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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 [email protected].

Articles by Jessica Chasmar

Students arrive a public forum on the University of Texas campus as a special committee studies how to implement a new law allowing students with concealed weapons permits to carry firearms into class and other campus buildings Sept. 30 in Austin, Texas. The law takes effect in August 2016. (Associated Press)

Daniel Howell, Va. professor: 'Arm as many good people as possible'

A biology professor at Liberty University in Virginia has penned an op-ed arguing in favor of allowing students to carry concealed firearms on campus, saying the best way to mitigate a mass shooting is to "arm as many good people as possible." Published June 20, 2016

A sign is posted where student protesters have put up tents on the University of Missouri campus Sunday, Nov. 8, 2015, in Columbia, Mo. Student protests over racial incidents on the campus escalated over the weekend when some football players announced they will not participate in team activities until the school's President Tim Wolfe is removed. (Allison Long/The Kansas City Star via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

ESPN to honor 2015 Mizzou football team for racial boycott

ESPN announced it will present the 2015 University of Missouri football team with a humanitarian award for taking "a huge risk" last year and shining a national spotlight on racial issues at the embattled college. Published June 20, 2016

Anne Verrill, a Portland, Maine, restaurant owner, is facing calls for a boycott after she announced she was banning owners of semi-automatic rifles, as well as people who support the private ownership of such rifles. (WMTW)

Maine restaurateur bans owners, supporters of AR-15

A Maine restaurateur is facing calls for a boycott after she announced she was banning owners of semi-automatic rifles from her restaurants, as well as people who support the private ownership of such rifles. Published June 16, 2016