Final Article 4


The stress and anxiety of preparing for finals and pursuing those straight A’s is as much a part of the “college experience” as watching college football is. With all of these negatives, a freshman at Morningside College named Zed Heimensen added the biggest negative of them all to the pile, but also has stayed committed to school and athletics no matter if he is injured.  

This brown haired, bad haircut guy stands tall at 6’2 and always has a smile on his face. When he is not hanging out in the training room or on the football field, he is in his dingy dorm studying – as he would say a “COMMITTED student-athlete”. 

While speaking to Heimensen in his dingy dorm room of his college residence hall, wearing his “usual” Nike sweatpants and Morningside football sweatshirt, he told me about how he is making this negative – a positive but also staying committed through it all. 

Anna Dressen, a senior at Morningside College said, “Commitment is a strong word that many people cannot hold themselves accountable for. Especially after an injury.” It takes love and dedication to want to get better for yourself and others. Dressen explains that one tip to help stay committed is just by making goals for yourself each and every day.

A torn ACL, LCL, lateral hamstring, and a partial PCL tear later, Heimensen has had to stay committed to his rehab, schoolwork, and his relationships with others.

“Staying committed to something is not easy, and when you are injured this bad it makes it 10 times harder”, says Heimensen. “Setting goals, achieving them, and setting more goals is how I get through each day.”

Throughout this crazy process, he learned to not take things for granted, because not being able to walk for 8 weeks on your own puts things into perspective. Also “you just have to stay committed in everything you do even if you’re injured.”

He has stayed committed in his rehab, classes, and his relationships.

Lauren Rohwer, a sophomore at Morningside that has also battled an injury, said that it is not easy staying committed in everything you do after you get hurt. She said “I know Zed, and by how committed he is in everything he does, you would not even realize how bad he actually got hurt.” Rohwer’s tip to staying committed is to “constantly remind yourself of the future and the things you want to achieve.”

Heimensen ended with, “If I did not stay committed in everything I do, nothing would ever get done.”

Being able to stay committed in life in general is tough but staying dedicated to the same everyday things along with an injury is even harder. But there are some great tips to keep you committed in your everyday lifestyle. 

Mega City Mall Disaster

At 9:50AM this morning an explosion occurred at the Mega City Mall food cafeteria.

Initial injury numbers from the explosion were less than 100 but with 2 fatalities. St. Mercy and Jean-Luc hospitals hold several individuals with fire and smoke inhalation along with minor injuries.

Madison Hartman, a mall custodian injured at the scene, said as she picked up her mop she heard a “ka boom” out of nowhere and a chair flew and hit her in the collar bone.

Mall Security said that a Briar Cliff student named Nik was the mastermind behind this Mega Mall disaster. He brought donuts into the mall and gave one to another man in the food court and it exploded in his mouth. Mall security mentioned that “Nik was the mastermind behind it all.”

One 12 year old child that lost her dad was in the food court getting Taco Bell when the explosion happened. She then fled the mall, along with many others, still not having any idea where her dad could be.

No other details have been released about the explosion at this time.

Youtube star Olivia Jade college admissions scandal (news comment 16)

Olivia Jade and mother Lori Loughlin

Olivia Jade, a youtube star, was involved in a college admissions scandal approximately 8 months ago with her parents, actress Lori Loughlin and designer Mossimo Giannulli.

Her parents were arrested in March for their involvement in a college admissions scandal at University of Southern California, where they paid $500,000 to get both of their daughters into college.

The parents labeled them as recruits to the USC crew team so they could get into the school, neither have ever participated in a sport.

Olivia’s parents were charged with conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services fraud – pled not guilty.

Youtube star has not decide whether or not to go back to school or get involved with any education quite yet.

Sources about Olivia say: “She feels she hasn’t been a part of any wrongdoing and feels tricked by her parents into going to a school that wasn’t even her top choice. Right now she wants to prove she can do it on her own, and she thinks going back to school will help renew her image.”

This news article was very interesting. Maybe because I have heard of her and have watched some of her videos, but it probably is not that interesting for men and people who have never seen any of her videos. But it could be interesting for the people who like fraud cases like the one her parents were involved in. So, this article could be for a variety of people. They are a well known family so that is how it could be newsworthy.