Stephen Curry crowned 2014-2015 NBA Most Valuable Player

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On Monday, the NBA announced Stephen Curry would be named the NBA MVP for the 2014-2015 season.

Curry is the first Warrior to win the award since the franchise moved to the west coast, and only the second in franchise history joining Wilt Chamberlain who won it as a Philadelphia Warrior following the 1959-1960 season.

The MVP race between him and James Harden was not as close as people thought. Curry received 100 of 130 first-place votes. Harden, who was second in the NBA in scoring fell short of the award, receiving 25 first-place votes.

The Golden State Warriors guard averaged 23.8ppg, 7.7apg all while shooting 48% from the field and 44% from 3-point range. Not to mention Curry was the best player on the leagues best team, leading his team to a historic 67-15 record.

Curry beat out Houston’s James Harden, Cleveland’s Lebron James, New Orleans Anthony Davis and…

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How Some Students Deal with the Pressure of Finals Week at School (Final Project)

Perhaps the most awaited week of school because it’s the last, can also be stressful.  Finals week. Every person that has attended any institution of higher education has gone through the stress and have to go through the rite of passage every semester.

As students, the overwhelming responsibility of going through finals week can go smoother than expected.

According to the U.S. News & World Report, there are five ways a college student can prepare for finals:

1. Plan your schedule: Spend a few minutes writing down everything you need to do in your calendar, from doing laundry and sleeping to writing papers and studying. Time has a tendency to slip away during finals week, so plan and keep track of it the best you can. Just because you’ve been able to pull all-night study sessions earlier in the semester doesn’t mean it’s a good idea to do so now.
In most college classes, a significant percentage of your grade depends on your finals week performance. Don’t let weeks of hard work go to waste because you didn’t budget your time well during the last week of the semester.

2. Set reasonable expectations: Be realistic when it comes to planning your schedule. Allocate (and use!) time to sleep, get some exercise, eat well, and just hang out. Your brain needs a break from all the studying, so let it relax by hanging out with friends, surfing the Internet, or just mentally checking out for a while.

3. Take care of your physical self: You can’t rock that chemistry final if you’re sleep deprived, in funky clothes that needed to be washed a week ago, and fighting a cold. Treat your body kindly during finals week, and it will return the favor! Will you get as much sleep as you ideally need? Probably not. But you should get enough so that you can be mentally sharp both during your study sessions and during your exams themselves.
Allow yourself the luxury of a long, hot shower and the comfort of freshly washed clothes. It’s the little things, sometimes, that can allow you to really focus on the task at hand during a difficult exam. Make sure you feel at your physical best if you hope to perform at your mental best.

4. Eat well and get exercise: When you’re short on time, these are often the first to go, unfortunately. Technically, what you’ve eaten over the last 24 hours may count as food—but it didn’t provide much nutrition. You don’t need to visit your doctor to know how much better you feel when you’ve had a good breakfast, a respectable lunch, sensible snacks, and a smart dinner. Additionally, even a 20-minute walk around campus can do wonders for your physical and mental health. You’re in college to learn how to live an educated, examined life, so start simply and realize how important physical health is to your academic success.

5. Utilize the resources that are available to you: You don’t have to be failing or on academic probation to utilize campus resources. Take your final paper to the campus writing center to have someone look it over before you submit it. After all, what do you have to lose—other than a bad grade, of course?
Check with your department to see if there are study groups forming that you can join. Utilize any free peer mentoring or tutoring that is being offered on campus. Make an appointment with your professors during office hours to have them go over the material you’re studying, the thesis for your final paper, or any other material you want (and need!) to do well on during finals.

And lastly, if your residence hall is too noisy, head to the library at 3 a.m. Taking advantage your college library’s 24/7 schedule during finals week doesn’t make you a nerd; it makes you a wise college student who’s planning well for one the most difficult weeks of the semester.

Italian literature.

Italian literature.

Carlo studying for his Italian literature final at the SFSU library.

Carlo studying for his Italian literature final at the SFSU library.

Italian major, Kashi Betts is studying for his final at the SFSU library.

Italian major, Kashi Betts is studying for his final at the SFSU library.

San Francisco State University student, Kashi Betts discusses how he copes with the pressure of finals week at school.

San Francisco State University student, Elizabeth Carranza, gives her take on how she deals with finals week.

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The Migrant Child

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It’s Time For Some Frisbee

The video follows Kashi, a student at San Francisco State University. During his spare time he enjoys playing frisbee with his team, the Turnup Squad.
Video by Alejandro Galicia Diaz

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My Favorite 5 videos.

These E:60 videos are some of my favorite because a great amount of investigative journalism was put into them. As a viewer and fan one can see inside the life of these superstar athletes. Videos were produced by ESPN.

Green Bay Packers Aaron Rodgers talks about his tough path into the NFL.

San Francisco’s linebacker NaVorro Bowman talks about the day he learned a family secret that was kept from him his entire life.

NBA star and Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry talks about his life and rise to superstardom.

US National Team forward Clint Dempsey talks about his career and death of his sister.

Regarded as the best defensive player in the NFL, Richard Sherman talks about the day he became a public figure after the NFC Championship game against the 49ers

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For the Love of Reptiles

By Alejandro Galicia Diaz

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A Special Memento to a Grandson by Alejandro Galicia Diaz


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Assignment 1: I’ve picked KGOTV

 Alejandro Galicia Diaz
Assignment 1

      I’ve selected KGOTV/ABC 7 News as my organization website.  ABC7 does a good job of presenting its stories in various forms.  The stories on its website and/or app are presented as text, and video.  
      The reporters are very engaging with the audience.  The news station engages with its audience through 7 On Your Side.  This format allows the viewer to contact reporter, Michael Finney in the event one has an issue at work that needs to be solved and reported.  
     I have noticed on several occasions a few misspelled words.  Just recently I came across a story about Robin Williams.  His name was misspelled: Robin Willaims.  
     They’re informative and helpful. They are on top of the news which is important as a viewer.     
      Beside their few spelling errors, their overall storytelling, reporting, videos, and graphics are good. 

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Intro Blog

The main objective of why I’m taking online journalism is because I want to become more media-savvy.  With print journalism becoming a bit obsolete, and journalism moving toward online, it is important to gain skills that will allow me to create a compelling story photographs, sound bites and videos. Not just text.  I believe that at this time, a journalist must be able to perform whatever task is asked of him or her.  This class will help me learn more about that aspect of journalism.

For this semester I will be using the Nikon d3000,  iPhone 5c to take video and my DR-05 Tascam to record.  What I’ll need to learn is how to use Premiere a little more.  It is a great editing program, however, it can be a bit challenging at times for me.  

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