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

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

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.


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.

Article 1 Final


This article talks about how Researchers from BYU are starting to understand how a fire burns. In their studies they have found that the chemical makeup of a plant determines how it breaks down, and how fast that it burns.

            As of right now it takes computer systems up to 2 weeks to create a detailed model, of a fire, and how it will burn. However what the BYU researchers are trying to accomplish, is giving that information within 20 minutes. This will make the information much more useful, because it will allow us to know which way the fire may move.

Many instances going on right now can be helped with this kind of advancement. In Utah constant wild fires are caused when lightning strikes.

In one instance recently was the Meadow Creek Fire, that burned over 4000 acres of land in Utah. The fire was discovered September, 8th, and was claimed 100% contained on September 26th.

I believe that the research that is being done at BYU could have stopped this fire sooner, causing less damage. Wildfires are a constant threat in Utah, could be made easier to fight, if they knew where the fire would be most likely to go.

India has also been on the receiving end of catastrophic forest fires. According to an article from, the fires that devastated India in February of 2019 burned over 10,000 acres of forest. And that was just in 5 days.

            Wildfires are becoming an issue in forests all across the globe, and this research may help us stop them much quicker. With this research the goal is to be able to predict the path that a fire will take. Knowing which way a fire will burn could help us save hundreds of acres of forests and habitats.

Class Adventure

Professor Fuglsang during class today asked us to go out and interview 2 different people, with the intention of getting 2 specific items.

First up i had to get a doodle from someone. As i walked into the Olsen Student Center i saw one of my favorite cafeteria workers Rebecca. I walked up and explained to her that I was doing a class assignment and i needed her to draw me a picture. Puzzled she looked at me and asked confused “a picture of anything?” i said yes and she proceeded to draw me a masterpiece of a smiley face.


Next i was asked to find a restaurant reccomendation. As I scanned the seen I noticed a tall curly headed man by the name of Jacob Wiley. I walked up to him and said if I was going out to eat where should i go. Immediately without hesitation he said “Sneaky’s chicken”. He looked shocked at what he said and changed his answer quickly saying ” no no no, wait go to Johnny Mars.”

First Reflection

In writing this the biggest problem I faced is knowing what information was important, and what information, I didn’t need to use. The more we talked about it in class the more I got confused about what information from a news story is the main part.

            Other than that I think that I did a good job summarizing the article and raising some valuable points about the future of it.

            The assignment made me think of a news story in a way that I had never had, in the fact that I had to analyze the whole article and really take in the information to be able to determine the real point of the article.