Weekly award-winning arts and entertainment city magazine of Columbia, Missouri.
- This was one of the stranger evenings of my life, but so much fun to write. I went to a Mutual UFO Network meeting and talked to some alien investigators. The biggest thing I struggled with during this piece was balancing the humor and fun tone while not making fun of the group and these people (after all, I 100 percent believe in aliens myself), but I’m very proud of how it turned out.
- It’s difficult to write about art, but I’m really proud of how this turned out. I’m also proud of the photographs, since I don’t consider myself to be a great photographer.
- As a Digital Editor, I was part of a team that provided live coverage of Columbia’s Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival. It was a happy accident that I stumbled upon the man known as Beatle Bob, and he ended up being one of my favorite sources to talk to.
- The headline speaks for itself.
- Any day I get to write about books is a good day. I created all the charts, the poll and embedded the social media posts.
- My first story I wrote as a Vox Digital Editor. I pitched the idea for a time lapse video and the story received around 1,700 views, which is very high for a non-feature online exclusive post.
- My Intermediate Writing class put together a package about the perception vs. reality of crime in Columbia. I got to cover the Community Outreach Unit, the first community policing effort of mid-Missouri focused on repairing relationships with residence post-Ferguson.
- A simple Q&A with Heather Carver – chair of MU’s theatre department, playwright and stage IV cancer survivor.
The weekly TV Guide and entertainment magazine of London, England. I really enjoyed interning for this publication because it was the first time I’ve ever worked for a purely entertainment-based outlet, which is what I want to do as a career.
- I appreciate any job that lets me write about BoJack.
- This is basically an ode to Shrek, and so much fun to write.
- I got to write about the first upcoming spin-off Star Wars film
Community reporter August 2015 – December 2015
- Event coverage of an “Inclusivity March,” meant to bring the community together and show support for MU’s marginalized students after threats were made to campus the week before. The story is pretty standard, but the event made my heart happy and I loved covering it.
- Long-form profile on Mark Chambers, who has been religiously emceeing “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” for 36 years. This is my favorite story I’ve ever had the opportunity to work on.
- Long-form profile on MU professor and local filmmaker Brian Maurer.
- While on General Assignment, I got to cover a group of students who hoped to raise awareness and promote a conversation about sexual assault and racism on campus by protesting the Thomas Jefferson statue on the quad. For a time, it was the Missourian’s most-read story of all time with over 70,000 unique page views.
The city magazine of Columbia, Mo. Editorial Intern May 2015 – August 2015
- Feature story on the owner of a favorite local steakhouse.
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Campus Life Editor May 2014 – May 2015; Student Life beat writer August 2013 – April 2014; MOVE Magazine movie columnist January 2014 – May 2014.
- MU graduate and war veteran Gerardo Mena wrote an essay which was published in the At War blog in The New York Times. This was the first story I wrote for my beat.
- After going through hardships, MU junior turned his personal struggles into an inspirational self-help book to help people in similar situations. This was my first front cover story.
- MU student Nathaniel Davenport spent eight years in the Marine Corps and was deployed twice. In this piece, written for a special online Veterans Day section, he recounts the years of his military experiences.
- A review/me desperately trying to convince everyone to watch the best show of 2014, “BoJack Horseman.”
- My first column piece — a movie review of Spike Jonze’s “Her.”
- Years after Dana Huyler made a name for himself by reading the works of Dr. Seuss on campus throughout the ’90s, he returned to reprise his role as “The Seuss Man.”
- A feature story of “ADDicted,” a film about ADD that was filmed on campus