Author: Alyssa Gregory

My name is Alyssa Gregory, and I am a sophomore science and agricultural journalism major and writing minor at the University of Missouri. As a child, my life revolved around two things: nature and writing. When I wasn’t writing stories about my cat, I was watching reruns of The Crocodile Hunter, wishing I could lead a life like Steve Irwin’s. Now my goal is to inspire young people to protect the natural world just as my hero inspired me.

CP Editorial: Tiny houses with big benefits

When I was in elementary school, my dad bought a pop-up camper from Craigslist. We took it out a few times, but mostly my sister and I just used it as a playhouse in the driveway. My dad set up…

Local park event offers a challenge, with a little adventure

The Finger Lakes Park second annual Adventure Challenge is Saturday, Sept. 12. Athletes and nature enthusiasts will begin racing at 9 a.m. Contestants begin by kayaking the water trail on Peabody Lake and then running the Kelley Branch mountain bike…