My Crusade To Turn UC Red

Texting and Driving

The rising number of fatalities resulting from distracted driving led me to start the Turn UC Red campaign.
(Photo by frankieleon, Flickr)

In April 2010, right before I graduated from college, I learned an important lesson about what it takes to make a difference in the world. That was the month I started the Turn UC Red™ campaign at the University of Cincinnati in an effort to get students to put an end to distracted driving. At the time, Oprah Winfrey had already her viewers to sign a No Phone Zone pledge, so I took that idea and ran with it.  Read more of this post

Nancy Hall Gets A Chocolate Facial [VIDEO]

The Chocolate Affair is coming up in Westport next month, and this event has everyone buzzing. Not only is everyone anxious to try all the yummy treats at the event, but there’s something else that people want to know about: the chocolate facial from Body Bliss Spa. Read more of this post

CBS WKBT News Anchor Responds To Bully On Air [VIDEOS / POLL]

Bullying is a huge problem these days. We’ve all seen the “It Gets Better” campaign videos featuring various actors who promise kids that bullying eventually stops. The recent documentary, Bully, also helped raise awareness about the issue. But the truth is, bullying doesn’t always stop. Sometimes even adults get bullied, as happened with CBS WKBT news anchor Jennifer Livingston in La Crosse, Wis. when a viewer called her fat.  Read more of this post

Johnson Finds A Home

Johnson the Lab Mix

Johnson was just one of the many animals at the Texarkana Animal Shelter. (Photo by Jathan Fink)

One of the great things about my job is that I get to use my platform as a journalist to help my community. Recently, I was called on to help an animal in our local kill shelter.  Read more of this post

Clark Kent Leaves the Daily Planet

Superman at the Daily Planet

DC Comics


Clark Kent is calling it quits. After working for years at the Daily Planet, he’s throwing in the towel because, (gasp!), he still has the gall to want to write real news.  Read more of this post