#Kony2012

This is unlike my other posts. It does not relate to articles on condoms, or women’s health, or the right foods to eat. But I do believe it relates to each one of us as individuals and members of this world. I also believe it is more intrinsically important than any article I can write. This issue strikes a chord deep within me, and I can’t help but follow the trend of spreading it.

To my professors who grade my posts: I’m sorry if you do not approve, but I must write about this.

Joseph Kony is the #1 most wanted man in the world. He has been indicted by the International Crime Courts. He has committed heinous crimes against women and children for 20 years. And in this new, modern world of instant communication and technology, he is finally receiving the worldwide press he truly deserves.

Watch this video, please. Spread the word. If you do nothing else beneficial today, tonight, tomorrow, this week, or even this month… Please. Just spend 30 minutes and raise your awareness of what’s happening around you. Leave behind Kim Kardashian, Mitt Romney, and “Charlie bit me!” and pay attention to something that really matters.

Make a difference.

#Kony2012 #STOPKONY

Introductions are Necessary

My name is Kayla Overbey. I’m a student at the University of Kansas majoring in Journalism–News & Information. This blog will cover topics that I find important and interesting. I’ll be focusing mainly on Health & Food. My posts will include national studies, health tricks, and local (Lawrence, Kan.) news regarding community and university health.

The first two or three blog posts will be old articles I’ve written for the University Daily Kansan. I figured it would be a good idea to archive/log them here, for reference on credibility and previous work.

My main posts following those will be aggregate posts concerning Health & Food, reaction posts to those news links and class projects for my journalism major.

Keep in mind, while reading, that I am new to this wide, constructed world of journalism! I’m still learning. 🙂

–Kayla Overbey