“The Pregnancy Pact” Show Life Lessons:

Life lessons have been around for several years, especially for young children watching educational TV shows.  In this TV movie, “The Pregnancy Pact” dives into a controversial story which occurred in Gloucester, Massachusetts in June 2008.

Here are the life lessons high school students should take into consideration before planning children while watching this film:

  • Understand that teen boys will feel betrayed that they have been trapped by their girlfriends into becoming young parents. They want to enjoy sports, video games and other activities before turning 18 and before becoming a parent. Once you become a parent, it’s important for mothers and fathers to step in together and help each other raise the baby.
  • Do not make the decision to have a baby for YOUR own selfish reasons. It’s important for them to be planned by two people who have the financial, physical and emotional means to take care of that child.
  • Watch this film and read the controversial stories surrounding this particular issue that still pertains to high school students today.
  • Teens should enjoy partaking in extracurricular activities and not rush into having children while living under their parents’ roof.
  • Do NOT drink and smoke while pregnant because it can and will cause unborn babies to have birth defects.

“Raising Helen”Film: Public Relations

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I’ve enrolled in my first Public Relations course and what the professor taught the class thus far is something that seems recognizable in the film, “Raising Helen.” Not only do Public Relations professionals deal with advertisements but work hard to endorse, promote, sell and write speeches for every successful businesses on the job market.

In “Raising Helen,” Kate Hudson’s character worked as an assistant coordinator in the fashion industry. What her job entailed was to work with as many clients before they walked across the stage, pose for the judges and receive certain scores which can make or break their careers. Not to mention but schedule flight bookings for her clients and boss, Dominique (portrayed by Helen Mirren).

As for her second job as a cars salesman, she not only had to work with clients but had the willingness to sell used cars with confidence and carry the knowledge about the company and her job description. Advertising isn’t just enough for clients to walk in and select a car to buy. As a salesman, it’s essential to communicate thoroughly with the public, update as much information about newer vehicles as possible and address their comments, questions and concerns in a timely manner.

Public Relations in this film was used to promote and gain a basic knowledge of what two different job duties required for those companies. Lastly, in order to be rewarded for your hard work and dedication to your company, you must be willing to work patiently with the public and work from dusk until dawn. These jobs require lots of team meetings, lunch with clients and updating work on social media everyday.

Writing & Editing Stories:

As a contributing writer and photographer for my college newspaper, it’s essential to review my previous work and understand why the first drafts failed to deliver their presence online.

In other words, the following reasons why my first drafts weren’t published are: First and foremost, there are too many grammatical, spelling and punctuation errors. As with every draft you deliver to the editor, errors will pop up from each and every paragraph you write for that particular story.

Secondly, your sentences are too long and do not connect the dots. It’s essential to dissect your work piece by piece and ensure that your story does not have one too many run on sentences. Get directly to the point and move forward.

And lastly, your story sunk underneath the required word count. If you are beneath it, you will have to make some major changes in your article which means adding more paragraphs and spending more time to request information from the interviewees.

The best advice for this post is to ask as many questions in an orderly fashion after researching your subject and make some changes to your first draft before sending to the editor.

Repetitive Content From the Media Outlets Lead to Nowhere:

Repetitive content the media continues to cover on a daily basis leads to nowhere. How so? They gather the same information from multiple sources which was shared to the world several years ago. Currently, it should not be a constant reminder to everyone once more because we have serious issues ongoing around the world that need to be covered.

Not to mention but once information about the relationship between Prince Charles and the Late Diana, Princess of Wales were released on tape and in multiple newspapers, it’s now labeled as “old news.” Nothing more, nothing less. If people are interested about their relationship, dig up 1980’s – 1990’s footage from YouTube and read the newspaper clips.  The thought of bringing up depressing news about the collapsed marriage between them should be left alone because the past about their personal lives are none of our business.

Speaking of click bait headlines which affect stories that lead to nowhere, a story coming soon from Yahoo is not new. Their headline for this morning is about why Diana never wanted to be Queen and how it is touching. This story is extremely misleading because in a Panorama interview in November 1995, she said that she didn’t think she was going to become queen and assumed that many others did not want her to be in that position. What she said in the interview turned out to be sadly true but the so-called “article” should have carefully selected their headline because Diana’s quote in the article was correct yet the title was misinterpreted.

What these media outlets should do is focus less on repetitive stories where they bring up the past and aim for stories where we discuss the present and future of this nation.

From Shy to Confident & Outspoken:

With shyness, insecurity sinks deeply into your brain which can affect the process of thinking and creating innovative ideas.

As time marches forward, you will experience something rather unusual. For example, joining a college newspaper club where you will acquire listening and speaking skills, undergo interviews where each individuals have their own personalities and pick up different skills that the club requires each member to learn.

What this means is if you are shy and have not learned what it takes to become a journalist in the future, you will have a bumpy ride because the job requires the employee to become outspoken, think on your feet and prepare for a backup plan.

How you can move away from shyness is to open yourself up to the world around you, explore many places where you can ask questions and do not be afraid to change what you are now into someone you wish to become (from shy to confident and outgoing).