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listening to his story."
As did several of his classmates, senior
Mark Thomas found the assignment diffi-
cult to manage.
"It was tremendously frustrating to
have to take something that big in scope
and focus it down," he said. "It was an
exercise in patience, but I always felt like I
was missing something."
Senior Mary Grey Erwin found herself
wondering,"Why am I to try to put
words into such an unbelievable situa-
tion?" Ultimately she found her words in
interviews with World War II veterans.
"I didn't want to write on this topic,"
master's student Joy Buchanan said. Her
mother works near the World Trade Cen-
ter but was not hurt in the attack. "The
first thing I wrote wasn't good - it was
just ranting and raving against the terror-
ists. I'm in the medical journalism pro-
gram, so I ended up writing a comparison
between a pathological organism and a
Senior Jennifer Bradley created an
extended metaphor using the colors red,
white and blue. Senior Niel Brooks wrote
about his experience at the Lynyrd
Skynyrd concert the day after the attacks.
Senior Allison Mitchener, whose boyfriend
probably will be involved with the war on
terrorism when he graduates from West
Point in June, interviewed four women
with loved ones in the military. Gavin Off
wrote his article from God's perspective.
"I've been a reporter for a paper before,
but I never really felt a responsibility to the
people I was reporting on before this
story;' junior Jennifer White said.
One student chose not to include her
article because she felt it would be too
stressful for the friend she interviewed.
Her friend was working at 2 World Finan-
cial Center, ne:A1: to the World Trade Cen-
ter, and witnessed the attack. Another stu-
dent opted out of the magazine, saying, "I
have a hard time thinking that I'm good
enough to be part ofit - my personal
reaction wasn't enough."
"It has been so gratifying to watch
them soar higher than their level on this
one," Stone said.
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Stores and online at www.ibiblio.org/jomc/
- Cyndi Soter O'Neil ' 95
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