Anecdote

November 30th, 2015

Hard work and faith is what drives this independent 21 year old woman to earn her way into a new life in America.

Don’t complain about your crazy life to Kyrgyztan native Chopa Ryskulova. Ryskulova works as a cashier at Chick-fil-A and as a salesman in the Southern Hills Mall.

She uses her savings to pay rent for her own apartment. She is also saving money with the hopes of buying her own car. She even has aspirations to start college here in Sioux City.

Even with her busy schedule and quest to save money, she also devotes herself to helping others. Especially in the Sunnybrook Church community.  She also has a knack for connecting with people from other countries, and makes them feel welcome here in the U.S. by using her own personal story.

 

Story 3 Final

November 16th, 2015

Air Conditioning is a “cool” addition to Morningside’s Dimmitt Hall. Students are excited about all the recent updates to the Campus’s oldest residence hall.

The beginning of the Fall 2015 semester was the beginning of a new era for Dimmitt Hall. The new renovations include refurnished rooms,  free laundry on every floor, and of course air conditioning.

Dimmitt resident Emily Muyskens is overall pleased with the renovations. She explains some of her favorite things about it.

“I really like the air-conditioning. I think it’s really nice to be able to personalize it for your own room because last year it got really stuffy in the building. I also really like just how it looks in general, it’s much more open and easier to get around in it.” said Muyskens.

Other likes from the students are the new furniture in the rooms and the lounges. Students are also taking advantage of the music practice room with the piano.

The next project for Dimmitt will be more landscaping.

Now in political news-

Iowans are still upset with Trump’s recent corny insult on them. Trump retaliates that it was his intern’s words.

Trump sent out an insulting tweet last month about Iowa because he is slipping in the polls behind Carson.

“Too much Monsanto in the corn creates issues in the brain” was tweeted under Trump’s name.

Morningside student Kelsey Brenner explains her initial reaction to the tweet.

“My initial reaction is not appropriate to say, but I mean I just think he’s dumb and shouldn’t be running for president.” said Brenner.

According to TIME magazine Trump claims that it was a young intern who sent out the tweet and later apologized.

Regardless of who actually sent out the tweet, Brenner along with other Iowan’s believe the damage is already done. Brenner explains that she can still imagine Trump being the one behind the tweet due to lack of evidence.

“It wouldn’t surprise if he did say it, with everything else he’s said. It’s hard to believe or not believe because you don’t really have like physical proof to show otherwise.” commented Brenner.

Trump has yet to gain back Iowa.

Now in national news-

Recent school shootings have led to a boost of awareness and action plans for schools around the U.S.

October 1, 2015 Umpqua Community College in Oregon was devastated by a shooter on campus. There has been 142 school shootings since the Sandy Hook shooting back in December of 2012.

Joelle Kruger is an RA on Morningside Campus. Here are her initial thoughts of the recent shooting in Oregon.

“It makes me a little bit concerned, but at the same time doesn’t surprise me. So I mean it’s not something new. I guess it’s scary that it’s happening more recently” said Kruger.

Kruger agrees that students and faculty on Morningside Campus should be kept up to date on how to respond in the presence of a shooter. She gives some tips from her RA training.

“The best step to do is to keep moving. Do not hide under a table because then you’re just  a target thats by like itself.” said Kruger.

Staying informed and up to do date is something all students and faculty can do.

 

Story #3 Rough Draft

November 11th, 2015

Dimmitt

Air Conditioning is a “cool” addition to Morningside’s Dimmitt Hall. Students are excited about all the recent updates to the Campus’s oldest residence hall.

The beginning of the Fall 2015 semester was the beginning of a new era for Dimmitt Hall. The new renovations include refurnished rooms,  free laundry on every floor, and of course air conditioning.

Dimmitt resident Emily Muyskens is overall pleased with the renovations. “Quote from Emily “

Other likes are (whatever she doesn’t list).

Trump’s Tweet

Iowans are still upset with Trump’s recent corny insult on them. Trump retaliates that it was his intern’s words.

Trump sent out an insulting tweet last month about Iowa. He is slipping in the polls behind Carson. According to TIME magazine Trump claims that it was a young intern who sent out the tweet and apologized.

“Too much Monsanto in the corn creates issues in the brain” was tweeted under Trump’s name.

Morningside student Kelsey Brenner explains her initial reaction to the tweet.

“My initial reaction is not appropriate to say, but I mean I just think he’s dumb and shouldn’t be running for president.” said Brenner.

Reaction to recent shootings at colleges.

“I didn’t think it would ever happen to me” is a phrase that we hear too often in reference to school shootings.

October 1, 2015 Umpqua Community College in Oregon was devastated by a shooter on campus.

Will talk to RA Joelle Kruger about her initial reaction. Will ask her how Morningside is supposed to react if a shooter is on campus. Do you think that since we’re just a private school in Iowa, we don’t have anything to worry about?

Science Scavenger Hunt

November 5th, 2015

No I’m Not Egging You On

When dog’s became domesticated, they were deemed as man’s best friend, but at one time it was chickens.

Chickens are often overlooked when people think of domesticating animals or livestock.  That is why the domestication of chickens seems like a mystery to most. Humans were able to breed these birds into performing a lot of tasks.

“But no domestic animal has been moulded and recommended by humans as extensively as chickens,” said evolutionary geneticist Gregor Larson.

Chickens were very useful. They were bred to produce eggs and meat. Along with that they were trained to yell. The more vocal breeds would be trained to yell to act as foghorns by being strapped to a mast.

 

No Happily Ever After

November 4th, 2015

Groom Richard Brunson’s whereabouts are still unknown after shooting his bride last night in their Sioux City home.

Sgt. Mann was on the scene.

“Richard Brunson, 50, shot his  wife, Laurette Kenny Brunson, 38, with a .22- calibre handgun at 5pm. It happened after she threw a plate of wedding reception macaroni salad at him. His whereabouts are still unknown,” said Mann.

Mrs. Brunson and her 3 kids had been living with Richard for the last five months. One of the sons had run out screaming saying that his mother had been shot. A neighbor called the police. When the police showed up, the groom had already fled.

According to neighbor Michael Martin there were no actions from the couple that could have led to this.

“I’ve never seen him violent. Never heard them yelling. It blows me away” said Martin.

Mrs. Brunson, who was shot in the abdomen, is now in St. Luke’s Hospital, in satisfactory condition.

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