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01-21-2020 Current News Briefing

Editorial: How to navigate the vast minefield of social media
Post and Courier
The problem lies downstream, in the byzantine ways news and views are shared (or not). That’s essentially the finding of Clemson University professors Patrick Warren and Darren Linvill who, as reporter Tony Bartelme reports today, recovered and analyzed more than 3 million tweets from a few thousand deleted Russian troll accounts.

Tom Reilly: It’s good to complain? Excellent, let me tell you about…
The Sun Chronicle
“The unrealistic expectation that we should always be happy can make us feel worse. Inhibiting the disclosure of our dissatisfaction ‘can produce a negative effect,’” according to Robin Kowalski, a psychology professor at Clemson University, “because it not only stops us from naming our problem but also prevents us from getting to the root of it.”

Alligators are wearing little ‘hats’ as part of habitat study
Lewiston Tribune
The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources posted an alert about the devices late last month, and revealed they’re being attached as part of a joint study with Clemson University. The number of alligators involved was not released. 

Clemson sets 2020 S.C. cotton, peanut meetings for Jan. 28, 30
The Sumter Item
Southeast farmers can learn tips to maximize profitability of cotton and peanut crops at annual meetings planned by the Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service this month. Covered by: About Peanuts

ATHLETICS

Clemson Tigers team up with Habitat for Humanity to build home for SC family
Count on 2
A non-profit and the Clemson Tigers teamed up to give a South Carolina family a new home 

Xavier Kelly, East High grad, announces transfer from Clemson football
KWCH
Former Wichita East High School standout football player, Xavier Kelly, announced Saturday morning that he was entering his name into the NCAA transfer portal.

Timing was right for Chase Brice to leave Clemson. What’s next as QB seeks new school
The State
When Chase Brice signed with Clemson in the class of 2017, the Georgia native knew he would be a part of a deep and talented quarterback room.

AROUND S.C.

‘Mom and Pop’ shops getting priced out of Clemson’s new downtown commercial spaces
Greenville News
Six months after opening the NYC Bagel & Sandwich Shop on Anderson Highway in Clemson, Marmie Kreps still doesn’t have any neighbors. “So far, we’re the only ones here,” Kreps said from behind the cash register.