Writing: The Roads of Santee

This story focuses on high school freshman Jordon, whose sunny disposition caught me as soon as I walked into the room. What I was not ready for, though, were the tears and emotional breakdown Jordon had on camera as we talked about girls calling her mom “fat” and the family members she’s lost to suicide.

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Online: Native Daughters Depth Report

This project is really the culmination of my career. Lucky for me, the site isn’t live right now.

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Online: The Girls of Santee

This project is an important part of the greater Native Daughters project (which I designed/am designing). The goal here is to present these young girls’ experiences in a truthful and sincere manner. What better way then to have them speak for themselves?

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Online: Beneath the Surface of an Evil Man

What’s in a name? Evil Don make look evil with all the tattoos, but there’s a lot more to him just beneath the surface.

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Photos: TNA brings the pain to Lincoln, Neb.

Some of the biggest stars in the world of professional entertainment wrestling hit Lincoln for a night of high-flying action. The event drew people from all corners of the Midwest.

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Writing: My Defining Moment

Prompted by an English-class prompt. I wrote about the feelings and growth that this moment of journalism brought me.

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Online: Lionheart. A Fighter’s Story

Anthony “Lionheart” Smith makes his professional debut in the brutal ring that is mixed martial arts fighting. He fought his opponent once before, but he lost when he had an astma attack.

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Writing: For the first time, man votes alone

Only a few things can bring a 86-year-old Marvin Garlock — who has seen poverty, war and death — to tears.

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Writing: Delays hurt local business

While rain and bad weather stretched local construction, a business was left out in the cold with poor parking and turned-off customers.

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