Day 4: From bad to great

Matthew Chow // Mosaic Staff Writer Chris Moreno plays pool in Washburn Hall.

Matthew Chow // Mosaic Staff Writer
Chris Moreno plays pool in Washburn Hall.

By Chris Moreno // Mosaic Staff Writer

Day 4 I continued to get shut out by people and I got no returned calls. Brenda Light returned my email saying she could not help me so my day started out bad.

Especially since I did not get any breakfast!!

Later in the day I just kinda sat there not knowing what to do for a while and made no progress in my story.

I had lunch at Johnny Rockets and got happy I at least had a good burger to eat and that brightened up my day a little bit.

I only have $9 left from Joes money and there is 2 days left so I’m probably gonna have to use my own money sadly.

Before leaving the newsroom I contacted Miguel one more time for an interview for his story and he actually answered! I am happy that I at least will have a good second story but I’m not sure how my first story is going to work out by deadline.

P.S… The whereabouts of Ned and his cockroach army are still unknown.

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Day 3: Slowly but surely

Mahima Dutt // Mosaic Staff Photographer

Mahima Dutt // Mosaic Staff Photographer
Chris Moreno works on story assignments at his desk in the Spartan Daily Newsroom.

By Chris Moreno // Mosaic Staff Writer

All my contacts have been shutting me out except for John Ryan which I got a decent amount of info from but I still need a lot more if I’m going to finish this story by deadline.

I really hope I can get the interview with the marathon middle school boy tomorrow so I can write about that for the NY times contest entry (that happens to be my AP HW)

My money is slowly ending I’m down to 33$ but luckily if I need anymore money I brought some of my own.  I’ve eaten Jack and the Box twice in a 3 day span but I love jack so I’m not too upset even though I rather be eating at different places around town while I can.

It’s not a Mosaic blog post unless you mention cockroaches so let’s all hope we don’t see any from now on because killing those things is tiring work especially since I’m not getting paid!

Day 2: Musings of a cockroach slayer

Christopher Moreno kills a cockroach in Washburn hall as Raphael Santa Maria watches on at San Jose State University in San Jose, Calif. on Tuesday, June 18, 2013.  (Kelly Chang/Mosaic Staff)

Kelly Chang // Mosaic Staff Photographer
Christopher Moreno kills a cockroach in Washburn hall as Raphael Santa Maria watches on at San Jose State University in San Jose, Calif. on Tuesday, June 18, 2013.

By Chris Moreno // Mosaic Staff Writer

My morning began at 1 A.M as the girls dorm decided to go to the boy’s dorm screaming after they spotted a cockroach in their dorm. Me being the smart guy I am (sarcasm) I opened the door and had to kill the two cockroach’s well one anyway the other got away.

When the newsroom stuff started I was pretty lost for the first half I didn’t get much done until after lunch. I feel like this will be a complicated week for me but hopefully I can manage.

I also just remembered I have AP homework due on Friday as I’m writing this and I will probably go freak out now so yeah.