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A whippersnapper is an inexperienced person who is irritatingly overconfident with his or her abilities, sometimes to the point of being offensive.  Yes, whippersnappers usually act as if they’re very important and believe themselves to know better than their elders. 1,116 more words

Idioms From The 17th Century

FROM THE VAULT: Alice Cooper

March 2, 1990, St. Petersburg Times

Proto-typical shock rocker Alice Cooper performed in “Festival Hall” (Morsani) on, ironically, a Sunday.

The March 4 show here marked a stop on Cooper’s 1990 comeback tour, the same year a young man the world would know as Marilyn Manson was taking classes at Broward Community College in Fort Lauderdale. 288 more words




Your strong blue top, magic eyes

interest in the

stories that

made up our lives kept

us close long after the


blast parties. 123 more words


Deadline reporting with a narrative

By Atoria Mills 


This term may evoke feelings of fear, anxiety, and doom.

It is no wonder why many journalists have come to associate the concept of meeting a deadline with terminology surrounding death. 755 more words

America's Best Newspaper Writing

Rampaging roosters and Smoking Guns: Assignments for Wednesday

A reminder, since Monday’s classes ended up being a little weird, of the assignments for Intro to Journalism and Feature Writing.

I’ll back up to my definition of weird. 313 more words

Covering Crime

2 Interesting Things About Honey Buns.

Image by  By Amber DeGrace from Red Lion, PA, USA [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons

2 Interesting Things About Honey Buns

  • Inmates in Florida prisons buy 270,000 honey buns a month.
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