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Summer Semester in the Rearview

With the 2016 summer semester concluded, many students are breathing a sigh of relief. Summer classes are intensive, fast-paced, and often more demanding than their fall and spring counterparts. Classes are three hours a day, four days a week, for four weeks – but cover the same material as a standard semester. Dateline Alabama spoke to UA students about their summer courses and if they played out as expected.

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From Super Mario to Superstar

Modern parents likely struggle with keeping their kids away from video games, but all those hours on may soon pay off. Some players have managed to turn their hobby into international superstardom in a growing industry of competitive video gaming known as eSports. These “athletes” go head-to-head in sold out stadiums all over the world as crowds of millions watch them live via internet feed. This international audience grows every year, and is beginning to eclipse those of popular traditional sports. Continue reading

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