Features & Profiles

Longform, magazine-style reporting always makes my heart sing.

A System, A Symphony: El Sistema Makes Music and More at Mitchell Elementary

A dedicated music teacher introduces Venezuela’s “El Sistema” music program at a lower-income elementary school. The results are amazing.

Thrift Store Profits Create (A Lot of) Cash for Local Schools

A thrift store has become a $1 million enterprise, and its beneficiary is the student population at the local public schools.

Hugs and Drugs

How a 200-sq-ft pharmacy, tucked in the back of a liquor store, became a critical dispensary for HIV/AIDS and cancer patients.

Skyline High School’s First Female Football Player Proves She’s Tough As Nails

The linebacker stepped on her forearm, leaving it black and bruised for more than a week. But no matter: “It’s just another bruise,” she said.