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Welcome To Palm Bay

By Cyrena Sky

PALM BAY, Fla – Palm Bay is a place many citizens love, made friends and hold many traditions to heart.

“the coolest thing that palm bay does, is Centerpointe church in palm bay Florida host a backpack event every single year where they give away back packs, school supplies to children who have a need. go palm bay for doing whats right for the children,” Vicky Finsted said, a principle of an elementary school.

These citizens of Palm Bay have shown that palm bay is definitely a southern town. They enjoy doing things like, four-wheeling, hunting, shooting, fishing and mudding.

Another Palm Bay tradition that the individuals I interviewed shared was lighting up their street with Christmas lights. Every year for the past 3 years they have put together a light show that beat matches to music. While driving by, you can tune-in to 88.3 fm.

​The citizens of Palm Bay love their town and the traditions that come along with it. Although they feel this way some like, Kyle Owen are young and have dreams they want to pursue outside of Palm Bay .

“I love Palm Bay. I’m here for the ride til I find something new,” Kyle Owen said.

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{ WELCOME TO PALM BAY }
{EDITORS NOTE~B-ROLL}
{TAKE SOT}
{EDITOR NOTE: Vicky Finsted speaks about Palm Bay}< 00:00.”I’VE LIVED IN PALM BAY ALL OF MY LIFE. BREVARD COUNTY AT LEAST. BORN AND RAISED HERE.”>TRT: 00: 00
{EDITOR NOTE: John O’Brien speaks about Palm Bay}< 00:00.”I’M FROM WEST VIRGINIA. MOVED HERE IN 1988.”>TRT: 00: 00
{EDITOR NOTE: Alyssa Finsted speaks about Palm Bay}< 00:00.”I’VE BEEN BORN AND RAISED HERE IN PALM BAY.”>TRT: 00: 00
{EDITOR NOTE: Kyle Owen speaks about Palm Bay}< 00:00.”I’M ORIGINALLY FROM STEVENSVILLE, MARYLAND. I MOVED HERE BACK IN 2010.”>TRT: 00: 00
{EDITOR NOTE: Chris Chapman speaks about Palm Bay}< 00:00.”I’VE LIVED HERE ALMOST MY ENTIRE LIFE.”>TRT: 00: 00
{EDITOR NOTE:  Alisha Batton speaks about Palm Bay}< 00:00.”PALM BAY HAS BEEN MY HOME SINCE I WAS 1 1/2 YEARS OLD.”>TRT: 00: 00
{EDITOR NOTE:  Vicky Finsted speaks about Palm Bay}< 00:00.”SO THIS IS ALL THAT I KNOW, IS THIS BEAUTIFUL SUNSHINE STATE.”>TRT: 00: 00
{EDITOR NOTE: Alisha Batton speaks about Palm Bay}< 00:00.”BEST THING ABOUT PALM BAY IS SPENDING TIME WITH MY FAMILY AND FRIENDS. MY BEST FRIEND ACTUALLY LIVES NEXT DOOR TO ME.”>TRT: 00: 00
{EDITOR NOTE: Kyle Owen speaks about Palm Bay}< 00:00.”MY FAVORITE THING TO DO, WELL MY TWO FAVORITE THINGS TO DO HERE IN PALM BAY IS TO HANG OUT WITH MY DOG AND GO ON MANY ADVENTURES AND IF NOT THAT IM OUT AT THE COMPOUND HANGING OUT WITH BUDDIES.”>TRT: 00: 00
{EDITOR NOTE:  Chris Chapman speaks about Palm Bay}< 00:00.”GO FOUR-WHEELING, HUNTING, SHOOT YOUR GUNS, WHATEVER YOU GOT GOING ON.”>TRT: 00: 00
{EDITOR NOTE: John O’Brien speaks about Palm Bay}< 00:00.”I LIKE GOING FIHING IN MY SPARE TIME. OFFSHORE FISHING IS MY FAVORITE.”>TRT: 00: 00
{EDITOR NOTE: Chris Chapman speaks about Palm Bay}< 00:00.”THE HIGH SCHOOLS ARE AMAZING. ITS A HOMETOWN FEEL, SO ANYTIME YOU GO ANYWHERE, PEOPLE ARE JUST NICE.”>TRT: 00: 00
{EDITOR NOTE: Kyle Owen speaks about Palm Bay}< 00:00.”BUT I LOVE PALM BAY. IM HERE FOR THE RIDE TIL I FIND SOMETHING NEW.”>TRT: 00: 00
{EDITOR NOTE: Vicky Finsted speaks about Palm Bay}< 00:00.”IM A PRINCIPLE AT AN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL AND PROBABLY THE COOLEST THING THAT PALM BAY DOES, IS CENTERPOINTE CHURCH IN PALM BAY FLORIDA HOST A BACKPACK EVENT EVERY SINGLE YEAR WHERE THEY GIVE AWAY BACK PACKS, SCHOOL SUPPLIES TO CHILDREN WHO HAVE A NEED. GO PALM BAY FOR DOING WHATS RIGHT FOR THE CHILDREN.”>TRT: 00: 00

 

Sorority Disney Retreat

By Cyrena Sky

Sorority Sigma Delta Tau takes their new members on a Disney Retreat.

This trip is for the girls to get to know one another, have fun, learn about each other’s past and become closer sisters. The girls stay at a hotel and play fun ice breakers for the night. The next morning comes around and the girls head on over to Disney.

“This Disney Retreat has been really cool and even overnight I have made so many bonds and I am really excited to go to Disney and make more friends” Bailey says.

This is a tradition that Sigma Delta Tau does every year for its new members. The retreat is so successful in connecting the girls in ways they didn’t think they would connect in.

“having been a part of this for a semester, has really helped me feel more involved at USF and a part of something bigger than myself,” Madison says.

At Disney the girls got to go on rides, eat candy and share personal stories with one another. Disney really does use its magic on these sisters.

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{ SORORITY DISNEY RETREAT }
{1SHOT}
{CYRENA}
SORORITY, SIGMA DELTA TAU TAKES THEIR NEW MEMBERS ON A RETREAT THEY WILL NEVER FORGET.
{TAKE VO}
NEW MEMBERS OF SIGMA DELTA TAU WENT ON A DISNEY RETREAT. THIS RETREAT IS A TRADITION THE SORORITY DOES EVERY YEAR.THE POINT OF THE TRIP IS FOR THE GIRLS TO BOND AND BECOME CLOSER SISTERS.THEY GOT TO GO ON RIDES, EAT A TON OF CANDY AND SHARE STORIES WITH ONE ANOTHER.
{TAKE SOT}
{EDITOR NOTE: Savannah speaks on sorority stereotypes}
< 00:50. Savannah Caron, Sigma Delta Tau New Member “So, I think it just kinda like breaks the stereo types of sororities just being all about partying and drinking and meeting guys. It’s really about, you know, forming that sisterhood bond and having a connection that last a lifetime.”>
TRT: 00:12
{CONT VO}
{CYRENA}
THE HAPPIEST PLACE ON EARTH MUST REALLY USE ITS MAGIC ON THESE GIRLS

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Communication with Parents About College

By Cyrena Sky

TAMPA, Fla. – Parent are able to be involved with their children while at college, feel like their child will be comfortable and even gain knowledge about USF resources.

USF offers students and their family’s fun and informative sessions all year long. The sessions are held in the MSC throughout the semester. The most known meeting parents know about are held in the Ballroom during orientation. You can even visit the New Students Connections office to get connected to different activities on campus or get the same information online. If you are looking for more than just events for new students, you can go to USF’s Website and find the Admissions Office, campus wide opportunities, semester schedules and much more.

Although there are many opportunities for students to engage on their own, there are just as many for the parents to become involved in as well. Student Connections offers University of South Florida students and families a weekend full of fun and information. The family weekend includes kayaking, rope courses, school tours, art show tours, sorority and fraternity life open houses and so much more. These activities are very informative to the parents. (How is it informative?)

“When we went to parents’ weekend, I got to go kayaking and go to the USF game with her. That was a lot of fun. That was actually our first time kayaking together and we saw an alligator, which I didn’t want to go anywhere near. But we stayed in the kayak and we made it through. We had a great time together thanks to student connections.” Karen O’Brien said.

USF brings comfort to many parents knowing that there are many safety resources.

“I feel safe with my daughter going to USF. That was a huge concern for me when she left for college. The security they have at USF is great.” Karen O’Brien stated.

University of South Florida has a safe team, safe spots and much more. If your child is ever in need of help, there are tons of blue light safe spots for them to find and press the emergency button. There is a police department on campus dedicated to USF and the safety of the student here. If a student or you have any more question on the different ways USF bring safety to campus you can visit this website.

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{ USF COMMUNICATION WITH PARENTS ABOUT COLLEGE }
{1SHOT}
{CYRENA}
HEY GUYS, MY NAME IS CYRENA. I AM HERE TO LET YOU PARENTS AND FAMILY MEMBERS KNOW THAT GETTING CONNECTED WITH US ISN’T ALL THAT DIFFICULT.
{TAKE VO}
USF OFFERS SO MANY DIFFERENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOU PARENTS AND STUDENTS TO COME TOGETHER AS ONE AND PARTICIPATE IN MANY DIFFERENT ACTIVITIES ON CAMPUS AND OFF CAMPUS. SOME OF THESE ACTIVITIES MAY INCLUDE KAYAKING, TOURS, PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES, FOOTBALL GAMES AND SO MUCH MORE.
{TAKE SOT}
{EDITOR NOTE: Karen speaks on ways to help your student}
< 00:50. Karen O’Brien, Cyrena’s Mom “Now that my daughter has been on the USF campus, she has found so many more resources with student connection. She has been in the library more often. They have a ASL lab, a writing lab, which has really helped her a lot and just a lot of different things you can do there. The most important thing they told us was, they said, ‘make sure your student does not just go to school, go to work and go back to their apartment. you want them to be involved.’ I didn’t think that was true at first.  I was like ‘ oh no she will be fine’. But then as you send you student off to college, you do realize that they need to be involved in something. Anything. The other thing that they told us, as parents from a distance, be very encouraging to your child. be there for them whenever they need to talk to you. If they need to tell you about a great thing in their day or the worst thing in their day. Just be there and be encouraging from a distance.”>
TRT: 01:50
{1SHOT}
USF CAN OFF YOU AND YOUR FAMILY SO MANY DIFFERENT OPPORTUNITIES. ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS USE YOUR RESOURCES. GO BULLS!

 

USF Greek Affiliated Sororities

By Cyrena Sky

TAMPA, Fla. – University of South Florida offers 50 Chapter that you can join on campus and 12 of them are Greek affiliated sororities.

Sororities offer you many opportunities for you.

“It’s basically the whole package, where you get to help other people with our philanthropies. Some that we (Sigma Delta Tau) do are PCAA, which is Prevent Child Abuse in America.”

Not only can you participate and donate towards the philanthropy your sorority you join does, but you are able to go and be active in other chapters philanthropic events.

Sororities have two different times when you can join. The first time is going to be during the first week of the Fall semester. Don’t worry too much, although this is a stressful week on its own, USF does not have recruitment on the weekdays. It is held on the weekends, so students can adjust to their classes and join something that could last a lifetime. The second opportunity for you to join a sorority it in Spring. This is what they call an informal recruitment. The process is not nearly as long as Fall recruitment, but you still end up in the home you are meant to be in. To find more information on dates, attire and more you can visit this website.

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{Greek Affiliated Sororities Can Be Your Home}
{1SHOT}
{CYRENA}
HI GUYS, MY NAME IS CYRENA AND I AM HERE TO TALK TO YOU GUYS ABOUT SORORITIES HERE AT USF.
{EDITOR NOTE: B-ROLL}
{1SHOT}
{CYRENA}
THERE ARE 50 CHAPTER HERE AT USF. 12 OF THEM BEING GREEK AFFILIATED SORORITIES.BEING IN SORORITIES ARE MUCH MORE THAN PARTYING WITH YOUR FRIENDS AND I HAVE CLARE AND LLUVIA TO TELL YOU ALL ABOUT IT.
{EDITOR NOTE: Clare speaks about sorority life}< -01:18. Clare, Sigma Delta Tau New Member “So, I joined a sorority because to me, it just the whole idea of having a sisterhood and having people you can call your family when you’re not with your family anymore is really amazing to me. its something more of you are in it forever. It’s basically the whole package. You get to help other people through philanthropies. Some that we (Sigma Delta Tau) do is PCAA, Prevent Child Abuse in America.”>
TRT: 01:13
EDITOR NOTE: {Lluvia speaks on sorority life}< -00:55. Lluvia, Sigma Delta Tau New Member “Once I joined a sorority, I saw that there were so many opportunities like Wings for Wishes, which Chi Omega sponsors. I just, I was able to see how much changes a sorority can actually make in our community. Like all these sisters that I now have that I didn’t have before. Now it feels like USF is my home not just a place you go to for classes.”>
TRT: 00:19
{1SHOT}
{CYRENA}
DURING THE FALL SORORITIES HOLD WHAT THEY CALL THEIR FORMAL RECRUITMENT. THIS IS HELD ON WEEKENDS AND IT’S A 5 DAY PROCESS.
{TAKE VO}
DURING FALL RECRUITMENT YOU ARE GOING TO HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO MEET ALL 10 CHAPTERS WITH YOUR LARGE GROUP THAT YOU ARE ASSIGNED TO. YOU ARE GOING TO BE PARTICIPATING IN FUN ACTIVITIES AND YOU MIGHT EVEN MEET SOME OF YOUR SISTERS.
EDITOR NOTE: Clare speaks about sorority life}< -00:18. Clare, Sigma Delta Tau New Member “We all love each other and support each other, it’s amazing. Im very happy to be in one. I am still a new member but so far it is going great and I cant wait to see where it takes me.”>
TRT: 00:09
{1 SHOT}
{CYRENA}
BY THE END OF YOUR FORMAL RECRUITMENT YOU ARE BOUND TO FIND YOUR HOME AWAY FROM HOME.

 

 

Broadcast News Writing

Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (FAKE INFORMATION IS GIVEN)
March 30, 2018

Contact:
Cyrena Berry
(813) 555-5555
media@fakehappyhound.com

Building Positive relationships between humans and Animals
TAMPA, FL— A psychologist at the University of South Tampa was given a $500,000 grant from the CEO of Happy Hound to start supports groups and build a relationship between humans and animals.

The grant was given to Rogers to have support groups that will help people who are afraid of dogs. While these support groups help those in fear, it should also promote responsible pet ownership so there will be benefits for both people and animals.

Marcia, Marshall is the CEO of Happy Hound and tells us, “At Happy Hound, we believe it’s important for people to establish positive relationships with dogs”.

A dog bit Roger when he was 5 years old and that changed his life. He wrote a book called, “Paws for a Moment” to tell people about the relationships between human and animal behavior. Reading this book will help you learn more about your pet as well as others.

If you would like more information about the grant or Happy Hound’s community involvement, please call me at (813) 555-5555 or email me at media@fakehappyhound.com.

About Happy Hound Company:
Happy Hound was established as a small family business in Ybor City in 1980.  Its commitment to animal health and nutrition is as important today as it was 35 years ago. Heavenly Hound Bites, its organic line of dog food and treats, is recommended by veterinarians throughout the United States. http://www.fakehappyhound.com

 

Supper is Wolf Stew for The Three Little Pigs: Interrupted Action

A wolf was in the woods on the prowl for some delicious food. He arrived at a house and blows it completely down to eat the pig that hid inside! He didn’t catch the pig who was inside, fortunately, but he did see where the pig ran. Arriving at the second house, the wolf blew and blew until he blew the second little pigs house down. The wolf filled with rage and greed stormed into the fallen house and missed both pigs this time. The two pigs scurried off to the third little pigs home for safety. The wolf followed but could not blow this house down. He climbed on the roof and as he was getting ready to enter through the chimney, the first little pig was fearful and shameful. He tells us in this moment he blurted out, “We can’t be lazy like we have been all day let’s do something!” The first little pig was sluggish and built his house of straw earlier. The second was lazy but feeling a bit more ambitious and built his house of sticks. The third house exhibited no laziness and was built of bricks. The three pigs stressed their concern about their laziness and how if they would have worked harder on their houses, they wouldn’t have been the wolf’s first target. The pigs could hear the wolf falling down the chimney but fortunately they built a fire in the chimney. The wolf fell through the chimney into the fire and as the pigs say, “supper was served”.

 

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