Humans Vs. Zombies

Article #3 – Broadcast #2

The philosophy club put together a fundraiser on the last week of october called humans vs zombies. a game of tag where the zombies go and tag the humans, infecting the campus. May the last human survive win.

The main rules were that your armband must always be showing, the zombies could not run, humans could not be tagged inside the buildings, and outside players could not interfere.

To play singles paid $2. A group of three $5 and a group of 12 or more was a dollar each.

The philosphy club had this fundraiser to go on a conference and they leave for the event sometime next spring. Already asking for an allocation amount from student government, this is just for them to have some cushion. Unsure if this event will be going on next year, but we can all say that this was a very successful event.

(I know i need to copy and paste all the stories into one post and i will later. These are all rough drafts. I’m meeting with Brendan about this article later and it will all be connected in the final draft, recorded and all. I think those are all my thoughts. Rough drafts for days.)

Morningside No School Tuesday November 4th

Article #3 – Broadcast #3

Good news Morningside, no school on Tuesday November 4th. All classes have been cancelled due to Freshman Registration, but night classes will resume.

Not only is it Freshman Registration. It is also voting day. From 7am-9pm in the Lobby of Eppley is where you can place your votes for Iowa, MSide.

So, no classes and go place your vote for Iowa.

Have a great day!~

Good Nights Equal Good Sleep Hygiene

Article #3 – Broadcast #1 – Draft(I’m not really sure how to do this. So, this is just me…winging it~)

Sleep hygiene is where you practice the same routine every night and when you wake up. A good night’s sleep means having good sleep hygiene. You can get 12 hours of sleep, which is highly unrecommended, and still be tired. Simply because all that sleep will mean nothing without good sleep hygiene. The average amount someone should sleep is eight hours, but that sleep will mean nothing unless you put sleep hygiene with it.

A number of things fall under getting a good night’s sleep besides just sleep hygiene. The body only works off of one REM Cycle and does not carry over into other days. The REM Cycle is considered a full cycle of sleep for the body. Everyone gets to the REM Cycle at different points of sleep, some at six hours, others at eight, maybe even some at five.

It is not rare to hit the REM Cycle without proper sleep hygiene, but with sleep hygiene you’d reach the REM Cycle more often. Which basically means you get to sleep like a baby and wake up ready to take on the world.

Things to keep in mind when practicing sleep hygiene:

  • Avoid naps during the day
  • Don’t drink alcohol or coffee before bed
  • Don’t try to go to bed if you aren’t tired
  • Go to bed and wake up at the same time

Those are just a few of the main points when it comes to getting good sleep hygiene. No one has the same routine or way they get to bed, so just because something works for someone means that it will work for you. A good night’s sleep never came easy, but doesn’t mean that they are impossible to come by.

Announced! Punk Goes Pop Vol. 6

News Article!

The one thing I’ve learned about music articles is that there aren’t much to them.

Talking about the release of a new song, its talks about the last time the band released a song and then it goes into something else about the artist and a bit about what they’ve been up to and then it goes back to the song and when it will be released.

The article is always longer when its about having an interview with a band member about whatever. Sometimes the entire interview will be there and other times it won’t be.

When talking about releasing a new music video, its just like talking about a song. Albums on the other hand are a little bit different.

This article was about Fearless Records releasing another Punk Goes Pop album. Which is basically punk, rock, and metal bands come together and cover on the radio songs. In the article it talks about who is going to be on the album and following it is the track list.

Music articles are all the same, straight and to the point and i find that to be really nice. When it comes to music i like to read about some things when i’m in the mood for it. We’re all busy so, when the headline is about a new CD and i just want to know the generals about it, the article gives me that.

Something for me to work on: short and to the point.


Interview with Mayday Parade’s Derek Sanders

News Article! (because i need to do some writing to just get my mind off of things)

Mayday Parade, a band from Tallahassee, is currently on their Honeymoon Tour. Called the Honeymoon Tour because they started the tour directly right after Jeremy Lenzo, the bassist, was married. His wifey went to the first few shows with them to celebrate their new marriage, but then went back home. In this article, they caught up with Derek, the lead singer, and it wasn’t headed anywhere.

The article seemed scattered and it was hard to keep interest. I wanted to read it because Derek is the singer of one of my favorite bands, but when I started reading it, it was hard to stay into it. The interviewer just seemed awkward and jumped from question to question. There wasn’t any flow to any of it. It jumped from performing, to recording, to Halloween and there was no easy transition into things. It wasn’t one of the better interview articles I’ve read, but learning about upcoming things was nice.

So, what i learned from this article is find a flow and stick to it. Steer people in the direction you want them to go and then find a way to transition into certain questions that you want answers for. Being an interviewer, its easier said then done, but its just one of those things you have to work on and keep improving at. I feel like you’ll have really good interviews, but other times you’ll get really sucky ones. You just want more good then bad and practice makes perfect.


Bring Me The Horizon Releases New Music Video “Drown”

News Article!

Earlier this month Bring Me the Horizon, a death metal, grindcore, emo unit, announced that they would be releasing their first post-Sempiternal single, “Drown.” Sempiternal, their fourth full-length album, was released in 2013. The music video was just released today and can be watched here.

The track will be officially released December 9th and is currently up for pre-order on iTunes.


Reviewing this article, it is short and simple to the point. Its starts off just saying that the band has released a new song as well as a new music video for it. Which is now my new jam, just adding. Then it goes into how you can get the song and then to share our thoughts on the video. Then the last paragraph talks about their last album and the award they won for it and then a link to the article about his acceptance speech.

What else is there to be said about music? If you like the band, you like the band and there is no need to get that much into the back story of it all. Perks of reading online, you can look for things you want to read.

5 Seconds of Summer Releases ‘Good Girls’ Music Video


Australian Punk Pop rock band, 5 Seconds of Summer, has just recently released their new music video for ‘Good Girls’. The track is from their self-titled album, which was released this past June.

5 Seconds of Summer formed in 2011 and is made up of Luke Hemmings (lead vocals/guitar), Michael Clifford (guitar/vocals), Ashton Irwin (drums/vocals), and Calum Hood (bass/vocals). Reaching America this past summer with their number one hit single: ‘She Looks So Perfect’ We can expect a lot of great things coming from these Aussies. Their high-energy music has all the girls swooning and boys wishing to join in on their fun. Which respectively has fans calling themselves the ‘5sos fam’ full of brothers and sisters!

The boys of 5 Seconds of Summer play music standing on the line standing between 90’s pop-punk and 2000’s boy band pop, creating a unique sound all their own. In their short and still growing musical career they have released 3 EPs, 4 music videos, 1 self-titled album that has then been extended and made into deluxe editions, AND they have been on two tours. Honestly, not too shabby for a quartet of hooligans coming together over the past four years just to make a band.

The NEW video for ‘Good Girls’ can be watched here!

Other Music Videos:

She Looks So Perfect

Don’t Stop


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Nothing Lasts Forever, Not Even the Live Forever Tour

News Article – Media Comparison

The Vermillion based-band, Paradise Fears, wrapped up their first full-band headlining tour October 1st. Touring with opening acts Hollywood Ending, Against the Current, Nick Thomas and William Beckett, its sad having it all come to an end. Paradise Fears has been on 13 tours prior and switching roles from being an opening act to being the headlining performer was definitely an experience for the band. For the past two months, making 32 stops across the U.S.  they officially completed the tour in Minneapolis, MN.

The written part of the article strictly talks about the tour, traveling, a bit about how the band is doing, what we can look forward too, and to always keep your head up. When talking about the tour it mentions the audience and how they are on stage. Discussing travel and how the band is doing, Sam and Cole explain how they, as a band, get closer and just make due by always being around each other. Also adjusting to having a new drummer with them, but loving every second that they spend together, learning new things along the way. Then it mentions that they will be releasing a new album early 2015, for something fans can look forward to. Then to conclude the article it leaves you with positive comments and the last thought:

“Live it up. Tomorrow could be completely different.” -Cole Andre, Paradise Fears – Guitarist

Completely different from the article itself, is the interview that goes with it. While the article is a quick 5-10 minute read, the following interview was a whooping 27 minutes! The article follows the interview in chronological order, but a lot of it is cut out.

The 27 minute audio interview talks about about the band writing and covering music. How they find things by other artists really cool and what better way to get your name out there by covering songs that people already like. Just to make it a little different, they add in their own kind of life into it. They mention their Lorde cover, how they mashed-up the two songs, but added in their own verse. Breathing in their own kind of life into already popular songs.

Then they talk about their hometown, Vermillion, SD. Going into different memories, what they see now, and how it was home. Sam, the lead singer who now lives in LA, when he goes back says when he is there it is like he is walking through a place he knew. None of them feel like they are too big for Vermillion, because it will always be home. The place where it all began. It’s just a weird feeling being back there. Seeing people they knew, but now know nothing about.

Lastly, it went into college and if they could would they go back and actually go to college. This was mentioned in the article as well, but a solid point was proven by Andre. The band is a lot like college for them, as college is for us. While college gives us new opportunities and different doorways, the band gave them that exact opportunity.

How you can’t study something you hate. Applying this to Paradise Fears, how can they do something they hate?

We’ll hear more from Paradise Fears soon enough. After the second leg of their Live Forever Tour, stopping in 23 different places in the U.S. the boys deserve a break. They’ll be back at it soon enough, with an album coming out in early 2015. They don’t get a lot of time to themselves, but now it’s time for the boys to go get some rest. We just have to believe in them to get this album out on time.

“I intend to live forever. So far, so good.” – Steven Wright

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College Students and the Need for Sleep

Article #2 – Final

Sleep is important, but is it your top priority? As important as sleep is, getting the right amount of sleep is even more so. The average time the body needs to sleep is eight hours. Not saying everyone needs to sleep eight hours, it’s just the average. Carol Garvey, Morningside’s Nurse, says, “Seven to nine is rejuvenating.”

When asked if college students need a lot of sleep or not, Garvey replied: “Everybody needs the right amount of sleep. We know college students are way behind on sleep and it’s a cumulative year after year. You can never make up lost sleep.”




“You can never make up lost sleep.”

An interesting argument made by the nurse. Of course, not everyone has to believe it, but it does make a lot of sense. The body only works off of one night’s rest and does not retain sleep from other nights. This all has to do with the REM cycle. The REM Cycle is considered a full cycle of sleep for the body. Everyone gets to the REM Cycle at different points of sleep. Some may get a full night’s sleep at six hours, others at eight, maybe even some at five.

Paige McKern, a junior at Morningside College, is involved in a lot of things such as: holding the Secretary position on Morningside’s Student Government, Entrepreneurship member, a residence assistant in the Plex, manager at the Morningside Post Office, an associate at American Eagle, full-time student, involved in Morningside Activities Council, homecoming committee, and that’s just a few of them.

With her busy life style, she has a planner to keep her organized, and without it she would be lost. Between all of these things, she tries to get eight hours of sleep, but some days she is only able to get six. Paige says that she is able to function with six hours of sleep, but her best abilities are when she’s had eight.

An interesting idea: “If people used that hour in the day time, where they didn’t nap. Instead did their screen work, their homework, wouldn’t that buy you an hour in the evening to not do homework, but to sleep?” A point brought up by Garvey, because if you did your homework during the day instead of napped then you would then sleep better later. You would then sleep better when it was time for bed, because you wouldn’t have to worry about finishing your homework for it will already be done.

A way to get a good night’s rest, not only reduce the number of naps taken during the day, but practice good sleep hygiene. Good sleep hygiene is finding a nightly routine for you and sticking to it. This will help the body prepare itself for a good night’s sleep.

Some things that should be in the routine would be to wake up at the same time every day and on the weekend, wake up within the hour. Instead of napping during the day, do the procrastinated homework. Right before bed limit the amount of screen time you get and instead of staring at a screen, switch it out with a book. Also, don’t drink much or any caffeine or alcohol, because that will throw off the sleep cycle.

Take all of this with a grain of salt because everything affects people differently. There are a lot of rules to getting a good night’s sleep, but a good night’s rest never came easy. Now we leave with this quote from Paige McKern that everyone may relate to is: “Sleep is wonderful.”

Crowd Member at Your Own Risk

News Article!

I’ve been to plenty of concerts, but none will compare to Mayday Parade’s show in Omaha, NE this past year. I don’t know if it was the fact that i would be seeing my favorite band LIVE or maybe it was because i met them all before the show. Either way, nothing will compare to this show. It was on a level, no one would understand unless they have been to a show like this.

The one thing that stood out from this show was how reckless the crowd and performers were. The crowd moshed and crowd-surfed. While the performers stage-dived and crowd surfed. Stage-diving is dangerous, but apart of this music world. Being at Mayday’s show, I saw it all. I was at the front, right on the edge of the stage. I was bruised, sore, and surprised i didn’t have broken ribs by the end of the show.

I remember it like it was yesterday. One of the lead singers of an opening act said he was going to do flips off the stage is the crowd got really wild. He was apart of an unknown band, but i think that was the best part of shows. Is that when they are new and are surrounded by a group of people who love the same music, people will be wild anyway. He did a solid two flips off the stage and i lost him in the mess and then his stage manager came out, grabbed the cord to his mic, and as if it was planned the crowd lifted him up into the air and he looked like the statue on the top of a building.

I have no clue how he got back on stage, but he did. Even before then people were crowd surfing and the place was crazy, but it wasn’t until Mayday Parade came on where things would get outta hand. I understand that the debate on stage-diving is a tough one, but when is it enough?

When Mayday Parade came on stage, I knew the consequences of where i was standing. I was right next to the stage, people wanted that spot. I was pushed up against the stage, while the wind got knocked out of the girl next to me, and i was not about to give up my spot. I swear. Then for a split second things went black. I popped back up from the crowd and pushed everyone back. Someone was crowd surfing and knocked me in the back of the head. Where my face went straight into a speaker and I felt my teeth hit the edge of the stage. I tasted blood and in that moment i thought i had chipped a tooth. The person that was crowd surfing, was taken back and around to the crowd. What a crazy moment.

Other artists have made claims that stage-diving and crowd surfing is dangerous. Which is the only upsetting thing, because they want all of their fans to have a good experience at their show. Alas though, crowd-surfing and stage-diving is just part of the atmosphere about being there. Even at Warped Tour this past year, each stage had a sign that said: “No moshing/crowd surfing. You mosh, you crowd surf, you get hurt, we get sued, no more warped tour.” But in videos you can tell that people still did just that.

I was in that situation where i got hurt and i still don’t mind crowd surfing. Crowd surfing, stage-diving, and moshing are all at your own risk. Going to these shows you have to know what you’re getting yourself into. Personally, i don’t think it should be banned. It’s what made the experience fun and unforgettable. Just because one person is hurt and miserable doesn’t mean you have to make everyone miserable with you. Simply put.

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