A Genius in Our Time

Carter Kratz, Class 2021, Morningside’s best and brightest student has earned the Deans Scholarship from the University. Verm-Town hero has received a full-ride scholarship only received by 4 other students in the 126 year schools history.

Incredible enough he excelled at his studies while being the starting third baseman on the baseball team since his freshman year. Even have being involved in extracurriculars his academics have never faltered maintaining a 4.0 GPA through the bombardment of issues including the crisis of Covid and his tragic hospitalization.

The young genius thought he could calculate the minimal amount of sleep while operating at a high level. He miscalculated and his error nearly cost him his life. Kratz slept a total of 3 hours over the course of his 5 day mission to create a waterpowered engine. He succeeded but at what cost?

Hospitalized for exhaustion risking the safety of his beloved brain, Kratz finally showed positive signs 2 nights ago after having recieved the deans scholarship. As if the mere thought of himself being the smartest in school history saved his life.

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https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/10/us/politics/voting-fraud.html

the article is about how throughout Wisconsin there have been no places of voter fraud found yet. Former president Donald Trump is pursuing charges against the state of Wisconsin along with the team of attorneys from the Republican Party.

It was a well written article it had a lot of notable contributors that went on the record for the journalists. The journalists used well placed quotes to discredit the claims made by the otherwise. the article seems a bit strategic and it is actually very well written even though I would consider it a very one sided article

The Dream Chaser Noah Aniser

Germany wasn’t big enough for the student athlete Noah Aniser. The man who cares about his education and the game he lives his life for, but in his home country the school system interfered with the latter.

The amount of pressure put on a student to pass all 5 of the final exams at the end of the semester could make any person feel like atlas with the weight of the world on their backs. For a man who is trying to succeed in athletics and academics the system can be crushing. So our young dream chaser Noah Aniser risked it all and found a new system to exploit for the benefit of his endeavors.

4,500 Miles away. Separated from everything he knows. His family, his friends, his culture. Only himself, his sharp wits, and his dreams. In coming to America Noah Aniser has maintained his perfect straight A GPA and helped his team win their conference Championship as a freshman on varsity. Incredible things are coming for our young dreamer, only time will tell where his ambition leads!

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https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2019/10/nasa-moon-water/599929/

The article is about 2 astroids that collided with the men within the decade. Amid the destruction of the surface caused by the collision our sensors picked up many familiar materials but none more familiar than water.

The article is well written. I don’t usually read the Atlantic but sense I’ve started taking this class my horizon has been broadened from just he new York times and ESPN. The article is well put and didn’t use too much scientific Jargon. It was written as a news article about science rather than a science report submitted as a journalistic piece. the organization is a little out of wack because it gives really specific facts early on in the article rather than keeping it more basic at the top

Running from Cancer

Physical exercise, the process of burning fat cells and cancer cells. Karoliniska Institutet in Sweden found a link between physically active cancer patients and their survival rate. The physical activity changes the metabolism of the immune systems cytotoxic T cells, aiding them in their fight against cancer

The study was to examine exactly how the exercise was to improve ones white blood cells. Karoliniska divided mice with cancer into 2 groups forcing one group onto the wheel while the other laid around. The mice who lounged around were injected with antibodies to kill their cytotoxic white blood cells, improving the significance of the test.

The mice who were pushed physically had a much higher survival rate, agreeing with the initial hypothesis. In curiosity they tested the metabolic cells of 8 healthy men before and after exercise and the cytotoxic T cells increased. Combining the data from both tests it is clear that exercise helps with Cancer.

The several tests found that physical activity can help prevent the possibilities of unhealth and help in recovery once the sickness has already begun. the actual mechanics of how the body uses exercise to improve the cytotoxic cells is still unknown.

News Comment

https://www.nbcnews.com/think/opinion/trump-biden-debate-will-have-muted-mics-s-bad-candidates-ncna1244026

This article is about the non partisan commissions idea to add a mute button into the powers of the moderator, and why it is bad for voters and nominees. It explains why muting would limit the reactions of a president, and how a president acts is a large reason we should vote for them.

For an opinion article it was really informative. It gave me NBC’s side of the article but they didn’t use many opinion words like “I think” or “I Feel” they really argued their point of view with fact. I thought that the writing could have been put better using the pyramid format. The data they used wasn’t specifically in order as far as the formula we learned explained.

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https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2020/10/08/next-presidential-debate-held-remotely-due-trumps-covid-19/5920908002/

Trump Refuses to do next presidential debate virtually, Because of his recent illness. The  Presidential debate runs the possibility of not existing this campaign if trump does not agree to the terms. Joe Biden lucked out last debate and dis not catch Covid 19 even though trump tested positive

The Article was very well written. It didn’t seem to take a stance leaning either liberal or conservative. Understanding that Fox News usually writes conservative articles I would say that this is an improvement. It was short and concise, nothing really extra. It was strictly an article to inform. They did however report Trumps several slew comments towards Joe Biden but only put the quotes with no unnecessary Adjectives

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https://www.latimes.com/politics/story/2020-10-01/trump-debate-voters-white-supremacy-proud-boys

Are we going to choose white supremacy? Voters of color react to The Debate last night

The article is about how at the presidential debate Donald Trump found himself back into a corner with nowhere to go but forwardly answering the question will you denounce white supremacy and he refused. This outlines the reactions of people of color who felt very strongly against the presidents refusal to spit on the white supremacy movement.

This article was very poorly written especially for the LA Times. It was extremely opinionated and more of a pop culture/how do you feel post. I hate trump as much as the next person but the article they released didn’t do much for the public other than the names that belonged to the posts will feel as if they’ve been heard. When it comes to the president everything is an opinion and taking quotes from random people on the street who decided they didn’t like what trump said IS NOT NEWS. If they aren’t important to the election, which the Individual vote is not, than they shouldn’t speak on the topic. LAT is a respected news organization but this was not a well written article. TOO EMOTIONAL!

The Interesting Life of Steven Postolka

Morningside Alum, Steven Postolka visited the journalism department today to talk about his time while attending college. Postolka was a Mass Communications major in his Undergrad and decided to study Law In his Post-grad. Postolka represents Sioux city in all of their legal conundrums, he challenges the citizens and defends the City. He enjoys his work even when his private clients are lying and the challenges of dealing with people who are desperate, and willing to cheat, for a win in court. After all of the clients, money, and cases it is difficult behind the scenes Postolka said

“Most of what I do is not in the courtroom, even as a litigator, I’d say probably 95% of litigation happens outside of the courtroom”.

Preparing how to mold depositions and witness statements into something he is able to give to the judge and properly compete with is a time consuming challenge of his own. After all of these challenges Postolka can rest easy at night now knowing that the money he acquires is no longer based on his private firm. Postolka said

“This has freed me from the obligation to chase retainers”

Sioux City pays him a yearly salary unlike the private companies who pay commission based off of performance and how pricy the cases are, these public litigators live a much more financially secure life than their private adversaries. This eases the mind to the point to where Postolka is allowed to fight for justice rather than self interest. Postolka spoke about how

“There is a certain level of freedom in that[salary]… That means I can actually do justice in cases where justice is needed… trying the cases that need to be tried”.

Morningside Alum, Steven Postolka visited the journalism department today to talk about his time while attending college. Postolka was a Mass Communications major in his Undergrad and decided to study Law In his Post-grad. Postolka represents Sioux city in all of their legal conundrums, he challenges the citizens and defends the City. He enjoys his work even when his private clients are lying and the challenges of dealing with people who are desperate, and willing to cheat, for a win in court. After all of the clients, money, and cases it is difficult behind the scenes Postolka said

“Most of what I do is not in the courtroom, even as a litigator, I’d say probably 95% of litigation happens outside of the courtroom”.

Preparing how to mold depositions and witness statements into something he is able to give to the judge and properly compete with is a time consuming challenge of his own. After all of these challenges Postolka can rest easy at night now knowing that the money he acquires is no longer based on his private firm. Postolka said

“This has freed me from the obligation to chase retainers”

Sioux City pays him a yearly salary unlike the private companies who pay commission based off of performance and how pricy the cases are, these public litigators live a much more financially secure life than their private adversaries. This eases the mind to the point to where Postolka is allowed to fight for justice rather than self interest. Postolka spoke about how

“There is a certain level of freedom in that[salary]… That means I can actually do justice in cases where justice is needed… trying the cases that need to be tried”.

News Comment

https://apple.news/A5ZU-h3jVQDayqJ8Z4jCmpQ

This article discusses all 200 of the Covid vaccines that are on the market trying to get approved for the public use. 171 are in the pre clinical phase, 10 are being used on healthy young people, 15 are being used on high risk and people from all backgrounds,  the top 9 are being tested on thousands of people from all over the country. Of all of them on the market there are no vaccines actually approved for medical consumption, or outweigh the possible risks of the medicine.

I think that there aren’t 200 answers to solve the Covid problem and we need to come together as a consensus to figure out what is needed rather than having several businesses looking to beat the competition. A panel of scientists is the most efficient and cost effective way to end the Virus.I do find it suspect that none of these 200 vaccines have reached the public market yet, only time will tell who is pulling the strings on the decisions being made right now. Whether its an individual or a cabal, we aren’t getting out of this anytime soon as long as that person has connections..

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