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I walked into Intro to Dance late this morning, I signed my name on the attendance sheet then proceeded to sit in my usual spot. My spot is the wall to the right hand side of the class room where I sit next to Sabrina Creason. Sabrina is a sophomore who plays setter on the volleyball team. We’ve sat next to each other in this class since the beginning of the semester.

The class was pointless like normal so Sabrina and I walked back to the Poppen Apartments together since we both lived in the same complex. I waited for for Sabrina to put on her white and gray north face coat, then she proceeded to pull her light brown hair out of the hood so it could fall below her shoulders.

Our walk was short but cold. Sabrina mentioned how this weekend football game should be fun.

“It should be a closer game since Northwestern isn’t terrible. Maybe we’ll win by 30 instead of 60.” She laughed carefree.

We walked in step wearing similar clothing, leggings and coats. Yet Sabrina chose to wear white boots made from Sperry. Interesting since there wasn’t snow on the ground you could never be too sure with this Iowa weather.

As we got to the door she took out her flowered lanyard and we went inside. When she said goodbye I noticed her voice sounded stuffy, like she’s been fighting a cold. The inside lighting brought my attention to how pale her skin was out I the cold weather, brightening her brown eyes.

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. 

Story #3: Broadcast Stories (Rough Drafts)

  1. https://www.foxnews.com/world/australia-rare-purebred-dingo-eagle

Ever wish a rare dingo purebred pup gets dropped from the sky into your backyard? No? This Australian family didn’t either.

Jane Guiney, found a young, stray puppy whimpering in her backyard. She suspected the furry creature was a dog or a fox and was dropped on the ground by an eagle flying by.

The puppy is actually a rare purebred dingo. Which is an endangered wild dog breed in Australia.

The puppy was discovered in Wandiligong, which is in the state of Victoria, around 200 miles northeast of Melbourne. The Guiney family provided care for the dog before taking it to a veterinarian to be treated for injuries. There it was determined the dog was actually a dingo.

Its DNA was tested for confirmation of its breed, and while they awaited results, the pup was taken to the Australian Dingo Foundation sanctuary. The results from the test concluded the dingo is a purebred Victorian Highlands Dingo

The dingo has since been named “Wandi,” and is fitting in at the sanctuary, according to foundation director.

2. https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/u-s-opens-national-security-investigation-tiktok-sources-say-n1075211

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.

The U.S. government has launched a national security review of TikTok owner Beijing ByteDance Technology Company’s $1 billion acquisition of the U.S. social media app Musical.ly that was purchased two years ago.

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.

The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States has started to review the Musical.ly deal. Sources confirm TikTok did not seek clearance from CFIUS when it purchased Musical.ly, which gives the U.S. security permission to investigate it now.

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.

3. https://www.usatoday.com/videos/money/food/2019/11/06/starbucks-signature-red-cups-holiday-drinks-comeback/2512431001/

‘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.

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. According to Starbucks, they designed the cups this year to “evoke mini moments of joy.”

The countdown to red cup season has been an anticipating event on the web as customers watch the hours dwindle down. The wait for the Holliday season is over and it looks like the wait for a Venti Peppermint Mocha in a Merry Dance cup is over too.

Broadcast Story: Bridegroom For a Night Flees After Shooting New Wife.

Media Comparison

Print story: https://www.foxnews.com/politics/bernie-sanders-legalize-marijuana-nationwide-first-100-days-plan

Broadcast story: http://video.foxnews.com/v/6097474480001

Bernie Sanders announced on the social media platform about his plans to legalize marijuana. Both leads have hooks on to get a reader interested in the story, but the print story is more informational. Sanders argued that the criminalization of the drug has ravaged communities of color and created an unequal incarceration rate.

The broadcast version focuses on the multiple Democratic candidates who want to legalize marijuana. All candidates looking to have politics catch up tot he modern culture. The printed version in comparison only focuses on Bernie’s future plans for legalizing marijuana if he is elected into the presidency. In his campaign, Bernie proclaims, “Legalize it, don’t criticize it.” It gives the definite plan he wants to execute and reasons for why he wants this legalization to happen, so it can impact lives.

In the news clip you have multiple sources being quoted. Mayor Pete of Las Vegas admitted to smoking pot in his past. Also, besides quoting candidates on why and if they did participate in doing drugs, the new anchors use their input to comprehend the reactions form the voters. The print version doesn’t have multiple sources or viewpoints on Bernie Sander’s plan of action for the future.

The attribution in the printed article is stated in Bernie’s campaign goal is to, “…legalize marijuana and vacate and expunge past marijuana convictions.” as well as in the news clip on Bernie’s radio interview and with The Five’s quoting his campaign promise.

The video has an advantage over the article, due to it’s visual evidence for the other candidates and its discussion with the news anchors about the topic. In the article you can only hear one voice, and that voice is speaking of Bernie’s plans and reasons. There aren’t background noises or impacting sounds in the interviews and during the discussions. As for the print story, it gives more visuals on Bernie’s social media posts, and direct quotes from him about the topic.

What I found interesting between the two versions the broadcast was definitely more engaging than the print story. The clip included different politicians, as well as keeping the prime subject (marijuana) in full view. The article seemed to be a brief article, not really reaching out to make sure its content was interesting besides using the big name of Bernie Sanders and marijuana legalization in the same sentence.

Broadcast Story: Big Bubbles = Big Trouble

Broadcast read by: Sophomore Madisyn Heeren

Sailors spot black bubbles the size of the capital dome of Washington D.C. boiling from the sea.

Multiple sailors in the early 20th century spotted the phenomenon near Alaska. Not knowing the bubbles are filled with volcanic gas, so when they burst they create volcanic clouds thousands of feet in the sky.

The volcano responsible, Bogoslof, is located in the Aleutian Islands. The islands are a chain of 14 large volcanic islands and 55 smaller ones belonging to both the U.S. state of Alaska and the Russian federal subject of Kamchatka Krai.

When it’s underwater it can produce bubbles that can reach up to 1,444 feet. John Lyons, a research geophysicist at the Alaska Volcano Observatory of the U.S. Geological Survey, led his team to regularly monitor active volcanoes in Alaska and picked up on the signals belonging to Bogoslof.

“When it bursts, volcanic gas — water vapor, sulfur dioxide and carbon dioxide — gets released partly back into the water, where it interacts with the lava, pulling it into pieces and producing ash and volcanic clouds,” Lyons said.

When the pressure outside the bubble exceeds the pressure inside and the bubble begins to contract; its film becomes unstable and it will rupture.

Scientific article found:

https://www.livescience.com/giant-bubbles-underwater-volcano.html

Greta Thunberg’s Wakes Up the U.N.

Climate activist Greta Thunberg, 16, addressed the U.N. Climate Action Summit in New York City yesterday justifying her outrage by pointing out that science has been proving theories of climate change for 30 years. 

The young girl’s speech shook the walls of the summit, pointing out that even if the world’s emissions were cut barely in half over the next ten years that only gives a 50% chance of keeping global warming down to 1.5 degrees Celsius. She openly accused the world’s leaders, “How dare you?” For coming to her generations for answers they have no motivation to solve before it’s out of control. 

Greta is a Swedish high schooler that is affected by Asperger’s Syndrome, a condition related closely to autism by with higher functioning. Her condition does not affect her passion to saving the planet with her words. “We are in the beginning of a mass extinction, and all you can talk about is money and fairy tales of eternal economic growth.” The growth instead is the climate change that will soon be uncontrollable, Greta is certain if the world is only cut 50% instead of 67% there will be setting off irreversible chain reactions. 

The words “failing us” are in short of what Greta tries to point out in her speech. The world leaders have the power, from her, their effort is unacceptable and does not want her generation to face the consequences from their actions.

By the end of the day, Greta’s speech had turned the minds of 65 countries into announcing their new efforts to achieve net-zero emissions by 2020. 

Story Article #2 Rough Draft

An increase of the healthfulness of college campus food environments is an important step in promoting healthful food choices among college students. 

A cafeteria is an environment where students are presumed to enjoy, due to all the food options and the atmosphere with fellow classmates eating their food. All eating habits and meal plans differ when it comes to every student on campus, for an example, athletes and regular full-time students. 

So much is buzzing on Morningside College campus, topics ranging in all varieties. A frequent conversation between students will most likely include the mention of food; whether it be breakfast/lunch/dinner on campus. 

Morningside College contracts with Sodexo to provide campus meals to residence hall students.Sodexo is a French based food company that caters over 44 colleges and universities in the USA.

In a mini-series interview, 3 students were asked from Morningside about their nutrition intake and their eating habits depending on what activities they participate in. Discussing how Morningside food services meet their desires and needs of nutrition. Two athletes and one full time student were interviewed. 

Madisyn Heeren, a small forward Sophomore on Morningside’s Women’s Basketball pondered over what sets her eating habits apart from others by managing practice, weight lifting, individual workouts, and being a nursing student. 

All students on campus have different meal plans, when asked about Madisyn’s plans and why she replied stressfully, “I’m on a 14-meal plan because I don’t have time to eat lunch. I’m always doing basketball shit and trying to balance a nursing major!”  Normally athletes will have higher meal plans as compared to a full-time student at Morningside student who does not participates in sports.

Hannah Capps, a sophomore Political Science major, has a different schedule balancing school and her on campus job, along with Political Science functions for her classes. In balancing nutrition for herself, Hannah mentioned that what she knows about eating nutritious meals only affects her habits “sometimes.” 

Capps who is also on a meal plan has the 9 meals a week option. Being a non-athlete, it is presumed they have less swipes for the Caf because they don’t rely so heavily on having food prepared for them right after they come from a tiring practice. “I have a small meal plan because eating at the Caf sucks. I only eat there at least once a day, maybe twice depending on my mood.” Eating in or going out to other food options is a frequent option for Capps and other fulltime students. 

All students look for nutritious options when it’s provided by the campus, watching what they fuel into their bodies has a significant impact. Like Madisyn, Alex Borchers, senior point guard on the men’s basketball team, keeps in mind what he should be putting into his body. “Yeah, you know for an athlete,” Borchers began. “Optimal nutrition helps you perform well and it’s important to fuel what your body needs.” As a senior Borchers lives off campus so he doesn’t have a meal plan and prefers his meals from home. He mentioned he wouldn’t be able get the 30-40 grams of protein, fruits and veggie balance he strives to eat on a daily basis if he ate at the Caf.

As Madisyn pushes on a busy day with nursing clinical’s and practice, when she does eat lunch with her teammates she comments she always leaves hungrier because the food offered hadn’t satisfied her hunger. “Even when I do get to eat at the Caf, the options do not taste good.” As her options are limited due to time crunching, according to Madisyn she lives off bagels and cereal during the day. Nutritionists do not recommend that intake on a daily basis, even if options are limited. 

Borchers attempts the opposite since he lives off campus but still has a crazy time schedules as an athlete. “When I have a time crunch on a meal I always plan ahead. That’s a big struggle planning ahead when you know you don’t have time.” Both students demonstrate the difficult multitasking skills they need to have to get through day to day without mistreating their nutrition needs. 

Capps agrees it’s hard, yet it’s hard for all students to find their balance and health nutrition in a limited optioned space. 

The Sky is the Limit

There is no limit to what we as human beings can do; Alex Watters has proven to many that he has no limit. Alex Watters is a Career Development Specialist here at Morningside College, and many have seen him going around campus speaking of job opportunities for what would interest students most. Besides being so active on campus, Watters has different jobs around Sioux City as well. 

In his short life, Alex Watters has done amazing things and met inspirational people. Watters talked about how events in his life created the man people see today. He takes his first years from attending Morningside and applies to working with 1styear students who aren’t sure about their path. “My life experiences helped me work with first year students because I knew what it felt like.” His placement in the city and connections to different organizations assist Watters in guiding students on their dream career paths. 

All this hard work, communication and perky attitude would be here at Morningside if he didn’t have a transformational readjustment of his life. He shares his story with an attitude most wouldn’t expect with the specific result he was left with. Watters attended Morningside College on a golf scholarship, mostly not caring for campus or classes, just golf and girls, he would often joke. One evening there was a dance in Olsen Student Center and he went. He can’t contain his laughter when he describes on how good of a dancer he was, he claimed he had “the moves.” It was announced there would be a dance competition and people would need to pair up, out of the corner of his eye he spotted a spunky girl like him giving all the moves. 

They danced and won the competition without trouble, while dancing they discovered they’re both from Okoboji. The young girl mentioned she was going back up that weekend for a family reunion and suggested Watters should come with her group of friends. Looking back Alex shrugged at the idea, “I thought yeah why not? My parents would be glad to see me again and I’d be hanging out with these cool girls.” His decision for a quick trip home would be the start to the path where he is today. 

After hanging out with his friends, having a good time by the campfire, the group voted it would be a good night to go for a swim in the lake. Watters and the little brother of one the girls waited along the dock while the girls changed. They were 150ft out on the dock when a sudden gush of wind blew the hat Alex was wearing in the water. Really liking that hat, in the spur of the moment, he dove in head first into 18-inch-deep water. 

Instantly he heard his neck snap, his body floated along the surface as he tried to coach himself to start swimming, start swimming. Only he couldn’t. He blacked out. The girls saved him and called the ambulance that would transport him to a helicopter lift to immediate surgery. Alex vividly remembers coming back to consciousness briefly and hearing the words from one the medics, “You really messed up.” Then he went back into the dark. His journey to the operating room was a path full of lows and lowers, for Alex couldn’t walk again. 

Surgery was a success and Watters was given the choice to be sent to a phenomenal recovery facility in Englewood, Colorado. In there he met other guys like him who made a spur of the moment choice and now were on the journey to having new lives. Watters said his time there was fun and he could connect with the atmosphere around him. 

His accident according to Watters helped development a man he never would become if he had not had his accident. It was asked of him, “Alex, if you’d never had your accident do you think you’d still be this politically active and task oriented as you are now?” With a snort he replied, “Not a chance in hell.” Before his accident he believed his life didn’t have direction, he wanted to be a golf coach as his first career choice; to professionally coach and teach people how to play. Since politics and community service were a huge part of his life growing up he could sort of see himself doing it but he wouldn’t be such an inspiration and leader if he hadn’t. 

Alex Watters has no limit to what he can do, and he’s proven time and time again you should do what you love to do. If you meet Alex he’s so in love with his jobs it’s almost scary. Having his accident didn’t slow him down at all, he still goes 100 miles an hour if he can. He’s everywhere helping people find their spark and succeed, at sports events cheering all athletes on, taking his duty on the city council seriously and pushing for change. Also, he has worked with the First Lady Michelle Obama herself. Who can say they did that in their lifetime? He’s been offered jobs in the U.S. Department of Education, graduated grad school with great honors. This man knows no limit he can reach, and he encourages every single student on Morningside Campus to reach high for what we want. The sky is the limit. 

Sensory Details

How people describe how their food’s taste totally alters their experience having the treat/snack. Your feedback is then noted as a review and basically it makes your opinion real/valuable. 

How I describe how my food tastes is the “make or break” on if I would ever eat this food again. In class today, Fuglsang offered us candy orange slices, Snoballs, deviled eggs, vegetables, and Piroulines for us to eat and describe our experience. Since I’m picky I chose the Pirouline because I couldn’t make up my mind. Taking it out of it’s container I noticed the outside texture was bumpy but smooth. I brought it up to my nose to smell it and didn’t get a strong smell of chocolate which disappointed me because the inside appears to be chocolate filling. 

Finally tasting it I found this is just an average treat. The chocolate texture wasn’t as smooth, and the crunch from the outside left it a weird combination of texture. It was more like grainy mud on the inside of the straw treat. Sadly my Pirouline chocolate experience wasn’t as amazing as I thought.