Patrick Hayes

Patrick Hayes is the editor of Flintside. He has worked in journalism and communications for more than 15 years and has previously written for ESPN.com, Lifehacker, Sierra Magazine, Next City, MLive, the Detroit Free Press, and other publications. He also teaches at Mott Community College. Follow him on Twitter (@patrick_hayes) and Instagram (@patrickhayes13). He and his two children live on Flint’s eastside.

In The News “Side Hustlers” by Kara Headley won third place in the 20-25 nonfiction category.
Feature Story Jessica Robinson, director of Flint Community School Corps, and Rawlan Lillard, program manager for Community Schools, helping with a food delivery as part of the Flint Community Education Initiative.
Feature Story Local organizations have shifted online to foster learning over the summer.

Virtual programs in Flint help fight summer learning loss


Feature Story artlistmurals

New Flint murals reflect the time we are living through


Feature Story  Mott coach Steve Schmidt and assistant Kevin Tiggs watch a scrimmage during a Mott basketball practice in December.
Feature Story Louie Ray grew up on Flint’s north side, near Martin Luther King Avenue Boulevard and went to Flint Central High School. A few years later he started rapping at age 22.
Feature Story Gabrieille Davis’ own musical pursuits have grown since founding Dream League — she’s also a DJ. Along with her background in the church, other genres and musical influences include Vulfpeck, The Internet, Arctic Monkeys, and Daft Punk.
Feature Story Flint rapper Expen$ive's song "Larry Bird" caught on as a Soundcloud sensation in 2015 and has been streamed more than 240,000 times
In The News farmers market

Nutrition initiative creates health habits among Flint kids


In The News Starting June 5, a new route from Flint to Nashville will take off twice a week from Bishop International Airport.
In The News Jon Hardman (left) and Nikhil Mukkamala combined talents and tradition to start a new Flint food truck, Naan Stop

Naan Stop looks to build food truck culture in Flint


In The News Some of the art on display as part of Amanda Edward's art show
Feature Story Sam Doan (left) and Akeem Brown combined musical passions to open Superior Outlet in November 2018.

Flint music studio providing creative space for Flint artists


Feature Story Flint NBA writers

Flintstones carving a new path to NBA — as writers


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