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Stephanie Schroeder
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Stephanie Schroeder is a writer, Netflix-watcher and pug mom from Fargo, N.D. Twitter: @stephinfargo

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The Fight for Forensics

(12) Comments | Posted July 27, 2015 | 11:41 AM

It's not news that when universities are forced to make budget cuts, arts programs and related co-curriculars are often the first to go. Forensics (more commonly known as speech and debate) is, unfortunately, no exception. Despite the overwhelming value the activity brings to students from high school to higher education,...

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Como participar de um casamento gay afetou meu casamento hétero

(3) Comments | Posted September 24, 2014 | 5:13 PM

No último fim de semana eu participei de um casamento gay - ou, como eu gosto de dizer, de um casamento.

Meu irmão de 36 anos se casou com seu parceiro durante uma cerimônia rápida mas bonita, com amigos próximos e parentes, no centro de Chicago.

Ao final da cerimônia,...

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How Attending a Gay Wedding Impacted My Straight Marriage

(0) Comments | Posted September 17, 2014 | 4:14 PM

This past weekend, I attended a gay wedding -- or, as I like to call it, a wedding.

My 36-year-old brother married his partner during a short but beautiful ceremony with close friends and family in the heart of downtown Chicago.

At the conclusion of the ceremony, my...

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Why Tony Dungy Is Right About the Michael Sam Distraction

(21) Comments | Posted July 23, 2014 | 2:58 PM

Former NFL coach Tony Dungy has been taking heat this week for commenting that he would not have drafted Michael Sam, the NFL's first openly gay football player.

Since his initial comments, Dungy has released a clarification statement, which wasn't much better than his first comment, explaining...

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4 Things Your Dog Can Teach You About Customer Retention

(4) Comments | Posted July 16, 2014 | 11:07 PM

When I take my dog for a walk, he may be the one on the leash, but he's definitely the one who walks me. He decides where we go, how fast we get there and when it's time to go home.

Marketing professionals are used to this. While it...

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How One Night at a Community Theater Restored My Faith

(0) Comments | Posted July 16, 2014 | 3:42 PM

When I bought last-minute tickets to see a Sunday-night play at the local community theater in Fargo, North Dakota, I didn't know it would be exactly what I needed. A group called Act Up Theatre was putting on a production of Bare: A Pop Opera, and despite knowing very little...

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Build Your Own Feminist

(0) Comments | Posted July 11, 2014 | 4:46 PM

One of the coolest birthday gifts I ever received as a child was a Build-a-Bear stuffed animal I got from my brother right when they first came out. The bear was dressed as a pilot, but it came with several other outfits that had the power to instantly transform it...

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What an Independence Day Float Can Teach Us About Freedom

(2) Comments | Posted July 7, 2014 | 6:33 PM

You all heard it (or read it in your Facebook feeds) over the Fourth of July weekend -- celebratory exclamations about what it means to live in America, land of the free. We gathered with family and friends, lit off fireworks and watched parades to commemorate the day nearly 240...

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What Your Brand Can Learn From Fargo

(0) Comments | Posted July 3, 2014 | 10:41 PM

I'm not talking about tips you can take away from the Coen brothers' movie or TV adaptation. Sorry to disappoint, but I'm afraid that's an entirely different article (though I'd bet amidst the oblivious police force and self-invested criminals in the Fargo on screen, you could find some solid takeaways...

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My Breakup Letter to Hobby Lobby

(664) Comments | Posted July 2, 2014 | 12:03 PM

Since corporations are people now, I thought this corporation deserved a human breakup letter.

Dear Hobby Lobby,

I think it's time I see other craft stores. I used to really like you despite some of your quirks (like not being open for business on Sundays). I thought, "Well, nobody's perfect."...

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