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Marty may be giving up on the media, but I'm finding myself drawn more and more to it. AASA led the service at church this week, and it was a really good service. The Sojourners sang, and there was a jazz combo type group that played. But I couldn't properly enjoy it because the whole time I was thinking "you know, this would have made a good photo box for the Maroon-News, or at least for the UC newsletter, if only I had brought the digital camera." And I've gotten really nitpicky about some things that slip into The Maroon-News. I'm not talking about obvious mistakes, like the Arts&Features headline about "Colate Students." I'm talking about the sports story that said "ten" instead of "10," or the place in Doug Miller's article where there was a period outside of quotation marks. Heck, I even have strong opinions about whether to do dashes "tight--like this--or with spaces -- like this. Spaces all the way, man. Now if only the AP would change its rule about not using a comma before "and" in a list.

The problem is, I suck at reporting. I'm bad at it and I don't like doing it. But I can't just skip straight to copy editing and layout, and I certainly can't just go on to being an opinion columnist. So I don't know.


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