Senate Education Committee moves bill requiring teacher drug screenings and background checks

Posted on March 5, 2014

By Hannah Wise The Senate committee on education ducked discussion of creating a Kansas public charter school act Tuesday, but moved two other bills to the Senate floor. The committee last heard testimony on the establishment of charter schools on Feb. 14 and further discussion was slated for Tuesday’s hearing. If passed, the measure would increase the number of charter schools in the state by allowing more public entities to establish ...

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House Energy Committee considers resolution against federal climate change plans

Posted on March 5, 2014

By Hannah Wise Originally published on #### in ####.  The Kansas House Committee on Energy and Environment heard testimony Thursday on a non-binding resolution to oppose President Barack Obama’s recent plan to curb the effects of climate change. The president’s Climate Action Plan from June 2013 calls for the United States, by 2020, to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to 17 percent below 2005 levels. It is up to the Environmental ...

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Kansas House panel considers opt-in-only sex education

Posted on March 5, 2014

By Hannah Wise Originally published February 18, 2014 in the Lawrence Journal-World TOPEKA — What began as a hearing about human health and sex education for Kansas students evolved Tuesday into a debate on parental involvement and best school practices. The House education committee heard testimony on HB 2620, which would prohibit school districts from providing health and sex education to students without written consent from a ...

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Assorted “for fun” design work

Posted on December 2, 2013

I've been going back through my computer and found some of the more random things that I made in the past year. Most are Kansas related, imagine that! These are a running collection of some of the random graphic design things I have made for myself. Generally that means I am posting them to Facebook and Twitter to publicize something cool that I'm up to.

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Jayhawker 2013

Posted on November 20, 2013

The print edition of Jayhawker, a magazine publication from The University Daily Kansan. Published in 2013.

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Forget what you heard: A look at Hip-Hop in Lawrence, Kan.

Posted on November 20, 2013

I designed this series which ran as the centerpiece story for the Summer Kansan during 2011. The story, by Calvin McConnell, is about the Hip-Hop scene in Lawrence from the DJs to academics.

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Time is not on our side

Posted on November 20, 2013

I designed this feature story by Josh Hafner for The University Daily Kansan. The story focused on how students are working themselves late into the night and risking their health to be at the top of their class and to finish their degrees, but to what cost?

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Wendy Davis’ 13-Hour Filibuster

Posted on September 10, 2013

This Dallas Morning News interactive highlights the social media world's reaction to Texas Sen. Wendy Davis' 13-hour filibuster against proposed abortion legislation in the state senate. The measure later passed in a special session called by Gov. Rick Perry, but Davis' actions helped to increase awareness about the legislation and Texas politics. Tap the photo to experience the interactive. 

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Royal Baby mania

Posted on September 9, 2013

For this Dallas Morning News interactive, I rocked the Sex Pistols as inspiration and explored the British Royal Family in anticipation for Will and Kate's new baby. Tap the photo to experience the interactive. 

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Celebrating Independence Day in DFW

Posted on September 9, 2013

I was tasked with creating a guide to Fourth of July in the Dallas-Fort Worth area for The Dallas Morning News' flagship iPad app. I was trying to figure out the best way to display the information in a fun and informative way when I remembered how much fun it was to light paint with sparklers. I thought the best idea would be to make a GIF of Texas-themed light paintings. Out of the good graces of the universe some of my very best friends, ...

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