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By the students of MCJ300 at The University of Southern Mississippi

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Celtics stay alive against Knicks, 3-2

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Down 3-1 in a pivotal Eastern quarterfinals playoff matchup, the Boston Celtics rose to the occasion in their defeat over New York Knicks 92-86. Starting off in a deficit 11-0 in the first quarter, the Celtics  outscored the Knicks 45-28 and held a four-point lead at halftime.

Carmelo Anthony, the NBA’s league leader in first quarter scoring, came out shooting “lights out” in the first half but when the Knicks needed him the most, he could not deliver. Without Anthony’s deliverance, the Knicks went through a 2nd half slump in their ability to score.

As a result of the Knicks inability to score, the Celtics took advantage and capitalized on their opportunities. Without start point guard, Rajon Rondo, this required the Celtics other role players to play more of an active role in the offense. In doing so, Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Jason Terry combined for nearly fifty points to put the Celtics over the edge in a close but desperately needed win to keep their chances of winning a NBA championship alive. Jeff Green led all Celtic scorers with 18 points, Brandon Bass with 17 points, Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce each with 16 points and Jason Terry pitching in 17 points of the bench.

The Celtics will need another combined team effort to get another win in the series like they did tonight. On Friday, the Celtics will play game 6 of the series in Boston. The Knicks will need the Anthony as well as its other role players to step up to the challenge. If the Celtics can get a win, they would tie the series 3-3.

All in all, no team in NBA history has rallied from a 3-0 deficit to come back to win the series, but Celtics have these plans on their mind.



Written by Wilton Jackson

May 2, 2013 at 6:47 am

Brent discusses basketball signing day at Jackson State

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More than a month ago, Jackson State University hired its seventh basketball coach, Wayne Brent. Brent, the previous coach of the reigning 5A- state champion Callaway High School Chargers, has many expectations upon him in a quick time frame.

Having been hired  a little over a month ago, Brent missed a major portion of the basketball recruitment season. JSU men’s basketball team has not been to the NCAA Tournament since 2007; however, Brent has full confidence that he can change the program and take it to the next level.

When asked by the media about signing day, he responded, ” You definitely want to think the guys you are bringing in can get you over the hump, and can maybe one day win you a Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) title. My vision for this is a piece here and there. Even if these five guys came in and played right off the bat, and say they started, you still need a sixth or seventh man, role players to take your program to the next level.”

The signing list is a Jackson-heavy recruitment class. Signees include Javeres Brent and Donta Robinson from Provine High School, Marcus Love and Albert Goss from Murrah High School and one of his very on TreShawn Bolden from Callaway High School.

Bolden, a 6-foot-8 forward from Callaway, is arguably the best in class and what Brent feels gives the team some size in the post. Brent talked Bolden into staying and playing here after he received other offers to play college basketball from Auburn, Louisiana Tech, and Illinois State.

Thus, Brent’s countless vision and his ability to get players to buy into the concept of unselfish basketball will determine the success rate of the team in his first year.



Ice Harvest Festival: ” From a New York Community”

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Tully, N.Y., approximately an hour away from Syracuse, N.Y., held an Ice Harvest Festival. During the festival, citizens of the Tully community got to help with the festival as well as learn the steps of which it takes to properly harvest ice. The video provides a distinct sense of direction in how ice harvesting takes place.

Ice Harvest volunteer and Tully native, Gordon Howard, was a faithful volunteer of the Ice Harvest Festival. In the video, he was interviewed in which he discussed the importance of  ice harvesting, how to ice harvest, and the how ice harvesting was used before there were modern-day refrigerators.

Ice harvesting main’s task is to keep things cool for long periods of time. In the past, ice harvesting was used to keep milk cold and any other items that would be necessary for a modern-day refrigerator. Concepts such as ice harvesting paved the way for the refrigerators that we have today.

All in all, the video provides a good explanation and a step-by-step breakdown of how ice harvesting takes place and its importance.

Written by Wilton Jackson

May 1, 2013 at 10:54 am

Southern Miss Association for Black Journalists: Honoree Lecture

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The Southern Miss Association for Black Journalists held a honoree lecture on Monday evening to honor Ms. Riva Brown-Teague commence its Heritage Week 2013. Ms. Teague is a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Mass Communication and Journalism at Jackson State University in Jackson, Mississippi. She also serves as a graduate teaching assistant in the School of Mass Communications and Journalism at the University of Southern Mississippi.

Teague holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and news editorial and a master’s degree in public relations from Southern Miss, where she will earn a doctorate in mass communication later this year. During her undergraduate years, she wrote an independent publication entitled ” The Unheard Word”, in which she acts as voice for African-American students. She was also the first African-American executive editor of the Student Printz.

Born in New Orleans and although reared in a small Hancock County community called Catahoula, she is an award-winning journalist and public relations professional. She has worked for the Sun Herald, Clarion Ledger and even several other stories such as Hurricane Katrina. She has also worked as an independent PR consultant and a technical writer for Northrop Grumman.

Teague has had much success over the years; however, she has various challenges along her way. In the video, she mentions some of those challenges and childhood memories of why she motivated herself. Thus, allowing her to be where she is today.

The Mississippi Science Olympiad: ” The Future of the Scientific World”

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This is my audio slide show  of the Mississippi Science Olympiad. It was truly an awesome experience. It allowed me to see a lot of talented young individuals who will have promising futures in the scientific world.

Written by Wilton Jackson

April 3, 2013 at 10:13 am

Elements of Photography: ” The Keys to Quality Pictures”

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In this picture, I used the depth photography rule that I learned about in class. This photograph contains a picture of a flower bed. The emphasis is placed on the actual flower and the white petal of the flower. It illustrates how the focus of the lens are centralized to the petal of the flower, which shifts the viewer attention from the overall photograph to a specific portion  of the photograph.



In this picture, I used the lines photography rule that I learned about in class. This photograph contains a picture of a pathway leading to a residence hall on the campus of The University of Southern Mississippi. The emphasis is placed on the path the lines take toward the residence hall. It forms a diagonal line within the pathway, which is evident in photographs illustrating the line concept. On a more personal level, as the viewer, it creates a mental image of a path in which students follow on their way to achieving success.




In this picture, I used the movement photography rule that I learned about in class. The photograph contains a bridge over a body of water with trees descending in the background. Most importantly, when we as viewers observe the picture, we automatically notice the bridge. It gives us the illusion or deception that a sense of movement is taking place in the picture. Thus, it creates a sense of movement to our eyes.

Written by Wilton Jackson

March 19, 2013 at 8:24 am

Monta Ellis: ” A transformation from a high school baller to a NBA Star”

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Just six years ago in high school, he filled gymnasiums with excited fans awaiting the show he would put on the hardwood floor night in and night out. Just six years ago, Monta Ellis was high school basketball phenomenon in the city of Jackson, Miss. He attended Lanier High School where he was drafted in the second round by the Golden State Warriors. Then, he was traded to the Milwaukee Bucks within this past year. Nevertheless, before he reached the NBA, he played in the rough streets and hard edges of Jackson, Miss at Lanier High School. In high school, Ellis was lightning quick with an exceptional first step. If he beats you with his first step, as a defender, you will never be able to keep him in front of you again. Through his life, even in high school, he was told he would not make it very far due to his personal attitude; however, Ellis beat the odds. While Ellis was in high school, he started seeing major playing action in his sophomore year. Dazzling the crowd with his quickness and leaving defenders in a daze, he quickly made a name for himself within the state of Mississippi as well as around the world. By his senior year, he led Lanier to multiple championships, played  in McDonald’s All-Star Game, scored breathtaking point totals on various teams across the state of Mississippi.

Because I am from Jackson, Miss., I had the pleasure and opportunity of watching Ellis play against various schools within the state. I remember watching break down the defenses of  Jim Hill High School during his senior in the 4A State Championship game. Although most thought of him as a one man show, there were instances were we as individuals could see that Ellis was destined for the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was a dominant force but he also made his teammates around him better.

After watching him through high school and into the prime portion of his career in the NBA, he has truly elevated his game into a new level. Basketball critics often questioned whether he would play the point or shooting guard. Now, he has the ability to do both as before he mostly played shooting guard. Like high school, although drafted in the second round and doubted by many, he made a name and set a standard for himself. Within only a few years, he won the award of NBA Most Improved Player in 2007. This alone set him on a pace destined for greatness in the NBA. Only in his 6th season, Ellis has a lot of basketball still in store for us as viewers to see.

Written by Wilton Jackson

March 14, 2013 at 4:19 am