Career Fair neglects most majors

The staff editorial is the majority opinion of The Murray State News Editorial Board. Murray State advertises the All Majors Career Fair as a valuable networking opportunity and a way to begin the post-graduate job search. However, the term “all majors” needs to be revised. A list of employers participating …

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Racers end season with second heartbreak

Mallory.Tucker March 25, 2015 Athletics, Basketball, Sports News
Jenny Rohl/The News Head Coach Steve Prohm draws up a play for the Racers during a timeout in the last minutes of the game against Old Dominion.

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Head Coach Steve Prohm draws up a play for the Racers during a timeout in the last minutes of the game against Old Dominion.

It was a fairytale season with a nightmare of an ending; an ending that was all too familiar for the Murray State Racers as they lost on a buzzer-beater three from Old Dominion University March 24 during the quarterfinal game of the National Invitation Tournament at the Ted Constant Convocation Center in Norfolk, Va.

After junior forward Jeffery Moss hit a 3-pointer to tie it up with just nine seconds left on the clock, overtime looked hopeful for the Racers. The sellout crowd in the Convocation Center fell into silence before junior guard Trey Freeman shocked not just the fans, but the nation with a deep 3 to put the Monarchs up 72-69.

“I’m extremely hurt for my guys,” said Head Coach Steve Prohm. “We’re 27 and two in our last 29 games, and both our games we’ve lost on a fadeaway 3 and a bank 3-pointer. God’s blessed this team abundantly.”

Down by 10 points with 3:39 to play, the Racers stepped it up in the final minutes of the game in hopes of ending their season in New York, but instead Old Dominion was able to finish out a perfect home season with their 20th consecutive home win. Murray State was off in every aspect of their game during the matchup, shooting just 37.7 percent from the field and 23.8 from behind the arc.

“When you come on the road, you’ve got to go 28 for 35, or 30 for 35,” Prohm said. “I don’t think we took many deep, contested threes. We probably took a couple. I bet 16 of those misses, I bet half of them were probably pretty good looks.”

Prohm said the players on this team know what it means to play for the Murray State program now. As the third winningest team in Murray State’s history, holding the second-longest winning streak in the country this season in addition to the longest winning streak in both the program and the conference’s history, the most road wins in the country and one of only five teams in the OVC’s history to run the table and go undefeated, the 2014-15 Racers are not soon to be forgotten. “To me, I really haven’t just thought about everything and just let it all come to me yet,” said senior forward Jarvis Williams. “I’ve just been focusing on trying to play the next game and just trying to prolong my senior season as much as I can. But now I’ll be able to reflect on it. Just growing with my brothers was the most important thing to me.”

The other two seniors, forward Jonathan Fairell and guard T.J. Sapp, ended the season in much different positions than where they began it. With just two losses since November, one to Belmont and one to Old Dominion, they provided the leadership that returning players will remember as they continue their careers at Murray State. Prohm said he is excited to see where the three men go.

Despite a loss and despite the statistics, the Racers have made an impact on the nation, breaking records of past Racer teams and setting the standard for teams to come. With various high-major coaches tweeting at Prohm about setting up games for next season including former Murray State coach and current University of Cincinnati Head Coach Mick Cronin, the coaching staff and remaining players are looking ahead and continuing their battle for respect.

“Until people come watch us play, I don’t know how you get the respect of the naysayers,” Prohm said. “But if anybody wants to come to Murray and play us, we’ll play them. See if those teams will come. I think there’s no question. People know we’re legit.”

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Racers bound for NIT Quarterfinals

Mallory.Tucker March 23, 2015 Athletics, Basketball, Sports News
Jenny Rohl/The News Senior forward Jonathan Fairell goes up for a shot as a Tulsa player prepares to defend him.

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Senior forward Jonathan Fairell goes up for a shot as a Tulsa player prepares to defend him.

The lights were dim and the arena was vibrating with noise as the Murray State Racers and the University of Tulsa Golden Hurricane took to the court Monday night in the Donald W. Reynolds Center in Tulsa, Okla. Each team’s introduction video quieted the crowd before the lights returned and the players prepared for tipoff. The Racers won at the jump but were unable to score on their first possession. The Golden Hurricanes were unable to capitalize on their possession, as well, before junior forward Jeffery Moss hit nothing but net on a 3-pointer downcourt.

It was a back-and-forth battle as both teams fought for the lead. The Racers took their largest lead of the game, just a four-point margin, with 12 minutes to play in the half. They then continued to extend their lead as the Golden Hurricane struggled with a four-minute scoring drought. Tulsa’s shots bounced and bobbled as the Racers’ fell perfectly into sync. Shooting 62.5 percent from the field and 64.3 from behind the arc, the Racers entered the locker room leading 45-27 with a 15-5 run at the end of the first half.

“We just ended with an explosion,” said Head Coach Steve Prohm. “It was 3, 3, 3. We stopped even looking at the score, really.”

The Racers came out in the second half with the same fire they showed in the first. Sophomore point guard Cameron Payne started things off with a 3-pointer and senior forward Jarvis Williams tacked on a free throw shortly after. The Golden Hurricane’s junior guard Shaquille Harrison added three points for Tulsa before the Golden Hurricane suffered yet another four-minute scoring drought. The Racers continued to build a steady lead despite Payne and Williams finding foul trouble early. Payne committed his fourth foul just seven minutes into the first half and was sent to the bench with 18 points, two rebounds and seven assists. Senior guard T.J. Sapp added 17 points to the game total, three of which were 3-pointers.

Payne returned to the floor with eight minutes left and immediately sunk a floater. Downcourt, he fouled for the fifth time and headed to the bench for the remainder of the game, much to the Tulsa crowd’s pleasure. Despite fouling out, Payne led the team in scoring with 20 points at the final buzzer. Sapp took over the offense while junior forward Wayne Langston and sophomore guard Justin Seymour both played valuable minutes for the Racers. Seymour added eight points to the total while Langston pulled down 12 rebounds.

“We’ve got guys that can shoot,” Prohm said. “They all four can really make shots. People said all along, when we make shots, we’re a really good basketball team. People just haven’t had a chance to really see us.”

Williams joined Payne on the bench after fouling out with three minutes left on the clock, but not before racking up 15 points, 11 of which came from free throws. The Golden Hurricane didn’t stop as the Racers wore down without two of their starters, but they finally admitted defeat with a minute and a half left as they put in a platoon of players off the bench. Murray State shortly followed suit.

The clock timed out with the Racers taking home an 83-62 victory over the University of Tulsa Golden Hurricane. News of the night’s other second-round NIT matchup flooded through the arena as it was made known that the Racers would play Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Va. on Wednesday evening during the NIT quarterfinals. Tomorrow, Prohm doesn’t plan to practice as a team, rather they will travel and watch film on Old Dominion.

“We love to play ball,” Payne said. “It’s going to be fun to me. We were in there talking – we’re glad we don’t have practice!”

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Racers win first round of NIT at home

Mallory.Tucker March 17, 2015 Athletics, Basketball, Sports News

It was a back and forth battle as No. 3 seed Murray State took on No. 6 seed University of Texas-El Paso Tuesday night at the CFSB Center. With 12 lead changes in the first half, the game stayed neck-in-neck before the Racers began to pull away at the end of the first half.

Senior forward Jarvis Williams was the Racer standout as he racked up 16 points and six rebounds in the first half with huge slams and a SportsCenter Top 10-worthy layup off a lob by sophomore point guard Cameron Payne. Williams’ four-point run in the last minute of the half took the Racers to the locker room with a 37-32 lead.

The Racers continued to pull away in the second half as they maintained the lead throughout. Williams racked up a double-double with 10 minutes to play, finishing the game with 25 points and 14 rebounds. Senior guard T.J. Sapp put up 21 points as well. The Miners had four players in foul trouble with just over six minutes to play.

The Racers continued to thrive in the second half as they bettered the Miners 81-66. They are now set to face the University of Tulsa in Tulsa during the second round of the NIT.

 

Local Sigma Phi Epsilon chapter ordered to cease operations pending review

Mary Bradley March 12, 2015 Breaking News, News

The national Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity this week indefinitely suspended Murray State’s chapter from all activities pending a review of its members.

Local and national alumni of the fraternity will conduct a membership review from March 27 to March 29 to determine whether the chapter can return to full operations, according to an email notice from Daniel Sullivan, chapter services director for the national Sigma Phi Epsilon headquarters in Richmond, Va.

“The Fraternity’s Headquarters staff has multiple reports of behaviors that misalign with the values and expectations of Sigma Phi Epsilon involving the Kentucky Epsilon Chapter at Murray State University,” said Sullivan’s email which was sent to Murray State administration and leaders and key alumni of the local fraternity.

“Given the nature of these allegations, the Kentucky Epsilon Chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon is to immediately cease any and all chapter activities,” Sullivan wrote.

The suspension applies to all fraternity programming including, but not limited to, recruitment, ritual, on- and off-campus social events and chapter meetings, according to Sullivan’s email.

 

THE CAUSE

The suspension stems from a series of issues that began last fall, according to a letter emailed to alumni of the local chapter by Murray State’s chapter Alumni and Volunteer Corporation President Aaron Dail.

The letter, which was obtained by The Murray State News, said members of the chapter’s leadership “intentionally deceived the Alumni and Volunteer Corporation and Undergraduate Chapter regarding two joint parties with two other fraternities on campus,” wrote Dail, who serves as CEO and president of the Murray Calloway County Chamber of Commerce.

Several weeks after the parties, members of the local chapter – which includes about 70 members – elected new officers for 2015. The newly-elected leadership investigated the whether past officers purposefully deceived the alumni group about holding the parties. The initial investigation came at the request of the Alumni and Volunteer Corporation. Dail’s letter says some fraternity members were suspended as a result, but he did not say how many were suspended or who they were.

Dail was not available for comment Thursday and did not immediately return phone messages left by The Murray State News.

Faculty adviser for Sigma Phi Epsilon David Wilson said he could not discuss much about the review, but said he doesn’t play much of a role in the review itself. He said his main role is to work with the chapter and the University.

“It is what it is and they’ll go through this process,” Wilson said. “This is the first time I’ve been around something like this with an organization so we’ll have to see where it goes and move on from there.”

However, Dail’s letter says the disciplinary action did not appear to be effective because several of the former Sigma Phi Epsilon officers who were suspended later were removed from a Murray State basketball game for being “belligerently drunk.”

In addition, Dail wrote that some of the undergraduate fraternity members angered by the punishments have defaced the interior of the chapter’s house.

“After reviewing the aforementioned issues, risk management violations, intentional deception and potential for long term harm to the chapter experience we aim to provide, the local AVC felt the current chapter leadership needed out direct help in dealing with these issues and thus decided to escalate the matter until the problems within the membership are resolved,” Dail wrote.

 

UNDER REVIEW

As the chapter goes under review later in March, Dail said each undergraduate member will have two opportunities to discuss his role within the fraternity through a survey and a in-person interview with both local and national alumni.

While no member is required to participate in the review, Dail wrote that not doing so will result in automatic expulsion. The alumni will decide when to lift the suspensions and allow the chapter to resume normal operations.

Dail wrote that the reaction to recent events comes from the commitment to holding brothers of the fraternity to a higher standard, which he said has given the chapter a long run of success. Failure to act could allow more serious behavior problems that could jeopardize the safety of members and guests, Dail wrote.

“The bedrock of our success, our cardinal principals, starts with virtue,” he wrote. “In that light, dishonestly – even on relatively minor matters – is a serious offense and undermines our entire reason for being. It will not be tolerated at any level.”

Story by Mary Bradley, Editor-in-Chief

Career Fair neglects most majors

Elizabeth Leggett March 12, 2015 Opinion, Our View, Slider Featured stories
Katie Wilborn/The News

The staff editorial is the majority opinion of The Murray State News Editorial Board.

Katie Wilborn/The News

Katie Wilborn/The News

Murray State advertises the All Majors Career Fair as a valuable networking opportunity and a way to begin the post-graduate job search. However, the term “all majors” needs to be revised.

A list of employers participating in this semester’s Career Fair indicated that of the 145 majors and areas of study offered at Murray State, 95 majors were not listed as being sought after directly by employers participating in the event. Exceptions to this were employers like Wal-Mart and the Marine Corps, who were seeking applicants from all educational backgrounds.

To be fair, Career Fair recruiters come by choice. There is only so much the University can do to include more major representation.

But professors teaching senior seminar and capstone classes tend to make the Career Fair a requirement, and it is questionable how much value their students will get from the experience.

The most sought after major for this semester’s employers is occupational safety and health, which constitutes about 15 percent of all employment opportunities represented.

According to Psychology Today, Post Commencement Stress Disorder is real. PCSD is a condition that affects graduates who face the task of choosing, changing or pursuing a career beyond the protected bubble provided by college. Recent graduates commonly feel anxiety and amplified stress from the fear of the unknown, and the current state of our Career Fair does little to help. Such an underrepresentation of majors adds to the fear that our degrees are losing value.

We understand that the amount of success we have after graduation is largely up to us. We join extracurriculars, apply for internships and do as much as we can to make ourselves marketable. We don’t expect the Career Fair to do all the hard work for us, but we want to know that our hard work will get us somewhere.

When universities recruit students, they mention that the average salaries and career opportunities for someone with a bachelor’s degree is greater than someone who doesn’t go to college.

It’s not an easy transition from college to a career. According to a 2010 study conducted by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, only 27 percent of college graduates land jobs in their field of study, but we’re reassured that going to college is a step in the right direction, and that we shouldn’t minimize the importance of our degrees.

The Career Fair has good intentions of establishing relationships between job-seekers and employers, but the lack of variety doesn’t give students the opportunities they need to get the career they studied for.

Since The Atlantic reported that Murray State art majors have the lowest net return for their degrees last year, we have something to prove. The article didn’t do much to spark student confidence in their futures, so it should be our obligation to uphold the message that all majors matter. We need the reassurance that our time at Murray State can be translated to success, and the Career Fair would be a good place to start.

According to a 2012 report about the Career Fair, approximately 320 students showed up to the event, much lower than the approximately 700 students that attended in the previous year.

This lack of enthusiasm isn’t a coincidence. The waning attendance rates could indicate low confidence in the Career Fair. Why would students go if there aren’t employers who want them?

RESTRICTED SPEECH

Elizabeth Leggett March 12, 2015 News

Every day, Murray State students, faculty and staff exercise their freedom of speech in classrooms, the residential colleges and walking across campus: a right granted to them by the First Amendment of the Constitution.

Every day, these same constituents are in danger of being unconstitutionally silenced and punished by the University for using protected speech, according to a new study by the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, or FIRE.    

FIRE’s 2014 study, published in their “Spotlight on Speech Codes 2015,” found that of the 437 private and public universities and colleges they reviewed for First Amendment violations, 55.2 percent had policies infringing on protected speech, including Murray State.

“That doesn’t surprise me,” said President Bob Davies. “We require, for instance, if someone is going to protest that there is a registration process. FIRE would look at that as censoring. We’re looking at that from the perspective that we need to be aware of what is going on on-campus so that we can, if necessary, be responsible for the safety of our students, faculty and staff.”Screen Shot 2015-03-11 at 4.16.57 PM

The University’s policy regarding the use of outside space is only rated by FIRE as a “Yellow Light” policy, however.

In total, the University was reviewed to have three “Yellow Light” polices and two “Red Light” policies, those which “both clearly and substantially restrict freedom of speech.”

However, the University was also reviewed to have two passing “Green Light” polices.

Davies said while FIRE and Murray State agree that universities should provide the best environment for students to speak freely, it is the definition of “best” that has caused tension.

“I think one of the most amazing components of an American university is that we are the marketplace of ideas,” Davies said. “If we impinge on that freedom, on that personal security, we’re not going to advance great ideas; we’re not going to advance new theories to deal with issues that befall us.”

Murray State’s failing “Red Light” ratings are based upon the Murray State Women’s Center Sexual/Peer Harassment policy and the University’s Internet Usage Policy, both of which were found by FIRE to be overly broad in their defining of harassing and inappropriate behavior.

Dana Howard, social media marketing manager, said students’ posts have been removed from Murray State’s social media accounts in the past, but only if they contained offensive language or were slanderous to the University, staff or faculty members.

“We have never deleted negative comments just because they’re negative,” Howard said. “Anyone who wants to censor like that shouldn’t be on social media because that’s the whole point. We have a policy that if you have something you want to complain about, we’re going to be OK with that within bounds.”

Azhar Majeed, director of FIRE’s Individual Rights in Education Program, said their rating system is based purely upon the policies a school has, not how they have been applied in the past or any specific legal cases that have been brought up.

He said “Red Light” policies are still dangerous to the students, faculty and staff members’ rights even if those policies have never been enforced.

“What we see over and over again is that when universities have these types of unconstitutional speech regulations in place, they inevitably will apply them against a student or a faculty member’s speech simply because it’s controversial, it offends somebody or it represents the minority viewpoint on campus on a particular issue,” Majeed said.

Harmon Wilson, senior from Hazel, Ky., said there have been situations in her classes where she has been afraid to openly express her opinion.

“I’ve had science classes where if your argument has any sort of religious tones, it’s automatically wrong and I’ve had liberal arts classes where if you take a more conservative view, you’ll be asked to leave,” she said. “It’s kind of a slap in the face.”

Taylor Jenkins, sophomore from Bowling Green, Ky., said she has never felt as if her speech or writing was limited or censored in her classes or on campus.

“If you say something you believe in, some people may not feel the same way and may get offended,” Jenkins said. “But (free speech) is important. It allows people to learn more if they can express what they think about a topic and can hear others’ opinions without being shut down.”

The number of “Red Light”-rated universities has dropped approximately 25 percent since 2007, most into the “Yellow Light” category, as FIRE has worked with those universities to change the wording of their polices so as not to violate the First Amendment.

Majeed said unfortunately Murray State has not responded to FIRE’s concerns and communications in the past attempting to bring to Murray State’s attention the failings of their policies.

“I do understand students’ level of surprise or perhaps confusion with where this rating comes from,” he said. “But we are talking about public institutions that are taxpayer-funded and fully bound by the First Amendment. So for them, there really is no justification for having these policies that clearly are going after speech that’s protected.”

Story by Ben Manhanke, Chief Videgrapher

How to have fun on Spring Break… on a budget!

Elizabeth Leggett March 12, 2015 Features, Slider Featured stories
Hannah Fowl/The News
Hannah Fowl/The News

Hannah Fowl/The News

Spring Break is upon us. Trips, however, may come with a price tag larger than a student’s bank account. The following list combines discounts from Spring Break “hot spots” and tips for general money saving throughout the week. Grab your piggy bank and a pencil and start taking notes.

The first Spring Break “hot spot” is Panama City Beach, Fla. Thousands of college students travel to Panama City Beach every year to enjoy their break. Adventures at Sea is an outlet that provides pontoon and jet ski rentals, as well as parasailing and Shell Island tours. Visit their website for a 15 percent off coupon with a student ID. Check out more details and great discounts at www.visitpanamacitybeach.com/things-to-do/spring-break.

Although its biggest party of the year has passed, New Orleans, La. also has a lot to offer students on Spring Break. Spend your Spring Break with drink deals every night of the week at The Boot Bar & Grill in New Orleans. These specials include three-for-one select beers and $2 drinks for women on certain nights. New Orleans also has some fun St. Patrick’s Day specials with Tracey’s St. Patty’s Day Party where visitors can enjoy green drinks and traditional Irish favorite foods on St. Patrick’s Day. Who says Mardi Gras is the only holiday in New Orleans?

The third Spring Break “hot spot” is Orlando, Fla. Although not on a beach, Orlando provides students with warm weather, theme parks (including Harry Potter, Transformers and Disney themes) and the Atlanta Braves spring training games. If an adventure is what you are seeking, look no further than Universal Studios Orlando where visitors can buy two days and get the third day free. This rate includes admission to both parks at Universal Studios for a price of $194.99 plus tax. Watch the Atlanta Braves take on the New York Yankees, Miami Marlins and Washington Nationals at ESPN Wide World of Sports for as low as $18.

No matter where students are vacationing, there are many ways to save money on the trip before getting to the beach.

Check out Groupon.com. There are goods and local deals for the majority of top Spring Break destinations online. These deals include restaurants, shopping, lodging and more.

Rates for hotels tend to change if rooms are not filled in time. If students have already booked a hotel, check with the hotel website to see if there is any availability at a lower cost. Rebooking can save money as long as there is not a cancellation fee on the original reservation.

One of the major costs of any vacation, including Spring Break, is from food.

When choosing a hotel, select one that has a kitchen inside or a grill outside for cooking meals.

This can save money when late night meals and expenditures starve your wallet. It is also important to indulge in a continental breakfast. There is no better way to jump-start the day than free breakfast.

Another added cost of Spring Break is travel. If going on vacation with a group of friends, consider using the car with the most room and splitting the cost of gas between all members.

The payments will be smaller by adding more people and the adventures on Spring Break will be shared with more friends.

Getting out of classes for a week is exciting, but saving on Spring Break may be an even better feeling.

Story by Tiffany WhitfillStaff writer

Garrison: #SAEHatesMe

Elizabeth Leggett March 12, 2015 Captain’s Log, Opinion, Opinions Columns
Zac Garrison
Senior from
 Franklin, Ky.

     I have been in a fraternity for the better part of four years. I pledged the first semester of my freshman year and I’ve never been embarrassed to wear my letters.

     In the past, I’d been upset about how fraternities were portrayed by the media.  They never seem to reflect on our philanthropy, our values we were created upon or the bond we share as brothers

But this weekend, I wholeheartedly agreed with how Greeks were portrayed in the media.

Writing about the Greek community in anything close to a negative light is the quickest way to get nasty emails and a plethora of pitchforks waiting for me outside my door, but this is something we all need to hear.    

Monday, a video was released showing the Sigma Alpha Epsilon chapter at the University of Oklahoma chanting a song that was racist and disgusting. I would transcribe what it said for you, but I don’t think The News’ copy editors would be too happy about printing the horrible things that were said.

The video is terrible, but something that needs to be discussed.

Fraternities have a long list of stereotypes and stigmas that come along with the letters. This situation only makes that worse. If I were a parent sending my child to a university after seeing this video, I would tell my son to stay as far away from the Greek system as possible. I wouldn’t want my son to partake in an organization that accepted such crass and intolerable things. These young men have a lot to learn and they will suffer the consequences.

Don’t think that these young racists are the only ones to be affected – not by a longshot. This is one step back for the Greek system as a whole. We preach the values we were founded on but allow this kind of behavior to come from our brothers and sisters.

How can we preach the good aspects of Greek Life while evidence of racism and misogyny is plastered all over the evening news?

I will, however, applaud the University of Oklahoma and the public for how they have handled the situation. The video was released, and by midnight on Tuesday, the chapter was kicked off campus by its national headquarters, publicly humiliated on the Internet and lost their house.

Within 24 hours of this disgraceful video being released, the situation had been addressed, and the guilty parties got what was coming to them; kudos to the University of Oklahoma and SAE Nationals for their swift response.

These guys deserved to be made an example of. I even wrote about the “viral wall of shame” in my last column. This will open eyes about just how quickly something can spread once it hits the Internet.  They deserved to be held accountable and it lets the world know that universities won’t stand for this kind of behavior.

I’ve seen situations like this swept under the rug too many times and it’s refreshing to see that the guilty parties will be held accountable for their actions.

This situation is a hot topic in the Greek community. Most people know about it and have seen the video. I hate to see a fraternity removed from campus because of my personal bond with my brothers, but these gentlemen deserved their punishment.

How long the fraternity was singing this chant is still a question, but according its official website, SAE was comprised of confederate soldiers in Alabama during this Civil War. This kind of news report only fuels the generalization that all fraternities are racist and exclusionary and ruins our credibility when we try and argue against it.

I am a fraternity man. My fraternity was not founded on or taught the virtues of racism and misogyny. We preach the values of learning, leading and serving. I wear my letters with pride and I know for a fact they do not stand for hate and bigotry.

You may generalize the Greek system because of the media, but I will stand by my creed and my mission statement. I will never abandon the virtues and values instilled in me because they make me better than the man I used to be.

To SAE brothers at the University of Oklahoma: Make sure and taste your words before you spit them out. You might not think they’re nearly as funny then.

Column by Zac Garrison, Senior from Franklin, Ky.

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