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Dear Readers, As events in Paris, France unfold, this past week has been particularly tragic for free speech and journalists.  We mourn the loss of our fellow writers and fellow human beings and condemn any attack on free speech and on civilization in general. Yet, we also do not want our spirits to be overwhelmed by sadness. And so, to bring a smile to our faces, in the two videos below, we also look back at the funniest media moments from this past year where hopefully the reporters were able to laugh at themselves as much as we laugh we at them. Thank you…

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A Brief History A few days ago, we featured an article hailing mixed martial artist Jon Jones for having cemented his position as greatest light heavyweight champion ever.   Digging Deeper Unfortunate news has come out on Tuesday, January 6, 2015, that he had tested positive for cocaine use in a pre-fight drug test (the results of which were only made public after the fight).  As can be read here, the MMA community is deeply disappointed by this news.  Question for students (and subscribers): The full consequences of this revelation are yet to be revealed, but we ask our readers what punishment do you think…

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Many people love reading their astrological horoscopes.  It is estimated that between 20-30% of women do so regularly.  This is especially popular at the beginning of each new year as people want to know what the upcoming year has in store for them.  It sometimes seems though that all horoscopes could apply and this is because they are kept generic to cover a large portion of the population, 1/12 so to say.  Furthermore, if you have ever had your astrological chart done, you will know that you are comprised of more than just your primary sun sign.  Great influences are also…

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A Brief History Shortly before 1 AM Eastern Time on January 4, 2015, the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s (UFC) light heavyweight champion Jon Jones defeated formerly undefeated Olympian Daniel Cormier in a grueling five-round battle in Las Vegas.  With this victory, Jones cements his position as the all-time greatest light heavyweight mixed martial artist.  The youngest fighter to win a UFC championship, his accomplishments include having the most successful consecutive title defenses in the division and the longest win streak in UFC light heavyweight history. Digging Deeper Yet, probably one of his finest moments actually occurred outside of the cage.  On…

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A Brief History On January 1, 1902, Pasadena, California hosted the Rose Bowl, the first college football “bowl” ever.  In case you have ever wondered why sportscasters refer to the Rose Bowl as “The Grandaddy of ‘em all,” this is why.  It was the first and is still arguably the most prestigious college football bowl game. Digging Deeper Billed as a contest of East vs. West, the first Rose Bowl game was played between Michigan and Stanford, the representatives of the Big 10 and Pacific Coast Conferences. (The former PCC is now the Pac 12.)  Traditionally, this annual championship game is…

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