Haley Yates

19. Journalist. Published in a top five market newspaper.

Location icon United States of America

I'm an active writer, photographer and cat enthusiast. Below you can find a few samples of my writing.

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The Dallas Morning News (GuideLive)

Dallasnews
08/18/2014
Coppell track star Kari Calhoun is a contestant on America's Next Top Model

Dallas born Kari Calhoun will compete with 11 other models on the newest season of America's Next Top Model. Calhoun went to Coppell High School, where she was a track star. In college, Calhoun received a scholarship for track, but said the idea of modeling sounded more interesting.

Dallasnews
4 cool treats for the hot North Texas summer

Posted on August 1, 2014 by Haley Yates In Texas, a great way to beat the heat (besides locking yourself in the freezer) is with a sweet, cold treat. You could get a quick fix at Tom Thumb with a carton of Chunky Monkey, or you could try something fun and new.

Dallasnews
Texas teens got very emotional on Twitter over 'The Fault in Our Stars'

Last Friday marked the release of "The Fault in Our Stars," the movie adaptation of John Green's bestselling novel. The hype for the movie was anticipated, seeing as the book won the hearts of lots of teenagers. What was not anticipated, however, was the copious amount of feels and the love/hate relationship between John Green and movie goers expressed through twitter.

Dallasnews
NBC 5's Meredith Land talks hurricanes, bad hair choices and D-FW faves

On TV, the local anchors may seem like a far away friend, delivering news to you every morning or evening, but you can spot them at Klyde Warren Park, getting their car registration or shopping at NorthPark. We've talked to some of our favorite local news stars and got the inside scoop on their daily lives.

THE TALON (Richardson High School)

RHS Talon
A Beautiful Mind

Senior Kennedy White has used his graphic design skills to develop a successful freelance career while juggling schoolwork and his personal life. "I produce beats as well," Kennedy said. "I'm also looking into audio technology, and possibly opening up my own recording studio, as well as a graphic design studio."

Rhstalon
10/25/2014
I Will Marry Annie Clark

By Haley Yates On my way to the House of Blues Friday night, blasting Dallasite St. Vincent's new self-titled album "St. Vincent," I looked over to my friend sitting in the passenger's seat and a smile blew up on my face. Annie Clark - who goes by her stage name St.

Rhstalon
10/25/2014
Hashtag Prom Two Kay Fourteen

By Haley Yates Twitter knows it. Instagram knows it. Even ancient old man Facebook knows it. Hashtag Senior Prom Two Kay Fourteen is here. Time to whip out your best concealer and your $200 prom shoes - the ones you bought last February.

Rhstalon
10/25/2014
United We Stand, Offended We Stand Closer

After @RicharsonHS1 tweeted "RHS welcomes @JustinLookadoo for a special assembly on Wednesday," I decided to look this guy up, and the website I stumbled across left me wondering if the PTA was trying to pull a somewhat cruel (or maybe funny) joke to tick off the students.

Rhstalon
10/25/2014
A Procrastinator's Guide to Last Minute Shopping

After Thanksgiving, the air begins to smell like mint and Santa's rosy cheeks and beady eyes pop up all around you - on coffee mugs, umbrellas, scented lotions, paper towels, and anything else marketing directors think will get a kick out of little old ladies who love Christmas-themed crap.

Rhstalon
10/25/2014
Haleyween Tips For Scary-Good Halloween

Halloween is the best holiday of the year. You get free candy from people you don't even like, nobody judges you for dressing weird, and its socially acceptable to scare the candy corn out of your friends.

Rhstalon
10/25/2014
Edgefest Makes A Happy Haley

By Haley Yates Fourteen bands, two stages and thousands of people filled the Toyota Stadium in Frisco Saturday. Among the sweaty crowds of local alt/indie rock junkies, teens and twenty-somethings fangirled over a diverse Edgefest lineup. The lineup brought together punky alternative tweens and their bright pink bangs with edgy hipsters only there for the legendary insta posts with Chvrches' Lauren Mayberry.

Rhstalon
10/25/2014
Snow Daze

A brisk wind blew through the UGG filled hallways Thursday afternoon, and a rumor - nay, a sense of hope - spread that an icy wonderland would encompass the metroplex, resulting in every high-schooler's dream - a snow day. Teachers bet on it.