This nurse sleeps in a donated RV 25 feet away from her family. Her boy just wants a hug. | Indianapolis Star, May 2020
'Car graveyard' hides below St. Joseph bluff, a reminder of lakeshore erosion | South Bend Tribune, June 2020
The toll it took: Bloomington police officers cradle the dying, rush toward gunfire and miss holidays with their kids. Over 18 months, they fought for better hours and pay. | Indiana Daily Student, December 2019
Second place in Best Student Print/Digital Feature Story (2020 Best in Indiana Journalism Awards, Indiana Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists). Third place in Best Feature Story (2020, Indiana Collegiate Press Association).
I reported this story for three months, speaking with the Post family, other Bloomington police officers and city officials and researching national trends. I also obtained call logs from the police department to find out how many times officers responded to an incident involving a weapon, and I used police scanner traffic from the night of a shooting to capture the chaos of the job. Though my stance on reporting on law enforcement has changed since this story published, I think it's representative of the kind of narrative reporting I can do.
Note: I was not responsible for the photos nor their captions.
Adios to the mystery: Do people know what's in their AMF? | Indiana Daily Student, November 2019
I got the assignment to do a story on student nightlife. Having just turned 21, I was new to ordering drinks at the bars. I noticed so many student-age people sipping a bright blue drink, and I asked my friend — who I'd dragged to the bar to hype me up if I got nervous reporting — what was in the drink. She didn't know, and the rest is in the story.
More than a hug: moms provide love and support at Pridefest | Indiana Daily Student, August 2019
Democratic gubernatorial, attorney general candidates rally in Bloomington | Indiana Daily Student, October 2020
Bloomington City Council members criticize 2021 budget approval process | Indiana Daily Student, October 2020
Sen. Young touts RESTART Act as improvement of Paycheck Protection Program | South Bend Tribune, May 2020
Police salary approved after 18-month negotiation with City of Bloomington | Indiana Daily Student, December 2019
Bloomington City Council discusses 'plexes,' votes on UDO amendments | Indiana Daily Student, November 2019
'Nothing but a ruse to get what they wanted': Bloomington residents react to Seminary Square Park homeless camp clear out | Indiana Daily Student, December 2020
Monroe County attorneys, judge fear CDC eviction moratorium won't prevent evictions | Indiana Daily Student, September 2020
Mishawaka has no plans to remove or relocate Columbus statue; protest planned Friday | South Bend Tribune, June 2020
Bloomington police chief criticized for 'misguided' take on systemic racism | Indiana Daily Student, August 2020
Community debates about defunding BPD during city budget hearing | Indiana Daily Student, August 2020
Juneteenth brings intense march to Mishawaka streets | South Bend Tribune, June 2020
City council declares second Monday of October as Indigenous Peoples' Day | Indiana Daily Student, October 2019
Note: The holiday is punctuated three different ways in accordance with how various entities punctuated it.
Community Kitchen gives kids meals outside of school to address food insecurity | Indiana Daily Student, August 2019
Crime & courts
Sheriff suggests charging Diamond Lake Fourth of July party organizers after national criticism | South Bend Tribune, July 2020
Bloomington teen charged with attempted murder after New Year's Day shooting | Indiana Daily Student, January 2020
Retired teachers volunteer for Indiana K-12 homework help hotline | USA Today, Indianapolis Star, News-Leader (Staunton, Va.), Yahoo News; May 2020
Caps, gowns...and masks: High school grads celebrate with socially distanced ceremonies | South Bend Tribune, July 2020
IU cancels in-person classes after spring break due to coronavirus | Indiana Daily Student, March 2020
Health & environment
Tri-Way Drive-In Theatre serves up outdoor entertainment and social distancing amid pandemic | South Bend Tribune, July 2020
South Bend area hospitals, medical centers receive millions in federal coronavirus relief | South Bend Tribune, June 2020
Workin' on our Night Moves: Bloomington's only strip club reopens at new location | Indiana Daily Student, January 2020
North Walnut Subway has its last day | Indiana Daily Student, September 2019
Having COVID-19 antibodies doesn't mean you're immune, officials say | South Bend Tribune, June 2020
Officials identify Indiana's first potential coronavirus case | Indiana Daily Student, January 2020
Lack of squirrels, wildlife on campus may be part of natural cycle | Indiana Daily Student, September 2019