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Flynn searches for WWII veterans, plans to write book

Flynn searches for WWII veterans, plans to write book

By Alicia Konsez

May 15, 2015

After reading The Last of the Doughboys by Richard Rubin, a true story about the author's quest to interview the last surviving American World War I veterans, sophomore Andrew Flynn was inspired to do something similar. Flynn already had a great passion for World War II prior to reading the book....

Remembering WWII POW Hayden Walk

Remembering WWII POW Hayden Walk

By Kathleen Cempa

April 2, 2015

Here is yet another beautiful use of the longform story template, from Kathleen Cempa of the Eagle Eye News. This well-written and evocative piece is brought to life with various artifacts, documents, photos, hand-written letters, even telegrams. A very interesting read and a lovely tribute. Seventy years ago t...

Alan Turing: a gay hero convicted by his own

Alan Turing: a gay hero convicted by his own

By Aparna Verma

March 16, 2015

People expect heroes to be perfect and charismatic. They should have superpowers, like Superman, or amazing agility, like Batman. Sure, they have their demons--everyone has skeletons in their closet--but heroes are supposed to overcome them. That’s what makes a hero, right? Wrong. Welcome to...