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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

Articles by Jessica Chasmar

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Rock band Korn starts growing corn

Rock band Korn went on a health kick recently while recording their new album "The Paradigm Shift," and have been hard at work the past few months growing corn. Published July 15, 2013

** FILE ** Trayvon Martin, a Florida teen who was shot and killed in February 2012 while unarmed, is pictured in an undated photo. (Associated Press)

Tasteless trend: 'Trayvoning' resurfaces on Twitter

A bizarre form of protest in support of Trayvon Martin has resurfaced in an Internet meme, dubbed "Trayvoning," in which people post pictures imitating the teen by posing as a dead body lying next to a bag of Skittles and a can of iced tea. Published July 14, 2013

Assistant state attorney Bernie de la Rionda presents the state's closing arguments in George Zimmerman's trial in Seminole circuit court in Sanford, Fla. Thursday, July 11, 2013. Zimmerman has been charged with second-degree murder for the 2012 shooting death of Trayvon Martin. (Associated Press)

George Zimmerman prosecutor misled jury in closing: report

George Zimmerman prosecutor Bernie de la Rionda reportedly mislead the jury during his closing arguments Thursday afternoon, when he incorrectly told the jury that the defendant told neighbor and state witness Joe Manalo at the scene that he "killed" Trayvon Martin. Published July 11, 2013