Article #2

The new Chair of the Art Department is just as much an artist, as she is scientist.

Last fall, in 2018, Terri McGaffin, the previous Chair of the Art Department, announced her retirement.

Now, with the fall semester roughly halfway over, let’s see how Prindaville is doing so far in this new journey.

Prindaville traveled from Leavenworth, Kansas. She worked as the Art Program Director at the University of St. Mary for 6 years.

She did an international search and applied for 60 positions that met what she was looking for, to which one of them was Morningside. She was looking for was a strong art program and Morningside had it.

Prindaville was happy to be accepted as the new Chair of the Art Department. She said, “This one, I thought, was the best fit. The people…every step felt like a good fit.”

To which she continued on that the position here kept her career progressing and added extra benefits.

She feels that the program is more academically geared and people seem more serious about it. “The art is healthy here,” she said. The previous school she worked at was geared towards the athletes and not the artists. Prindaville would go on describing the wonderful program and environment Morningside College provides.

Prindaville brings to the campus many talents. She likes to do ecological artwork, she describes as “not so narrow in terms of media but narrow in topic.” She uses a variety of techniques, and typically brings together nature and psychological human traits to her pieces. She does a lot of experimenting as she enjoys science.

Reclamation
Mixed media relief including QuickCure Clay, QuickCure Glaze Coating, acrylic, aragonite crystals, and salt on birch panel, 12×9.25×2”, 2019

She is thankful for Terri McGaffin, even saying that she is amazing. McGaffin, the previous chair of the art department and now the transition coordinator for the department, is helping Prindaville transition by taking some of the many projects that needs to be done.

Not many schools prepare people for their positions and Prindaville is thankful for it.

McGaffin is very confident in Prindaville. She sees potential for more interdisciplinary work to happen. McGaffin points out Prindaville is a multi-disciplinary artist, a scientist and speaks in terms of legal issues. Prindaville is a good example, as students have already been doing this, by not being dedicated to one thing. 

From a student perspective, Freshman, Devyn Reilly, is currently taking two classes, Design and Drawing, taught by Prindaville.

Prindaville’s style of teaching is always on schedule. All the assignments and projects that are described on the syllabus are on time. She rarely makes few adjustments.

In both her classes, Reilly believes that Prindaville is doing a good job at helping her get better at art. All the inputs Reilly has gotten from Prindaville has helped improve her art; from highlights to values.

Fluoresce
Watercolor on recycled paper, 12×9″, 2014

Another student who is currently in one of Prindaville’s class is sophomore, Elise O’Regan. Having had McGaffin and, now, Prindaville teach; O’Regan said there is a difference between the two. She states that McGaffin is a lot more “chill” compared to Prindaville, as she is seen as strict. “That can be a good thing for some and a bad thing for others.” O’Regan mentions.

O’Regan says Prindaville is really friendly and because of her, O’Regan has improved in her Drawing class.

For more information or wanna see more of Prindaville’s art, click on the link: http://shelbyprindaville.com/

News Comment #8: New Jersey man arrested for what prosecutors call ‘reconnaissance’ of George Washington Bridge

Traffic moves over the Hudson River and across the George Washington Bridge between New York City and Fort Lee, New Jersey.

Daniel Czerepak, 29, was arrested under the charges of forgery, theft and weapons by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. He was trying to gain access to a restricted entrance of the George Washington Bridge as mentioned on CNN.com

The bridge connects New Jersey to Manhattan Island and Czerepak tried to gain access to the bridge by using a fake ID and posing as a Port Authority subcontractor.

A search was made on Czerepak’s home and five 30-round rifle magazines and one 15-round magazine was found. New Jersey law limits to 10 rounds of ammunition for the magazine capacity.

Czerepak pleaded not guilty to the third-degree weapons offenses and other related charges as found on northjersey.com

Police were called when Czerepak’s fake ID was recognized at the guarded access point on the bridge. This led to the search of his car and home and the founded ammunition.

The story’s lead was good as it gave a enough information as what is going on and made me curious enough to read more. The organization of the story starts with the arrest and the finding of magazine rounds. It moves on to the charges and his plead.

Clearly, CNN tried to find more information about the man and who he is but didn’t get as much, so they filled the next paragraphs with quotes. And then they finish off the story on how what went down that day when Czerepak showed up on that bridge.

I think I would of talked about what went down right away and then included the back story towards the end. Just to get the important information of what Czerepak was doing that day and how it went down to his arrest.

To learn more about the article click on the link:https://www.cnn.com/2019/10/10/us/george-washington-bridge-recon/index.html

In class: Speech story

A Swedish climate activist, 16-year-old Greta Thunberg presents a speech to the United Nations Climate Action Summit in NYC.

The world leaders of today are leaving behind more CO2. The younger generations are gonna have a hand full of work to do due to the lack of changes the leaders are not doing.

The world leaders have set this up for younger generations to fail when its their time to deal with the issue.

The speech focused on the climate issues and the dying result of the ecosystems and people. And the younger generations have to worry about their future at this time of age because the leaders are not doing anything about it.

Stripping students away from education and into real world because being at a 50% risk isn’t acceptable as mentioned by Thunberg.

“We are in the beginning of a mass extinction, and all you can talk about is money and fairy tales of eternal economic growth. How dare you.” Thunberg states with much emotion.

Thunberg finishes on the idea of change, “change is coming, whether you like it or not.”

Rough Draft for Article #2

Shelby Prindaville, the new Chair of the Art Department, is adjusting well at Morningside College.

Last fall, in 2018, Terri McGaffin, the previous Chair of the Art Department, announced her retirement.

The search for the new Chair began, spring 2019.

Out of the many applicants, Shelby Prindaville was the right fit for the position.

Now, with the fall semester roughly halfway over, let’s see how Prindaville is doing so far in this new journey.

Shelby Prindaville traveled from Leavenworth, Kansas. She worked as the Art Program Director of the University of St. Mary for 6 years.

She taught more than work the administration part at that job due just being her and another faculty who worked that department.

The reason for leaving was the change in the administration of the university. “The new administration had a different vision for where the school was going and that vision doesn’t include the liberal arts.” Said Prindaville.

She did an international search and applied for 60 positions that met what she was looking for, to which one of them was Morningside.

Prindaville was happy to be accepted as the new Chair of the Art Department. She said, “This one, I thought, was the best fit. The people…every step felt like a good fit.” To which she continued on that the position her kept her career progressing and added extra benefits.

Compared to the University of St. Mary, Morningside is 3 to 4 times the size. She feels that the program is more academically geared here and people seem more serious about it.

“The art is healthy here.” Prindaville would go on describing the wonderful program and environment Morningside College provides. She was very excited about “Into the Streets” and being able to spend a day giving back to the community.

Prindaville brings to the campus many talents that she does. She likes to do ecological artwork, where she describes  as “not so narrow in terms of media but narrow in topic.” She uses a variety of mediums, but brings together nature and psychological human traits to her pieces. She does a lot of experimenting as she enjoys science.

This semester has been going well for her and doesn’t have nothing to complain about.

She is thankful for Terri McGaffin, even saying that she is amazing. McGaffin, the previous chair of the art department and now the transition coordinator for the department, is helping Prindaville transition by taking some of the many projects that needs to be done.

Not many schools prepare people for their positions and Prindaville is thankful for it.

McGaffin is happy for how well Prindaville has been handling things. McGaffin pointed out that, “She is on top of advising right now.” Prindaville has been an advisor before. She knows these things.

McGaffin is very confident in Prindaville. She sees potential for more interdisciplinary work to happen. McGaffin points out the Prindaville is a multi-disciplinary artist, a scientist and speaks in terms of legal issues. Prindaville is a good example, as students have already been doing this, by not being dedicated to one thing.  

From a student perspective, Freshman, Devyn Reilly, is currently taking two classes, Design and Drawing, taught by Prindaville.

Reilly is getting the most exposure with Prindaville and gets to really know her. The classes are really long and Reilly mentioned that Prindaville really talks a lot, but the continuous conversations help make the classes feel shorter and she is pretty fun.  

Prindaville’s lectures are not her just teaching the students but gaining feedback for her own personal work.

Prindaville’s style of teaching is always on schedule. All the assignments and projects that are described on the syllabus are on time. She rarely makes few adjustments.

In both her classes, Reilly believes that Prindaville is doing a good job at helping her get better at art. All the inputs Reilly has gotten from Prindaville has helped improve her art; from highlights to values.

Another student who is currently in one of Prindaville’s class is Elise O’Regan…. More info to come….

News Comment #7:The first cannabis cafe in the United States opens

A rendering of the interior of the café.

Lowell Farms: A Cannabis Café, will be the first cannabis café to open in the United States on Tuesday in Los Angeles.

Eight cannabis consumption licenses were created in West Hollywood and Lowell Farms was the first to be granted the license out of 300 applicants.

Andrea Drummer is the head chef of Lowell Farms and has been trained at Le Cordon Bleu in Los Angeles. She is known for creating THC- and CBD- infused cuisine. The current cannabis legislation does not allow dishes infused with cannabis. She does feature seasonal dishes complementary to the effects of THC.

A spokeswoman told CNN, “The restaurant will have a nightlife experience that will serve as a welcoming and safe environment for all to enjoy and learn about cannabis consumption.”

Guest will be able to smoke marijuana at the café in its many forms. There will be both, a smoking and non-smoking patio. The entire indoor space is designated smoking area.

The story includes quotes from the head chef and spokeswoman of Lowell Farms. The article uses exact quotes and paraphrasing. The head chef provided a back story to her expertise and training and what they would serve. The spokeswoman shared the exciting things to come for the restaurant and how it will be a welcoming place for those into cannabis. Both of the quotes give a positive outlook towards the upcoming business and more for the future.

For more on the story, click on the link: https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/cannabis-cafe-lowell-farms-trnd/index.html

Alex Watters: Involved in Sioux City, Involved with Students

City Council member and Career Development Specialist Alex Watters shares stories and answers questions for an interviewing segment in Professor Fulgsang’s Journalism Class.

Growing up in a small town, Watters was a normal child who looked up to his father. His dad was the Sheriff and introduced Watters to politics. Ever since then, he continued with that interest and made it into a career.

Before he got into politics, Watters had a dream to one day be a Golf instructor, as he was very good at it. However, his dream changed when he got into an accident during his Freshman year of college at Morningside. The accident led to him not being able to golf anymore, along with other things.

Once Watters recovered from his accident, he couldn’t fulfill his golf dream anymore. This led to new plans and new dedications, because he still had interest in politics.

After grad school, Watters came back to Sioux City and ran for Board of Supervisors in 2016. He lost. He, then, ran for City Council member the next year. He got in. Watters was able to make changes, and encourage disability access points throughout the city.

Not only does he change lives for the general people of Sioux City, but he helps out students plan their careers as Career Development Specialist at Morningside College.

He has been working at Morningside for 6 years, the Career Services part for 2 years. Watters loves to see the students succeed. It is a fulfillment for him.

Watters is a busy man. You can find him at city events or watching his students play during their games. No matter how busy his schedule is, he always stays optimistic. Watters said, “You truly determine your destiny and what you’re going to do and what you are going to achieve.”

His accident didn’t stop him from continuing on with his life. Now, he motivates others to do the same. “The skies the limit,” he said. It is and Watters will push forward to continue helping others.

News Comment #6: FTC sues Match.com owner for allegedly conning people to pay for dating service

The Federal Trade Commission sued Match Group, an online dating giant, for using fake love interest ads on Match.com in which allegedly entices people to pay for their services.

Non-subscribers had a higher risk of seeing messages from potentially fraudulent accounts than the paying customers of Match.com. This would encourage the non-subscribers to sign up for paid accounts because of the increased interest ads as claimed by the FTC.

Once the customers signed up, a “fraudulent communication” or interested profile is “unavailable” depending on the fraud review process.

Andrew Smith, Director of the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection, stated on the con and pointing out that the services from dating websites shouldn’t be using the scams to make money.

The CEO Hesam Hosseini responded on this issue in a worded email that can be summarized into him stating the irrelevancy of the FTC claim.

Other FTC related allegations have been brought up, but as of currently the alleged deceptive business practices they questioned ceased by mid-2019.

Overall, this article used good quotes and paraphrasing. The obvious quote is from the Director of the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection, where they included what he said, and split it up so maybe we got the most important sentences. Another quote is from an email by the CEO of Match. They used the CEO’s words in relation to how he thinks this isn’t an issue and that Match is doing a fine and not creating fraudulent actions.

For more information click on the link: https://www.cnn.com/2019/09/25/tech/match-group-sued/index.html

Describing Pirouline

You can smell the chocolate encasing the wafer stick. Just like opening a container of cocoa, you can smell the chocolate instantly.

The outer layer of the wafer is bumpy due to the swirling texture. It has a tan-ish layer with a brown center. Dark and light brown lines of color swirls around the wafer.

The first bite gave way to the thin crust before reaching the soft, chocolaty center. As you continue to chew, the chocolate filling and bits of wafer dissolve in your mouth leaving a chocolate after taste.

The wafer is similar to a non-plastic straw, they will start to deteriorate when wet for so long because of the absorbency of the products.

Scavenger Hunt on Morningside Campus

A surprise scavenger happened today from my Journalism class.

The objective is to learn how to communicate well and ask questions to strangers.

There were two objects to find; #1 is to get a picture of the subject and #2 is to have a conversation about sports with another subject.

My conversation about sports was with Freshman Emily Cloffelter. She is on the tennis team here at Morningside. She said they are currently practicing during this fall season. Cloffelter said, “I am excited for the season to begin.”

The next object was the photo I got was of Freshman Amber Deuel. She said she enjoys it here at Morningside. She feels like the semester is taking forever so far, but as a senior, I reassured her that time will start to fly by once finals comes around the corner.

Amber Deuel

News Comment #5: American fashion brand sparks outrage over school shooting-themed hoodies

Bstroy, an American fashion brand, created a collection of school shooting-themed hoodies during New York Fashion Week started a wave of criticism on social media.

Brick Owens and Duey Catorze, created this collection of hoodies each featuring the title of schools that experienced deadly shootings in the United States. The schools are “Stoneman Douglas,” “Sandy Hook,” “Virginia Tech” and “Columbine.”

The photos can be seen on the brand’s and Owens’ Instagram account where they received many comments, especially from the survivors and relatives of the victims at the schools.

After receiving the negative reactions to the new look, Owen’s post, on his Instagram, emphasized the delicacy of life as well as the many possibilities it brings for the future.

The article brings up a controversial topic about using US tragedies as a way to grab attention in society. The article incorporates quotes from the commenters on Instagram. Although, no paraphrasing, as I could tell, was used; I incorporated my own paraphrase of Owen’s Instagram post at the end of the article as practice and to see what was the important point to gain from what he shared.

For more information on this story click on the link: https://www.cnn.com/style/article/bstroy-school-shooting-sweatshirts/index.html