Author Archives: Cassie Negley

Best of Negley’s 2016

Tis the season to look back. Instead of shortening everything to 140-character tweets or excruciatingly long Facebook posts (seriously, people, stop), the very Negley thing to do is write it up in a blog post. (In all truthfulness, it’s also because I again have let my blogging slide and I’m at the Dryden Community Cafe […]

An uplifting moment in sports writing class that’s carried through election day

I was asked what it’s like to be a woman in a male-dominated field. The reaction of one student showed there’s hope in understand after the election.

Encouraging Education on Local Government

The usual suspects showed up at Lansing’s town board business meeting Wednesday night: the board, two journalists and about four or five town employees. A few minutes in to the frantically paced meeting (it’s like they knew NLCS game 4 was tonight) I saw out of the corner of  my eye two young men in […]

‘Tools Don’t Have Genders’

There is nothing in this world that doesn’t have multiple angles and sides to its argument. For instance, right now I’m struggling to properly identify pumpkin as a fruit. Seems way more like a vegetable to me, but I’m all about those facts so whatever. On to the more pressing issue at hand. A lot […]

Driving without a cause

Without fail, when I leave on one of these trips the majority of people who stay in contact ask me about my plans. Listen, I have none. I’m incredibly appreciative of those who keep up with my traveling whereabouts, there’s no doubt about it. And my parents, who love to ask this question, are just […]

New York’s been waiting

Today is my last day at the Thomasville Times-Enterprise. I’ve written some cool stories and done amazing things in two years. I watched overtime of the 2014 Clemson at then-No. 1 Florida State football game from the sidelines. I put a ring on it — a Guy McIntyre Super Bowl ring, temporarily. I talked baseball with […]

Mascots are mascots, no ‘lady’ about it

A few months back, at the beginning of basketball season in Georgia, I not-so-jokingly asked my boss to use “Gentlemen” in a headline. I had two stories from the same school and had to differentiate the basketball teams. So if I was to use “Lady (name)” I was going to use “Gentlemen (name)” too. This is how […]

Being a gentleman is not about catering to women

I have been incredibly quiet in this space for months now. I think about it often, but I haven’t published anything since August. There are a few reasons for it. For one, I’ve been busy with my newish job that has even newer responsibilities in 2015. I’ve also found myself struggling to adjust in the world I’ve been […]

Breaking the pink stereotype

I bought a pink shirt on my Tallahassee shopping trip last week. You either spit out your drink in shock or are questioning why that’s my lead, depending on how well you know me. I’ve always hated pink. I hated pink as a child, I hated pink as a teen and I hated pink in […]

Girls and cars and classics: A road trip story (kinda)

I had never been so fuming mad as I tore out of my editor-in-chief office that day, yelling into the main Stylus office before I could even stand up out of my chair. If you know my background, you most likely have some ideas about what I was mad about. I’ll tell you right now, […]