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Week 3 Ivansek

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This is Week 3 journal entry from Holly Ivansek, who is a student reporter for the War: Through Their Eyes, Vol. 3, Warriors & Students multimedia project.
Week 3 Ivansek

Picture of Adam after an Interview

Today I had my third interview with Adam. There were a few things that threw me off guard in this interview. The first thing was about his flight overseas. I asked him if anything was on his mind while on his flight. He told me only the music he was listening to. He tried sleeping but he was too excited. This surprised me because I think I would be thinking about a lot when flying overseas to participate in a war. I asked him what song he was listening to and he said it was Don’t Fear The Reaper by Blue Oyster Cult. He had just found the song two days before leaving.  Today was the first time I ever heard about pen flares. He accidently started a greenhouse on fire because they had pen flares to shoot instead of bullets. He said they would roll and bounce around before they would stop. I really liked how he explained them. He said, “shot this little ball of fire at somebody like you're Mario.” Super Mario Bros. is a nintendo game. In the game Mario will get a power up where he can shoot fireballs at enemies. The way he explained this using Mario, it really put an image in my head of what shooting little balls of fire could look like. After having three pretty decent interviews, I am now going to pick out the anecdotes that I want to use in my story and start looking at the way I want to structure my story. I will also start looking at the things I want to use in my three podcast I will be producing.

 

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