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Reporting for The Columbia Missourian Newspaper

Besides working on five team stories, I was also required to work in three different newsrooms during my semester in Convergence Reporting at the University of Missouri School of Journalism. For my first newsroom shift I worked at a community newspaper, The Columbia Missourian. It is owned by the University of Missouri and staffed with […]

State Special Education Teachers are Underpaid in Missouri

Published on Nov. 3, 2016 According to data from the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, teachers working in state funded special education schools are paid less than their public school counterparts. This disparity can be quite large in many cases. This payment gap exists because Missouri is very unique in the way it […]

Missouri Veterans Defy National Voting Trends

Published on Oct. 20, 2016 According to research done by Jonathan Klingler, a professor at Vanderbilt University, veterans are voting more Republican than ever before. For my third team story, we took this research and applied it to the Missouri State Senate Race for District 19. We looked at whether veteran Stephen Weber, the Democratic […]

Access to Adequate Mental Health Facilities is a Problem in Mid-Missouri

Published on Oct. 6, 2016 According to our research, some residents in mid-Missouri counties have to drive more than 100 miles one-way to get to their nearest mental health facility. A new University of Missouri grant is working on increasing the number of professionals working in these facilities by placing psychology graduate students in internships […]

The Hills Might Be Alive, But I Won’t Be

Much like the¬†Sound Of Music¬†movie, the massive mountains that tower over the county of Austria are impressive. I consider myself an amateur-at-best skier and it will probably be a death wish, but I’ve decided that the next adventure I plan on undertaking is slaloming down the white, fluffy powder of the Alps. Innsbruck, Austria Growing […]