What it means to be female in mariachi

Mariachi Flor de Toloache got their start back in 2008. They’re based in New York, but they’ve performed all over the world, from Europe to India. They aren’t your traditional mariachi band. Although… Continue reading

Scripting: Challenging media’s portrayal of black males

  Targeted by law enforcement, criminals, overly aggressive, savages, might be good at sports, might be good at singing or dancing, loud, sex crazed, thugs – these are some of the descriptions seven… Continue reading

Life Undocumented (Preview)

  Mariano is one of the many undocumented immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as minors; this group of people is called DREAMers.  At the age of 17, Mariano packed a bag… Continue reading

Hack the Gender Gap

I’ve recently discovered that I really enjoy video journaling. Here’s the most recent one I’ve created. It’s from my time at my very first hackathon that was a couple weeks ago. 


News21 is a national investigative reporting initiative that I was selected for after being nominated by the Reynolds School of Journalism, which is where I major in journalism at the University of Nevada, Reno.… Continue reading

A look at journalism when it covers tragedies

Journalists have the power to paint the scene and its audience’s perspective on issues as well as the series of events of what really happened. Today, there are so many forms of media… Continue reading

Nevada’s D.J. Fenner: New season, new game

Photos and audio by Alexa Ard D.J. Fenner of the Nevada men’s basketball team has made major strides from his freshman year. As a sophomore, Fenner is a part of the starting lineup,… Continue reading

SportsMinded Women: A podcast that looks inside the female athletic mind

ESPN’s Shelley Smith: Female sports journalists then & now, and Smith’s battle with cancer 

CANCER: The Unseen Opponent

CANCER: The Unseen Opponent was awarded the Steve Martarano Best Published Article award by the Reynolds School of Journalism on May 5, 2015 after being published in The Nevada Sagebrush in 2014. Photo by… Continue reading

Coach put Nevada on the map

“That’s the guy,” said Paul Mitchell, a professor at the Reynolds School of Journalism who served on the selection committee for the next Nevada men’s basketball head coach. “That guy right there is… Continue reading