Blurred Lines: Staying vague on gay penalties impacts Messiah student community

This story was originally published on Aug. 27, 2013 on PennLive. This week, hundreds of freshmen will descend on Messiah College, an interdenominational Christian college in Upper Allen Twp. where differences are “celebrated, appreciated, and allowed to remain distinct” according to the school’s admissions office. During welcome week, as they bid mom and dad farewell,Continue reading “Blurred Lines: Staying vague on gay penalties impacts Messiah student community”

Behind the Scenes: What it takes to put on a Hersheypark Stadium concert

This story was originally published July 8, 2014 on PennLive.com. It was the cover story for Central PA Magazine’s Arts and Entertainment issue, as well as a front-page story for The Patriot-News. Screams surround you as you stand, rocking to the beat, drink in one hand and cell phone in the other. You’re snapping pictureContinue reading “Behind the Scenes: What it takes to put on a Hersheypark Stadium concert”

Gay marriage in Pennsylvania: What it means for the wedding industry and state’s economy

This story was originally published on May 23, 2014 on PennLive.com. With the striking down of the Defense of Marriage Act, wedding bells are in the air — and so are dollar signs. The legalization of same-sex marriage could have economic impacts on the Pennsylvania wedding industry, as the number of people eligible for marriages and wedding ceremonies grows.Continue reading “Gay marriage in Pennsylvania: What it means for the wedding industry and state’s economy”