The thing I found interesting during class was the ways of organizing stories and the common “shapes” used to help visualize it. These shapes [The Inverted Pyramid, The Martini Glass, and The Kabob] contribute to specific types of story. In the case of the Inverted Pyramid, it is the most basic model and is commonly used for news briefs and stories about breaking news events. On the downside, it cannot be used for anything else. How the Inverted Pyramid works is by starting with the story’s most important facts, followed by other key facts, and finishing with minor details until the writer runs out of interesting things to say. The Martini Glass (also known as The Hourglass) is best for crimes, disasters or other dramatic news stories where the readers will want a chronological understanding of what had occurred. It works by having an eye-catching lead, followed by key facts (in the form of the Inverted Pyramid), the chronological order of events, and the “kicker” (surprise twist or strong closing quote). Lastly, the Kabob, also known as “the Wall Street Journal formula or the Circle,” is best for stories that have a trend and explains how it affects or involves actual people. It starts with the anecdote (a short interesting quote or fact about a specific person), a nut graf (a paragraph explaining the value of the story), the “meat” or important information, and closing with another anecdote.
In our class and in our labs, these methods are useful because they act as a mnemonic device. Mnemonic devices, such as a picture, are used to help people remember things easier. In this case, the device will help us understand what format to use for a specific story. Currently, we are working on writing our Job Shadow Projects, where we have to shadow a person for at least four hours of their work day and write about it. For this project, I think I will be focusing on the Kabob method because I am focusing on an actual person and will be discussing things that occur throughout their day. Without learning the types of formats in class, I would be very confused on how to work on the project and for that reason, I think it is important to learn about them in class.
by Emily Geving
Just Local Food is preparing for a big relocation and expansion in October of 2018. A co-op with humble beginnings as a farmer’s market stand and milk delivery service, it moved to its current brick and mortar location in 2009. The 2,000 square foot shop on Farwell Street is moving to downtown Water Street with the aim of better serving the community. “We’ve outgrown this space,” says associate Karin Kircher. “We can’t be a full functioning grocery store where we are now.” The new 10,000 square foot space residing on the ground floor of student apartment building Aspenson Mogensen will offer a deli and ready-to-go meals.
Just Local Food, a 2,000 square foot co-op, currently resides on residential Farwell Street with plans to relocate to downtown Water Street in October of 2018. © Emily Geving, 2018
General manager Maria Bamonti is all smiles in anticipation for the October move. © Emily Geving, 2018
The move to UW-Eau Claire apartment complex Aspenson Mogensen hopes to target more foot traffic from students. © Emily Geving, 2018
The larger location will provide wider aisles in an effort to be fully accessible to all customers. © Emily Geving, 201
The expansion will also allow WIC qualifying families to use their benefits. © Emily Geving, 2018
Downtown Water Street has been without a grocery store since 2006 with the closing of Kern’s. © Emily Geving, 2018
The co-op hopes more student business at the new location will allow for lower prices. © Emily Geving, 2018
By Adrianna Packiewicz
The production of “Wizard of Oz” opened on Friday, Feb. 2 and is performed at McDonell High School in Chippewa Falls. The play is talked about at the best local school musical in years. All the faculty members, including the director, Susan Decker, and the band conductor, Sean Hanson, have been working on McDonell musicals for decades. This year many alumni also got involved. Decker reached for help to Frank Rineck and Abigail Wild, both log-time actors. “Wizard of Oz” is a wonderful production engaging not only middle and high school students but also many of their family members and friends. It truly portrays the spirit of community McDonell stands for. The tickets can be found on http://www.mcdonellareacatholicschools.org/.
McDonell Area Catholic School’s production of “Wizard of Oz” opened on Friday, February 2nd. The production attracts a great crowd of proud family members, friends, and alumni. © Adrianna Packiewicz, 2018
The actors spend long hours before the show putting on makeup and costumes. © Adrianna Packiewicz, 2018
Madelaine Wild, class of 2018, performs the role of Dorothy. She is one of many Wild sisters involved in this year’s production. Abigail, McDonell alumni, assists actors with makeup and Grace, a high school student, is a member of stage crew. © Adrianna Packiewicz, 2018
Gordon Shafer, a senior, and his younger brother Kenneth, a 6th grader, are both members of the cast. I Shafer Family love for theater is passed on for many generations. © Adrianna Packiewicz, 2018
Susan Decker, the director, has been coopering with school’s fine art’s department for over 35 years. She always makes an effort to address every actor individually, “There is no small parts, just small actors” she always says. © Adrianna Packiewicz, 2018
John Francis, a senior, finds a different way to get involved in the production. Like many other students he plays in the orchestra conducted by Sean Hanson, McDonell’s band teacher. © Adrianna Packiewicz, 2018
Calvin Rineck, a 6th grader, is one of very few middle school students who performs solo as a munchkin corner. He has been coached by his older brother Frank, a sophomore at UW – Eau Claire ad McDonell graduate. © Adrianna Packiewicz, 2018
While working on “Wizard of Oz” stage crew have an opportunity to use professional equipment for scenes involving flying monkeys and witches. © Adrianna Packiewicz, 2018
Shannon Rice, a senior, had to overcome her fear of heights as she is being brought o stage on a swing. © Adrianna Packiewicz, 2018
Family members friends never forget to express their beaming pride with flowers and gifts for the actors. © Adrianna Packiewicz, 2018
By Kinsey Johnson
Jacob McGuire arrived as a freshman at UW-Eau Claire in 2015 with one goal: Become Eau Claire’s College Dems president.
In December of 2017, McGuire voluntarily stepped away from the position he once longed for, hoping to explore new ways to be involved with the Democratic Party. “For a year and a half, I was lucky enough to serve as president of the organization,” McGuire said, “Recently, I was termed out from that position, but I have remained active within the College Dems. I’m planning on staying involved in the party in any way that I can.”
As his first semester since resigning, McGuire has remained involved with the Democratic Party through Emily Berge’s first campaign for Eau Claire City Council District One. He will be working with her until April third, and plans to help with a state assembly race directly following.
Jacob McGuire was happy to work for Emily Berge, as he agrees with many of her political values. “I became a Democrat because the Republican Party has a history of defunding and deteriorating the public education system,” Said McGuire. “Growing up in a family with three generations of educators, I was up close and personal with the effects of this part of the Republican agenda.” © Kinsey Johnson 2018
Jacob McGuire is a declared double major in political science and communication, hoping to be involved with the next presidential campaign in 2020. © Kinsey Johnson 2018
Jacob McGuire was passionate about Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign in 2016, leading Eau Claire’s College Dems in weekly canvassing that fall. © Kinsey Johnson 2018
The opportunity to work on Emily Berge’s campaign was discovered by Mcguire through an intern for a current member of the city council. “This is Emily’s first campaign, and her and her team were looking for someone with some campaign experience to help them out,” Said McGuire. “We met to discuss her goals and ideas, and I knew right then that I needed to work on her campaign.” © Kinsey Johnson 2018
Jacob Mcguire greeted Emily Berge’s guests at the entrance to Ramone’s with a clipboard asking for signatures and donations for Berge’s first campaign in Eau Claire. © Kinsey Johnson 2018
Emily Berge held a fundraiser for her campaign at Ramone’s Ice Cream Parlor from 6-8 PM on Sunday, February 12th. Kayla and Blayne Midthun, owners of Ramone’s, provided free ice cream for guests of Emily’s campaign. © Kinsey Johnson 2018
Jacob McGuire has been involved in local politics for three years, identifying with the Democratic Party’s values for several years before arriving at UW-Eau Claire. © Kinsey Johnson 2018
By Oliver Armstrong
The Winter Carnival is a yearly event hosted by Michigan Technological University in Houghton, Michigan to celebrate the winter season. It is one of the largest winter celebrations in the country, drawing visitors from across the nation. This year’s theme of mythology and folklore is celebrated in the students’ sculptures throughout campus. The Carnival consists of a sculpture walk, broomball, dog sledding, sleigh rides, a fireworks show, and much more. The event lasted from last Thursday through Sunday.
The winner of the month-long sculpture category depicts Thor standing triumphantly with his hammer raised. © Oliver Armstrong 2018
The area behind Thor displays the details and effort put into the background of the piece. © Oliver Armstrong 2018
A unicorn resting in front of a rainbow won first place in the women’s sculpture division. © Oliver Armstrong 2018
Rapunzel’s hair spills from the top of her tower and cascades all the way to the sidewalk. © Oliver Armstrong 2018
A visitor pets a sculpted hodag, a local Wisconsin legend. © Oliver Armstrong 2018
Hundreds of visitors rush onto the football field in attempt to break the world record for most snowmen created in one hour. © Oliver Armstrong 2018
Sled dogs prepare to carry visitors around the track. © Oliver Armstrong 2018
The Carnival festivities close with a fireworks display above the ski hill. © Oliver Armstrong 2018
By Dylan Genrich
On February 11th, 2018, the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire held a singer and songwriter bash in the “Cabin” room of the Davies building, at which students of UW Eau Claire could share their original music and talent. The winner of the contest would receive a paid performance in the cabin at a later date. Three contestants: Annika Angelo, Patric Tillory and Geoff were the three contestants of the night. The opportunity was open to all who wished to participate, on a walk-in, sign-up basis.
Annika during the first round of the competition. © Dylan Genrich 2018.
Angelo during the last round of the competition. After winning a prior round, she is competing against the other finalist, Tillory. © Dylan Genrich 2018.
Event coordinator Nathan Leach introducing the brave participants who would perform for the night. Guitarists Geoff, Patric Tillory and Pianist Annika Angelo are the performers. © Dylan Genrich 2018.
Leach announcing the winner of the 2018 Singer and Songwriter bash. The two finalists of the night were Angelo and Tillory. © Dylan Genrich 2018.
Winner of the 2018 Singer and Songwriter bash, Patric Tillory, after the event. A first time contestant and first time performer in front of a live audience. © Dylan Genrich 2018.
Geoff performing during the first round of the competition. He is a returning participant of the competition © Dylan Genrich 2018.
Patric Tillory during the first round of the competition. Tillory decided to compete after hearing about the event a day prior. © Dylan Genrich 2018.
Tillory during the second round of the competition. He is playing a newer piece that he wrote. © Dylan Genrich 2018.
Geoff during the second round of the competition. © Dylan Genrich 2018.
The stage being set for the imminent contest. Last minute participants register until eight o’ clock. © Dylan Genrich 2018.
By Grace Clemens
Intervarsity is a Christian fellowship that is organized by college students living a Christ like lifestyle. Large Group meets in Schofield hall for community fellowship on Monday nights at 7 pm. During this time students are able to participate in worship and listen to guest speakers such as Jenna Smith. Currently leaders are taking the students through the book of Mark and discussing how to make campus a mission field.
The Schofield Auditorium is prepped before the students arrive for worship on Monday night.
Emily Pearson greets the new transders and freshmen with a welcoming smile and brochures.
The University of Wisconsin Eau Claire Schofield Auditorium has been hosting Intervaristy, and inter-denominational Christian student lead organization since the mid 1940’s.
Alexander Martin greets the students by giving the latest Intervarsity announcements.
Intervaristy students focus in on lead speaker, Kent Syverson.
Bible study leader and Resident Assistant Josh Burns, raises his hands in worship.
Sophomores Lindsay Drachenberg, Katie Prescott, and Alyssa Monson find the exit after a night of communion.