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I was riddled with "senioritis," approaching finals, dealing with roommate situations, and just plain ready to be done with college. I'd had enough to last a lifetime. But, with less than a month left, I hadn't even begun to think about where I would apply for a job, where a writing major was needed. Then, one weekend spent at home in Wadena, my mom handed me a tiny newspaper clipping with a want-ad for a content writer position at a small newspaper called the Echo Press.


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Jessica Sly
Jessica Sly has been working as a content writer at the Echo Press since May 2012, contributing, proofreading and editing content for both the Echo and Osakis Review. A Wadena native, she graduated from Verndale High School in 2009 and worked that summer at the Wadena Pioneer Journal as an intern reporter. She attended Northwestern College in St. Paul (now the University of Northwestern - St. Paul), where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in English with a concentration in writing and a minor in Bible. In her spare time, she enjoys playing the piano (and learning the violin), reading, writing novels, going to the movies, and exploring Alexandria.
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