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NEW HAVEN INDEPENDENT

Trump Does Have City Donors. A Few. You can count the number of New Haven donors to The Donald’s campaign on one hand. August 23, 2016.

Star Teacher Adjusts To New Reality. Drastic changes at Hillhouse High School hinder Jessica Zelenski’s relationships with her students. February 26, 2016

Magnet Enrollment Efforts Fall Short. School officials don’t maximize enrollment, fail to capture $1.2 million in state money. November 5, 2015.

Paradise Blossoms At Riverside Shantytown. Curtis Libert turned an abandoned dump into an outdoor community space made of found objects. October 2, 2015

Flooding Plagues Once-Condemned Apartment. City, legal aid press corporate landlord to repair crumbling housing for Section 8 tenants. August 19, 2015.

White People Cheer On Bernie. Grassroots rally for Sanders’ presidential campaign draws homogenous crowd. July 30, 2015.

Barnard Divided On Principal’s Changes. Teachers, parents split on disciplinary issues. July 10, 2015.

Rodney King, Reality TV Star. One-man show invokes King one day after Charleston shootings. June 19, 2015.

City Hits Liquor Limit; Patil Wins; Patel Loses. State officials miscalculate permit numbers. Drama ensues. May 22, 2015.

Hindu Rites Help Murdered Clerk To Moksha. Funeral service for Sanjay Patel, shot by armed robbers. April 16, 2015.

What Price Partnership? A closer look at a proposed partnership between the district and a charter network. February 17, 2015.

Afghan Refugees: IRIS Misuses Resettlement $$$. Five refugees claim the local resettlement agency is neglecting to help them find jobs or housing. Dec. 29, 2014.

Pioneering Needle Exchange Keeps Saving Lives. Also still needs funding. Dec. 1, 2014.

PANAMA FREELANCE 

Why so many ships fly Panama’s flag. Panama, a small nation of just three million, has the largest shipping fleet in the world. BBC News, August 4, 2014.

Little Isthmus on the Big Silver Screen. Abner Benaim is trying to bring films that fulfill a desire for familiarity to his home country of Panama. OZY, June 20, 2014.

Black Nationalist Messiah Marcus Garvey: the Early Years. Famed for his promotion of black nationalism in the U.S. and the Caribbean, Marcus Garvey also had a little-known but outsize impact in Central America. OZY, June 3, 2014.

Is Racism Behind Panama’s Canal Zone Land Grabs? Arco Iris residents are planning to take the Panamanian government to the Supreme Court. Equal Times, May 2, 2014.

Climbing the Highest Mountain in Panama- Volcan Baru. I take risks, I survive. Panama CyberSpace News, April 15, 2014.

The Hot Cool of Panamanian Calypso. Renovating a dying Caribbean genre. OZY, March 7, 2014.

Two Women and a Mosque: A Convert Community Grows in Panama City. Panamanian Muslim converts seek safe space from discrimination. Religion Dispatches, January 27, 2014.

Western Privilege and Anti-Black Racism in Panama. Being both black and American in Panama. Racialicious, December 18, 2013.

SELECTED FEATURES

Registered Offense. Why do seven sex offenders live in a hotel next to Yale University? The New Journal (Yale University), December 2011.

Game: Cracking Down on Ecuador’s Illegal Meat Trade. Over-hunting in the Amazon rainforest. The Yale Globalist, May 2012.

Let’s Talk Race, Face-to-Face. Yalies prefer debating race issues online. The Yale Daily News, December 2011.

The Syn is Dead/Long Live the Syn. An autopsy of student anarchism. The New Journal (Yale University), April 2013.

One Man’s Trash. Eating garbage—by choice. The New Journal (Yale University), October 2010.

SELECTED NEWS STORIES

Toledo man, 47, dies after being shot in vehicle. The Toledo Blade, August 2, 2010.

Emotions dampen observance of bomb dropped over Hiroshima. The Toledo Blade, August 6, 2010.

Cullen Park group opposed to Corps of Engineers plans. The Toledo Blade, July 26, 2010.

Three from area first black veterans on Honor Flight. The Toledo Blade, July 21, 2010.

Classmates gather to remember kindergarten victimThe Toledo Blade, June 11, 2010.

Volunteers, groups offer tornado aid. The Toledo Blade, June 8, 2010.

SELECTED BLOG POSTS

Catcalls and Car Honks: A Culture of Machismo in Peru. Navigating lecherous gazes on Lima’s streets. The Yale Globalist, June 2012.

I Finca Better Go: Knowing When to Re-route a Journey. Orchid farm adventure gone wrong. The Yale Globalist, August 2011.

Hunting Practice. Blowguns and poison arrows in the Amazon. The Yale Globalist. July 2011.

PAST BLOG SITES

Chasing a REDD Herring

Monkey Business in Yasuni

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