An introductory letter that includes an honest reflection on your growth as a writer, your experience of different news assignments, challenges and rewards of your work for the course, and hopes for the future as a news consumer, writer, and/or maker. Highlight specific examples from the portfolio. 400-600 words.The class was about the news writer and i wrote these three papers on the attachemnt you can use for the example
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April 29, 2019
The Cultural diversity and cooking.
What comes in mind when you hear cooking is food, which type of food, was it
tasting sweet with sweet smell? Who cooked it and desire to hate or love that food
People from different societies. Many communities prefer women cooking others
don’t care much who cooks but in 21st-century men are becoming much better chefs
compared to women and most also love to be in the kitchen. Previously women in
many cultural diversities were tagged or tasked with kitchen chores including cooking
where they if they tried to do another thing apart from kitchen chores men reckoned at
them and jokingly and arrogantly told them off from other events.
The concept of men cooking is taken as a mystery in some societies.
Cooking has become basic and survival to everyone, thus men who go to towns,
cities, school workplaces where they don’t accompany themselves with women they
have to learn to cook because buying food from restaurants tends to be expensive.
Food may create affection towards each other in a family or people who share the
same meal regularly from the same cook, creating a strong bond. Some people cook
food because it is a necessity, others cook food because of love and passion for
cooking while others will like a cooked meal from another person.
Those who prepare food for love sometimes is hard to really understand how
cooking food to someone means to them. The question is can men really be great
The research was done on this topic in Harrisonburg city on three students in
college who were interviewed, this student came from backgrounds with different
perception on men cooking thus they are the perfect example.
Three of them (students) stay in the same college but they do different courses.
They were friends thus they stay in the same house leading them to have duties in
doing their chores, one is cooking. The interview focuses on their chores and
especially cooking and how they perceive it. Insights provided in this research are
based on interview questions they were asked.
The first person is Hamad and he is from Dubai.
The second person is Ram and he is from India.
The third person is Ali and he is from Saudi Arabia.
Hamad is from Dubai and his passion and hobby are cooking.
“I love cooking and I see cooking as a way of mediation that why in my free time
you will see me in kitchen trying new recipes or my favorite ones” Hamad says with
that look of ‘you should see me in kitchen’ he says he offers to cook for his friend and
he values cooking for someone as a way of thanking them. ‘In my culture, we
embrace men cooking, there are cooking competitions for men and all genders in our
society and we love so much in participating in it especially me’ Hamad says. He
takes cookery related course in college thus it can show his much love for cooking.
According to Hamad, his cooking got to a notch higher when he graduated from
college, cooking has become his way of life and many people love his food.
“Cooking is a hobby and an interest I developed while I was young, I would
accompany my parents while cooking I had so much desire of cooking which later
lead to my occupation where my recipes and food are loved and appraised by many
people who enjoy eating my food,”
On other hand Ram despises cooking, ‘If someone sees me cooing especially my
age mates from home, they would laugh at me and say am not man enough because
only when are supposed to cook from our society’ he says men from his locality in
India don’t cook.
He adds ‘it’s uncalled for a man to cook and worst for him to serve, if he does
this what women and girls will do.’ Most of the time Ram eats in restaurants and
cooks when he does not have money to buy food or his roommates reminds it’s his
turn and duty to cook. As for Ram, he says that as he grew up he came to note that
food is not meant for survival but for occasions, ‘there is ready-made food mostly in
many areas and is not a must one to cook because you can survive without cooking
because cooking is for women.’
This article gives us insight that we should be resourceful while cooking.
There is a story of a girl who grows alongside her mother until she gets married,
she admires her mother’s cookery skills but she is unable to perfect them, only to
know later that the basis of her mother’s cookery is salt.
This shows us that we should be intuitive and be able to understand new
challenges with new resolutions, we don’t have to do what others are doing, we can
create our own recipe for our own food.
April 29, 2019
When you hear about United States of America all that comes in our mind is a
super powerful country, the great country where everyone wishes to visit. It’s a
country with many laws and at the same time a free country where many laws have
been written, ratified, changed and removed especially laws on democracy and guns
In this article, I will specifically discuss guns regulation in the most powerful country
in the world.
As many of the founding laws of the country which were written by founding
fathers still exist and one which is mostly discussed is law pertaining to guns.
In 1789, there was the introduction of gun law in the second amendment known as the
right to bear arms and it was ratified in 15th December 1791. The amendment was
mainly to protect public against oppressive government officers and government, the
militia is the group which was formed to bear arms for their own protection, this laws
later has come to create divisive discussion due to change of time and different
reasons for owning guns.
The law is being interpreted differently by different people from different
perspectives, these are
From originalist, textualist, liberalism, and conservatives point of view or perception.
Originalists are people who interpret law word by word without changing
anything. They interpret the law which was initially written based on exact reasons
the individuals who wrote the law, how they perceived things and what did they think
about the next generation. Originalist argues on the logic that law gun document was
relevant to people of that time but due to change laws need to change.
Textualist is people who interpret the texts written in the second amendment and also
other documents and letters related to the laws of that time. They look into these texts
and try to understand the main reason they were written and for what purpose.
Liberals are people who look at the law in its literal meaning, they believe that
the document was written for a well-organized militia to protect its citizens and loved
ones from the federal government which they wanted to be accountable for their deed.
They believe there is no reason to arm citizens with military weapons because the
time seems different from those days and situations are different but laws on
regulating gun holders has become so hard.
Conservatives are people who believe in holding traditions of founding laws of
the country which they believe are vital. They believe individuals holding guns or
militia for protection against the government but still be regulated due to increasing
rates of death regarding guns. They believe the law should remain as it is and stop
regulating so much militia because it may lead to acquiring of the more illegal gun
because many people will need them for protection.
A brief history on owning of the gun.
The amendment says that ‘a well-regulated militia, being necessary to the
security of a free state, the right of people to keep and bear arms shall not be
infringed.’ which was ratified in December 1791, it was set when Americans where
fighting for independence from Great Britain and anticipated revolution thus t would
enable militia to protect its people and communities in times of war. This is because
many people believed that higher government, used its much power to oppress people
and also soldiers. The lack of trust between people led to the formation of militia and
ratification of the law on the gun holder. James Madison specifically proposed the
second amendment shortly after the Constitution was ratified to give more power to
militia which later participated in gaining independence for the country from English
people. The former government later tried to disarm militia which led to the second
amendment and it is the most argued because everyone can be accepted in the militia
but there were wrangles on which age should join and what type of people.
Different data have been collected to show different effects of gun holders in
United States. The second amendment has led to the immediate issue because of the
damage it has caused due to qualified and unqualified gun holders. Between the year
2012 and 2016, there has been a high increase in death rates surrounding guns. This
has to lead to more look and want to regulate gun holding in the society where
according to statistics from TRACE more than 33000 people died in every year of
between 2012 to 2016
In classified gun incidents there have been more than 50000 between 2014 to
2017 which has been logged into the system where majority cases of those people
killed or injured are teens who use their guardians or parents guns and attack others
Where there were higher rates of shooting is on unintentional shootings which
according to statistics have been high too followed by defensive uses, murder of
children or injury, murder-suicides, and mass shooting going down respectively.
In international cases of gun-related cases on the percentage of homicide in
countries; the USA had the highest rate of 64% as of 2016 followed by Canada with
30.5% as of 2015 than Australia with 13% as of 2013/2014 and England and Wales
with 4.5% as of 2015/2016. This was a homicide index collected internationally from
FBI source. Americans have most citizens in the world owning guns as of statistics of
Guns today in America.
amendments have reached great heights of discussion due to the misuse of guns by
civilians. Death toll tends to increase every year in this country especially mass
shootings which have led the country to start reconsidering their laws regarding
ownership of guns. The last two years the rates of death has increased leading to
government to start to consider this privilege which is turning to be a catastrophe to
people. This discussion and topic lead me to interview political professor Deanne
Chenoweth. ‘In my opinion, the issue on the second amendment is not whether it
should be banned or not but it should be about how they should be regulated.’ she had
textualists point of view when she tried to explain what they meant about the
document. She goes on to elaborate, ‘back then militia was armed for protection of
their people from the government which later give people of America independence
thus showing the great importance of arming individuals of militia for individual
protection and it’s a great history for our country which cannot be just terminated.’
she said so with a feeling of being proud of her country.she however, said it’s
important to note that times have changed and civilians should not own high-grade
guns and if those they own should be regulated and be known the proximity they can
My opinion in my opinion on the second amendment, the government seems to be
divided on the matter about gun law though it is great history for Americans to own
guns, they should know who owns a gun and what type of gun. This is because the
earlier purpose of guns was to kill terminate and destroy anything in the protection of
the other. Gun being a dangerous weapon it should be regulated with regard to current
time for maintenance of American history and security of people at large. I will
consider modeling the law to fit current and future time of ownership of guns because
of its more realistic approach for lawmakers in the position of doing so to affect
change in our great nation.
Interviewee: Emmanuel Kampanga
April 29, 2019
When you think about liberal arts especially in specificity in biology, pre-law
and political sciences then I bring to you a graduate of EMU by the name Emmanuel
Kampanga, who specialized in this course. He participated in emu co-curriculum
activities especially in a men soccer team for four years where he was their goalkeeper
and later team leader in his final year.
I interviewed Emmanuel on what it takes to achieve greatness in a team. He smiled
and said he would give me three methods in achieving great results in teamwork and
He said, “First my dear friend you need commitment, I repeat commitment, second is
training and execution which I will refer as one than last and not least sacrifice.”
Then he continued to explain them;
This, according to him is the most important thing in a team and oneself. To him
being committed means coming to the realization that you are not only representing
yourself but also the whole team. You ask yourself what you bring in the table. How
committed are you in being great in the greatness of team and getting desired results?
And also he explained part of being committed is making the team first priority for you.
In EMU they had created a ‘WE BEFORE ME’ slogan which took him almost three
years to come to understand this slogan well. One of his teammates who commented
on this said that it was always hard for them to convince Emmanuel but at least they
could see the great change he had brought to himself and the team
Training and execution.
Training and execution being the second, EMU men’s soccer had mandatory
training time for all members where they trained every day except on Sunday and game
days though members had to create their own time and train alone to create more
flexibility and better themselves. This later showed team members the effort each other
was doing when they execute what they were training and brought the feeling of each
member wanting to be valued and adding greatness in their team by adding the gained
ability to teams achievement leading to teammates being happy of each other. The best
moment is not always winning but knowing each team member gave their best and can
be proud of themselves.
Being the third and also one of the vital requirements of great results, it has to come
to knowledge to each teammate that there is always a sacrifice to be done. This means
one has to sacrifice some things like socializing, clubbing for those who love it and
other activities to give your best to your team. Sacrifice is temporarily suspending all
your activities to one vital thing for them.
“Sacrifice for some things is hard to decide but when you imagine the results you
will get when you have to pay that price,” Emmanuel told me has he smiled with
confidence and that feeling that shows it the only way to get the best results.
In conclusion, Emmanuel said that these methods have tremendously made him
improve in person and to his team and he would highly recommend to any teammembers and as in personal level on improving oneself.
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