Quinn O’Connor

Quinn O’Connor

Quinn O’Connor just completed her junior year at Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts. Quinn is a Dean’s List student and has been named to the NEWMAC Athletic Conference Academic All-Conference team for two years in a row. She is a reporter and copy editor for the Berkeley Beacon, Emerson’s campus newspaper. Quinn serves as vice president of Emerson’s newly organized Society of Professional Journalists chapter. Quinn also plays for the women’s varsity basketball team, which was recognized last year by the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association for earning the highest cumulative GPA among NCAA Division III teams. Quinn also enjoys travel, hip-hop music and hiking with her two rescue dogs, Charles and Barkley.

Recent Work

July 17, 2023
by Quinn O'Connor
Idaho Attorney General Sued Over Misleading Ballot Titles  

WASHINGTON — Idaho Attorney General Raúl Labrador is being sued over an initiative he filed June 30 to replace partisan... Read More

WASHINGTON — Idaho Attorney General Raúl Labrador is being sued over an initiative he filed June 30 to replace partisan primaries with open top-four elections for the U.S. Senate, the U.S. House of Representatives, the state Legislature and other offices.  The initiative was filed last month... Read More

June 26, 2023
by Quinn O'Connor
Supreme Court to Weigh In on Veterans' Education Benefits 

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear a case that could significantly revise federal benefit regulations and... Read More

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear a case that could significantly revise federal benefit regulations and potentially provide millions of veterans with additional funding for their education. The case revolves around how the Department of Veterans Affairs has distributed educational aid under... Read More

June 23, 2023
by Quinn O'Connor
Panelists Confront Anti-LGBTQ+ Stigma and Discrimination Crisis in Uganda

WASHINGTON — Uganda’s long history of legally-sanctioned violence and stigmatizing of homosexuals and those in same-sex relationships is not just... Read More

WASHINGTON — Uganda’s long history of legally-sanctioned violence and stigmatizing of homosexuals and those in same-sex relationships is not just a crisis of human rights, but poses real dangers when it comes to addressing health emergencies and HIV response, according to panelists at a recent symposium... Read More

June 20, 2023
by Quinn O'Connor
GOP House Leaders Vow to Press Biden Probe Despite Plea Deal

WASHINGTON — Republican lawmakers on Capitol Hill vowed on Tuesday to continue to press their investigations into Hunter Biden, despite... Read More

WASHINGTON — Republican lawmakers on Capitol Hill vowed on Tuesday to continue to press their investigations into Hunter Biden, despite the plea deal on tax crimes and unlawful possession of a weapon that will shield the president’s son from further criminal prosecution. In court documents filed... Read More

June 9, 2023
by Quinn O'Connor
Transgender Rights Advocates Shed Light on Trans Youth Experience

WASHINGTON — Following an unprecedented spike in anti-LGBTQ+ measures sweeping state houses this year, five transgender rights advocates gathered at... Read More

WASHINGTON — Following an unprecedented spike in anti-LGBTQ+ measures sweeping state houses this year, five transgender rights advocates gathered at a panel on Thursday afternoon to discuss the impact of anti-trans laws and rhetoric.  "It certainly feels like a state of emergency," said Rose Montoya, a... Read More

June 7, 2023
by Quinn O'Connor
New House Caucus Seeks to Address Renter Woes

WASHINGTON — Responding to a growing number of constituents whose rents are outpacing their ability to pay them, Rep. Jimmy... Read More

WASHINGTON — Responding to a growing number of constituents whose rents are outpacing their ability to pay them, Rep. Jimmy Gomez, D-Calif., on Wednesday established the first-ever Renters Caucus in the U.S. House of Representatives. "As the burden of rent has increased significantly, far outpacing the... Read More

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