Here are some blog posts I’ve written.
- “Wrapped” - This is a story I wrote about eating disorders and the road to recovery. “Wrapped” involved some of the most emotional interviews I have ever conducted, which I hope came through in the story.
- “The Deadly Appetite Suppressant” - I was always intrigued by models smoking to stay thin. The effect nicotine had on weight control were obvious, but I wanted to know if this act was something college kids actually tried to maintain or lose weight.
- “Just a Bit Outside” - The New York Yankees spent the 2009-10 offseason buying a championship-caliber team. When they won the World Series in 2010, it essentially reaffirmed that free agency and high salaries were the way to build championship contenders. The problem, of course, is that MLB does not have a salary cap, so there’s a sizable gap between the elite and the rest of the league.
- “Goalie Fights, a Bloody History” - In magazine editing, we were assigned to write a brief department that we could expand into a bigger project online. While I tried to brainstorm ideas for ways to go completely visual with the assignment, I watched a vicious game between the Pittsburgh Penguins and New York Islanders, which included a rare goalie fight. The fight inspired me to start sifting through hours of goalie fights from the last 30+ years and rank the most memorable ones.
- “Go Jets, Go!” - I am a huge relocation junkie. I love to research sports market attendance and revenue, the sustainability of venues, and leases between franchises and cities. I had followed the case of the Phoenix Coyotes for well over a year by this point and it really seemed like Winnipeg was closing in on getting an NHL franchise again. Those rumors inspired me to look into how they lost a team in the first place and the emotional toll on the city.
- “The Pizza Style Guide” - I was responsible for creating and maintaining a blog for one of my classes. Just a few weeks before, I had finished up my first summer as a delivery boy and cook at a pizza shop. With pizza on my mind (and horror stories from making deliveries), I decided to make pizza the focal point of a semester’s worth of writing. Tossing the Dough earned me the title “pizza major” around Newhouse. Some would say that’s too much pizza. I’d argue that’s not possible.