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Archive for April, 2012

In my last post, I described the inspirational lecture William Nack shared with my feature writing class. After looking through my notes (as I attempted to take his advice and use it to become a better writer), I thought I should focus on his words of wisdom regarding poetry. Become comfortable with iambic pentameter. Reading […]

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My experience with Late Night Patriot continues to be overwhelmingly positive. I am extremely impressed by the quality and dedication that Director Jake McLernon and the rest of the team bring each week to our broadcasts. While we certainly are still undergoing growing pains, every session there is something new and exciting in our studio […]

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This past Tuesday, I had the opportunity to speak with one of the greatest journalistic legends in my lifetime: William Nack. The former Sports Illustrated writer and renowned author of “Secretariat” (yes, that Secretariat) came to my feature writing class and regaled us with tales of stalking his subjects across the country and meeting with […]

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Workshop extra credit

For the longest time, I dreamed of being an on-screen actress. I wanted to be in the movies. I had a natural penchant for acting and my mother always tells me the story of how once, when I was four years old, I waltzed into her bedroom and proceeded to recite 45 minutes of Beauty […]

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Tragedy and Twitter

I clearly remember Tuesday, April 20, 1999. I’m sure the rest of the country does as well, but for me it was the marking of the first real tragedy I had ever witnessed firsthand. The only time I have ever been more afraid was on the morning of 9/11. I grew up in Jefferson County, […]

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