Published Clips

Published Clips

A difference between service and support

Photo by Dan Watson

This was one of my first news features stories for The Signal. I’m a huge dog lover, and this story was one that had been on my mind for a while. It is an extremely prevalent issue in our society today, so I put a lot of research behind this one. I was able to start a conversation regarding this issue while also educating people on the problem and its consequences.

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Iceland: Mother Nature’s favorite place

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This was a travel guide I wrote about Iceland for the Stars and Stripes, Europe. Iceland has so much to offer and quickly became one of my favorite experiences thus far, so I took a lot of pride in being able to write an article about it and help others to also experience the island’s hidden gems. It is also a very expensive country, so I was able to provide tips on how to make it more affordable.

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UK day trip: Canterbury

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This was an article I wrote for the Stars and Stripes, Europe highlighting Canterbury, a cathedral city in the southeast of England. It was one of the first times I was able to focus on something I am extremely passionate about in a published article – travel. I loved having the opportunity to highlight such a beautiful place and its unique things to do and see.

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What you need to know about the 17 state ballot measures

Photo by Sam Hodgson

This was a piece I wrote for the Voice of San Diego as coverage for Politifest, an event that focused on the November 2016 election. I covered the Lightning Round: State Ballot Measures, which was an hour-long session that aimed to demystify the numerous statewide propositions voters would be facing on the ballot.

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Don’t fall for plastic-industry sponsored initiative, vote yes on Prop 67

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This was a piece I wrote for The Daily Aztec about two similar state propositions on the November 2016 ballot regarding the proposed plastic bag ban. It garnered 900+ page views within one week. This was one of the first political articles I’ve written and it was wonderful to get such a large response from it.

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Let them skate

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This was another piece I wrote for The Daily Aztec concerning a law that targeted skateboards and made them illegal on SDSU’s campus. Students were unfairly being ticketed for riding skateboards while a brand-new bike lane had just been constructed. My article caused the ban to be lifted, allowing skateboards in the bike lane.

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Sexual assault training falls short of expectations

Screenshot from Agent of Change training

This was an article I wrote for The Daily Aztec regarding a program that had been implemented to combat the growing sexual assault problem occurring at fraternity parties. It was critical of the program’s impact and resulted in additional mandatory sexual awareness training for students that was more hands-on and effective.

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Christmas: then vs. now

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This was a feature piece I wrote for Trident Media while studying abroad at the University of Hertfordshire about how the meaning of Christmas changes as you move into adulthood. It was republished in the Student Publication Association, which is the UK’s largest student media association.

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Surviving Christmas as an international student

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This was another feature piece I did for Trident Media giving international students tips on how to get through a Christmas away from home. It was later nominated for “Best Features Piece” award in the 2016 Trident Media Awards. Although I did not end up winning, I was honored to even be nominated as an exchange student and guest writer at the paper.

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England, here I come!

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This was an article I wrote as an intern for the Odyssey, an online national publication, in preparation for my study abroad trip to England. It follows how I made the decision to study abroad in the UK. I received very positive feedback on this article, and I was told that I helped multiple people make the decision to study abroad.

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The struggles of being a neat freak

Photo by Paige Plassmeyer

This was a fun, feature piece I wrote for the Odyssey about how being super neat isn’t always what it’s cracked up to be. In the article, I included my top ten favorite reasons why being organized is a lot harder than it would seem. I received a lot of positive interaction with this article via social media, and it was shared 15+ times on both Facebook and Twitter.

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Course snatcher app is an unfair advantage

Photo by Jenna Mackey

This was another article I wrote for The Daily Aztec regarding a Google Chrome application that gave students the opportunity to “snatch” classes right out of the hands of other students during registration using features like an automatic refresh. After this piece was published, the application was reported and promptly taken down, making sure no student had an unfair advantage during registration.

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An article a day keeps the ignorance away

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This was an opinion piece I wrote for The Daily Aztec in response to my experience as a member of the Street Team, which promotes the distribution of the newspaper. In the article, I discussed my concern with the decreasing number of students interested in news in general and addressed the importance of being informed on what is going on not only in the world, but also on campus.

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Sensational journalists are on the rise

Photo by U.S. Department of State

This was an article I wrote back in 2015 for The Daily Aztec about how sensational journalism was beginning to overpower the news media. I find this piece extremely interesting because it was written before its time per say. I wrote this article before U.S. President Trump’s attack on the media and its “fake news,” yet it discusses exactly the same issues currently being addressed by the media.

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