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 …

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 …