NEWS // Gatsby Sparkles Down to the Details

Image of Nick (Tobey Maguire), Gatsby (Leonardo DiCaprio), Daisy (Carey Mulligan), and Tom (Joel Edgerton) in the 2013 film The Great Gatsby

Originally published in the A&E section of Taylor University's student newspaper, The Echo, on May 10, 2013 (also the release date of the film The Great Gatsby.) This article connected a national event (a major film release) with a local event, the university's first campus dance. Although I interviewed several members of the dance committee to learn more …

BLOG // Listen to Grandma and Sit Up Straight!

Couple doing a workout to improve posture

Published on Reliv International's blog on July 15, 2013. Reliv International (a nutritional supplement company) is a direct sales company growing with the help of its business owners and product users on four continents. Because its marketing strategy recognizes its customer base is interested in improving and maintaining healthy living, the company regularly posts Healthy Living …

NEWS // Kahler, Wickham headline Youth Conference

Originally published on the front page Taylor University's newspaper, The Echo, on April 19, 2013. When sophomore Katy Spence attended Youth Conference in high school, she didn’t anticipate how much it would impact her. That weekend, God changed her views on what it meant to be a Christian.  “It was strategic planning on God’s part,” Spence said. …

FEATURE // Vera Bradley Blooming on Campus

Published in a spring 2011 issue of Taylor University's newspaper, The Echo. This piece about Vera Bradley localized a national (and particularly regional) trend. In addition to traditional interviewing and research, I created my own survey to try to put more concrete numbers on the trend. Skills used: News writing, research, survey research, interviewing. A pile …