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In his last Scot Topic column, Gazette culture-at-large editor Richard Joseph reflects on his exchange year in Scotland and what it meant. 

If the Gazette has taught me anything, it's that sometimes we all grow the most when we're challenged, when we're unafraid to explore uncomfortable subjects.

Somewhere in the piles of briefs and stories I’d spent my year writing as a news volunteer, I’d found myself hopelessly and irreversibly hooked. 

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