Spring 2010

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A Collage of Investigative Journalism Reports

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Geological mystery could cause campus flooding
by Jon Baez
A geological phenomenon combined with poor drainage in the Pembroke area may account for major flood damage...

Ripping off the cafe
by Wade Allen
A disabled door alarm allows up to 30 people a day to enter the cafeteria without paying...

Current levels of Parkton well water contaminants unknown
by Abbigai Overfelt
Residents of Stonewall Court wonder about the nitrates that once led to deaths of their animals, their own bladder problems and even one miscarriage...

Recycling at UNCP evolves as the campus community takes part
by Tiffany Schmidt
Since UNCP rolled out single-stream recycling program, the University has recycled more than 50 tons...

Well water vs. county water
by Octavia Hill
Robeson county residents have drunk contaminated water for years...

UNCP female athletes search for equality
by Matthew Smith
Many are wondering when female athletes will have a fair shot at succeeding on the field...

Social Media: Not as innocent as it seems
by Glenn Goldbaugh
College students who use social media are being increasingly tripped up by their social media content as they enter the job market...

Refund check disbursement
by Robert Kelley and Jason Huff
Tired of waiting a month for your refund check? Well, you don't have to anymore...

Student drinking under reported by University
by Kayla Pearson
UNCP makes sure to keep the school out of (alcohol) statistics by under reporting the issue...

Drug use in professional wrestling continues to rise
by Kayloni Wyatt
Many professional wrestlers resort to drug use to make a name for themselves...

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The topics of these articles by students in the Investigative Journalism (JRN-4600) class in the Department of Mass Communication at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke have been chosen by the individual class members who wrote them. The themes, covers, sections, pages, images, graphics, videos, wikis, tweets and blogs have been designed, prepared, managed and moderated by students in the course and the themes and article topics have been reported and illustrated by the bylined individuals. Views implied or expressed in these issues are not endorsed by the professor, the department, the university, or possibly anyone else. We are grateful to those persons, agencies and institutions that have graciously provided information and images for these editions. Your comments on this series of articles are welcomed by Professor Anthony Curtis who may be contacted via e-mail at acurtis@uncp.edu or by phone at (910) 521-6616.