My Portfolio

Here is my professional work; all articles that are here have either been published by the Grand Valley State University newspaper, The Lanthorn under the Laker Life (features) section and the news section, or by The Rapidian, a Grand-Rapids based hyperlocal news source.

In chronological order:

January 2014

Winter rush offers more relaxed Greek atmosphere

February 2014

Rowers model for fundraiser

Women’s Center plans flash mob

Career Center hosts etiquette dinner for students

New fraternity builds GVSU chapter

March 2014

Cultural events

Language Day to feature 8 different languages

GVSU gears up for Greek Week

Supermarket-themed Pride Prom to donate canned goods to local food pantry

April 2014

Professional preening

Bring the Green ushers in the new season

May 2014

Fatherly scholars

August 2014

Campus Life Night to show ample opportunities for students

September 2014

Making a difference in the community

Experiential learning

October 2014

Student competition heats up for homecoming

Cardboard Challenge brings new spin to arcades

GVSU Truck Club hosts series of food drives

HerStory highlights women leadership

 Sigma Lambda Beta celebrates 10th anniversary

November 2014

Puppetry club to join GV’s student life organizations

Delta Tau Lambda establishes annual event honoring Latina empowerment

New student organization aims to provide holiday relief for the homeless

December 2014

GV student granted wish from Make-A-Wish Foundation

January 2015

Lanthorn: Snowshoe walks expand winter activity options

Lanthorn: Young Alumni Council preserve GV community ties

Rapidian: Cafe Louis brings new life to local dry cleaner

Lanthorn: Capoeira introduced Brazilian roots to GV

February 2015:

Rapidian: Artists, musicians come together for creative nights at local brewery

Lanthorn: Food drive helps fill student pantry

Rapidian: Foodie Film Series to include food tastings, demonstrations, panel discussions

Lanthorn: GV fraternity spreads awareness of sexual assault

Rapidian: Winter Beer Festival to pour over 800 kinds of local varieties

Lanthorn: Leadership series highlights nonprofit culture

Rapidian: Restaurant opening brings new barbeque style to Grand Rapids

March 2015:

Lanthorn: Pride Awards highlight LGBTQ accomplishments

Rapidian: Women in beer community to be celebrated at Downtown Market

Lanthorn: Telethon raises awareness for cancer

Rapidian: PussyCat Beer Guild brings women, beer together

Rapidian: Scholarships enable a wider range of attendees at Downtown Market

April 2015:

Lanthorn: Student selected for Global Leader Fellowship

Rapidian: Great Lakes International Cider & Perry Competition to celebrate growing industry

Lanthorn: Crafting for humanity

Rapidian: Michigan Cider Week aims to spread education, create community

Rapidian: Essence Restaurant Group focuses on “farm-to-fork,” sustainability year-round

Rapidian: Goodwill partners with Downtown Market to bring comfort food to community

Rapidian: DisArt packs house with runway fashion show celebrating accessible clothing

Rapidian: Herbalist, food systems expert connects local people to local plants with foraging

May 2015:

Lanthorn: Alumni team to take part in River Bank Run

Lanthorn: Lakers visit Cannes Film Festival

June 2015:

Rapidian: Dutch Girl Brewery works to bring new feel to local beer scene

July 2015:

Rapidian: Local author publishes first novel focusing on good, bad in everyone

Lanthorn: Neon Trees bring big sound to small venue

Lanthorn: Faster bus route gets development go-ahead

August 2015:

New brewery brings flavor to Allendale

September 2015:

Seeking community on campus

Striving for sustainability

Campus Rec improves services for students

Cultivating sustainability

Where the money goes

October 2015:

Real-world careers focus of Marketing Night

Documentary sparks conversation about sexual assault

Rethinking Columbus Day

Raw Beauty Initiative focuses on social pressures

Keeping Homer alive

November 2015:

Crowning glory

Saving the bees

‘What Now?’ prompts critical thinking about trans inclusivity

December 2015:

Bringing context onto campus

Greeks team up to fight sexual assault

Trump visit drums up support, controversy

January 2016:

A boy and his dog

GV’s interfaith efforts recognized nationally

GV students work with Grand Rapids to launch app

Health department, GVSU team up to fight STI’s

Common Heritage grant allows for oral history project at GV

Advocating for activism

Teach-In sets new attendance record

MLK Commemoration Week ends with service

The Scarlet Cord

Snyder signs $28m bill to aid Flint

February 2016:

Mayor Bliss delivers Grand Rapids State of the City address

GV goes Greek

GVSU students participate in Rapid busing protests

Hauenstein Center recognizes GV alumnus

Last Laker Standing

Power of 10 time capsule to celebrate Haas’ 10th year at GV

Examining the Middle East

GV, WMAA team up to promote STEM

Presidential candidate Marco Rubio makes campaign stop in GR

Laker Leap Day babies celebrate their fifth birthdays

March 2016:

Bernie Sanders makes campaign stop at GV

GV student senate elections to be held next week

Dialing into the past

Laker love

Bringing numbers to life

GV students collect books for local children

2016-17 class registration now open

Journalist Curt Guyette speaks about Flint water crisis

April 2016:

GVSU hosts workshops for students at home for spring break

Community Reading Project author discusses racism, microagressions at GV

Student Awards Convocation honors student acheivement

GVSU to host discussion about blasphemy, religion

GV students start group to support black engineers

June 2016:

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