Dog Raising: Normal Versus Service

Saint the Service Dog

     People know that there are others who need help from dogs to do things we take for granted. No one seems to ask the question of how the dogs are raised, however, and how it differs from raising a regular dog. In order to find out the differences, this reporter asked two people with different experiences in raising dogs. Continue reading “Dog Raising: Normal Versus Service”

Money Doesn’t Buy Happiness…Or Does It?

Can money buy happiness, or does the phrase ring true?

     People often say that money doesn’t buy happiness, and this age-old phrase is hardly ever argued against. The phrase itself is fairly self-explanatory. It means that no matter how much money you have, you won’t be happy simply because you have that money, because you can’t purchase happiness. No matter how rich you are, your wealth won’t cure any unhappiness in your life. But what if money did buy happiness? Hannah Turcotte and James Stanley are two individuals with opinions on this matter. Continue reading “Money Doesn’t Buy Happiness…Or Does It?”

A President Embroiled in Scandal

Presidential knowledge of political interference.  Shady business practice.  Hard-nosed journalists trying to get the truth out, despite being labeled as fake news.  This may sound as if it is coming from the political climate of today.  In reality, it is the film “All the President’s Men,” a harrowing retelling of the Watergate scandal.  A conspiracy to sabotage the 1972 Presidential election by the Republican party, it was the driving force in former President Nixon’s resignation, which involved spy games and espionage. Continue reading “A President Embroiled in Scandal”

Everyone Loves a Good Scandal

The 1970s were best known for two things: hippies and the Watergate. It is likely that most everyone has heard the story of the president who was involved in the scandal of the century. But, even more interesting than the scandal, was how the story unraveled.

Bob Woodward was a young journalist working for the Washington Post. He had been working at the Post for less than a year when the news broke about a botched break-in at the Democratic National Committee at the Watergate office complex in D.C.  Soon after, Woodward was teamed up with veteran journalist Carl Bernstein.  Continue reading “Everyone Loves a Good Scandal”

All the President’s Men: Uncovering the Watergate Scandal

The Watergate Scandal ended then President Richard Nixon’s political career.  Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein wrote the story for The Washington Post.  The story was not being reported or investigated by any other media company.  Both men played a large role in showing the American people why freedom of the press is written into the United States Constitution.  By allowing for the freedom of the press, citizens can hold their government to the same principals that it holds its people to.  During Nixon’s presidency, journalism was being threatened.  Had the duo failed, journalism could look very different today.  The American people may not have the same rights and freedoms they do today. Continue reading “All the President’s Men: Uncovering the Watergate Scandal”

An Accident of History

Sometimes the biggest stories are accidental.  Such began one of the biggest stories in the history of Washington, D.C.  It was the story of a bungled burglary, two reporters and a president.

In July of 1972, Bob Woodward, a freshman reporter for The Washington Post, was assigned to cover a burglary at the Watergate office complex.  Five men were caught after breaking into the office of the Democratic National Committee, located at the Watergate. Continue reading “An Accident of History”

Thoughts on ‘All the President’s Men’

The movie “All the President’s Men” was an interesting movie to say the least. Since the movie was based on a true story, I decided to do a little research on it. People have heard of the Watergate scandal, but it was never taught in classes. The movie did a good job with telling the story and promoting understanding.  If people watch it, they will not be confused. The movie can be a little slow-moving at times, but that means that they are trying to tell a good story. Continue reading “Thoughts on ‘All the President’s Men’”

One of United States’ Biggest Scandals

 

The events of the 1970s Watergate scandal are known as one of the most controversial events to take place with the United States government. The groundbreaking story starts with a break-in at the Democratic National Committee headquarters at the Watergate office complex in D.C. and goes up to the resignation of former President Nixon. The film “All the President’s Men” shares the Watergate story from the perspective of the two journalists who exposed the events through The Washington Post. The movie was adapted from a book written by the courageous journalists who covered the long, intensive story, Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward. These men spent countless months covering this story, putting their lives in danger. Bernstein and Woodward fought for freedom of speech and press during their time covering a story no other journalists were following because of the risk they faced. Continue reading “One of United States’ Biggest Scandals”

Tracking Down the Most Powerful Crooks

     How important can a reporter’s job become?  What consequences can a reporter’s story have?  “All the President’s Men” shows an inside look into just how dangerous and significant a reporter’s job can be.  Although the Watergate scandal is a household term today, many young people might not understand its significance or know the huge role that journalism had in bringing the guilty to justice.  This film explores the many challenges of being a journalist, although this time, a lot is on the line.  Two skilled but relatively unknown journalists, Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward, find themselves investigating crimes and accusing men at the very top of the government and intelligence agencies, including the president, Richard Nixon.  It makes a great movie but what makes it even more interesting is that it’s all true.  Continue reading “Tracking Down the Most Powerful Crooks”