JLM 319 Final Story Plan

14 Dec

Brittany Hoffmann

Story Plan Final

JLM 319

Fall 2013

 

Topic

Student use of Adderall or other performance enhancers and the health issues involved. What’s the big deal with Adderall anyway? Why is it so dangerous?

 

Angle

Many Adderall users are unaware of the health issues that come along with the drug abuse. Because Adderall is a prescription drug used for treating attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, it is widely popular among college students to take in order to accommodate more efficient studying skills. The angle is, why are college students unaware of the health issues brought along with the benefit of being more focused and why aren’t universities taking the issue more seriously.

 

I think it would be best to start with an anecdotal lead with a hard human interest. This will help the audience relate if they, too, are struggling with adderall use. I would be sure to incorporate sources that were addicts, family members, doctors, and a college professor.

 

Multi Media Plan

I would start my piece with a picture of what the prescription drug looks like so my audience would immediately be aware of what the story is about. Another multi-media piece I would use would to be incorporate a human interest aspect in the form or a package. I would make it very anecdotal to help the audience relate. I think having a piece like this in my story would help stress the impact this story could have on it’s audience.

 

Data

The data I would collect would be of the number of college students reporting the abuse of adderall versus the number who are prescribed because of ADD or ADHD. Additional data I would include would be the national numbers of people over the age of 18 being diagnosed with disorders that adderall is being used to treat. I would present my data in a map of the U.S. and on my map would be little tiny people that represent each 1,000 students across the country who abuse adderall.

 

Issues?

There have been a countless numbers and varieties of studies that have been conducted on adderall abuse. I think the biggest issue would be getting this story to stand out amongst others. However, what I believe would make my story stand out is the content and the multimedia I use to present it. What is different about my story is the tie in to the community and the college. Because we are in Oswego, both a college town and a city known for it’s drug abuse, all drug problems are problems in Oswego.

JLM319 Story Plan Final

12 Dec

 

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Topic

Student use of Adderall or other performance enhancers and the health issues involved.

 

Angle

Many Adderall users are unaware of the health issues that come along with the drug abuse. Because Adderall is a prescription drug used for treating attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, it is widely popular among college students to take in order to accommodate more efficient studying skills. The angle is, why are college students unaware of the health issues brought along with the benefit of being more focused and why aren’t universities taking the issue more seriously.

 

I think it would be best to start with an anecdotal lead with a hard human interest. This will help the audience relate if they, too, are struggling with Adderall use. I would be sure to incorporate sources that were addicts, family members, doctors, and a college professor.

 

Multi Media Plan

I would start my piece with a picture of what the prescription drug looks like so my audience would immediately be aware of what the story is about. Another multi-media piece I would use would to be incorporate a human interest aspect in the form or a package. I would make it very anecdotal to help the audience relate. I think having a piece like this in my story would help stress the impact this story could have on it’s audience.

 

Data

The data I would collect would be of the number of college students reporting the abuse of adderall versus the number who are prescribed because of ADD or ADHD. Additional data I would include would be the national numbers of people over the age of 18 being diagnosed with disorders that Adderall is being used to treat. I would present my data in a map of the U.S. and on my map would be little tiny people that represent each 1,000 students across the country who abuse adderall.

 

Issues?

There have been a countless numbers and varieties of studies that have been conducted on Adderall abuse. I think the biggest issue would be getting this story to stand out amongst others. However, what I believe would make my story stand out is the content and the multimedia I use to present it. What is different about my story is the tie in to the community.

Suspect on the move

19 Apr

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DEAD                                ON THE MOVE

(left) Tamerlan                          (right)Dzhokar

 

OSWEGO – Authorities are still trying to track down Dzhokar Tsarnaev (19) for his role in last night’s shooting of a police officer, robbery and connection to the Boston marathon bombings.

As of right now, the city of Boston is on lock down in an effect to find Dzhokar. Connecticut is also on high alert because officials believe that Dzhokar could have possibly left Massachusetts.

Earlier today, Boston’s transportation system was shut down.

Last night, Dzhokar and his 26-year-old brother, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, shot a M.I.T. police officer on the campus of M.I.T. They proceeded to rob a 7 Eleven store and carjack someone.

Tamerlan was killed after a shoot-off with police officers and ran over by a car.

Ron Wilcox is a student at M.I.T. and he said that some students are afraid for their safety. M.I.T., along with other universities and colleges in the Boston area have cancelled classes for today.

Dzhokar and Tamerlan are U.S. citizens, but are originally from Chechnya. They both have military training

Dzhokar is considered armed and dangerous.

 

By: Anthony Hill

Rudy’s opens doors for Spring

15 Apr

Come rain, shine. or snow, people from all over came to Rudy’s Lakeside Drive-In for their spring opening on Wednesday, March 13.

“Our customrs were great, regardless of it’s snowing the customers were more concerned about coming out for the first day than worrying about what the weather was,” said owner Jason Livesey.

Livesey explains that a little snow never holds back a true Oswegonian.

“Being right on the lake, the weather changes often and it changes quite severely,” Livesey said.

Residents of Oswego say that the opening of Rudy’s is a sign that the harsh winter is coming to an end.

“It’s kind of a sign of spring, so people like to refer to the opening of Rudy’s as the end of winter and the start of Spring,” Livesey said.

Despite segals trying to steal your food, Rudy’s has been a hot spot since 1946.

“We give out fresh things and we try to make everybody happy,” said Meesha Manchester, a Rudy’s employee. “Everything about us really is about the customers, what makes them happy what satisfies them which makes us happy.”

Customers started their spring off right with their foot in the door at Rudy’s.

“It makes me look forward to spring,” said customer Leah Sweeney. “I like being outside, sitting outside, I love it.”

By Brittany Hoffmann

Etiquette Dinner

12 Apr

The way a student eats and drinks can determine whether or not they get hired after graduation. Barbara Lang, former career advisor and owner of the Etiquette Factor filled Hewitt Union Ballroom with students who were eager to learn proper attitudes and actions that could be helpful when involved in the job searching process.

Lang says that her goal is to help students be etiquette ready for any circumstance that they might be thrown at in their future.
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“What I want them to be able to gain is confidence. To be able to move forward and know how to navigate in situations that are familiar, unfamiliar, awkward and down right embarassing. I want them to know how to pick themselves up and to minimize the collateral damage and to be able to really act in a way that is a benefit to other people,” says Lang.
All attendees were asked to dress in business attire to make the experience as professional as lang would like it to be. She demonstrates proper ways to handshake, explains which hand passes the bread and which one passes a drink, how to act polite in a restaurant, and which fork to use and when.

Lang gave students several pointers, such as when you face a full setting of knives, forks, and spoons, you should work from the outside in. In other words, use the flatware the furthest from the plate first. The one exception is the salad fork – it is usually closest to the plate.

At the end of a course, place your used utensil on a flat dish. Do not leave a fork or spoon in a bowl or cup.

Between bites, your utensils should rest on the edge of your plate. Your knife rests on the back of your plate; your fork sits on the side of your plate.

This year, wine was not offered, but for students who are looking to be more knowledgeable on the pairing and tasting of wine, they can look forward to next falls ettiquette dinner at SUNY Oswego.
Reporter Ali Stewart, Oswego Now.

 

Meningitis Scare on SUNY Oswego Campus

12 Mar

This past week there has been a meningitis scare on SUNY Oswego campus, one student came very close to catching this disease.

After finding out about a friend contracting bacterial meningitis one weekend, Jillian Schneller got frightened and went to Mary Walker immediatley. Continue reading

SUNY Oswego New Partnership with NACME

12 Mar

NACME

SUNY Oswego has recently partnered up with the National Actions Council for Minorities in Engineering in order to increase a diverse STEM workforce for the future.

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