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Michelle K Allan

Michelle K Allan

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Racist and anti-semitic graffiti found on Queen’s and St Lawrence College campuses

Reports of vandalism surfaced on the morning of Friday, April 5th, with several instances of racist and anti-semitic graffiti found on both Queen’s University and St. Lawrence College campuses. Kingston Police confirmed that they were aware of multiple acts of vandalism at the BioSciences complex, Arch St by the park, Summerhill, Theological Hall, Mac-Corry, and Jeffery Hall.
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PM’s speech lauds party and supporters for accomplishments while protestors clash outside

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visited Kingston’s St. Lawrence College yesterday for Liberal party fundraiser.
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Construction of new high school draws concerns about tar fumes

“It left a film on your teeth,” Kehoe said, detailing the impacts on the students, “Kids are physically vomiting.” She said there was no warning from the school or school board about the possible effects of the roof tar, and her requests for information were largely ignored.
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Resident petitions to close Gord Downie Pier at night

Phillip Brown took to Change.org to petition Kingston’s City Council to “protect our youth and our assets” by closing the pier at night.
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Fourth Rembrandt Donated to the Agnes Etherington Art Centre

“Head of an Old Man with Curly Hair was one of my father’s favourite paintings. It hung in his living room, where he spent hours admiring it, until he gave it to me in 2001,” said David Bader.
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Elon Musk Won’t Save Us

Musk recently tweeted his plans to start a crowdsourced credibility ranking of reporters and publications- here's why it's a bad idea.
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Modern Primitive here to stay under new ownership

Modern Primitive will remain a downtown Kingston mainstay after coming under new ownership.
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Dropbike project finally launching in Kingston

A new fleet of orange and white bikes is hitting the streets of Kingston this month as Dropbike Inc. launches its community bike sharing program.
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Three youths charged with break and enter

The three 17-year-olds were eventually charged with breaking and entering, uttering threats, and mischief.
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Kingston man charged with domestic-related criminal harassment

When the accused man was questioned by police about possessing a cell phone in violation of his release conditions, he hung up.
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Six arrested in Napanee drug raid

Officers with the Lennox and Addington Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) detachment executed a search warrant in the early hours of Tuesday, Apr. 30, 2019 at a Napanee area residence. Six people from the Napanee and Loyalist area were arrested.
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Giving to the Rich and Taking from the Poor: Debunking Scheer’s Claims on Minimum Wage Increases

There is no reason to believe that a system that rewards entrepreneurship and one that provides the working class a fair wage are mutually exclusive
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About

Michelle K Allan

Hello! My name is Michelle and I’m a Master of Journalism candidate at Ryerson. I am also a Junior Fellow at the Centre for Free Expression, where I study Canadian extremist groups.

Previously, I was the lead reporter at Kingstonist. I care deeply about local news, and working full-time in immersing myself in and sharing Kingston’s stories was incredibly rewarding.

I have a Bachelor of Arts with Honours from Queen’s, where I majored in English Language and Literature. I held a wide array of jobs and internships throughout undergrad at publications such as The Beaverton, The Queen’s Journal, The Undergraduate Review, and Inquire. I also completed a foreign reporting student program at the Reuters offices in Prague with Transitions Online, an online media organization covering politics and news of Central/Eastern Europe.

If you’re interested in collaborating or hiring me for freelance work, I can be reached at contact@michelleallan.ca.

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Skills

  • Excel
  • Tableau
  • Editing
  • Writing
  • Graphic Design
  • Adobe InDesign
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • FinalCut Pro