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A 6-year-old girl gone missing!

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Jashayla Markayia Hopson went missing tuesday from her elementary school. The state of Mississippi has issued and Amber alert for her return. As journalist it is important that we bring awareness to the media so I feel obligated to do my part in an abduction so close to home.


Written by dawntaewynn

May 1, 2013 at 4:53 pm

Tully Ice Harvest Festival

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The annual Ice Harvest Festival takes place in Tully, New York, which is around an hour south of Syracuse. The video is from the Festival in Feb. 2009. Gordon Howard is an volunteer. He is the person talking about ice harvesting in the video.
Howard explains the process of how ice is harvest and how it is stored. Howard also explains how to clear the snow, cut it into 18-inch square blocks and transporting the ice to the ice house.

Written by Anthony P

May 1, 2013 at 3:55 pm

Ice Harvest Festival: Tully, NY

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We use ice nearly every day and I don’t think I have ever considered the process of ice harvesting. Today we have ice makers. But “back in the day” large blocks of ice were used to keep refrigerators cool to save milk and other things. This video shows and explains the process of ice harvesting. This was in February 2009 during an Ice Harvest Festival in Tully, NY. Gordon Howard is the narrator. The ice has to be scored, which basically makes a grid in the ice so you know where to saw. Large saws are used to cut along the scores or grid. Once the ice squares are removed they are guided, using special tools, onto horse drawn sleighs. Then they are transported to the ice house where they are packed in saw dust, which keeps the large ice blocks from melting. All videography and reporting was done by Peter Chen. And all editing was done by me, Jana Edwards. And with this being my final project, I’m ready to graduate next week!

Written by ijanah

May 1, 2013 at 1:22 pm

Tully Ice Harvest Festival

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This video was taken from the annual Ice Harvest Festival in February of 2009 on the Green Lake of Tully, New York, which is about an hour south of Syracuse. The festival originally started with Ice Farmers that moved to Tully to find work. They would come from all over the world just to harvest the ice found here.

The video, narrated by Gordon Howard, a volunteer at the festival, shows the process of the harvest of the ice; from the clearing of the snow, to the scoring into 18-inch square blocks, to the transporting via horse-drawn carriages to the ice house.

Howard proceeds to discuss the history and economical impact that the festival has on the town, along with the importance of the help of the townspeople and invites any and everyone to come out and attend.

Written by tnrwtsn

May 1, 2013 at 11:47 am

Kanye & Kim’s being model citizens

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With Kim Kardashian’s due date quickly approaching, you would thin it would only be a matter of time before all of her close friends and family showered her and rapper-boyfriend Kanye West, 35, lavish baby gifts. Little did they know the controversial couple had a little something different of their sleeves.

It was the pair’s decision to direct all close friends and family to donate to the Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago, which is located in the area that West grew up in. The hospital released a statement, expressing their gratitude.

The baby is do in the next two mouths. This will be both Kardashian’s and West’s first baby. To donate to the hospital click here.


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Written by annafrancis2013

May 1, 2013 at 10:56 am

NY Ice Harvesting Festival

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Tully, NY presented there annual Ice Harvesting Festival (Filmed Feb. /2009). This video shows the process of ice harvesting among members of the Tully community. The man speaking in the interview is Gordon Howard (Interviewed by Peter Chen). He describes the festival, the process of ice harvesting and how it is used in a world that now has refrigeration.

When people usually think of  the harvesting of ice, they think of a much older time period without things like refrigerators or in-door plumbing. This videography shows that not only is ice harvesting still happening, but it still serves a valued purpose. This Festival gets the entire family involved for the shared, learning experience of ice harvesting.

Written by annafrancis2013

May 1, 2013 at 10:30 am

New Survey Results Provide Insight on Muslim Ideals

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Researchers at the PEW Research Center have recently completed a survey that reports on the thoughts of an often under-reresented group, those who belong to the Islam religion. This article that I found on The Economist‘s website summarizes the important results, but you can see the complete results of the poll here.

This poll and its results are important because of the variety of questions (the topics range from the separation of mosque and state to the fate of nonbelievers). The article itself is significant because it shows that there is a demand to know what minorities think and believe about the government in their country and how it should be run. It is also worded compellingly enough to make me want to read it in its entirety, even though it seems like a less than intriguing topic. Overall, I feel like this is a good example of how to report on subjects and make it interesting.

Written by jessicaeking

May 1, 2013 at 5:32 am