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  • Luq Mughal's tuition statement landed him on the cover of the Salt Lake Tribune. (Facebook)

    The cost of a college education has nearly doubled over the past decade. So, one hard-working student decided to respond with a unique protest by paying for his tuition in $1 bills.

    “I had to pull some serious strings to even get everything to pay for my tuition this semester, and I wanted it to feel worthwhile,” Luq Mughal, 21, told the Daily Utah Chronicle. “I decided that ... I would feel a little better if I did it like that.”

    Mughal already goes to class 10 hours a day during the week and works 16-hour shifts at the local Home Depot during the weekend. And when it came time to pay for school, he and hundreds of other students waited in line for nearly three hours.

    So, he carted in the thousands of $1 bills in a metal carrying case.

    “Everyone was peeking over my shoulder when I opened the chest,” he told the student paper.

    Mughal insists he wasn’t trying to make life difficult for anyone working in the university billing department. Rather, he wanted to make a point about the

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  • An open letter to whoever took this photograph:

    Congratulations, you have won the Internet. Your photo, while blurry and not particularly well-framed, is without question one of the greatest single images in the history of history.

    Of course you are aware of the photo's majesty, but please permit us to expound on its many virtues as we were rendered speechless after first seeing it and are just now beginning to make sense of all it does.

    The shirts are amazing. Even more amazing, though, are the poses. The male subject sits slightly slouched staring downward, perhaps at a rebroadcast of "Puppy Bowl." He seems wholly uninterested in the fame that awaits him.

    And the dog. A lot of pooches lose some dignity when they are forced to wear clothes. Not this one. This dog owns it.

    Perhaps someday another image will come along that sends our hearts aflutter even more, but we doubt it. We seriously doubt it.

    Is the photo new? Who knows, and who cares? Was it digitally altered? Possibly; it's

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  • Anthony James Lescowitch's police mug shot (Freeland Police Department)

    The website of the Oxford Dictionaries defines oversharing as to “reveal an inappropriate amount of detail about one’s personal life.”

    And there may be no better recent example of an overshare than that of Anthony James Lescowitch, 35, who posted his own police-wanted photo to his Facebook page, which led to his arrest less than an hour later.

    Lescowitch obtained the photo from the Freeland, Pa., Police Department, according to the Times Leader, and posted it to his Facebook account in order to “taunt” authorities who have charged him with assault and a number of other infractions.

    "Lol i f***ing love it, A**HOLE," he wrote.

    The Freeland police posted Lescowitch's photo just after 9 p.m. on Monday, along with a request asking anyone with information on his whereabouts to call 911. The police noticed that minutes later Lescowitch shared their post with the aforementioned words mocking them. That's when police got an idea.

    According to the Times Leader, police created a fake Facebook

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