Web

Writing for the web is probably my absolute favorite part of journalism. It allows immediacy to get the news out quick and an easiness that makes pushing content out simple. In other words, it’s one of those rare places where quantity and quality can both go through the roof.

I originally joined the media program to write, and the web is the first place I ever published a piece. To date, I have more than 150 pieces published on Vista Now. My full portfolio consists of everything from play reviews to political blogs to student features.


Live Coverage

The basketball game against ThunderRidge High School was arguably the largest, most important sporting event of the 2014-2015 school year.

With a team of reporters and photographers backing me, I was happy to run the live blog for the game that is now one of the most historically popular posts on our site with nearly 1,000 views.

The blog can be found by clicking here or on the photo below.

Published: Vista Now. Feb. 20, 2015


Event Feature

The softball pink week game is always a big deal to the team because of how close the cause is for many of the players, but this year it was even more important than most.

After one player, Lauren Lamb, lost her mother to breast cancer, the team would play on her behalf. This past spring, another former player, Kat Cash, had to deal with the insecurity of her own mother being diagnosed with the same disease.

To cover the game, I photographed the event, the people who showed up and all that was happening to fundraise. Once I got home, I immediately started working on the story.

The full project can be found by clicking here or selecting the photo below.

Published: Vista Now. Oct. 1, 2015


Political Reporting

This piece was gathered, written and published all within hours during the Colorado High School Press Association’s Capitol Hill press conference.

After gathering information for this piece, Kelsey Pharis and I were informed that there would be a writing contest for a news-feature story. Instead of taking a typical approach and using the speakers provided to us, we utilized an interview we had previously obtained with the Colorado Lieutenant Governor, Joseph Garcia.

The full project can be found by clicking here or selecting the photo below.

For more information regarding the story-telling process, visit the “News Gathering” page of this portfolio.

Published: Vista Now. March 2, 2015


Political Blogging

After beginning our blogs this year, I took mine on a very political route.

Near the beginning of the year, I would post one blog a day. If it was all I had to do, I would’ve no doubt kept up the consistency. Unfortunately, with the newsmagazine and the yearbook, there hasn’t been enough time to stick to the one-a-day route.

The blog linked here and in the photo beneath, regarding a pro-life stance, is one of the most popular I’ve written. Many people I didn’t know reached out and spoke to me about the issue and how to combat growing violence on women’s rights as this was written only a short time after the attacks on Planned Parenthood in Colorado Springs that claimed the lives of two civilians and one police officer.

Published: Vista Now. Dec. 2, 2015


Reviews

Most of my early posts on Vista Now were movie and play reviews. During my junior year, I began to write more concert reviews.

Below is a review I wrote after seeing one of my favorite bands for the second time.

The following summer, they sold out Red Rocks Ampitheater.

The full story can be found by clicking here or on the photo below.

Published: Vista Now. Dec. 31, 2014


Story Telling

The full story can be found by clicking here or on the photo below.

Published: Vista Now. Jan. 15, 2015