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Vishal Khetpal
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Vishal Khetpal is a graduate student studying global health at the London School of Economics from Durant, Oklahoma, and is an alumni of Washington University in St. Louis and Phillips Exeter Academy. An aspiring physician-writer, his academic interest bridges significant coursework in anthropology and medicine. In his spare time, he is an avid professional soccer fan and traveller.

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Was the First GOP Debate Really a Debate?

(1) Comments | Posted August 14, 2015 | 12:25 PM

For well over a month now, the first GOP debate has dominated the American twenty-four-hour news cycle. Initially, it was the Fox News Network's decision to limit the big event to only ten candidates, behind an obscure selection of national polls, that captivated the interest of the politically inclined, and...

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How America Should Fix FIFA

(0) Comments | Posted June 18, 2015 | 12:08 PM

Over the past month, the United States Department of Justice has dramatically cracked down on corruption that has plagued FIFA, the international governing body of soccer, since the 1970s. In an early morning raid at a luxury hotel, Swiss police arrested sports executives attending the annual FIFA Congress, just days...

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Ferguson, and the Media That Divides Us

(0) Comments | Posted December 4, 2014 | 11:25 AM

If St. Louis had been hit by a hurricane last Monday night, then my university's campus must have been in the eye of the storm: surrounded, but unaffected, from its chaos. Multiple school-wide emails sent over the past few weeks had prepared us for the protests that would inevitably come...

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Escaping the Sideshow Politics of Obamacare

(0) Comments | Posted April 1, 2014 | 10:38 AM

If it hasn't already, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act -- or "Obamacare", depending on who's talking -- could soon be the next story to take over your TV set and Twitter feed. This latest development wouldn't be a surprise in a year already characterized by "big media" that...

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The Rise of Homo Auxilium?

(2) Comments | Posted January 31, 2014 | 4:15 PM

If anything defines the age that we live in today, it's our addiction to data. From real-time analytics on the movements of our assets traded in stock exchanges, to the metadata religiously acquired by the NSA, to even building the perfect baseball team a la Moneyball, we crave information. With...

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Seeking Kairos: How We Need to Rethink College

(0) Comments | Posted September 11, 2013 | 10:47 AM

Over the past two months, millions of teens have headed off to college, and so did President Obama, with a college tour that looks to bring the discourse on education reform to the public eye. While the usual suspects made the speech talking points -- student aid and...

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