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08
May

Press: The Blank Generation

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Here’s a collection of some of the press The Blank Generation has received. Thanks! Journalism students unveil The Blank Generation – The Reynolds School of Journalism UNR student project dissects Reno by ZIP code – Reno Gazette-Journal Photo: Instagram

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08
May

Megan Ortiz: We ARE the Blank Generation

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I try not to have expectations of particular things. Not to avoid disappointment, but rather to keep an open mind, giving room for ideas and thoughts to grow on their own, free of a preconceived and controlled notion. I’ve yet to figure out how I feel about this project. Mostly because I – like the […]

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08
May

Vicki Tam: Finding Edward Roope

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Searching for sources was a learning process for me. Jared and I became a team in the middle of the week. Originally, I was assigned a zip code in Sparks, and then my zip code changed to Northwest Reno. We started out at the Raley’s in the area, and then we went Starbucks and a […]

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08
May

Melissa McMorran: Finding Briana Winkler

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As soon as I found out that we needed to start thinking about finding sources for this project, I frantically asked friends if they knew anything, I got some bites but nothing that I felt was going to be especially interesting. My band had a show at Holland, and this very outgoing girl came up […]

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08
May

Kara Marken: Finding Neika Epple

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I recently got hired at the Grand Sierra Resort. We were assigned this project during that time, and I got placed with the 89502 zip code. The GSR is a major casino in Reno and also is inside that zip code. Gaming is a huge part of Reno and its economy, so I figured it […]

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07
May

Reader submission: Tony Earl, aspiring Olympian

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Tony Earl of Reno shared his story with The Blank Generation. What is your dream? My biggest dream right now is to compete in the Olympics as a decathlete. If you were to ask me why this is my dream you might think my answer is a lie or just something said to make my […]

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07
May

Matthew Bieker: Finding Shannon Enloe

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Shannon is actually my roommate’s girlfriend, and while I’ve known her for a while, I’ve never actually heard her story or even where she grew up. Shannon told me she has lived in 89511 (the Galena area) her whole life, and the more I heard her story, the more I realized that she is a […]

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07
May

Stina Fausone: Finding Edgar Palacios

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Our initial source, Edgar, was a great find. With some awesome luck, Megan landed a source that was in one of her classes, fit the demographic, and the area code. Thank. God. The second, which took some prying, some patience, and some drinking, was found at the local casino in Sun Valley. Initially, we spoke […]

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07
May

Map: Judgmental Reno

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Talk about a perception check. Where do you live, according to this map? Do you agree or disagree with the descriptions? Map source: Cringe Fringe

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05
May

Farah Vitale: Finding Danielle Swanson

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When I was looking for sources, I immediately went to friends I knew who lived near the Sparks area. I contacted my friend Patty who lived in that area, and she referred me to Danielle, her former roommate. I asked Patty to mention that I was interested in interviewing her. Then I got Danielle’s number […]

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