Monthly Archives: April 2015

Last blog I Hope?

  So this is me, stressing because Finals week. The most awful week of all college students is approaching and I am dreading it already. A nice cool Chinese face mask is what is keeping me calm through all of this stress! Yes, I look like a monster, but the monster is coming out in me for finals week. No time to play and goof off. I gotta get those good grades to raise my scores!! Sadly all of my grades are border line. I have two 90%’s that I hope to keep. If not I just might cry. All of that hard work for nothing! Here are a few tips to keep students calm during the madness! Breaks with friends are always great. I hope everyone does well on their test! We are so close to the end! One year down, three more to go! Good luck to everyone! 

Weekend with bae

  I’m so proud of my sweet Olivia!! This was the only weekend I had time to bring her back home with me for the weekend before she goes back to China and it was a perfect weekend with her! This girl had never been fishing and had never been on a horse before. Luckily I got to help her mark those things off her bucket list this weekend. For a preppy little princess she was a pretty good cowgirl for a few days. We may not have caught any fish but at least we tried! She said, ” I just like the sun and pretty view” she cracks me up! And she got to go “fast” on the horse. (Trotting) around in the arena. She did very well though! She may make a cowgirl one day! 

Suicidal bird 

This poor poor bird that I noticed hanging from the roof of our barn has either had a really hard time or was working way to hard on his nest and boom. He’s dead. We only think that humans can be suicidal but this may not exactly be true. Animals get sad too. I didn’t see this happen but to make the story more interesting I would like to say that this bird hung itself. The cause of death was self inflicted with a horse hair. Wrapped around the neck was a horse hair as you can barely see from the picture. We do not know why the bird wanted to do such a think to itself but it did. Now it will stay hanging until it has been eaten by insects and whatever other things eat birds hanging from the roof.   RIP birdie

Gods great love

  Every day I am reminded of our Gods great love but it is even more special when I get to see a beautiful rainbow after a storm. Just the other day, it had been a long hard day and it even started to storm. Every thing had been going wrong for me and after the rain and thunder stopped I noticed this beautiful rainbow up in the sky! I began to think about how lucky I am for every good thing in my life. Rainbows are God’s promise to us that He will never flood the earth again. This has to be one of the best ways to promise something! It’s crazy to think about how a rainbow is formed but nothing is crazy when it is in the hands of God!

Safe and sound 

Oh no! There are tornado warnings all over Russellville while I’m sitting at home! I got the call before seeing the news saying there was a warning and to take cover. Of course my mom started freaking out and would not let me leave. Typical mother for ya. I think I’d rather be here anyways though. I would hate for my car to get dented from hail or even worse die on the way back! I hope all of my friends find safe places in Russellville. Lord knows that the 5th floor of Nutt is NOT the best place to be.

Color Run fun

So tomorrow, April 18th, 2015 is the first annual painted color run 5k of Beebe, Arkansas! This run is not like the normal Color Run but it will be similar in the fact that colored powder will be sprayed on the runners as they run by. This is a fun event to watch and be apart of. While all of this is taking place, the money raised from entries, concessions, and donations will go towards the Beebe Kiwinis Club. The Beebe Kiwinis Club gives two $2000 scholarships to Beebe seniors to go towards college! This is a great way to raise money for the students while also getting the community envolved.  Although I will not be able to attend tomorrow, I gladly helped out my sister prepair bottles for tomorrow! 

Extra Credit 7 Canons

The seven canons of journalism were once created by the American Society of Newspaper editors to keep all articles under control and following the same rules. These canons are known as responsibility, freedom of the press, independence, truthfulness and accuracy, impartiality. fair play, and decency. Throughout the years, some journalist have been faithful to these rules and some have not. I would like to explain how I think these seven different canons have been used properly and where they have not been used properly. Starting with the first canon, responsibility. This canon states that all journalist should consider the public’s welfare because they will be greatly impacted by the article. I think that all journalist should be able to write about whatever they want to no matter how it will make the public feel. People get offended by things all the time so why make this so difficult for a journalist to write? The only good that I can see in this rule is by keeping the public calm. This way we see less problems on the streets when shocking news comes out. The second canon is freedom of the press. This goes with the second amendment and is to be kept as vital and unquestionable. This canon contradicts the first one in a way. The first one is saying how they should think hard before they write and the second one is saying they can write whatever they want. I think this canon is good in every way, allowing writers to say anything they want to. Before these canons were made journalist were not allowed to write whatever they wanted. If the government thought that it could hurt them in any way it would not be published. Thank goodness for the brave journalist that stepped out to get those laws changed. Now journalist have the right to speak their minds. Independence is one that I do not see much of in today’s articles. All of the time I see where there was two or more journalist that worked together to write an article. If I am understanding correctly, that would be going against the third canon. All journalist should stay clear from other sources, politics, and advertisers. Sincerity, truthfulness, and accuracy is always important when writing. If you are not sincere no one will want to listen to you. I believe that most journalist put truth into their writing and this is very important. This is said to be the foundation of journalism and it is one of the most commonly applied canons in my opinion. Even if all of the canons eventually fade out of today’s standards for journalism this one is sure to stick around. This leads us to impartiality, the fifth canon of journalism. It states that all journalist should stay free from bias and opinion when writing. It is okay to have an opinion but the goal is to inform the people, not persuade them. In the past I have read articles where I thought the writer had bias and it made me rethink what I thought but this is not what is supposed to happen. The reader is supposed to be able to form their own ideas after reading something. In the future, all journalist should keep this rule in mind. No matter what, it is always important to have no errors in your writing, especially when the entire world could be reading it. This is another important canon that is well followed by today’s writers. This is why we see so many editors getting credit for helping out the journalist. Last but not least is the seventh canon, decency. This is probably taken the lightest out off the seven and I feel like that is okay sometimes. Not everything should be straight facts. This causes for a boring read and the readers know what to expect every time. A little fun every now and then never hurts. The seventh canon suggest that all journalist should stick to writing about what really matters. In my opinion, it is good that we have journalist that write about interesting things that lead into the more important articles. These are just a few of my thoughts on where journalism stands today. There will always be things that were done better in the past and there will always be things that are done better now.