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Checkin out the Tea Party

Posted by on Oct 18, 2012 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

As every good journalist should do, get all the viewpoints, I am checking out a Tea Party meeting in the small rural town of Thompson Falls, Montana. They will be watching and discussing the conservative movie Occupy Unleashed at the local theater. I was personally pepper sprayed by police photographing Occupy D.C. So hopefully this is a little more...

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Riding in style in Thompson Falls, Montana

Posted by on Oct 16, 2012 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

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The Final Revelation- A Young American Conversion to Islam

Posted by on Oct 16, 2012 in Journalism Today, Muslim American | 0 comments

This story was done about Stefni Richards an all American girl who was born in Fairmont, West Virginia.  Her freshman year she began to become interested in Islam from an Arabic exchange student she was friends with.  Last year, she converted to Islam which was a very large change in her life.  I documented the first stages of her transition. I tried to focus not only on her religion, but on other aspects of her life including work, school, and her relationship with her boyfriend who is from Malaysia.  I feel my story contained a lot of juxtaposition, but told the story in a neutral non-judgmental way. The whole experience allowed me to see a culture and view point that I had never seen before and that I most likely would of not seen if it weren’t for journalism....

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Cedar Creek Battle

Posted by on Oct 16, 2012 in Civil War, Journalism Today | 0 comments

Printed in Civil War Courier Magazine What Reenacting Means To Me Imagine it’s an October night time in a Virginian field and the stars fill the sky. You march, from the warmth of the campfire, into the darkness.  No one speaks and the only sound is the soft putter of brogans on rock and grass.  You hold your Springfield rifle in your hand and stare off into the darkness when, suddenly, your captain whispers sharply to “Halt!” Your captain stares off at tree line in the distance, which begins to excite your fellow soldiers.  “Fire!” A voice booms out and a flash of fire, followed by the sound of rifles, erupts from the tree line.  Everyone begins to scramble into line as the officers try to shout orders.  A huge shrill cry comes forth from the tree line, and...

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The Dixieland Duke

Posted by on Oct 16, 2012 in Journalism Today, Music | 0 comments

By Jacqueline Delphin, Paige Carver, and Evan McCaffrey Originally on WVU WordPress Imagine a  warm night on High Street in Morgantown, W. Va., the notorious downtown party center of West Virginia University.  Students dressed for the night’s festivities walk along in packs towards their favorite destinations.  In the distance a commotion breaks the crowd as a street band dressed in full Jazz regalia dances and belts out the old Dixieland Jazz tune “When the Saints Go Marching In.” Some students move aside for the out of the ordinary sight, but many follow along and dance in appreciation. If you didn’t look closely at the group, you’d probably miss the man who seems of a different generation than the mostly twenty-something band members.  But then you would miss Larry Schwab, a young at heart 71-year-old trumpeter for the “High Street Jazz Band.”...

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Missouri Breaks

Posted by on Oct 15, 2012 in Go West U.S., Montana, Places to Trek | 0 comments

Trekking deep into the wilderness in search of Elk can bring you to places where no other human has traveled in years. One great place to do this is in the Missouri Breaks in Eastern Montana.  The desert terrain of the land, with the addition of the constantly moving mountains of sand and dirt carved from the overflowing Missouri river, makes the land very difficult to explore.  The first European’s to explore into this territory were the Lewis and Clark expedition which warned of the perils of land the land including the prickly pears(whose thorns caused Lewis’s foot to swell with infection), the Grizzly Bears, and the threat of the “Gumbo” when it rains (Gumbo refers to deep slippery mud that forms in the Breaks even with a small amount of rain). Lewis concluded that no one would ever settle on this land....

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