Chelsea Ratcliff Bush

Welcome to the class blog for Introduction to News Writing, Section 004, Fall 2016.

This semester, student-journalists in this course tackled Trump, homelessness, Black Friday hooliganism, animal abuse, pharmaceutical price hikes, Utah’s impending earthquake, mental illness stimga, sexual assault, the life of a drug dealer, and much more.


Enterprise Stories:


Object[ed]: A Light in the Mist of Contemporary Art by FOREST SMITH

How Pharmacists are Helping to Address Rising Prescription Costs by BRYAN CROCKETT

College for Debtors by JOHNNY JONES

From Dime Sacks to Kilos: The Life of a Salt Lake City Drug Dealer by CHRIS OREGON

We Want You, Teachers! by KAILEN STUCKI

Creative Learning: Hartland Brings Dance to the Community by VICTORIA WORKMAN

Why Should We Shop Local? The Struggles of the Self-employed by JULIANNE MORRIS

Black Friday: No Rules? by HAILEY KIRKWOOD


Shoppers fill the aisles at a Walmart in Price, Utah.

What to Expect When You’re Expecting an Earthquake by ANDREW LAKE

Puppy Love, Or Is It? by JEFFREY FULTON

PJ’s Forgotten Children: Giving Back for Christmas by ASHLEY MEIER

Will Ski Resort Ridesharing Solve Traffic Challenges for Utah Skiers? by ABDIFATAH GEDI

A Climate Change Skeptic in Office Could Help the Environment by ANNA STUMP

Entrepreneurship Elevated by JACOB SEBERT


Enlarge Your Experience at the UAC in Korea by KANGHO LEE (RUPERT)

Shock Waves from Trump by KRISTA MITCHELL

Opioids: Good or Bad? by ALLISON PETERSON

Stigma Against College Students With Mental Illness by SHAE BARBER


Gay Straight Alliance of Pine View High School by FELICITY HENDERSON

Abuse in Utah: It’s More Common Than We Think by KALYN DEWEY

Giving Hope and Happiness by CICILY PERSCHON

Educating College Students About Sexual Assault on Campus by JACQUELINE VARGAS

Profile Stories:

Life on the Rails by ANNA STUMP

Wal-Mart and the Homeless Population by FELICITY HENDERSON

Life of a DJ: Official Scoop on DJ Dizz by VICTORIA WORKMAN

Albatross: Salt Lake City’s Best Kept Record Store Secret by ASHLEY MEIER


Leader of the New Antioch Church in Salt Lake City by JACQUELINE VARGAS

The Creative Process by JACOB SEBERT

Bastille Pushing Utah Fashion Forward: A Conversation With Jessica by CHRIS OREGON

Lumberjack Tracks: Recording Studio Highlighting Local Artists by ABDIFATAH GEDI

Carry On: The Journey of Mike Winder by JEFFREY FULTON

Golfing is More Than a Swing by BRYAN CROCKETT

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From Corporate to Local: The Start of Urban Blues by JULIANNE MORRIS

What’s the Beef on Utah? by JOHNNY JONES

Youthlinc: Creating Lifetime Humanitarians by SHAE BARBER

I Can See Clearly Now: The Journey of a Window Cleaner by FOREST SMITH

How Averie Vockel Packs a Punch by MORGAN VANDERVEEN

Why Gygi’s Has Been at the Top of the Kitchen Wholesale Game Since 1945 by HAILEY KIRKWOOD

The Creative Mind of Tessa Barton by KAILEN STUCKI

Ruby Snap: Inside the Cookie with Tami by CICILY PERSCHON

Is Freakin Rad, Freaking Rad? A Self-Made YouTube Company by KRISTA MITCHELL


Cupbop is a Huge Trend in Utah by KANGHO LEE (RUPERT)

Intermountain Healthcare: Constant Growth in the Medical World by ANDREW LAKE

Career Advice from Alta View Hospital’s CMO by KALYN DEWEY