Features

I do what I do because I love it, but also because it is the greatest privilege to me to tell the stories of others. People can be weird, amusing, compelling and just so fascinating. That is why I am thankful that I get to do this so often. Nothing beats sitting down with someone and showing the world what they got to offer. I firmly believe that everyone has a story tell. It can be as small as the fact that they tripped going up the stairs coming back from the dinning hall, or as large as their grandpa passing away because he was shot by police. Story significance can vary, but that doesn't mean telling the story is any less important. Every story can intrigue someone else in some capacity depending on how I tell it. Telling the story to the world can show others that they are not alone in the world and that is what is cool: connection.     • Crew Scholar...
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Editorial

I have a lot of opinions on a lot of things, but I normally keep them to myself because I would love to remain as unbiased as possible. I find having an informed opinion on the world one of the more remarkable things a person can do, but I do not normally share mine online. Mostly because I admire intelligent conversations and that is a little hard to accomplish through the comment thread on Facebook. I sometimes find it is hard to express my opinion through writing because I have so much to say and explain, that my writing does not always convey itself the way I want it to. I also do not always see why people would want to read my opinions over some who works at the New York Times. Nonetheless, I sometimes take a swing at writing opinions, just because I believe it is important to take a stance on things I  truly believe in. It can be hard...
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News

One time in high school, I stumbled upon a hostage situation in my neighborhood and sat next to the news trucks in my car. Police lined the street as a friend and I live tweeted the event. Later posting a story that probably three people read, I realized how much I loved chasing this adrenaline rush of being the first to know information. I enjoy knowing things, especially before everyone else. I admire reporting. I thrive off of asking questions, sometimes tough ones. From those questions came these stories; some I am most proud of. I also have had some cool experiences like interviewing the mayor of Des Moines, being within arms reach of Joe Biden, seeing presidential candidates speak 20 feet in front of me and collecting a slew of press passes. From those passes, developed these stories. So please enjoy these stories that I worked hard to create.   •‘Hateful’ posters taped on Latina student’s door, campus community shaken | Online •Vote for those who can’t: an...
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