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Allegra Thatcher is a senior at Franciscan University of Steubenville, majoring in English writing. She is editor-in-chief of The Troubadour, a student writer for the university's Marketing and Communications department, and a writing tutor on campus. Her work has been featured on The Stream, and she hopes to pursue journalism focused on human rights issues and the fine arts.
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Christopher Tremoglie is a Russian and Eastern European studies major and political science minor at the University of Pennsylvania. He is a senior editor with The Statesman, the University of Pennsylvania's truly independent newspaper, and former editor-in-chief of the Community College of Philadelphia's The Student Vanguard. Christopher is a two-time recipient of the Keystone Press Award in 2016 and 2017. He has recently returned from Russia, where he attended a Russian immersion program studying language and culture at Moscow State University. He also covered international events such as the 2018 World Cup and 2018 pension reform protests in Moscow. Christopher was a credentialed member of the media for the 2016 Democratic National Convention.
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Katie Anderson is a senior at Fort Lewis College, studying political science, pre-law, and writing. On campus, she is the chapter president of Pi Sigma Alpha and is heavily involved with her on-campus young adult ministry. In addition to writing for The College Fix, Katie is a photographer, PragerU student ambassador, and Human Defense Initiative contributor.
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Autumn Berend is an undergraduate student at Clackamas Community College studying political science. She is a freelance writer, photographer and editor-in-chief for the student-run paper The Clackamas Print. Autumn is a classical liberal who supports individuality, freedom of speech and intellectualism above all else.
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Steve is a senior at The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington. He is a freelance writer focusing on firearms and accessories, historical matters of interest, and is preparing to set up shop as a consulting historian after graduation. His interests include libertarian college politics, expensive guns he can't afford yet, early U.S. telecommunications, industrial and Pacific Northwest history.
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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 for The College Fix, he can be found on the tennis court or engaging with the Emory community.
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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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Derek Draplin is a freelance journalist based in Michigan. A 2015 spring College Fix journalism fellow, Derek worked at The Detroit News. He graduated from the University of Michigan. He has worked as a producer for the Forbes Opinion channel, a correspondent for Michigan Capital Confidential and an associate editor at The Daily Caller, and his previous editorial experience includes editor-in-chief and publisher of The Michigan Review
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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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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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Emily Fromke is a junior at Wheaton College (IL) where she studies political science and economics. She is the editor in chief of The Wheaton Record.
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Ema Gavrilovic is a graduate student at DePaul University who studies clinical mental health counseling. At DePaul, she is involved with the DePaul College Republicans as well as with its chapter of Young Americans for Freedom.
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Sarah is a sophomore at Georgetown University studying Russian and Global Business. An Indiana transplant, she considers herself a Christian, a conservative, and a republican, in that order. Since matriculating at Georgetown, she has been involved in Chi Alpha’s Ministry, Georgetown’s Gospel Choir, Right to Life, Charlie’s Place, and the College Republicans’ Editorial Board and the publication The Right Side.
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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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Keil Huber is a junior at the University of Iowa majoring in political science and minoring in mass communications. He obtained his Associate of Arts degree from Black Hawk College in Moline, Illinois and is a contributor at Lone Conservative.
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Amelia Irvine is a student at Georgetown University studying economics and government. A native of Phoenix, Arizona, she is a Young Voices Advocate, and her work has appeared in National Review, The Washington Examiner, GlennBeck.com, and Rare, among others. Amelia has interned for Representative David Schweikert, Jamestown Associates and the Foundation for Government Accountability through the Koch Intern Program. She also directed a congressional campaign in AZ-01 in the summer of 2016. At Georgetown, Amelia is involved with pro-life and pro-family advocacy. She will be interning with The College Fix at USA Today in the summer of 2018.
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College Fix contributor Brandon Jacob is a student at Sinclair Community College in Dayton, Ohio. He is majoring in journalism. In his spare time, he builds furniture and tackles other hands-on projects.
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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 senior business student at Auburn University studying finance. In addition to being a journalist for The College Fix, he is a contributor to the Lone Conservative. He enjoys coffee, sports, reading, and politics, in that order.
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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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Maria is a sophomore at Franciscan University of Steubenville, double majoring in political science and communication arts. She enjoys being active in her church by being a cantor and volunteers at her local hospital and soup kitchen.
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Rita Francesca is an undergraduate senior at Binghamton University in New York. She is working toward a major in political science with a minor in human rights. She is involved with a variety of organizations on campus and hopes to become an international attorney.
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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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Noah Manalo is a junior at the University of Pittsburgh majoring in religious studies and Spanish, minoring in music, and pursuing certificates in both Portuguese and Latin American studies. He is a staff writer for The Pitt News, and he leads worship for a church. At Pitt, he is involved in numerous student organizations, including music ensembles and service organizations. His passions include education, music, religion, languages, journalism and politics. When not writing or playing music, he can be found rooting for Pittsburgh sports teams.
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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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Mark is a 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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Maddison Meeks is an undergraduate student at the University of Colorado, Boulder, double majoring in political science and philosophy. She is an avid supporter of the Constitution, especially the First and Second Amendments. When she isn’t debating politics or writing articles, you can find her hanging out with her dog, Sawyer.
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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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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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Dana Pirrotta is a junior at Pennsylvania State University, majoring in political science and minoring in security and risk analysis and classic ancient Mediterranean studies. She is involved with a variety of organizations on campus, and hopes to one day pursue constitutional law.
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Jeremiah is a senior 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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College Fix contributor Kitty Porterfield is a journalism and political science student at Tennessee Tech. She is also involved with the Human Defense Initiative and Future Female Leaders and a PragerU student ambassador.
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Nick Sabin is a junior at Iowa State University majoring in Political Science and minoring in Sociology. His main interests are American politics and the protection of civil liberties. He is a member of Alpha Tau Omega- Gamma Upsilon, College Republicans and Turning Poing USA at Iowa State. He enjoys spending his free time at the lake, wakeboarding and spending time with his dog.
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Karl Salzmann attends Boston College, majoring in political science in minoring in French. He's served as the public relations director for the Boston College Republicans and studied abroad in Paris for the spring semester of 2018. He is currently an editorial assistant for National Review.
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Krystina Skurk is a graduate of Regent University and is pursuing a master's degree in politics at Hillsdale College. As a former elementary school teacher, Krystina is an advocate of school choice and a promoter of classical education. She loves to study American political theory as well as political philosophy. Her favorite books are A Tale of Two Cities, Les Miserables, The Once and Future King, Sense and Sensibility, and The Princess Bride.
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Tristan Smith is a sophomore at Lafayette College in Easton, PA. At Lafayette, Tristan is pursuing a double-major in philosophy and history. On campus, Tristan writes for the student-newspaper, The Lafayette, plays for the men's hockey team, works as a tour-guide, and serves as vice president of the History Club. Tristan hopes to one day practice constitutional law.
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Victoria Snitsar is a senior at the University of Kansas and chairwoman for the Kansas State Federation of College Republicans. She is a conservative activist, commentator, and political staffer who has been a staunch defender of the First and Second Amendments on her campus. She has been featured and/or published in news outlets including but not limited to Time Magazine, Washington Post Magazine, Washington Examiner, NRA TV, BBC, Daily Signal and Daily Caller as well as many others.
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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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Drew Van Voorhis attends San Diego State University, majoring in business. On campus, he is involved in College Republicans and is an active member of PragerFORCE.
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College Fix contributor Stone Washington is a junior majoring in history and minoring in political science at Clemson University. He is a five-year alumnus of Envision Leadership Conferences, and is currently involved in the Young Leader’s Program at the Heritage Foundation, interning in the development department. His work has appeared on Professor Ellis Washington’s website, the Ellis Washington Report, as well as with Renew America and the Tiger Town Observer, a campus news outlet. He is also an experienced public speaker.
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Chase Watkins is a 16-year-old Eagle Scout and sophomore at University of Utah. Although he has not yet decided on a major, he is very interested in politics and debate. Chase has contributed to Turning Point News and is a member of Prager Force.
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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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Jordan Windham is a freshman at Auburn University, studying political science. She’s a great big nerd on the subjects of American history, politics and Constitutional law. In her spare time she loves to read.
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Max Winters is a senior studying music at San Francisco State University. He plays three instruments and is an amateur composer. In addition to contributing to The College Fix he writes for Rosuer News and his personal  blog, The Young Gentleman’s Guide.

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