Thursday, January 29, 2009

Current Event Post

Here is the post where you can place your current event article review. Remember that the current event must be from a reputable site and be a fresh story.

1) Once you have read an article you will then post your article response by clicking on the comment link at the bottom of the post.

2) In the comments, you will answer the information outlined here:
a) Title of the Article / Site Retrieved
b) Who – Who is involved with the issue? (Who is impacted or who is the central figure)
c) Where – Where is it happening?
d) When – The timeline of the issue or event?
e) What – What is going on? (2-3 Sentence Summary)
f) Why – Why is this issue significant?
g) Question – A question you have after reading the article.

3) Make sure to put your name. I wouldn’t know who was commenting otherwise. If you are worried that I will not view your post you can e-mail me as a friendly reminder.


At 9:55 AM , Anonymous Dalton Pollard said...


Who: United States Navy
Where: United States
When: May 5, 2009
What: The United States Navy unveiled a new high-tech ship that can chase down pirates off the coast of Somalia faster and more aggressively than previous vessels could.
Why: The US wants to be ready for another pirate attempt to hijack American ships
Question: Why hasn’t the United States gotten rid of the pirates already?

At 9:30 AM , Anonymous Mahedi Rakib said...

Sri Lanka's top rebel 'shot dead'(BBC NEWS)

Who: Velupillai Prabhakaran, the leader of Sri Lanka's Tamil Tiger rebels.

Where: Sri Lanka

When: 18 May, 2009

What: The leader of Sri Lanka's Tamil Tiger rebels, Velupillai Prabhakaran, has been killed by the military.

Why: He was trying to flee from the last rebel-held patch of jungle in the north-east.

Question: How does the government feel about it?

At 2:09 PM , Anonymous Dylan Meisenheimer said...

U.S. to resume talks on migration (CNN news)

Who: The United States and Cuba
Where: United States
When: Sunday May 31st
What: The United States continues to talk to Cuba regarding migration and mail service.
Why: The United States has been trying to become peaceful with Cuba.
Question: When will we become peaceful to the point where Cuba and United States will become allies?

At 6:22 PM , Anonymous Micah Loyd said...


Who: Millvina Dean
Where:South Hampton
What: She is known to be the last survivor of the Titanic at 97 years old
Why: There are no more survivors so this makes her a celebrity-type person even though she didn't know she was on the ship until she was eight years old
Question: How many survivors were there in all?

At 1:09 PM , Anonymous Sierra Freckmann said...

Deputies shoot man with knife at hospital (SF Gate)

Who: Paul Hammond and two Contra Costa County Sheriff's Deputies

Where: Contra Costa Regional Medical Center

When: June 8, 2009

What: After a man had brandished a knife at the two deputies, the men shot and killed the man.

Why: They felt they were being threatened.

Question: Why would someone abuse that authority?


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