Writing Samples
Danger Zone

And thou said, “Welcome to the Danger Zone”

This time last year, I was nearing completion of my bachelors degree and writing a column for the Shepherd University newspaper, The Picket. My column, called the Danger Zone for obvious reasons and so aptly named at the mutual consensus of my editor and yours truly, was a commentary on pretty much anything I felt like, within reason. I started the DZ in the fifth week of the semester and released five issues before the end of the semester. My debut DZ was about a religious survey a friend posted to Facebook a while ago. Enjoy! Hello Picket readers, alumni and Shepherd-enthusiasts alike. My name is Dane and I bring you the Danger Zone—mine and others’ views on haute topics, current events, entertainment,...