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Amid our nation’s student loan debt crisis, Rick Singer set up a fake charity so Hollywood’s wealthiest could buy their children’s college admission. Jokes on them though, because now they are paying for trying to cheat the system.

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As the new school year picks up, I’m reminded of a consistency that followed me throughout my years as a student.

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This weekend, I returned from my family’s annual vacation. My parents, siblings and I spent all last week amidst the sand dunes, piers and awkward tan lines of North Carolina.

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There’s a rule in AP Style, the grammar hand guide for news writing, that states journalists should type out the words for numbers nine and under and use numerals for 10 and over.

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This month, across the nation, rainbow tutus pranced through the streets. Some of us donned color and marched alongside. Some of us were uncomfortable.

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I grew up in Cleveland, which means I call age 23 my LeBron year. Though the NBA star is long gone, his influence and impact are still embedded in the streets of my hometown, and in who I am.

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I drift asleep to the moon as a little boy across the world rises to the sun. In my dreams, I follow him around his new day, as I did three Mays ago.

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This weekend I drive west. As I make my way along, I’ll think of jellybeans and paper grass.

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I took a trip to Louisville last weekend with my mom, brother and sister. There were countless trails and nature reserves near our hotel so one afternoon we decided to go for a hike.

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I’ve always been fascinated by space and sky. Both have a way of grounding me. When the sky is clear and I can see the stars, it helps declutter my mind.

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I signed up for a free subscription that, each morning, emails me a list of the top current events worldwide. It’s called the “Skimm” and I highly recommend signing up for it or something similar. It’s given me an increased awareness and global perspective, of which I’m proud.

Joseph Francis Knapp Sr.

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