Portfolio

Here are some of my recent articles in The Hawk Newspaper. I primarily write pieces for the Lifestyle section, but I have occasionally written for News.

More of my work can be found on The Hawk's website.

Screenshot of The Hawk newspaper page 9 of the November 7th 2018 issue in the Lifestyle section. Full page article titled Faith and sexual identity interview based play explores being LGBT and Catholic. In large photo on top third of page, 3 male and 2 female actors are on stage with an all black background. 1 young white man stands on far right of photo holding a black folder and speaking to the audience. From left, black man, white woman, older white man and middle-aged white woman sit in a row of chairs all holding black folders and listening to the man standing. The text of the article takes up middle third of page. Second vertical photo shows young black man sitting with a scared expression on his face while older white man stands behind him with hands on his shoulders. Next to this photo, another photo shows young white man handing young black man a key. Black man has a nervous expression, and white woman in back watches anxiously. Photo links to the article at sjuhawknews.com.

Faith and sexual identity

This article describes an interview-based play called "Full of Grace: Journeys of LGBT Catholics" and its significance.

Screenshot of The Hawk newspaper page 9 of the December 5th 2018 issue in the Lifestyle section. Full page article titled Pursuing musical dreams 2 students reflect on their musical journeys. In large black and white photo on top third of page, young white man plays electric guitar on stage with bright lights behind him. His hair covers his face and his right arm is raised above the guitar. Text of the article takes up middle third of page. At the bottom left of the page, three column photo shows members of a singing group performing on an outdoor stage. They all wear Saint Joseph’s University shirts as they perform at family weekend. Photo links to the article at sjuhawknews.com.

Pursuing musical dreams

This article profiles two students who have practiced music their whole lives and came to the decision to pursue music as a career.

Screenshot of The Hawk newspaper page 9 of the October 3rd 2018 issue in the Lifestyle section. Full page article title Meet the Greeks city wide chapters present their history and traditions. Text of article takes up three fourths of page. Photo half the width of the page at top right shows 5 black male students crouched on ground in front of an audience. They are performing a rap and dance. Photo on bottom left half of page shows 5 black male students dancing with canes and left arms outstretched on a stage with spotlights. Photo on bottom right half shows 8 black female students dancing in a line singing. They wear blue jeans and matching black shirts. Photo links to the article at sjuhawknews.com.

Meet the Greeks

This article sheds light on the historically black sororities and faternities in Philadelphia during a Meet the Greeks event.

Screenshot of The Hawk newspaper page 9 of the November 14th 2018 issue in the Lifestyle section. Full page article with title Dancing for the kids in large red letters at the top. Subheading reads SJU dance marathon continues despite low turnout. Large photo of 12 people dancing on a basketball court takes up half the page. Many of the people wear red shirts. In the background, silver balloons spell CHOP standing for Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia with a sign below that says why we dance. Text of article begins on bottom half of page. Smaller photo on bottom right shows a poster on the wall saying zero to hero in red letters with a strand of lights below it. Photo links to the article at sjuhawknews.com.

Dancing for the kids

This article reports on the low turnout for the SJU Dance Marathon and how organization members plan to recover.