WHO I AM. WHAT I DO.
The first article I ever wrote was awful. It was my first month at Elon University and my story was so bad that my editor-in-chief cut it from the paper. My editor lied and told me the story just needed “more time to develop” — a phrase we now use to mean garbage. That was three years ago, I haven't had a story cut since.
My young career in reporting has taken me to refugee camps in Jordan, Confederate rallies in the South, presidential inaugurations in the capital and so many more incredible places. At Elon, where I study Journalism and International & Global Studies — I am as obsessed with Elon News Network (ENN), the student-run news organization on campus, as ever. I'm from the Philippines but have been studying in the U.S. since 2014.
I hope my work in and out of class will lead me to a career as an investigative journalist. This website contains some of my best work, which is constantly in progress and a journey I'm happy to share.
MY BEST, SO FAR...
The Urge to Unionize
Non-tenure-track faculty members organize a union at Elon
Faculty members at Elon University are working toward creating the institution's first non-tenure-track faculty union by the end of fall 2018... Click here to read more and here to visit all ENN's union coverage.
This story was Part I of a series regarding the faculty union:
Part I: Non-tenure-track faculty fight to unionize at Elon
Part II: President Book responds to Elon Faculty Forward
Part III: Three deans respond to union movement
Part IV: SGA stays neutral regarding potential faculty union
Part V: Union no longer represents two faculty ranks
Part VI: How labor laws would affect a union at Elon
The Battery Man
Shan Roy's journey into the electric motorcycling industry
Facing his parents, just weeks shy of turning 16, Shan Roy knew from the looks on their faces the chance of unwrapping his dream gift on his birthday were slim... Click here to read more and here to watch the broadcast package.
Cleaning up Michael's Mess
Crews focus on damage from hurricane's heavy wind
Wendy Williams’ first rays of sunshine Friday morning were through the damaged branches of an oak tree. She was donning soundproof earmuffs... Click here to read more.
This story was Part III of a series regarding Hurricane Michael:
Part I: Rains from Tropical Storm Michael drench Elon
Part II: Moseley Center turned into a student shelter
Part III: Cleaning up Michael's Mess on campus
Part IV: A readjusted power line may 'be the one affecting Elon'
Part V: Power at Elon has been restored