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News: Steve Rittereiser Leaves (June 2011) .PDF
I got a call from my Editor in Chief about an hour before a memorial service for a ROTC instructor who had passed away, so I donned a suit and went to the service. I obtained permission to take pictures, but chose to add the picture of the Soldier's Cross rather than the formal military portrait that was at the memorial.
This was a profile I did on a fellow student I knew my freshman year. His life was a train-wreck, and I thought it would be great to educate others on the consequences of poor decisions.
This was a project that I completed over several weeks during an Investigative Journalism class. It includes a full double truck of diagrams, articles, graphs and a map concerning crime statistics on campus. I felt that the Annual Crime Report did not reflect what students wanted to know about crime on their campus. I completed numerous interviews, I officially requested the daily crime log from Campus Police, and I reviewed every entry for the previous year. To organize the multitude of data, I utilized Excel, Access and InDesign.
Jeremy's Jurisdiction was the title of the column I held while I was the Opinion Editor at The Observer. I wanted to touch on everything: politics, sports, education, my personal views, etc. I managed five other columnists and also handled Letters to the Editor.