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We All Know You Did It Brock Allen Turner: More Than Just Rape

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We All Know You Did It Brock Allen Turner
People v. Turner is more than a rape case, it's a picture being painted of what is wrong with our society Brock Turner's Mugshot   I've never been one to fully keep up with a court case, especially not one that concerns the rape of someone on a college campus. Against all odds, I became interested in the People v. Turner rape case. People v. Turner convicted Brock Allen Turner of three counts of sexual assault. The rape in question took place on the Stanford college campus in January 2016. For some reason, this case has grown to be much larger than any rape case reported in the media as of late. Most news outlets would rather talk about a current sex offense than rehash what happened eight months ago and then go into the post sentence details. The People v. Turner case has turned into a phenomenon. This specific sexual assault has been treated differently than most court cases, and why should it be? Unfortunately, in the first momen…

Most Valuable Blogger: My Experience at the Iowa Summer Journalism Workshop

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Most Valuable Blogger: My Experience at the Iowa Summer Journalism Workshop




  Last month, I spent four days in Iowa City, Iowa attending the 65th Iowa Summer Journalism Workshop (ISJW) at the University of Iowa. I had never been to Iowa before so along with getting my first taste of the University of Iowa's campus I also took a bite into the atmosphere of Iowa City. Before attending the camp, the University of Iowa was on my radar as one of my top two college options. During the ISJW, I decided that no other college will ever come close to the University of Iowa. The University of Iowa is the college of my dreams as well as the perfect school for future journalists like myself.   I was one of the four campers that partook in the Personal Writing Workshop. The other seventy campers were involved in workshops that focused on photo journalism, investigative reporting, graphic design, yearbook design, leadership, and sports reporting. My workshop was focused on writing reviews and the c…

Five Things I've Learned as a Dress Consultant

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Five Things I've Learned as a Dress ConsultantHow exactly do you go about buying a prom or wedding dress? Here are some insider tips for dress shopping!  As I've mentioned in what feels like every single blog post I've ever written, I am a dress consultant. I started my job last January and since then I've learned so much about formal events and shopping in general. My days in the store are filled with measuring men for tuxedos, lacing up corset backed wedding dresses, dressing mannequins, and keeping the store looking fabulous.    The best part of my job has to be the displays. Since some of my first days of working at the boutique, I've been in charge of the jewelry displays. I also play around with the garters and shoes. I have the reputation of being the person who can find a necklace just by hearing a customer describe it. Most notably, the store I work at has won awards for our window displays, which are a team effort to change out every few weeks. 
As much a…

What Everyone Needs to Know About the Marshfield School Referendum

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What Everyone Needs to Know About the Marshfield School ReferendumDetails about possible cuts and the actual tax increase for the projected plan  Marshfield High School will be proposing a referendum that will be voted on this November. The referendum (though the amount has not been finalized at the time of this post) will ask taxpayers to spend about $12 million dollars over the course of four years to avoid school budget cuts.  Why does the school suddenly need more money? And how much are we talking?  Voters approved a referendum in 2012 in which they agreed to pay $10 million above state levy limits over the next four years. In 2017, that referendum will end and the school will find themselves in a pickle.    The referendum that is currently in question will collect $3 million dollars yearly for four years. According to The Marshfield News Herald, the owner of a $100,000 home will pay a $25 dollar increase. If more money doesn't make it's way to the Marshfield Schools, $3.1 …