I wrote this feature on Les Abattoirs, slaughterhouses-turned-slaughterhouses, in Casablanca, Morocco with the help of Round Earth Media during spring 2018. It was published by CityLab at the beginning of 2019.
CASABLANCA—At the edge of the city sits Les Abattoirs, a crumbling cathedral of art-deco architecture that served as the city’s slaughterhouse for more than a century. After the last generation of butchers left in 2002 the nearly 14-acre complex became the unlikely home of a public art movement in a city where art, fighting uphill against a lack of space, funding, and free expression, struggles to be accessible. Les Abattoirs changed that, bringing free performances, workshops, and concerts to the industrial, working-class neighborhood of Hay Mohammadi.
'We're in the corner': The Knox Student
An investigative look into the disparity between fraternity and sorority housing on Knox College's campus.. Winner of the 2017 Ida M. Tarbell Prize in Investigative Reporting.
The sisters of Delta Delta Delta have to clear out of their house by 9:00 p.m. every night for curfew, despite having their own keys. They are not allowed to sleep over in the house.
The sorority houses, all located behind SMC on South Academy Street, are not residential, despite the fact that they are all repurposed faculty housing. Alpha Sigma Alpha’s new house, which was just repurposed at the beginning of this term, was once inhabited by Deans Deb and Craig Southern. ...
DACA-mented students linger in limbo: The Knox Student
For the first issue of the year, I decided to address how the changes to DACA affected students on our campus.
Sophomore Michel Mora does not know what will happen when her protection under DACA expires on March 30.
“No one has said anything about what will happen after March. Once March comes, we’ll see. I guess in a way it’s kind of scary not knowing what’s going to happen to you. … It’s all in the hands of the [politicians] right now,” Mora said.