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Month: September 2015

Fall Party Cakes Review

While opening the package I couldn’t help but smile as I hear the crackle the plastic tear.  This hexagon little sponge cake all covered in chocolate fudge and autumn colored sprinkles.  While taking the first bite a huge amount of chocolate flavor enters your mouth along as the chocolate icing center sweetens the experience.  As chewing it taste like chocolate cake just in mini hand sized form.  And with each bite you can’t help, but feel happy as you eat it as it brings back childhood memories.

Don Juan Interview

Today I sat down with the group ‘Don Juan’ to talk a little bit more about the writing of their songs and their opinions about the group.  John Dodge first started singing with Don Cooper about three years ago when they started the group.  Now today they release the statement, “There will be a product on the streets – on the airwaves, we hope – by the end of the summer.”

Yet, “It took a long time to shuck the robe of responsibility,” Cooper said going into the fact that if music did not work out for him he would become an English teacher.  Cooper went into explaining why being an English teacher was his back up plan.

While soon after the comment was made Dodge had this to say, “Nobody settles for anything less than the best, that is why creative tension builds as the group works on a new songs.”  Traveling around must be the cause of why “The music is more real and makes you feel like you’re livin’ ” as Cooper said.  Because having to deal with the times of stress between performing, traveling, and writing new songs would get tough on a person, but is worth it in the long run.

As Dodge says, “You don’t have to live in the Hollywood Hills.  You don’t have to drive a Mercedes-Benz.  You don’t have to hang out at the Rainbow Club,” to experience this type of lifestyle is what life is all about.

Drake is climbing back to the top

Early this morning I went out to find the new music recommendation to hear.  I stop a couple of boys wearing Morningside College apparel that were coming out of their classes to ask them about this topic.  They were both shocked that I would be asking them about a music recommendation, but understood that it was for a journalism class that I was attending.

One was happy enough to share with me an artist that he recommends everyone should listen from.  Nate Pohl had this to say, “I would have to say Drake, because of the beat of the music and the meaning behind it.”

After this short encounter I would have to say the artist Drake is back on the rise for music listeners everywhere.

Crash on Highway 20

Last Wednesday morning around 11 a.m. there was a two car accident two miles east of Sioux City on Highway 20 which lead to the death of a South Sioux City man.

The driver of one vehicle was Moyer Quick, aged 65, who was killed in the impact.  The other vehicle was a truck driven by Randy Radin, age 17.

Three survivors were ambulanced to Marian Health Center.  One of which is the wife of late Moyer Quick, Dorothy Quick, who has now been released and Maxine Steuerwald, Dorothy Quick’s sister, who is scheduled to be released.  Randy Radin is still listed in “critical” condition and is suffering with a fractured skull and internal injuries.

Both vehicles proceeding west when Quick passed Radin striking Radin’s vehicle in completing the passing.  The impact sent both vehicles into the north side highway ditch.  Quick’s vehicle rolled once while coming to a stop.  An autopsy was released that shows Moyer Quick suffered from a heart attack which may have caused the accident.

Iowa Highway patrol bans hand-held radar guns

Iowa Highway patrol ordered a ban of 70 radar guns to be removed from service yesterday, because of the concerns that the radar could develop cancer emitted by the devices.

Yesterday, the Iowa Highway patrol put into affect the ban that 70 radar guns will be withdrawn from service.  Adam Berluti, a spokesman for the Iowa Highway patrol  had this to say about the issue.  “The feeling here is to err on the side of caution until more is known about the issue, the whole situation is under review.”  The reason for the ban is, because of concerns that troopers could develop cancer from longterm exposure to the radiation waves emitted by the devices.  The ban was ordered as a precaution while studies are conducted into the possible links between cancer and the use of such guns.

The Last Conversation

The last conversation I had with a person before I entered my first class of the day was rather a random one.  It was with my good friends Jenni and Zach about taking a nap before class.  I was sleeping on the couch in the CR room of the Mass Communications department when Jenni was just about to wake me up, but I was awake before she could get to me.  She was wearing a gray sweatshirt jacket along with her backpack as she entered the room while Zach stood outside the door in his blue Hawaiian t-shirt and tan cargo shorts laughing at how the attempt Jenni had tried failed.  While then I asked him where he had gotten a cupcake from, because it had looked good enough to eat.  The conversation ended as I walked into class.

A good lead example

Teen enters freshman year running a fashion biz

I believe that this story is a good example of a lead used in writing a news story by giving the reader a desire to want to read on and find out more about this story.

Ashley Stagner

Ashley is twenty-years-old from Columbus Junction, IA. She is a junior at Morningside College transferring from Iowa Central. She is majoring in English.  Her favorite food is chicken.  She is involved with marching band and the campus ministry.  Advice she gives transfers is to get out and try new things to get involved in on campus.

In your words

What’s your definition of objectivity?  Why be objective?  How do you do it?

To me objectivity is defined as being biased in pointing out the facts of what is being presented with a topic.  It helps to be objective in that way to bring the audience in with how the writer is viewing the topic that they have written about and is wanting the reader to feel the same way.  But, how do you do that?  It is quite simple really.  It is about the writer wording the article to fit what they are expressing by the word choice they use and by stating what they want to say and get across to people.

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