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Schnaak Investigates Grants

Jenny Schnaak, a Professional Writing and Rhetoric major is a senior at Elon University. For the past six months, she has been exploring grant writing for non-profits, and developing a website to teach how to write in such a manner. Schnaak … Continue reading

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Duncan: Art Education Awareness

Thomas Duncan, an Elon University senior spent the past semester researching Arts Education in North Carolina Primary Schools for his Professional Writing and Rhetoric Senior Seminar. On Tuesday, April 26, Duncan and five other seniors presented their findings to a … Continue reading

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A Boy’s Life deserving of Pulitzer Prize

One in a Billion: a boy’s life claimed the Pulitzer Prize this year for Explanatory Reporting. The article is more of a mini-web series, featuring videos, photos, interactive diagrams and graphics along with the touching story in standard online news … Continue reading

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Kashi Website Analysis

Kashi Natural Foods have a reputation in the health food community for being wholesome and good-for-you. But Kashi’s website has gone above and beyond describing their delectable, healthy food options. Rather, they have created an online community involving blogs, surveys, … Continue reading

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PR Release Analysis

Press release produced by Princess Cruises analyzed based off of the tips in Inside Reporting by Tim Harrower Headline: Princess Cruises Launches Daily Video Journal Chronicling Grand Princess Drydock Positives: Uses engaging words (chronicling, launches) summarizes Negatives: is not attention grabbing … Continue reading

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Overheard at Elon Spring Convocation

Elon Convocation for Honors occurred April 7, 2011. Here is a rundown of the best quotes from the ceremony. On Leadership: “When we talk about you being about the leaders of the future, that is wrong. You can be the … Continue reading

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Brian Williams Q and A Reflection

I was amazed at not only the eloquence of Brian Williams, but also his charisma. As a public figure with a responsibility to be unbiased and serve as a watchdog, I was pleasantly surprised with William’s humor and wit. A … Continue reading

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