Starry Eyed Surprise

“We’re all damaged in our own way. Nobody’s perfect. I think we are all somewhat screwy, every single one of us.” -Johnny Depp

3rd stories

Filed under: Uncategorized — Taylor at 4:32 pm on Thursday, November 8, 2012

Every dancers nightmare is the argument that starts with “dance isn’t a sport.” It’s an argument that has been brought up many times and while the facts prove dance should be a sport and yet Iowa doesn’t recognize it as one.  (Kari McLeod’s quote) The definition of a sport is an activity involving physical exertion and skill in which an individual or team competes against another. Dance definitely fits in that category. Most dancers practice daily and have competitions against other dancers. These competitions are judged and awarded places on a points system. Doesn’t it sound like a sport to you?


In the workplace skill and work ethic should be the basis for your employment. In recent years tattoos have been a big deciding factor for getting hired or not. Why should this say anything about your skill or work ethic? A tattoo doesn’t define how you work. (Tyler Loeslein’s quote) Although many places are letting up on their rules on tattoos, there are still places discriminating against them. The simple fact is that 36% of 18-25 year olds and 40% of 26-40 year olds have at least one tattoo. That is a big majority of who is working or looking for work.


Cold and flu season is upon us and one of the worst places to be is school. Whether it’s elementary, high school or college, being all packed together is the best place for germs to spread. Have no fear; there are ways of preventing yourself from getting sick. Obviously we have all heard “wash your hands!” from every adult since the time we were children, but what else can help in prevention? One of the best ways to decrease your chance of getting sick is to eat healthy. Making the right food choices can help your immune system. Another immune booster is exercise; it is a fact that active people are sick less. Drinking juices that come from citrus fruits like orange juice is a great and easy way to help keep you healthy. (Cat) So if you want to avoid being sick this year try taking some of these precautions. Stay healthy!



November 12, 2012 @ 5:19 am

The leads look OK for the three stories, but only the third really ends well. Rather than ending the first with a question, show me why Iowa should recognize it as a sport. (I actually thought Iowa did. The IHSAA has cheer/dance competitions. Doesn’t that make it a sport?) With the second, you might include info from your story (if I remember right) that some places are becoming more accepting.


December 17, 2012 @ 5:30 pm

I wish I could have heard these as audio stories, Taylor. Did you have issues with the software? Something not working?

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