Friday, April 14, 2017

E-Lie Manning and the New York Giants are frauds

Apparently, Eli Manning has a lot of skeletons in his closet. By skeletons, I mean his game worn football jerseys, helmets, and other memorabilia that he never actually sold -- but said he did.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

UMass students look to improve their rec center

By Alex Francisco and Jamie Cushman
It’s 5 p.m., you just got out of class, and you want to get a quick workout in before eating dinner and starting your homework. The only problem: hundreds of other people have the same idea.
Students at the University of Massachusetts face this issue every day as the school’s Recreation Center fills up in the late afternoon and evening when classes get out and people have more free time.
For example, this past Monday, March 6, about 1,200 people swiped into the Rec Center from the hours of 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., according to Assistant Manager for Building Operations Ben Blodgett.
With this many students exercising at the same time, some members of the UMass community are looking for ways to find more space for their workouts.

Friday, March 3, 2017

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Silver Shadow

A personal essay. I wrote this to tell a story about picking up the pieces and moving on, that hopefully, anyone going through something similar could draw inspiration from.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Fagan uses her gender as an asset in sports media

Today, more women are sports fans than ever before. Yet, women in sports journalism and media are still facing discrimination for trying to step into the traditional men’s club.
With the help of her employer, Kate Fagan of ESPN optimistically see’s her gender as an asset to help her change and diversify the industry for the better.

Monday, January 25, 2016

Profile: Oliver Wyeth, UMass Swimming

Sophomore Oliver Wyeth’s swimming career began with his face being soaked from salty tears rather than chlorine water.

At his first swim competition, the little boy’s fair skin was flushed the same color as the faded red lane lines that divided the pool. He threw a tantrum and refused to get in the water.

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Western Mass. heroin epidemic and Narcan touch UMass

Tim considers himself a casual drug user. He’s tried methamphetamines, and admits that he regularly uses cocaine and marijuana. Ever since September, however, he hasn’t touched any opiates.

After his experience reviving a friend with the anti-opiate drug Narcan in his off-campus apartment, the UMass student is hesitant to ever use heroin again.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Blog: Reflecting on my "Income or Interests" piece

As a sports journalism major, I tend to get very mixed reactions when I tell people what I'm studying at UMass.

Sometimes, I'll get an unconvinced expression as someone tells me, "oh, that's interesting."I've learned that that's their polite way of really saying, "you must be having fun wasting thousands of dollars paying for school."

Not quite as blunt as my accountant's response to my major: "Are there even newspapers to write for? Don't you think it's going to be a little hard to find a job?"

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Income or Interests? Why students choose their major

They say if you love what you do, then you'll never work a day in your life. Yet, potential paycheck has a higher impact than passion when it comes to how UMass Amherst students choose their major.
Assignment for Steve Fox's Multimedia Reporting class.
October 2015

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Why Jordan Spieth was robbed, the significance of Caitlyn Jenner's speech, and other 2015 ESPY take-aways

I love the ESPY's, they've gotten corny and predictable over the years but it's one of my guilty pleasures. However, from the first 30 seconds of this year's awards I knew it wouldn't hold a candle to last year's for a few reasons, being that Drake wasn't there to host and Stuart Scott couldn't bring us all to tears with another incredibly inspiring speech. Anyways, here are my take-aways from this year's awards:

Sunday, June 28, 2015

DIY: Personalized wine/shot/martini glasses

A how-to on one of my favorite crafts. A great way to give a thoughtful and useful gift, bond with your sorority, or celebrate one of your best friends bachelorette parties! 

Or place an order with me for those who don't have a steady hand or time to craft!

Essay: Out on the Point

An essay based off my favorite tradition: annual family vacation to Provincetown, Massachusetts.
Written November 2014 objected to be a "sensory place" piece. Assigned by Prof. Dina Bozicas, UMass Lowell.

Grade: A