homes.[2] Refugee issues overlap with development issues, as developing countries host …

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