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Rick Steves discusses marijuana legalization at 75th Forum series

By Nicole Bellford   Prominent travel writer Rick Steves said it is time America followed suit with European marijuana policies, thus taking a pragmatic harm-reduction approach rather than one of moralized incarceration. “It’s not a matter of being soft or … Continue reading

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Job Shadow: Leader-Telegram Reporter Julian Emerson

By Nicole Bellford Leader-Telegram reporter Julian Emerson walked me through what he considers a “day in the life” of a print journalist on Sept. 30. Emerson, a University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire alum, said that he didn’t hesitate when he made … Continue reading

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News media perpetuates “rape culture”

By Nicole Bellford A recent study from the Association of American Universities states 27 percent of collegiate women will be sexually assaulted by the time they graduate. While many blame the oppressor, perhaps it is necessary to trace the issue to an additional realm: … Continue reading

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