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Students tackle national debt issue

A team of students from the College of William and Mary are trying to educate their classmates about the dangers of the ever-increasing national debt.

The eight students are competing in "Up To Us," a nationwide event pitting teams from different colleges against each other with the goal of generating the most public awareness about the nation's fiscal problems.

The W&M team circulated an online pledge in October that voiced concern over the issue and connected students with their representatives in Congress, and in January the team visited the General Assembly in Richmond to speak with state...