Fallen Officer Katie Thyne eulogized: ‘Her name will be mentioned forever’
The Lowell Sun | Feb. 1, 2020
The beat of a drum and shuffle of steps are the only audible sounds as officers from across the country move down East Merrimack Street. Bag pipes break the silence. Officer Katie Thyne’s team solemnly carries her casket up the steps to Immaculate Conception Church. Hundreds of miles away from home, they are with her to the very end.
Lowell woman gets 7 to 8 years in fatal shooting
The Lowell Sun | Nov. 1, 2019
A young woman convicted of voluntary manslaughter in a fatal 2018 road-rage shooting in Lowell was sentenced to seven to eight years in state prison Friday.
Visiting Paris? Put this fortified castle in your itinerary
Boston Globe | May 29, 2018
After my morning flight home was canceled, I had two choices: I could panic, or I could chow down another croque monsieur and make the most of every minute in Paris. I chose the latter.
Vaping’s everywhere on campus. What are we college kids getting ourselves into?
Boston Globe Magazine | April 24, 2019
Regular smokers often pick up the habit in their mid-teens, and in 2018 only about 8 percent of high school students had smoked a cigarette in the past 30 days. But that doesn’t mean my generation has kicked the habit.
I am a reporter at the Lowell Sun with a passion for digital storytelling. I cover early morning breaking news and general assignment stories.
In the last year, I've written about calls for transparency at two local nursing homes, where dozens of residents tested positive for COVID-19. I reported from the scene of a Pelham, N.H., church shooting, which left a bishop seriously injured. I wrote about one centenarian sculptor who still has a hand in the family business. And I covered the sentencing of a man convicted with the first-degree murder of two Lowell brothers in 2014.
I also helped launch the Daily Sunrise, a curated newsletter which gained nearly 900 new subscribers in a few months.
I graduated from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2019 with a degree in journalism and a minor in information technology.
While at UMass, I covered state politics as a freelance reporter for the State House News Service. I also completed a co-op at the Boston Globe, where I worked for the Magazine, Travel and Address sections. At the Globe, I pitched stories, wrote, fact-checked, prepared articles for the web, helped manage social media and proofread. A few of my favorite projects included covering stories for the Globe Magazine's first ever Marijuana Issue, writing an Address section cover story and making a data visualization for a magazine feature story.
In 2018, I covered the Online News Association Conference as a member of the Student Newsroom. I learned about tech tools for journalists and reported from conference sessions.
I also served as co-editor in chief of Amherst Wire, the award-winning, student-produced digital publication of the UMass Journalism Department. I edited and published stories, managed the team and oversaw production. Over the years at Amherst Wire, I created interactive infographics, investigated fraternity misconduct and covered breaking news on campus.
In the summer of 2017, I worked as an editorial intern at Design New England, a bi-monthly home and gardens magazine that was part of Boston Globe Media. There, I wrote a feature for the magazine's Visit section. I've also completed internships at the Daily Hampshire Gazette, the Worcester Telegram & Gazette and Worcester Magazine.