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Toni Airaksinen is a junior at Barnard College in New York City. She also contributes to USA Today College, Red Alert Politics and Quillette Magazine. She formerly held a post with The Columbia Spectator. Her writing is regularly featured on Fox News and Drudge Report, among other websites. Her interests include free speech, due process and men’s issues.

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Jeremy studies English and Philosophy at the University of Mobile and works as a communications assistant with the Downtown Mobile Alliance, an economic development agency in downtown Mobile, AL. He contributes regularly to both The College Fix and The College Conservative, and has been published on AL.com and in the Alabama Baptist Newspaper. Some of his major interests include American politics, philosophy of religion, language, and literature.

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Kyle Brady is a senior at Clemson University. He is majoring in political science and minoring in Spanish. Kyle is president of Clemson’s Turning Point USA chapter and co-founder of Clemson’s free speech organization “WeRoar.” He is an editor for the Tiger Town Observer and contributes to The College Fix.

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Sophia Buono is a rising senior at the University of Notre Dame. She is majoring in the Program of Liberal Studies and minoring in Education, Schooling and Society. Throughout her college career, she has worked as writer, managing editor and editor-in-chief for the Irish Rover independent student newspaper. She served as a journalism fellow for College Fix/Student Free Press Association at USA Today during the summer of 2017.

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Jorin Burkhart is a junior at DePaul University in Chicago. He is majoring in Business Administration and is in ROTC for the U.S. Air Force. He is chairman of DePaul’s Young Americans for Freedom chapter and serves on the executive board of the DePaul College Republicans. He has been featured in coverage by Fox News, National Review and The Washington Post and has appeared on The O’Reilly Factor.

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Justin Caruso attends George Washington University. In addition to writing for The College Fix, he contributes to Daily Caller and his work has been featured on Fox News and the Drudge Report.

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College Fix contributor Thomas Columbus is a public policy major at the University of Southern California. He is also the chairman of its Young Americans for Freedom chapter. His writing has been featured in The Millennial Review and Refined Right with a focus on fiscal policies. His goal is to become a constitutional lawyer to protect the freedoms outlined in the Constitution.

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George Congdon is a junior studying Political Science at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, where he is also a student-athlete. Last summer, George worked an intern at The Daily Caller in Washington, DC, and was published frequently. When not writing at The College Fix, you can find daily videos and hot takes on his political Instagram blog, @Liberalbull_.

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Kaitlynn Critchfield is a freshman at West Virginia University studying political science. In addition to The College Fix, she also writes for Future Female Leaders, Red Alert Politics and Campus Reform. Kaitlynn is the vice president for her local Turning Point USA chapter, political director for the WVU College Republicans and director of operations for The Narrative Times. She is active in the National Model United Nations.

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College Fix contributor Grace Curtis is a rising senior at Converse College and studies English literature and writing. In addition to The Fix, Grace writes for her college newspaper, The Conversationalist, and contributes to The Odyssey.

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Aryssa Damron is a senior at Yale University majoring in English. In addition to The College Fix, Aryssa also writes for Future Female Leaders, Conservative Book Club, and several on-campus publications. She is active in the William F Buckley Jr Program at Yale and in fighting hunger and homelessness in New Haven.

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Ben Decatur is a senior at the University of Michigan, studying political science and business. Ben was an intern last summer at the National Journalism Center, a program of the Young America’s Foundation. He previously served as an editor for Morning Brew, a business and technology e-newsletter. Ben is passionate about foreign policy, freedom of speech, and American politics.

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Devyn Deeter is a junior at Metropolitan State University of Denver majoring in political science, with a minor in legal studies. She is an editor and political commentator for The Metropolitan and hosts a radio show, Politically Direct with Devyn Deeter. As a sophomore she founded the MSU Denver Conservatives and continues to serve as president. She also writes for Campus Reform and The College Conservative.

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John Paul (Jack) Ferguson is a sophomore at the University of Notre Dame, with a Great Books major and a Constitutional Studies minor. On campus he is a section editor for The Irish Rover, an occasional contributor to The Observer, and a Student Fellow at the Notre Dame Center for Ethics and Culture, and the Tocqueville Program. Jack reads C.S. Lewis and Victor Hugo obsessively, and plays on the Notre Dame squash team.

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Samantha Figueroa studies pre-law and journalism at SUNY-Purchase. She previously graduated from SUNY-Broome as a certified paralegal. A freelance writer/blogger focused on advocating women’s rights, Samantha has also been published in literary magazine Breaking Ground  for her creative writing.

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Michelle is a junior at Franciscan University, where she studies math and economics. In addition to The College Fix, she contributes to The Troubadour, the student-run newspaper at Franciscan University.

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College Fix contributor Lauren Fox is a junior at the University of Notre Dame. She is majoring in the Program of Liberal Studies and minoring in Journalism, Ethics and Democracy. On campus, Lauren sings in an a cappella women’s group, works for the intramural sports program, and volunteers at a local middle school Junior Great Books program. In the summer of 2017 she covered breaking news for The Dallas Morning News. Her favorite authors are Kurt Vonnegut and George Saunders.

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Kathryn Hinderaker is a junior at St. Olaf College in Minnesota. She studies political science, media studies and management studies. Kathryn is president of the St. Olaf College Republicans and founder and president of her campus’s Turning Point USA chapter. Her campus efforts have been featured on Fox News, Minnesota Public Radio and Twin-Cities Public Television. In addition to The College Fix, her writing has been featured on the Minnesota Star Tribune. 

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Andrew Johnson is a first year graduate student studying physics at the University of Denver. He is an avid reader and rock climber who enjoys advancing the cause of liberty in his free time.

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Michael Jones is a junior business student at Auburn University studying finance. He is the social media director for The Rouser and a self-proclaimed Twitter guru. He enjoys politics, reading, sports and coffee.

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Tom Joyce is a junior at Emerson College. A freelance writer from the South Shore of Massachusetts, he covers sports, pop culture, and politics and has written for ESPN, Newsday, The Boston Globe, LifeZette, The Federalist and several other outlets.

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Matthew Kohlhepp attends Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. As a freshman, Matthew is majoring in political science and economics. He is involved in the Georgetown Institute of Politics and the College Republicans on campus. In addition, he is on staff for the conservative publication The Georgetown Review.

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Corrie is a first year JD/MPA student at Regent University. In addition to The College Fix, she is a Cabinet Member at Future Female Leaders. She is passionate about free speech and free markets, and hopes to one day defend the Constitution from the bench of the Supreme Court.

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Alissa López is a sophomore at Gettysburg College studying political science. She was a typical New York liberal up until she was exposed to “The Great One,” Mark Levin. She is a co-founder and current vice-president of her college’s Young Americans for Freedom chapter. She will be starting a conservative newspaper called “The Gettysburg Address” this spring and will spend the summer interning for the Media Research Center. Her blog is www.theelephantintheroomspeaks.wordpress.com.

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Amber Loveshe is a senior at Loyola University Chicago studying Criminal Justice. Amber currently serves as Illinois State Chair for Young Americans for Liberty and has previously worked as senior staff on Mark Kirk’s United States Senate race. In addition to The College Fix, Amber contributes to The Libertarian Republic and Red Alert Politics.

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Maggie Malecki is a junior at Pennsylvania State University majoring in economics. She is the secretary of Penn State College Republicans and a member of Alpha Phi.

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College Fix reporter Dominic Mancini is currently working at The Hill. He will be graduating in 2018 from Ashford University where he studies psychology and political science. Dominic’s career goals include journalism and political commentary.

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Ryan Marhoefer is a sophomore at Chapman University. He is majoring in business administration and minoring in political science. In addition to being a contributor for Rouser News, Ryan has also been published in Chapman’s campus newspaper The Panther.

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Reagan McCarthy is a sophomore at Penn State double majoring in political science and broadcast journalism. She is involved with College Republicans and the University Park Undergraduate Association at Penn State. She is also a contributor for Red Alert Politics. 

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Mark is a first year Business Economics student at the University of California-Los Angeles. When not writing articles for The College Fix or studying for his classes, Mark enjoys listening to full albums, from start to finish, playing sports, and watching films. He hopes to minor in Film, Television and Digital Media.

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Christian Montoya is a College Fix contributor. He received an associate degree in journalism and currently attends Austin Community College, studying economics.

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Will Nardi is the founder of Rouser News, and formerly hosted “The Thinker,” on Right Side Broadcasting Network. He’s been published by the Daily Caller, Intercollegiate Review, HYPELINE, FrontPageMag, College Conservative, Odyssey, Red Alert, Lone Conservative, The College Fix and others. His articles have been featured on Drudge Report, Fox News, Washington Times, The Blaze, Rebel Media, Reason.com, Tru News, National Review, The Rush Limbaugh Show, the O’Reilly Factor, Daily Mail, and Gun Owners of America.

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Andy Ngo is a graduate student in political science at Portland State University. His academic interests include political Islam and secularism in the Middle East and North Africa. He can be reached at [email protected]

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College Fix reporter Sumner Park is a junior majoring in political science and journalism and minoring in Spanish at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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Jeremiah is a junior at Franciscan University of Steubenville, where he is majoring in journalism and minoring in human life studies. He has served on the student government as a senator. A fluent Spanish speaker, he also regularly contributes to Red Alert Politics, The Rouser and toddstarnes.com.

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Jackson Richman is a senior studying political science at George Washington University. He has interned at The Weekly Standard and The Daily Caller. He’s also a frequent contributor for Red Alert Politics and American Action News.

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Nathan Rubbelke is a staff reporter for The College Fix with a specialty on investigative and enterprise reporting. He has also held editorial positions at The Commercial Review daily newspaper in Portland, Indiana, as well as at The Washington Examiner, Red Alert Politics and St. Louis Public Radio. Rubbelke graduated from Saint Louis University, where he majored in political science and sociology.

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Karl Salzmann is a junior at Boston College, majoring in political science in minoring in French. He is the public relations director for the Boston College Republicans and will be studying abroad in Paris for the spring semester of 2018.

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Sabrina Santoro is a news and documentary production major at Chapman University in Orange, California. She is the news editor for her school newspaper, The Panther, and is a producer for her school’s weekly, live broadcast Chapman News. She has wanted to be a reporter since she was eight years old and plans to become a multimedia broadcast journalist.

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Zachery Schmidt is a senior at Western Washington University where he is majoring in political science and public relations. In his free time, Zach enjoys exercising, reading and writing.

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Matthew Stein is a political science and economics major at Swarthmore College. He is a board member on the Swarthmore Conservative Society and Swarthmore Students for Israel.

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Zach Swaim is a sophomore at the University of Indianapolis studying professional writing and political science. He is the editor in chief for The Rouser, a student government representative, movie enthusiast, fan of sports, and the Vice President of UIndy’s Sigma Tau Delta chapter. Published by The Rouser, The College Fix and FrontPageMag, his work has also been featured on Fox Nation.

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College Fix contributor Nikki Tayebian is a student at the University of California Riverside.

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Amanda Tidwell attends The Ohio State University pursuing her bachelor’s degree in economics. She served as a College Fix/Student Free Press Association journalism fellow at The Daily Caller in the summer of 2017.

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Bethany Torstenson is a sophomore at Vanguard University of Southern California. She is double majoring in broadcast journalism, and in political science. Bethany has previously worked with the Republican Party of Wisconsin, and Americans for Prosperity. One day, Bethany hopes to become a multimedia broadcast journalist, and eventually run for president.

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Haley Toy is a sophomore at Palomar College, working toward a bachelor’s degree in English. She feels very blessed by the opportunity to write for The College Fix and hopes to pursue a career in journalism.

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Drew Van Voorhis is a freshman at San Diego State University, majoring in business. On campus, he is involved in College Republicans and was previously an intern for the Lincoln Club of Orange County.

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Monica Veles is a senior studying communication with a concentration in journalism at Seattle Pacific University. As an aspiring journalist, Monica hopes to work in broadcast as a news reporter.

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Coy Westbrook is a junior agricultural leadership and development major at Texas A&M University. In addition to The College Fix, Coy is a fiscal policy contributor for The Millennial Review. He is heavily involved in the Texas A&M Student Government Association and the Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity.

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