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Gilmore Girls Gone?

Saturday, May 5th, 2007

I heard the news Thursday that Gilmore Girls was ending after this season. As my Facebook status indicates, I was devastated.

gilmore girls ending twitter update
Twitter (above) and Facebook (below)
Girlmore Girls ending facebook status

Two weeks notice?! This isn’t a job. This is a generation of girls who’ve looked up to and grown up with Lorelai and Rory, et al. We laughed and cried and sat there for Rory’s first day of Chilton and her impromptu campus visit to Yale. We freaked out when she had sex with Dean and loved to hate Jess. We cheered on Lorelai as she opened the Firefly Inn and screamed at our televisions to fall for Luke, and then wondered what the heck when she ran back to Christopher. And the million other plot twists and turns and the hilarious over-your-head, mile-a-minute banter between the Gilmores and… two weeks? That’s all we get?

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Kent Ward-By-Ward … Idea: A+, Execution: B-/C+

Saturday, May 5th, 2007

OK. I know I talk a lot about the Daily Kent Stater, even now. For a long time, my life revolved around it, and watching StaterOnline continue to bloom is a favorite hobby of mine, especially as I watch students I worked with, and in many cases hired and trained, grow into awesome journalists.

I also know many of them are reading this blog, and therefore I’m going to preface my discussion below with the disclaimer that my criticism is only to help me understand what I did and didn’t like about the Ward By Ward project, and also perhaps give you a little guidance on what could be improved upon for next time.

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QOTD: We are more ready to try the untried …

Saturday, May 5th, 2007

“We are more ready to try the untried when what we do is inconsequential. Hence the fact that many inventions had their birth as toys.”
—Eric Hoffer