This comedic piece was inspired by, you guessed it, a job interview. (Well, technically it was for an internship.) This was my third of four articles accepted by Huffington Post College.
Inspired by the genius of Chuck Klosterman
I went through a heck of an emotional roller coaster when I graduated, and this article was one product of that.
I've found that one of the most oft-asked questions directed at seniors is that loaded one. I wrote this piece to alleviate the stress of answering it.
This feature story is about teaching sustainability in school systems, focusing on the principles of the "Edible Schoolyard Project" and a Eugene principal's dedication to the organization's ideals.
This story appeared in my university's annual print magazine. It's one of my favorites, for many reasons.
One of the best interviews I've had was with the woman who brought the Dalai Lama to Eugene. Read this story to learn more.
I participated in a 'race' down the Willamette River and wrote a first-person narrative about the journey. Considering I grew up with the same river flowing just beyond my backyard, I enjoyed writing this immensely.
This editorial piece that I wrote for the Register Guard was inspired by a feature story for class.
A Salem woman working for the Department of Justice died unexpectedly. Her death was first attributed to natural causes, but after co-workers claimed she had a heroin problem, police launched an investigation. For this article, which I declared my first experience with investigative reporting, I interviewed neighbors of the deceased woman in an attempt to get a better sense of her personality for readers.
My first article for Metroleta (a Eugene-based nonprofit organization). I describe why I think we can all take pleasure in the incredible fact that we are alive.
This article dealt with exercising during high summer temperatures. My initial interest in journalism stemmed from my love of sports, so this article was pleasing to write.
My first assignment for the Statesman Journal went from a brief to a story. Marion County deeded a public park to a neighborhood association. It was the first time this had ever happened in the county.
I focused on the natural setting of the festival and how it had a noticeably positive affect on the people there.
I covered the Destination Recreation area and found a hidden gem at the Oregon State Fair.
It was clear from the moment I arrived at this event that it was all about the corn – all 19 tons from a local farm. I shaped the article accordingly.