October 11, 2005

Newswriting - Tribune Review 10-11-2005

The article titled "Fugitive teen charged in the death of Arnold Man" provides interesting reports about the events the night of October 8, 2005, at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

The night of IUP's homecoming a man was stabbed to death after having an altercation with a Bucks county teenager. The fight started because of an objection over speaking to a group of women. The article does not mention whether or not the men were intoxicated.

This article provides the complete story, however, leaves out that crucial detail. Generally, the homecomings can become drunken brawls, and I think that is something that needs to be included - either way.

Posted by KatieAikins at October 11, 2005 11:25 PM

Great article Katie,

I think that you chose a good article. I was wondering at first why that was an editorial, but then I realized that something was missing, and you noted that perfectly. One person that found a riveting story with factual information, and I give all the credit to the world to her, is Nancy Gregg. If you don't know her, she is the more quiet, yet influential woman in the third row. I am learning an awful lot off of her. You might wanna check her article at:


Posted by: Jason Pugh at October 12, 2005 10:50 AM

You're right Katie. That is a very important aspect that needs to be clarified. It's very odd though that it's not mentioned in this article, because it's usually one of the first things mentioned. Although intoxication by young people can lead to horrible things, people still love to use that against young people. So even though something tragic may come out of alcohol consumption, older people like the fact that they can blame it on alcohol and it's one more reason for them to talk about, "Kids these days."

Posted by: Chera Pupi at October 12, 2005 1:39 PM

I didn't mean to take away from the article that you wrote. I think that your article and your analysis was really good. I think that you have really good ideas, especially about how this article left out some big details. Great observation.

Posted by: Jason Pugh at October 14, 2005 11:16 AM