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Colin Burch
Works at Coastal Carolina University
Attended Queens University of Charlotte
Lives in Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
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Millennials prefer print to ebooks

Print books don't go beep and boop. They don't distract with Tumblr. Millennials say they comprehend more when they read in print. And they like used textbooks that have been annotated by previous students -- “run through the mill a few times.”

Michael S Rosenwald, writing for the +Washington Post, calls this last reason "possibly lazy." He couldn't be more wrong -- a marked-up textbook is what scholarly collaboration looks like.

In contrast, I've bought hundreds of ebooks and maybe four print books since the Amazon app came to the iPad in 2010. 
Textbook makers, bookstore owners and college student surveys all find a preference for old-fashioned print.
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The Era of the Unstoppable Cop
 
Incident was caught on video so a judge dropped charges of fleeing police and resisting arrest that were filed against the man.
Incident was caught on video so a judge dropped charges of fleeing police and resisting arrest that were filed against the man.
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The human condition was a matter of great interest to Ionesco. He wrote that the same universal fear of the unknown and unknowable unites all of humanity. No social means could ever deliver the population from that fear -- it's something that transcends politics altogether. Political movements that claim to empower societies by stripping them of fear offer empty promises.
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The premise of the story is not that absurd. Take it from someone who grew up sheltered from the world.
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Signs of spring in Myrtle Beach.
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Interesting conversation.
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A historian parries Justice Alito's claim that it's "newer than cellphones."
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This is the problem.
What the Ferguson government is doing isn't just racist, scholars say, it's medieval.
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Very cool piece on the long-form plus short-form combo available on Medium and LinkedIn. Now I'm intrigued by Medium and might join.
In August of last year, I wrote about how Medium, the blogging platform co-founded by Ev Williams (who also co-founded both Twitter and Blogger), is...
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Compelling and urgent.
When Salman Rushdie’s controversial book The Satanic Verses was published and a fatwa calling for Rushdie’s death was issued by the Ayatollah of Iran, “human rights experts” at the United Nations a...
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  • Queens University of Charlotte
    MFA in Literary Nonfiction, 2006 - 2008
  • North Carolina State University
    English-Writing & Editing, Track in Political Science, 1991 - 1995
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Writes. Edits. Lectures. Drinks. Argues. Tweets. Laughs.
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I'm a former section editor (business, later features) at The Sun News in Myrtle Beach, S.C. I'm also the former owner of the late Living Room Coffee Bar & Used Books. These days I'm a lecturer in English at Coastal Carolina University in Conway, S.C., and I'm formerly Beerman columnist and Strange Days columnist for the Weekly Surge.
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Won some press association awards. Once a semi-finalist for a journalism fellowship. Published a few poems. Interviewed Dan Akryod, P.J. O'Rouke, and Randy Owen.
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  • Coastal Carolina University
    Lecturer, 2008 - present
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Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
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Raleigh, NC
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