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Senior column: Fighting writer’s block

The hardest thing to write is the first sentence. In journalism, we place a lot of pressure on the first sentence; it’s the lead (or lede), after all. It must grab the reader’s attention, while also informing them of the most important details. Similar criteria…

Letter to the adviser: Reflecting on acts of hope

The saying goes: “To communicate the truths of history is an act of hope for the future.” And for the past 17 years, the people of Peoria and the Central Illinois community have been the beneficiaries of that hope. Nowadays, our national news cycles seem…

Senior Column: You can’t script it

My college search process was very brief. With my mind set on the goal of becoming a sports broadcaster, my mother discovered Bradley University’s sports communication program online on my behalf. After a summer visit prior to my junior year of high school, attending school…

Column: Slow and Steady

Every year, my slow descent into veganism becomes a little more tangible. The summer before my senior year of high school, I attended a political summer program called “Girls Nation,” where I met up with 99 other girls from across the nation for a week…

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