Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Week 7

I wrote my profile on Allison. She actually helped my through the editing process. I had her read it to make sure all my facts were perfect before it got leaked to the public. 

She was very flattered by my words. She even shared a link to my article on her Facebook account.

She made a few suggestions here and there to make the story flow better, but other than that she didn't really give me any feed back that "would have made it better."

Week 6 Forum


The talk with Kyle Odegard was both educational and entertaining.

Three thing that I took away from speaking Kyle was:
1. Your skills are more important than your degree. I have heard this before, but hearing it from a professional source was just a clarification.
2. Don't be too creative. Just get to the point.
3. He uses media updates for the Gazette Times on his phone.

These tips are great for aspiring journalists. Working at the Commuter is building my experience or my portfolio in a sense. Also, learning to write, savvy news is the good way to get a quality story our fast that will grab the reader's attention. Then, being the social media editor for the Commuter, the media alerts was just a great tip to stay on top of trending topics in the media.


Story #4 was a magical tale of Mary Poppins. I went to the musical that was held at CHS. I interviewed the director, and got great quotes about her journey as an actress.

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Poetry club comes together for the first Word Mob of the year

Words come in all different languages, but the language of poetry is one of a kind. Gathered around a single microphone, devoted poets shared their artistic language with eager ears.

LB’s Poetry Club hosted the first “Word Mob” of the year in the Benton Center, Friday Feb. 26. The rainy evening combined with the smell of free Allan Brother’s coffee set the mood for a night of creativity.

The emcee of the event was one of LB’s English department instructors, Chris Riseley. He said that these kind of events usually happen every term, but this is the first one that they have gotten the chance to host in the 2015-16 school year.

“When do we ever get to slow down and enjoy what is beautiful?” said Riseley.

There was a variety of voices that were heard that night. A few of the poetry club members spoke as well as a couple courageous audience members who participated in the open-mic portion of the evening.

One of the poetry club advisors, Robyn Havenick, was excited and eager to hear evening’s set.
“This is fun,” said Havenick.

Word Mob is an opportunity for creative minds to come together and share their passion for words. The audience gets to follow along in the reader’s journey of paper and ink.

“This welcomes student poets and allows the spotlight to be on fresh talent. I am so impressed by the technical talent,” said Riseley.

Feb. 29, 2016
Open-mic night
Emcee Chris Riseley- has a script writing class open Spring term at LBCC