Story #3 Final

Good evening and welcome to tonight’s Morningside student podcast; sponsored by Oreos, “Milks favorite cookie.

The traditional Thanksgiving season has begun and the war on turkey’s has just been declared in Omaha, Nebraska. The annual Turkey War is a competition between two neighbors who live near Willow Creek Drive and Borman Street, it’s consisted of inflatable turkeys in their front yards. 

You’ll find 40 inflatable turkeys decorating the two lawns this time of the year. Native of Omaha, Katherine Wurtz, a Sophomore here at Morningside, gave the low down on the Turkey War. 

“It’s funny to see because turkey’s cover their whole yard! All the grass is covered when it hits November first.”

Each yard is equipped with 20 sitting turkey’s including one six-foot-tall inflatable in the back. 

In the end, it’s said the winner gets bragging rights until the next year when the cycle starts over again. 

Our second story is brought to you by Kleenex, Ultra Soft.

Do you use the app TikTok? Or know some who watches or creates them?

TikTok has been growing more popular among U.S. teenagers at a time of growing tensions between the United States and China over trade and technology transfers. According to the creators of TikTok, sixty percent of its 26.5 million active users a month in the United States are between the ages of 16 and 24.

Reason for the investigation into the app, is that the government is concerned if the Chinese company may be censoring politically sensitive content. There is also alarming concern about how TikTok stores a users personal data.

Josie Baxter, also a sophomore here at M’side, is an avid TikTok viewer. When asked what she thinks about the hacking rumors and her personal information. Her answer was simple, “I don’t think an app used by eight through 22 year olds can be trying to hack the government when half of the users don’t know what’s going on politically anyway.”

TikTok says China does not have jurisdiction over content of the app, and promises U.S. user data is stored in the United States only. Leaving no room for Chinese censorship over the app.

Our last story for our podcast tonight is sponsored by Goldfish, “The snack that smiles back.” 

‘Tis the season to officially hang up lights and enjoy an Eggnog Latte: kiss the pumpkin spice goodbye and reel in the signature Starbucks Red Holliday Cups.

This Thursday the international coffee chain makes its transition from fall flavors to focusing on Peppermint Mochas and Hot Chocolate. The Holliday season isn’t here unless the new Red Cups come inside.

Madisyn Heeren, a Starbucks addict here at Morningside is one of the many ones excited for the Red Cup Holliday Season to begin. “This is the best time of the year because it’s officially time for Christmas!”

Four different Holliday designs will be introduced this year, including classic red, white and green patterns, making the cup look almost like a present. Each cup has its own name for a signature twist on your order.

The official names of the four cups are Polka Dots, Merry Dance, Merry Stripes and Candy Cane Stripes. 

The countdown to red cup season has been an anticipating event on the web as customers watch the hours dwindle down. 

That’s all for tonight’s podcast stories brought to by the previous sponsors. Thank you all for listening and have a good evening.