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PAG 18 NA SYA :">
TINANONG KO SYA NA ANO..
tapos sabi nya, pag 18 nalang daw sya. decision ko nlng daw kung maghi2ntay ako o hindi. kung hindi daw, maghanap nalang daw ako ng iba.
AYAW KO KAYA. :/ sya lang 4ever
2 yrs lang naman ang hi2ntayin eh (kc 16 na xa) .. 2 YEARS LANG!
hm. ang senior year nga parang ang dali lng, un pa? hahaha.
nway, kahit magkakahwalay kami ng school nxt year 4 college, ok lang. malapit lang naman yung school nya sa school na eenrollan ko.
atsaka, nung snbi nya na “SANA TALGA MAKAHINTAY KA”
PHEW! iba nafeel ko dun, para bang.. hm. “KINILIG”, indi eh. ung prang namotivate ako lalo na hi2ntayin ko ung 2 years, since may word na “SANA” sya na cnbi, umaasa rin sya.
ayaw ko naman paasahin ang taong mahal ko. hhe.
ILL BE WAITING :)
“There needs to be a very close look at the effectiveness of standardized testing, especially as it relates to certain children who come to school without the sufficient home life to succeed.”—Former Georgia Attorney General Michael Bowers • Discussing an investigative report by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that shows that 196 of the country’s 3,125 have suspicious standardized testing results, suggesting high levels of cheating. (Atlanta’s already suffered from a high-profile cheating scandal of its own in the past year.) Some of the districts accused of cheating said they would investigate further, while others took to defending the integrity of their students. (For what it’s worth, the AJC defended its reporting on the story, with AJC Editor Kevin Riley saying that ”We believe in our methodology and are transparent about it.”) If cheating in standardized testing is widespread, does that suggest a problem with the schools or with the tests? source (via • follow)
KSU Student Dies & The Students Didn't Know
Thursday August 18, a KSU Student died after eating in The Commons dining hall and suffering from an allergic reaction. The AJC was the first to report this, then Channel 2 Action news later that evening. KSU students were sent an informative email from the administration on 3:30 on Tuesday, August 23.
Anyone see the problem with this?
I follow the AJC on twitter, and Thursday afternoon I saw the tweet with the report. I checked out the link and was shocked. I figured we would get more information about the student’s death later that afternoon, but it took the university five days to alert the students.
As a member of the student media team. it’s our job to report the news to our students. So it irritated me that the university was giving us no information about this incident for us to inform students. We put out on our Facebook page asking for anyone to stop by The Sentinel office to give us some information or statements.
One brave student, Morgan Prime, went to the AJC and was very upset saying, “It makes me think they’re hiding something.” The worst part of the article from the AJC? The boy’s aunt reported that the university still hasn’t contacted the family regarding the incident.
Arlethia Perry-Johnson is the university spokeswoman and she said that the incident was not “an appropriate situation for emergency alert notification system to be employed.”
On Jan 28, 2011 a pot bellied pig was loose on highway 75 near the campus exit. Students were notified by email, phone alert, and text message, of this “emergency” disturbance. The pig was not on campus, nor was he a threat to the students in any way.
So why were the students notified on multiple different outlets of this “emergency”, and not of the death of a fellow classmate? Prime might have been onto something when she said that she felt the university might be “hiding something”.
As a student, I am slightly offended that I wasn’t formally informed of this.
As a journalist, I’m outraged that we were not allowed access to information so we could do our job, which is to inform students of the news.
Link to the AJC story can be found here.
AJC's MARTA poll story takes a strange turn
The AJC ran a story Friday morning about poll results that conclude that transit riders have a greater sense of connection to the Atlanta metro area than non-riders. A lot of questions could come to mind on the way through this story - What exactly do they mean by “connection?/How did they measure it?/Did they poll an equal number of riders and non-riders?/Are there any other factors (age, income, location, social life) that could influence the results? - and never quite get answered. But, then, out of nowhere, comes this:
“Many metro Atlanta residents fear they might become crime victims on the bus or the train – a view that may be enhanced because crimes that occur on MARTA trains or buses or near stations often become high profile.”
That sentence is written as if the crimes “become” high-profile on their own, rather than as a result of the way they’re reported on.
“There’s too many incidents at the train stops and the bus stops of people getting harassed and asked for money,” said Michael Shields, 64, of Kennesaw. He worries that these incidents can quickly escalate into violent confrontations.
MARTA statistics show that actual crimes on its properties are relatively low. An AJC review in 2011 showed overall crime on MARTA property had dropped by 42 percent between 2000-2009. It was led by a decrease in property crime, but violent crimes were up slightly. And, in 2011 FBI statistics showed 117 aggravated assaults on MARTA, a 75 percent increase from the 67 MARTA reported for 2010.”
Why are those three crime-related paragraphs rammed in there just before the end of the piece? In a crime story, they’d make sense, but it’s not clear what purpose they’re serving here.
During the recent presidential campaign, a lot was written about how hard it is to correct myths and misinformation. The difficulty lies in the fact that, in the process of trying to correct false information, reporters tend to repeat it, which exposes more people to it.
Dropping the claim that “[m]any metro Atlanta residents fear they might become crime victims on the bus or the train…” into the story just serves to reinforce the MARTA = crime association, especially when followed by a quote from a man who “worries” that panhandling “can quickly escalate into violent confrontations.” Who is this person? Does he use MARTA? What’s his concern about “violent confrontations” based on? The reader has no idea because that information was left out.
We’re left with a story that omits relevant information about the topic being covered, but which goes out of the way to remind us again that some people think MARTA isn’t safe. As if anyone ever gets a chance to forget that.