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Banking On It: An image problem could be why the Greater Syracuse Land Bank lost $1.5 million in funding
Oct. 9, 2017 | Placement: A1  

The Greater Syracuse Land Bank acquires the city’s vacant, abandoned and tax-delinquent houses and puts them to productive use. Over the summer all of the Land Bank’s city funding was cut. I uncovered why and the impact it will have moving forward.

City Split: School segregation in the Syracuse City School District

Feb. 1, 2017 | Placement: A1  

The city of Syracuse has one of the most segregated school districts in the country. The article covers how housing and property taxes play a part in segregation and proposed solutions.

This nonprofit brought Price Rite to the southwest side and filled its job vacancies, too
Apr. 12, 2017 | Placement: A1

The opening of a Price Rite supermarket eliminated one of Syracuse’s “food deserts.” I covered the nonprofit that spent almost a decade lobbying for its creation and the role its staff played in filling its job opening with local community members.

Seeking Sanctuary: Undocumented students look to Syracuse University to fight Trump’s promised immigration agenda

Dec. 4, 2016 | Placement: A1  

Syracuse University participated in a national walk to get its administration to declare the university a “sanctuary campus” for undocumented immigrants. My article looks further into what it means to be a sanctuary campus and includes the stories of two undocumented students. 

Father-son duo went from being on the run to running a music production company
Apr. 3, 2017 | Placement: A1  

Makhai Bailey, a 17-year-old rapper from Syracuse, co-owns Freeborn Music Productions alongside his father. The label promotes the idea of spreading positive messages through rap music.

Latinx series

 I spearheaded the paper's first Latinx series spotlighting local figures working to increase the representation of the Latinx community in Syracuse and beyond.

Protest Coverage

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