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Melanie Kessinger

Bio: Melanie Kessinger is a third-year English major with a minor in Italian at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California. Melanie grew up in Marin County, California and her passions for nature and horseback riding often inspire her writing. After graduating from college, she hopes to become a teacher and inspire young children with her love of journalism and reading. Melanie also enjoys spending time with her dog, Mocha, and wandering the aisles of Barnes & Noble.

Taylor Swift’s recent Instagram post hints at a Red album re-recording

After her album Evermore made history with a record number of vinyl sales in one week, Taylor Swift released a remix of her hit song “willow” to celebrate. On June 3, Swift announced the remix on Instagram by saying that the “willow (90’s trend remix)” is a “thank you” to her fans after they “did the nicest thing…and broke the record for biggest vinyl sales week… like ever?”

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Supreme court declines to hear challenge to men-only military draft

On Monday, the Supreme Court chose not to hear a challenge to the federal requirement that only males can register for the military. The Military Selective Service act currently requires all men in the U.S. to enroll with the Elective Service System when he becomes a legal adult.

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