Tooth and Nail

When people think about the dentist as an adult, dread usually seeps into the pit of their stomachs. The first though that comes to mind is “How much is this going to cost?” However, it is not expected that unnecessary procedures will be performed at the cost of the patient.

The video on Newsy I chose is titled “Open Wide: Dentists Pressured To Drill Healthy Teeth, Ex-employees Say,” and the title says it all. Doctors of a well-known dentist chain, Dental Express, have been robbing customers. Not only have they been taking their hard-earned money unnecessarily, they have been putting them through unforgivable amounts of pain.

Imagine going into the dentist for a cleaning and being told you need a tooth removed. Only to find out later down the line that you did not need a tooth removed. The Dental chain should completely be held responsible for the physical and financial harm done to the families involved.

Blog 9 Review

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Upon first viewing I noticed the background colors of blue and white. The colors compliment each other and are very eye catching. The slogan also caught my eye. What I do not like about the website is how unorganized it is. I believe a story from the year of 2018 should not be on the same row as a story from the year 2020.

I noticed that they had a few video articles on a new series they launched titled “Virology”. I did not watch the video because I am trying to avoid Covid-19 articles and videos because of my anxiety. I decided to read an article titled “Newsy, Bellingcat win Scripps Howard Award for innovation” from March 3rd. Mostly all of the recent entries were Covid-19 related. The article I read was mainly about Newsy winning the Award previously mentioned for their journalism and recent video series about white supremacists in the U.S. military.

Zoo day

I am thinking about doing my photojournalism story on a day spent a Lowry Park Zoo in Tampa, Florida. I would like to give information on the activities at the zoo that could be found interesting for adults and kids alike. The zoo has lots of animals, so I will be able to capture many pictures of the animals within their faux animal kingdom. I will comment on the old and new where the zoo is concerned but mainly the new things that have been recently added.

I will take pictures of the staff and patrons (with their permission) in their element, to attempt to capture the fun or disappointment on their faces. People faces usually paints a detailed description of what kind of day they are having. I have been to Lowry Park Zoo, but not since 2017; therefore I am mostly anxious to have an adventure with my family!


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I am interested in doing a Case Study story on Racism and the psychological effects it has on people of every race. I recently watched a television show that shed light on the physical effects of racism when it is not treated properly. A child was hospitalized for having multiple tumors in his abdomen due to overwhelming stress. The stress was caused by the child not knowing how to handle being mistreated due to his Hispanic heritage.

A lot of people associate racism with Black or White, but there are some grey areas. I am intrigued because I have personally experienced unwarranted discrimination, racism, and prejudice. I would like for people to know that racism does exist and they have a right to speak out against it. There is a mental health diagnosis for bigotry, it is grouped with the delusional category, but not for individuals on the other end. For the individuals who are affected it causes Stress and Anxiety which can lead to serious health problems.

Impossibly possible

Meatless Meat? It’s true, there is a new “meat” trend with no meat! Can you imagine ordering the juiciest, tastiest, and flavor-filled burger you’ve ever experienced in your lifetime, and later being informed it was not beef? That is what happened to Demario Green, a veteran student at Hillsborough Community College (HCC).

My story is about Impossible Meat and I am writing it now to provide readers with information on a vegan alternative for “meat. This story is for HCC students who are vegan, vegetarian, or on a meatless diet.

My main human source will be Green who happens to fit the “meatless diet” category. He will be answering questions regarding taste, texture, and prices. I still need to conduct a full uninterrupted interview with Green to complete my story. I will be obtaining information on the Impossible Meat from various websites as well as my live source.

Blog 4: Interview Research

For the interview, I selected my husband Demario Green. I chose him because he is a United States Marine Corps veteran that served his country for 7 years. His story to me is so compelling because I see what he has accomplished first hand. Not only do I see what he has accomplished but all of the adversity he has faced since leaving the military. He is a full-time student and father to two children, which is more than fantastic. The only challenges I had to face was finding the time to conduct the interview. Between his classes and my own, I barely had time to ask the necessary questions I needed answered. However, I told him a day to mark in his calendar as an appointment so I could get the interview completed. I already had the questions written out I just needed him to answer them so they could be typed.

Veteran Student

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Anxiety, depression, hyper-vigilance, frustrated, easily agitated, and lonely. These are normal adjectives that describe Demario Green who is a Hillsborough Community College (HCC) student. Green is just like your average college student except he is also a veteran. All things that a United States Veteran should never have to face alone, Green still finds himself fighting the good fight alone. Green faces mental health issues, financial issues, and mistreatment.

May you give a little background on your career choice?

What caused you to leave the military after sacrificing so much of your time?

How long did you serve in the Armed Forces?

Where were you stationed?

What made you return to school?

What were the hardest parts throughout your educational journey?

Has school ever triggered your PTSD?

How do you manage your personal life with your school life?

Does HCC offer you counseling or therapy?

How do you feel as a veteran student?

An Interview With a Stranger

Hello all! If I could interview anyone, I would interview Tupac Shakur. I listen to Tupac’s song “Changes” every morning, and every morning I can relate it to something current happening within our country. During the interview I would ask Mr. Shakur a series of questions starting with what was his inspiration for that song. I would ask how he feels about the legalization of marijuana, yet the people arrested before it was legal are not being released. I would ask how he feels about the police brutality propaganda in the news recently. Within the lyrics of his song he speaks on all of these things and that song was written in 1992. That is a year before I was born. The final question I would ask Mr. Shakur would be,“ Do you believe America is getting better with discrimination or is everything the same as it was back when the song was written?” At the end of the song Tupac says, “Some things will never change”. I believe that because my mom always says, “There’s nothing new under the sun,” meaning history will always repeat itself.

My Introduction

I Am Me

Welcome to my Blog DNS! My name is Sallie Green and my favorite color is green, just kidding! I like to
laugh and make people laugh but my content is as real as it gets. I am a full-time college student
majoring in English focused on Creative Writing and Mass Communications. Yes, I am that overachiever
college student everyone talks about. You know, the one that reminds the professor of the homework
nobody else in the class completed. Too soon? Ok. I love to read, but here’s the shocker, I never saw
myself as a writer. I am good at writing, I even won national awards throughout grade school, but it was
not my first career choice. I have an Associates Degree in Criminal Justice because I wanted to be a
Juvenile Defense Attorney. Needless to say, I met my husband and he asked me “What would your
dream job be if you could do anything for whatever amount of money you want?” I said I would write
fantasy novels, so VOILA, I am pursuing my dream career. On my blog you can expect to read current,
local, and truthful content. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the written journey!

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