St. Edward's University Hilltopper News

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Serving the St. Edward's University Community in Austin, Texas


AUDIO PODCASTS

Spring Semester 2008

A Project of St. Edward's University

Jour 2328 - Broadcast Journalism


FAKE IDs:

Mack.jpgIn a town like Austin, with live music clubs and thousands of college-students, the issue of fake IDs invariably arises. Using a fake ID has been the subject of popular movies, but as Hilltopper News reporter Mackenzie Jenkins found not, fake IDs are a serious issue.


CYBER-CRIMES UNITS:

Anna.jpgCyber-crimes is a growing issue in society today, and while many would think that in a high-tech city like Austin, the police are on top of the Cyber-crime issue, Hilltopper News' reporter Anna Watson finds most law enforcement agencies woefully unprepared.


HIGH STAKES TESTING:

Eliza.jpgStudents as young as 3rd grade are subject to the state-mandated TAKS test. The test causes stress for students, teachers and parents as administers demand performance. Hilltopper News' Eliza de Ayala looks into testing, and sees that people disagree on many aspects of how they are used today.


SERVING IN IRAQ:

Thomas.jpgStatistics often cloud the information the public receives from military serving in Iraq. Hilltopper News reporter Thomas Coronado brings us the story of one family who could well be affected by these numbers.


POLITICAL REFUGEE:

Will.jpgLatin American can be a beautifully modern society, but can also be a place of political corruption and criminal activity with impunity. Hilltopper News reporter Will Parsons brings us the story of modern political refugee who was once a budding journalist in Argentina.


SOUTH BY SOUTHWEST:

Ali.jpgEach year, Austin becomes the musical center of the industry with its highy successful South by Southwest (SXSW) music festival. But there are those who say the festival has grown too large and is no longer a boon to local musicians and festival-goers. Reporter Ali Stintzi looks into the controversy.


TAP WATER PROJECT:

Isaac.jpgWhile recent media has focused on a world food crisis, for some time, international observers have been working to correct a world water crisis. And an innovative project, called the "Tap Water Project" is lending a helping hand. Hilltopper News Reporter Isaac Levy has our story.


EEYORE'S BIRTHDAY PARTY:

Kris.jpgIt's an Austin tradition that goes back to the 1960s. Eeyore's birthday began as a quaint picnic but in recent years has been criticized as a booze-fest. Hilltopper News Reporter Kris Carr has more.



Hilltopper News Audio Podcasts are a project of St. Edward's University Journalism 2328 Broadcast Journalism class taught by Prof. Alex Avila.
For Information contact alexa@stedwards.edu.
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