Public Relation story Holmer

November 29, 2018

Midland Zoo reaches out about dead polar bear  that was found this morning.

Polar bears have thrived at the Midland zoo since 1985. Our unique exhibit allows the bears to engage in natural behaviors, playing in manufactured snow, digging in gravel and hunting trout in the pool. The bears are ambassadors for their wild relatives, educating zoo visitors about these threatened animals.

Holmer was found dead an hour after his morning feeding. Midland zoo is very sad and overwhelmed about the death of Homer the polar bear.

Director of the Midland Zoo Chris P. Bacon said, “We will do everything in our power to determine how this bear dies. Animal welfare and preservation of species are our primary goals here at the zoo.”

A zoo keeper Sara Getty said,  “Homer was very curious and playful polar bear and we will miss him terribly.”

Midland Zoo is still investigating.



Article 4 1st draft

November 28, 2018

Abby Sitzmann transferred from UNI her Junior year of college. “I am so much happier here at Morningside.” said Abby. She said that Morningside feels more like home to her and she is happy that she made the choice to finish off her education at Morningside.

Abby’s mom, Valerie would encourage Abby to stay a weekend at UNI and just hangout with her roommate and make some friends. Valerie said “I could tell Abby did not like UNI. She would come home almost every weekend and when it was time to go back, she would wait the last minute to leave.” Valerie thought Abby wasn’t giving UNI a shot because she was coming home all the time and wouldn’t talked about school when she came home. “Every time I asked Abby about school and she would be very short and negative about it” Valerie said. After Abby’s second year at UNI, Valerie knew that it was not the right fit for her. Finally, Valerie let Abby start looking at different schools.

Jordan, a former roommate of Abby said that sad to see Abby feeling like she didn’t belong and watch her go every weekend. Jordan said that she always asked Abby to stay for the weekend and hangout. Jordan said one weekend Abby stayed she tried to go out and have fun but she couldn’t click with anyone around. “Abby was always friendly to everyone and she tried to be outgoing and try new things, but I guess she just didn’t fit in” said Jordan. When Abby told Jordan that she was thinking about transferring Jordan was down but knew it was the best choice for Abby.

Abby started to look at colleges closer to home, she didn’t like being so far away when she went to UNI. Abby said “I was looking for a college where I wasn’t just a number.” When Abby heard about Morningside she knew she had to visit. “I knew that Morningside had a really good educational program and was not too big but not small.” Abby took a tour at Morningside with her mom, they could tell that that it would be a better fit all around. After figuring out Morningside was the right college she wanted to try out for cheer. Abby racked up the courage to try out for the cheer team and made it!

“I am 100% happier here at Morningside” Abby said. Valerie said that she can see a lot of improvement on how Abby is doing in with school and how her attitude towards everything. Abby said that everyone at Morningside is so helpful and wants the best for student’s future. Abby said, “The thing I like most about Morningside is how everyone wants you to get involved, that has really helped to step out of my comfort zone and meet new people around campus.” Abby is currently the captain on the Morningside cheer team and is involved in many different clubs such as, MMLE, ICA, and Resident’s Life. Abby said, “Morningside College has given me so many opportunities to get involved within the community and on campus. I am so much happier than I ever was.”

News Comment #15

November 27, 2018

Sioux City Journal on Sunday, October 21st

Nicki Leedom was diagnosed with breast cancer while she was 9 months pregnant with her youngest son. While she was pregnant, fighting cancer, and raising 3 other children. Nicki had to take a break from school so she could focus on her health and her family. She was a few classes and Practicum shy from getting her degree. Leaders from Briar Cliff presented Nicki with an honorary degree in social work. This story had a good anecdote. Not only did she get this award but she is on her last round of radiation. Also it  was a story that made Briar Cliff look good.


November 27, 2018

Abby Sitzmann transfer from UNI her junior year of college. She hated being away from her family and friends. When she was at UNI she didn’t seem to click with anyone and she was not involved in anything. She would go to school during the week and come home almost every weakened.  Abby begged her mom her sophomore year to transfer to Morningside college 30 minutes away from her home town Kingsley Iowa. Her mom told her she had to stay at UNI for her first two years. Abby is now a senior at Morningside college and she cannot be happier. She is a captain of the cheer team, in multiple clubs, and has found life long friends.

Last Conversation

November 15, 2018

At 9:20 this morning when I was brushing my teeth my roommate Abby said, “good morning” while she was standing in the doorway of my bathroom.  Abby looked like she just woke up because her hair was a mess, she was in pajama shorts and a sports bra. I looked at her in the mirror and I said “good morning.” After Abby walked away to go get ready for her day my other roommate, Tiffany came to the doorway of my bathroom looking comfy with sweatpants and a sweatshirt on with her bag on her back ready to leave. Tiffany said “goodbye” while she was walking away when I had  mouth wash in my mouth, I waved at her signaling goodbye. When I was done rinsing I shouted “have a good day” to Tiffany as she was walking out the door.

Broadcast Story

November 14, 2018

Katy Hackworth

Project #3


Morningside Mustang Competition Cheer team is working hard for the two- thousand – eighteen two- thousand- nineteen season. Last year the Mustang competition team took 5th at the GPAC tournament and third place at regionals with only two stunt groups. Coach Dakota Van Hauen talks about how the Mustang Competition team is improving and their goal for this upcoming season.

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Morningside Competition team will compete in five competitions before Nationals. Captain Abby Sitzmann explained what the cheer team has been undertaking to be successful for this season.

(Abby’s sound bite)


Freshman Emily Schlanger looks forward to the season to start. She described what her roll is on the team and what the atmosphere is like to be on the competition team.

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Morningside Mustang Competition Cheer team first battle is in Orange City Iowa, January nineteenth. Come out and cheer loud to support Morningside Mustang Cheer Competition team.


November 13, 2018

Ellen Degeneres is a very blessed, successful woman. With her own talk show, Ellen DeGeneres is one of America’s most well-known comedians, also serving as a prominent gay/lesbian role model.

I chose Ellen Degeneres because I never knew how she got where she is and I never hear anything bad about her so I wanted to know more about her and her background.



News Comment #13

November 13, 2018


California Fires have killed 44 people with discovery of 13 more bodies. Ally Pierce is a survivor that was trapped by the fire and thought his life was over. Ally made a goodbye video to his family saying his goodbyes. After he was saying his goodbyes a bulldozer knocked the burning car out of Ally’s way giving him enough room to escape. New York Times did a very good job writing this story reeling the audience in emotionally. It had a good anecdote.

Katie Polk

November 9, 2018

Being responsible is important to Katie Polk, a senior from Elgin Nebraska.

Katie Polk shows responsibility in many different ways throughout her day. Katie is responsible to manage kids at the Boys and Girls club in Sioux City Iowa. She mentors them and helps them see light in their day.

Katie also works in the Marketing Department at Morningside College.  In the Marketing Department Katie is responsible to guide eight interns. Katie says “Im in charge of making sure people are staying on task to get the project that is assigned done.”

Being responsible for Katie means that being late is not an option. “I hate being late” Katie said. She has to stay on time with her busy schedule while double majoring in Mass communication and Non- Profit Management.

Because Katie is so responsible and always staying on task, she gets to graduate a year early. Responsibility can go a long ways if accept it.





News Comment #12

November 8, 2018

In this story it talks about how Ian David  was the gunman who shot over 12 people at Thousands Oaks in California. Ian David was 28 years old and served in the marine corps. This story was organized very good. It didn’t give too much information about what happened right away. They didn’t tell who the suspect was till the second paragraph. Which pulled me in to read more. Later on in the story I really liked how they described when they were talking to the sheriff how is voice was cracking when he was talking to the reporter. When they described the sheriff’s voice it was like I could actually hear his voice cracking when reading the qoute.