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Drake students cover Iowa's historic gay marriage decision

April 6, 2009
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L to R: Mark Micheli, Jake Hukee, Becky Hansen, Kate Baier and Kristin Looney.

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Members of Drake University's award-winning student-produced magazine THiNK recently covered the Iowa Supreme Court's decision to overturn a ban on same-sex marriage in Iowa. Read more about the case online.

Students posted stories, photos and commentary about the Court's decision, people's reactions and a public rally held in downtown Des Moines on the magazine's Web site at thinkdsm.com. Access their articles and blogs online and view an audio slideshow on the magazine's Web site.

"Friday was an historic day for Iowa and an incredible experience for a group of Drake students who got to cover the Iowa Supreme Court's unanimous decision to legalize same-sex marriage throughout the state," said junior Mark Micheli, thinkdsm.com site director.

"Five of us were at the press conference where the decision was announced to the couples involved and we attended the rally that night." 

Other students involved are seniors:
  • Kate Baier

  • Jake Hukee

  • Becky Hansen

  • Kristin Looney
Micheli said the students will continue to cover the decision in the coming weeks through a wide range of print and multimedia.

"This demonstrates that Drake students continue to be at the center of national, even international, news," Micheli said. 

THiNK, a news magazine, is a joint senior capstone project for magazine and news-Internet majors produced in the spring semester.