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November 18, 2019 | | Comments Off on Description

She was blonde and had green, hazel eyes . She was around 5’6 and she looked athletic. She was wearing black pants and grey running shoes. Her coat was black and she was wearing a dark green beanie. The backpack she wore, was blue and had flowers on it. Her voice is high but not overly high for a woman.

We talked about that we couldn’t go to our classes together, because I needed to go to my room to grab something. She looked like she was disappointed.

Welcome to the MCTV news! We start today of with a local issue that erupted controversy.

 A Northeastern Iowa man has been sentenced to seven days in jail.

Forty-two-year-old Jason O’Neil Johnson was found guilty for torturing a family dog. In May 2019, he was seen holding down the dog named daisy and beating her with a belt and closed fists.

Johnson’s son recorded the beating and made his children watch the video.

At court, all he was sentenced to thirty days but all but seven of those got suspended. 

Amou Mumm, Morningside Student and dog owner says, “That’s just unbelievable. I think the sentence should be higher and he should visit a mental institution, so this won’t happen again. It just looks like he got away with it easily”

Now we heading off to good news for the US women’s national team.

Alex Morgan plans on playing in the 2020 Olympics.

Morgan is expecting her first child in April and Tokyo games start just 3 months later. 

She had a tremendous impact on the US women’s national team in the recent years by scoring over a hundred goals during her career.

“It’s my goal to play there… It’s clearly a short window but if I’m able to, I want to be there representing my country”, Morgan said.

Morningside college women’s soccer player Kenzie Homan said, “It would be great see Alex Morgan at the Olympics but I’m not sure if she’ll be at her full potential only three months after pregnancy”.

Morningside’s sports team were in action too, this week.

Morningside football continues winning streak

The Mustangs won their ninth game of the season with a 52-7 victory over Concordia University on November 9th

The number one team in the N-A-I-A had a slow start in the first quarter, with two turnovers but picked it up during second one with three Touchdowns by AP Ponder.

On the defensive side Niklas Gustav played a huge role. He had two sacks and three tackles for losses in the Mustang’s success.

Considering the win against Concordia University Gustav said, that the game was obviously very important for the team. The upcoming game against number 5 in the nation Northwestern is going to be a defining game. Gustav added that Northwestern is very strong but he expects a lot of support from the fans who traditionally show up in big numbers against northwestern.

The Morningside football team is concluding their regular season on Saturday November 16th.This was the MCTV with the news. Have a good night.

Storey’s Story

November 11, 2019 | | Leave a Comment

A hole in one. That’s the goal of every golf player. When Sam Storey hit his first and only hole in one back in 2012 when he was playing with his grandpa in France, he threw his club up in the air and ran towards hole, his grandpa could not keep up.

“Pure pandemonium, pure joy… I want crazy on such a peaceful and quite place like the golf course”, Storey remembers


Storey is a sophomore at Morningside College. He came to Sioux City from London, England hoping to major in general business. After his anticipated college degree, Storey plans to work his way up as a leading person in a company.

Being able to combine his passion for sports with a college education, is what interested him in the US. The Golf coach and the academic reputation of the school were major reasons why he joined Morningside College.

In his Freshmen year, Storey was part of the first MC Men’s Golf team that made it to nationals.

Other than that, he led the team with the lowest scoring average and played an important role during their successful 2019 run.

He started off his sophomore season even better. About three months into season the men’s golf team is ranked first in GPAC and Storey is individually ranked first as well in conference and 37th in the nation

Sam Storey enjoys soccer a lot and is a supporter of his hometown club, Chelsea FC.

First Draft: Story #3 Broadcast

November 7, 2019 | | Comments Off on First Draft: Story #3 Broadcast

Alex Morgan plans on playing in the 2020 Olympics.

Morgan is expecting her first child in April and Tokyo games start just 3 months later. 

She had a tremendous impact on the US women’s national team in the recent years by scoring over a hundred goals during her career.

“It’s my goal to play there… It’s clearly a short window but if I’m able to, I want to be there representing my country”, Morgan said.

Morningside college women’s soccer player Kenzie Homan said, “It would be great see Alex Morgan at the Olympics but I’m not sure if she’ll be at her full potential only three months after pregnancy”.

Northeastern Iowa man has been sentenced to 7 days in jail.

42-year-old Jason O’Neil Johnson was found guilty for torturing a family dog. In May 2019, he was seen holding down the dog named daisy and beating her with a belt and closed fists.

Johnson’s son recorded the beating and made his children watch the video.

At court, all he was sentenced to thirty days but all but seven of those got suspended. 

Amou Mumm, Morningside Student and dog owner says, “That’s just unbelievable. I think the sentence should be higher and he should visit a mental institution, so this won’t happen again. It just looks like he got away with it easily”

McDonalds CEO fired after affair with employee.

Stephen Easterbrook received an exit package of around $42 million for getting laid off. 

He violated the company policy by having a relationship with an employee.

The amount he received, brought up new discussions about the payment gap between workers. Cornell law school professor said, “Wow, he is walking away with a lot of money… 1% gets a lot more money than the rest of the workers in this economy.”

Revised: California NCAA athletes will be compromised from 2023 on

October 31, 2019 | | Comments Off on Revised: California NCAA athletes will be compromised from 2023 on

With the introduction of the “Fair Pay to Play Act” in 2023, the NCAA will not be same. All college athletes in the NCAA divisions will be paid for the use of their likeliness. Jersey and ticket sales but also commercials will be opportunities for the athletes to earn some money during their college career.

This topic splits the college athletics community, with many supporters but also people who think that this might be the beginning of the end of the NCAA.

Tom Maxon, head coach of the Morningside College soccer teams, has a more critical view on the “Fair Pay to Play Act”. Maxon said “The idea makes sense; many players are struggling financially during college and after but it will be really unbalanced’. Maxon fears that the act could affect a few amount players positively but the majority will not be seeing the big money. 

Mike Krzyzewski, head coach of Duke University, is one of those impactful supporters. Coach K talked positive about “Act 206” at the ACC conference media day, saying “We need to stay current”. Even though Duke will not be affected by the act until the state of North Carolina signs the act, too, Coach K has the opinion that this will make more athletes want to play college sports. “…we have not always responded to the needs and right of our players swiftly and frankly…” Krzyzewski added in his statement.

Morningside senior and former basketball player, Usa Suud, sees a progress with the agreement of the act. “it is a step into the right direction, especially for athletes who are capable of making it into the pro leagues, but get injured during college. in the past those athletes were left with nothing… Hopefully other states will follow the example soon”

Women’s soccer player and Sophomore at MC, Kenzie Homan, has a skeptical view on the execution of the act. “I understand the step they are trying to take but it would be fair to have equal salaries between both genders… Men might generate more attention but female athletes put in just as much work”.” Women could be the losers of this act”, Homan added and this opinion is wide spread in the community.

The entire NCAA is about to sign “Fair pay to play Act” and it is supposed to take action in 2021.

“It could be worse” the Alex Watters story

October 31, 2019 | | Comments Off on “It could be worse” the Alex Watters story

After a life changing accident in his freshmen year of college, the life of Alex Watters was turned upside down. However, his will to enjoy his life and have a successful career could be taken away.

Alex is a student advisor and career development specialist at Morningside College. Before his 6 years at MC, Watters was involved in local and national politics. He was a field organizer for president Obama’s campaign in 2012 and animated people to vote, together with his team. He was one of the most successful field organizers of the successful campaign, regardless of his disability.

Michelle Obama and former vice president and presidential candidate Joe Biden are some of the relations he has from his time as an employee of Obama and his time in in Washington D.C, where he used to have an internship. After his college degree, Alex went to the capitol to intern for the US Department of Education. He had a chance to work together with Bernie sanders during that time.

After moving back to Iowa, he was offered a Job by Morningside Colleges president John Rynders to be part of the, in 2013 built, Krone Advising Center. Rynders wanted him alongside Lillian Lopez to be one of the advisors for students at the college. Alex was hired to help underclassmen with school issues and support them with finding a career path.” Seeing students succeed’ in every aspect of their life is the most fulfilling part of his job, Alex told us.

His political engagement did not come to an end after his time in Washington. After not getting elected as a border supervisor, Alex won the election to become one of the city councils of Sioux City.

16-year-old, Greta Thunberg, confronts nation leaders at UN Climate Action Summit-2019

October 10, 2019 | | Comments Off on 16-year-old, Greta Thunberg, confronts nation leaders at UN Climate Action Summit-2019

At yesterday’s Climate Action Summit of the UN, Thunberg criticized the members of the UN for not being honest and not taking serious actions in terms of the climate change. The Swedish climate activist was received with applause during her speech but created controversy as well.

Thunberg directed her speech in a very confronting manner to the members of the UN. She built her speech around the catchphrase “How dare you?” which shows her disappointment of the situation and the way things have been handled until now.

She used facts and numbers to clarify her point and also named a few sources, for example IPCC. But the way she mentioned those facts was very confronting again.

In the speech, she still shows some hope in the UN. Even though she is very critical, she says “Because if you really understood the situation and still kept failing to act, then you would be evil. And I refuse to believe that.”. 

After her speech and the UN meeting, 65 nations had announced that they will try to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050. 

Story #2 Draft: California NCAA athletes will be compromised from 2023 on

October 10, 2019 | | Comments Off on Story #2 Draft: California NCAA athletes will be compromised from 2023 on

On September 30th2019, the “Fair Play to Play Act” was signed by California Governor Gavin Newsom, which will allow college athletes in the states to make money off their name, image and likeness.

With the introduction of the “Fair Pay to Play Act” in 2023, the NCAA will not be same anymore. All college athletes of the state of California in the NCAA will be paid for the use of their likeliness. Jersey and ticket sales but also commercials will be opportunities for the athletes to earn some money during their college career.

This topic splits the college athletics community, with many supporters but also people who think that this might be the beginning of the end of the NCAA.

Mike Krzyzewski, head coach of Duke University, is one of those impactful supporters. Coach K talked positive about “Act 206” at the ACC conference media day, saying “We need to stay current”. Even though Duke will not be affected by the act until the state of North Carolina signs the act, too, Coach K has the opinion that this will make more athletes want to play college sports. “…we have not always responded to the needs and right of our players swiftly and frankly…” Krzyzewski added in his statement.

Tom Maxon, head coach of the Morningside College soccer teams, has a more critical view on the “Fair Pay to Play Act”. Maxon said in an interview “The idea makes sense; many players are struggling financially during college and after but it will be really unbalanced’. Maxon fears that the act could affect a few amount players positively but the majority will not be seeing the big money. 

Morningside senior and former basketball player, Usa Suud, sees a progress with the agreement of the act. “It is a step towards the right direction, especially for athletes who are capable of making it into the pro leagues, but get injured during college. in the past those athletes were left with nothing… Hopefully other states will follow the example soon”

Women’s soccer player and Sophomore at MC, Kenzie Homan, has a skeptical view on the execution of the act. “I understand the step they are trying to take but it would be fair to have equal salaries between both genders… Men might generate more attention but female athletes put in just as much work”.” Women could be the losers of this act”, Homan added and this opinion is wide spread in the community.

Netflix Recommendation & Mustangs Logo

September 19, 2019 | | Comments Off on Netflix Recommendation & Mustangs Logo

Netflix Recommendation

Today I interviewed Mikayla Marching, sophomore at Morningside College, about her favorite Netflix show. She was a random person on campus that I picked, so there was no specific reason for the choice. She reacted like she did not necessarily wanted to talk to a stranger but she was still kind and polite.

When I asked her if she watches Netflix she said “Oh sure, my main way to kill time”.  Mikayla recommended “Criminal Minds” on Netflix to me. “It has interesting characters, and a lot going on” she included as one of the main reasons why she likes it.

Mustangs Logo 

Other than that, I also interviewed Caroline Black in the student center. Caroline is a MAC advisor and she was promoting activities for homecoming. 

She wore Morningside “Homecoming 2019” shirt with a mustang logo on it. “Since I am a MAC advisor, I am supposed to promote our homecoming week with this shirt” Caroline said. She also really likes the “Clean maroon and white design”

Former Steelers wide receiver signs with Patriots after publicly sharing his frustration about Raiders organization, which released him three days ago without playing him for a single game.

By Okan Golge

Just a few hours after his release by the Oakland Raiders, Antonio Brown signed with the New England Patriots on a one year, $15 million deal. Even though experts expected that move by the Patriots, the entire league was surprised with the pace of the finalization.

The reaction to this signing was mixed with a lot of officials criticizing Brown. According to cbssports.com Brown’s actions in the last months disappointed people who he looked up to throughout his whole career. CBS reported, that NFL legend and former raiders player Jerry Rice told 95.7 The Game, “We all got played [by Brown],” and Rice added, “He contacted me, he told me that he wants to play here in the Bay Area. I bought into it…, but I think [signing with the Patriots] was already planned.”

ESPN’s Adam Schefter and Chris Mortens reported that the New England Patriots already tried to acquire Brown last summer with a first round pick while Oakland was only offering third and fifth round picks. However, the Steelers still agreed with the Raiders to avoid making the reigning NFL Champions more versatile.

People like Rice were especially disappointed, about the way that Brown’s journey went over the past months. ESPN outlined that Brown spent a lot of time away from the raiders too, because he arrived to training camp with frostbite on his feet, and publicly requested to wear a helmet which is not legal in NFL anymore. Additionally, Brown had verbal arguments with general manager Mike Mayock and got fined many times this summer for a total of more than $215.000

There is an even amount of people who understand and support his decision. One of them being his Head Coach at the Raiders, Jon Gruden. The Huffington Post quoted Gruden on his press conference on Saturday,“… And I wish Antonio nothing but the best. I’m sorry that we never got a chance to see him in silver and black. … I really looked forward to coaching him…”. Coach Gurden also added on ESPN’s webpage, “I tell you, he’s a good guy,” the Raiders coach said. “He’s misunderstood by a lot of people”. 

ESPN.com also mentioned in its article from Sunday,” Brown finds new home, agrees to deal with Pats”, that Patriots Quarterback, Tom Brady is fully behind the signing of Brown and even offered Brown to stay with him and his family until Brown gets settled in Boston.

Brown took his frustration to social media and shared his fines und phone calls that he had with the Raiders officials, with his followers on Instagram and Twitter. He also posted a video on Saturday morning. In that video Brown screams, “I’m free.” after seeing that he was released by the Raiders.

After sitting out for the season opener of the Patriots (win against Steelers) due to the short notice signing, Antonio Brown will be fully eligible to play. Brown is expected to play his first game for his new team in their week two matchup against the Miami Dolphins on Sunday September 15.

Recently, Brown has been accused of sexual assault by his former Trainer, Britney Taylor. Brown and his management denied every single accusation and denied a settlement of $2 million . The NFL however will investigate, according to the Huffington Post article “Antonio Brown Makes Patriots Debut Days after Woman Accuses Him of Sexual Assault”. Brown’s attorney believes that this is a case of “money grab”.

Sources:

https://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/jerry-rice-says-antonio-brown-played-him-thinks-browns-signing-with-patriots-was-always-the-plan/

https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/2019/09/07/antonio-brown-pens-latest-chapter-saga-tells-raiders-release-me/?noredirect=on

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/antonio-brown-patriots-debut-sexual-assault-allegations_n_5d7ef8bce4b03b5fc885e431?guccounter=1&guce_referrer=aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbS8&guce_referrer_sig=AQAAADZdaDN-xfUfrnllj71_Hc5zWYBzYAM6QftAIAbasZlPr1Y5J38PcBXs2O763-fIUFFxDuR-fpqDN0jVR1QIefww8ZuRaMQOiildN_9SjESxE8YF4Aa0VLVsrJFgp-4KOMfbEC5ygj6hgtLDNPuGX_HGS4HEyPoB5IShVCmkJ_aA

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