To Families Of College Students, Please Try To Be Sympathetic During These Weeks Of Finals

To Families Of College Students, Please Try To Be Sympathetic During These Weeks Of Finals

Regardless of if we get the results we want or not, we need you to believe in us and be proud of all the effort we are putting in.

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As Thanksgiving has come and gone, Christmas is now slowly approaching, meaning that the end of the semester and finals are coming at us full speed. This is a stressful time for all students, whether we are trying to preserve a decent grade or improve one that might not be so great. All we want to do is get in the holiday spirit but must try to finish our semesters off strong before we can do so.

It is easy for this stress to get to us students because of the fact that we all want to do our best and succeed, that is why we are all in college after all. It is important for us to have a positive support system during this time, and for a lot of us, that means our family. As excited as we are to come home and for you as our family to have us back, we need your support from afar before we can do so.

We need your sympathy and compassion with our mini breakdowns or our frequent feelings of wanting to quit. We need you to answer our phone calls whenever we find ourselves needing to relax and take a break from it all, even if just for a moment. We basically just need to know you are there for us, through all the ups and downs that come with this stress of college and finals season.

Along with our urge to do well for ourselves, we also just want to know there are people out there who are proud of us. Regardless of if we get the results we want or not, we need you to believe in us and be proud of all the effort we are putting in. It makes us feel that much better when we know you're acknowledging the work we are putting in.

Overall, us college students just need you, our families, to be there for us through this difficult time. Finals season may make us want to cry, break down, and even given up, but we need you to be there and remind us of the reason we are doing this. Do your best to put your college student at ease whenever possible so that we all can come home for the holidays feeling as though we accomplished something great.

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To My Little Brother

Six things I want you to know.
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I am not your mother, but I am your big sister.

I cannot even apologize for it, I am always going to act like your second mom. I am going to keep yelling at you to (please) put down the toilet seat and to clean up the mess you made in the kitchen. It doesn't matter to me how often you say "I am not your mother," because you're my little brother and I'm always going to be the boss.

I never mean it when I tell you to grow up.

I hope that you have taken, and continue to take, full advantage of your childhood. As often as I complain about your maturity level, my wish for you is to put off growing up for as long as possible. The closer I get to real adult life, the more I miss home and all of the worries I didn't have. You shouldn't rush through the years you have left at home, you are doing just fine the way you are.

No, I didn't tell Mom.

All of our secrets will always stay secrets. I may have ratted you out to Mom about being the one to break her new vase, but I hope you know that our brother-sister bond protects all of the private things we share. Please, never forget that I'll always be here to listen to you.

I'm sorry.

I'm sorry for giving you your first bloody nose, and for laughing at you afterward. I'm sorry for every time I have blown you off for plans with a guy, or to get an extra hour of sleep. I'm sorry for yelling at you to leave me alone and for slamming the door in your face. I'm sorry for all of the times you asked me to play outside that I didn't. I'm sorry for all of my broken promises.

I forgive you.

I forgive you for all of the “little brother" insults you have used. I forgive you for using all of my paints and letting them dry out. I forgive you for embarrassing me in front of every guy I ever brought home. I even forgive you for cutting off that piece of my hair in fourth grade.

I am so proud of you.

It isn't said nearly enough, but I am so proud of you, little brother. I am envious of the passions that you have and the way that you pursue them with no fear! I am excited to see where you go in life (but don't go anywhere too quickly). Keep working hard and doing what you love, no one can fault you for following your heart. I love you so much, and I will always be your biggest supporter and fan!

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13 Thoughts Broadcast Journalism Majors Have When Piecing Together Their First News Story

Quiet on the set.

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So you've decided that you want to be a Broadcast Journalist?

Many different thoughts go through you're while trying to first off figure out what story you want to pursue. After that, it's just a matter of getting everything that is needed for it and then putting it together.

For all clarity and purposes, I have already turned in my first news story, however as I was completing it, some (if not all) of these thoughts (or a variation of them) came across my mind at some point during the process.

1. Ok, so what are the important parts to my story?

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And how do I convey those things to my viewers?

2. What b-roll should I get?

B-roll is supplemental or alternative footage intercut with the main shot.

3. Do I have all the interviews I need?

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Who are the essential figures in this story?

4. What's my angle? How do I stick to it?

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Who do I need to interview for it?

5. What questions should I ask in my interview?

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And more importantly, What type of questions will get me the answers I want?

6. What are the important facts?

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Should they all be included?

7. Do my voice overs cover everything that my interviews don't?

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What else is needed for this story?

8. Agh, my video is over the 1 minute and 30 seconds allowed time.

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Do I reduce it or do I leave it as is? I guess it depends on how much its over.

9. How should I say my tageline at the end of the video?

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The tagline is when the reporter says their name and their station affiliation at the end of their story.

10. Should I include a standup? Where should it be?

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What do I want to say?

11. Should I include a graphic?

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Is there something that can be said in a list form that the viewers need to see? Is it symptoms of a disease? Event details?

12. How do I make my interviews connect with my voice overs?

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Does what I am saying make sense?

13. What does my script need to look like?

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Should I add a NAT pop here? What SOT (Sound on Tape) do I want to use?

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