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Head injuries in football gain attention

Since Austin Collie's most recent hospital run from the field and the countless annual injuries owing to the brutal game that is football, many Americans have reassessed their attitudes toward how the game should be played and how athletes and policymakers can help to prevent serious injuries in professional football. Innovations in football helmet design manifest each year with equal enthusiasm and promise for reducing cranial injuries, yet players in professional and scholastic football are still carried off the turf in greater numbers each year. Other long-term effects from head injuries are of major concern for the sport, as medical investigations into Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (C.T.E.) continue without conclusive ends.


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Culture of Competition

"Two-thirds of you will either fail this class or drop out of school." For college freshmen, these words are undoubtedly startling and troubling.


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Calling TT&T

Calling TT&T Trash Talk and Twitter, One Must Go ANDREW WIKTOR Editor in Chief I have a mental list of things I plan to do before I die. Tweeting is definitely not one of them, but somewhere close to the top is sitting courtside at an NBA game. I don't care to see what a tomahawk dunk looks like from 25 feet away, and I'm not at all interested in being on TV.


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My pop culture error log

As a pop culture connoisseur, I take my taste very seriously. The TV shows I watch, the music I listen to and the books I read all play an important role.


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Old ball game

I just turned on my computer this morning to find out that the Giants won the World Series. And? I don't care. Unfortunately for Major League Baseball, neither does anyone else outside of San Francisco and Arlington/Dallas. For me, baseball season has been over since July because I'm a Mets fan.


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Williams Fired for Misunderstanding

Juan Williams, a former senior news analyst for National Public Radio (NPR), was fired from the station after making controversial remarks about Muslims and political correctness in an interview with Fox News political commentator Bill O'Reilly.


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Attention Toward Al-Qaeda is Bad for Yemen

Though formerly an unnoted Middle Eastern state, Yemen has garnered the attention of United States National Security, as recent terrorist threats from within its borders have centered their crosshairs on the United States.


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The little decisions

Not every decision warrants an hour-long television program, but every choice matters. No action, regardless of how minute it may seem, occurs without consequence. Consider waking up. The alarm goes off and you're forced to make an early decision: should you get out of bed, snooze for five minutes, or turn the alarm off entirely? It's a minor choice, but it has spiraling effects. It's the difference between having time to make breakfast, being well-rested or missing your first class of the day. Now think about lunchtime. Choosing between Rachel's and Jonny C's seems insignificant; your gut says Mediterranean, but your pallet says Pittsburgh.


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Gentrification only good for some

Buffalo is a city that truly needs an urban facelift. Many parts of the city are in abominable disrepair, as people passing through run red lights to avoid an awkward vulnerability, stopped in the middle of the bad part of town.





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