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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

**FILE** Women chant slogans during the "SlutWalk," an annual protest march against sexual harassment, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Saturday, May 24, 2014. "SlutWalk" protests originated in Toronto, where they were sparked by a police officer's remark that women could avoid being raped by not dressing like "sluts." (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

Activists argue drug-detecting nail polish promotes rape culture

Four students at North Carolina State University grabbed headlines this week with a prototype for a nail polish that supposedly detects date-rape drugs, but some feminists argue that the innovation may further promote rape culture that seeks to control women's behavior. Published August 27, 2014

**FILE** In this Wednesday, June 25, 2014 file photo, Dr. Lindsay Portnoy leads a class in early childhood development at Hunter College in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin, File)

Ga. professor bans students from saying 'bless you': report

A professor at a small public college in Brunswick, Georgia, has reportedly banned students from saying "bless you" in class and has threatened to deduct points from their final grade if they dare to say it. Published August 27, 2014

Cornel West once publicly supported then-Senator Barack Obama as the 2008 Democratic presidential candidate.

Cornel West: Obama just 'another neoliberal opportunist'

Cornel West, the outspoken theological professor who publicly supported then-Sen. Barack Obama as the 2008 Democratic presidential candidate, is now slamming the president as a "brown-faced Clinton" and just "another neoliberal opportunist." Published August 25, 2014

** FILE ** This Sept. 6, 2012, file photo shows  Jeff Bezos, CEO and founder of Amazon, at the introduction of the new Amazon Kindle Fire HD and Kindle Paperwhite personal devices, in Santa Monica, Calif. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)

Amazon buying Twitch for $970 million

Amazon.com, Inc. announced Monday that it is buying Twitch Interactive, Inc., a live-streaming service for video game players, for roughly $970 million in cash. Published August 25, 2014

Bill Maher is shown during the broadcast of the HBO political series "Real Time With Bill Maher" in Los Angeles on Feb. 10, 2012. (Associated Press/HBO) **FILE**

Nearly 200 celebrities sign statement condemning Hamas

Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bill Maher, and nearly 200 other Hollywood celebrities and executives have joined together in signing a statement that condemns Hamas and advocates for a pro-Israel coalition. Published August 25, 2014

"Sleepy Hollow" star Orlando Jones has put a creative twist on the Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS, instead dumping a bucket full of bullet casings over his head to bring attention to the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown by a St. Louis police officer. (YouTube)

Actor Orlando Jones pours bucket of bullets over head for Michael Brown

The star of FOX's "Sleepy Hollow" has put a creative twist on the Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS, instead dumping a bucket full of bullet casings over his head to bring attention to the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown by a St. Louis police officer. Published August 24, 2014