The five stages of grief – an eating disorder recovery story

One of the PBS SRL producers who was familiar with my eating disorder recovery story reached out to me for the On Our Minds podcast, a program about teenage mental health, and asked if I would be interested in creating a segment. My immediate thought was no. No way. It was too personal. But as […]

Student Press Freedom Week

As I was preparing my Instagram posts for the Student Press Freedom Week campaign (learn more about it in Law, Ethics & News Literacy), I wanted the social content to be united with the on-campus activities in some way. I had already hand-created black armbands — like those from the landmark Tinker v. Des Moines […]

I Heart MacJ

In an effort to reach our donation goal, I created 15 posts for the final 15 days of the I heart MacJ fundraising campaign highlighting reasons support MacJournalism. I wanted these posts to stand out from our other social media content to ensure that they caught reader attention and encourage community members to donate to […]

How families can support transgender and nonbinary teens

I produced this story about two transgender teens — Jake Waggoner and Wednesday Gomez — during the 2021 PBS Student Reporting Labs Summer Broadcast Academy. Creating this video allowed me to produce localized coverage during a national debate over trans rights for high school students as it was playing out in the Texas legislature. This […]

A New Normal for Elementary Students

During the middle of the second semester of my sophomore year, I felt a slump in both my academic performance and my work on staff. I credited it to my first full year back at school, which got me wondering: How are younger kids adjusting to school? To find out, I interviewed a family from […]

Mac Takes pink week pep rally outside

This video commemorated the first pep rally at McCallum since the pandemic started in 2020 and marked my first live event coverage in almost two years. It reminded me of how challenging it can be to rely solely on b-roll from one event, instead of being able to revisit locations to get additional footage in […]

Immersive Half-Photo Template

Web design is somewhat more limiting than print design because we are bound by School Newspapers Online (SNO) settings. However, I have worked to make our web stories more engaging by utilizing a variety of different templates, to best connect with the story content. For this article, I utilized the immersive half-photo story template that […]

Long Form Story Template

When I was compiling my Student Press Freedom Day work into a web post, I quickly realized that the long-form story template was the way to go because of the large amount of content. This template allows you to section longer stories into “chapters” to help break up the text for readers without losing engagement. […]

Unmatched determination

There’s always interesting characters with stories to tell on any school campus. So when I heard about the lone female student on the McCallum wrestling team who was also on track to compete at the state competition for a second year in a row, I knew I had to meet her. Despite having an array […]

Interview with Influencer, Ro Mitchell

As I was working on my segment for On Our Minds, the producers decided they wanted the whole episode to be focused on the eating disorder recovery process. To help round out the coverage for this episode, they asked me if I would interview British social media influencer Ro Mitchell, who uses her platform to […]

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