WRBI recognizes South Ripley Student reporters

first_imgVersailles, In. — South Ripley High School were recently recognized during a school-wide ceremony for their work procuring the school news. Throughout the year Julia Rea, Michaela Diem, John Hauck, David Field, Cameo Hamm and Chance McMeans prepared weekly broadcasts that aired at least three times daily on WRBI.Under the direction of Mrs. Brenda Strimple, the students learn how to write, prepare and present school news in a radio broadcast format. The students are also able to use equipment consistent with some commercial studios.last_img

WRBI ‘Reality Check’ today

first_imgSunman, In. — WRBI’s Reality Check offers a chance for students to manage their ‘money’ while experiencing the ups and downs of grown-up life.Eighth graders have the opportunity to get a taste of adult life by making choices, picking careers, budgeting money, getting an education and dealing with family situations. Educators, students and volunteers say the experience provides a valuable lesson for their future.The is held at the Sunman-Dearborn Middle School and special thanks to the Dearborn County Sheriff’s Department, Indiana State Police, prosecutor Lynn Deddens and The Sunman Dearborn Community School Corporation.last_img

Trojans to battle Princeton in Round of 32

first_imgTigers vs Trojans · The Women of Troy will face Princeton in the second round of the NCAA tournament on Friday. – Brian Ji | Daily TrojanThe women’s soccer team will take on Princeton in the second round of the NCAA Tournament Friday.The Women of Troy  (15-5-1) are coming off of a dramatic win over Cal State Fullerton in the first round of the tourney. USC downed Fullerton on penalty kicks after a 3-3 draw. Midfielder Morgan Andrews scored a hat trick in the game but knows there is still work to be done, especially on the defensive side of the ball.Against Fullerton, the defense allowed three goals, the most it has let in under head coach Keidane McAlpine in his two seasons at USC. However, Andrews feels this first postseason game simply gave USC the chance to clear out some of the cobwebs. In fact, Andrews praised the team’s defensive prowess.“Everyone is a defender first,” Andrews said. “You’re always going to find that one case of the forwards who don’t want to defend — except on this team.”USC’s defense has been outstanding this season, with goalkeeper Sammy Jo Prudhomme conceding well under a goal per game.USC’s central midfielders, like Andrews, backtrack and work incredibly hard on defense. So do the wingers, which is important for a team playing a 4-3-3 formation, as extra defensive support in midfield is essential.The offense carried the team through the first round and proved to be enough to put away a talented Fullerton side. Looking ahead to the Princeton clash, Andrews stressed that the team will need to take advantage of its opportunities by generating quality shots.“It just comes down to finishing opportunities,” she said.Andrews has been integral to the team’s success this season. With five goals in the last two games, the junior has further legitimized her first team all-Pac-12 status. The goal-scoring machine is part of a dynamic midfield corps that also includes Mandy Freeman and Nicole Molen.Freeman’s defensive shape and organization will be important for USC against a Princeton team scoring more than 2.5 goals per game.Friday’s contest will feature two high-powered offenses. USC’s attacking moves against Fullerton were borderline unstoppable, as the Women of Troy generated 33 shots on the afternoon.The USC-Princeton game will be played in Charlottesville, Virginia. The Tigers  (14-3-1) lost three straight in early September but then got their season back on track.Princeton finished first in the Ivy League and was able to carry its momentum from the regular season into the NCAA Tournament. The Tigers took care of business in the first round, defeating Boston College 4-2.USC will be favored, but this is a new era for Princeton soccer. The Tigers were a mediocre 7-6-3 a year ago, but first-year head coach Sean Driscoll has his team on quite a run at the moment.The Tigers’ last NCAA Tournament appearance came in 2012. This is Princeton’s 11th postseason appearance in history. This will be the first time Princeton and USC will have collided on the pitch. In fact, the Women of Troy have only faced one Ivy League team in program history, which came in the form of a 2-0 win over Harvard in 2006.The game is set for Friday at 1 p.m. in Charlottesville, Virginia.last_img read more

Pregnant Jamie Lynn Spears not much of a role model

first_imgJamie Lynn Spears, star of Nickelodeon’s “Zoey 101,” has succeeded in doing the impossible: She has upstaged her train wreck of a big sister, Britney Spears. The 16-year-old actress – widely perceived to be the “good” Spears sister, is at least three months pregnant. She and her mom have blabbed all about it to OK! Magazine. Once the baby is born, the teen will get a whopping $1 million from that magazine for an exclusive photo spread of her and the tot. Honestly, what planet does the Spears family live on? Britney’s endless travails, poor parenting and endless hunger for paparazzi attention is well documented. But her little sister had been a role model to millions of little girls who love her on “Zoey.” Bloggers are also weighing in: Defamer: “She’s continuing the proud family tradition of ill-advised pregnancies established by infant-fumbling, mothering-impaired older sister Britney.” Radar magazine: “The response? A comforting hug from her employer Nickelodeon, the cover of OK! magazine, and a portrayal of the events framed in the soft light of an after-school special.” Her mom Lynne, previously signed to write a book on parenting Britney and Jamie Lynn (the book has been postponed, indefinitely), said to OK!: “I didn’t believe it because Jamie Lynn’s always been so conscientious. She’s never late for her curfew. I was in shock. I mean, this is my 16-year-old baby.” Don’t you mean your $1 million baby? The father is Jamie Lynn’s 19-year-old boyfriend, Casey Aldridge. “It was a shock for both of us, so unexpected,” Jamie Lynn told OK!, “I was in complete and total shock and so was he.” Total shock? Didn’t Mama Spears ever have “the talk” with Jamie Lynn? Of course, this situation has every P.R. crisis expert slobbering to get quoted. I’ve decided to use one from Ronn Torossian, CEO of 5W Public Relations since it was forwarded to me by about 20 different people. “Frankly, I don’t see any `Spears Family Christmas Prime Time Specials’ being sold into syndication anytime soon,” said Torossian, who has repped Sean Combs, Snoop Dogg and Lil’ Kim. “If Michael made LaToya look like the normal Jackson, Britney might be the Spears’ with the better moral judgment … either way brands won’t see either family member as marketable for some time.” For more celebrity news, go to blogs.dailynews.com/hollywoodjoe and blogs.dailynews.com/outinhollywood160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champSadly, I think a lot of parents are going to be having talks with their kids about the difference between a TV character and the person playing her. Nickelodeon has released a statement in support of their very young star: “We respect Jamie Lynn’s decision to take responsibility in this sensitive and personal situation.” Her employer might be sympathetic, but there’s been an immediate groundswell of mostly negative reaction around cyberspace. Some people even see it as a major blow to education efforts to prevent teen pregnancy. “My 11-year-old daughter looks up to girls like Jamie Lynn and Miley Cyrus,” one Massachusetts woman wrote to People.com. “Thank goodness she still has Miley.” “QuicheLorraine” wrote on the A Socialite’s Life blog: “Rewarding a 16-year-old who is foolish enough to get knocked up with a $1 million baby photo contract is disgusting and I hope everyone boycotts OK Magazine.” last_img