Friday, November 12, 2010

Sagebrush Article

Thanks to Juan Lopez for letting us share our experiences with you and The Nevada Sagebrush.


Monday, November 8, 2010

A farewell!

Throughout this journey, I have learned what it truly means to be a journalist. I have learned how to let go of the control I so desperately wish to hold on to and have found joy in just allowing the story to fold out magically in front of me. I have learned that people WANT to share their stories, bursting at the seams with narratives and insights. I have learned that a picture really does mean a thousand words. I have learned how empowering and inspirational it is for so many people to come together in a positive light. But, most importantly, I have found beauty in the unexpected buckets of mud that journalism often times throws at you, catching you off guard at every twist and turn. As reports, Molly, Max, and I were able to cover something that most viewers didn’t get the chance to see on their televisions in their cozy living rooms on September 31, 2010. We shared the happenings of the world Outside of the Gates at the Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart Rallies.

Thank you all for sharing this journey with me!
May you all fear for you freedoms and liberties while delegating the sane and insane things of today,

Interview with Wolf Pack Week

 Molly Moser shares her experience on University of Nevada's news show, Wolf Pack Week. To jump to the story, fast forward to 4:34.


Wednesday, November 3, 2010

The Colbert Report: Starring Max Wynne!

Max Wynne, dressed as Jesus, has appeared on Stephen Colbert!
Check it out a @ 2:01. Congrats Max!

What do you find sane or insane?

"I think fox is insane and the rest of the world is sane."
- Michelle Nielsen, WA

"Insane that this country does not have health care for everyone in it."
- Rand Nielsen, WA

"What's insane is the idea that the government could actually serve the people."
-Chris Alimpia, WA

"Sane is adjusting ideas and actions to changing circumstances to preserve liberty and freedom. Insane is voting for the same politicians over and over and expecting change."
-Jason Rowley

Thanks to the folks of Flight 2650!

-Molly Moser and Kimberly Mahoney

Monday, November 1, 2010

Fence hopping

Photo Courtesy/Krystal Clark
Over 215,000 people attended the Rally to Restore Sanity and the majority of them (including us) were not able to get the seats they wanted. Many rally goers attempted to jump over the gates but failed because the police caught them, although a few successfully made it through without security noticing. The only way to see the rally was to sit on top of portable bathrooms, tree branches, a tall object, a friend's shoulders, or to just accept the fact of your misfortune. Many people across the country came to the rally just to see Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert. It was amazing how people outside of the gates went to such lengths, such as sitting on top of a portable bathroom, just to see the show. I do not blame them for it but that's what I found insane.

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- Molly Moser

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Behind the Signs and Costumes

Photo Courtesy/Kim Mahoney
We arrived at the rally several hours before it was scheduled to start, but the streets were already packed. When we stepped from the metro we suddenly became a part of a stream of people rushing to the National Mall. The first person who caught our interest was Hassan Francis, resident of Bronx, New York, as he was holding a sign and gesturing violently in order to convey the impact and significance of his speech.
Francis was protesting against illegal immigration, believing that politicians were doing nothing to solve the problem, calling them “spineless and cowardly.”

“It’s about time that we stand up for our country before it’s too late,”  Francis said. After collecting a pamphlet, we continued on our way.

Photo courtesy/Kim Mahoney
As we walked to the National Mall, we met a variety of characters. Brian Craigie of Hoboken, New Jersey was adorned in pirate attire and held a sign which read “People who are different than me are scary. Keep fear alive.” Craigie said: “I’m here to have fun and maybe to tell people to take it easy.”

Photo courtesy/Kim Mahoney
 A man who wished to remain anonymous, but gave us permission to call him “V” also shared his motivation for attending the rallies. “I’m looking forward to some sanity for people to think for themselves,” he commented.

Although many people depicted grievances with government or society, there was an overall acknowledgement of desire for peace among all.

Nate Cotanch of Colorado greeted us with smiles and the promise of “Free Hugs” which radiated from his sign in bold letters.

Photo Courtesy/Kim Mahoney
“If you want a free hug, come get one,” Cotanch said.

We could all learn a lesson from this act of kindness.
- Molly Moser
- Kim Mahoney