I worked as the health and housing beat reporter for the Daily Nebraskan during my time at the University of Nebraska- Lincoln. I went to weekly residence hall meetings and frequented the campus clinic. Both the Affordable Care Act rollout and the 2013 government shutdown happened during my time as a reporter, so I wrote quite a bit about those events.
Here are some of my favorite stories (The headlines are hyperlinked):
The Affordable Care Act is a complicated piece of legislation, and many Nebraskans, especially students, weren’t sure what to expect. I explained in this front page story.
The Centers for Disease Control were furloughed by the federal shutdown just as flu season started, so I talked to University Health Center officials about how it would affect flu shots.
I wrote about nine ways the government shutdown of 2013 affected students, including financial aid and G.I. Bill benefits.
As part of my health beat, I looked into electronic cigarettes. While they may be trendy in the United States, a 2013 French study claimed they aren’t as safe as people thought.
Don Wilhite, a climatologist and professor in University of Nebraska-Lincoln School of Natural Resources, was named a fellow in the American Meteorological Society and asked to head committees for an international water program.
The Great Plains Art Museum was renovated in hopes of attracting more visitors and is now showing off its new design.
Shirin Ebadi, the 2003 Nobel Peace Prize winner, came to my campus to talk about Iran, democracy and freedom of speech.