My Latest Work.
“Were it left to me to decide if we should have a government without newspapers, or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter.”
KATHY’S CAUSE: A COMMUNITY FUNDRAISER TO HELP AN ITHACA RESIDENT KEEP HER HOME.
The streets in Ithaca may not be paved with gold, but the trash cans and recycling bins that line them contain money for some.
IN DIGITAL AGE, NOTEBOOK FOSTERS COMMUNITY
A small decomposition notebook that Spencer Beswick lost around August 2021 organically became a Cornell diary. And when people stumbled upon the notebook, they wrote a message in it and then left it for others to find.
A DECADE OF PEACE: THE ITHACA PEACE FESTIVAL RETURNS FOR ITS 10TH YEAR
23 September 2022
Empanadas, pierogies, Father Joe Marcoux’s famous clam chowder. Musical performances from The Blind Spots, Papa Muse, Sim Redmond Band Trio and many more. These were a few of the smells, sights and sounds last weekend as family, friends and community members reunited for the 10th annual Ithaca Peace Festival at St. Catherine of Siena Church.
IC STUDENTS PERFORM AT PLANNED PARENTHOOD BENEFIT CONCERT | THE ITHACAN
February 18, 2020
Jonah Hirst, a member of Assigned Female at Birth 4 (AFAB4), a local all-transmasculine a cappella group, stepped onto The Haunt stage Feb. 14 with a ukulele in his hands.
He told the completely packed room that the song he was performing was influenced by his experiences at Planned Parenthood, which helped him learn about self-love and acceptance.
“Planned Parenthood is one of the reasons I feel safe here in Ithaca,” Hirst said.
FOOD TASTING EVENT AIMS TO PREVENT FOOD WASTING | THE ITHACAN
February 5, 2020
Chefs from Ithaca College, Cornell University and Maines Paper and Food Service Inc. came together Feb. 4 in the Emerson Suites to show students that “ugly” food tastes a lot better than it looks.
ITHACA STARBUCKS BREWS CUPS OF MAGIC FOR WIZARDING WEEKEND
Oct. 27, 2019
Wizards, warlocks and witches of all ages roamed the streets of the Ithaca Commons at this year’s fifth annual Wizarding Weekend Ithaca festival. Local vendors lined the blocks to sell wands and magical treats. However, if you stopped by the Seneca Street Starbucks you would find the coffee shop getting in on the action surrounding “he who must not be named”.
LOUISVILLE STUDENTS WHO MARCHED FOR THEIR LIVES ARE NO LONGER THE SAME | THE COURIER JOURNAL
April 19, 2018
Dragging ourselves out of bed at 5 in the morning — it was hard at first. But once we realized why we were waking up early and what day it was, we immediately perked up. Lucy thought of her friend who lost his cousin in Parkland as she put on her “Never Again” shirt. In fact, our group of 19 students all wore those matching shirts that we had made specifically for this occasion.
THE BEGINNING OF THE END FOR SEXUAL ASSAULT IN SCHOOLS | ON THE RECORD NEWSMAGAZINE
October 17, 2017
It began like most school days. I had an assignment due, and I wanted to earn an A. I had practiced my delivery, but as soon as I began to speak in front of the class about sexual assault and harassment in schools, something changed.
"At the core of investigative journalism is exactly the same thing that drives a page-turning thriller: telling a great story."
~ Hank Phillippi Ryan
TRANSPORTATION IS AN UBER-PROBLEM IN ITHACA, NY.
December 15, 2019
Emily Lattimer, 18, sleeps soundly under the sheets of her twin XL dorm bed at Ithaca College. It’s 1 a.m. If she had just rolled over and opened her eyes, she would have seen her phone illuminated with messages of panic from her roommate, Sabrina Layson.
A young adult battles with heroin addiction, a story all too common in Louisville.
SHORT STORIES AND NARRATIVES
The following is a collection of my work that does not fit into traditional journalism categories. A lot of them tell short stories about my life in more creative formats. I hope you enjoy.
A GIRL NAMED ADDIE
Addie and I had always been friends. We were “healthy” academic competitors at school, but at some point, around freshman year in high school, that friendship turned adversarial. She was a strong and cunning opponent and did not always play fair. Eventually, she would gain the upper hand.
A PERSONALITY PROFILE ON LUCY CALDERON: BY LUCY CALDERON
In a predominantly conservative state, one teen has made it her mission to spread the polarizing message from one of the last standing Planned Parenthoods in Kentucky. With so many people, including the U.S. President, trying to shut down the non-profit organization, 18-year-old Lucy Calderon is making her voice heard. Lucy believes this plan was set in motion 11 years earlier.
REALITY OVER EXPECTATIONS
Their feet danced across the stage with such expertise, such ease. In that moment nothing else seemed to matter but one thing...I wanted to someday become a duPont Dazzler.
WHO AM I?
I am a politically informed, socially aware, liberal-minded 18 year old, plucked from the melting pot of New York City at the tender age of six, transplanted to the Bible Belt of Kentucky.