Here are stories done while I was an intern at The Arizona Republic in the Fall of 2013 (continuing into Spring 2014 after I graduated) with Chandler, Tempe and Ahwatukee editor Lee Shappell:
This article was on ASU participating in EcoCar 3, a national competition funded partly by the U.S. Department of Energy to make a Chevy Camaro energy efficient:
Published on website:
This article was on ASU’s grand opening of two solar panel structures at the Tempe campus:
Published on website: http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/tempe/2014/05/23/asu-solar-panels/9499973/
This article was a business spotlight feature on an Ahwatukee business teaching STEM by partnering with Primavera’s Blended Learning Center:
This article was a business spotlight feature on a local Mesa business that sells international toys:
This article was a feature about Big Surf Waterpark celebrating its 45th season in Tempe:
This article was on online mattress business Tuft and Needle coming to Tempe:
This article was on CarCharging Group potentially taking over the federal government’s EV Project since ECOtality went bankrupt Oct. 2013:
This article was on the Tempe Police Department hiring new recruits:
This article was on The Pat Tillman Foundation’s Military Scholars:
This small feature for AZcentral’s “AZ” tablet magazine was on The Pat Tillman Foundation’s Military Scholars:
This article was about a local juicer partnering with the world’s first food bank:
This article was on a blind 4th grader who received a bike from non-profit Team Asa to compete in his school’s triathlon program:
This article was on a coach saying that youth triathlon is important for the growth of collegiate-level triathlon teams:
This article was about Tempe non-profit Daddy Read a Book participating in a Fast Pitch competition for thousands of dollars:
This article was on a high school’s journalism program going completely digital:
This article was on Tempe’s Emergency Response Dive team, one of three in Valley:
This article was on Valley Metro’s buses changing their voice:
This article was on an artist painting a huge American flag in Tempe:
Published on website: http://www.azcentral.com/community/tempe/articles/20140123tempe-911-exhibit-artist-creates-huge-us-flag.html This article was on a local pastor and his plans for MLK Day:
This article was on Team Asa’s 3rd annual Polar Bear Plunge in the desert for special needs programs:
This article was on the Tempe Chamber of Commerce pushing for immigration reform:
This article was on Tempe bringing back its New Years Block Party:
This article was on Tempe’s 2013 year in review, which was collaborated from my stories and others:
This article was on Tempe changing road closure fees:
This article was on Healthways, a fitness and health company, spending $30,000 for local charities:
This article was on a Chandler couple creating comic books for kids and parents on health and safety issues:
This article was on Tempe using local musicians for their on-hold messaging system:
This article was on two Chandler sisters and their national tour sponsored by Jeep to live the American Dream:
This article was on an Ahwatukee preschool and its legacy after 33 years in the community:
This article was on two ASU students running a multi-million dollar digital marketing firm:
This article was about triathlon and cycling coach Joe Friel headlining a pre-Ironman Arizona extravaganza:
This article was about Livability.com ranking Tempe 43rd in the nation for best cities to live:
This article was about a couple of ASU’s comedy clubs performing together for the first time at Tempe Improv:
This article was about Tempe Yarn & Fiber needing more knitters to create Knitted Knockers for breast cancer victims and how they’re expanding to Gilbert:
This article was about the Tempe Urban Garden growing a Residence Inn by Marriott:
This article was about the Tempe Sports Authority Foundation and its Courage Awards:
Published on website here: http://www.azcentral.com/community/tempe/articles/20130921tempe-sports-foundation-keep-courage-awards.html
This article was about the Tempe City Council approving a contractor for a steel gate dam:
Here is a freelance story I did for the State Press Magazine as part of Terry Greene-Sterling’s Magazine Writing class. Also has sidebar:
Published on website: http://www.statepress.com/2013/12/09/the-secrets-of-tempe-town-lake/ Sidebar link: http://www.statepress.com/2013/12/09/a-romp-in-the-lake/
Here are stories done while I was an intern at the East Valley Tribune in the Summer of 2013 with Managing Editor Brett Fera:
This article was about Valley business owners questioning the practice of locked cellphones:
Published online here: http://eastvalleytribune.com/money/article_753b2ec8-226a-11e3-b91e-0019bb2963f4.html
This article was about a service called Phoenix Prelist that protects home buyers from bidding wars:
This article was about the franchise Orangetheory Fitness and it’s expansion into the East Valley:
Published on website: http://eastvalleytribune.com/money/article_e36bc220-0f7a-11e3-b9a1-0019bb2963f4.html
This article was about Stephanie Payne competing in the “World’s Biggest Rodeo”:
This article was about the Chandler Ostrich festival gaining more national attention through Snapple:
Published on website here: http://www.eastvalleytribune.com/local/chandler/article_c34825fa-015c-11e3-b2a8-0019bb2963f4.html
This article was a feature on the United Food Bank’s Backpack program for donating food to at-risk children:
Published on website here: http://www.eastvalleytribune.com/local/health/article_cdfb07f6-ff0e-11e2-824a-001a4bcf887a.html
This article was informing readers that the Chandler National Little League South Majors were headed to the Regional playoffs and potentially the Little League World Series:
This article was on Microsoft’s decision to allow pre-owned games on the Xbox One and Valley businesses feelings about it:
Published on website: http://www.eastvalleytribune.com/money/article_ee114ce4-f65d-11e2-8904-001a4bcf887a.html
This article was for the paper’s Back to School section on online schooling and blended learning:
This article was to promote a Project Connect event by the United Way in Tempe:
This article was about a 4th of July event in Chandler being scaled down due to lack of funds:
This article was about Grand Canyon University’s possible expansion to a location east of their main Phoenix campus:
This article was about the 2013 Miss Arizona winner and her path to competing in the Miss America competition later:
This article was to promote the Miss Arizona beauty pageant prior to the event itself, by hearing from the previous Miss Arizona:
This article was about a local restaurant fundraising for a 2-year-old cancer survivor:
Here are some stories done in my Spring 2013 JMC 494 Reporting on Business and the Economy class at ASU taught by Andrew Leckey:
This article was about ECOtality North America’s Electric Vehicle Chargers in Tempe and how little revenue they were generating:
Published on USA Today’s website: http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/USCP/PNI/Business/2013-05-13-PNI0513biz-tr-ecotality_ST_U.htm
This article was about The Arizona Office of Tourism’s Arizodiac ad campaign that ran two-months, aiming to bring more tourism to Arizona:
This article was about the 4th annual Arbor Day 5k being hosted in Tempe as a means to fundraise for the Trees for Tempe program.
This article was a profile about a Phoenix actress named Victoria Paege and how she goes about her career even though she doesn’t live in Los Angeles:
Published on website here: http://reporting.bizjournalism.org/?author=19
Here are some stories done in my Fall 2012 JMC301 class at ASU, taught by Louie Villalobos:
This profile is about Armando Tielve, a Cuban immigrant who traveled across the ocean to the U.S. during the reign of Fidel Castro:
This was coverage of a Library Advisory Board Meeting on Sept. 5, 2012 where they discussed the future of the library as it pertains to technology, volunteers, and the bookstore: Click here to view story.
This was an article about Professional Triathlete Kristi Johnson and her battle with cancer as well as her plans for the 2013 season:
This was coverage of a speech made by former NYPD Officer Joseph Lutrario at Healing Field memorial event on Sept. 11, 2012. Lutrario discussed his involvement as a first responder at the World Trade Center and what it means 10 years later: Click here to view story.
This was an article of the District 17 election where Democrat Karyn Lathan opposed Republican incumbents Tom Forese and “J.D.” Mesnard: Click here to view story.
This was coverage of the John P. Morris Black Law Students Association hosting the 13th annual John P. Morris Lecture on Nov. 13, 2012. Phoenix attorney Lonnie Williams Jr. discussed “What is your personal responsibility in addressing the challenges of diversity in our multicultural society?”: Click here to view story.
This was coverage I did with as a collaberative effort with other students during election night for the 2012 Presidential race.
This was coverage of a sentencing on Oct. 24, 2012 at the Maricopa County Superior Court. Phoenix resident Ida Louise Gomez, 32, was sentenced to 1.75 years in the Department of Corrections for an assault over 10 dollars. Click here to view story.
This was coverage of a sentencing on Oct. 24, 2012 at the Maricopa County Superior Court. Vincent Nitura was sentenced to 4 years of prison for three counts of armed-robbery and one of the other “Fast Food Bandits”, Christopher Kimball, had their sentencing delayed.
This was an article about the Run from the Cops 5k race that was being held Dec. 1, 2012 for the Tempe Police Foundation.
This article is about a Sex Offender Notification Program that Tempe Police Department released to the public to aid in safety: Click here to view story.
Here are some stories done in my Spring 2011 JMC201 class at MCC, taught by Jack Mullins:
This article was about Susanne Arnold and Dana Burton’s business of selling their hot dogs at Mesa Community College.
This article was about MCC student and faculty’s perception of the Shake Weight and whether it is an investment for college students as a quick way to exercise: Click here to view story.
This article was about the perception of alien life and its existence according to MCC faculty and college students from other schools: Click here to view story.
This article was about why students use the website RateMyProfessor.com and what teachers think about their ratings and how the site is used: Click here to view story.
This article was about the sleep culture on campus and suggestions to improve sleep: Click here to view story.
This article was about the reasoning behind students choosing their major area of study and how they can go about doing that at MCC: Click here to view story.