Kim Kardashian & Kendall Jenner Awkward Moment at Emmys

While simply presenting an award at the Emmys, Kim Kardashian and Kendall Jenner feel “deeply uncomfortable and awkward”.

The audience broke out in laughter at their opening lines, which was apparently supposed to have been a joke, but the sisters did not get the memo.

“Our family knows firsthand how truly compelling television comes from real people just being themselves.” The audience broke out in laughter while the sisters stayed silent. Everybody that has seen Keeping Up with the Kardashians knows that the show is definitely not “real people being themselves” nor “unfiltered and unscripted”.

Turns out they “were not briefed” about the the line being a joke. The line they were ordered to say was suppose to be funny, but the sisters did not quite get it.

Seeing this on the news drew me in because of the heading and lead sentences. It was also interesting to me because I watch the show Keeping Up with the Kardashians. Honestly without a good heading or lead sentence, no one would read this article or find it interesting to read. It had a compelling intro that got my attention. That is why we spend so much time talking about leads in Journalism class, because if they are not interesting, no one will want to continue reading.

Cauliflower and Piroulines

When eating cauliflower, I did not really think much about it because I have eaten cauliflower before. It looks like a white tree, crunchy, and not a lot of taste. The next thing I tried was Piroulines, I have never had the “chocolate cigarette” before. I liked the initial crunch of the wafer outside, but I am not a huge chocolate fan so I did not like the inside of the Pirouline. Overall, 2/10.

Interviews with strangers

For the scavenger hunt in my journalism class today, I had to ask someone about an academic success story, and find someone who had a post-it note with a doodle on it.

 For the academic success story, I found an individual named Madison Goodwin. When I first ran up to her aggressively and asked for a story she looked at me like a deer in the headlights and said “this is weird”. She continued on by saying, “graduating high school, my teachers were a big part of my success”. I quickly ended the interview and said, “thank you so much” and continued on with my hunt. 

Next, I needed to find a post-it note with a doodle on it. I ran into Lewis Hall and found the first person I could, which was Katarina VanderPloeg. I asked quickly and out of breath for a post-it note with “some type of doodle” on it. She looked at me and said “let me look” then began frantically looking through the desk drawer where she was sitting. A few seconds later she pulled out two notes and handed me one with ice cream on it. VanderPloeg said with a giggle, “anything else you need?” and while already halfway to the door I yelled back “no thank you, have a good day”. 

Quick Reflection

  1. I think I put the most effort into actually just reading through the articles and making sure I could easily understand everything well enough to paraphrase and carefully write what the article was saying. I wish I had spent more time on organizing how I wrote things to make it easy to understand. On one article I didn’t understand it as deeply so I just threw “junk” into my paragraphs that might have been hard to understand for the reader.
  2. The most difficult part was making sure everything flowed together for the reader and had an interesting intro to make people want to keep reading, along with a rememberable conclusion. (citing too)
  3. Digging deep into my last article in my paper and making sure it made sense. I think I was successful we will see. 

Free Parking on College Campuses Final

Why make students pay an outrageous price just to get where they need to go for their education? To all of the college/university campuses in the nation that charge a fee for parking; students on campus may barely be getting by for the necessities they actually need; like rent, class fees, books, and gas. 

             “Parking Passes Should Be Free on College Campuses, We’re Just Trying to Get to Class.”, written by Brianna Shackleford explains that college students all around the nation are going back to their second home for another school year. No matter how different every private or state college/university is, there is one thing every single one has in common. Overpriced parking permits.  

            Whether you are commuting every day or if you just brought your car to campus with you, it truly feels like every college or university, no matter what size, is trying to run your bank account dry by charging you yearly to park your car. Is free parking too much to ask for? Is the cost of going to school not high enough? According to Shackleford, “Why make those kids who are paying that much, or maybe even higher depending on where you go, extra in order for them to be able to park on campus?”. Tuition is not a cheap thing at any college or university. As students, you do not even know what we are all actually paying for when it says “tuition”, to students it just sounds like a waste of money. On the other hand, if schools took part of that tuition money students do pay and put it towards free parking on campus, there would be a lot of more joyous students.

In another article written by Matt Reed, he quotes that “I’ve gone on record supporting Open Educational Resources in place of expensive textbooks, and Free Community College in place of tuition.Free parking, when practical, strikes me as another version of the same thing. It’s a straightforward way to get economic barriers out of the way of education”. By adding parking fees to students at universities/colleges, it would not be to “allocate a scarce resource”, but for the sake of revenue. 

            In order to receive a higher education these days, America is making it harder and harder. In “Obama Unveils Plan for Free College Parking” written by Sidd Finch, Obamas initiative that he proposed in 2015, ‘America’s College Parking Pass’, gives free parking to every student, faculty, and staff member across the country. Why is this important, Obama is out of office? Because if we spread this proposal into today’s society to potential be used, “it could be huge”.  

Morningside, and other universities/colleges across the nation, have some explaining to do. Why charge students that are just trying to get to class?  


Four cameras, one phone

Four cameras, longer battery life, waterproof, and better durability. The newest and greatest Apple iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max just released a couple days ago, and consumers are loving it.

When it comes to features, this new iPhone takes the crown. The iPhone 11, starting at only $699 (compared to $800 or greater new iPhones), has a fresh new palette of colors, like purple, yellow, black, white, red, and green. It also features longer battery life, and faster performance by inserting a A13 Bionic chip inside the phones. Unlike the iPhone 11 that only has 2 cameras, the iPhone Pro and Max have 4 total cameras. Each model of phone has different and more high tech features, which results in a higher starting price as we go from the iPhone 11 to the Pro and Max models.

Starting from wide lenses for cropping and zooming, to night mode, QuickTake video feature, 12 MP front camera support, new phone colors, and better durability. Apple continues to step up their game in every aspect of their technology. What will be the next newest and greatest product?

Police find Branson man dead in pond early Sunday morning

Branson, MO police officers say they received a call around 1:00am on Sunday morning of September 8. The call came near Fall Creek and Willow Bend Road. 

During this investigation, they found out that this man had evidence of breaking a crime, and he was escaping from the police. Meanwhile, while the officers were trying to find him, they heard commotion in a nearby pond. The officers believe that this particular man ran into the pond and drowned himself. The body of this man has been recovered and no names will be released at this point in time. All the information that has been released is that he is in his 20s or 30s.

Hurricane Dorian Aftermath

Hurricane Dorian ripped through the Atlantic, causing lost power in Canada, left 44 dead in the Bahamas, 2 dead in the United States, and about 70,000 people homeless.

Thousands of people after this tropical storm lost power in Canada. Even though the strong hurricane downgraded from a level 5, it still can create winds up to 75mph. This storm left trees everywhere along with power lines, fences, and construction equipment lying across the streets along the east coast. 

According to the National Hurricane Center, Dorian in its early stages produced winds up to 200mph, and when it crashed into the Bahamas at a category 5 hurricane, it killed more than 44 individuals and left 70,000 homeless. After crashing into this island, it moved at towards the United States at 1mph, now after hitting the U.S, it is moving at 25mph. Prime Minister Hubert Minnis said that the death count is more than likely going to keep increasing because of how many people are still missing. 

Hurricane Dorian will not be forgotten, as it left its impact and a trail of devastation. As it continues to work its way away from land the cities it hit will never forget the impact.