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The walk to class

While walking to class I had a conversation with Zac and Anna. Anna didn’t know what we would do in class today. Neither did Zac and I. Zac debated to himself it was even worth showing up for class.

Zac was an average hight, curly haired, goof that always loved to joke and provoke discussion. Anna is shorter, straight haired, and is more laid back. Listening to them argue about showing up to class was something else.

Before we came to the conclusion, we pondered on why we were kept so long in our last class. As we neared the door we all decided that it might be a good idea to show up. We might have been wrong.

Broadcast Story Script

Ever wonder how flies land upside-down? Well this new video shows us just how they do it.

A study by Bo Cheng shows that the flies have several ways of attempting this landing. The main form used is a backflip where the hind legs of the fly hits the ceiling first, then the rest of the body follows.

Another way they land upside down is by barrel rolling. The flies rolls into position with one side of legs catching the ceiling and swinging the other half into position.

This isn’t an easy feat however. It is reported that the flies have 50 milliseconds to react to the wall or ceiling. No reaction causes a collision of course.

Jack Frost may be changing his occupation this winter. Snow fall aids in police catching suspects in stolen car case.

Officers were able to follow tire tracks left in the snow in an alley just behind 2620 Dakota Ave. Officers said that footprints led them to the stolen vehicle where Narciso Paniagua was soon arrested.

Vaping continues to take affect over teens around the world. A Detroit hospital was successful in a double lung transplant performed on damaged lungs due to vaping.

No other details over the transplant were released yet, but the toll of vaping sickness continues to rise in America. Totals of vaping related sickness have reached over the thousands, leaving 40 dead. CDC says that Vitamin E is responsible for the sickness.

Broadcast story audio

Articles:

https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2019/10/new-video-reveals-how-flies-land-upside-down

https://siouxcityjournal.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/police-thank-snow-for-aiding-arrest-in-south-sioux-city/article_21486b04-d893-5458-851d-4b7e01ab2643.html

https://www.foxnews.com/health/vaping-related-lung-transplant-detroit-hospital

Several accidents due to slick roads in Sioux City (news comment)

Three car accidents occurred in Sioux City yesterday after first snowfall. Each accident occurred in varying places such as Lakeport, Gordon Drive, and Floyd River Bridge.

There isn’t much to comment on this news article. Maybe talk about an overview of the accidents then dive into each one after. The lead could be stronger bit other than that it’s fine.

Article: https://www.siouxlandproud.com/news/local-news/vehicle-rolls-on-lakeport-street-near-highway-20/

Zac Hazen Revisited

Goats before hoes, this is the way Zac Hazen used to live. The Hazen family use to raise goats for shows as Zac grew up.

Zac grew up in Vertigre, NE where he was the second youngest of two brothers. Zac spent most of his time skating and playing with his brothers on their “farm”.

During his highschool years, Zac played multiple sports and enjoyed dances. Zac competed in track, wrestling, and football. Track would lead Zac to a career at Morningside College.

Zac still enjoys the things he did back on the “farm” as a youngster. Skating and eating asian food remains the top activities he enjoys. Zac also loves creative outlets such as music and design.

Couple Shoot

They say that rain on your wedding day is a bad sign, but a shooting takes it to another level. Reports say that there was a shooting at a wedding yesterday.

Sargent Mann, a police spokesman, had this to say about the shooting: “Richard Brunson, 50, shot his wife, Laurette Kenny Brunson, 38, with a .22-caliber handgun.” The shooting took place at approximately 5pm yesterday.

Walter Course, a neighbor of the Brunson’s, said: “the son came out yelling she’s been shot and can’t breathe.” Laurette was shot in the abdomen then taken to St. Lukes Hospital. Laurette is said to be in satisfactory condition.

New video reveals how flies land upside-down

Ever wonder how flies land upside-down? Well this new video shows us just how they do it.

A study by Bo Cheng shows that the flies have several ways of attempting this landing. The main form used is a backflip where the hind legs of the fly hits the ceiling first, then the rest of the body follows.

Another way they land upside down is by barrel rolling. The flies rolls into position with one side of legs catching the ceiling and swinging the other half into position.

This isn’t an easy feat however. It is reported that the flies have 50 milliseconds to react to the wall or ceiling. No reaction causes a collision of course.

Audio File

Article: https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2019/10/new-video-reveals-how-flies-land-upside-down

In class story

Aliens may not exist in CIA’s records. Edward Snowden, former employee of the CIA, reveals that aliens aren’t in CIA’s records after search.

While talking on a podcast, Snowden said: “I had ridiculous access to the networks of the NSA, the CIA, the military, all these groups. I couldn’t find anything.”

Although not being able to find aliens; Snowden did find evidence of the moon landing. “In case you were wondering: Yes, man really did land on the moon.”

16 Year Old Activist Lashes Out at UN’s Action Summit

Greta Thunberg, a 16 year old Swedish activist, questions our emissions usage at UN summit yesterday.

Thunberg gave a heartfelt speech about the worlds plans to cut down emissions usage was weak and “nowhere in site” to what it needs to be. he opening to the speech gave warning to the UN saying, “we will be watching you”.

Thunberg also touched on how, “(The World) has stolen my childhood” by leaving these problems for her generation to solve. Even though she had her childhood “stolen” from her, she considers herself one of the lucky ones.

At the end of Thunberg’s speech, she addresses that “change is coming whether you like it or not”.

Article #2 Final

Parking: A Commuters Epidemic

To commuters, parking may be the biggest source of stress they will encounter throughout their entire college career. The common problems commuters have to deal with while trying to park may outweigh the rest of the problems they face the rest of the day. 

These problems include high prices for parking passes, dodging fines and tickets, and finally trying to find a spot to park in.

Parking passes can be a problem for commuters because it’s another expense that goes towards the college. Here at Morningside, parking passes can set you back $100. This may not be much to some, but for college students its critical.

Zac Hazen, a local student and commuter at Morningside College said, “It’s stupid how much they are, but it feels like you need one anyway”. 

If you aren’t rocking a parking pass, you will have to dodge fines and tickets. This can be very stressful especially if you’re just trying to make it to class on time. You can always try to park on street sides and other parking lots, but there are never guaranteed spots. 

Zac, who chose not to buy a parking pass, said: “Usually I just try to park on a street somewhere, if its full I’ll park in the lot hoping I won’t get fined. 

Sometimes you might just have to park halfway across campus just to ensure you won’t be ticketed. 

Lastly, there’s trying to find a parking space. It feels like there just isn’t any parking around campus most of the time. Parking usually starts to fill up around 9-9:30am, but what if class doesn’t start till 10? 

Too bad, I guess. You can try to learn when major class times get out, but who really has time between projects and studying for tests? Jordan Torez, a student at Morningside College stated, “Just trying to get to class is a hassle enough”.

Parking is a whole other mess thats adds to the stresses of college and demands a lot out of students here at Morningside. It leaves a lot of room for improvement. Parking passes, parking spaces, and dodging fines all contribute to the stress of parking here at Morningside. 

Nebraska Player Khalil Davis Suspended 1 Game After Ohio State Scuffle

Nebraska’s Khalil Davis is suspended for week 6 after striking Ohio State player.

Davis struck the player during the first quarter although there was no flag called on the play. The suspension was announced on Wednesday by The Big Ten.

This article was very informative about the situation and stayed unbiased. It might’ve lacked some details but the situation seems closed off.

Article: https://www.espn.com/college-football/story/_/id/27752421/nebraska-khalil-davis-suspended-1-game-striking-ohio-state-player

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