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    “On the Spot: James Mitchell, Journalism assistant professor of practice”

    How do you feel about the fashion on the students you see everyday on campus?

    I don’t recognize fashion. I wouldn’t know fashion if it walked up and hit me on the head with a slugger.

    Have you had any international experiences that are extremely memorable?

    I’ve covered stories in several countries overseas. I’ve been to England, France, Belgium, Kenya, Israel and they have all been fascinating, of course.

    Which stands out the most?

    In Israel nobody told me that, in those days, they censored outgoing news film and as a result, I had to walk from army base to army base at night in Tel Aviv trying to find the censor, getting permission to send my film back to the states.

    Any Las Vegas experiences?

    I’ve been to Las Vegas.

    Anything you can share with the student body about that experience?

    Can’t tell you. If it happens in Vegas, it stays in Vegas.

    What was your best birthday?

    This takes a while because I have had so many. At my age, they are all terrific. Next birthday I’d think I’d like to be at a Rockies game, at Coors field and see Tulowitzki hit four home runs.

    Any spring break advice you can give?

    Stick to Sarsaparilla. Look it up.

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