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Take a look at some of my projects, from breaking news to deep-dive investigations.

 

Two years after Prop 47, addicts walk free with nowhere to go

The Desert Sun/USA TODAY

In 2014, California voters freed about 13,500 low-level offenders from crowded prisons and jails. But many ex-inmates have traded incarceration for a cycle of homelessness, drug abuse and petty crime.

Behind the glass, a contested history

The Daily Pennsylvanian

When a representative of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology visited a Native American clan in September of 1995, members broke down at the sight of objects sacred to their clan, which had been lost to them for decades.

Staffers at Brooklyn shelter are heartless when it comes to the homeless, residents charge

New York Daily News

Residents at an East New York women’s shelter allege staffers refused to assist a woman during a medical emergency, violated confidentiality and made sexually explicit comments.

Another former employee sues the Pa. Attorney General's Office

Philadelphia Inquirer

Another former member of the Pennsylvania Attorney General's Office is taking the office to court, bringing to six the number of lawsuits brought by former state prosecutors, agents, and top administrators.

Not native enough

Salt Lake Tribune

Thousands of Utah’s American Indian students are barred from federal programs designed to help them succeed in school. Native Americans who aren't tribally enrolled are often prevented from joining them. 

Campus Sexual Assault Can Cost Universities Millions

Forbes

As universities face intense scrutiny for their handling of sexual assault, the cost of accusations, formal charges and prevention measures is skyrocketing.

Who says civil servants can't make good money?

Salt Lake Tribune

Number of city, county employees earning $100K in Utah has jumped 64 percent in 5 years. Here are the top members of the so-called $100K club

Busting barriers, Penn's top cop celebrates 20 years

The Daily Pennsylvanian

Maureen Rush was one of Philadelphia’s first 100 female police officers on street patrol in 1976. She climbed her way to the head of one of the largest university police forces in America.

Push For Campus Safety Means More Guns, Officers, Security Spending

Forbes

Tasers, laptop locks and security cameras don’t automatically come to mind when most people think of the college campus. But these devices are increasingly prominent in quads and dorms across the country.

College Students Are Paying More, But Schools Are Spending Less On Them

Forbes

With revenue streams like state subsidies drying up, colleges aren’t relying as heavily on those means to pay for the cost of education — they’re making students and families pay for more of it themselves.

The Dividing Line

34th Street Magazine

While some Penn students turn their backs on cocaine because of its consequences, others embrace its associations with wealth and exclusivity.

Your courses, deconstructed

The Daily Pennsylvanian

An analysis of University of Pennsylvania course review data, a project led by me. Click "all articles" to see features I wrote for the project.

Mom-to-be pushes through blizzard to deliver

Philadelphia Inquirer

When expectant mother Brittany Gillette, 21, felt her water break at 5 a.m. Saturday, howling wind was stacking snow in front of her house and she feared she wouldn't make it to a hospital.

Bronx man needs funds to save basketball tournament to honor late grandmother

New York Daily News

The tattoo that Gabriel McCabe had etched on his shoulder to honor his grandmother six years ago isn’t enough — now he’s asking for help to honor her on the basketball court.

Reverend Ceotis Lavigne Pryor, 77, pastor and rights leader

Philadelphia Inquirer

Lavigne died Jan. 20 of Alzheimer's disease at the Ridge at Whitemarsh Health and Rehabilitation in Springfield, where he had resided since 2010.