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Jessica Chasmar

Jessica Chasmar

Jessica Chasmar is a continuous news writer for The Washington Times, covering topics on culture and politics. Originally from Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., Jessica graduated from the University of Florida where she received a bachelor's degree in journalism and a master's degree in mass communication.

During her time at University of Florida, she worked as an associate editor for The Gainesville Sun and interned at Entercom Communications. In 2011, she was part of the start-up team for The Washington Times' digital aggregation product, Times247. She can be reached at jchasmar@washingtontimes.com.

Articles by Jessica Chasmar

An Asian-American band named The Slants argued with a U.S. appeals court on Friday for the rights to the name after being denied a trademark for the second time on the grounds that it disparages Asians. (YouTube/@The Slants)

The Slants rock band fights feds to keep 'offensive' name

An Asian-American band named The Slants argued with a U.S. appeals court on Friday for the rights to the name after being denied a trademark for the second time on the grounds that it disparages Asians. Published October 5, 2015

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown addresses community members gathered at a candlelight vigil for those killed during a shooting at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Ore., Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015. (Michael Sullivan/The News-Review via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

Oregon governor: Not the time to talk gun control

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown says now is not the time to debate gun control laws, despite President Obama's impassioned plea to politicize Thursday's shooting at Umpqua Community College. Published October 2, 2015

Troy Newman, left, president of Operation Rescue, prays during a memorial for abortion deaths at Operation Rescue's headquarters Saturday, June 20, 2009, in Wichita, Kan. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) ** FILE **

Troy Newman, Center for Medical Progress activist, barred from entering Australia

A prominent pro-life activist who sits on the board for Center for Medical Progress, the group responsible for releasing the undercover videos at the heart of the Planned Parenthood debate, has been detained in Australia after his visa was canceled over controversial writings about abortion providers. Published October 1, 2015

 (A student group at George Washington University has gathered more than 21,000 signatures on a petition demanding the school let students opt out of animal dissections due to their "personal beliefs." (Wikipedia)

GWU students protest 'traumatizing' animal dissections

A student group at George Washington University has gathered more than 21,000 signatures on a petition demanding the school let students opt out of animal dissections due to their "personal beliefs." Published September 30, 2015