The SMU student newspaper has made some waves nationally over the last week, thanks to a well-intended but misguided op-ed about rape victims. Lost in that shuffle was another story, by a 19-year-old journalism student named Jehadu Abshiro. The headline, “Writer discusses reporting on doctor who treated Kennedy,” makes it sound like the story will be 1) focused a reporter who lived in Dallas in the 1960s and 2) mostly about the assassination.
The truth is, this story touches upon everything from strippers to bowling to modern art to Duck Dynasty. It gets into the up-and-down drama of writing contests and isolation and where ideas originate. Also, the story includes two nice quotes from Zac Crain, though upon second reference his name is spelled “Craine.”