Niklas Gustav on a mission for sacks

Meet Niklas Gustav, born and raised in Hamburg, Germany with the desire to play college football in the United States.

Excitement and nerves overcame Nik during his flight to the United States as he was anxious to begin his new football journey.

Nik never really has felt home sick because he has his brother in the United States as well, which plays football at Colorado University.

From the very beginning, the Morningside football team was “very welcoming”, says Nik.

Niklas Gustav is a defensive end which is the first line of defense, with the simple job to “stop the run and try to get the quarterback.” He has 4 sacks this year along with 15 total sacks in his career, which is #10 in Morningside History for sacks.

There are 2 more regular season games to go; home vs. Concordia and away at Northwestern College.

The next step after regular season are the playoffs, and maybe another national title.

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tonight we are going to be focusing more on recent so called “trends” that have been effecting young teens and college kids

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Did you know blue light exposer from things such as your phone affect aging, brain cells and retinas? 

Long period exposer to blue light, such as that which radiates from computer screens and cell phones, could affect the aging process. New studies show that blue light damages brain cells and retinas.

Here is what a college student had to say about blue light – quote

One study done included flies; and how they were affected after 12-hour daily blue light exposer. 

The flies that were exposed to 12 hours in blue light and 12 hours in darkness had shorter lives than the flies that were kept in total darkness and light with no blue light wavelengths. Flies that were exposed to that blue light showed damage to retinal and brain cells. 

Eyeglasses with blue light blocking lenses, and phones, laptops, and other devices can be set to block blue emissions to help prevent aging, and damage to brain cells and retinas. 

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It is nearing the end of 2019, and a constant trend we’ve seen throughout this year is juuling. Many teenagers that juul think that it is a healthier alternative compared to cigarettes. Doctors are now giving tips for students who are struggling to quit juuling. Here’s what some have to say.

 Dr. Jaspers, director of the Center for Environmental Medicine, said a Juul is not any less harmful than conventional cigarettes. 

She says, “I think they just don’t understand how much nicotine is in these devices,” “They have no idea that there is probably three times as much nicotine in a Juul as there is in a cigarette.”

approximately two-thirds of Juul users between the ages of 15 and 24 do not know that Juul always contains nicotine.

Here is what a student from morningside college had to say about juuling-  quote

one of the most important first steps for kids to stop juuling is for users to identify the triggers that prompt them to use their Juul.

identify alternative stress relievers to avoid relying on an electronic cigarette.

There are also apps designed to help people modify their behaviors. the Truth Initiative, recently launched an app that could help college students looking to stop using these products

After all, you really have no idea what juuling can do to you and your body in 20-30 years.

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Speaking of trends, another what seems to be college trend is maintaining that year-round glow- or in other words- tanning beds. 

A New York lawmaker wants to make the age to use tanning beds 21 and up

In the state of New York, minors as young as 17 years old are allowed to tan indoors with written consent from guardians. 

According to stats from the American skin care foundation, more than 419,000 cases of skin cancer in the US are linked to indoor tanning.

People who first use a tanning bed before age 35 increase their risk for melanoma by 75%.

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“It is time to raise the minimum age to use indoor tanning beds in order to keep the next generation of New Yorkers safe from these cancer-causing products,” wrote the senator of New York regarding this issue

Rather than tanning beds, there are healthier alternatives like tanning body oils, lotions, or spray tans that give you the same exact tan without the UV radiation. 

Whether it be harmful blue light rays, juuling, or a frequent tanning bed user, each of these so called “trends” has a harmful impact. There are many other healthier alternatives to each of these trends mentioned here tonight.

Pregnant woman shot and killed intruders that invaded her home (news comment 12)

A pregnant Florida woman shot and killed a man with an AR-15 who invaded her home last Wednesday night.

The two men “made demands” of the man and woman who lived there and then started beating the male homeowner.

The female homeowner then retrieved a firearm, which was in the house legally, and fired a bullet which hit one of the men attacking her husband.

“He made it from my back door to roughly 200 feet out in the front ditch before the AR did its thing.”

Officials say, the search for the second intruder continues.

This story caught my attention because of the headline. A pregnant woman shot someone. That catches my attention and I assume many others. This not only is newsworthy because of that, but also because it is something the whole neighborhood needs to be aware of. An intruder is on the loose and has not been found. The audience for this article can basically be anyone, especially people that live in that same area. Personally, I do not think this article has anything missing from it. It explains that They are both alive, she shot 1 intruder, and the other has not been found yet.

https://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/ny-ar-15-home-invasion-pregnant-20191104-r4qyamuxzrft3eogn3b5qksyre-story.html

Fires on fires on fires

200 acres of homes and land continue to burn in San Bernardino now into Jurupa Valley. Will it ever stop?

Another fire erupted early Thursday at about 1:40 a.m. by Highway 18 at Lower Waterman Canyon, spreading into neighborhoods like where Lebron James lived. 

Fire officials ordered mandatory evacuations in approximately 490 homes (1,300 residents). And 450 firefighters and helicopters are hovering and circling areas to protect and control the fires. 

“The wind has been the biggest factor in the fire spread,” said the chief firefighter. 

This article obviously is newsworthy. These non-stop California fires effect everyone in the United States. The audience for this article is basically everyone that cares about the country they live in. There has been so many fires going on in California that people care and want to know about it. The lead is affective in any way because people will want to read about it no matter what it says if it deals with the constant fires going on. 

https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2019-10-31/homes-burning-in-san-bernardino-as-fire-sweeps-into-neighborhood

Exposure to blue light may fast-track the aging process (broadcast assignment)

Long period exposer to blue light, such as that which radiates from computer screens and cell phones, could affect the aging process. New studies show that blue light damages brain cells and retinas.

One study done included flies; and how they were effected after 12-hour daily blue light exposer. 

The flies that were exposed to 12 hours in blue light and 12 hours in darkness had shorter lives than the flies that were kept in total darkness and light with no blue light wavelengths. Flies that were exposed to that blue light showed damage to retinal and brain cells. 

A professor of integrative biology that was a part of this study said that “It was very clear cut that although light without blue slightly shortened their lifespan, just blue light alone shortened their lifespan very dramatically.”

Eye glasses with blue light blocking lenses, and phones, laptops, and other devices can be set to block blue emissions to help prevent aging, and damage to brain cells and retinas. 

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/10/191017101253.htm

Comparison News Stories

https://www.ksfy.com/content/news/Avera-Medical-Minute-Aquatic-Therapy-Delivers-Many-Benefits-558013761.html

The story I chose to compare happens to be about my dad, Matt Boer. This news story is about aquatic therapy and how it helps individuals with pain. The video story version is titled “Aquatic Therapy Growing in Popularity”, which a subheading underneath it titled “Therapy in the water provides many benefits.” I think this lead is about as good as it can get for a topic like this. The reporter started off by saying “Rock Rapids, IA man says aquatic therapy has revealed his back pain to the point where he is no longer hunched over.” Then continued to show the news report.

On the other hand, the printed version of this same story titled “Avera Medical Minute: Aquatic Therapy Delivers Many Benefits” has a better ring in the lead. The lead started by saying “Gary De Boer of Rock Rapids has been battling back pain for years, so when he had a change to try aquatic therapy, he jumped right in.”

Yes, the two stories contain the same content, the print version is basically a transcript of the video story, minus some sentences and phrases. But a majority of it is the same.

I think the transitions within the video were good and the interviews were good as well and good placement of all of them.  

Astros pitcher gives away World Series tickets to teased fans (news comment)

A couple of Astros fans were escorted out of the Yankee Stadium because they were being teased, resulting in free World Series tickets. 

Cruz Arcia Jr., Nathan Rocha and Kristina Contreras all managed to get into Game 5 of the Astros and Yankees, “we’ve been to nearly every Astros home game for several years.”

Heckled right when they got to their seats, it got worse and worse once the game went on. Some guy tried to start a fight with them, and others threw popcorn and beer at their face them being escorted out. 

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The Astros fans thought they were going to be escorted out of the stadium but then individuals told security that they did nothing wrong. So instead, they were escorted to seats right behind home plate.  

A video was leaked on twitter of the fans getting beer and popcorn thrown at them, and Lance McCullers Jr., Houston Astros pitcher, saw this video and got a hold of these fans to give them World Series tickets. 

“Fans of all teams should be celebrated for loving the game, not treated like that. I look forward to having you watch a WS game in the H on me.”

This article is newsworthy because it is interesting to see and hear about not only for baseball fans, but for anyone because it has conflict involved. It is World Series time of year, so any news about it is interesting. The audience for this article is probably baseball fans, or sports news readers. I thought the lead was effective in the sense when people see “free world series tickets” they will want to read more. 

https://www.cnn.com/2019/10/21/us/astros-harassed-fans-world-series-trnd/index.html

Armenia Kardashian Baptism (Week 9- Extra Credit)

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West take three youngest kids to Armenia Etchmiadzin Cathedral to be baptized. 

Kim Kardashian shared glimpses of her family’s baptism, which involved pictures of her oldest daughter North, and other children Psalm, Chicago, and Saint. Kardashian mentioned that she’s, “So blessed to have been baptized along with my babies at Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin.”

Kim wore a mermaid-style dress along with her their children wearing traditional plain white outfits for the ceremony. Whether it was action baptism shots or standing by candles, each photo had meaning. 

“Kanye and I are so thankful.”

This is newsworthy because a vast majority of people know who or about the Kardashians, any news with them in it is interesting to people in today’s society. The audience is mainly young girls into college age. The lead may or may not be affective but if it is about the Kardashians people will want to know more about what went on. It is a very simple, straight to the point article and that is what I like. Short and sweet. Whether or not it is interesting to you, a lot of other people may be interested in it… just like any news article. 

https://people.com/parents/kim-kardashian-daughter-north-baptism-armenia-pictures/