Lawrence Ukenye is a former breaking news intern at The Daily Beast and is currently a senior journalism and political science major at Temple University. He serves as Editor-in-Chief for The Temple News, Temple's independent, student-run newspaper and previously interned at Solitary Watch, an organization that reports on the use of solitary confinement in the United States. He's interested in politics and enjoys following beats surrounding urban development, voting rights, and climate policy. Send him tips at or