MASH Unit – Where Prisoners And Animals Care For Each Other

The MASH Unit is a no-kill shelter in downtown Phoenix that was created by Sheriff Joe Arpaio. The shelter is in the First Avenue Jail located on First Avenue and Monroe. The animals are taken by the Animal Crimes Investigations Unit from families that abused or neglected the animals. While the animals enjoy their stay, low-risk inmates get to help rehabilitate the dogs so that the animals can be adopted.



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I am a journalism student at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University (ASU). I am double majoring in political science and journalism specializing in broadcast. On top of my two majors, I am also minoring in French. My dream job is to run the public relations department of a major company.

I was born and raised in Los Angeles and came to Arizona so I could attend one of the best journalism schools in the nation. During my time at ASU, I started my career in journalism and public relations. So far I have had an internship at Arizona PBS KAET and The Arizona Republic. At PBS I was a program coordinator so I was in charge of organizing the shows and timing interviews so we would end on time. At The Arizona Republic, I worked as a breaking news reporter and covered stories from Arizona Department of Public Safety officers getting shot to job fairs for veterans.

In Fall 2017, I will have a public relations internship at Banner Health. While I am at this internship,  I will help run Banner Health’s social media platforms. I hope you enjoy reading my page and looking at my work!

Alessandra Luckey

Twitter: alessa_luckey


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Brandon Stanton Gives Motivational Speech To Students at ASU

The photo above is of the Barrett Lawn where Brandon Stanton the creator of Humans of New York gave his speech to Arizona State University Students. Photo taken by Alessandra Luckey.

Tempe, Arizona

Brandon Stanton, the creator of Humans of New York, gave a moving speech to Arizona State University (ASU)  students, about his journey from losing a job to becoming a famous photographer, Wednesday at the Tempe campus.

Hundreds of students from ASU campuses ventured out to the Tempe Barrett Lawn to hear Stanton talk. Students brought blankets to sit on and chatted with people around them while they waited for the program to start.

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The Illuminating Light Exhibit You Do Not Want To Miss

Photo on left is of the entrance to the Desert Botanical Gardens of the chihuly plants. Photo on the right is of the “Water-Towers” by Bruno Munro. Photos taken by Alessandra Luckey.

The Desert Botanical Garden is holding a special exhibit until May 25th. The Bruno Munro: Sonoran Light at Desert Botanical Garden is attracting visitors from around the area to see the location in a new light.

When customers first enter the exhibit they are transported into a different place. As customers walk toward the ticket booth, they will see giant chihuly sculptures (as pictured above) that are in the shape of ginormous succulent plants.

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