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STATE OF THE ART, FOCUS MAGAZINE SPRING 2016

Magazine design is one my passions and my last semester at Baylor I worked as the co-editor of the Focus Magazine, a Baylor student publication. My role as co-editor was designing the full 32-page spread for our theme, State of the Art. This issue focused on the upcoming art scene in and around Waco, Texas and features some of the most talented persons in the community from insect collector Professor Greg Lewallen to Clint and Kelly Harp from Harp Design Co. (famous from HGTV’s Fixer Upper), an interview with National Geographic editor and Baylor alum Janna Dotschkal to famous poet Robert Browning’s stained glass window collection in the Armstrong Browning Library.

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STORY WRITTEN FOR FOCUS MAGAZINE SPRING 2016
Check out my story for State of the Art, Focus Magazine Spring 2016 issue: Point, Click, Photographer which I interview three professional photographers who give insight on the question, is everyone a photographer?

Photographers include Rod Aydelotte who was the on-site photographer/videographer of the 1993 Waco Siege and chief photographer at the Waco Tribune-Herald, Janna Dotschkal, Baylor alum and associate photo editor at National Geographic and Kent Barker, a Dallas-based editorial photographer who has worked for magazines like Rolling Stone, GQ, Esquire and advertising firms such as Nike and Budweiser.

STORY WRITTEN FOR FOCUS MAGAZINE SPRING 2015
Spring semester 2015 I worked as a writer for the Focus Magazine issue, Deep in the Heart. This was my first time writing a food piece but, it turned out to be really fun and exciting to learn more about the central Texas sausage industry and get to meet the people who take such pride in their family businesses. Check out Savory Smokey Sausage in the online magazine.

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ASSISTANT EDITOR — MUSIC ISSUE,
FOCUS MAGAZINE FALL 2014/WINTER 2015
Fall semester 2014 I worked as the Assistant Editor of the Focus Magazine where I helped the Editor-In-Chief, Marissa Marak create the music issue. My involvement included rewriting older versions of stories, editing photos, and writing a piece for the magazine. Feel free to browse the full online magazine.

STORY FOR FOCUS MAGAZINE FALL 2014/WINTER 2015
The story I wrote for the Winter 2015 issue of Focus Magazine is called The Golden Wave Band and focuses on the 2014-2015 Golden Wave Band’s drum majors and the hard work they put into their job. You can find the full story in the online magazine.

Newspaper

RICH, WHITE AND BAPTIST DOESN’T DESCRIBE ALL
Last week, my rhetoric professor asked our class to define the typical Baylor student. Most students responded with answers that included words like “rich,” “white” and “Baptist.”
While I believe most could agree to these definitions of the typical Baylor student, I kept thinking that I, a regular freshman girl, didn’t even fit that stereotype made out of three simple words. Read more…

Baylor Lariat Newspaper: Below are articles written for the Baylor Lariat
Newspaper Jan. 2013 – May 2013.

Alumni     Baylor Grads to be honored at Alumni BanquetRegents Get New MembersAlumni Honored in Hall of FameMcLane Honored for Support of Texas Higher EducationStudentApp: Plants can textAllbritton Exhibit opens window to Baylor’s pastBAA to give $1 million to studentsAngels invest to boost student entrepreneursSurvey says Alumni still love good ol’ Baylor

Student     The Hunt for New Student Regent BeginsThe Student Government Programming Agency Accepts ApplicationsPhi Iota Alpha Fraternity to address Latino Stereotypes in Public ForumBaylor family extends beyond just its graduatesEntrepreneurship Takes Center Stage at BaylorBU Grad studies neurology abroad as Fulbright ScholarPassport payoffs in students’ futureNew Regents NamedBrief: Shocking finish to Sing results in tieBaylor no stranger to gun debateSing Results shock with first-place tieFreshman dies practicing flips for organization eventBaylor to DC this summer to gain political perspective’39 Steps’ promises to delight with murder mysteryMusic, an instrument of faith for students, alumnusProject Greenway winners make green the new blackSteppin’ Out sign-up open through Friday

Community     ‘Bigs’ serve Waco youthBomb threat evacuates 700 at A&M’S Kyle FieldCameras set up in cemetery after vandalismCattle statues more than decor, tells historical storyNightclub to feature popular country band, hopes to have full house

Editorial     Rich, white and Baptist doesn’t describe allViewpoint: Be unselfish celebrate love, not’love’ on Valentine’s DayViewpoint: Independents have clear view of party lines