Science Scavenger Hunt

Science Scavenger Hunt

https://www.livescience.com/monkeys-outsmart-humans.html

            When it comes to games there is no monkey business for these primates.

In a study done by Georgia State grad students, monkeys and humans played the same game. The game consisted of different patterns to earn a reward. However something strange happened.

Monkeys did better on the game than humans did. The monkeys that were tested showed much more adaptability than humans. While humans are accustom to a set way of doing things monkeys would change their strategy to find the best one.

This experiment simply showed how humans stuck to one way of doing things, while the monkeys always tried to find something new. Being stuck in a certain way of doing things made humans not find the short cuts in the game. The monkeys though seemed to find it every time.

Though not a bad thing it is interesting to see how set we are in our ways. This could lead to finding different ways of teaching children. Teach them be more outside the box thinkers. Only time will tell but for now it is monkeys 1, humans 0.

Media Comparison

https://www.cnn.com/2019/10/23/us/chicago-teachers-strike-wednesday/index.html

https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-cps-strike-chicago-teachers-union-updates-20191023-y7vgbym5vvf6bgbrwuwfiitsg4-story.html

This story is about the ongoing teacher strikes in Chicago. these strikes have caused schools to close, as educators go on strike against the city of Chicago.

Both of the stories contained the same information, however the news print version had more statistics and numbers in it, and less direct quotes. However it was much easier to read and gave you some facts that the broadcast did not.

The broadcast switched back and forth from showing some facts on the screen. In the back ground of these facts there was video of the protesters. It would then switch to different teachers, making the story more real.

Overall I think the main difference between the news print version and the broadcast is the way they made you feel. When I watched the broadcast the video, the music, and the interviews all made the story seem more real.

This is in contrast to the news print version. Although it gave the same information and some good quotes it didn’t have that emotional feel to it.

Article 2

As a wrestler cutting weight is a double edged sword.

On one side you have kids who don’t cut weight. Usually heavyweights and other upper weights that can eating lots of food to replenish their energy after a hard practice.

On the other side you have the kids who cut weight. Usually the lighter guys that are on the team, there is a lot less eating and a lot more working out.

I spoke to 3 current or past Morningside wrestlers on their experiences about cutting weight

            Keegan Hessler, a Morningside wrestling alumni, recalled on his days of cutting weight. Hessler wrestled at Morningside for 4 years at 125 pounds. Now an assistant coach for Morningside, when asked what the most challenging thing about cutting weight is, Hessler responded “Cutting weight is more a mental grind than a physical one. If you can get over that mental block the weight comes off much easier.”

            At heavyweight, Phil Rasmussen, a junior at Morningside, is someone who doesn’t have to cut weight regularly. The heavyweight weight class is a max of 285 pounds, and Rasmussen weighs in at around 260. When asked if he had any problems during the season with weight, he responded, “Even though I may not cut weight, I do have to watch what I eat. As a heavier guy I have to maintain a higher weight so I eat much more than the normal wrestler.”

            In the middle of the 2, Cameron Williams, a junior at Morningside, was asked if cutting weight ever effects the way that he competes. With no hesitation he said, “Of course it does. I have been doing this for so long though that at this point it is just another part of the sport. I have a goal in mind. To be a national champion and when I think about that it makes the weight cut just one more thing to do.”

            Cutting weight is something that all wrestlers, and not many other people can understand. It takes a toll mentally and physically on the body. The season is a long one. Every wrestler does it every year, to chase that chance at greatness and be at the top of the podium. Whether you are trying to eat up, or slimming down, talking to a wrestler one time will change the way you think about food.

In Class Story

At the United Nations Climate Action Summit over 65 countries from around the globe came together, and committed to a large project.

These 65 countries are going to put forth efforts to have a net-zero emissions by 2050.

What spurred all the support? Well a young girl from Sweden might have been just what was needed to bring everyone together.

Greta Thunberg, 16, gave a heartfelt speech at the summit, in regards to the terrible price her generation will have to pay for this ones ignorance.

Immediately Thunberg began the speech with a strong message to everyone there.

“How dare you!”

These words rang out like a gunshot in the room, as everyone began to pay attention to the young woman.

Thunberg went on to talk about how terrible the emissions were getting and the actual impact that it has had, and will have in the future. She began telling staggering facts such as “with todays emissions levels, our entire CO2 budget will be gone in 8.5 years”.

She went on to explain how things need to change and fast, because we are running out of time and the whole world needs to help or we are finished.

She concluded the speech with a message just as strong as the first, ” We will not let you get away with this. Right here, right now is where we draw the line. The world is waking up. And change is coming, whether you like it or not.”

Though the young woman’s speech may not have been the sole cause of all of the support, but it does provide a prospective of the youth, and a very strong message that things need to get done now.

Article 2 Draft

As a wrestler cutting weight is a double edged sword.

On one side you have kids who don’t cut weight. Usually heavyweights and other upper weights that can eating lots of food to replenish their energy after a hard practice.

On the other side you have the kids who cut weight. Usually the lighter guys that are on the team, there is a lot less eating and a lot more working out.

I spoke to 3 current or past Morningside wrestlers on their experiences about cutting weight.

News Comment Week 8

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-49993190

This article talked about how an an anti-terrorism analyst for the Untied States leaked some very secret information to some reporters.

Henry Frese was the analyst in question, said to have been in a romantic relationship, with at least one of the two reporters that he had given the information.

Frese now faces a maximum of 10 years in prison for transmission of national defense information.

They only took quotes from 2 people in this situation, a short quote from one of the reporters, and a quote from John Demers, the Assistant Attorney General For National Security.

I think the more important quote is from Demers, simply because he has more credibility with the situation, than the reporters do. If you want to read what the reporters said, they already posted articles.

Another thing i noticed is that they talked about how he was romantically involved with one of the reporters right away in the article. They may have been trying to indicate that that was a very important aspect of the story.

Alex Waters Interview

Alex Waters is a well known figure around the Morningside area. On campus he has played a key role in starting the Krone Advising Center, and has been an academic adviser for the last 6 years.

Off campus Alex Waters holds an entirely different title, he is a city councilman. He has been a city councilman since 2017, after losing his first election.

Alex Waters has been interested in Politics since he was a child. He reminisced on the memory of him helping his dad run for mayor and doing door knocking with him.

With the love of helping people Alex Waters has made a huge positive impact on many people’s lives.

News Comment Week 7

This week in California, a law was passed to allow collegiate athletes to gain endorsements, and hire agents. California is the first state to pass such a bill.

The hope is to allow collegiate athletes to market their own name. The argument before this law was that the education is what the sport is paying for. Now however NCAA football made over 14 billion in revenue last year, and has become a nationwide past time. Players need to get paid and shouldn’t have to scrape by.

I think this article is especially interesting, because as an athlete I know how time consuming it is to commit yourself to a sport and still try to work and finish homework.

A sport in college is a full time job, and i think its about time that athletes start getting paid for their efforts.

News Comment

https://abcnews.go.com/US/13-year-clinically-dead-students-arrested-fight-school/story?id=65860684&cid=clicksource_4380645_null_card_hed

In this article a child has been pronounced dead after a fight between him and 2 other students. The reason for the fight remains unclear, but the 2 suspects that were in the fight were arrested.

The victim, Diego, was pronounced brain dead in the hospital Tuesday night due to injuries sustained during the altercation.

The 2 suspects in question are booked in a juvenile detention center awaiting trial.

Going to what we talked about in class, this article did not have that many if any quotes from anyone, rather a he said/she said type of situation. I think that in this case it is okay to not have any quotes, because there are many children involved, but I would have liked to see what an administrator at the school would have said about the incident.

Carrot

Carrots are crunchy with a sweet aftertaste. they have a loud snap as teeth sink into them. Small and orange, this strange food does not look like it should be crunchy but you can snap them like a dry twig. It tastes like health.