WRITING SAMPLES

FEATURE WRITING:
Grasping for a Way Out – How Heather Cook Escaped Sex Trafficking and How Authorities Could Have Helped (Winner of the South Carolina Press Association’s 2017 Judson Chapman Award for Community Service Journalism)
https://www.free-times.com/news/cover-story/grasping-for-a-way-out/article_d666d3c6-c402-11e7-8bc4-9f23a8a956a8.html
Lifeblood – Riding the COMET Bus System
https://www.free-times.com/news/cover-story/lifeblood-riding-the-comet-bus-system/article_28c5fa62-6679-11e7-a603-d3a6eada9097.html
Picking Up the Pieces – The People Behind Midlands Bio-Cleanup Crews
https://www.free-times.com/news/cover-story/the-people-behind-midlands-bio-cleanup-crews/article_e18ba522-3ff7-11e7-8025-5339c63be77a.html
A Different Dragon – How Fentanyl Has Changed the Opioid Crisis
https://www.free-times.com/news/cover-story/a-different-dragon-how-fentanyl-has-changed-the-opioid-crisis/article_4700d29a-8d02-11e7-b80b-1bb29c327633.html
Has Been That Never Was
https://originalfuzz.com/blogs/magazine/has-been-that-never-was-the-bemo-prince-story
Millwood Ave, Scrapping, and Good People Larry
http://www.frontporchjournal.com/280_Nonfiction_Bland.asp

NEWS AND POLITICS WRITING
West Columbia Skirted State Regulation in Demolishing Mill Hill House
https://www.free-times.com/news/local-and-state-news/west-columbia-skirted-state-regulations-in-demolishing-mill-hill-house/article_50f18ae8-a917-11e7-ae46-4fbbdc9c1ba7.html
Fear and Speculation in the Wake of ICE Arrests.
http://www.free-times.com/news/both-ice-and-immigrant-advocates-try-to-tamp-down-deportation/article_f37de5e2-1f0e-11e7-9dd8-afd08946e637.html
It’s Not a Mexican Restaurant – County Investigation into Strip Club Drags On
https://www.free-times.com/news/local-and-state-news/county-investigation-into-alleged-strip-club-drags-on/article_4d84245e-c881-11e7-9d47-030d344622bc.html
Activists Raised Alarms About Nuclear Project From the Start
https://www.free-times.com/news/local-and-state-news/activists-raised-alarms-about-nuclear-project-from-the-start/article_4b39669e-b1db-11e7-a360-2f9edb61cd3a.html
As ‘Sugar Babies’ Multiply, a Feminist Professor Weighs In
https://www.free-times.com/news/usc-higher-education/as-sugar-babies-multiply-in-columbia-a-feminist-professor-weighs/article_897ada72-0538-11e8-8f8b-8745852852b9.html
On the Trail of Joe Wilson – If They Had Fruit They’d Throw It
http://www.free-times.com/news/local-and-state-news/at-first-town-hall-since-trump-election-rep-joe-wilson/article_0a81ca46-1fc4-11e7-9937-9fb5d2f7d119.html
With Immigration Protections Set to End, Immigrant Youth Mobilizing
https://www.free-times.com/news/local-and-state-news/with-immigration-protections-set-to-end-immigrant-youth-mobilizing/article_3bd32090-97f6-11e7-9f85-f78c8fa7b289.html
Why Richland County Installed Tracking Chips in Trash Cans
https://www.free-times.com/news/local-and-state-news/why-richland-county-installed-tracking-chips-in-trash-cans/article_40a08bd0-6583-11e7-acbd-336696474698.html
Penny Tax Cost Are Climbing – Richland County Council Hot As Asphalt Over Rising Cost
https://www.free-times.com/news/penny-tax-costs-are-climbing/article_2e133036-ae48-11e7-9b64-23feb2222933.html 

ARTS AND CULTURE WRITING:
Insider Art – Why Chicken Man Ernest Lee Stands for Columbia
https://www.free-times.com/news/cover-story/insider-art-why-chicken-man-ernest-lee-stands-for-columbia/article_f5ab7942-dfb6-11e7-b56d-8381d3032d04.html
Curating the Moment: Instant Gratification Demonstrates the Lasting Appeal of Instant Film
https://www.charlestoncitypaper.com/charleston/instant-gratification-demonstrates-the-lasting-appeal-of-instant-film/Content?oid=15700319
Paying Homage – Karen Jurick’s Work is an Ode to John Singer Sargent
https://www.charlestoncitypaper.com/charleston/karin-juricks-work-is-an-ode-to-john-singer-sargent/Content?oid=15934627
The Two Roles of Sullivan Hamilton
https://www.charlestoncitypaper.com/charleston/the-two-roles-of-sullivan-hamilton/Content?oid=15931547
Dan Carter – Life as a Blue Man

http://dev.metrojacksonville.com/article/2016-mar-dan-carter-life-as-a-blue-man
Searching for Krampus – The South Carolina Celebration of a Pagan Beast
http://www.free-times.com/arts/feature/columbia-s-krampusnacht-may-well-be-the-oldest-such-celebration/article_119fca40-bb19-11e6-af66-93d04748e5d1.html
From Small-Town Texas to the Big Apple, Meet Harlem’s Prima Ballerina
http://www.blacdetroit.com/BLAC-Detroit/February-2016/From-Small-Town-Texas-to-the-Big-Apple-Meet-Harlems-Prima-Ballerina/
The Prickly Potency of Westerns
https://www.free-times.com/movies/the-nick-s-six-gun-summer-and-the-prickly-potency/article_06a03b2a-181c-52c5-85ef-b569d92e4323.html

COMEDY & MUSIC WRITING:
Stand-Up Lifer
https://www.free-times.com/arts/feature/for-dave-stone-life-on-the-road-both-in-its/article_e13f198a-c196-11e6-8176-333a054357e5.html
Cyberbae’s BBGRRL Brings Existential Wonder
https://www.free-times.com/music/music-review-cyberbae-s-bbgrrl/article_904c509a-167e-11e8-abd2-bbc538adbbfd.html
Bull Moose Party Stomps Like A Giant
https://www.davidtravisbland.wordpress.com/bull-moose-party-album-review
Waka Flocka Interview
http://www.free-times.com/blogs/interview-waka-flocka-flame-113015
Going with His Own Offbeat Flow
https://www.free-times.com/arts/feature/by-going-with-his-own-offbeat-flow-comedian-myq-kaplan/article_2f16e1ec-de57-11e6-9537-b312adee7ad2.html
Mystikal and Juvenile Still Roll for New Orleans
http://www.free-times.com/music/despite-some-twists-and-turns-mystikal-and-juvenile-still-roll-for-090215
Nerdcore Goes Dadcore: MC Chris grows up
http://www.free-times.com/music/a-diatribe-at-new-brookland-tavern-foreshadowed-big-changes-for/article_28e2fdff-f0d2-546a-b1eb-5b4996b800e4.html

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