Rare Paralysis Cases Found in Minnesota

I chose a national story about Acute Flaccid Myelitis, A.F.M.  The news article, where I first found this news, was from the New York Times and had a lot of information about the virus. The news broadcast was found on CNN’s website.

The lead in the article was decent, could have been more interesting, but got the point across to the reader. In the broadcast, the lead is sort of crappy in my opinion. The lead in the broadcast just seems boring and not very interesting unless you could be affected by the story. Both stories are structured well in what they say.

The article definitely has more information than the broadcast. This is probably because the broadcast is only given so much time to tell viewers what is happening. In the article though, it tells readers what the virus is, how to prevent it, how common the virus is and what causes the virus. Whereas the broadcast just talked about what the virus is, how common it is, and side-effects.

The article got most of its information from the C.D.C. and had some direct quotes from them. The broadcast also received its information from the C.D.C., but I believe they paraphrased everything that was said. Overall, both stories gave credit to the C.D.C. for the information.

The article didn’t have any pictures, but the broadcast of course did. The broadcast showed a family affected by the virus. The broadcast also showed part of an interview with the father of a child with the virus.

 

Profile Final: Coaching Athletes, a Different Way

 

When it comes to coaching, many coaches are strict and have a strict schedule. This isn’t the case for Morningside Throws coach, Stan Simpson. A current athlete of Simpson’s, Brynlee Loptin, says that she feels, during practice, Simpson doesn’t worry about just getting better, he also worries about what is going on in their daily life. “He’s really chill,” says Loptin.

Stan Simpson, pictured above with javelin thrower Kati Kneifl, has been coaching for 40 years now. Simpson started as a high school running coach and eventually made his way to a college throwing coach. Simpson says college is more individual, trying to improve every athlete to the max. While in high school it’s more of a team aspect to coaching.

Whe it comes to Simpson’s style of coaching he’s more laid back and coaches a different style with all of his athletes, he also considers his style unorganized. “Organization with me is just getting out and seeing what works,” says Simpson.

One thing that Simpson enjoys about being a college coach is that his athletes are doing the sport because they love what they’re doing, not because they are conditioning for other sports or just doing it to do it. Many high school students join track because their coaches are also track coaches or they want to stay in shape for their sport.

Simpson says his favorite part about being a coach is “as you build a relationship you get to know them, what they want to do in life. That’s neat to see that, to watch them grow and develop like that.”

A former athlete, Meagan Andersen, says she liked Simpson’s coaching because of his personality. “He was very personable, and from day one you felt that you could trust him with anything,” says Andersen.

Before Andersen became a college athlete, all of her coaches were running coahces. She said that she felt like she finally had a coach for her event, throwing, when she became a college athlete.

Loptin also prefers Simpson’s way of coaching over the way her high school coaches coached. “I like Stan’s better because he always gives us something to correct and he also says something that we did good, every throw.”

Mega City Mall

*Breaking Story*

There was an explosion at Mega City Mall at 9:50 am this morning.  The explosion happened on the Southeast section of the mall near Gun Land. The mall is temporarily closed to all until the building can be assessed.It has been reported that two are dead and less than 100 are injured.

Seargent Fuglsang says “We are still in preliminary investigations, and we have no clear indication of who or why this explosion happened. Or if it was indeed caused by someone purposely.” Homeland Security has been informed and the Mega City Police Department has established a special team of investigators that will work alongside federal law enforcement agencies.

Paul Blart, Mega City Mall Security officer, said there is footage and saw suspicious behavior. “I believe it was done by someone but I’m not sure who,” says Blart. The Mega City Police Department has yet to watch the security footage.

Maria Rodriguez, the assistant manager at Gun Land, says she was on break “as I was leaving I heard a really loud noise, there was a little dust and my leg was gone and there was a lot of people screaming around me.” Rodriguez said the explosion happened beside the store and she plans on suing the mall.

Alex Smith, the mall Santa, said he was taking pictures with children when the explosion occurred. “Parents and kids started running and then I did too. I was like ‘Everyone run!'” says Smith.

Reports have been received from both St. Mercy and Jean-Luc hospitals of injuries consistent with fire and smoke inhalation, in addition to other serious and non-life threatening injuries.

News Comment 16

Search teams in Northern California after fire leveled entire towns have completed their work, having checked every burned building in the fire zone for human remains.

The search of nearly 18,000 fire-ravaged structures has not resolved the question of why nearly 200 people remain on the list of the missing. It is possible that the death toll will rise if some remains were overlooked or are found later in forests or other areas that were not searched.

Sheriff Kory L. Honea of Butte County, who led the search, said Thursday that he was “very optimistic” that people currently listed as unaccounted for would be found alive and that the death toll was close to final.

Profile Draft

Stan Simpson, the throwing coach for Morningside College, has been coaching for 40 years now.

Simpson started as a high school running coach. When asked how coaching differs between high school and college Simpson says college is more individual, trying to improve every athlete to the max. While in high school it’s more of a team aspect to coaching.

One thing that Simpson enjoys about being a college coach is that his athletes are doing the sport because they love what they’re doing, not because they are conditioning for other sports or just doing it to do it.

When it comes to Simpson’s style of coaching he’s more laid back and coaches a different style with all his athletes, he also considers his style unorganized. “Organization with me is just getting out and seeing what works,” says Simpson.

Simpson says his favorite part about being a coach is “as you build a relationship you get to know them, what they want to do in life. That’s neat to see that, to watch them grow and develop like that.”

A current athlete of Simpson’s, Brynlee Loptin, says in regards to his coaching style, that she feels during practice Simpson doesn’t worry about just getting better, he also worries about what is going on in their daily life. “He’s really chill,” says Loptin.

Loptin also prefers Simpson’s way of coaching over the way her high school coaches coached. “I like Stan’s better because he always gives us something to correct and he also says something that we did good every throw.”

A former athlete, Meagan Andersen, says she liked Simpson’s coaching because of his personality. “He was very personable, and from day one you felt that you could trust him with anything,” says Andersen.

Before Andersen became a college athlete, all of her coaches were running coaches. She said that she felt like she finally had a coach for her event when she became a college athlete.

Townsville Zoo News Release

Midland Zoo staff mourn the death of the polar bear Homer.

Homer passed away around 7 am this morning and was found by a zookeeper, Sara N. Getty. Getty said the other two polar bears, Yukon and McKenzie, have been removed from the exhibit and are being examined by veterinary staff.

Zoo Director, Chris P. Bacon, says the incident will be investigated to determine the exact cause of death. “We will do everything in our power to determine how this bear died. Animal welfare and the preservation of species are our primary goals here at the zoo,” says Bacon.

Dr. Shanda Lear, the senior staff veterinarian, reported that a female bobcat and giraffe had also passed in the last couple of weeks. Bacon confirmed the two other deaths but the deaths are unrelated.

“Homer was a very curious and playful polar bear and we will miss him terribly,” says Getty, remembering Homer.

 

News Comment 15

The InSight lander, NASA’s latest foray to the red planet, has landed.

On Monday, cheers and excitement filled the room when the InSight sent back an acknowledgment of its safe arrival on Mars. That was the end of a journey of more than six months and 300 million miles.

In the months ahead, InSight will start its study of the Martian underworld, listening for tremors and collect data that will be pieced together in a map of the interior of the red planet to help scientists understand how Mars and other rocky planets formed.

InSight set down at Elysium Planitia, near the Equator in the northern hemisphere. Mission scientists have described the region as resembling a parking lot or “Kansas without the corn.”

 

I thought the article was going to be more interesting but it wasn’t. It was also confusing to read but that’s the major parts I got out of it.

News Comment 14

A little more than two decades ago, Congress adopted a sweeping law that outlawed female genital mutilation. But a federal court considering the first legal challenge to the statute found the law unconstitutional on Tuesday.

A federal judge in Michigan issued the ruling in a case that involved two doctors and four parents who had been criminally charged in 2017 with participating in or enabling the ritual genital cutting of girls. The families belong to a small Shiite Muslim sect, the Dawoodi Bohra.

The case has been closely followed by human rights advocates and communities where cutting is still practiced and whose members have moved in rising numbers to the United States and other western countries.

On Tuesday, Judge Bernard Friedman of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan ruled that Congress did not have the authority to pass the law against female genital mutilation and he dismissed key charges filed against the doctors and removed four of the eight defendants from the case.

Revised Classmate Interview

Iandra Estupinian, also known as Iggie, traveled to Morningside College alongside her twin sister, Leandra Estupinian, from Santa Ana, California.

Iggie decided to come to Morningside because she wanted a change, the scenery, and something random in her life. In fact, she didn’t even go on a visit, she just decided that this was the school she was going to attend.

Iggie has many jobs here on campus, she works for the college radio, KMSC, an RA at the plex, and the spoon-holder. She’s also a part of MAC, working with the PR team. With all these responsibilities, Iggie would describe herself as focused in order to accomplish her daily tasks.

Iggie is currently studying Mass Communication with an emphasis in corporate communication, with a minor in photography. Iggie says, “I always knew I wanted to do stuff for online magazines and produce videos for new corporations.” Iggie likes to know what’s going on and wants to work in the exciting news industry.

In order to achieve her dreams, Iggie sets a lot of goals for herself. “I like to have responsibilities,” Iggie says in regards to setting goals and trying to maintain a busy lifestyle. In fact, one of her goals for next year is to be a head resident for the plex. Iggie says shes already done a lot for being a first time RA and feels as though she can step up to the plate with the support from older, more experienced RA’s.

Conversation Class Exercise

In room 107, Lincoln Center, I had a brief conversation with Mary Zink after class.

Going up to Mary, I was asking if I could go with her to her office to see if Michele had dropped off the box of photos this morning. Mary was confused at first but then realized what I was talking about. Mary said, “Yes you can, but I have to talk to Logan real quick.”

That was the end of our conversation, I went to her office and picked up the photos saying nothing more.

News Comment 13

A photograph taken last spring of 60 boys is currently being investigated.

In the photo, it seems that the boys are giving the Nazi salute. The photo was taken in front of the county courthouse steps in Baraboo, Wisconsin before Baraboo High School’s junior prom.

A letter was sent out Monday, the superintendent, Lori Mueller, said that administrators were “extremely troubled by the image.”

Mueller wrote, “Clearly, we have a lot of work to do to ensure that our schools remain positive and safe environments for all students, staff and community. If the gesture is what it appears to be, the district will pursue any and all available and appropriate actions, including legal, to address the issue.”

Not everyone in the photo participated in making the salute. Some of the students have since graduated, but most are seniors now. A teacher says that there is a clique of boys who often make offensive remarks and she said she’s not surprised by them doing this.

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