November 30, 2005

November 29th Edition Tribune Review

The article that I found was called "Public school is first in New Orleans to reopen since Katrina." I was looking for something that could be considered a feature article, and because that article dealt with human interest, I was intrigued to focus my paper off of it.

First off, what can we say about Katrina? One of the most (if not the most) detrimental natural disasters the United States has ever seen. I know that this does not necessarily make this a feature article, but because this is a regrouping of an entire city, makes this a feature. The human interest of this article is beyond imaginable, and the effort made to put this school back together is amazing.

I tried to compare this to my feature article, but I really couldn't except for the fact that the Holocaust and Hurricane Katrina both caused serious damage that are bringing people together today. I think that the NCCHE is doing exactly what the people of New Orleans are trying to do: REBUILD. One is physical, and one is more emotional, but both are absolutely crucial to change. I am really glad that I found this article, and I think that the author, Janet Guttsman, did an incredible job of bringing us that news.

Posted by The Gentle Giant at November 30, 2005 10:34 PM

I couldn't agree more. I think that featuring the rebuilding process in the paper is part of helping the country heal as a whole. Often the news media gets slammed for telling "only" bad news. This story proves that there is more to their purpose than that. The country was affected as a whole, and must heal together as well. The news media plays a role in that, and this article is a perfect example of the Trib-Review acknowledging it.

Posted by: David Denninger at December 1, 2005 04:25 PM

I agree with David. When the hurricane coverage just began, the news gave us the opportunity to see everything that happened. The devastating footage of wrecked homes and bodies and lost pets was right in front of us, even though we weren't there ourselves. We were a part of their loss, and now we can make ourselves a part of their recovery efforts.

Posted by: Valerie Masciarelli at December 1, 2005 04:57 PM

Absolutely. At these times, we as a country must be able to recognize what had happened in the past, and make changes for the good in the future. My final article follows that way of human interest, so I keep finding more and more relations between the NCCHE on third admin and this rebuilding of the New Orleans school.

Posted by: Jason Pugh at December 1, 2005 06:21 PM

Jay, You make some great points! As a future educator, anytime that I see something that has to do with a school rebuilding or going back to classes a smile comes to my face. Even though New Orleans was destroyed, the future of these children should not be. They should be given the same chances at education as anyone else.

Posted by: Ashlee L at December 1, 2005 10:43 PM

Your right, we as Americans should take heed of what has happened in not only New Orleans but similar tragic occurances everywhere- the best way to prepare for the future is to look back at the past. This article about the reopening of a school in N.O. sheds light upon the rebuilding effort and the return to normalicy. I almost feel this article would have been worthy of the front page- It certainly grabbed my interest more than Bush's plan to "crackdown on illeagals."

Posted by: Quinn Kerno at December 2, 2005 09:55 AM
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