Written Work

 

States Are Investing More in Higher Education – published in The Atlantic, Feb. 14, 2017

Though some have cut funds, budgets across the country have allocated an average of 3.4 percent more money toward campuses this fiscal year.

Education’s Key Place in Down-Ballot Elections – research for article published in The Atlantic, Oct. 1, 2016

Despite not receiving much attention in the presidential race, the issue is top-of-mind in certain contests around the country.


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Silencing The Noise – InDepth collaborative multimedia project written in Spring 2015

During the Boone Town Council’s March 19 meeting regarding the noise ordinance, Michael Hamilton, owner and operator of Boone Beats entertainment and sound engineering, measured decibel readings during the meeting on his smartphone as calibrated to the readers used by Boone Police.

As participants filed into the chambers, he came up with a reading of 70 to 75 decibels at its peak. If these sounds were to carry at the same levels to 10 feet outside of the chamber doors, the meeting would be in violation of Boone’s current noise ordinance, which was under discussion that night.


Moonshine Culture May Have Given Way to a Preference for Small-Batch Meth - article for VICE news, Lovey Cooper
Moonshine Culture May Have Given Way to a Preference for Small-Batch Meth – July 21, 2015

‘Horn in the West’ outdoor drama faces uncertain future – October 4, 2014

Following a nearly year-long struggle between the Town of Boone and Horn in the West, the local historical outdoor drama that has been running since 1952 now has until the end of the year to sort out their licensing agreement in response to safety demands from the town.

Boone band Swift Science shuts down the lab – September 17, 2014

Boone staple band Swift Science plays their last show this weekend at Boone Saloon in an act the founding members see as going out on top after living through five years of iterations of progressing sound.

Student hosts new podcast ‘Students For Liberty’ – September 9. 2014

Senior appropriate technology major Zoe Little will provide the voice and driving personality behind SFL On Air, a new bi-monthly podcast run by international libertarian nonprofit Students For Liberty.

Boone acts as hub for lo-fi art experience through cassettes – August 27, 2014

Billed on the label’s Tumblr page as a “smorgasbord of sounds,” New Body Tapes released their first recording locally as part of 2013 Record Store Day.

Wood Circle House brings hardcore music to Boone – January 16, 2014

Boone-based band Earth Mover made their debut performance as they and four other hardcore, indie and emo bands dragged the 2014 house show season moshing, kicking and screaming into Boone at the Wood Circle House Sunday night.


The history of Legends - article for The Appalachian newspaper, Lovey Cooper
The history of Legends – December 4, 2014
Last stop for AsUBus app - article for The Appalachian newspaper, Lovey Cooper.
Last stop for AsUBus app – November 20, 2014
Yik Yapp - article for The Appalachian newspaper, Lovey Cooper.
47 percent of Appalachian students are on Yik Yak – November 6, 2014
Wildflower walks call attention to local biodiversity - article for The Appalachian newspaper, Lovey Cooper.
Wildflower walks call attention to local biodiversity – April 15, 2014
High Country Bass brings the bump to Boone - article for The Appalachian newspaper, Lovey Cooper
High Country Bass brings the bump to Boone – March 6, 2014

 General portfolios:

My credited online contributions for Education Week can be found here.

My credited online contributions for WEAA FM live here.

My still-remaining miscellaneous stories written for The Appalachian online are archived here.

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