Day: November 7, 2019

Runner’s Dream Gets Taken by Nike

In recent released New York Times article, Mary Cain writes about her personal experience with Nike. As of 2013, Cain was the fastest runner in America. At 17, she broke countless track and field records. Her future was bright, but that was until she signed a contract with Nike’s Oregon Project. The contract held Cain at a high standard, and forced her to win. She was put in a “win-at-all-cost culture.” Alberto Salazar, Cain’s head coach, pushed her to lose weight and portray an image that young girls could look up to. However, that led to lack of energy and stress that eventually led to her downfall.

The article was very well written. This was the first article I have read where the author was the main focus of the story. She focussed mainly on young runners and athletes who plan to make a profession out of their sport. However, she also tried to appeal people who don’t know Nike beyond clothes and shoes. The article flowed very well, and kept me interested even though it was longer than the previous articles I have covered.

Broadcast Story

Breaking news lack of young voter representation, incoming campaign results, and yet another life taken at the hands of Texas border patrol are in the spotlight as we near the end of the 2020 presidential race. 

Earlier this month vice released an article proclaiming that the youth are more likely to protest government action rather than voting. According to Vice, a record 4 million students and young people marched in protest at the Global Youth Climate Strike, last month. However, representation at the polls, particularly those of ages 18-23, has not reflected the same numbers.

We asked 20 year old college sophomore, Jemar Lee, his thoughts on why people of his age tend not to vote.

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In just a few months the 2020 presidential campaign will come to a close, however, as we enter november, it is only getting started. As of yesterday, Vox reporters claim Democrats in Kentucky are “fired up” after governor candidate Andy Beshear beat Repulican incumbent Matt Bevin. Not only was this a win for Beshear, but for Democrats in general. President Donald Trump won Kentucky’s vote by over 30 percent in the 2016 election. He also campaigned in Kentucky just a day before the governor election. 

We talked to Olivia Christ and she had this to say

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We cannot predict whether the state of Kentucky will turn blue, but Tuesday’s election was a glimpse of hope for the democratic party. 

Down south, the supreme court has a decision to make after Texas border patrol officer Jesus Mesa shot 15 year old Sergio Hernandez. According to Vox and texas officials, Hernandez and his friends were playing a game. A game where they would time a run to the texas side of the border, touch a fence, and run back. When Mesa arrived the children allegedly threw rocks at him. Mesa drew his gun and shot Hernandez in the face even though the child was unarmed. Mesa now waits for the supreme court to release him or put him in jail for murder. 

Diego Aguilar, texas resident, is no stranger to hearing about deaths along the border. We asked for his thoughts on this recent killing. 

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