News Comment 11

“Cancel culture” is a topic that has been under debate for quite some time. Some people see “cancelling” someone as holding them accountable for their actions. Others see it as people being overly sensitive.

One main criticism of cancel culture is that it does not allow the person to grow from their mindset or actions, because once someone is cancelled, there is not uncancelling them. There are people who are cancelled for making offensive jokes, and others who are cancelled over accusations of being a sexual predator.

The article names a time when a girl at a catholic school “cancelled” someone for refusing to stop playing R. Kelly in the classroom, who is not only known for his iconic songs like “I believe I can fly” and “step in the name of love”, he is also known for preying on underage girls. 

The main problem with cancel culture is that you never know how petty of an offense it was for you to get cancelled. There are people who were cancelled because of a joke they made a decade ago, it just doesn’t allow room for change. Chris Brown could go decades without getting into trouble and go to therapy and make a complete 180 and people will still call him woman beater. 

There needs to be some sort of middle ground where people are held accountable for the wrong they do, but also provide room for growth. Some people who have done bad things in the past and try to grow from it after being cancelled feed bullied because no matter how hard they try to improve themselves, they will always be cancelled.

News Comment 10

With the current presidential election still brewing up steam in the media and news outlet. The subject of the article was the opioid epidemic and how other candidates are pushing their plan to help the problem and comparing what they want to do to what is currently being done.  

Taking notice of the writing of this article, the publisher start off with the back ground of the epidemic and then goes into specifically Elizabeth Warren’s and her plan. 

It is interesting that they started off with the background in the lead seeing as to most of the other stories would start with the most interesting and new topic like Elizabeth Warrens plan then go into Trumps current plan in place. Also, at the end of the article they speak about how all of the democratic canidates and a briefing of their plans. They just end the article like that which they to me do not sum everything up and this is a overall new journalism format that I don’t think we talked about in class. It was just very informational. 

Science Story

STD’s that were almost extent are now at all-time high. 

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention has had nearly 2.4 million cases of syphilis, chlamydia, gonorrhea reported in 2018. 

These numbers are the highest they have ever been.  

African American men who have sex with other men have been the most popular group to pass on gonorrhea. Which in women show different side effects than it does in men. 

The reasons suspected for the rise of STD’s is there is a rise in condom less sex among men and women. With dating apps being also used as hook up apps, people are being less and less careful. 

People have become naïve, because the worry for STD’s used to be so low but now the risks are back and more dangerous than ever.  

News Comment #7

The article follows a woman who is a care giver who primarily takes care of elderly people. The job can be definitely be draining and does not pay them very much, but it is a high-demand job so she still does it. The author of the article does a good job of not making the paragraphs too long, and also inserted pictures and graphs. This helps make the article easier to read, because it is kind of lengthy. The article does an outstanding job of spreading awareness of how this job is one of the most draining jobs with the least amount of reward, while offering solutions on how to fix it.

Speech Story

16 year old climate activist Greta Thunberg, gave a speech that was so powerfully spoken that by the end of the day 65 countries had announced efforts to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050.

Making the point that things are not how they should be, she should be in school but instead she is speaking at the United Nations headquarters to the United Nations Climate Action Summit.

“You have stolen my dreams and my childhood with your empty words. And yet I’m one of the lucky ones. People are suffering. People are dying. Entire ecosystems are collapsing. We are in the beginning of a mass extinction, and all you can talk about is money and fairy tales of eternal economic growth. How dare you!”

Not taking anything lightly she was speaking from the heart and with facts, undeniable tugging the emotions of the crowd. With 67% chance of staying below a 1.5 degrees not being good enough. Continuing like business is usually is not an option.

Not letting this tragedy continue any longer she called forth an immediate change and some actions from all “We will not let you get away with this. Right here, right now is where we draw the line. The world is waking up. And change is coming, whether you like it or not.”

Article #2 Draft

Morningside has a long list of things on their to-do list. 

The diversity of the school is one of them, Morningside has a population of students and faculty from all over the country but when taking a closer look into the population how many American minorities are really attending Morningside. 

Terry Curry vice president of student life/ enrollment has noticed the big gap in the diversity of the student and speaks for every faculty member in the recruiting administration when she says “ It is important for us to have student / faculty from different ethnicity and back grounds.” 

Sioux City, Iowa is a heavily populated Caucasian and Hispanic/latin ethnicity area. They do accept and encourage people all over to give Morningside a chance but the tuition price makes the school not seem like an option for a lot of minority families and sometimes 

News Comment #6

The article is about an interview between Bob Woodard and the writers of the book “She Said” which is about the alleged victims of film producer Harvey Weinstein. Woodard went from good to bad pretty quickly by frequently interrupting the two author’s of the book with questions on what could have been his motives. The crowd did not take kindly to this, and rightfully so. His questions on if it was about sex or if it was “weird foreplay” downplays the fact that these women were victimized. He also downplayed the fact that psychologically, sexual abusers usually do it because of the feeling of power that they get from it. Woodard did not seem to intelligently interview these women and though his opinions were ignorant, they could have been better put together. Instead of proving a point, he further solidified the fact that women who are victims of sexual assault have a hard time coming forward without people somehow thinking that it was their fault.

Meeting Alex Watters’

Water cuts through rock, not because of its power but because of its persistence. ~ Jim Watkins 

Alex Watters’ is a perused politician in Sioux City, Iowa. His interest in politics started at young age when he would campaign for his father who was running for sheriff. Mr. Waters started to venture more into the world of politics in high school where he was on the debate team, and he made great connections through campaigning for his debate coach who was also a runner in the state representative. Alex then took things to the next level when he was page for the Iowa Representatives, he assisted everyone in the senate. 

Fast forward to years down the line Mr. Watters’ speaks with pride on his time with the Obama campaign in 2012. During that time Mr. Water’s felt, “Politics have become so perverted”. With him knowing the power of politics and how they can affect everyone and feels that politics. Now are not being used and viewed as the positive helpful asset to the people as it should be. Mr. Waters took his own stand and started running for offices in the Sioux Land area and became a city council member and is thinking about running for a state official. 

Alex Watters’ has a vision and a goal he is a good man with a great heart. Who wants to help in every way he can to whomever he can. Interviewing him was an honor he acknowledges so many relevant problems that affect every age group in society in every circumstance. He has already made a impact with student’s at Morningside College and in the Sioux Land community. But he has barely made a dent in his list of things to do. So be on the lookout for the rapid come up of City Council member Alex Waters.  

Alex Watters’ cut through his person struggles, not because of his power but because of his persistence to be nothing less than his best self. 

News Comment # 6

This article the article at hand is about how expensive it is to have insurance and a job. The person who was being interviewed Jessie McCormick, a 27 year old woman with a heart condition. She quit her job to be able to afford health insurance. Which is not as absurd and unheard of as one might think. Health care is a really important topic that is debated not only in the coming up presidential election but also the talk of employers and insurance companies. Most low wage workers pay so much in insurance that they take very little home on their paycheck. Not only can these people barely afford to pay their rent and utilities, even after having a large sum of money deducted out of their check they still cannot afford to go to the doctor. Many resort to quitting their job and applying for Medicare, as having no job seems more beneficial healthcare wise than having one. Usually the only people who have good insurance that they can afford are people who work for big corporations. This is why expanding the coverage of the Affordable Care Act as well as making it more affordable is crucial. \