Every time I read a negative article about fraternity and sorority “pledge” processes I want to scream.
Sure, some chapters and individuals take things WAY too far, but they never, ever, EVER write about all of the GOOD that these organizations do.
Now that I bought my NEW and perfect wedding gown I am back to being obsessed with all things wedding. I apologize in advance… kind of.
I fell 100% out of love with my first wedding gown (and to be honest, I don’t know if I ever fell in love with it to begin with) and bought a second, 100% perfect/lovely/gorgeous/ME dress today.
Anonymous said: Hi I am confused with these journalistic terms such as rife and allegedly. I have always thought that these two terms mean wrong. But could you fill me in on the details more about these two terms since your a journalist yourself? Thanks.
"Rife" and "allegedly" actually mean two very different things.
Rife means something is full of something, in a figurative or literal sense, or something is widespread. It is generally something negative. IE: “they were rife with speculation”
Allegedly means there is no proof of something, but it is what is suspected. For example, “he allegedly murdered someone.” Typically allegedly is used because people are innocent until proven guilty, although the tabloid press also use it to cover their buns when reporting rumors.
I hope that helped!