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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 14 2017

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Lead Exercise 4a

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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 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 06 2017

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Good Lead

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Aug 29 2017

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Story about my classmate

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His name is Engels Perez. He is a sophomore at Morningside College. He is nineteen years old. Engels is not into sports but is heavily into the theatre. He’s doing a double major in mass communications and theatre. Engels is a radio DJ at KMSC; his shows are Tuesdays-Fridays from three to four in the afternoon. In his free time, he loves to write plays that are very detailed.

He is currently writing a play that started last semester and wants to finish it by the end of December. The play is in the category of absurd dramedy. It is a mixture of comedy and drama. His dream job is to be either on Broadway or Hollywood.

His current hobby is video games. His interests outside of theatre and mass communications is music. He can play the guitar, piano, drums, and bass guitar. He used to play the flute a while back. He is excited about this semester and is ready to accomplish his dreams. He has a bright future ahead of him.

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