News Comment Nov 14

https://www.washingtonpost.com/education/2019/11/14/is-college-worth-it-georgetown-study-measures-return-investment-with-some-surprising-results/?arc404=true

This article comes from the Washington Post which is a left leaning news source. This article talks about if college is really worth it anymore. This article goes into deep discussion on the return on investment for college students and their ability to pay back their student loans. This article stressed that students need to look more into what types of colleges they can afford to go to with the money and financial aid that they are provided.

This article is very interesting and is definitely a feature story. Meaning, it doesn’t really matter how timely this story is because it will be relevant for a long time coming. This article also holds some prominence discussing very famous and well known schools.

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He is tall, at least tall to me, but stocky. He has blue eyes and thick blonde hair and a full blonde beard to cover his round face. He was earring grey nike glasses. He was wearing grey sweatpants and brooks running shoes. I asked him why he wore brooks running shoes when he doesn’t run and he told me its because he is very flat footed. He has a very deep small town accent, he speaks in the midwest sing song way where your words flow together.

We were practicing for our Spanish speaking exam. He has a very weird accent when he speaks Spanish, muddling the words. We were teasing each other as we practiced, he tried to tell me that Coca Cola owned kombucha. I told him that would be like Bic owning pens, Bic cannot own pens because well, they’re pens anyone can make and sell pens. He was also trying to convince me, and the others in the student gov office that we could start giving out allocations like shark tank and each class can give x amount of money.

Rough Draft

Science:

Greenland may actually be green as its ice sheet melts. 

Greenland is losing it ice sheet at an alarming rate due to warming waters. 

The ice sheet is melting six times faster than it was just a few decades ago. This rapid melting of the ice sheet is causing the ocean to rise more and more every year. 

These rising Sea levels threatens 70% of the worlds population. Along with life on land, sea life will also be affected by rising sea levels. 

Scientists now believe that the ice sheet is melting like an ice cube in water. These warmer tides are theorized to have come from the gulf stream. 

Despite all the theories, scientists are still trying to figure out how to slow or possibly stop the ice sheet from melting further. 

National Story: Beto pulling out of the race

Beto O’rouke the man who was once the golden boy of the Democratic Party has dropped out of the presidential race. 

O’ Rourke announced at a rally in Des Moines on Friday that he was dropping out and that he made this decision “so recently and so reluctantly”. 

O’Rourke is calling it quits after reports of financial strain on the campaign and spending more than what’s being brought in. 

Many of his supports are sad especially since his campaign began so strong with his as the front runner after narrowly losing to Ted Cruz. Large political donors and political figures are hopeful that O’ Rourke puts another bid in for senate. 

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/beto-o-rourke-drops-out-of-the-presidential-race/ar-AAJIkfF?ocid=msn360

Local Story: We won the battle of the saddle

            The mustangs came out on top at the battle of the saddle this past weekend. 

            The Morningside mustang men won the GPAC title with a goal in the final minute to break the 2-2 tie against briar cliff. The game winning goal was scored with 27 seconds left on the clock by hafner, 

            The mustang men are the top seed going into the conference tournament with a 16-2 record overall and a 10-1 record in GPAC. 

Jack Kelly Profile

The dusty smell of the gym, the squeak basketball shoes on the gym floor, the sound of dribbling down the court are all reasons as to why Jack Kelly loves basketball. But overall Jack loves basketball for the team, that feels so much like family. 

Jack’s overnight at Morningside is what made the team feel like home. He felt the friendly competition between teammates during open gym. He was a part of the silly banter and the team chemistry at dinner. And he felt like just one of the guys when he hung out with the team that night at a player’s house. 

Family is an import part in Jack’s life. Especially when his plans post college are to go back home and work in the family business to be near family. It’s a no brainer why Jack would pick Morningside, because of the team and the brotherly bond that they all share. 

Wisconsin man charged with hate crime

Huffington Post reports that Clifton Blackwell threw acid in Mahud Villalaz after calling him illegal. Blackwell could face up to 25 years in prison along with a $100,000 fine for this attack. The charges of hate crime and dangerous weapons could increase his sentence by five years each. The attack left Villalaz with second degree burns on his face.

This story comes from the Huffington post which is a left leaning news site. This story shows is very timely especially with immigration being such a hot topic these days. This story also draws human interest because it was an attack on an innocent man who happened to be a minority.

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/hate-crime-charge-in-milwaukee-acid-attack_n_5dc3056de4b005513881ae31

More things wrong with vaping

Vox reports “Juul allegedly shipped 1 million contaminated vaping products last year” in a recent article. The article also focused criticism on the former CEO Kevin Burns who allegedly did everything in his power to make as much money as possible no matter the affects. The article also pointed out that there were many occurrences of JUUL misrepresenting its products, including the amount of nicotine found in JUUL pods.

This article is very timely especially with all of the scary things that is going on with vaping. Also it shows prominence because it called out the former CEO of JUUL.

A deadly reception

A local woman was shot by her newlywed husband yesterday evening.

Yesterday, around 5pm Laurette Brunson was shot by her husband, Richard Brunson at their wedding reception. 

Laurette Bronson’s three children were in the home at the time of the incident, and are un-harmed. 

            “I feel so bad that the kids had to see this”

The shooting occurred at 617 Black Street at 5pm yesterday evening. 

“I heard the sound of the shot, or I think I did. There’s kind of a pop, pop, pop. And the son came out yelling she’s been shot and can’t breathe.”

Laurette Brunson is currently in good condition at St. Luke’s hospital after being shot in the abdomen. Her new husband, Richard Brunson’s whereabouts are still unknown after fleeing the scene of the crime. 

The Stress of the Game (Rewrite)

The Stress of the Game

Mackenzie Bennett

For many student athletes, their sport produces more stress and anxiety than the classes they are taking. 

Competing at the college level can be extremely unnerving for athletes. “During liberals, I had a panic attack in the bathroom,” said Morningside swimmer Hayley Folsom about competing at a high stakes swim meet. 

Competing at the collegiate level is very different than competing at the high school level, it feels like so much higher stakes to these athletes. “Even meets that aren’t very high stakes I want to do good because I’m afraid of failure, I get really worked up about it and it and it almost makes it worse,” said Beth Ruton a Morningside College swimmer. 

According to Bobbi Meister, Morningside College counselor, many athletes do have a difficult time with competing, especially when their best is not good enough. “How [athletes] are competing as a college athlete may be their personal best, but compared to the rest of the field it may not seem good enough,” said Meister. 

According to Mental Health America many of these collegiate athletes have “access to top athletic trainers, and other physical modes of healing, but lack support for the illnesses and struggles we face internally.” 

Many colleges have begun looking into mental health support for collegiate athletes. Especially due to relevant levels of depressive symptoms found in a quarter of collegiate student athletes according to the Division of Sports Medicine at Drexel University. 

Along with limited access to mental health professionals there is also a stigmatizing culture in athletics that keep athletes from seeking help to deal with their mental health issues reports the NCAA. 

“Due to fear of looking weak or being judged, I hid my condition from those closest to me, including my coaches and teammates.” said former Notre Dame offensive lineman Aaron Taylor. 

There are also countless stressors that can impact a student athlete’s mental health like “the expectations of their sport, and the everyday stress of dealing with relationships, academic demands, and adjusting to life away from home,” reports the NCAA. 

Although these athletes are under extreme stress and are adapting to life at college many of them rely on their sport to help them battle with their internal issues. Ruton said: “Its honestly a release but it can definitely be overwhelming and it takes a certain amount of mental toughness.”

Dave Nash, the cross country and track coach at Morningside College agrees that mental health is problem for athletes. “I feel like its an ongoing challenge not just for freshman athletes but in life also,” said Nash. 

The Cross Country team at Morningside is known for their positive spirit. “In the grand scheme of things, it’s not the end of the world.” said Nash about the pressures of competing. Some of his athletes may argue that his positive, low pressure, coaching philosophy is what allows them to achieve. 

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26782764

https://www.mhanational.org/blog/invisible-competition-mental-health-within-athletics

https://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2019/04/teen-athletes-mental-illness/586720/

http://www.ncaa.org/sport-science-institute/introduction-mind-body-and-sport

Broadcast Story

Greenland may actually be green as its ice sheet melts. 

Greenland is losing it ice sheet at an alarming rate due to warming waters. 

The ice sheet is melting six times faster than it was just a few decades ago. This rapid melting of the ice sheet is causing the ocean to rise more and more every year. 

These rising Sea levels  threatens 70% of the worlds population. Along with life on land, sea life will also be affected by rising sea levels. 

Scientists now believe that the ice sheet is melting like an ice cube in water. These warmer tides are theorized to have come from the gulf stream. 

Despite all the theories, scientists are still trying to figure out how to slow or possibly stop the ice sheet from melting further.