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UNIVERSITY REPORT

Around Campus The biggest news from colleges across the country. BY AARON LYNCH, FRONT RANGE COMMUNITY COLLEGE

THE SPOTLIGHT: DAKOTA ACCESS PIPELINE he Dakota Access Pipeline has garnered national attention due to the apparent disregard for sacred Native American burial sites. The pipe is also scheduled to run through land near Oahe Lake, the local Sioux tribes’ primary source of water. Protesters have expressed concern for not only the burial ground, but also for the possibility of future spills that would taint the Sioux tribes’ drinking water. Kelcy Warren is head of Energy Transfer Partners, the Dallas-based company behind the DAPL and other pipelines being built throughout Texas. Warren also serves as the commissioner of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department; protesters outside their Dallas headquarters cite holding both positions as a conf lict of interest, demanding that Warren step down and that construction plans be redrawn to accommodate the needs of the Natives.

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Eye of the Tiger The night before the high profile football match-up bet ween the LSU Tigers and the Alabama Crimson Tide, t wo Alabama students broke into Tiger stadium and vandalized the eye of the tiger at midfield. The youths posted photographic evidence on Snapchat and were subsequently arrested the following day.

Shingle Me Timbers Tesla founder Elon Musk announced his company’s newest projec t of solar roofing tiles. Sleek, st ylish and ef ficient, Tesla aims to make their solar roof af fordable to all.

Per fec t Attendance Sarah Thompson, a student at Lander Universit y of South Carolina, began her semester nearly nine months pregnant. Post-deliver y, she expec ted her return to the classroom to be business as usual. Her professor however, Dr. Josie Ryan, anticipating the dif ficult transition, “begged” Thompson to bring her newborn to class. Ryan even teaches with one hand while holding the snoozing infant in the other.

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Red Carded The Har vard men’s soccer team has

SENTENCE OF THE MONTH

for feited the rest of its season af ter it was revealed that the team was using spread sheets and lewd terms to rank their female counterpar ts. Railing Red Bull A study conduc ted at Purdue Universit y determined that mixing alcohol with Red Bull has a similar

ef fec t on brain chemistr y as taking cocaine. Sandusky Sanctions Penn State Universit y has been fined a record $2.4 million by the US Depar tment of Education for its failure to ac t upon knowledge of the Jerr y Sandusky situation.

“We’ve seen a rash of hate crimes, of hate rhetoric, racist graffiti in campuses around the country. We have seen Klan literature drops, we have seen that suicide hotlines are ringing off the hook, and we are hearing of very extensive bullying in and around schools. It’s really very extraordinary.” MARK POTOK, a senior fellow at the Southern Poverty Law Center, following Trump’s election

MEANWHILE, IN TEXAS THE STRAIGHT AGENDA According to the Texas Association of Business, anti-LGBT legislation could cost the state’s tourism industry 185,000 jobs and $8.5 billion. /// PROFESSOR BUSH Former Florida governor Jeb Bush will be teaching a ten-day course on government leadership at his alma mater, Texas A&M. /// OBSERVING SAN MARTIANS The Center for Global Engagement at Baylor took 39 international students to the Texas State Fair as a way to experience American culture. /// SHIT SANDWICH San Antonio police officer Matthew Luckhurst has been fired for attempting to feed a fecal sandwich to a homeless person. /// GREEN RICE All six of the serveries at Rice University have been certified by the Green Restaurant Association for their efforts in reducing consumption and waste. /// HAVE YOUR BACK Researchers at UT Southwestern are developing new ways to regenerate spinal nerve cells in mammals, bringing hope to those who’ve suffered severe back injuries.

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