Sunday, May 06, 2007

Do you know what "maxillofacial" means?

Click here to find out! This is my final Bronx Beat story about a doctor who specializes in treating a unique variety of patients.

(PS- I promise to soon have some more real posts and not just links to my stories. I'm graduating May 16, and will be off for a few weeks before my internship begins!)


Monday, April 23, 2007

Movin' on up!

My latest piece for the Bronx Beat was a profile of Damon Evans, a former star of "The Jeffersons" who is now a graduating senior at Bronx Community College. At 57, Evans still has a lot of movin' up he wants to do.


Sunday, March 11, 2007

Bronx Beat

Our coverage of the devastating fire in the Bronx last week. And my unrelated story, also in the latest issue.


Daylight savings?

This daylight savings time thing makes me uneasy. We're not actually changing how much light we get, so how can we save energy? My Dad and Andrew have spent countless minutes trying to explain this to me, but with no apparent effect. Andrew says there is a group of farmers in Alabama or somewhere that refuse to abide by daylight savings time. "We don't need our time saved," Andrew yelled, imitating them in a Southern accent. "You need to be saved!" I think I will go live with these men on their timeless farm in Alabama.

Sunday, February 25, 2007

Life on four wheels

My story on wheelchair life in the Bronx.


Monday, February 19, 2007

Ode to Bedbugs

Not your typical love story.


Saturday, January 27, 2007

Bedbugs in the Bronx

I'm working on my first story as health reporter for the Bronx Beat - it's a service article on how to deal with bedbugs, how to know if you have them, what to do if your home is infested, who is responsible (landlord or tenant), etc. I'm having trouble nailing down a source in the South Bronx who has experienced a bedbug problem or is currently a bedbug victim and who would be willing to talk to me about it. If you know anyone, please write me at cmh2133[at]columbia[dot]edu.

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Thank you!


Sunday, January 21, 2007

Hard Questions

Two articles in the New York Times today about a recent kidnapping that sparked national attention ask hard questions about the press and about what it means to be a good neighbor.

This op-ed piece forces any journalist, or anyone who reads or watches the news, to question how we exposed these kidnapping survivors.

And this article about the guilt neighbors feel for not noticing a kidnapper and his victim in their midst must make us ask ourselves whether staying out of other people's business really is polite.

I'd be more than glad to hear some opinions on these pieces and the questions they raise.