Monday, April 20, 2009

My Non-Linear Story

So obviously my home page for my beat would be about Towson's Fraternity and Sorority Life. I think in the "trunk" of my home page I would just summarize what Fraternity and Sorority Life is like at Towson. For example, I would list all of the different chapters at Towson and maybe an upcoming Greek event or maybe a recent past one.

In all of my "branches" I would have a different link for each chapter. In the new page for all of the chapters I would describe each chapter including membership and their philanthropies. I would also have a FAQ branch.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Worthy of Two Minutes??

For my slide show I decided to interview Mark Savage. Savage is a junior at Towson University and is in the fraternity Zeta Beta Tau. Being involved with Fraternity and Sorority Life may be very overwhelming to many students but Savage still finds time to do what he loves best - talking. I don't mean talking like talking to his friends or random people but talking on his radio show.

Every Tuesday at 1pm Savage hosts his radio show aka "The Savage Show" which airs on iTunes and maybe somewhere else (that's something for me to find out!) I'm going to be there with him this Tuesday while he records his show to get great photo ops, interviews and natural sounds. I think it's pretty cool that he has his own radio show and I think this is definitely worth my two minutes.

Students Rock Out for a Cure

Tau Kappa Epsilon, a fraternity at TU, recently hosted their first Rock for the Cure concert in PAWS where they raised more than $500 for their newly chosen philanthropy, St. Jude's Research.

During the event the fraternity also held a date auction where the brothers were auctioned off to students in the crowd. The brothers ranged from $5 to $45! The brothers were also auctioned off with gift certificates.

C.T. Sartory was quoted: “There is nothing worse than seeing a young child stricken with an illness that’s incurable, so we are going to do anything we can to raise as much money and as much awareness for that as possible. You can bet that this won’t be the last event that TKE does here.”

I agree with everything that the reporter stated. She gave important facts including how much money was raised, what went on at the event and what their new philanthropy is. However, I think it would add more to the article to get a quote from someone who attended the event. Maybe to see why they attended the event and what the thought of it. I also think it would have helped the article if the reporter explained exactly what St. Jude's Research is. There was a quote from a member of TKE about it but it didn't go into enough detail I felt.