Used books and vinyls are given a new home at Books & Melodies


The used book and music shop in Eastwood gets new items every day, adding to its extensive collection that spans five rooms and a basement. For my final article at The Daily Orange, I pitched the idea of featuring a local record and book store that not many students know about or get to explore.

Local ‘tattoonist,’ owner of Classic Trilogy Tattoo represents shop on ‘Ink Master’


Tattoo artist Thom Bulman opened his own shop two years ago, combining his love for tattoos with toys and collectables from comics and movies. I went to the tattoo shop three times to talk to Thom and one of his coworkers and to see what made the shop so special — the toys and collectables.

Tennis program makes pros out of children with autism


For children with autism, social skills can be tough. This program at Drumlins Tennis Club kicks off its second session Saturday to develop those skills using tennis. This story was my first A1 and is still one of my favorite stories I have worked on. The program is nationwide and gets kids with autism more involved with the world of sports.

Newhouse director Timi Komonibo balances recruiting students with running fashion enterprise


Komonibo founded her social enterprise, Style Lottery, in 2013. Four years later, she is a recipient of 2017 Bustle’s Upstart Award for her work in business, fashion and philanthropy. I talked to Timi about what started as her “open closet” policy with her sisters but then turned into a fashion philanthropy.

30 men don teal to aid in the fight against ovarian cancer


Every September, Hope for Heather selects 30 Syracuse men to fight ovarian cancer by spreading awareness during National Ovarian Cancer Awareness month. The story details how two parents keep their daughter’s passion of health awareness alive with the help of their community.

SU alumnus recruits future Planters Peanutters with NUTmobile


Alumnus Liam Sullivan and his peanutter partners Elise Grover and Iara Aldape brought the peanut on wheels to Syracuse University last week to recruit and talk about their times on the “nutty highways of America.” I was able to talk to the three peanutters in the NUTmobile and find out how they travel around the East Coast in a peanut.