Trump’s fake news rhetoric falls flat

Written 2017/02/26 About: This piece has been included in my portfolio because I took a counter approach to my political beliefs. A very research-heavy editorial, I found it hard to mesh my arguments well with my facts. However, in the end I streamlined my facts to one topic and made the entire editorial cohesive. This, however has not been published.

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The Electoral College, chaos-preventing necessity

Published on The Pony Express 2016/01/03 About: This piece has been included in my portfolio because I wanted to bring rise to a minority-conservative voice in my school. Very liberal heavy, most discussions are dominated with pro-Hillary, anti Electoral College etc speeches. Following election there was an uproar in the anti Electoral College rhetoric that I felt needed to be addressed by a conservative voice. So I was lucky enough to be given this story to write.

Macbeth, all too unfitting interpretation

Written 2017/01/30 About: This piece has been included in my portfolio because I struggled the most out of all my pieces in writing this. My first movie review, I was not accustomed to overviewing cast and movie scenes, and found that it was hard to form a solid opinion on the movie. This was definitely a working progress, but now that it is finished I feel it can attest to my work ethic in figuring out a successful way to write. This, however has not been published.

Array of disorders do not usually require conventional drugs

Published on The Pony Express 2016/11/29 About: This piece has been included in my portfolio because I focused on the reputability of a local doctor, who just recently began her practice. By having a strong local connection, I not only bumped up the credibility of the article, but brought attention to her business.

What can be taken from attending presidential candidate rallies?

Published on The Pony Express 2016/11/8 About: This piece has been included in my portfolio because this was a huge story to have break at the peak of one of America's most controversial elections. I took a different standpoint for this editorial, which I feel I did well. With heavy use of first person, I aimed for my reader to tag along with me, since I was unable to get credible interviews at the Trump rally.

Dangerous precedent set by government officials

Published on The Pony Express 2016/11/3 About: This piece has been included in my portfolio because as a journalist, I want to create commotion. I want someone to say "Hey, I do not like your opinion!" Leading up to the controversial election, I felt like it was important that my minority-conservative voice was heard, within a liberal-dominant press.

Minnesota schools set strong example for special education programs

Published on The Pony Express 2015/11/19 About: This piece has been included in my portfolio because I conducted strong interviews within it. This story was a hard piece for me to write, since being so separated from the program I was writing on. Therefore, I fought hard to interview those with connections, and followed the trail of who worked with who.

Understanding ideals of presidential candidates

Published on The Pony Express 2016/03/15 About: This piece has been included in my portfolio because it was one of the more controversial pieces I have written. With all the heat that was happening surrounding election, I felt my peers needed to hear some clear facts as to who is representing them. This was my approach.

Delay of war on ISIS shakes cybersecurity

Published on The Pony Express 2016/05/03 About: This piece has been included in my portfolio because it marks the strongest relation between graphic and story. I feel as though this displayed the perfect complement, with the graphic highlighting specific ideals and the story giving broad facts.