Portfolio

This page contains links to stories I have published since 2009. My journalistic experience prior to 2009 was limited to my high school newspaper, the Shorewood Kolus, which is not available online.

PERSONAL FAVORITES

These are the pieces which I believe best represent my abilities.

Issues: Defining Basketball Culture, Responding to Sexual Violence 

Review: “Next to Normal” Performs Gritty Details of Mental Illness 

Columns:  Letter Home, 9/11: Past, Present and Future – Where do we go from here? 

Profile: History by Horak

Obituary: Christopher Gormley: 1994 – 2012

ALL PUBLISHED ARTICLES

Below, in reverse-chronological order, are links to every piece I have published since beginning college that is available online.

September 28, 2015 Programs Target Early Readers – Local library programs aimed at young children. Liberty Lake Splash.

August 27, 2015 Working Toward Wellness – Library offers health and wellness programs. Liberty Lake Splash.

July 30, 2015 August Heats up at the Theater – Children’s summer theater programs. Liberty Lake Splash.

June 30, 2015 Library Goes Outdoors to Engage Community – Library events happening outside the library. Liberty Lake Splash.

May 28, 2015 “Deadpan” Promises Surprises, Satirical Fun – Preview of new play at local theater. Liberty Lake Splash.

February 25, 2015 Mom Creates Beau’s Baskets of Hope – Mother of child with Down’s syndrome founds nonprofit. Liberty Lake Splash.

December 29, 2014 Profiles: “Like I Got in a Time Machine” – Profile of local man who lost 50 pounds and got in shape. Liberty Lake Splash.

January, 2014 Boomtown Internships – Nine students and graduates, including me, took summer internships in Williston, ND. Gonzaga Magazine.

September, 2013 Florence at 50 – The 50th anniversary of Gonzaga’s study-abroad program in Florence, Italy. Gonzaga Magazine.

May, 2013 History by Horak – An 88-year-old woman is the oldest to ever earn a bachelor’s from Gonzaga. Gonzaga Magazine.

May, 2013 John Horsman, the Distance Professor – Professor teaches organizational leadership from abroad. Gonzaga Magazine.

May, 2013 It’s Like Clockwork Except When It’s Not – The pep band at a basketball-loving university. Gonzaga Magazine.

May, 2013 Going Eye to Eye with ADHD, Dyslexia and More – College students with learning disabilities volunteer to help elementary students with same. Gonzaga Magazine.

April 10, 2013 Knights of Columbus Denied Club Status – Catholic men’s club denied club status at Catholic university. Gonzaga Bulletin

February 6, 2013 “Next to Normal” Performs Gritty Details of Mental Illness – Review of production of “Next to Normal”. Gonzaga Bulletin

January 30, 2013 Chairs Scoots Up to Table – Preview of new bar/restaurant opening near campus. Gonzaga Bulletin

January, 2013 Cheatgrass and the Black Fingers of Death – Gonzaga undergrads do important research in unique program to limit wildfires. Gonzaga Magazine.

January, 2013 Brazil to Gonzaga: STEM Studies – Brazilian STEM students study abroad at Gonzaga for a year. Gonzaga Magazine.

October 24, 2012 “Red” Ultimately a Dull Gray – Review of Taylor Swift’s 2012 album “Red”. Gonzaga Bulletin

September, 2012 Gonzaga Outdoors Grows Moment by Moment – Gonzaga’s outdoor education program gets larger each year. Gonzaga Magazine

September, 2012 Dan Alderson: Rocking in English 10 – Profile of alum who won Milken AwardGonzaga Magazine

September, 2012 125 Things We Love about GU – Compiled list of 125 favorite things for university’s 125th anniversary. Gonzaga Magazine

August 22, 2012 A Tasty Tour for Spokane Newbies – Review of a City Bites food tour in Spokane. Gonzaga Bulletin

August 22, 2012 Hollywood on Campus – A movie starring Andy Garcia shoots on campus. Gonzaga Bulletin

April 5, 2012 Christopher Gormley: 1994 – 2012 – An obituary for a freshman who passed away unexpectedly. Gonzaga Bulletin.

March, 2012 Street Law: Planting Seeds in Spokane High School – Gonzaga law students volunteer in local high schools. Gonzaga Magazine.

March, 2012 Global Scholar in Residence – Profile of a Tibetan Buddhist monk living and teaching at GU for the 2011-12 school year. Gonzaga Magazine.

March, 2012 It’s All About Quality – A ’97 graduate runs a gourmet seafood company. Gonzaga Magazine.

March, 2012 Hogan Grad Follows Her Bliss – ’02 graduate owns a wedding planning company. Gonzaga Magazine.

March 1, 2012 Defining Basketball Culture – An analysis of the effect that the 13-year streak of NCAA appearances by the GU men’s baskteball team has had on campus climate as a whole. Co-written with Amy Busek. Gonzaga Bulletin.

February 23, 2012 ‘Laramie Project’ Hits Magnuson – A review of the Reader’s Theater production of “The Laramie Project” by the GU theatre department. Gonzaga Bulletin.

February 9, 2012 Anti-Mormon tweets spawn anti-hate Facebook group – After the inaugural conference matchup between GU and BYU, a flurry of hateful comments from GU students showed up on Facebook and Twitter. A Hate Studies in Business class stepped up to form “Take the Hate Out of Hoops.” Gonzaga Bulletin.

February 2, 2012 Responding to Sexual Violence – After accusations that resources for victims of sexual violence were insufficient on campus, we analyzed what those resources are as well as compared them to other Jesuit instifutions across the nation. Co-written with Amy Busek. Gonzaga Bulletin.

January 19, 2012 Parking garage construction to begin in late March – GU announced it would be constructing a $13 million parking garage/retail space. Gonzaga Bulletin.

December, 2011 Letter Home – First-person account of Honors Program experience. Gonzaga Magazine.

December, 2011 People for Others: Kristen Deasy (’07) – Profile of alum working as correspondent with Radio Free Europe. Gonzaga Magazine.

December, 2011 People for Others: Ivone Guillen (’09) Profile of alum working with nonprofit Bread for the World. Gonzaga Magazine.

October 27, 2011 Jesuit, (50%) Catholic, Humanistic – Discussing the role of Catholicism at GU as well as interviews with three non-Catholic students. Gonzaga Bulletin.

October 13, 2011 Bulldog Bucks use fades – GU’s off-campus food dollars program has been losing vendors and student customers. Gonzaga Bulletin.

September 22, 2011 Graduate student spins, wins big – GU MBA student made an appearance on Wheel of Fortune and won $15,300 to share with his younger brother. Gonzaga Bulletin.

September 15, 2011 9/11: Past, Present and Future – 2001 – Description of GU in the aftermath of the 9/11 tragedies. Gonzaga Bulletin.

September 15, 2011 9/11: Past, Present and Future – Where do we go from here? – A column reflecting on the ten-year anniversary of September 11th. Scroll down to view. Gonzaga Bulletin.

September 1, 2011 Workin’ Zags – Profiles of three students with interesting jobs on campus: the mascot, the organist, and a biological researcher. Gonzaga Bulletin.

August 25, 2011 Welcome Home – Advice for incoming freshmen moving to the Spokane area. Gonzaga Bulletin.

February 17, 2011 Blondes do it better on stage – A review of the traveling production of “Legally Blonde” when it stopped in Spokane. Gonzaga Bulletin.

February 10, 2011 Dinner with a side of culture – Review of the annual International Student Union dinner. Gonzaga Bulletin.

January 27, 2011 Chicago:”It’s all a circus, kid” – Review of the GU production of “Chicago.” Gonzaga Bulletin.

January 20, 2011 Zag of the Week: Kate Jones – Personality profile of a student skydiver. Gonzaga Bulletin.

January 13, 2011 Hockey club helps local youth be part of the team – Club hockey team runs a program for local youth with developmental disabilities. Gonzaga Bulletin.

October 21, 2010 From PoliSci to CEO – Personality profile of an alum who is CEO of Avista utilities. Gonzaga Bulletin.

October 14, 2010 Engineer program now offered in Florence – GU in Florence adds engineering program to study-abroad campus. Gonzaga Bulletin.

September 2, 2010 New class required for pep band admittance – Pep band adds a class requirement for freshmen and new members. Gonzaga Bulletin.

August 26, 2010 High school graduation a Spokane priority – Members of the GU School of Education working to decrease local dropout rates. Gonzaga Bulletin.

April 16, 2010 Workshop provides lessons on leadership – Weekly lunchtime leadership development program created. Gonzaga Bulletin.

February 19, 2010 Television ads depict sense of community – New marketing campaign takes advantage of basketball’s visibility to increase awareness of GU. Gonzaga Bulletin.

February 5, 2010 Around the world in 80 bites – Review of annual International Student Union dinner. Gonzaga Bulletin.

February 5, 2010 New class selected for CLP – Comprehensive Leadership Program picks new freshman class. Gonzaga Bulletin.

October 9, 2009 Sr. Michels returns to campus, limited duties – Nun who works on campus recovers from cancer, reclaims earlier position. Gonzaga Bulletin.

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