The Philadelphia Inquirer
Casey wrote nearly 30 stories during her summer internship at The Philadelphia Inquirer. They are most easily accessible via philly.com. Some of her favorites include:
- What’s a ship from Colonial Philadelphia doing under the World Trade Center?: When a decaying wooden ship was discovered in the World Trade Center excavation pit four years ago, it posed a mystery.
- Casting Shakespeare in the park with an army of regulars: When Bonnie Paul asked her daughter, Ilena, if she wanted to join the army in a production of Shakespeare’s Henry IV at Clark Park, the preteen hesitated.
- For Federal Donuts, chicken bones equal philanthropy: At the end of each week, Federal Donuts – which has a menu exclusively featuring doughnuts, fried chicken, and coffee – disposes of the useless backs and bones of chickens. It amounts to about 1,000 pounds of waste a week.
- History tapped: Beer garden opens at Independence Mall: Just across from the Liberty Bell, another homage to America’s roots opened Tuesday afternoon: a beer garden highlighting the country’s own brews.
- Frayed no more, new flags fly at Philadelphia building: The next time Lorie Surnitsky drives by what she calls her “gateway” to Philadelphia, she’ll see two brand-new American flags flying high.
- With Flag Day approaching, a shame flies in Philadelphia: Lorie Surnitsky’s husband likes to call her the flag police. She wouldn’t go that far. But at 74, she’s someone who still takes the time to look up at a flag and remember what it stands for.
- Life lessons from Philadelphia’s Centenarians: When Daniel Rendine Sr. celebrates his birthday next month, there’s talk of a golf outing with his son. It’s a big birthday for Rendine: the big 105.
- Aspiring Broadway actress gets a break from ‘Book of Mormon’: A few months ago, Alina John had no idea what she’d be doing this summer. Now, she’s spending a week working alongside Broadway professionals. And it’s all thanks to the generosity of a group of Mormons. More accurately, a group of actors who play Mormons.
- Honoring the struggle for Civil Rights in Philadelphia: Though a history book might say otherwise, the fight for civil rights began as early as the 1700s – at least in Philadelphia. In 1701, William Penn signed the Charter of Privileges, giving Pennsylvanians freedom of religion. And so it began.
- Protests, pro and con, at Philadelphia’s Israeli consulate: The latest engagement between Israel and Hamas set off loud protests Friday in Center City as hundreds of supporters and critics of the Jewish state rallied outside the Israeli consulate.
- Mastery Charter’s promise of 90 percent college tuition scholarship was 100 percent wrong: When Delina Adams found out she’d been named an Affinity Scholar, she started screaming. Her mother ran down the stairs of their Northeast Philadelphia home. “She thought I was dying,” Delina said.
- Make-A-Wish grants a plea for greater speed: Yangzi Jiang had just one wish: He wanted to run. Fast.