Over the course of my time at UMD I have written various articles and stories for The Statesman, as well as for my journalism classes.
These articles showcase various writing styles, my ability to meet deadlines, finding the story, finding sources, and interviewing people.
Below are pdfs and linked articles have written in my journalism classes:
A narrative article feature the ethics and decisions behind a difficult situation - photo usage. I contacted the editor of the Ely Timberjay to find an ethical issue to write my article on. I am very proud of this article because it is the very first narrative article I have written. I want to note that I don't have the girl's name who is a big part of my story, but I went to great lengths to get her name. I called the Madison county police department and went to great lengths to get find her name. I'm proud of the fact that I tried all that I could to get her name, even if I couldn't find it.
- Url link: The shot of a lifetime
A residence inn was in the process of construction (starting construction) near Cub Foods. For this article I was go to out in my community (Duluth Heights) and find something to write about, so I decided to write about the construction. I went above and beyond for this article, and it is one that I am most proud of to this day. I walked up to the construction workers trailer, knocked and interviewed someone. I even went up to the house that is directly behind the hotel and spoke with the house owner who wasn't happy about the contruction. I really went out of my comfort zone for this article, which makes it very meaningful to me.
- Url link: Residence Inn hotel under construction near Cub Foods
Soap box derby racing was a favorite pastime in Duluth, especially where the Hartley Nature center is. This artilce is a history article I did for my beat area (Woodland) in a class. In order to find my main source, I had to call a few numbers and leave many messages. On the last day possible to talk to a source and write my article, I finally heard back from him. I'm not always this lucky, but this story is pretty amazing. It's one that many people in Duluth still don't know about.
- Url link: The race that meant more near Duluth's Hartley Nature Center - There is also a video that accompanies this article that I edited at the end of the article in the url.
The 2008 elections stirred up some opinions on who should be president. In order to write this article, I had to go to a certain area (the mall) and find random people that would talk to me about it.
- Url link: Majority of voters at mall support Obama
Below are articles and stories that I wrote for the UMD Statesman:
This article is about the phenomenon of men not shaving during the month of November.
- Url link: A new month brings the end of the Novembeard -- The video with this article I made about one man who participated in No-Shave-November.
UMD's marching band got the opportunity to march at the Minnesota State Fair.
State Fair article.pdf
- Url link: At the fair: music was in the air -- I also took the photos that accompany the article.
Local band The Urban Hillbilly Quartet performed at Fitger's for a second time in the past year, and my article encompasses more about the band and when they performed.
Bringing in the music.pdf
- Url link: Bringing in the music: The UHQ
Spirit Mountain held an event that featured honoring legends of the past and present.
Spirit Mt article.pdf
- Url link: Local ski legends to be honored at Spirit Mountain
For awhile I was the UMD Theatre reporter. This article was written to give a synopsis of the whole theatre season to come.
Theatre season article.pdf
- Url link: New season, new shows for UMD Theatre