BONUS: The Best of the Best

Well, this is embarrassing. My last post wasn’t actually my last post.

To celebrate the completion of my assignment, I decided it would be fun to create a post made up of my favorites from all of my past posts from Good News, Everyone. Enjoy!

IN BRIEF (FROM 10/1/14 “LIVE FROM KIRKSVILLE, IT’S TUESDAY NIGHT!”):

-According to US health authorities, Ebola may be finally contained in Nigeria and Senegal. According to BBC News, no new cases have been reported there in almost a month. The CDC reports that the outbreak could be declared over in Nigeria next month.

-In case you didn’t know already, both the Kansas City Royals AND the St. Louis Cardinals have made it to the MLB playoffs! We’re that much closer to an all-Missouri, I-70 World Series showdown, people! (Who would you rather see win? Comment and let me know!)

-In local news, Truman State University’s long-awaited planetarium will be opened to the public on October 11. The planetarium project was begun in 2005, but a lack of funding caused the project to stall and the planetarium sat on the north side of Magruder collecting dust. Del and Norma Robison of Kirksville’s generous contributions have made the completion of the planetarium possible. The dean of science and mathematics says the facility can be used for concerts, movie nights, multimedia presentations, and even weddings!

 

TONIGHT’S FEATURED STORY (FROM 10/22/14 “GOURDIANS OF THE GALAXY”):

Let’s talk about what is perhaps the most quintessential symbol of fall in America: the pumpkin.

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Pumpkins are pretty much unavoidable in the fall, and I for one am not complaining. Not only are pumpkins great as decorations and fun to carve into jack-o-lanterns, they’re also quite good for you if you happen to enjoy eating them.

According to research at the pumpkin flesh is low in calories and packed with fiber, vitamins (A, C, E), minerals (copper, calcium, potassium), and antioxidants (beta-carotene, alpha-carotene, beta-cryptoxanthin). The seeds, too, are an excellent source of protein, fiber, magnesium, and monounsaturated fats. 

Don’t limit yourself to pumpkin pie, either (though that is one of my very favorites!). There’s all kinds of dishes you can use pumpkin for. Like did you know pumpkin lasagna was a thing?

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Despite pumpkins’ many great qualities, that didn’t stop satirical news anchor John Oliver from roasting them (pun intended) in a somewhat harsh (but entertaining) segment on his show Last Week Tonight:

However you may feel about pumpkins, I urge you to do your best to enjoy them while they last!

 

WEIRD COINCIDENCE OF THE WEEK (FROM 11/12/14 “WINTER OF OUR GOOD NEWS CONTENT”):

Kirksville was treated to a light dusting of snow last night, the first snow of this season. So what? Thanks to the social media app TimeHop, one of my college friends noticed something odd…

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Interesting.

 

PHOTO OF THE WEEK (FROM 11/5/14 ‘PENGUIN SHAPED CARS AND OTHER CRUCIAL TOPICS”):

Courtesy Popular Science

Can we talk about how cute this remote controlled car is? It’s being used by scientists in the Antarctic to read radio frequency identification tags on penguins. (Now you know the story behind this post’s intriguing title! If penguin cars were on the ballot, I would definitely vote for them. [Fingers crossed.])

 

VIDEO OF THE WEEK (FROM 10/29/14 “TRICK OR TREAT PEOPLE KINDLY”):

Speaking of homeless and impoverished people: don’t ever judge a book by its cover!! Thanks to a program called Keys to the Streets, cities in Canada are now dotted with public pianos that anyone can play. This homeless man, whose name is Ryan, taught himself how to play on this public piano in Edmonton. I think you’ll enjoy the results.

 

Hope you enjoyed my “best-of” post! Keep on the lookout for good news. Have a great week, and happy Thanksgiving!

 

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