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Abingdon Chicken & Pig Scramble

During the Abingdon Community Festival’s annual Chicken & Pig Scramble, kids compete in the wrangling of the farm animals to win cash prizes. The photos and videos were…

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Fire Strikes Smithfield Farmland Foods

A fire broke out at Smithfield Farmland Foods of Monmouth early evening Monday, Sept. 5. No injuries were reported, but operations at the plant were slowed for an indeterminate…

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Ending The Silence | #Diversity

This video was originally published on The Knox Student and accompanied a story by reporter Julia Mondschean. It won First Place in Multimedia Reporting, an open category, by…

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Photo Diaries: MLK Day and Monument Hopping

Way back near the beginning of my semester, I went out monument hopping with some friends (you know, getting all that touristy stuff out of the way as…

I was obligated, as a fangirl of journalistic society, to take this photo.

Photo Diaries: The National Press Club

The National Press Club is where journalists and media types hang out. It’s pretty amazing, and the food is also really good. As a part of my program,…

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Starting Off: Politicians and Public Figures

Assignments where the main focus is a politician, public figure or speaker are boring. Sorry. I had to say it. Photos will mostly all come out looking the…

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DC Diaries #1 – Introduction

When I was a freshman in college, I decided to take up video blogging, so I could sorta chart my personal and academic growth. I came out with…

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Photo Diaries: Arizona and Family Photography

Last month, I went with my family to Arizona. We saw Sedona and the Grand Canyon, and it was beautifully serene and majestic. I didn’t actually have my…

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Tips: Fashion Photo Shoots

When I came to DC, I had the pleasure of meeting fashion blogger Tarah Saint-Elian of Adorned In Armor. We thought it would be fun to have a…

Residents of The Kensington dump buckets of ice water on employees as part of the ASL Ice Bucket Challenge, which has gone viral this past month and raised over $50 million for the ASL Association so far. The Kensington will donate $265 to the cause, and challenges other retirement and assisted living facilities, especially those within the Galesburg RFMS community, to do the same. (Canon Rebel T3i/18-55mm)

Starting Off: Local Community Events

Local community events (and local news in general) has this unfortunate stereotype of being “un-glamorous” or cutesy, but they bring light and color to whatever small town or…