Projects: Features

A selection of Jessica DuLong’s feature articles published in print and online media.

Celebrating Pride around the world

As 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall protests, Pride events around the world take on special significance. Find out where to go and what to do.

The Untold Story of Ground Zero Evacuations by Boat

All at once the air turned “a very weird color, like a greenish grey,” recalls Staten Island Ferry Captain James Parese. At that moment he was sprinting across the upper deck of the Samuel I. Newhouse, preparing to pull the ferryboat away from the slip at the southern tip of Manhattan, when ...

In the Trenches

From firefighters to engineers to construction workers, women in nontraditional occupations have been toiling to rescue individuals and restore office structures nearby.

Moving from Help Wanted to Help Found

Driving around among the windowless, steel-sided buildings in South Bend, Ind., I missed, at first glance, the faded sign for Value Production, Inc., but not the hand-stenciled sign on the front lawn, its slightly crooked letters spelling out: “HELP WANTED CNC PROGRAMMERS.”

The Gender Spectrum

Sometimes checking off just one box, "male" or "female," doesn't tell the whole story. From the minute we're born, we get labeled pink or blue, girl or boy. That label is supposed to indicate who we'll be and who we'll grow up to love. But despite the fact that our world is divided into ...

Faces of War

The war in Iraq can feel like it's a world away. But for millions it hits close to home. Sometimes we get so caught up in our day-to-day lives, it's hard to pay attention to what's happening in the world. For more than five years, our country has been at war in the Middle East, but unless ...

Ultimate Rebellion: Girls Who Kill Their Parents

Dressed in a baggy orange prison uniform, her ankles cuffed together with a short chain, 15-year-old Kayla LaSala takes baby steps down the hallway of the Mercer County Courthouse in Princeton, West Virginia. As she approaches the courtroom, she sees her grandmother Betty Johnson sitting on a bench.

Are Schools Invading Your Privacy?

At 8:15 a.m. on April 16, 2004, sophomore Heather Gore was in art class painting when a familiar voice rang out over the loudspeaker. "The school is on lockdown," announced the principal of Maryland's Kent County High School. Police officers lurked in the hallway with dogs, waiting to search for drugs.

Women In Machining

As a girl, Francisca Mancia never imagined that someday she'd be stationed at a Mazak 200MSY, making parts in a Long Island machine shop. In Ecuador she'd studied psychology. Now, at 31, she stands peering through wire-rimmed glasses at her misbehaving machine. Her long red hair pulled back in ...

Welcome to Warsaw

A timeline tracking the development of the orthopedics industry reads like the Book of Genesis: DePuy begat Zimmer. Zimmer begat OEC. OEC and Zimmer begat Biomet. And so on.

The Death of a Factory

While I wasn't watching, my little brother transformed from a kid into a machinist. Unfortunately I'm realizing it too late. In eight years he went from being an apprentice to running his own jobs start to finish, working raw materials into usable parts according to blueprint specifications.