Profile #4 Final

December 14, 2017 | | Leave a Comment

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Haiti, a third-world country which shares a mainland with the Dominican Republic, was ravaged by a magnitude 7.0 earthquake. On that fateful day in 2010, a worldwide movement focused on aiding the impoverished country was started. People from all over the world came together to help. This movement is what attracted Joe Genoways to go to Haiti and help 5 years after that tragic day.
Genoways is 21 years old and is a senior biology major at Morningside College. He first went to Haiti on a mission trip with his church for a week. He instantly fell in love with the island and its inhabitants. The beautiful warm water and palm trees would make anyone question the fact that it is a third world country. This first trip to Haiti was in 2015 and was just a taste of what was to come in 2017 for Genoways. The following year he went back for the whole summer to help out as the activities director at an orphanage.
Working at Tytoo Gardens orphanage for a whole summer, Genoways started to see why Haiti was such a rough place to live. Haiti is a country heavily affected by gang activity and clean water shortage. Although living in Haiti comes with several difficulties, Genoways goes on to say “Haiti is one of the most beautiful places I have ever been to, and the people I have met there were incredible. One day I hope I can adopt out of Haiti and bring them back to the states with me”.
Spending a whole summer away from home can be hard on anyone, though luckily he had the help of his mother to get him through it. The apple doesn’t fall too far from the tree when it comes to Joe Genoways’s aspirations to someday be a doctor. Throughout the last 20 years his mother has worked in the medical field as a surgical nurse. Through his mother’s profession, he fell in love with the ideals of healthcare at an early age. During his stay in Haiti, his mother went to visit him for a week and also loved it. She said that “as a nurse, she has a moral obligation to help those in need, regardless of their nationality”.
Aside from Genoways’s mother coming to visit him, he also had a lifelong friend traveling with him to Haiti. Hannah Vanderloo visited two years ago and has gone ever since. She also fell in love with the island and the process of helping the less fortunate. Vanderloo goes on to say “What me and Joe do is very special. It doesn’t take too much effort to make a difference in the world, you just need to know where to start.”
On the outside Joe Genoways looks like just a big jock, standing at 6’5” 250lbs. Many people would not know what he has done to make a difference in the lives of so many. Haiti gave him the opportunity to go somewhere he thought he would never go to truly make a difference. He will tell anyone to visit Haiti and see what an amazing place it really is. Genoways said it best when he stated that “going to a place like Haiti changes you, whether you are ready for it or not.”

Mega City Mall

December 7, 2017 | | Leave a Comment

At 9:50 AM an explosion occurred at the Mega City Mall today. Police have assigned investigation units but still do not know what caused the explosion. Sargent Fulsang said “over a hundred people were injured and two were deceit in the explosion”. There is no indication that this was an attack of any kind and the condition of the mall is still unknown. The explosion happed in the food court and the mall will be closed for the rest of the day and possibly the week. We spoke to eye witness Elliott, who was ditching school at the time of the explosion, said “I was eating in the food court and saw the explosion and almost peed my pants, it was the scariest thing I have ever seen”. We still do not have much information about what caused the explosion but there is another press conference here this after noon.

#4 Profile

December 3, 2017 | | Leave a Comment

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Haiti, a third-world country which shares a mainland with the Dominican Republic, was ravaged by a magnitude 7.0 earthquake. On that fateful day in 2010, a worldwide movement focused on aiding the impoverished country was started. People from all over the world came together to help. This movement is what attracted Joe Genoways to come to Haiti and help 5 years after that tragic day.

Genoways is 21 years old and is a senior biology major at Morningside college. He first went to Haiti on a mission trip with his church for a week. He instantly fell in love with the island and its inhabitants. The beautiful warm water and palm trees would make anyone question the fact that it is a third world country. This first trip was just a taste of what was to come in 2017 for Genoways. The following year he went back for the whole summer to help out as the activities director at an orphanage.

Working at Tytoo Gardens orphanage for a whole summer, Genoways started to see why Haiti was such a rough place to live. Haiti is a country heavily affected by gang activity and clean water shortage. Although living in Haiti comes with several difficulties, Genoways goes on to say “Haiti is one of the most beautiful places I have ever been to, and the people I have met there were incredible. One day I hope I can adopt out of Haiti and bring them back to the states with me”.

Spending a whole summer away from home can be hard on anyone, though luckily he had the help of his mother to get him through it. The apple doesn’t fall to far from the tree when it comes to Joe Genoways’s aspirations to someday be a doctor. Throughout the last 20 years his mother has worked in the medical field as a surgical nurse. Through his mother’s profession, he fell in love with the ideals of healthcare at an early age. During his stay in Haiti, his mother went to visit him for a week and also loved it. She said that “as a nurse she has a moral obligation to help those in need, regardless of their nationality”.

Aside from Genoways’s mother coming to visit him, he also had a lifelong friend traveling with him to Haiti. Hannah Vanderloo visited two years ago and has gone ever since. She also fell in love with the island and the process of helping the less fortunate. Vanderloo goes on to say “What me and Joe do is very special. It doesn’t take too much effort to make a difference in the world, you just need to know where to start.”

On the outside Joe Genoways looks like just a big jock, standing at 6’5” 250lbs. Many people would not know what he has done to make a difference in the lives of so many. Haiti gave him the opportunity to go somewhere he thought he would never go to truly make a difference. He will tell anyone to visit Haiti and see what an amazing place it really is. Genoways said it best when he stated that “going to a place like Haiti changes you, whether you are ready for it or not.”

In-Class Anecdote

November 28, 2017 | | Comments Off on In-Class Anecdote

When describing Elliott Conover only one word comes to mind, competitive.This college baseball player and all-around nice guy might surprise some people on how competitive he is. Off the field, Elliott has lots of friends and is liked by many of his teachers, but when he gets on the mound he turns into a different person. He knows how to walk on the field and change from his nice guy mentality, into a win at all coast bull dog. Elliott says “I hate loosing more than I like winning”.

 

A baseball pitcher might seem like a crazy person when he steps on the mound, but that is only because of its one on one situation. It is just the pitcher against the hitter up there. The mound can be a very lonely place at times. That being said Elliott is a nice guy, that is not afraid to be completive when the time presents itself and that is why he is so successful.

In Class Interview

November 16, 2017 | | Comments Off on In Class Interview

Mason Knaub is a mass communication major and business minor from Omaha Nebraska. Knaub found his way to Morningside in pursuit of his love for music. He is currently on the Morningside drum line. Knaub has many hobbies such as lifting, playing music, production, and MMA. He listens to all kinds of music, except for country, but his favorite kind of music is rap and hip-hop. He would love to get a job in audio production after he graduates and he would like to live in Omaha. Mason Knaub ends our interview by saying “If I was stuck on an island with one person for the rest of my life I would pick Joe Rogan”.

Talk to a not-so-complete stranger

November 16, 2017 | | Comments Off on Talk to a not-so-complete stranger

Walking from class to class, day after day, you begin to create a pattern. This pattern consists of the same buildings and the same passing people. After seeing this guy walking past me day after day, I decided to spark up a conversation with the man.
The gentlemen’s man was Devin. Devin is an agriculture major from Minnesota. When first saying hi to Devin and introducing myself, I wasn’t sure what to expect. Devin was a great example of Minnesota kindness I’ve heard so much about. He was not at all shy talking to me and wanted to know my background and how I ended up at Morningside.

Devin came to Morningside to play football and he decided that it was not quite for him but he liked the school so he decided to just stay in Sioux City to finish out his schooling. He does not think he is going to stay here once he graduates. Devin wants to move back home to where his family is and start working for his family farm.

 I asked Devin if he had ever noticed me walking pass him just about every day, and he said yes. It is funny how often we see people on the street and never stop to say hello. I asked if Devin felt invisible and he immediately gave me a weird look so I just changed the subject. There are so many interesting people we walk pass every day, but if you stop and think about it, you could be walking past your future best friend or spouse.

Comm 208 Story #3

November 14, 2017 | | Comments Off on Comm 208 Story #3

This is Dylan Mersola reporting for with This weeks M News. A Tragic shooting this week, killing 26 people after a man walks into a church and open fires. This brings up the question, should the U.S. ban guns? Gun enthusiast Joe Genoways says this. “Joe”

Former All-Star pitcher Roy Halladay crashed his plane off the Gulf of Mexico and perished. The 40-year-old former professional baseball player was flying his plane alone when it went down. Baseball fan Elliott Conover says this. “Elliott”

Also in baseball news this week. The 2017 World Series, was a world wind of emotions for Los Angels Dodger fans and Houston Astros fans. The Astros come out on top after a close game 7. LA Dodger fan Mitch Kellogg says. “Mitch”

This was this weeks news here on the M News.

Comm 208 Story #3 Audio

November 14, 2017 | | Comments Off on Comm 208 Story #3 Audio

News Comment

November 10, 2017 | | Comments Off on News Comment

This news story is newsworthy and caught my attention, however there are a few things I would change. The title of the news article used trigger words to get my interest. It was short and to the point. On this article one issue I found was that I could not find the reporters name anywhere on the page! Another thing I would personally have changed to this news article is that I would’ve added in links to articles linking to what happened back in 2015!
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#3 Draft

November 9, 2017 | | Comments Off on #3 Draft

This is Dylan Mersola with M News. The 2017 World Series, was a world wind of emotions for Los Angels Dodger fans and Houston Astros fans. The Astros come out on top after a close game 7. LA Dodger fan Mitch Kellogg says. “Mitch”

 

Former All-star pitcher Roy Halladay crashed his plain off the Gulf of Mexico and perished. The 40-year-old former professional baseball player was flying his plain alone when it went down. Baseball fan Drew Kasperbour says this. “Drew”

 

After this week’s Texas shooting that left 26 dead, brings up the question, should the U.S. ban guns? Gun enthusiast Joe Genaways says this. “joe”

This was your news updates with the M News.