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7:35am

Fri January 18, 2013
Commentary

Gary Borders: On memories of Camp Pirtle, Scout Laws

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Commentator Gary Borders, on a reporting mission, takes a memory-filled side trip to his childhood Boy Scout camp.

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8:35am

Thu January 17, 2013
Local

NSU professor: Wikipedia is a useful starting point for research

Northwestern State University assistant professor of English Thomas Reynolds recently presented a paper on Wikipedia at the South Central Modern Languages Conference in San Antonio.
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The head of the first-year writing program at Northwestern State University has designed a writing curriculum around Wikipedia. The site relies on volunteer contributors to write and edit articles. Some academics downplay its relevance as a research tool.

Assistant professor of English Thomas Reynolds is writing a book on how professors should use Wikipedia in academic research and writing classrooms. Reynolds says the ultimate goal is for his students to write an article that passes muster and gets published.

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7:35am

Thu January 17, 2013
Commentary

What Was I Thinking for January 17, 2013

Commentator Brian O'Nuanain revels in this year's Rider's Cup and an unexpected victory. 

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8:48am

Wed January 16, 2013
Arts

Dangerous Curves exhibit celebrates full-figured women

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A fine art photography exhibit opening Jan. 17 at artspace in Shreveport is akin to a love letter to the voluptuous woman. That’s how Mollie Corbett describes her third gallery show, "Dangerous Curves." It captures the beauty of eight, full-figured Shreveport-Bossier women through nude and semi-nude portraits. Corbett said she sees herself and many other women in this show.

“It’s odd and ironic because so many women are walking around with these dimensions, and yet they’re not being recognized as beautiful in the mainstream media.”

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10:12am

Tue January 15, 2013
Commentary

History Matters: The life of an extraordinary mapmaker

Commentator Gary Joiner pens a profile of Maj. Jedediah Hotchkiss, a gifted cartographer during the Civil War era.

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