Jorie Schwab

Jorie Schwab is a senior and the editor and founder of the online Creative Arts Magazine. This is her fourth year writing for The Talon. Jorie is also a staff writer and section editor for online news source The Prospect, and enjoys working on fiction novels and short stories in her time off from journalism. She is also a high school athlete and avid reader. Her favorite book of all time is The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexander Dumas.

Publications bring secrets to light

When whistle blowers and media unite to expose corruption, American opinion is split “A grandiose narcissist who deserves to be in prison.” That’s how Jeffrey Toobin of  The New Yorker described Edward Snowden in 2013, shortly after the former contractor to the National Security Agency (NSA) leaked to the public …

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The art of tyranny

The musings of dictators reveal manipulative minds, disjointed insanity Hitler. Mussolini. Stalin. Mao. Saddam. Men with one name often described with one adjective: evil. But there’s another descriptor in common: writer. Over and over something grabs hold of dictators and tyrants and makes them pick up the pen. Is it …

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Divergent stays true to the book

The moment that Ansel Elgort and Veronica Roth’s heads become visible as they ascend the escalator and step onto the red carpet, the screaming begins. The two are welcomed by throngs of fans, most of whom have been waiting in line for hours, or had to win some contest, to …

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Print is in (again)

The printed word remains a popular way to get news, despite what some believe For years doomsday seers have been predicting the end of print news, claiming that in the future all magazines and newspapers will be only digital. However, with the recent relaunch of Newsweek‘s print magazine, another look …

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Addressing concerns in Sochi

2014 Sochi Olympics proceed amid concerns about security, human rights On Dec. 29 and 30 of 2013, two suicide bombings killed a combined total of 34 people and left many others injured. These weren’t soldiers targeted in war torn countries; they were civilians whose lives were torn away. And this …

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What happens behind closed doors

A child-abuse victim shares his story of survival “It was an incredibly scary environment.. All I could think was that he broke my hand this time, what will be next? The violence was just getting worse.” This metro-area high school boy, let’s call him Jake, was talking about his father, …

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Bring Tissues: Anatomy of Gray play review

Dynamic performances make fall play well-worth watching It’s hard for anything to make someone both laugh and cry in the space of only a few moments, but in The Anatomy of Gray the Minnehaha Players do just that. The small cast is dynamic and interactive and makes the audience feel …

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When the game goes too far

When what you thought was real life turns out to be virtual, but your virtual death turns out to be real? The world that James Dashner paints in his thrilling and adventurous new book, The Eye of Minds, seems at first to be any video gamers heaven. The characters in …

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