Sep 21 2017

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Scavenger Hunt Failure

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The search went wrong because nobody wanted to talk. They just wanted to go to class or go somewhere else.

I walked around campus with my head cut off like a chicken for about twenty minutes.

It felt like a waste of time to me as a writer because I wanted to have a good story but came up with nothing.

I became very disappointed in myself as a journalist and started to think that I am going to be a lousy reporter in the future.

The students were in classes, and barely anyone was outside of the buildings. The students that I did see were ignoring everyone else around them.

The part that made it worse for me is that as I was trying to search for people to talk to, I started to get nervous and scared. What also didn’t help me is my anxiety problem coming back, and my blood pressure to go up.

So, I was not able to complete this assignment to the fullest abilities.

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Sep 19 2017

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News Comment #5

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This story is newsworthy because it is about President Trump and his speech at the United Nations General Assembly. His speech is supposed to talk about many international issues including North Korea’s nuclear program and the 2015 Iran Deal.

This article was written in the style of what is possibly going to happen in the future. This article means that the article is supposed to help the readers learn what’s going on before President Trump presents his speech.

The audience is people who are interested in the United Nations and anything that President Trump does in the public eye. The audience is also interested in the relationship between the United States and other international countries like North Korea and Israel.

The lead is not useful because it is general and does not give specific details about the summary of the story. It does not provide the why, what and how of the overview of the story.

The point of view of the story is the third person. This view is to show the readers information that is relevant and important to understand the story. The Associated Press helped contribute to this story.

There are some missing parts to this story. These part are what kind of mood Trump’s speech would be to the UN General Assembly, not giving any clues about the Iran Deal removal process, and giving an idea of what to do next with North Korea’s nuclear program.

 

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Sep 15 2017

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Story #1 First Draft

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How Politics Have Made College Campuses Unsafe for People who Have Different Views than the Majority of the College

The political world that the United States has created is forcing college campuses to become dangerous places for students who do not have the same political views as the majority of the school.

These students are trump-supporters, conservative Republicans who are going to liberal colleges to get their respected degrees. They feel like they have to hide from their college and are afraid to speak out about anything involving politics.

The danger started with political correctness on college campuses where students are not allowed to say something that might offend someone who doesn’t agree with them. This backlash is causing a huge change on campuses around the country.

Political correctness is a big part of why colleges are becoming unsafe for different opinions and views to be heard and discuss without some controversy. This correctness has caused students not handle opinions from the “other” side.

Ruth Sherlock from The Telegraph wrote an article about how political correctness is hurting American campuses. She discusses not only students are affected by this correctness but professors too.

She states, “The introduction of “trigger warnings” may have been designed to protect people who have suffered serious trauma, but critics fear they are now a means to prevent the free discussion in class that is an essential part of academic learning.”

She also talks about how students are now changing what professors are teaching in their classes and how professors are not able to teach the courses the way they’ve always done because of political correctness.

She puts in her article that political correctness is far from advance social justice, they are limiting freedom of speech according to faculty members of Harvard Law School she talked.

Political correctness has made college campuses more dangerous than ever that started with the 2016 Presidential election. This particular election has made a lasting impact on universities for generations to come.

Frank Bruni of the New York Times put in a quote in his article that comes from Van Jones that states, “I don’t want you to be safe, ideologically. I don’t want you to be safe, emotionally. I want you to be strong. That’s different. I’m not going to pave the jungle for you. Put on some boots, and learn how to deal with adversity.”

Bruni discusses that protests are not the problem, it is how controlling people by shaming and silencing them is doing the opposite of what the protests’ goals are. He knows that protests make a change to society as a whole, but he doesn’t discuss what happens when a protest turns into violence that causes innocent people to get hurt.

But what continues this is the fact that their voices not heard and the fear of unsafety at college campuses. Republicans on college campuses are feeling threatened, harassed, and hated because of the 2016 election and their political views.

More university students and professors have identified themselves as liberals than conservatives. The liberal colleges have made conservatives feel left out and alone when they are on college campuses.

Clare Foran of The Atlantic wrote in her article that “Add to that a wave of liberal activism pushing for trigger warnings and safe spaces at universities—demands that critics describe as codding at best and threats to free speech at worst—and a presidential election filled with divisive insults, and it’s not hard to see how the divide between college Republicans who support Trump and the rest of the student body may have widened on college campuses across the country.”

College Democrats have thrown insults like racist, sexist, homophobic, and other bigotry words that do not describe the majority of college Republicans. Republicans are hated more than ever on campuses because of the 2016 election.

Foran discusses how the Black Lives Matter movement inspired young liberals on college campuses to denounce and call out racism whenever they believe they see it exists. She also talks about how liberal students have the belief that anyone who supports Trump is a racist and should be labeled a racist.

The 2016 Presidential election was a big chance for college Republicans to speak out and show their political views for Donald Trump. The Trump victory didn’t change the environment of the liberal college campuses.

Donald Trump winning the Presidential election gave college Republicans an opportunity to have the chance to speak out and stand up for what they believe. If Trump lost the election, then college Republicans would be even more alienated than ever at college campuses.

Today’s political world has changed college campuses forever. College campuses need to give college Republicans space where they can speak out. Universities also need to have liberals and conservatives discuss difficult topics that require both sides to have their voices heard.

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Sep 14 2017

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News Comment #4

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This particular story is newsworthy because of Jemele Hill, an ESPN reporter, who put out a tweet calling President Donald Trump, a “white supremacist.”

This story is also newsworthy because of how ESPN is handling Hill and the response from White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders saying that the comment is a “fireable offense.”

The story details about the recent history of ESPN reporters in the news involving politics in the “right-leaning” side and Hill’s last controversy.

This story is interesting because ESPN has not been handling the journalists’ discussions of their political views equally. Right-wing reporters for ESPN fired while liberal journalists are giving a slap on the wrist.

This difference in punishment started when ESPN became more left-leaning and brought this to their TV shows.

The audience for this story is sports fans and people who are into politics in a society like TV shows and sports channels.

The lede is not that great because it doesn’t give a summary of the controversy. The point of view for this story is from the third person.

The story is missing the response from Jemele Hill about her tweets about President Trump.

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Sep 14 2017

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Lead Exercise 4a

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Story 2

A United Airlines jet crashed while approaching Chicago’s Second City Airport Friday afternoon with 61 persons aboard. Most of the passengers on the plane were killed when the plane crashed through homes in the south side of the city in a residential district.

The National Transportation Safety Board in Washington immediately dispatched an investigative team to Chicago. Several board officials were already in Chicago conducting hearings into the Oct. 20 commuter train crash that claim the lives of 45 people last month. An official was quoted as saying, “We’ll look into this thoroughly.”

One eyewitness said about the crash: “I saw the plane coming lower and lower. I couldn’t believe it. I thought surely it would go back up in the air. But it kept coming down. I knew it would never make it to the airport. I was scared.”

The plane’s final destination was Omaha, NE.

A United spokesman said, “The plane, Flight 553, was due at Midway at 2:30 p.m. CST. The plane was approaching the airport with a 500-foot ceiling and a one-mile visibility.”

One of the survivors, Marvin Anderson, 43, of Omaha, said, “The last words the pilot said to us were, ‘We are at 4,000 feet and everything is going well.’ I knew something was wrong a few seconds later because he began to rev the engines.”

Curtis Vokamer, Deputy Fire Marshall, said his crew found most of the 55 passengers dead in the debris of the Boeing 737. Vokamer said, “If hell as an address, this is the lace.”

The Cook County Coroner reported 42 bodies have been found. One of the victims identified was Rep. George W. Collins, D-Ill., who was returning from Washington to “organize a children’s Christmas party.”

Holy Cross Hospital reported 16 persons, including the plane’s three flight attendants, were admitted with injuries.

 

Story 1

Four students from Armstrong Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, Florida were stuck in the water overnight after the boat sprang a leak and capsized. One of the students, Christy Wapniarski, was attacked by a shark while heading back to Ormond Beach.

The students were not wearing life jackets and the current was strong during the night. One of the students, Randy Cohen, tried to save Wapniarski and bring her back to the beach.

She died from her injuries and Cohen was still going to bring her back. The other two students, Daniel Perrin and Tammy Ennis, told Cohen to let her body float away.

It took six more hours for the surviving three students to reach shore. The surviving students were examined at Halifax Hospital, Daytona Beach. Cohen is still at Halifax while Perrin and Ennis have been released.

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Sep 11 2017

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Story #1 Final Draft

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How Has Politics Have Made College Campuses Unsafe for People who Have Different Views than the Majority of the College?

The political world that the United States has created is forcing college campuses to become dangerous places for students today. This is because of students that have different views than the college, professors, and fellow students. Republicans on college campuses are feeling threatened, harassed, and hated because of the 2016 election and their political views.

College Democrats have thrown insults like racist, sexist, homophobic, and other bigotry words that do not describe the majority of college Republicans. Republicans are hated more than ever on campuses because of the 2016 election.

These students are trump-supporters, conservative Republicans who are going to liberal colleges to get their respected degrees. They feel like they have to hide from their college and are afraid to speak out about anything involving politics.

The danger started with political correctness on college campuses where students are not allowed to say something that might offend someone who doesn’t agree with them. This backlash is causing a huge change on campuses around the country.

Political correctness is a big part of why colleges are becoming unsafe for different opinions and views to be heard and discuss without some controversy. This correctness has caused students not handle opinions from the “other” side.

Ruth Sherlock from The Telegraph wrote how political correctness is hurting American campuses. She discusses not only students are affected by this correctness but professors too.

She states, “The introduction of “trigger warnings” may have been designed to protect people who have suffered serious trauma, but critics fear they are now a means to prevent the free discussion in class that is an essential part of academic learning.”

She also talks about how students are now changing what professors are teaching in their classes and how professors are not able to teach the courses the way they’ve always done because of political correctness.

She puts in her article that political correctness is far from advance social justice, they are limiting freedom of speech according to faculty members of Harvard Law School she talked.

Political correctness has made college campuses more dangerous than ever that started with the 2016 Presidential election. This particular election has made a lasting impact on universities for generations to come.

Frank Bruni of the New York Times refers to a quote from Van Jones. Van Jones was discussing at the University of Chicago how students want to be in “bubble wrap.” He states, “I don’t want you to be safe, ideologically. I don’t want you to be safe, emotionally. I want you to be strong. That’s different. I’m not going to pave the jungle for you. Put on some boots, and learn how to deal with adversity.”

Bruni discusses that protests are not the problem, it is how controlling people by shaming and silencing them is doing the opposite of what the protests’ goals are. He knows that protests make a change to society as a whole, but he doesn’t discuss what happens when a protest turns into violence that causes innocent people to get hurt.

But what continues this is the fact that their voices not heard and the fear of unsafety at college campuses. More university students and professors have identified themselves as liberals than conservatives. The liberal colleges have made conservatives feel left out and alone when they are on college campuses.

Clare Foran of The Atlantic wrote in her article that “Add to that a wave of liberal activism pushing for trigger warnings and safe spaces at universities—demands that critics describe as codding at best and threats to free speech at worst—and a presidential election filled with divisive insults, and it’s not hard to see how the divide between college Republicans who support Trump and the rest of the student body may have widened on college campuses across the country.”

The 2016 Presidential election was a big chance for college Republicans to speak out and show their political views for Donald Trump. The Trump victory didn’t change the environment of the liberal college campuses.

Donald Trump winning the Presidential election gave college Republicans an opportunity to have the chance to speak out and stand up for what they believe. If Trump lost the election, then college Republicans would be even more alienated than ever at college campuses.

Today’s political world has changed college campuses forever. College campuses need to give college Republicans space where they can speak out. Universities also need to have liberals and conservatives discuss difficult topics that require both sides to have their voices heard.

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Sep 07 2017

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Lead Exercise #2

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Ten upperclassmen were suspended for one week of school due to causing a false alarm that sounded at East High School that happened three times last Wednesday.

The school said that disgruntled students seem to be the culprits behind the false alarm. They said that they were protesting the Monday suspension of five students, also suspended for a week, who were caught smoking marijuana in the school parking lot. There was a food fight that closed the cafeteria Tuesday.

East High School’s Principal Laura Vibelius commented there was general unrest at the school. “Not so much unrest because of suspensions, but because of summer vacation being so near,” she said. She also sees no continuation of these “incidents” in the near future.

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Sep 07 2017

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News Comment #3

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This specific story is newsworthy because it is current and helps the rest of the United States understand how bad Hurricane Irma is destroying Caribbean Islands. Haiti, Dominican Republic, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Florida, and more islands are in the path of Irma.

FEMA is still handling the massive recovery process in Texas and Louisana from Hurricane Harvey. They are also getting ready to help Florida and Caribbean Islands from the impact of Hurricane Irma.

The lede has a great, excellent usefulness because it summarizes the entire article. The lede has forty-two words breaking the rule of thirty-five to forty words.

The article was very long because Fox News had help from the Associated Press. To have the Associated Press credited with helping with the article gives respect to where the information originated.

To have accurate information about severe weather like Irma will help readers understand how much impact Irma is doing and what the damage might be doing to the islands and the U.S.

The audience is anyone who is concern about what’s going on with Hurricane Irma. The point of view this article has is the third person. Third person perspective helps inform the readers about details on Irma and the effects that have caused a lot of damage on some of the Caribbean Islands.

The one thing that is missing in this article is how to help people from Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma. Put a link to American Red Cross and charities that are helping victims recover and get back on their feet.

 

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Sep 06 2017

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Good Lead

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Aug 31 2017

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News Comment #2

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White House counselor Kellyanne Conway defends Melania Trump for wearing high heels on her way to Texas with her husband, President Trump, to see the damages of Hurricane Harvey. The left is very picky about everything that the Trump Administration and his family are doing every minute of the day.

Everyone has a right to pick their pair of shoes to wear. Melania did bring a pair of sneakers of walk around Texas. It has become predictable to see how the media is criticising clothes, shoes, hats, etc. of any member of the Trump family.

Social media has revealed feminist hypocrisy on women who are not on the left side of politics. Female leftists get away with more because they’re on the democratic side. Comedians and media outlets that are leftists took shots at Melania’s choice of shoes.

Media outlets have said that this administration has a problem with understanding optics. The left made an issue about her shoes bigger than it should have been. The leftists think that they have the absolute right to nick and pick anyone that doesn’t agree with their political views.

The first lady’s communications director said that people are more worried about Melania’s shoes then what’s happening in Texas. The leftists’ latest social media mockery of the first lady has many people think that the image of the Trump family is more important than what’s going on in the country and how to fix the country’s problems.

Conway wants the left to show some respect for the first lady. Melania is not only beautiful and fashionable but smart and can speak in multiple languages. Melania is a woman that the left love to make fun of and try to hurt her because she is the first lady and more importantly, Donald Trump’s third wife.

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