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    How to: crime-proof your dorm for winter break

    By David Cecil– The end of the semester: time for the finals stress and overall desire to catch up with the sleep we lost during the test-laden, project-heavy semester. While many of us will go straight to...

    • Posted December 11, 2014
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    Book review: The Cormoran Strike series

    By Sammie Hill–   J.K. Rowling, disguised under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith, tackles the mystery genre with the masterful storytelling characteristic of Rowling’s other work. “The Cuckoo’s Calling” is the first book in Galbraith’s Cormoran Strike series....

    • Posted November 21, 2014
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    Book review: ‘Dark Places’ by Gillian Flynn

    By Sammie Hill–   25 years ago, Libby Day’s brother slayed her entire family in an act that left one sister strangled, the other chopped up by an axe and their mother blown to bits by a...

    • Posted November 20, 2014
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  • Rideshare industry innovation could be halted in Kentucky

    By Stewart Lewis– Two companies have revolutionized after-dark transportation over the past few years and, in the process, issued warning orders to taxi companies who have had a monopoly on late night transportation for decades. Taxi companies...

    • Posted September 7, 2014
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    How to make study abroad dreams a reality

    By Sammie Hill– Many students come to college with dreams of studying abroad. Incoming freshmen with these hopes can rejoice, for U of L offers numerous opportunities for students to travel abroad. Louisville provides options for semesters...

    • Posted May 21, 2014
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  • Book review: ‘Love and Terror on the Howling Plains of Nowhere’ by Poe Ballantine disappoints, exploits

    By Sammie Hill– Enticed by the title and the fact that Cheryl Strayed wrote the introduction, I decided to purchase Love and Terror on the Howling Plains of Nowhere on iTunes and read it on my phone,...

    • Posted April 14, 2014
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  • Best books to read in college: ‘The Casual Vacancy’ by J.K. Rowling

    By Sammie Hill– On the surface, The Casual Vacancy tells a fairly simple story. Following the death of a beloved city councilman, the small English town of Pagford must recover from their loss and elect a new...

    • Posted April 14, 2014
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  • Letter to the Editor: Response to “University not a business” editorial

    Dear editor, Your March 25th editorial regarding the negotiated confidentiality agreements with three long time, dedicated University of Louisville employees lacked some logic and key facts. The “story of closed doors and dark secrets” portrayed in your...

    • Posted March 31, 2014
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  • Why I’m not enrolling in the Affordable Care Act

    By Stewart Lewis– A deadline approaches – not a school deadline, but the deadline to comply with the Affordable Care Act. I will not meet this deadline, because I don’t want to comply. I recently reached the...

    • Posted March 30, 2014
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    Best books to read in college: ‘Wild’ by Cheryl Strayed

    By Sammie Hill– Cheryl Strayed is a badass. At only 26, she had endured hardships that broke her to the core. She had suffered loss, tasted pain and futilely grasped for an escape from her grief. She...

    • Posted March 30, 2014
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