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Communication Studies professor David Lapakko has once again been selected as a finalist for the Great American Think-Off, a philosophy competition held each June in New York Mills, MN. The Think-Off receives hundreds of essays every year from around the nation, and the top four writers are invited to an audience debate to determine who will win the title of “America’s Greatest Thinker.” In addition, finalists receive a cash award of $500. Lapakko was a finalist in 2013 and won the Think-Off championship in 2015; he hopes to be the first person in its 27-year history to win the event twice. This year’s question is, “To vote or not to vote: does it matter?” The Think-Off debates are in the New York Mills high school auditorium on Saturday evening, June 8.