November 30, 2003

Respose to the Readings

This is in respose to the readings on What Liberal Media

The points made by Eric Alterman are interesting. Until his article, I had never even heard of Ann Coulter and her insane ways. I thought it was interesting to hear some of the rather forward stuff she commented on concerning certain people and without ever getting in trouble with herself. Regarding the news, I found this latest article on Ann Coulter.
As for Bernard Goldberg, I have never read anything outside of the boring text we were required to read for my Practice of Journalism class and I don't care to read anything he has to say frankly cuz I know I'll fall asleep and at this point, I don't have the time to sleep!

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November 14, 2003

Coverage of a News Story

This is for my Journalism class :o And sorry Professor Jerz but I have to do this over the span of the weekend instead of 48 hours for I do not have the net at home on my laptop. :o

Okay so here's the scoop, apparently JLo is being sued for copyright infringements on her video "I'm Glad" by the real woman who inspired the 1983 film Flashdance. The plaintiff, Maureen Marder was actually the real life inspiration to the film.

Flashdance which was a box office hit only earned Marder 2,300 dollars therefore leaving her bitter and uncomplient for a sequel. As JLo made her video, no one asked Marder for her permission to make a homage of scene from the film nor has she seen profit from the music video's success.


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November 12, 2003

Reflection on Midterm Reporting Exercise

Read all about it...

I don't know how I'm supposed to feel about this assignment. Yes, I am a journalism major however I can honestly say that I've never interviewed a soul (well once in 9th grade but that doesn't count).

The Holocaust teachings were out of the question due to my school schedule and that I work over the weekend therefore I was left with being the annoying tag along of a SHU person. "Great!" I thought as I planned to scam Jerz with following a basic resident student; coincidently the person that sits next to me in class. That worked out perfect: I am a commuter and she is a resident - a perfect chemistry for this feature story.

I was shot down when someone took my idea and I was left to ponder over worthy persons to shadow. I finally settled on Dr. Arnzen since his quirky mind has always intrigued me. Our interview was interesting (through my shaky, unexperienced hands) as I learned alot more than I expected about him. All in all, the shadowing exercise of the practice of journalism class wasn't all THAT bad but don't get me wrong Jerz: your calculation in unopportune timing was flawless! ;)

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You're Putting Words into My Mouth :o

Shame on you Professor Jerz! I never said I wanted to be given more homework assignments - good grief! :0 I better watch my back otherwise angry Practice of Journalism students will be out to beat me up on the way to my car for my scadelous post on my weblog thus resulting in more work. :)

The idea of no class on Friday: EXCELLENT!
The idea of having to attend a meeting when I work at my part time job: BAD!

I guess I'll have to just see what I can rummage through in the world of breaking news - just another thing I have to do...

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Forgotten Reviews!

I know, I know...awhile back I said the sole purpose of my weblog was to introduce some good bands and write reviews on them or talk about movies that just came out. However, I have been really busy with some research papers and keeping up my insanity but the thought that I had never posted a review hasn't escaped my mind.

I'm shooting for some reviews over Thanksgiving/Christmas break so if you've been waiting for a review of some sort (which you prolly haven't since no one really likes my music) then I apologize for my tardiness. Nevertheless, I make no guarantees cuz I do have job outside of Seton Hill as well. I may have some stuff posted sooner with the upcoming ISJbattle of the bands show around the corner.

In the meantime, I suggest you folk go and check out the band called The Early November. I think their CD has been getting burned out in my CD player from continuous play! :)

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November 11, 2003

Serenity Now!?!

They seriously need to make pills for this kind of stress. Ones that automatically program your brain cells not to procrastinate on homework assignments or research papers.

Wait No!!! I want a time machine that takes me back a few hours so that I can retrace my steps and complete things on time! ;) If only life could be this way: in other words, there are not enough hours this week to deal with the crap that I have due. Is it Friday yet?

Okay, I'm done venting now... :)

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November 10, 2003

More Info on the Upcoming In Sight of June Show

Attention all those interested:

In Sight of June(my friends) will be competing in a Battle of the Bands contest hosted by Club Angels. This is the show info:

Where: Club Angels - 330 Brinton Avenue Trafford PA. About 20 Min from Seton Hill

When: Sunday, November 16th, 2003

Time: Doors open at 1:00 and the bands start at 1:30 and play until about 8:00.

Cost: $5.00 (Tickets via band members. Get yours by leaving a post here

Good luck to all participating - especially my boys in the band! :)

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This Is Ludacris!!!

Sorry Professor Jerz...
I know and understand that you're just trying to prepare us for the fast paced, caffeine driven world of journalism but this is absolutely insane. If this is supposed to be a slice of the journalistic world then this is unfair. In the "real" world, if I were a journalist I wouldn't have to worry about the fact that I have a test on Wednesday, a research paper due next week, and about a ZILLION other homework assignments due in a cluster of unavailable time.

This midterm reporting exercise couldn't have come at a more unopportune time in my scholastic life. I think this is a great idea at trying to get the class involved in writing and interviewing but this is the WORST time to do it.

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November 3, 2003

Petition for Club Laga!!!


Everyone who has a special place in their heart for this much loved Pittsburgh venue, can now sign this online petition to save the club from closing. Get all your friends and their friends to sign it...we gotta keep the scene alive! Thanks!

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