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Stranahan: Testing Dosed Fish

Taking an interesting approach on the use of America’s most prescribed drug – antidepressants– junior biology major Lauren Stranahan studied the effects of Prozac on the development of zebrafish. The Chapel Hill native decided to test the effects of Prozac … Continue reading

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Strelow: Exploring Species Boundaries

During the 2:40 p.m. SURF Day session, biology major Bryan Strelow presented his research on the possible species blending of two types of cricket frogs. Strelow, a junior from Roanoke, Va., questioned the theory that mating calls are barriers between the … Continue reading

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Award-Winning Compassion

One of the strongest elements of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel journalists’ story on Nicholas Volker and his medically baffling disease was their ability to balance emotion and information. The journalists skillfully humanized an article that could have otherwise been a … Continue reading

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TOMS: Spreading the Movement

TOMS Shoes is both a product and a movement, so its website markets both the shoe lines and the company, and its One for One program that gives one pair of shoes to a child in need for every pair … Continue reading

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Annenberg Announcement Analyzed

The Annenberg Space for Photography issued a press release to promote Beauty Culture, its upcoming photography exhibit on beauty and its presence in society. The release is written and formatted much like a journalistic story- it opens with a lead … Continue reading

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Panelists Offer Insight and Advice

Last Thursday’s panelists covered a variety of topics- from national debt to the current state of K-12 education in the United States. Each speaker offered profound insight into some of the nation’s most glaring issues in a way that was … Continue reading

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Something to Think About

As I was sitting in the auditorium, I started to think about what Brian Williams had said about the media and how there is a constant tug-o-war between what media audiences want to see and what they need to know. … Continue reading

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