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These stories are different because they focus on issues as they relate to specific schools and to students, but they are similar in that they require the same sorts of investigative reporting, sources and citations. “In the Dark” required the most reporting, as shown in the timeline. I think the story on the stigma attached to menstruation and feminine hygiene products probably required the least, although even they did cite some studies as well. More reporting does lend more validity, but doesn’t necessarily make a better story, if the topic isn’t relevant or clearly explained. I actually like the stig story the best, because it took guts and it even included a boy’s perspective. If I could write it for Piedmont, I would try and find out who planted the “protect the panties” supplies in women’s bathrooms at the beginning of the semester, get a quote as well as thank them.

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