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“Dirty” by John Affleck

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This is the start of his criminal career, he thinks. He's a loner, an outsider. Turned eleven, and nobody told him Halloween was meant for dirty tricks, not trick-or-treating. But he's going to make this Halloween different, he's going to show those jerks.


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About the Author
A veteran journalist with a track record of success as a national manager in both sports and news at The Associated Press, joined the College of Communications faculty in August 2013 as the Knight Chair in Sports Journalism and Society and director of the John Curley Center for Sports Journalism. Since joining the faculty, Affleck has focused on giving students with a classroom experience that will prepare them to step right into a newsroom and perform well. He does this by providing attentive editing, practical tips, on-campus reporting assignments and an accent on working with the latest storytelling tools.
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