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Let’s Tinker
PHOTO FEATURE | THE VIRGINIAN-PILOT | APRIL 9, 2013
A temporary exhibit at the Children’s Museum in Portsmouth proves that Tinkertoys aren’t as popular with children as they are with parents. My article and photography were featured on the Daily Break’s section cover of the Pilot.

Hide and Seek for Grown-ups: Geocaching in Hampton Roads
FEATURE | ALT DAILY | APRIL 11, 2013
Geocaching is an interesting hobby, to say the least. This quirky article highlights caching in Hampton Roads as well as advice for beginners.

Gun Power Haze: Commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the Second Battle of Williamsburg
PHOTO FEATURE | ALT DAILY | MAY 15, 2013
Civil war reenacting is a world all its own. This article explores the many facets of the first reenactment event of the season in Williamsburg, Virginia accompanied by several photograph.

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MORE PUBLISHED ARTICLES

Strawberry Fields Celebrates First Anniversary in Ghent
AUDIO SLIDESHOW FEATURE | HAMPTON ROADS MAGAZINE | May 29, 3013
A local gelato shop celebrated its one year anniversary in Ghent. The feature highlights the young owners innovative approach to gelato making. Full-length original article.

Cat-free Craft Zone Coming Soon
PHOTO FEATURE | ALT DAILY | MAY 23, 2013
A local store featuring Etsy items from local artists was expanding its shop. This feature explains the details of the expansion as well as an interview with one of the featured artists.

Non-Cliche V-day Gift Guide
ROUND-UP FEATURE | ALT DAILY | FEBRUARY 12, 2013
A round-up featuring ten alternative gifts for Valentine’s Day. The article focuses on local places and events.

ODU psychology professor edits book on traffic safety
NEWS | MACE & CROWN | SEPTEMBER 21, 2011
Brain Porter’s Handbook of Traffic Psychology was a sorely needed addition to the field of Traffic Psychology. The article includes a personal interview with the author and an explanation of why this book is important to the field.

Campus competes well in RecycleMania
NEWS | MACE & CROWN | APRIL 13, 2011
ODU competed in a recycling competition against other Virginia colleges and universities, finishing fifth in the state.

April is Autism awareness month
NEWS | MACE & CROWN | MARCH 30, 2011
ODU and the fraternity Alpha Xi Delta geared up to raises awareness for Autism through a series of events.

‘The Big Print Show’ at the Baron and Gordon Art Galleries
ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT | MACE & CROWN | MARCH 23, 2011
The galleries on campus featured an oversized print show created by four artists. The article features an interview with the curator and details about the event.

Too little, too late?
NEWS | MACE & CROWN | MARCH 16, 2011
Amazon.com entered the instant video streaming market. The article features the pros and cons for students.

ODU student successful online gambler
NEWS FEATURE | MACE & CROWN | MARCH 2, 2011
Craig Blankenship, accounting major at ODU, is a successful online gambler. The feature examines how a new law could affect his hobby.

ODU faculty edits book on ‘Mad Men’
NEWS PROFILE | MACE & CROWN | FEBRUARY 23, 2011
Dr. Gary Edgerton, head of the communications department, edited a book on the popular television show Mad Men. The book is a collection of essays that address the aesthetics, the narrative genealogy, the sexual politics and cultural impact of “Mad Men.”

ODU bookstore celebrates Cat-in-the-Hat Day
NEWS | MACE & CROWN | FEBRUARY 23, 2011
Each year the campus bookstore holds a reading event for families celebrating the initiative “Read Across America,” a national program that encourages reading to children.

Some Girl Scout cookies to disappear
NEWS | MACE & CROWN | FEBRUARY 16, 2011
Some vaireties of Girl Scout cookies found themselves on the chopping block in some districts due to budget cuts. The super six–Thin Mints, Tagalongs, Do-Si-Does, Trefoils, Samoas and Lemon Chalet Cremes–remain standing in all of the districts. Also, I discovered some favorites from around campus.

ODU Biology professor wins outstanding faculty award
NEWS PROFILE | MACE & CROWN | FEBRUARY 9, 2011
Dr. Mark Butler, ODU marine biology professor, is one of twelve faculty members in the state of Virginia to win 2011 Virginia
 Outstanding Faculty Award sponsored by the State Council of Higher Education.

Remembering a professor, remembering a friend
PROFILE | MACE & CROWN | FEBRUARY 9, 2011
Popular professor dies at age 88. The article features interviews with colleges and students. 

Cold months bring winter woes: 6 gadgets to help keep you warm
ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT | MACE & CROWN | FEBRUARY 2, 2011
This round up explores six gadgets invented to keep students warm during the winter season.

ODU biology professor co-authors marine field guide
NEWS | MACE & CROWN | FEBRUARY 2, 2011
Kent Carpenter co-authored a marine field guide that was sorely needed in the field.

ODU student pleased with disability services
FEATURE | MACE & CROWN | JANUARY 26, 2011
ODU sophomore Lauren Holzer is pleased with the quality of ODU’s disability services.

Campus crime rattles students
NEWS | MACE & CROWN | SEPTEMBER 7, 2010
Recent crime on and near campus have students worried. The ODU police offer safety tips.