So I’ve been doing things, you know? In my time of covering the Olympics for the Ubyssey, I’ve ran around, developed a monster arm, and had delicious delicious japanese cuisine. Here’s the roundup of journalism made by yours truly:
Heart Attack protest leads to vandalism, arrests in downtown Vancouver – a news article about the Heart Attack protests from Saturday in the Ubyssey;
What we saw of the protests – After the mad dash that was covering Heart Attack ended, me and the Ubyssey’s Samantha Jung got interviewed by the Boston Globe! Here’s the article they wrote featuring us.
Convergence 2010 – Tara Martellaro, Kate Barbaria, and I shot coverage of the Convergence protests and put it on YouTube. We have shotgun mics and wicked stand-up reporting!
Heart Attack 2010 – …and the next morning, I got out of bed and ran downtown as fast as I could to go shoot this footage. No shotgun, no stand-ups, (or any video of dudes breaking stuff) but an interview with a DTES guy originally from Fort Mac and policemen with assault rifles.
Winning silver, not losing gold – Jenn Heil would like to enjoy her moguls silver, except that everyone keeps asking her about how she feels about not winning gold.
Charges brought against three Heart Attack protestors, four released – Of the seven they took to jail, only three stuck around, on assault of a police officer charges and weapons possession.
Olympic protests draw first-time activists – There are many protestors on many different subjects–not all of them are what you’d expect.
Bilodeau honoured to be Olympic champion, intimidated by popularity – Canadian gold medalist Alex Bilodeau finds it weird to be talked about as if he was like Wayne Gretzky, but knows he’ll probably end up in Trivial Pursuit.
Spectators upset over ticket cancellation – The 20,000 canceled tickets at Cypress put a lot of people out, from tourists to convenience store managers to students.
Silver is great present for thrilled St-Gelais – Marianne St-Gelais just wanted to calm down and have fun on her birthday… and compete in short-track speed skating.
CUP’s Olympic Adventure – The excellent Jamie Ross interviewed me on the CUPcast about some of the goings on, which was neat.
Shutting off: Can you ever stop working at the Olympics? – A post for the Ubyssey’s behind the scenes blog about how hard it is to not be in journalist mode all of the time.
Montgomery honoured to be “the coolest guy” – Canadian skeleton gold-medal-winner Jon Montgomery is pretty much the rad dude, but also wants to make sure he makes a difference.
Negative focus has women’s hockey players scratching their heads – The Canadian women’s hockey team has gotten some bad rap recently, from their post-game celebrations to the future of their sport at the Olympics. Is it deserved?
Team spirit leads speed skaters to best performance – They compete individually, but Canada’s speed skaters say their 14 top-eight finishes, 10 finals appearances, and 5 medals come down to team spirit.
Martin finally gets his gold – They had some history, but Kevin Martin wanted to win a medal for more than himself–for the country.
BLACKOUT combats censorship – So many words are published about the Olympics, but how many of them reflect peoples’ actual feelings? BLACKOUT let anyone–even VANOC-affiliated types–say their piece by using black markers to erase words, leaving a poem with what remained.
I’ve been tweeting some live updates to the Ubyssey twitter account, along with the other editors, and I’ve been helping to edit the print editions from February 15th to March 1st. I’ll post my other articles when they come!