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October 15, 2009



    We're midway through an academic quarter at Western Washington University's Planet magazine, and it's time for second-draft panic.

    The spring of 2009 is our student environmental magazine's 30th Anniversary, and we've got stories with no point, stories with gaping holes, stories that ignore AP style, stories with no lead, stories that stop instead of end, stories with no pictures, and pictures with no stories.