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Journalistic conversations about race

By Samantha West With the continuation of unarmed people of color being killed by police, obviously the awareness of how race is portrayed within the media has heightened. It is crucial journalists are not just reporting those deaths, but examining … Continue reading

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The Forum: Rick Steves addresses marijuana legalization

By Samantha West America should take a look across the Atlantic at European approaches to marijuana that focus on harm reduction rather than criminalization, award winning guidebook author Rick Steves said. “This is not soft on drugs, we’re going to … Continue reading

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Job shadowing City Pages Clubs Editor Erik Thompson

By Samantha West When Erik Thompson was younger, he never imagined he’d someday be interviewing the musicians he grew up listening to. Since becoming Clubs Editor at the Minneapolis-based alternative weekly City Pages in 2009, that’s exactly what he’s gotten … Continue reading

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