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Snowden: justified in his actions

By Elise Pattison What Edward Snowden did was good for the country. What he leaked was vital information that the public deserved to know. If what the government is doing is unconstitutional, then Snowden was surely right to let the … Continue reading

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A day with Stephanie Hayes

By Elise Pattison A young blonde woman sat at her desk on a bright Friday morning, holding a coffee cup proclaiming, “Write Like a Motherf—er” and avidly describing her job. Stephanie Hayes is a beat reporter for the Tampa Bay … Continue reading

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America should stay out of Syrian war

An editorial from the JOU 101 class You’re at a gas station. Two large men get out of a truck and begin to shout at one another. They’re father and son and the fight is getting out of control. Punches … Continue reading

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Video Response

By Elise Pattison These reporters went to great lengths to find the truth. They spent an entire year investigating charities in Tennessee, Arizona and other states. They travelled across state borders and dared to be assertive with people who didn’t … Continue reading

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Public Records Story Ideas

By Elise Pattison Use ZoomInfo to conduct background checks on adjunct UT professors to see what kind of people UT hires. Use BirthDatabase to research where UT’s student ambassadors are from. Search Deteriorating Bridges Database for Cass Bridge. Research the toxicity of downtown … Continue reading

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Crystal Artreche: Keeping sight of what’s important and true

By Elise Pattison Crystal Artreche is a junior at UT. She “tries for weekly” to partake in the news, and finds it on TV and on the Internet. This corresponds to the statistic in the Pew Research Center’s In Changing … Continue reading

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Denisse Maldonado-Luna, boarding school extraordinaire

By Elise Pattison Denisse Maldonado-Luna is from Puebla, Mexico. She is a junior here at UT, as well as an honors student and a sister in sorority Kappa Alpha Theta. Denisse is studying Creative Writing and English, but “fiction is … Continue reading

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