Archive for September, 2017

Interview with Alex Watters
Friday, September 29th, 2017

Alex Watters is a man whose life took an unexpected turn after an accident when he was a freshman in college. However, despite the difficulties that have become normal in his everyday life, he is a very optimistic person and lives each day to the fullest. Watters is a well-known 1st year advisor here at Morningside, usually […]

Description Exercise
Tuesday, September 26th, 2017

Person: This person has wavy blonde hair that went into a ponytail at the back of her head. If it were let down, it might go to between her shoulderblades and waist. Her eyes are blue, and her face is very structural with high cheekbones and a square-ish jawbone. She was in her soccer jacket, black material with […]

News Comment #5
Friday, September 22nd, 2017

In Christy Rakoczy’s article, “The US gender wage gap is narrowing, but women still face higher poverty rates” on, Rakoczy uses a lede that doesn’t really capture the interest. The title of the article is what had originally caught my attention, but then Rakoczy uses information from a year ago, 2016, in her report […]

Scavenger Hunt Exercise
Thursday, September 21st, 2017

The Scavenger Hunt exercise conducted during class required myself and my classmates to go out of our comfort zones and find new people to talk about random things. This was not the easiest thing in the world to do. Dr. Jack Hill is one of the people I decided to interview, mainly because I only […]

News Comment #4
Thursday, September 14th, 2017

The article written by Andrew Prokop on reports that Trump has taken his stand on kicking illegal immigrants out of the US and partially turned on it. Rather than kicking all illegal immigrants, the President has been sending out Tweets starting Thursday morning, stating that immigrants who are a part of DACA “have been […]

Lede Exercise 4a
Thursday, September 14th, 2017

Story 1: Christy Wapniarski died suddenly yesterday night after a leisurely afternoon sailing with three of her friends turned dangerous. Randy Cohen, one of the three who accompanied Christy during this trip, tells how the events occurred from his hospital room in Halifax Hospital in Daytona. The four friends went out to sea in a 16-foot […]

Students Make Bad Sleepers (Story #1 Final)
Thursday, September 14th, 2017

College students aren’t getting the amount of sleep they really need. Sleep is one of the things everyone needs in order to live and work well. Sleep is one thing college students become good at making time for, whether it is a quick nap in some free time after a bad night, or scheduling it […]

Students Make Bad Sleepers (Story #1 RD)
Tuesday, September 12th, 2017

Sleep is needed for all humans to correctly function. It’s one thing college students become good at is making time for, whether it is a quick nap in some free time after a bad night, or scheduling it in when so they can wake up for class on time. However, college students might not be getting as much sleep as they […]

News Comment #3/Lede
Thursday, September 7th, 2017

The first thing to catch my attention when it came to Tim Mulkerin’s article “How exposure therapy helped me hack my OCD brain and eliminate my greatest fear” on was his lede. The first thing he mentions in his article is knives, and connecting the lede with the title, I knew I wanted to continue […]

Suspensions Cause Unrest Among East High Students (Lede Exercise #1)
Thursday, September 7th, 2017

Last Monday, five students at East High were put on week-long suspension for being caught smoking marijuana in the school parking lot. Disgruntled students protested the suspensions by causing a cafeteria-closing food fight Tuesday, followed by three false alarms sounding on Wednesday. Principal Laura Vibelius reported there was general unrest among the students, “Not so much unrest because of […]