Paint it Black: Where are they now?

Paint it Black: Where are they now?

The Times-Delphic published this feature article in their November 20, 2019 print edition. You can find the #PaintitBlack documentary on my website here. — On Nov. 16, 2018, the Drake community gathered on painted street to cover student organizations’ squares with black paint, symbolizing Drake University’s solidarity with students of color on campus. It took ten days long days of meeting and persuading and organizing in the midst of a crisis to pull the whole thing together.  Dozens of people were…

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The #PaintitBlack Project Documentary

The #PaintitBlack Project Documentary

At 35 minutes, the Paint it Black documentary includes interviews with student leaders like Courtney Guein and Tim Gant, as well as with members of Drake University’s administration like President Marty Martin and Provost Sue Mattison. This footage chronicles the events on Drake’s campus during November 2018 following the racist threat made against a Drake student on November 7th. Reporting by Rachel James. Shooting, editing and producing by me, Madeleine Leigh.

Review of the Lumineers’ third album, III

Review of the Lumineers’ third album, III

Originally posted to the Times-Delphic here. — The Lumineers, an indie band best known for hit singles “Stubborn Love,” and “Ophelia,” released their third album, III, on September 13, 2019.   III is so named not just because of its position in The Lumineers’ chronology, but also because it’s a story told in three parts.  A story focused on the perils of addiction. A history of addiction  Lead vocalist Wesley Shultz and drummer Jeremiah Fraites have drawn on their own experiences…

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Why I Want To Be A Journalist

Why I Want To Be A Journalist

Here’s an excerpt of my writing from 2018. My passion for journalism remains unwavering and something I love to share. The Fourth Branch When I was eight years old, my favorite comic book character was Lois Lane, an intrepid reporter who stopped at nothing to find and print the truth.  She risked life and limb following leads with a strength of will I admired more than any superpower her counterpart, Clark Kent, ever possessed.  Almost every story found her exposing…

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