Author Archives: Brad Allen

About Brad Allen

I am a 20-year-old college student at UW-W, studying Journalism and Creative Writing. I'm an aspiring author, and I've self-published a novel through Amazon. I currently work for both the Royal Purple and the Janesville Gazette newspapers.

Semester in review

Wait! Stop! Yes! There it is. Oh, geez, finally… The light at the end of the tunnel. I can see it. This semester is nearly over, and I’m very much looking forward to winter break. You may find me in … Continue reading

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CEO praises Trump’s Twitter usage

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey said he finds it ‘fascinating’ to see Trump use it so often. An article by Business Insider highlighted this statement on Tuesday, reporting that President-elect Donald Trump has been using his Twitter account as a direct line … Continue reading

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Scott Pelley shares key advice at award ceremony

I thought the speech Scott Pelley gave during his award ceremony was meaningful and profoundly well-reasoned. Pelley spoke briefly on the history of journalism, and added that in the modern era, the “house” that has been built for reporters is … Continue reading

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Pope Francis grants priests authority in controversial issue

The leader of the Catholic Church, (with its central authority located in Vatican City, Italy) has just pulbically announced that all preists will have the authority to forgive persons whom have had an abortion. This is a masssive step away … Continue reading

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Election boosts NBC, Fox news traffic

The 2016 presidential election has reportedly helped boost traffic for NBC and Fox news. This seems not too surprising, considering how huge of an event the American presidential election is in general, particularly throughout this latest cycle. Overall, I think many … Continue reading

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DAPL construction reportedly delayed

The Dakota Access Pipeline construction project has reportedly been delayed by the US Army Corps of Engineers pending further “discussion and analysis” with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, according to CNN. The proposed oil pipeline, planned to stretch from Standing Rock, North … Continue reading

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Californians demand secession – or a “Calexit”

Wait, really!?? California wants to secede from the Union. Texas wanted the same in 2012, so I doubt this will happen. But… this is a huge piece of news. http://www.businessinsider.com/california-secession-calexit-2016-11?utm_source=feedly&utm_medium=webfeeds

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The results are in, and Putin is quite pleased

Well. The results are in. We, as a nation, have elected Donald J. Trump to be President #45. I’m sure Obama will give a very awkward, passive-aggressive speech when he passes over the torch in January. As the results were … Continue reading

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Do Trump and Obama have something in common? Maybe.

In an article published on The New York Times, a writer argues their point for why Barack Obama and Donald Trump might have some things in common. The message behind this post shows collected data which, could be argued, suggests … Continue reading

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