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

Sunday, June 28, 2015

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

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Please God (and major sports media outlets), deflate the controversy.



Public Service Announcement to the herd of sheep who call themselves "journalists": Roger Goodell owns you all. Put these one-sided stories and the sieve-like Ted Wells report to rest already. LEAVE MY QB ALONE.