Here are a few articles I’ve written for publications I’ve been part of, including the newspaper I now work for, The Garden City Telegram, as well as Loyola’s annual student social justice-themed magazine, Mosaic. I was a staff writer for the 2009 and 2010 editions of Mosaic and, though the domains have since expired, built the websites for each.
Have a look at some of the work I’ve written:
The Garden City Telegram
- Becoming an American: Immigrants become naturalized as citizens
- As I went through naturalization myself, I felt giving a voice to others sharing my experience would shed light on a process that isn’t often chronicled in the news.
- Taking flight: EAA Chapter 377 keeps locals, youth interested in general aviation
- I filled in for one of The Telegram’s weekly Southwest Life features, to write about a local chapter of a club of aviation enthusiasts, joining one of the pilots in her own small aircraft to see first-hand what the experience was like and why the passion.
- Picnic showcases Oromo culture in Garden City
- Helping fill in for weekend reporting, I covered the inaugural Oromo community picnic, showcasing foods and music from Ethiopia, native land of a growing Oromo community in southwest Kansas.
- Garden City participates in global record event
- I covered the World’s Largest Swimming Lesson 2012 in Garden City’s Big Pool, part of an effort to break the record for the most people participating in a swimming lesson taking place around the world at the exact same time.
- Fire damages homes, forces evacuation of Satanta
- I covered breaking news as residents of an area town were evacuated due to a fire threatening their homes. The story was updated the next day with information from then-cops reporter Rachael Gray.
- Marine Blues: Soldier struggles with return from front
- I interviewed a former U.S. Marine, who served in both Afghanistan and Iraq in the early weeks of each war. The profile focuses on his experience during and after the war, and how it continues to affect him.
- Serving A Second Chance: Cafe offers former prisoners jobs… and hope
- I profiled Blue Sky Inn, a nonprofit organization running a cafe and bakery that provides gainful employment to youths who are at-risk and have been homeless, in prison or both.