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Makaelyn Glienke’s Story revised

Sophomore year of high school, Makaelyn Glienke, joined her school’s cross country team. The story, however, was not that of a picture book.

Glienke, the summer after her freshman year, joined a morning running club. To her surprise, her high school’s cross country coach was in the club too. When her sophomore year started, and season rolled around, the coach just put her on the team.

Glienke enjoyed every minute cross country and the new people she met from it.

Fast forward a few years and Makaelyn was a college junior at Morningside College. She still had the competitive drive within her, but had nowhere to invest it. Then she crossed paths with a family friend who owned a cross fit gym, so she joined.

Makaelyn Glienke now goes to cross fit 3 times a week and enjoys every moment of it. She takes pride in her work ethic during workouts and continues to keep her athletic stature because of it.

California Shooting

Just an hour ago CNN released a brief article about the Saugus High School shooting. Today, a 16-year-old sophomore opened fire at Saugus High School in Santa Clarita, California. Two students, ages 16 and 14, were killed and 3 others were wounded. The suspect, reportedly, drew a .45-caliber pistol out of his backpack and began to open fire during passing period. After just a couple of seconds, the shooter then shot himself, and is now in “grave condition” in a local California hospital.

This article was very easy to follow, but I do not believe it was set up well. It gave a brief explanation of when, where, and who were involved. However, as today played out, the reporter kept updating the article without deleting past reports. Nevertheless, this article was breaking news, so it is evident that the intended audience was Americans wether it be parents of high school students, teachers, the government, etc.

Description story

As I walked back to my dorm room, this morning, I passed a man getting water from the drinking fountain. I walked past the man, but he seemed familiar. We turned around simultaneously, and, to my surprise, it was my friend Ke’andre Evans. We greeted each other with a simple “good morning” and continued to our rooms.

Ke’andre was wearing a grey nike hoodie with maroon accents. He wore black sweatpants and black shoes. He had a look of joy, tucked under his straggly black-haired beard and dark skin tone, when he saw me. He had his hood placed on top his circle-like head, but from past encounters I am aware of the fact that Dre has short and curly black hair that resembles a buzz cut. Standing a couple inches taller than myself, I’d say he is about six-foot two-inches.

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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.


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


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. 


Turkish Invasion

New Vox Article “Why Turkey is Invading Syria” is a brief summary written by, reporters,  Danush Parvaneh, Sam Ellis, Rajaa Elidrissi, and Melissa Hirsch. Turkey has been planning to take Northern Syria as a “safe zone.” In the ongoing Syrian war, Turkey wants this land as a buffer zone in the war. On October 6th, 2019, President Trump pulled troops out of Northern Syria so Turkey could move in. Turkey attacked 3 days later.

The article was clearly written, but rather short. The reporters packed most of the information in a few short paragraphs. In order to get details, you had to watch the video attached to the article. The reporters intended audience was those in the surrounding areas mentioned in the story, but it was also for those who were unaware of this occurrence.

National Geographic Fact

Want to “enjoy the view” even after death? Move quickly, because spots are limited at this historic Chicago cemetery.

The Woodlawn Cemetery in Chicago is one of the top 7 cemeteries in the world, according to National Geographic. 

This 400 acre cemetery is equipped with over 9 different sections.The Brookside Cremation garden, Woolworth Chapel, and many others. Each has their own unique qualities. Stone waterfalls and 50 foot oak trees are just a few of the attractions that make this place so luxurious.

Spots go fast, but to sign up is so easy. Simply go to the Woodlawn and Make arrangements. Options range from a single burial to estate, if generations after would like to be buried alongside you. 

Burial here comes with a price, but your headstone will forever be complemented with the incredible views this cemetery offers. 

Couple Shoot

Yesterday, A wedding turned red after husband shot his wife.

Richard Brunson, 50, is on the run after he shot his newlywed wife with a 22 calibre handgun at 5pm. Richard and Laurette Brunson married at 2 pm, just before the shooting. The ceremony took place at the house the couple had been living in together. 

According to officials, Mr. Brunson shot his wife after she threw a plate of macaroni salad on him at the wedding reception. 

There were over 30 family members, including Mrs. Brunson’s children, who attended the wedding.

We were able to talk to some of the family members once we arrived on scene.
According to Martin, relation unknown


We also spoke to a female, relation also unknown, her response made it evident that she was more focussed on the children


Brunson is still yet to be found. However, if you see a man without shoes or a shirt around the area of 617 Black street. Please call the authorities. 

California Fires Comparison

Earlier today a fire broke out in Southern California

When comparing two different stories, a CNN article “A brush fire in Southern California exploded to over 3,000 acres in just a few hours” and a local California new station broadcast “A brush fire in Southern California exploded to over 3,000 acres in just a few hours,” they were not very similar.

The broadcast was a live update via helicopter flying over the fire. The broadcast was not well organized it was mostly for emergency information for people of that area. The newscasters focussed in on burning structures, live flames, and water dropping helicopters flying through the air. The whole broadcast was live feed of the fire with the broadcasters commentating in the background.

The article focussed more on the multitude of the fire and a pet organization who had to evactuate their facility. The article contained a lead, unlike the broadcast. The article also focussed on wind speeds and the reasoning behind the fast spreading fire.

The similarities between the two was they both were about the Southern California fire. Both the article and broadcasters had a similar quote, which was that “in just a few hours has burned about 3700 acres.” They both used visuals, video and pictures.

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