Monthly Archives: March 2013

From this Sunday: BAE Systems story

Wanted to post this quick this morning.

I’m pretty tired from a crazy (and it was CrAzY) St. Patrick’s Day weekend.

Here’s my story that ran this weekend about the potential shutdown of lines at the local BAE Systems factory.

 

Twitter archive 2008: Stupid stuff I said back then

I started using Twitter as an intern in 2008 at the Patriot-News.

Since then, apparently, I have tweeted more than 11,000 times.

Now, Twitter is allowing its users to relive the fun of that first time they tried to fit an expression into 140 characters.

I have to admit … I was hesitant to download my Twitter archive.

It felt too much like the time I tried to hunt down the old Xanga page where I’d post angsty rants about my parents with total disregard for the Internet’s public nature.

But I did it. Behold, my first Tweet. If I had known I’d still be looking at these in 2013, I might have said something more intelligent than …

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First try at New Hive: A graphic on BAE Systems and the proposed shutdown of the Bradley Industrial Base

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So, it’s 10 p.m., and I really wish I was watching Chicago Fire.

However, I got addicted to New Hive instead. Continue reading

A ‘Thank You’ from the students at Central York High School

We got a note from the students over at Central York High School that just made my day Friday.

As you recall, wle did a NewsVroom presentation for two journalism classes a couple weeks ago.

Anywho, you can read it for yourselves.

A lot of them seemed SUPER enthused about getting out of the cubicle.

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Adult footie pajamas: A trend story that’s warm and cozy

Horrible picture. These were taken the day my mom gave me Penn State footie pajamas.

Horrible picture. These were taken the day my mom gave me Penn State footie pajamas.

Click here to read my story on the adult footie pajama trend that’s sweeping the nation.

As some of you know, I’m a huge footie pajama advocate.

In fact, I blogged about the topic not too long ago for YDR.

Ever since then, I’ve been scouring York County in a search for my fellow footie brethren.

One day last month, I had the hankering for a light-hearted story. Continue reading

A month of music: A lack thereof and a LIVE concert

The stage of the Strand all decked out for Think Loud's after party on Feb. 28. Later in the night, the curtains opened and Live played with a backdrop of empty seats.

The stage of the Strand all decked out for Think Loud’s after party on Feb. 28. Later in the night, the curtains opened and Live played with a backdrop of empty seats.

The past couple weeks, for me, have been about music.

First, there was the lack thereof.

Last week, we broke this story about Harley-Davidson removing radios from its plants as a matter of safety and productivity protocol.

I know what you’re thinking. (Some people even emailed me to share their two cents.)

“Why is this a story?” 

“What are you going to write about next? The contents of Harley’s vending machines? The employees’ bathroom breaks?”

Truthfully, this isn’t really a story about Harley at all. Continue reading