Hello all! Happy Friday! This week’s topic is about diversity and the importance of it. After reading the article that my professor sent out, I feel that many need to know why we need to have a diversity of people from inside schools to the workplace. I think after reading this article, It really hurts me to think that this is how minorities think of themselves and It’s because we as a society have ingrained some sort of shield over others who do not belong in our race. Personally, I grew up and attended a high school that was one of the most diverse schools in Missouri. We have students from all over the world at my school. Some from Wales and other’s from Brazil. I can’t ever remember a time where someone from my school felt, “Alone” or “Singled Out”. I grew up listening to many different languages around me in class and getting to know many different cultures and why some people are the way they are. I think that’s really important. To understand how someone thinks, acts and lives every day. I was blessed to have been exposed to this since I was little, so when I came to Mizzou for school, meeting someone from Brazil or a small island of Turks and cacaos, I was used to that environment and I knew how to be completely comfortable. Same inside the classrooms, I love meeting new people with different backgrounds. I know that when I get out to the real world, I’m going to be that understanding of others and more informed. People need to start becoming more understanding of different minority and become more accepting because this is when change will happen. xo
Hello loves! Happy Friday! This week’s post is a little different. My teacher had assigned this week’s blog to be about a topic of our choice. At first, I didn’t really know what topic to talk about, but then I realized I did have a good discussion for you all. This topic came to me from being on Facebook one night. On a random night, I had logged into my Facebook account to only be shocked at how much life for my friends had changed. It was a moment that I thought, “I’m so happy for you, but I would not want to be you.” My friends from High School had all become young mom’s. I was looking at all their “monthly” belly pictures and baby clothes thinking, “You’re so young, your youth is gone.” So, that’s when I thought of how some young people might get the impression to have to get married and have kids at a young age, so I decided to give my thoughts on youth. First off, this is just my thoughts and how I feel about youth, so Its okay if you don’t agree with me. Youth and being young is awesome! Like, really awesome! I can wake up in the morning brush my teeth and walk out the door, knowing that the only person I’m responsible for is myself. I can attend regular lunch dates with my friends, go into Sephora buy expensive mascara, that probably is a bad idea, and be okay with it. I can Party until the late hours, sometimes not making the best decisions, get involved at my University and help out with my philanthropy events and..well.. just enjoy being young. I understand when people want to settle down and find a significant other, but really think about it. There’s so much to do and see when being young, that I hope that everyone, when the time is right and get’s married, that there’s no regrets in mind. Make sure that you’ve done everything you’ve always wanted to do and have really “lived up” your youth. xo
This week’s blog is about a discussion that’s always in talks here at the Missouri School of Journalism. The question is should The Missouri School of Journalism change it’s old ways of “excellence” or should the school make improvements and move with the current chafing ways of technology. From gathering various skills to testing new technology, all were discussed in the article. My personal take on this article is from a positive side. I believe that, at least at Mizzou, the faculty is doing an excellent job at preparing the future journalists. I feel that the best type of learning is hands on, and I know I’m getting that at the J-school. I’m there, making videos and editing, gathering and interviewing sources with deadlines and demanding skills. I think It’s great to do a lot of hands on experience because not only do you learn those crutial techniques needed on the field, you also learn simple skills, like how to set up a tripod or how to look at the person you are interviewing. I think change is a good thing. You have to to change things up every once in a while, as long as your doing it for the right reason. The Missouri School of journalism should still keep a majority of it’s rules of excellence, but just integrate assignments that are mobile or a little more media based. xo
I had the pleasure of doing my story on Shakespeare’s Pizza. Located on 9th St. downtown Columbia, It’s one of the most visited and adored restaurants. Inside, I got the chance to interview Luke Arnisen and Toby Epstein, both managers of Shakespeare’s Pizza. My story was about Shakespeare’s Pizza and how it is from the early hours to the late night; with also adding what Shakespeare’s means to them. I sat down with them and asked questions like, “What does a typical day look like at Shakespeare’s?” to “What’s your favorite part about Shakespeare’s Pizza?” I got to see and hear what it’s like to work at shakespeare’s Pizza.
The cold weather on this Tuesday afternoon did not stop students from walking into Moe’s SouthWest grill. Located on 9th street downtown Columbia, It’s the newest restaurant to be serving up Mizzou fans. Now, I have to say I was a little nervous walking into Moe’s. I did not know how well this new grill was going to be. It had been talked about by many students, yet, I wanted to see for myself, so I decided to take a stroll down to Moe’s and see what all the excitement was about and not just what my eyes were seeing.
I only saw what led in front of me, however, I wanted to know what the costumers thought of the food. The one’s investing their money and time to this restaurant; was this new place all that it lived up to be? I had the pleasure of interviewing Samantha Holmes, a student at The University of Missouri and a Moe’s costumer. In the interview she stated, ” It’s my third time here. My favorite is the nachos with chicken. I’m from St. Louis, and we don’t have it there. It’s very convenient because I live upstairs, so I’ve always wanted to try it, even though it can get crowded.” I finally got the chance to really see what the people thought of this place, and it was nothing but good thoughts of the new place. Nathan Peace, a costumer, didn’t mind stating on how he felt about Moe’s, saying, “I like Moe’s. I used to go to the one back home. It’s good food and the employees are very welcoming.” I finally started to put two and two together and found that this place was a must to grab food.
I knew Moe’s was going to be a success. The staff was friendly and made fresh ingredients daily. They not only made quality food, but they always made sure that a costumers food was made with little to no wait, with attached smiles on their faces. I know that this place is really everything it puts out. It’s a great environment with good energy and fast pacing fast moving workers who are willing to do anything to make their costumers happy.