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Big Topic Feature – Prince Phillip: a life in pictures

An article titled  “Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh: A life in pictures” commemorated Prince Phillips’s long and historical life. Pictures were used as prompts to describe the pivotal moments in the Duke of Edinburgh’s life. Beginning as a young man leaving school to train in the Royal army, up until his retirement in 2017 at…
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Transgender youth tell personal stories to advocate for sports participation

In this week’s post, I found an article titled “Kids and Parents Defend Trans Rights to Play High School and Postsecondary Sports.” The article discusses a transgender youth’s experience of fighting a New Hampshire state-wide ban on transgender youth in sports. 16-year-old Lane Macleod is no stranger to testifying against anti-trans laws. The bill was…
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Easter Around the World

This past weekend marked the second Easter Sunday that the world has seen since the beginning of the pandemic. This piece of photojournalism shows how much the world has tilted in this past year but also demonstrates this beautiful togetherness that holidays can bring, especially in this new world order. The set of photos shows…
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Blog Post #11 – Dressed for their party, but nowhere to go

A Washington Post article titled “Dressed for their party, but nowhere to go” by Holly Bailey, describes through photos, the unique election that took place this past year and the changing political climate. COVID-19 has affected everyday life as we know it, and with the presidential race of this past year being no expectation Bailey…
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Biden administration threatens tariffs on UK goods in ‘tech tax’ row

This article from BBC News examines the possibility of tariffs placed on UK goods coming from the US. For the most part BBC does a fantastic job with remaining neutral with the articles that they write. The language used is often very straightforward and presents only pure facts. This does not always hold entirely true…
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Blog Post #10 – Alabama Trans Youth Dismayed By State’s Effort to Block Hormone Therapy

An NPR article by Melissa Block titled “Alabama Trans Youth Dismayed By State’s Effort to Block Hormone Therapy” speaks on the recent bill that was proposed by the Alabama legislature to outlaw hormone therapy for all trans youth in the state. Block spoke to Syrus Hall, a 17-year-old transgender youth who has just begun his…
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The Supposed Call to Cancel Tony Stark

When scrolling through Twitter I came across a page that follows and compiles news for Marvel movies specifically. This linked me to an article that was about a supposed Twitter discourse over the character of Tony Stark, who in the latest Falcon and Winter soldier episode was revealed to have not paid the Avengers a…
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Blog Post #9 – Why @EmoBlackThot’s Identity Reveal Hurt Black Women So Much

A Paper magazine article called “Why @EmoBlackThot’s Identity Reveal Hurt Black Women So Much” focuses on a popular social media influencer who built their brand around uplifting black women only to be exposed as a cisgender black male. This article is an excellent example of how social media identities can become so powerful that mainstream…
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Feature Writing – #8

I chose to compare and contrast Ed Yong’s Atlantic piece “How the Pandemic Defeated America” with Erin McDowell’s “Prince Harry and Meghan Markle a complete timeline of their relationship.” Yong’s feature article consists of the numerous effects COVID-19 has had on America and why it has overwelled our country. The article shows the chronological progression…
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Bans on Evictions, Utility Shutoffs Are Curbing COVID Infections: Study

When looking through articles this week, this article caught my eye. I noticed that the article used several different sources throughout and all of them seemed to be well suited to be speaking on the subject that they touched upon. I particularly was intrigued by Diane Yentle, who is the president of the National Low-Income…
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