Last day at CBS47 News

“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson

Hello all!

So guess what? I’ve finished my internship at the lovely CBS47 news! I had so much fun and being able to intern at a real news station was an experience I will never forget. I had fun, made some friends, and found out that I can still be myself, and not pretend to be someone else. I was able to see journalism at it’s finest.

I hung out with the advertising department and learned the importance of selling. I chilled with the secretary and caught up on the latest soap opera gossip. I chilled with the graphics department and learned everything that goes into making that perfect commercial, and cool webpage layout. I watched the ladies in traffic control handle everything.

As ¬†a publicist it was nice to see that my skill set allowed me to be able to help every department. I could even see myself working at a news station in the public relations/advertising department in the future if I wanted. Overall it was a fun, exciting, and informative experience I will always remember. Now I’m off to find a job that pays for my expertise.




Where Do I Begin

I am never going to have anything more to do with politics or politicians. When this war is over I shall confine myself entirely to writing and painting.”¬†–Winston Churchill¬†

I was on the bus yesterday evening leaving my internship when I saw a sight that would make any person cry. There was a little boy who was all of six years old clutching what looked like to be his grandmother. The boy looked not only tired, and dirty. (both of them both looked like they needed a shower) The boy kept saying how hungry he was. The grandmother looked as if she would cry and was trying to calm him down. She kept telling him to try close his eyes. he looked up and said, “And when we get there will I get to eat something?” At this point the woman looked as if she would break down when she told him, “I don’t know.”

At the news station yesterday all anyone could talk about on the different outlets was how the house republicans were not passing the ObamaCare bill and how the president himself wouldn’t compromise because he’s already negotiated enough on everything else. If both parties fail to agree on something soon, the U.S. is looking at a government shutdown.

This makes me sick.

We have so many issues in our own country that we need to fix. Apart from health care, there is child hood obesity, making sure ¬†families are not thrown out of their own homes, Keeping up literacy, and mathematic rates in all schools (especially with minority children) Allowing young adults to afford college; I could go on but do you see the point i’m trying to make? We have serious issues in our own country and we need to come together as a nation and try fixing these dilemmas. Whether you’re a democrat, republican, libertarian, independent; These are problems affecting us all and we need to stand united. Call me optimistic but I think that working together for the common good would be a nice change instead of refusing to work with one group of people because of their political standing. I asked my dad what he thought of all the craziness going on in Washington and do you know what he said? “Nikki, I stopped listening to and agreeing with politics a long time ago. We have so many issues ¬†and all politicians do is talk about the problems. They never try to solve it.” Some may not agree with what my dad says, but I’m going to have to take his stance on this one.¬†