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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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Stephen Bates is a film student at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs.

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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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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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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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Ben Decatur is a senior at the University of Michigan, studying political science and business. Ben is an intern at The Daily Caller News Foundation and participates in the National Journalism Center program. 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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College Fix contributor Jordan Dennison is chairman of the San Diego State College Republicans.

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Alec Dent is a freshman at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and is pursuing a journalism major. In addition to writing for The College Fix, Alec contributes to Acculturated, and serves as associate editor of the Carolina Review. During his spare time Alec enjoys watching classic films and tennis. Alec also runs a tennis newsletter, and his writings on tennis can be found at Dailyracquet and Blocksofwriters. His collected writings can be found at his website, www.alecmdent.com.

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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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Micah J. Fleck is presently an undergrad at Columbia University majoring in Classics. He is also an independent researcher, political blogger, and journalist based out of New York, as well as a student reporter for The College Fix. Aiming to one day become a professional academic, Mr. Fleck’s reporting emphasis is on the integrity of higher education institutions and the intellectual freedom of the modern liberal arts student.

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Macie Flynn — University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

 

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College Fix contributor Lauren Fox is a sophomore 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. She enjoys reading Kurt Vonnegut and George Saunders.

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Kathryn Hinderaker is a sophomore at St. Olaf College in Minnesota. She studies political science, media studies and management studies. Kathryn is president-elect 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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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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John Lund-Molfese is a sophomore at the University of Missouri, currently studying computer science. A former member of the Mizzou College Republicans executive board, he worked for John Brunner, a Republican candidate for Missouri governor. John currently serves as treasurer for Mizzou Students for Life, and is most focused on making sure that pregnant and parenting women are supported on campus.

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Dominic Mancini is an undergraduate student completing Ashford University’s online psychology program. His career goals include journalism and political commentary and he previously interned at the Quicken Loans Detroit headquarters. During his spare time, Dominic enjoys playing the piano, heading to the gym, and discussing current events.

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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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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 host of “The American Standard” and co-Host of “Raised Right” on Right Side Broadcasting Network. Published by Daily Caller, Hypeline, College Conservative, Odyssey, Lone Conservative and Rabble-Rouser, his articles have been featured on Drudge Report, Fox News, National Review, Gun Owners of America and more. Nardi is a sophomore at Liberty University’s Helm’s School of Government.

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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 ango@pdx.edu.

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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 and has worked on Franciscan’s EWTN program Franciscan University Presents. He is fluent in Spanish and also writes for Red Alert Politics.

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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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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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Kayla Schierbecker is a former student at the University of Missouri. She writes about free speech, campus wars and police accountability for Heat Street and Photography is Not a Crime. In 2015 she recorded a viral video of students and faculty preventing journalists from documenting protests. The video has received nearly three million views on YouTube and launched a national conversation about freedom of speech on campus.

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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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Amanda Tidwell is a junior at The Ohio State University pursuing her bachelor’s degree in economics. She is currently an editorial intern for The College Fix and this summer will serve as a College Fix/Student Free Press Association journalism fellow at The Daily Caller.

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College Fix contributor Mikenzie Tremblay is a sophomore at The Ohio State University earning her B.S. in psychology. She is an undergraduate research assistant in the psychology department and a member of the College Republicans. She is also an avid listener and reader of Rush Limbaugh and Mark Levin, a lifelong conservative libertarian, and a pro-life activist.

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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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Samantha Watkins is a broadcast journalism and theatre double major at Point Loma Nazarene University. She is the director of activities and design, editor for the features section of The Point, manager of Coastline News, and is part of Turning Point, a dance ministry on campus. Samantha can also be seen on stage acting at Salomon Theatre.

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