Clips from my time as an Anime News Network news intern in 2015

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I recently noticed that Anime News Network began listing bylines on all articles in its news section (where I interned for six months in 2015) and as several employers have reached out to me with potential work opportunities, I decided to index a few clips for easy review.

Though I ended the internship in one of the lowest mental health states of my life, I’ve completely rebounded since. Working on ANN’s news desk in a 24-hour virtual newsroom with multiple deadlines each day was a phenomenal experience. In addition to assisting with translation, editing, and other administrative tasks, here are some of stories I wrote:  Continue reading

Clips from the rewarding Leduc Rep reporting gig I held in summer 2017

 

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I worked as a reporter at the Leduc Rep weekly newspaper from the start of June until the end of August 2017. The newsroom was small, but my audience was engaged. My writing and photography also served several municipalities, appearing in the Devon Dispatch, Beaumont News and several other small papers. I was worked to the bone, but I learned a lot in the process. Here are some of my favourite stories from the internship.

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UPDATE: Overwatch’s D.Va joining Heroes of the Storm roster

“You do not have to fight alone”

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D.Va is set to lend her fellow Overwatch hero Genji a helping hand as a Heroes of the Storm playable character, Blizzard Entertainment announced today.

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Runescape kicks off new expansion schedule with ‘Menaphos: The Golden City’

The ruling Pharaoh isn’t eager to greet new interlopers

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Developer Jagex stood out last April by continuing legacy server support of Old School Runescape while its competitor in World of Warcraft closed its largest private server, much to chagrin of players. But that eye for the past was complimented by updates to the current game, too. Now, in an attempt to please fans of the modern experience, Runescape will open gates that have long been closed to its players with a series of new expansions.

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Winter 2017 Anime Preview: 
Demi-chan wa Kataritai


screenshot-2017-01-07-21-04-37Demi-chan wa Kataritai (Interviews With Monster Girls) strikes an excellent balance between portraying normalcy with its snappy dialogue and letting the unique aspects of its world shine.

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Gjallarhorn left behind in Destiny: The Taken King? Maybe not

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Hey, I know I haven’t posted here in nearly a year, but long story put reductively short, I was busy putting about 2300 hours into Bungie’s Destiny, so I’ve got two cents to toss around.

In Bungie’s Thursday Weekly Update, it answered some FAQs from the community in regards to its Year Two Live Stream from earlier in the week leading up to Destiny: The Taken King.

One thing that dismayed many Destiny fans was the answer to whether or not the infamous Gjallarhorn exotic rocket launcher would be upgraded in power similar to some of the other exotic weapons in the game like the Suros Regime auto rifle that was detailed during the reveal stream. That answer was no.

Did you redesign Gjallarhorn?
  • Gjallarhorn will remain a Year One Exotic at Year One levels

But don’t worry, using some simple math and the information Bungie revealed this week, I’ll explain why this may not be as big a deal as some people believe.

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