Sunday, September 2, 2012

Students getting DNC experience

Student editors from the East Meck Eagle and the Providence Prowl came to the Observer today for the UNC Chapel Hill journalism school's forum on Southern presidential politics.  They got to hear PBS NewsHour reporter Judy Woodruff introduce academic experts who talked about race,  poverty,  immigration and political trends.

Sydney Greene (left) and Anna Talarico
And that's just the beginning for Anna Talarico,  co-editor of the Prowl,  and Sydney Greene, managing editor for the Eagle online.  Both will be involved with an array of events connected with the Democratic National Convention,  including a just-announced appearance by political analyst Juan Williams at East Meck this week.

Sydney said she left with three pages of notes,  and was especially intrigued by talk of the re-emergence of Southern poverty.  Several speakers pegged education as vital to the region's economic future.

Anna,  whose family moved here from Columbus,  Ohio,  when she was in first grade,  loved hearing about  how Southerners differ from the rest of the country.  Both young journalists are especially psyched about seeing President Obama's speech on Thursday night.  And both got a close-up look at the changes the convention is bringing:  When participants left the Observer,  the streets outside were lined with police awaiting the arrival of the protest parade.

Bill Allen, Candace Brandt and Anna
Kudos to Eagle adviser Bill Allen and Prowl adviser Candace Brandt  for getting their students involved,  and to the N.C. Scholastic Media Association,  which operates out of UNC Chapel Hill,  for letting them know about the opportunity.  It's always good to see young people getting engaged in local events,  and this week they get to play their role on the national stage.

27 comments:

Anonymous said...

Great thats what we need more DEMONCRATS IN TOWN. Possibly you can also teach some cab drives not to stop intersections downtown while I have a green light to pick up DNC passengers. Would really hate to claim a few of them ! Simply put your a IDIOT if you flag a cab in a intersecton then enter one. Your not in lala land its a city and we operate with or without you.

Anonymous said...

Who would've thought that our gov't controlled/liberal proponents would encourage students to interact with Leftists that call themselves 'journalists'?

NF Woods said...

Just FYI, three students from Mooresville HS are also going to the DNC on Thursday night with full access press passes provided by Panasonic.

Anonymous said...

The Mooresville kids are far to advanced vs the CMS kids as they have used technology now 100% . See the Bill Gates / Khan education program. It works , but CMS wont look at it unless they had invented it. Bolyn what event does the chanber have you attending for the DNC crack week? Only one delegate passed out so far well done.

Anonymous said...

Your is either you`re or you are...idiot


Anonymous said...


This is just an ignorant statement

Anonymous said...

Wow, these students seem to be more professional than any of the adults who have comments here. Shameful!

Anonymous said...

http://content.usatoday.com/communities/theoval/post/2012/09/obama-aides-avoid-are-you-better-off-question/1

Obama and DNC avoids the BIG question "are you better off"?

Dumbass protester students never blame the real culprit Obama do they? What a mixed up bunch of idiot losers.
Obama destroying an entire generation.

Why not ask "are you worse off"?

Dont reelect some Kenyan born proven "non-messiah" (this dickhead aint even close) dumbass skinnyass low IQ slick talking used car salesman snake oil saleman socialist loser moocher making America more low class 3rd world than it already is full of lice fleas disease bedbugs etc trying to legalize 50 million mexicans.

This pretend messiah is a fake.

Clint Eastwood (like Elaine Benes)knows as does the rest of Hollywood.

FAKE FAKE FAKE !!!!!


Vote Romney 2012

Anonymous said...

The "DNC Experience"? Is that a joke?

The welfare food stamps bum moocher experience?

Obviously they want these students to fail and they will after they run up a big college bill they wont pay either.

Its always somebody else who pays all the bill isnt it? Who does 50%of America pay no taxes? Moochers, beggers, bums, vagrants, 3rd world vagabonds and criminals.

Maybe the 50% who pay taxes should stop paying taxes to support these moocher bums?

How about it taxpayers? You owe these happy dont worry DNC non-taxpaying mooching welfare bums nothing.


BOYCOTT THE IRS !!!

REFUSE TO PAY ALL TAXES UNTIL THE bottom feeder 50% bums pay.

YOU ARE NOT YOUR BROTHER OR SISTERS KEEPER AND NEVER WERE !!!

ITS EVERYONE FOR THEMSELVES.

ERADICATE SOCIALISM !!!

Anonymous said...

No doubt Romney in 2012 should not be a issue. And further more locally Foxx has got to go for bringing another money pit to town. When its said and done this DNC parade is going to end up costing us millions. Why has the lackof fund raising for the evnt gone quite in the last month? They never raised what they needed. City is going to lose millions in tax dollars from its base and small business is already closed. Terrible , Terrible job by FOxxy and Center City IDIOTS ! again

Anonymous said...

Agreed

Anonymous said...

I love how you pointed out his nationality.... someone just doesn't like black people, what a shame because they are one of the most intelligent races out there. Its seems as if you're the dumbass imbiscile.

Anonymous said...

Why all the name calling? Just blowing off steam? If you had a real arugmentative opinion, you wouldn't appear so ignorant. Go research some real statistics. Then post them here so you won't look like an '' idiot''

Anonymous said...

It seems as if you all are hating on them, why can't you just be happy for the youth? Is it just because they're doing better? What a shame.

Anonymous said...

Agreed, just because they use more technology, doesn't mean that CMS is less intelligent.

Anonymous said...

Mayor Little Anthony Foxx is sure playing up to the national tv exposure and acts so happy and smiling then the tv camerias are on He rarely even cracks a smile otherwise. Dont worry its only temporary...


Poor Little Anthony and his Imperial friends in the WH gonna cry on their pillow have pain in their heart and hurt so bad on the outside looking in real soon ...
hehehe...
Dedicated to future pain and hurt ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLkd7sD9dzo





Anonymous said...

Good for these young ladies and their teachers.

Ann, please remove these offensive comments and turn off the comments.

None of this has anything to do with the educational opportunity these young ladies are participating in.

Anonymous said...

Black people intelligent,that's rich!

Anonymous said...

3 29 ANON - that right you want the Demoncrat Observer to sensor the web posts? Nice advice you knucklehead. Maybe you go to the Demoncratic Convention and learn some legal items. Freedom of speech folkzzzzzzzzzzz.

Anonymous said...

No 8:50 p.m., I'm objecting to the profanity of the posts.

Express your opinion but do it without vulgarity.

Only a weak uneducated mind uses foul language to insult someone with a different opinion.

Anonymous said...

Charlotte needs to return to its great prosperous RNC conservative past when unemployment was 3%, debt was small and when there were 100,000 banking jobs to go around for everyone who qualifed.

50% of these bums today under Obama and Foxx pay zero taxes, on welfare or food stamps or mooching off somebody, mainly the 50% taxpayers.

The evil DNC and evil liberalist socialism is a terrible example for youth to follow unless they want to be bums the rest of their lives who wont work and looking for a handout. This is not 3rd world Asia Africa Mexico or South America as the liberal DNC wants it to be.

VOTE ROMNEY 2012 "the good guys"



Anonymous said...

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0812/80519.html

Ann Romney says Obama is not a mature grown-up yet.

Good call Ann. Hes a free spending swindler 2 bit con artist who never worked a day in his life other than his stupid mouth.

How do you know Obama is lying? His lips are moving.

Anonymous said...

Correct and his little "boy" Anthony follows in his steps. Charlotte did not raise the funds to even host this little DNC party. Notice when fundraising was way off a few weeks ago it went quite? I just wonder if the real numbers come out before he take his post in DC/Detroit/Chicago or afterwards? This is one big party about promoting Anthony Foxx make no mistake. The millions its going to cost us "locals" once the party leaves is going to be costly. Oh they will say look at all the business it created. Paying police overtime is not a business. Closing businesses is business. Closing off downtown to its 50,000 workers and bringing in maybe 25,000 is not a gain its a loss. Poor Charlotte it just cant stop trying to be like Atlanta with envy.

Anonymous said...

Bottom Line :

How much is this shindig going to cost the citizens of Charlotte?

The world may never know

Anonymous said...

Correct the tax paying citizen of this city will never know the cost. Foxxy will be gone by then. I am sure they will have a number before they raise your taxes again. Or possibly it will be a Hall Of Fame number blended with a transit expected ridership number. Just real FUZZY math that will never add up !

Anonymous said...

Charlotte and CMS = the only place 2 + 2 = give me 1 more on the taxpayers dime!

Anonymous said...

Brainwashing students on the Liberal Platform is not what our founding fathers had in mind.