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Great Feature Stories from Prof. Tang's Feature Writing Class

First-Person Story:

Sunday Football in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania

By Ross Gunther (Chinese name: 孔若师)

It was finally the day I’d been waiting years for. The day that I had thought about since I started watching football. 6,701 more words

Journalism Education

马如飞 and His Great Feature Stories

Zachary Martin (Chinese name:马如飞) is a great feature writer. Nothing proves this more than his academic accomplishment in my BC&J330 (Magazine and Newspaper Feature Writing) class in this past fall semester. 5,436 more words

Journalism Education

Fake News Controversy and Flaws of American Journalism: Foreign Journalists and Public Relations Professionals Talk Live with My Students via Skype and Facebook Video

In this past semester, 10 current and former journalists and public relations professionals from foreign countries came to my BC&J353 (International Communication and Foreign Press) class as guest speakers. 928 more words

Journalism Education

@WesternILUniv December 6

My daily post theme for 2017 is on Colleges and Universities.

The plan for starting my blog back in 2014 was at the urging of fellow coaching colleagues to share posts on leadership and/or motivation. 297 more words

Universities And Colleges

Don't Wait, Study Abroad!

When you think of earning credits towards your degree, do you think of beaches, tourist attractions, and different countries? I never did, but I do now! 630 more words


Farming Specialty Crops

In the modern world farming is a practice that fewer and fewer people are involved with every year. Growing up in central Illinois I grew up in a farming community where my family has farmed for generations. 345 more words


A Day as a custom haying owner / operator

A custom hay operator. The joys of the job. Everyday there is a new field to bale, or a new farm to go to wrap hay for. 1,137 more words

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