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Down the "Old Town Road" & Up the Billboard Charts

“Old Town Road” only briefly rose up the “Country” charts before it was silently removed from the category listings by Billboard after being deemed to not actually represent a country song.

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Will Student Loans Bring About the Next Financial Crisis?

These student loan asset-backed securities, otherwise known as SLABS, provide investors with cash flow when students make payments on the loan and interest. According to Forbes Magazine, the student loan debt currently figures at $1.52 trillion dollars, behind only mortgage debt.

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Views on Operation Varsity Blues from an Ivy League Student-Athlete

I completely relish my identity as an athlete, but I am a student first. That’s why the stories of parents and counselors photoshopping kids onto water polo players, football kickers, and rowers alike, and bribing coaches and athletics officials to have their “student-athletes” admitted to college leaves me feeling disgusted.

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The Vietnam Model: North Korea’s Next Step?

However, a saving grace that might come out of the talk is a suggestion from the US to follow a Vietnam’s path: the idea that a communist regime can pursue market-oriented policies without sacrificing the legitimacy of the government. In truth, this model of economic development is far and few in today’s world; other than China, the remaining Communist states, Vietnam, Laos, and Cuba, show nowhere near the same economic prowess.

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When the Arctic Melts: Interests In the Freezing North

On top of the resources and shipping routes that countries will undoubtedly be prone to claim, the Arctic Sea itself is an interesting new border for the nations in the Arctic Circle.  

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Reducing Emissions: A ‘Smarter’ Choice than You Realize

With renewable energy sources comprising only a tenth of America’s energy consumption, climate change is heavily affecting America through more frequent natural disasters, falling crop yields, and the spread of disease-carrying bugs.

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Expensive Zip-Codes: China’s Burgeoning Real Estate Market in First-Tier Cities

In the world’s second largest economy, real estate plays a substantial role for both commercial and private investment: due to lack of diversity in investment strategy, the private real estate market in China has become a favored path for private owners trying to maintain and invest their assets.

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